The No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty, 2nd Edition
Written by Jeremy Seabrook.
Published in Canada in association with New Internationalist Publications Ltd. by Between the Lines, 2007.
|Why are so many people poor in a world thats richer than
ever before? Something must be wrong with conventional thinking about wealth
In The No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty Jeremy Seabrook summarizes his celebrated work on the meaning of poverty, drawing on the experience of poor people themselves in both rich and poor societies.
He concludes that the opposite of poverty is not wealth but "sufficiency." The relatively poor majority of the worlds people do not aim to be rich, but to be safe. Giving voice to those whose views are rarely sought, this guide shows that the answers lie not in economic growth and wealth creation but in a radical rethink of the way we live.
The Guides are no-frills introductions to expanding dialogues in international politics. But these small yet mighty volumes prove that a basic grasp of current events helps empower us to mobilize as citizens of the world and consumers against the status quo. Michelle Chen, War Resisters League
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