Oct. 2017 - $2.00 A Day

10/25/2017 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week!

The final of $2.00 A Day covered Chapter 5 & Conclusion [p. 129 – 174], which covers the perpetuating cycle of poverty in some areas of the U.S., and proposes potential interventions to reduce $2-a-day poverty.

Below are several responses that we thought summed up the chat well, covered themes, or contained thought-provoking questions or comments (limited to 140 characters, of course).

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section of this post or on Twitter (clicking the date at the bottom of each tweet will take you directly to that tweet on Twitter’s website). You can see the full conversation by searching “#AgBookClub” on Twitter.

Q1: What’s one thing that’s surprised you in this selection? Any key takeaways you’d like to share?

 

Q2: What have you liked (or disliked) so far about this section? The book in general?

 

Q3: Modern technology allows farms to higher fewer, more skilled workers. What effect does that have on the local economy?

 

Q4: How has the urban/rural divide contributed to the rise in extreme poverty outlined in this book?

 

Q5: Which of the authors’ (or your own) solutions do you think would make the most progress toward eliminating extreme poverty?

 

Q6: What do you see as the main barriers to implementing a comprehensive solution to reduce poverty like the one presented in $2.00 A Day’s conclusion?

 

Join us on November 8th to start our discussion of The Worst Hard Time. Week 1’s assignment is pages 1-51.

The #AgBookClub Twitter chat takes place Wednesdays at 8pm CT.

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