Poverty Power Management & Development Leadership : Poverty
The problem of poverty dominates the discussions of all world leaders. Despite the rapid and amazing advance of science and technology the problem remains unsolved. Various measures are evolved and implemented by governments all over the world to manage resources effectively and realize the maximum benefits to the people badly hit by poverty. Every country wants higher economic growth. Material prosperity has come to be recognized as an important measure of a country's success. Similarly the capacity to command wealth is considered as the measure of individual's success. While the country wants to grow in terms of national income the individual wants to prosper by commanding more resources for a higher standard of living. Government is increasingly resorting to economic planning for attaining economic growth. To achieve an egalitarian society more and varied measures are implemented. Spheres for development of industries are demarcated. Science and technology are harnessed for increasing the wealth and welfare of the community. Free education is provided to more people. Exports are encouraged to build up foreign exchange reserves. Various Acts are enacted in the legislature to regulate economic activity and to protect the weaker sections in the society. These efforts are supplemented by the contributions of international agencies like the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank providing technical and financial assistance. Despite all these efforts the problem of poverty remains and poses a perennial challenge. The growth in national income and per capita income is rendered insignificant. It is often neutralized by inflation and a growing population. Sometimes the situation worsens due to the scarcity of essential goods and services. Poverty exists at the individual and national level. When individual is the victim we call him poor. When a country witnesses the presence of a large number of such people we call it a poor country. The poor do not have the basic necessities of life viz; food, clothing, housing, education and health. They expect these to be provided by the government or some other agency. Those economically better off are in a position to provide such requirements themselves without direct government help. The latter can help anti poverty efforts in many ways.
- Paperback | 72 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.83mm | 176.9g
- 23 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Large type / large print
- Large Print
- Illustrations, black and white
About Ramaswamy Thanu
Ramaswamy Thanu (b.1934) obtained his Honors Degree in Economics from the University of Kerala and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad. He has published over thirty books. He is a Certified Management Consultant He writes books and articles combining humor, management and spirituality regularly He was a speaker at the World Parliament on Spirituality held in Hyderabad in 2012. Currently he is the Editor of a monthly E Magazine, Enlightened Entrepreneur, and Spiritual Ecology a Quarterly E Magazine, published under the auspices of The World United.