Tag Archives: Poverty

November 14, 2014: Orthodox leader asks Pope to help find kidnapped bishops in Syria – from The Vatican-ROME REPORTS in English


Orthodox leader asks Pope to help find kidnapped bishops in Syria

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Pope Francis sends a message to Davos elites — they’d do well to listen – Business & Economics – Catholic Online


Pope Francis has called for the world's wealth to serve man, rather than for man to serve wealth.

Pope Francis has called for the world’s wealth to serve man, rather than for man to serve wealth.

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NEWS: SWISS TO VOTE ON INCOME FOR ALL, JOB OR NOT


Swiss to Vote on Income for All, Job or Not

The Swiss people will soon vote on whether to adopt a plan that guarantees a basic income to all legal residents, working or not. If passed, every adult in Switzerland will receive a monthly income from the state in the amount of 2,500 Swiss francs, the equivalent of 2,800 US dollars. Supporters of the scheme say it will provide residents with a financial safety net, eliminate poverty, and afford people the freedom to pursue their passions rather than a paycheck, but opponents worry that it will deincentivize working and create a nation of loafers. More… Discuss

 

POVERTY BURDENS THE BRAIN AND CUTS IQ


Poverty Burdens the Brain and Cuts IQ

Research on sugarcane farmers in rural India and low and middle-income shoppers at a US mall suggests that financial concerns tax the brain, leading to a drop in cognitive function. Worrying about money costs people up to 13 IQ points—an effect comparable to missing an entire night’s sleep—and makes them more prone to errors, which in turn can exacerbate their financial problems and make it even harder to escape from povertyMore… Discuss