After seeing the documentary “The End of Poverty?” you will want to buy the official companion book Why Global Poverty? It contains a director’s narrative, the complete transcript, and over 70 interviews. You can view excerpts from the various sections of the book in the tabs above.


Global poverty did not just happen.
It began with military conquest, slavery, and colonization: the seizure of land, minerals, and forced labor. It has persisted until the present as a result of unfair debt, trade, and tax policies, which the rich nations of the North have imposed on the nations of the global South — Latin America, Africa, and much of Asia. Even today, independent action by any nation of the global South may result in assassination of a leader or military intervention by the U.S. In short, geo-politics is the primary cause of global poverty.

This book shows how that system came into being. It begins with a description by the director of how “The End of Poverty?” was shot on location on four continents, interviewing over one hundred experts and poor people. A complete transcript of the film follows. Finally, over seventy full interviews — including Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson, Susan George, and Eric Toussaint — give an in-depth account of the methods of global economic domination.

Link to the Film The End of Poverty?

Purchase the Book WHY GLOBAL POVERTY?


A Georgist Perspective On The Film “The End of Poverty” www.povertythinkagain.com