This article is adapted from Karelis' book titled The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can't Help the Poor, published by Yale University Press in 2007.
Charles Karelis is a research professor of philosophy at George Washington University. He was formerly a professor at Williams College, director of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and president of Colgate University. He has a longstanding interest in public policy and the psychological foundations in microeconomics. Karelis earned his bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 1966 and his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University 1972.
Issue and Volume
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Persistence of Poverty,"
Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review: Vol. 10:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/esr/vol10/iss1/7