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2007 Threat #01 Poverty Top Cited Authors

Authors & Experts

Following are the top published and most cited authors on poverty. We are asking them to idenitfy the top unpublished experts and invite both groups to use this wiki.

Author Articles Citations
RAVALLION M 76 1110
World Bank, MSN MC 3- 306
Development Research Group,
1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433

LICHTER DT 29 823
Cornell Univ,
Dept Policy Anal & Management,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

DUNCAN GJ 26 2612
Northwestern Univ,
Inst Policy Res,
2040 Sheridan Rd,
Evanston, IL, 60208

DANZIGER S 25 1515
Univ Michigan,
Gerald R Ford Sch Publ Policy,
015 E Huron St,
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

KAWACHI I 23 2017
Harvard Univ,
Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Soc Human Dev & Hlth,
Boston, MA

KRIEGER N 23 1976
Harvard Univ,
Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Soc Human Dev & Hlth,
Boston, MA, 02115

RANK MR 21 317
Washington Univ,
St Louis, MO, 63130

JENKINS SP 20 383
Univ Essex,
Inst Social & Econ Res,
Colchester CO4 3SQ, Essex, England

JENSEN L 19 568
Population Research Institute,
Pennsylvania State University

MASSEY DS 19 3391
Princeton Univ,
Off Populat Res,
Wallace Hall,
Princeton, NJ, 08544

NOLAN B 19 319
Natl Inst Econ & Social Res,
4 Burlington Rd,
Dublin 4, Ireland

MCLAUGHLIN DK 18 180
Penn State Univ,
Dept Agr Econ & Rural Sociol,
University Pk, PA, 16802

BARRETT CB 17 332
Cornell Univ,
Dept Appl Econ & Management,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

GAIHA R 17 146
Univ Delhi,
Fac Management Studies,
Delhi 110007, India

NEWACHECK PW 16 1270
Univ Calif San Francisco,
Dept Social & Behav Sci,
San Francisco, CA, 94118

SUBRAMANIAN SV 16 273
Center for Society and Health,
Harvard School of Public Health,
Boston, MA

THORBECKE E 16 226
Cornell Univ,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

LANJOUW P 15 176
Brookings Institution,
Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC

Brooks-Gunn J 14 2993
Child Development and Education,
Teachers College,
Columbia University,
New York, NY

DATT G 14 237
World Bank Grp,
SE Asia & Pacific Reg,
Level 19, 14 Martin Pl,
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

DUCLOS JY 14 76
Univ Laval,
Dept Econ,
Quebec City, PQ G1K 7P4,
Canada

GERONIMUS AT 14 907
Univ Michigan, Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Hlth Behav & Hlth Educ,
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

GUSTAFSSON B 14 530
Univ Gothenburg,
Dept Social Work,
S-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden

HIRSCHL TA 14 52
Cornell Univ,
Pop & Dev Program,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

SMEEDING TM 14 382
Syracuse Univ,
Ctr Policy Res,
Syracuse, NY, 13244

ZHENG BH 14 45
Univ Colorado,
Dept Econ,
Denver, CO, 80217

GARFINKEL I 13 954
Columbia Univ,
Sch Social Work,
622 W 113th St,
New York, NY, 10027

PLOTNICK RD 13 436
Univ Washington,
Seattle, WA, 98195

SAHN DE 13 274
Cornell Univ,
Cornell Food Nutr Policy Program,
3M12 MVR Hall,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

SAUNDERS P 13 1777
Ctr Independent Studies,
Sydney, NSW, Australia

TOWNSEND P 13 3179
Department of Sociology,
University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park,
Colchester, Essex, UK

WHELAN CT 13 164
Econ & Social Res Inst,
Dublin, Ireland

DORLING D 12 328
Univ Sheffield,
Sheffield S10 2TN, S Yorkshire, UK

KAKWANI N 12 525
Univ New S Wales,
Sch Econ,
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

KANBUR R 12 489
Cornell Univ,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

LIDDLE PF 12 1676
Univ Nottingham,
Nottingham NG7 2RD UK

LIPTON M 12 2473
Poverty Research Institute,
Sussex University, Brighton, UK

LOKSHIN M 12 56
World Bank, Dev Res Grp,
1818 H St NW,
Washington, DC, 20433

MALLA AK 12 408
McGill University and Douglas Hospital Research Centre,
6875 Boul. LaSalle,
Verdun, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4H 1R3

