Tag Archives: Poverty

Philippa Stroud: Now that we can measure poverty, we can work together to tackle it — Conservative Home

Philippa Stroud is CEO of the Legatum Institute It was on this website, just over three years ago that I announced the creation of an independent commission called the Social Metrics Commission (SMC), with the sole aim of delivering new poverty metrics. Today, I continue to chair the SMC and I am thrilled to share…

via Philippa Stroud: Now that we can measure poverty, we can work together to tackle it — Conservative Home

Liberal California’s Poverty Rate Is Highest In The Nation — Swords of the Forgotten

 

ㅤ”Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau put California’s 2017 poverty rate at 19% — or 7.5 million state residents. That was well above the national average, which was 13.9%.” ㅤô¿ô …Apparently the Sky Scraper and Slums Party is really only about skyscrapers. ㅤFull story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. Posted on 9/14/18. See […]

via Liberal California’s Poverty Rate Is Highest In The Nation — Swords of the Forgotten

“In Government, Scum Rises To The Top” — peoples trust toronto

 

Authored by Walter Williams, op-ed via Townhall.com, Some Ideas To Think About Poverty is no mystery, and it’s easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was […]

via “In Government, Scum Rises To The Top” — peoples trust toronto

Tamihere on ‘a less equal society’ — Your NZ

I think it is difficult to pin down just what equality or inequality mean. It can be quite misleading and misused. A country in which everyone lives in poverty have a form of equality. Generally, countries in which people can and do get richer have on average improved standards of living for most people at […]

via Tamihere on ‘a less equal society’ — Your NZ

Pope condemns poor to even more poverty and deprivation — Ice Age Now

“Pope Francis has it Exactly Backwards on Climate Change,” reads the headline. “This pope has a long history of supporting the notion of catastrophic man-made global warming, writes Gregory Wrightstone. “In 2015 he wrote his encyclical Laudato Si, on climate change and man’s responsibilities to the planet as a warning to his flock of the…

via Pope condemns poor to even more poverty and deprivation — Ice Age Now

Kerre McIvor backs Hosking — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Kerre McIvor backs Mike Hosking in his attacks on whingers who earn more than $100,000 and are crying poverty: Quote: I think it’s nonsense for people to cry poverty when they’re earning more than $100,000. My colleague on NewstalkZB Mike Hosking was scathing this week of those earning six figures who were crying poor. He understood…

via Kerre McIvor backs Hosking — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hosking: $100k ‘poverty’? Or a pity party for people who can’t budget? — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

We have a theme developing that we need to be aware and wary of. And that is the idea being floated about by social agencies, and being picked up and run with with alacrity by the media, that no matter …

via Hosking: $100k ‘poverty’? Or a pity party for people who can’t budget? — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

More to do on poverty, but after they help rich kids at university first — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern is saying the government need to do more on poverty and they plan to do so. Radio NZ reports: Quote: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government has more work to do when it comes to helping the country’s poorest families. The Child Poverty Action Group has raised concerns about the $5.5 billion…

via More to do on poverty, but after they help rich kids at university first — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Why You are better off than the Richest Man in Human History — Explanatory Conservatism

According to Business Insider, the richest man of all time was John D. Rockefeller. Adjusted for inflation, he had a net-worth of over $300 billion. If he traveled to some lifeless rock in the Pacific Ocean and declared sovereignty today, he would replace oil rich Venezuela as the 37th richest country in the world, with […]

via Why You are better off than the Richest Man in Human History — Explanatory Conservatism

Something seems amiss — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Sometimes it’s the things not said that end up revealing the most. For example: Has anyone noticed that ever since the new Government took power there have been very few, if any, stories in the MSM about families with kids living in cars? I seem to remember this being an almost constant running theme on a…

via Something seems amiss — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Shift from targeting Maori to targeting the poverty — Your NZ

Bryce Edwards looks at a shift in Government shifting from race-based (Maori) targeting to a more universal approach to dealing with poverty, but they say that as Maori feature in the deprivation statistics they should benefit the most. Is this related to Winston Peters’ past attacks on Whanau Ora, with Labour now quietly accommodating his […]

via Shift from targeting Maori to targeting the poverty — Your NZ

In the New Zealand context what is poverty really? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When I was a child I wore some new clothes but I also wore hand me downs. My family wasn’t poor. My Mum bought cracked eggs from the farm to save money. My family wasn’t poor. She bought lamb flaps and turned them into mince with a hand mincer to save money. My family wasn’t poor.…

via In the New Zealand context what is poverty really? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

“Every Child Deserves the Best Start in Life” – Jacinda Ardern — Right to Life New Zealand

Right to Life applauds the Prime Minister’s commitment to ensure that every child in New Zealand gets the best start in life. This commitment was made on the 12 December 2017 when she announced that she was proud to announce that her government’s plans would lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021. It is…

via “Every Child Deserves the Best Start in Life” – Jacinda Ardern — Right to Life New Zealand

The Labour government’s pattern of behaviour — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I am seeing a pattern of behaviour from our new government that started with how they dealt with child ” poverddy” and now has continued with how they are dealing with the Meth Testing of State houses. The pattern is a simple one. If the current method of assessing the issue is giving results that…

via The Labour government’s pattern of behaviour — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

If you make lemonade from lemons what do you make from chickpeas and tomatoes? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It might be the season for giving, but please, no more tinned tomatoes. These, along with lentils and beans, are some of the items charities would rather do without, however desperate they are for food donations. Auckland-based refuge charity The Aunties has issued an outright ban on tinned tomatoes, saying they are useless for the women and…

via If you make lemonade from lemons what do you make from chickpeas and tomatoes? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

