To what extent is poverty the fault of the individual?

Author: Ying
School: Raffles Institution
Year Written: 2020
Grade: A

Every
three seconds, a child dies of poverty. With 5% of the world’s income
distributed in the hands of 95% of the world’s population, poverty is indeed
one of the scourges of mankind that has been plaguing society since time
immemorial. To state that poverty is the fault of the individual is to connote
that the poor have full control over their plight and therefore, should bear
full responsibility for it. However, more often than not, the poor are born
into their financial situation by a slew ...

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