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The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

In the new book "The Locust Effect" by Gary A. Haugen, the topic of how violence effects the lives of those living in poverty-stricken areas and how the eradication of violence would better their lives is discussed.

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Violence is everywhere, but in most poverty-stricken areas it is much worse than the world is aware of. In some places, people are unable to obtain justice and live normal lives, mostly because of a weak and/or corrupt justice system. This might be difficult to grasp for the people living in developed areas, but it is still ever so present. 

According to Haugen, the key to lessening poverty and making the world safer is getting rid of violence. I believe in this wholeheartedly. Every single human being on the planet deserves to have a feeling of security and the ability to have rights. In the video "Everyday", it shows a summary of the message Haugen attempts to get across. Spreading the word about the "smaller world's" violence issues is step one is making the world a safer and empowering place for men and women. 

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