Money and class not only indicate what the world has already given you, but often suggest what the world is willing to offer you. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. This, too, must be counted. It transfers money from the real economy to the banks Businesses are also in a similar situation.
Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time. The three most common measures are income, assets meaning accumulated wealth in the form of money, securities, and real estateand socioeconomic metrics.
This is especially true of the rural poor, for instance in Appalachia, and for the physically, emotionally, and mentally disabled poor.
Also, many poor Americans do live without adequate nutrition, shelter, and health care. If we want to tackle inequality, we need to change the way that money is created. It might have been these kinds of institutions that prompted over 20, people across more than 20 countries to state that a common experience in their poverty was powerlessness.
How do we measure poverty?