MEAD LM 12 411
NYU,
550 1St Ave,
New York, NY, 10012

SADOULET E 12 124
Univ Calif Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA, 94720

SMITH KR 12 623
Univ Utah,
Huntsman Canc Inst,
Dept Family & Consumer Studies,
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

YOSHIKAWA H 12 594
Harvard Univ, Grad Sch Educ,
Larsen Hall, Room 704,
Appian Way,
Cambridge, MA, 02138

EAMON MK 11 54
School of Social Work,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Urbana, Illinois, 61801

ELLIS F 11 533
Univ E Anglia,
Sch Dev Studies,
Norwich NR4 7TJ,
Norfolk, UK

HALFON N 11 595
UCLA Schools of Medicine,
Public Health, Public Policy, and Social Research,
Los Angeles, CA

KAPLAN GA 11 2414
University of Michigan School of Public Health
and Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

MEYER DR 11 737
Institute for Research on Poverty,
Univ Wisconsin,
Madison, WI, 53706

NORMAN RMG 11 598
Univ Western Ontario,
Prevent & Early Intervent Program Psychoses,
London, ON, Canada

OZAWA MN 11 253
Washington Univ,
George Warren Brown Sch Social Work,
St Louis, MO, 63130

WALDFOGEL J 11 555
Columbia University
School of Social Work,
New York, New York

BAULCH B 10 102
Univ Sussex,
Inst Dev Studies,
Brighton, E Sussex, England

CHEN SH 10 310
Natl Chengchi Univ,
Dept Econ,
AI ECON Res Ctr,
Taipei 116, Taiwan

DEININGER K 10 624
World Bank,
Dev Res Grp,
1818 H St NW,
Washington, DC, 20433

DERCON S 10 205
Department of Economics,
University of Oxford,
Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, UK

EVANS GW 10 1969
Univ Oregon,
Eugene, OR, 97403

HAVEMAN R 10 876
Univ Wisconsin,
Dept Econ,
Madison, WI, 53706

HOLDEN KC 10 292
UNIV WISCONSIN,
DEPT CONSUMER SCI,
MADISON, WI, 53706

JACKSON AP 10 224
University of Pittsburgh
School of Social Work,
2117 Cathedral of Learning,
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

LEVENTHAL T 10 432
Johns Hopkins Univ,
Inst Policy Studies,
3400 N Charles St,
Wyman Bldg,
Baltimore, MD 21218

MCLOYD VC 10 1605
Univ N Carolina,
Dept Psychol,
CB 3270, Davie Hall,
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

PRESSMAN S 10 90
Monmouth Univ,
Dept Econ & Finance,
W Long Branch, NJ, 07764

ROZELLE S 10 258
Univ Calif Davis,
Dept Agr & Resource Econ,
Davis, CA, 95616

SAMPSON RJ 10 3493
Harvard Univ,
Dept Sociol,
William James Hall,
Cambridge, MA, 02138

SATTERTHWAITE D 10 170
Human Settlements Programme,
International Institute for Environment and Development,
3 Endsleigh Street,
London WC1H ODD, UK

SHAW M 10 1451
Department of Social Medicine,
University of Bristol,
Bristol BS8 2PR, UK

SHEK DTL 10 507
Chinese Univ Hong Kong,
Dept Social Work,
Social Welf Practice & Res Ctr,
Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China

WACQUANT L 10 416
Univ Calif Berkeley,
Dept Sociol,
Berkeley, CA, 94720

ABER JL 9 512
NYU,
Steinhardt Sch Educ,
New York, NY,

ALCOCK P 9 173
Univ Birmingham,
Birmingham B15 2TT,
W Midlands, UK

BOUND J 9 1716
Univ Michigan,
Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Hlth Behav & Hlth Educ,
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

BRADSHAW J 9 1006
Social Policy Research Unit,
University of York,
Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK

BRAVEMAN P 9 494
Department of Family and Community Medicine
and Center on Social Disparities in Health,
University of California San Francisco,
500 Parnassus Avenue MU-3E,
San Francisco, CA 94143-0900

