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Pauper

An impoverished person who is supported at public expense; an indigent litigant who is permitted to sue or defend without paying costs; an impoverished criminal defendant who has a right to receive legal services without charge.

PAUPER. One so poor that he must be supported at the public expense.
    2. The statutes of the several states make ample provisions for the support of the poor. It is not within the plan of this work even to give an abstract of such extensive legislation. Vide 16 Vin. Ab. 259; Botts on the Poor Laws; Woodf. Landl. & Ten. 901.

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Had Marx wished to study the impact of the above-mentioned circumstances on the pauperization law, he would have noticed that not all of them are particular and changeable, i.
In contrast to the insufficiency of demographic accounts to explain the growing pauperization of the working class, Marx argued that "Capitalist production can by no means content itself with the quantity of disposable labor-power which the natural increase of population yields.
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It is possible to speculate that one of the more insidious consequences of the politics of displacement during the Moi era was the pauperization of many members of the Kikuyu ethnic group, who had been key beneficiaries of the old order; and therefore the prevalence of criminal elements, in the literature under discussion, whose identity is Kikuyu, as their names suggest.
Chang argues that the government will be overwhelmed by several critical dilemmas: pauperization of the countryside; creation of bad debts in the banking system; accumulation of local government deficits; underfunding of the social security system; destruction of the environment; corruption in all aspects of society; and, the most prominent problem, erosion of essential social services.
For hundreds of millions of 'the wretched of the earth,' human rights enunciations matter, if at all, only if they provide shields against torture and tyranny, deprivation and destitution, pauperization and powerlessness, desexualization and degradation.
Indoor relief, reformers believed, would discourage all but the truly destitute from seeking public relief and thus discourage pauperization, or as we would say, chronic dependency.
For hundreds of millions of "the wretched of the earth," human rights enunciations matter, if at all, only if they provide shields against torture and tyranny, deprivation and destitution, pauperization and powerlessness, desexualization and degradation.
The closing of the mill industry initiated the economic pauperization of the town and the isolation of its minority groups.
World Poverty, Pauperization, and Capital Accumulation.
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