Unheard-voices on The Guardian

Poor people want to be poor, they say. Really?

The failure of so many people to empathise with the reality of life for poor people is a major barrier to poverty reduction Speaking at a business meeting recently, I was reminded of a deep-seated instinct common among the elite, political and educated classes that continues to prevent many countries from addressing historic inequalities and progressing on poverty reduction: that it is the poor's own fault that... read more