Bottom Billion & Social Experiments To Fight Poverty TedTalk Video Review

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1. The “bottom billion” by Paul Collier:

2. Social experiments to fight poverty by Esther Duflo:

What is your main take-away from each? Do you agree or disagree with their findings? Discuss.

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The “bottom billion” by Paul Collier
In the bottom billion, Collier addresses the question of why the countries that are poor are
failing and what can be done so as to eradicate poverty in those countries. E illustrates that a
change must come from the poor countries since they are at the bottom of the pyramid in order to
bring change in the society. He argues that there are 5 billion people who are well off and 1
billion people who live in poverty. He explains that the lower developing countries are
experiencing the downfall due to increased poverty as a result of economical defects even after
be given many foreign aids (Collier, 2019).
In his arguments, he deals with four parts which are conflict, natural resources, being
landlocked, and bad governance of how countries get stuck in poverty. I agree with his four parts
since in many parts of...

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