BURKHAUSER RV 9 771
Department of Policy Analysis and Management,
Cornell University and German Institute for Economic Research,
Ithaca, NY

CHEN JT 9 78
Department of Society, Human Development and Health,
Harvard School of Public Health,
677 Huntington Ave,
Kresge 7th Floor,
Boston MA 02115-6096

DREZE J 9 1661
GB Pant Social Sci Inst,
Allahabad,
Uttar Pradesh, India

FIELDS GS 9 865
Cornell University,
250 Ives Hall,
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901

FREEMAN L 9 448
Columbia Univ,
New York, NY, 10027

GALSTER GC 9 530
Department of Geography and Urban Planning,
Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI 48202

GELBERG L 9 464
Univ Calif Los Angeles,
David Geffen Sch Med,
Dept Family Med,
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

GILBERT A 9 1125
Univ Ottawa,
Dept Geog,
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5,
Canada

GOTTSCHALK P 9 830
Department of Economics,
Boston College,
140 Commonwealth Avenue,
Chestnut Hill,
Boston, MA 02467

GUNDERSEN C 9 43
Iowa State Univ Sci & Technol,
Dept Human Dev & Family Studies,
74 LeBaron Hall,
Ames, IA, 50011

HULME D 9 387
Institute for Development Policy and Management
Crawford House,
Precinct Centre Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9GH UK

KENNEDY BP 9 554
Harvard Univ,
Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Hlth Policy & Management,
Boston, MA, 02115

KIM S 9 1281
Institute for Health Policy Studies,
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA

PATEL V 9 570
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine;
and Chairperson, The Sangath Society for
Child Development and Family Guidance, India

PENDER J 9 75
Environment and Production Technology Division
International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

PIACHAUD D 9 279
Univ London
London Sch Econ & Polit Sci,
London WC2A 2AE, UK

RAMEY CT 9 1081
Georgetown University
Center on Health and Education,
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

ROGERSON CM 9 217
University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa

SIMON D 9 815
Univ Hosp Freiburg,
Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy,
Sect Clin Epidemiol & Hlth Serv Res,
Hauptstr 5, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany

SMITH GD 9 1566
Dept. of Social Medicine,
Univ. of Bristol, Bristol, UK

WALKER R 9 2212
The University of Nottingham,
University Park,
Nottingham NG7 2RD UK

WHITE H 9 7859
Institute of Development Studies,
University of Sussex Location:
Brighton, UK

