Superstition: a root cause of poverty

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One of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals for 2015 is to reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day. This effort to uplift the human race meets a very practical need, especially in a country like Turkey, where I have lived for almost 40 years, and where 18.5 million people live in poverty.

Yet if money were the solution, it’s likely that poverty would have been eradicated long ago.

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