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Is persistent abject poverty now a policy choice?

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  1. Milanovic, Branko. “True World Income Distribution, 1988 and 1993: First Calculations Based on Household Surveys Alone,”Economic Journal, January 2002, No. 476, p. 51.

  2. Speth, James Gustave. “The Plight of the Poor,”Foreign Affairs, May/June 1999.United Nations Human Development Reports (New York: Oxford University Press).

  3. Stiglitz, Joseph E. ‘Whither Reform: Ten Years of the Transition” (address to World Bank Annual Conf. on Development Economics, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1999).

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Jeff Gates is former counsel to the U.S. Senate Committeen on Finance and is author ofThe Ownership Solution (1998) andDemocracy at Risk (2000). He serves as president of the Shared Capitalism Institute (

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Gates, J. Is persistent abject poverty now a policy choice?. Society 40, 20–27 (2003).

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