The Great Decline in Poverty Over Time

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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-
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