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Ending Global Extreme Poverty, Inequality Possible

New York Times: The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a Secret
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist

“…The world’s best-kept secret is that we live at a historic inflection point when extreme poverty is retreating. United Nations members have just adopted 17 new Global Goals, of which the centerpiece is the elimination of extreme poverty by 2030. … I write often about inequality, a huge challenge in the U.S. But globally, inequality is diminishing, because of the rise of poor countries. … The challenge now is to ensure that rich donor nations are generous in supporting the Global Goals — but also that developing countries do their part, rather than succumbing to corruption and inefficiency. … So let’s get down to work and, on our watch, defeat extreme poverty worldwide. We know that the challenges are surmountable — because we’ve already turned the tide of history” (10/1).

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