End of Poverty

CNN States: In two weeks, economic policymakers from around the world will gather in Washington, D.C., for the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings. As has been the case for the past five years, there will be much talk of economic crisis and of strategies to restore confidence, kick start growth, and create jobs.
There is growing evidence that we are on the right track, but this agenda still requires much more work.
The meetings, though, also offer an occasion to look beyond the short term crisis-fighting measures. It is a chance for leaders to adopt a long-term perspective and assess where we stand and where we are headed.
The World Bank’s official of goal is the reduction of poverty. According to its Articles of Agreement (as amended effective 16 February 1989), all its decisions must be guided by a commitment to the promotion of foreign investment and international trade and to the facilitation of capital investment.
The World Bank comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).
In the decade following the 1964 introduction of the war on poverty, poverty rates in the U.S. increased to their highest level since comprehensive records began in 1958: Though one million jobs have been created, more people are falling into poverty than ever before.
The ‘absolute poverty line’ is the threshold below which families or individuals are considered to be lacking the resources to meet the basic needs for healthy living; having insufficient income to provide the food, shelter and clothing needed to preserve health. Poverty among Americans between ages 18–64 has increased greatly since 1966. Poverty has significantly increased among Americans under 18 years old although it has risen again to 20% in 2009. The most dramatic increase in poverty was among Americans over 45. Socioeconomic safety nets”, are non-contributory transfer programs seeking to prevent the poor or those vulnerable to shocks and poverty from falling below a certain poverty level. Safety net programs can be provided by the public sector (the state and aid donors) or by the private sector (NGOs, private firms, charities, and informal household transfers). Safety net transfers include:
Food-based programs such as supplementary feeding programs and food stamps, vouchers, and coupons
Universal Income/Living Wage.
Price subsidies for food, electricity, or public transport
Public works
Rent Control/Affordable Housing
Making a Livable Society with out catering to greedy corporations and developers.
Universal Health Insurance and improved education, plus continuing education into adulthood.
On average, spending on safety nets accounts for 1 to 2 percent of GDP across developing and transition countries, though sometimes much less or much more. In the last decade[when?], a visible growing expertise in various areas of safety nets has taken place. However, even though an increasing number of safety net programs are extremely well thought out, correctly implemented, and demonstrably effective, many others face – and create – serious challenges.
The End Of Jobs:In 1995, an economist contended that worldwide unemployment would increase as information technology eliminated tens of millions of jobs in the manufacturing, agricultural and service sectors. He predicted devastating impact of automation on blue-collar, retail and wholesale employees. While a small elite of corporate managers and knowledge workers would reap the benefits of the high-tech world economy, the American middle class would continue to shrink and the workplace become ever more stressful.
As the market economy and public sector decline, economists predicted the growth of a third sector voluntary and community-based service organizations—that would create new jobs with government support to rebuild decaying neighborhoods and provide social services. To finance this enterprise, he advocated scaling down the military budget, enacting a graduated progressive tax on nonessential goods and services and unearned wealth redirecting federal and state funds to provide a “social wage” in lieu of Universal Income payments to all citizens.
The Universal Income should help us create work with out Government control. We could be usefully unemployed. Many people now create for hours on the internet. Blogs have created a abundance of Journalist jobs, movie makers, TV production, authorship, and more. Offline people create work in many ways. The traditional job is disappearing, even CEOs have stated people with jobs will be the rare exception. A Canadian initiative says the Universal Income should be $20,000 a year. This is disagreed, it should be $30,000 a year.



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