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Ending Extreme Poverty in Our Time?

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Late in his State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama made a bold claim: “In many places, people live on little more than a dollar a day. So the United States will join with our allies to eradicate such extreme poverty in the next two decades.” The question naturally becomes: Can we really end extreme poverty in the next two decades? Can the world collectively achieve a bare minimum standard of living embraced by every country around the globe?

The answer, by and large, is yes.

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This article was originally published in Foreign Policy.

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