Lant Pritchett, Harvard professor and former World Bank economist, recently reviewed common misconceptions about poverty during the Wheatley International Affairs Conference. Julian Omidi reviews how this speech may change your views on poverty.
After receiving his Ph. D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lant Pritchett went on to work for the World Bank from 1988 to 2000 and again from 2004 to 2007, and has served as a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
At the Wheatley International Affairs Conference in Sundance, Utah, Dr. Pritchett gave a speech addressing global poverty and the misconceptions that even those involved in the struggle against may have. Here are some of the points that he made during his speech:
To learn more about the speech you can visit Deseret News to read a further synopsis.
What do you think about Dr. Prtichett’s address? Do you believe that these are problems that need to be addressed or is he wrong? Leave your comments below.