On canning Kidscan funding — Your NZ

RNZ: KidsCan may lose govt funding: ‘Children will go hungry’ The charity, which has been in operation for 12 years, provides food, clothing and healthcare to 168,000 children across 700 New Zealand schools. Executive Julie Chapman told Checkpoint with John Campbell she was told last week by Oranga Tamariki / Ministry for Children that it would lose […]

via On canning Kidscan funding — Your NZ

Short term negative trends — Your NZ

Neoliberalism and capitalism have a lot to answer for! https://t.co/3hiSV1ms4N — David Farrar (@dpfdpf) December 6, 2017 This figure is quite amazing. Never ever before has the world changed as it has from 1990 to 2015.#mindbogglingHt @bill_easterly pic.twitter.com/b1yXfDNEwD — Dina D. Pomeranz (@dinapomeranz) December 5, 2017 There were a number of comments criticising the short […]

via Short term negative trends — Your NZ

Poverty group: work not a solution, wants ‘unconditional welfare’ — Your NZ

In response to the proposal by Shane Jones to get ‘the ne-er do well nephs’ off the couch and into work, Auckland Action Against Poverty says that it will fail to address unemployment. They suggest that “we need to start thinking towards unconditional welfare and less about work as the solution to unemployment”. Work-for-the-Dole Will […]

via Poverty group: work not a solution, wants ‘unconditional welfare’ — Your NZ

Pokies ‘taking food out of the mouths of children’, says GP Lance O’Sullivan — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 26 November 2017Family First Comment: Well said, Dr Lance O’Sullivan Children are being left to wait outside Kaitaia pubs while their parents are inside gambling – parents who could ill-afford to lose $100, says former New Zealander of the year, and Kaitaia GP, Lance O’Sullivan. Yet it was a problem that was “so simple to…

via Pokies ‘taking food out of the mouths of children’, says GP Lance O’Sullivan — Family First NZ

Fair question: If students are worth $50 a week more, why not children? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Please Sir, can we have some more? Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the Government’s recent announcements to ease student hardship by a $50 increase in allowances on 1 January, 2018, and urges Parliament to address children’s needs with similar urgency. Christmas is fast approaching, and charities are gearing up to support families in need,…

via Fair question: If students are worth $50 a week more, why not children? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Does welfare spending reduce the poverty rate? — Kiwiblog

The Federalist reports Tom Coburn: However, they are probably less inclined to concede that the constant growth of the welfare state produces inversely diminishing returns. “In 1966 when the massive means-tested entitlements to address the poor began, the overall poverty rate in the United States was 14.7 percent,” Coburn notes. “In 2013, and more than…

via Does welfare spending reduce the poverty rate? — Kiwiblog

Is there really poverty in New Zealand? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The government we have now liked to bang on about eliminating poverty while in opposition. Though, I see now Jacinda Ardern has changed that from eliminating child poverty to merely reducing it with her ministerial title. If we really did have poverty you’d think that it would show up in some recognised world wide indices…

via Is there really poverty in New Zealand? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Fairfax should be ashamed — Kiwiblog

I blogged yesterday on how Fairfax had a story on Lynlie Beazley. It trumpeted her as the “face of poverty” in New Zealand. It ran a story entirely sympathetic to her claiming she had to survive on just $22 a week for food, and portraying this as all the fault of the Government. My original…

via Fairfax should be ashamed — Kiwiblog

Metiria Turei: ‘system broken’ — Your NZ

At a modest ‘poverty’ rally yesterday Metiria Turei said that the welfare system was broken. But before the Greens fix it do they have to fix themselves? The Green bubble appears to be broken. A fairly green Standard posted Rally Against Poverty – join Metiria Turei and Marama Davidson yesterday morning… Saturday 16 Sept 2.30pm, Otara Town […]

via Metiria Turei: ‘system broken’ — Your NZ

Have the Greens given up on Metiria? — Your NZ

Since resigning as co-leader and withdrawing from the Green list Metiria Turei has been out of the political spotlight. She gets a glimmer of attention from Newshub in Decision 17: One week to go: Green Party MPs Marama Davidson and Metiria Turei are also in Otara at a rally against poverty. It will be one […]

via Have the Greens given up on Metiria? — Your NZ

Questions for Jacinda on housing, tax and poverty — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

One reader emailed me with this question for Jacinda Ardern: I currently live in what the snowflakes tell me is poverty. I can never hope to own a ‘family home’, but I do hope that one day I can afford to buy a small piece of land out in the country on which I can…

via Questions for Jacinda on housing, tax and poverty — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The rise of Marama Davidson — Your NZ

Marama Davidson has had a rapid rise in politics. She is now the second ranked Green MP, and has just been given the responsibility of heading the Green campaign against poverty. She is known as a social justice activist. Davidson has been in Parliament for less than two years. She missed making it in 2014 […]

via The rise of Marama Davidson — Your NZ

Turei the victim — Your NZ

The Green Party has been badly compromised by the Metiria mission in which she used her life experiences as a solo mother to promote pro-beneficiary anti-poverty policies. When Metiria Turei started her confession based campaign against poverty and the pressures imposed on beneficiaries she got quite a bit of sympathy and support, and this was […]

via Turei the victim — Your NZ

Do you want the good news or the bad news? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

How the media covers statistics can be very revealing as statistics can be used creatively to show whatever you want to show. A TV1 news report said that the bad news is that statistics have revealed that there were 135,000 kids living in poverty in 2015. The good news, however, was that the Government household incomes…

via Do you want the good news or the bad news? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media