2007 Threat #01 Poverty Top Books

Earth Threat #1: Poverty

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)
The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
1.  Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus
The list author says:
“One of top four books in the field, by a proven social entrepreneur.  Earth Intelligence Network seeks to provide the poor with micro-knowledge the way this gentleman did with micro-loans.”
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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
2.  The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
The list author says:
“The bottom billion are those in extreme poverty–living on less than a dollar or two a day.”
$22.10   Used & New from: $2.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
3.  The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  I agree with this author, who condemns the “economics” of the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization as both ignorant and destructive of developing countries.”
$11.56   Used & New from: $0.25
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
4.  Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
The list author says:
“This book really got to me.  When I realized that some people are so poor that their refrigerator is a plastic bag in the toilet water tank, I was shaken.”
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,345 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions
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A Framework for Understanding Poverty
5.  A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne
The list author says:
“Helpful.  See the end of the list for several books and two DVDs on immoral predatory capitalism that causes poverty at home and abroad.”
$19.60   Used & New from: $5.03
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion
Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
6.  Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
The list author says:
“Nobel Prize material–see also C. K. Prahalad’s book on “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.””
$10.20   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology)
7.  Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology) by Paul Farmer
The list author says:
“The title sums it up nicely.  What the rich fail to understand–which the elite in NYC understood in the 1920’s–is that poverty breeds infectuous disease, and as Larry Brilliant (Google.org) likes to point out, infectuous disease is indiscriminate–it has killed over twenty Popes, Presidents, Kings, Queens, and Prime Ministers.”
$16.10   Used & New from: $6.82
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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
8.  The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
The list author says:
“This book grabbed me.  See my longer review.  The author is correct, is you are working you should not be poor, but the reality is that we are making less now in real dollars than we did in the early 1970’s, CEOs are looting their own corportions while exporting jobs to child and sweatshop labor.  My personal estimate is that the dollar is today (2007) worth half what it wwas in the late 1980’s.”
$10.88   Used & New from: $1.41
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
9.  The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits by C. K. Prahalad
The list author says:
“Utterly brilliant.  He should get a Nobel prize.  Top billion can afford disposable sub-zero refrigerators.  Bottom four billion need a two-dollar ceramic refrigerator, two long-necked containers with an air gap between them, that when buried in the ground will keep meat fresh for five days.”
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Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
10.  Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life by Annette Lareau
The list author says:
“There is PLENTY of money, it is just badly distributed and badly managed.  Every child should be able to sleep in a clean place sheltered from the weather, not go to sleep hungry, and have clean water to drink.  This is not rocket science, it is just evil tolerated by too many.”
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A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and The Business Solution for Ending Poverty
11.  A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and The Business Solution for Ending Poverty by Philip B. Smith
The list author says:
“Excellent reference.  As soon as I can get Earth Intelligence Network pumped up, we add to this a free cell phone for every neighborhood, and free on demand education (“how do I…” via cell phone in 33 languages and eventually in 183 languages.”
$15.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor
12.  Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
The list author says:
“I found this book inspiring.  See my longer review.”
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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
13.  The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City by Jennifer Toth
The list author says:
“Wow!”
$11.53   Used & New from: $0.81
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
Poor People
14.  Poor People by William T. Vollmann
The list author says:
“Another perspective.”
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Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage
15.  Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage by Kathryn Edin
The list author says:
“Understanding Part I.”
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Second Edition with a New Foreword by Joe Feagin
16.  Ain’t No Makin’ It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Second Edition with a New Foreword by Joe Feagin by Jay MacLeod
The list author says:
“Understanding Part II.”
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Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream
17.  Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream by Arne L. Kalleberg
The list author says:
“He has no idea.  No one–no one–is eligible to be President of this great nation until they can talk intelligently about the ten threats, twelve policies, and eight challengers, while also appointing a transpartisan sunshine cabinet in advance of election, and signing the electoral reform pledge (all this and more at www.citizens-party.org).”
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Less Is More: An Anthology of Ancient & Modern Voices Raised in Praise of Simplicity
18.  Less Is More: An Anthology of Ancient & Modern Voices Raised in Praise of Simplicity by Goldian VandenBroeck
The list author says:
“Absolutely dead on.”
$12.89   Used & New from: $6.40
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor
19.  When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor by William J. Wilson
The list author says:
“Worth noting.  The poor all over the world are rushing the cities.  It’s all connected.  See especially Earth Threat #2: Infectuous Disease.”
$12.41   Used & New from: $0.63
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
Our Day to End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make a Difference (BK Currents (Paperback))
20.  Our Day to End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make a Difference (BK Currents (Paperback)) by Karen Speerstra
The list author says:
“Not serioius until we restore self-governance and start waging peace, but might as well feel good in the meantime.”
$11.21   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World's Poor
21.  The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World’s Poor by Scott Bessenecker
The list author says:
“I really admire this, and I also believe in liberation theology, which the current neo-Nazi Pope is trying to stamp out.”
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The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans
22.  The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans by Beth Shulman
The list author says:
“Right on.  If I ever have a President listen to me, there will be two tax rates for corporations: one for those that have unions, and one for those that do not.”
$12.37   Used & New from: $1.64
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities
23.  Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne
The list author says:
“I like this in part because I believe that no community should fail those who are willing to work but fall into poverty.”
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The Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business
24.  The Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business by Graham Hancock
The list author says:
“I agree with this.  See also William Shawcross, Deliver Us from Evil, on how our mis-directed “humanitarian” assistance creates black markets and prolongs civil conflicts.”
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Submerge: Living Deep in a Shallow World: Service, Justice and Contemplation Among the World's Poor
25.  Submerge: Living Deep in a Shallow World: Service, Justice and Contemplation Among the World’s Poor by John B. Hayes
The list author says:
“Worthy.  I would like to restore universal service with one big difference: not only does every American serve after high school or after college if they sign  a contract prior to entering college, but they can choose one of three paths: armed forces, peace corps, or homeland service teaching or helping the poor.  Immigrants desiring citizenship must sserve two years to qualify.”
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The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy
26.  The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William J. Wilson
The list author says:
“Useful overview.”
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One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All
27.  One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All by Mark R. Rank
The list author says:
“Bingo.”
$19.81   Used & New from: $1.74
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Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty, And Global Service
28.  Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty, And Global Service by Edward O’Neil
The list author says:
“Provocative.”
$25.51   Used & New from: $13.63
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
Understanding Poverty
29.  Understanding Poverty by Sheldon H. Danziger
The list author says:
“Helpful.”
$31.99   Used & New from: $0.63
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review) | 1 customer discussion
Promises Not Kept: Poverty and The Betrayal of Third World Development
30.  Promises Not Kept: Poverty and The Betrayal of Third World Development by John Isbister
The list author says:
“See the books on predatory capitalism at the top of the list.”
$18.13   Used & New from: $6.89
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The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order
31.  The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order by Michel Chossudovsky
The list author says:
“Important thoughtful views.”
$15.63   Used & New from: $10.43
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution and the Industrial System
32.  The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution and the Industrial System by Lionel Tiger
The list author says:
“Core book on how industrial era killed trust, kinship, and ethics.”
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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
33.  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
The list author says:
“No more than 10% of this book is flakey (working for NSA).  This is pure gold and needs to be taken very seriously.”
$10.88   Used & New from: $1.94
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (913 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
34.  The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism by John C. Bogle
The list author says:
“The author nails it–our financial system is consolidating wealth at the top, looting the commonwealth, and destroying the seed corn of our nation, educated fully employed people.”
$18.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy
35.  The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy by William Greider
The list author says:
“This brilliant book nails it–immoral predatory capitalism is killing the USA as well as the rest of the world.”
$11.73   Used & New from: $0.63
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Pathology Of Power
36.  Pathology Of Power by Cousins Norman
The list author says:
“Applies to corporations as well as governments.”
$18.95   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Corporation
37.  The Corporation DVD ~ Milton Friedman
The list author says:
“This is a MUST for every Amewrican.  Host a party and show this one week-end, and Wal-Mart the next.  Then show Bush’s Brain DVD.  See my list of serious DVDs.”
$19.93   Used & New from: $7.68
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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
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2007 Threat #01 Poverty Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

