How to underestimate absolute poverty (Thomas Pogge)

Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University, Thomas Pogge, talks about the weaknesses in World Bank and UN estimations of absolute poverty (see UN goal of halving extreme poverty has been achieved, or has it? (UN, WB)). He provides an excellent explanation to an audience of non-economists (see also World Bank poverty line calculations are bankrupt (Sanjay Reddy), or for a short versions of the argument, see What is happening to poverty? (Rammelt and Surace) or Myth and reality of poverty (Me)).

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