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Why fight poverty?

Politicians and leaders should also read Unwin’s book, in which she calls for ‘a new agreement that recognises a shared interest in reducing poverty' and a more rational discussion about the sort of society we want to address ‘the greatest social challenge facing social policy in the twenty first century and to maximise the skills and contributions of all our citizens’. Unwin is right that this is one of the greatest challenges for social policy. ...

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