ActionAid Internationalexternal link
Founded in 1972, based in S. Africa, works with local partners to fight poverty and injustice worldwide, reaching over 13 million of the poorest and most vulnerable people over the last year alone, helping them fight for and gain their rights to food, shelter, work, education, healthcare and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. 1

European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)external link
A representative network of NGOs and groups involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Member States of the European Union. English and French, with many documents are available in other languages. 2

Inter-American Development Bank – Sustainable Development Dept.external link
Poverty & Inequality Unit – The mission of the Unit is to provide technical leadership for the Bank and its member governments in the areas of poverty reduction and promoting social equity, and to contribute to enhancing the quality of the Bank’s lending and non-lending activities so as to increase their impact on poverty reduction and social equity. 3

Overseas Development Institute – Poverty & Public Policy Groupexternal link
PPPG’s mission is to contribute through research, advice and communication to measures that work effectively towards the goal of eradicating poverty on a global scale. The research spans all aspects of public policy for poverty reduction, including “upstream” policy and management issues and “downstream” analysis of the causes of poverty and social exclusion. 4

World Bank – Poverty Netexternal link
Provides an introduction to key issues as well as in-depth information on poverty measurement, monitoring, analysis, and on poverty reduction strategies for researchers and practitioners. 5

Oxfamexternal link
Development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. 6

Development Gateway – Povertyexternal link
Working with governments, international donors and private local and global organizations, DG focuses on areas where Internet processes can deliver high impact results, such as public procurement, aid fund management, aid coordination, and the rapid exchange of lessons and best practices. 7

UNITUSexternal link
A U.S. and India-based nonprofit organization taking a hybrid approach to fighting global poverty using proven strategies from the venture capital, investment banking and strategy consulting industries. 8

Catholic Campaign for Human Development-Poverty USAexternal link
Provides facts about poverty in America as well as information on organizations, communities, and individuals addressing the issue. 9

GTZexternal link
Germany-based GTZ provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalized world. We support complex reforms and change processes. All our activities are geared to improving people’s living conditions and prospects on a sustainable basis. Site also in French and German. 10

