Why are some countries poor?
Debunking Economics - the podcastOctober 18, 2023x
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Why are some countries poor?

A simple challenge on the podcast this week – how do you fix world poverty? When he was President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim set a target of ending world poverty by 2030. In 2019 just 8.4 percent f the global population were living in extreme poverty. Sadly, the pandemic added another 70 million people live below the extreme poverty line, lifting it to 9.3 percent of the global population. World leaders seem more intent on fixing the short-term issue of illegal migration rather than fixing the core issue of why people are escaping to the west. This week Phil and Steve discuss why some countries are poor and what we can do about it.

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