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Letters: The real root causes of poverty

  • The Jakarta Post

| Tue, March 2 2010 | 11:24 am

In response to your editorial of Feb. 27, poverty exists everywhere and its root causes are ingrained in our human psyche. The Indonesian style of poverty is endemic to all tropical-based cultures. For thousands of years or more, tropical inhabitants had everything they needed for basic survival.
On the contrary, in most of the Northern hemisphere, the situation was totally different. Peop...