Poverty Mappingexternal link
Maintained by UNEP, promoting the use of poverty maps in policy making and targeting assistance, particularly in the areas of food security and environmental management. 11

Eldis Poverty Research Guideexternal link
Supports the analyses of poverty and related implications of social and economic policies within Africa, Asia and Latin America. A knowledge service of UK-based Institute of Development Studies. 12

Earth Instituteexternal link
Columbia University – brings together talent from throughout the university to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world’s poor. 13

Asia Productivity Organizationexternal link
APO’s mission is to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Asia and the Pacific through enhancing productivity by strengthening competitiveness, harmonizing environmental protection, and enhancing social fairness. 14

ONEexternal link
Aims to help Americans raise their voice as ONE against the emergency of AIDS and extreme poverty, so that decision makers will do more to save millions of lives in the poorest countries by allocating an additional ONE percent of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food. 15

Third World Network Africaexternal link
An NGO which carries out Research and Advocacy on issues of social and economic policy that advances the needs and interests of peoples of African and other third world countries (especially marginalized social groups), a fair distribution of world’s resources, and forms of development which are sustainable and fulfill human needs. 16

Economic Development Directoryexternal link
Directory of websites of over 2000 economic development agencies, consultants and associations worldwide. Every website listed has significant economic development information. 17

2007 Threat #01 Poverty Forecast

PDF: Poverty

THREAT:  Poverty

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – attributed to. Lao Tzu

Poverty in the developing world should not be confused with emergencies. Anyone can have a sudden need for food and shelter (New Orleans after Katrina). International programs against “poverty” go beyond this to building the capacity of a population to maintain and grow the means of self-sufficiency.

If “real” aid is drilling wells, not bottled water, it is also about training locals to drill wells and maintain machinery. Action against poverty is now seen as a mix of Aid, Trade, Investment, Migration, Environment, Security, Technology. As well as shipping in bags of grain, it is more important to stop the war that will destroy the next crop, to invent appropriate technologies (the cow-dung radio in India), and to build local economies through investment and trade. Migration is contentious – accepting the unskilled and displaced counts as aid, but enticing every trained nurse in Ghana to London not only does not count as aid but is a negative step for Ghana.

The US is 20th in the world for aid as a portion of GDP (0.14%). 72% of this is tied aid (“with strings”) and much goes to less poor and totalitarian regimes.* US aid is perceived to be largely directed by national interest, whereas some nations, such as Denmark (first in world ranking), seem motivated otherwise – if Danish secret agendas exist they are well hidden. But in the broadest view aid is about self-interest. In Somalia, failure to understand root problems and obsession with forming a nation in a preconceived image led to a decade of bronze-age governance. Islamists now seem the only hope for stable government, and a shining hope in Africa for Taliban-style regimes. What started as an aid problem ended as a political problem because the earlier efforts were unbearably tainted with politics.

*Many facts quoted are from Center for Global Development.[USA], http://www.cgdev.org.

Near-Term:

For aid to be effective in the longer term – to be “real” – donors need to understand bottom-line causes. Some are geographical (systematic lack of water), many are social/political (enduring clan and tribal rivalries), many are simple perfidy (corrupt regimes and callous middle class elites).  In each case the solution is dictated by the cause and is often obvious. Educating policy-makers in the underlying causes of each aid case goes a long way to making aid effective.

Mid-Term:

Even blind incompetence is better than aid for doctrinaire or the wrong reasons. The top-down approach of the 1960’s – fortify the rulers and elites and they will fix their countries – is discredited for good reason. It resulted in a sudden demand for Rolls Royce cars, weapons, and deterioration in subsistence societies.  Recipients should not have to convert to Jesus – or the Danish way of life – to eat. A recent notion – fix poverty one village at a time (bottom-up) – is the most rational approach with the best chance of success thus far.

Long-Term:

Many Asian nations jumped from primitive telephone net-works to ubiquitous internet and cellular networks. This technological leap-frog awaits developing nations. The West will be burdened with 2nd or 3rd generation modalities when poorest nation will suddenly have 4th generation technol-ogies. In 10 years the West will be weighed down by old costly infrastructure (the London tube) and many “developing” nations will be growing from strength to strength driven by clean, green high-tech practices.