A triumph of cosmopolitan argumentation for a global system ofjustice this book has been and will remain a standard for allstudents of poverty and human rights human rights review if only everyone living in affluent nations were to readworld poverty and human rights pogges combination ofrigorous moral argument and judicious use of the . World poverty and human rights cosmopolitan responsibilities and reforms is a 2002 book by thomas pogge in the book pogge explains that the poorest 44 percent of humankind have 13 percent of global income and their purchasing power per person per day is less than that of 215 in the us in 1993 . Thomas pogge world poverty and human rights cosmopolitan responsibilities and reforms cambridge polity press 2008 pp 218 22 however argues that the us government is partly responsible for many harms suffered by inhabitants of less developed nations. 4 thomas w pogge world poverty and human rights cosmopolitan responsibilities and reforms cambridge polity press 2002 all in text citation references are to this book 5 for a fuller reading of lockes argument see pogge world poverty and human rights ch 5. Some 25 billion human beings live in severe poverty deprived ofsuch essentials as adequate nutrition safe drinking water basicsanitation adequate shelter literacy and basic health care onethird of all human deaths are from poverty related causes 18million annually including over 10 million children underfivehowever huge in human terms the world poverty problem is tinyeconomically
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