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  1. Tom Papworth
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    One of the most interesting things I learnt was that the "Severely poor" (those with incomes of <40% of the median) were generally not the ones about which we should worry.

    Those on the lowest incomes seem to consume as much as the median, becasue their situation is temporary. They are the students, recently unemployed and self-employed having a bad year who have small or

  2. Process Guy
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    Yes, I thought that point was an interesting challenge to the way we usually talk about poverty.

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