Vol. 6 No. 2 (2016): Vol 6, Iss 2, Year 2016

Hungry people in the rich world-a study of poverty turning lethal

Hasnan Baber
Assistant Professor Department of Management Studies Central University of Kashmir
Published June 30, 2016
  • World poverty, Hunger, Eradication, rich, poor
How to Cite
Baber, H. (2016). Hungry people in the rich world-a study of poverty turning lethal. Journal of Management and Science, 6(2), 176-185. https://doi.org/10.26524/jms.2016.15


America is the richest country in the world. And yet tonight, thousands of your neighbours will go to bed hungry. It may be your child's schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach. Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn't make ends meet. Perhaps it's an elderly neighbour who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries. The faces of hunger are as broad as the faces of America- David Nasby, General Mills Over 1.2 billion people - one in every five on Earth - live on less than $1 (U.S)a day. We're getting fatter and fatter in America, as well as in most of the rest of the world. Of course there are some starving people who don't have enough to eat or to sustain themselves, and this is a serious problem that should be addressed. Poverty does not have one clear definition. It is a complicated, multi-faceted concept. For this paper the term 'poverty' will be used to mean a lack of access to basic resources including food, clean water, sanitation, education and capital. Indeed, hunger is the worst manifestation of poverty and it will persist as long as poverty exists but Are people only hungry for food? No!. People are hungry everywhere, some for money, some for property, some for lust, some for love, some for power. As long as there is a desire for more and more, hunger cannot be eradicated. Hunger for food is fatal but equally debatable issue as other hungers of world. You give food to poor because they are hungry, they will be more hungry for better food then. Hunger is immortal but poverty can be murdered. The world has made great strides in the struggle against poverty, but we're a long way from realizing the benchmark of the Millennium Development Goals to cut in half by 2015 the proportion of people who suffer poverty. Growing population is not the cause of poverty, money is enough in the world infact more than it would have been but it is the distribution which is flawed. Richer getting richer and poorer getting poorer, it is not the mistake of poor or the luck of richer but the system itself which was created to make such difference whether it is brettonwoods conference or Americas plan to capture oil contented nations. The aim of this paper will be to prove, it is poverty alone which can be eradicated from the world by different mechanisms and policies for which every country should stand and deliver its part but not the hunger of desire to have more and more.


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