The Great Decline in Poverty Over Time

We must understand the conditions which led to human flourishing and utilize the knowledge and tools at our disposal to encourage its further propagation. By Tony Morley | @tonymmorley“He related the case of one woman whose two little boys, freezing and on the brink of starvation, had been caught stealing food. When a policeman took the boys home, he found the mother with six other children 'literally huddled in a little back room, with no furniture but two old rush-bottomed chairs with the seats gone, a small table with two legs broken, a broken cup and a small dish. On the hearth was scarcely a spark of fire, and in one corner lay as many old rags as would fill a woman's apron, which served the whole family as a bed.” – Friedrich Engels, Condition of the Working-Cl
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