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Radically rethinking the way we fight poverty.

Why would a man in Morocco who doesn’t have enough to eat buy a television? Why is it so hard for children in poor areas to learn, even when they attend school? Does having lots of children actually make you poorer? Answering questions like these is critical if we want to have a chance to really make a dent against global poverty.

Based on our work and that of many others, we try to do that in our book. This website provides supporting material: informative slideshows, material for teaching the book, supporting data, and links to researcher and organization websites. Feel free to delve in and learn more.

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