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Poverty was the state of being poor.
Deanna Troi told Mark Twain that poverty was eliminated on Earth a long time ago, taking with it hopelessness, despair, and cruelty, to which Twain replied that maybe such a world was worth giving up cigars for after all. (TNG: "Time's Arrow, Part II")
By 2370 this was true for Earth, unlike the planets in the Demilitarized zone. Benjamin Sisko stated this fact to Kira Nerys when attempting to explain why the Maquis were rebelling. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part II")