The debate "In developed first world nations most not all poverty is self inflicted" was started by
June 11, 2015, 12:59 pm.
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jonatron5, toughgamerjerry, WesleySr, PlatypusParty, R3dD0g and 4 visitors agree.
PsychDave, Sosocratese, felix and 2 visitors disagree.
Nope, all developed countries have forms of capitalism, therefore poverty is a necessary condition of those societies.
I don't have statistics, so I can't definitively say it is not, but from my experience a great deal of it is due to mental illness.