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About Canada: Poverty

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by Jim Silver

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In About Canada: Poverty, Jim Silver illustrates that poverty is about more than a shortage of money: it is complex and multifaceted and can profoundly damage the human spirit. At the centre of this analysis are Canada’s neoliberal economic policies, which have created conditions that make a growing number of people vulnerable to low income, vanishing public services and poor physical health. Silver also highlights the ways in which poverty is intimately connected to colonialism and racial and gender discrimination, and finds that the political and economic policies enacted by the Canadian government serve only a powerful minority, while producing a range of negative outcomes for the rest of us, especially the poor. Silver points out that the costs of poverty are higher than the costs of solving poverty, and he lays out an achievable strategy for its dramatic reduction in Canada.

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Publisher: Fernwood Publishing Co. Ltd.

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  • File size: 1049 KB
  • Release date: June 21, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781552667200
  • File size: 1049 KB
  • Release date: June 21, 2016

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In About Canada: Poverty, Jim Silver illustrates that poverty is about more than a shortage of money: it is complex and multifaceted and can profoundly damage the human spirit. At the centre of this analysis are Canada’s neoliberal economic policies, which have created conditions that make a growing number of people vulnerable to low income, vanishing public services and poor physical health. Silver also highlights the ways in which poverty is intimately connected to colonialism and racial and gender discrimination, and finds that the political and economic policies enacted by the Canadian government serve only a powerful minority, while producing a range of negative outcomes for the rest of us, especially the poor. Silver points out that the costs of poverty are higher than the costs of solving poverty, and he lays out an achievable strategy for its dramatic reduction in Canada.

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