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Poverty in America: Videos on the Issues

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Iqbal Quadir says mobiles fight poverty

Hans Rosling's New Insights on Poverty

In this TED talk researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.

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Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, comparing the current situation of low-income U.S. workers to "third world levels of poverty."

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The Girl Effect

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TED: Rethinking Poverty

This talk, by Natalie Warner, called Being Young and Making an Impact, is one of many TED talks that explores new and innovative ways to work on "making poverty history"  by rethinking poverty. 

Theme: Rethinking Poverty

UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures: Elizabeth Warren

Law scholar Elizabeth Warren in 2007 on the coming collapse of the middle class.  Professor Warren teaches contract law, bankruptcy, and commercial law at Harvard Law School and is a critic of America's credit economy, which she has linked to the continuing rise in bankruptcy among the middle-class.