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Counting money

Which would you rather live in, a world where the poor pay for the rich, or where the rich pay for the poor? PICTURE: Alexander Grey/Unsplash  For most of history the poor have paid for the rich. That is, the rich lived off the poor – servants, slaves, tax, rent. Christianity challenged that and called on the […]

Social welfare has lifted 50 million out of poverty, World Bank says

Thomson Reuters Foundation About 50 million people have escaped extreme poverty because of social safety nets, from pensions to feeding programs, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Although more welfare programmes are being introduced, including cash and public works, only 2.5 billion people worldwide are covered, despite their substantial contribution to a global goal to […]