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On the streets

An indigenous girl in Bolivia finds the streets to be her playground.

On the streets

On the streets

Clifford Cobb

Clifford Cobb of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

Clifford Cobb

Clifford Cobb

Brasil

Cane cutters in the field in the north eastern region of Brasil.

Brasil

Brasil

Kenya

An impoverished family in Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya, struggle near Nairobi.

Kenya

Kenya

Maria Luisa Mendoca

Founder of Rede Social speaks on the slave-like conditions of Brasils cane cutters.

Maria Luisa Mendoca

Maria Luisa Mendoca

Venezuela

Venezuelan farmer speaks of his financial hardship.

Venezuela

Venezuela

Cannes, France – May 18, 2008

Les flicks try to stop the protestors from ATTAC and other organizations.

France

France

Kenya

Kenyan tea pluckers struggle to feed their children.

Kenya

Kenya

Susan George, Philippe Diaz and Eric Toussaint.

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Susan George, Philippe Diaz and Eric Toussaint.

Susan George, Philippe Diaz and Eric Toussaint.

Susan George

(No relation to Henry George)

Susan George

Susan George

As a collaborator with Cinema Libre Studio in the production of “The End of Poverty?” the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation (RSF) hopes you enjoyed watching the film and that it has raised a number of questions in your mind. If you have not yet seen the film, please go to www.theendofpoverty.com and click on the link to find showings and/or to purchase the DVD. Until you have seen the film, parts of this website will not fully make sense.

The purpose of RSF is to introduce the ideas of Henry George, a late 19th century economist and social reformer, to the public. “The End of Poverty” opens with the question Henry George asked more than a century ago: Why does poverty become a deeper problem as a society becomes more prosperous? That is the fundamental paradox he raised in Progress and Poverty, which sold millions of copies in over a dozen languages. Until 1917, his philosophy was regarded as the primary radical alternative to Marxism…..

A simple way of describing George’s core insight is to say that the rich-poor divide largely corresponds to the division between those who own real estate and natural resources and those who do not. In developing countries, the rich own agricultural land and mineral resources. In developed countries, they own urban real estate (worth trillions of dollars) and the stocks and bonds of corporations that own either urban real estate or mineral wealth. The poor then work for the rich in a market that is rigged to keep them poor because of unequal ownership.more…

Companion guide to the movie “The End of Poverty”
Why Global Poverty?
By Clifford W. Cobb & Philippe Diaz

2 Responses to home

  1. pete montallana says:

    thanks for your film which i downloaded from the you tube. that has help us a lot to open up the minds of people why we are poor. your analysis is true for the philippines. I work for the urban poor, indigenous people and for the ecology – pete

  2. jake says:

    Great movie!

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