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Pauper

A very poor person, especially one reliant on government benefits or charity. A pauper may be able to file a lawsuit without paying filing fees.
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Kautsky was among the first to understand and to admit, albeit indirectly, the fallacy of the Marxian pauperization law.
Central factors contributing to the formation of this negative ICTY perception include: the Serb commitment to Yugoslavia, popular Serb perceptions of Europe, forced democratization, and the pauperization of Serbia.
Anxious as usual to ward off possible criticism, Hadassah emphasized that the program was educational and "involves no pauperization.
Progressive Faith Responses to the Pauperization of African People: The Case of Kenya and the National Council of Churches in Kenya
THE PAUPERIZATION OF women in the name of the sanctity of motherhood flies in the face of the Jesus who overturned tables in the temple, contended with Pilate in the palace, and chastised Peter to put away his sword.
Community development was at best seen as a palliative, at worst, an agent of capitalist penetration and increased pauperization of the poor (Lappe et al 1998).
Second, the sanctions have led to pauperization of the population, mass emigration, breakdown of the social system and deprivation of the middle and professional classes.
In their introduction to this publication, Wineman and Butzel stated, "Six million Jews overseas face persecution, pauperization.
As might be expected, the list of the capitalist colonial state's sins is long: pushing cultivation, particularly in the form of plantations, deeper a nd deeper into jungle areas and arrogating to itself the rights to what remained of cattle-grazing and forest land; criminalizing nomadic pastoralism and suppressing shifting cultivation, and considering settled agriculturalism the hallmark of civilization; expanding large-scale irrigation without regard to a lowering water table and its adverse consequences; commercializing resources at the expense of local communities, with a resulting pauperization and reduction to labor of previous self-sustaining groups, favoring local capitalists at the detriment of agriculturalist, fishing, and other communities.
Clarke characterizes that model as based upon "the pauperization and demoralization of the population through a spell of unemployment to prepare them for employment in the private sector.
Now it is clear that Marx and Engels underestimated the rate of globalization and consequently overestimated the ensuing pauperization of the proletariat.
Concentration of wealth--and the concomitant pauperization of the majority--occurs even in an environment of overall economic growth.