- Bobby Ray Andersson
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Do you think the economic system we have in the world contributes to human freedom?
When we live in a world like this with poverty, hunger and diseases.
How can we say that we strive for all people to live good when everything that is done to reduce poverty is to bring a small fraction of people into our countries.
What happens to other people? Those who remain in their poor countries? the people who die because they can't afford food, or because they can't afford their AIDS medicine because they do not get any money because they live in poverty.
To be rich is to contribute to poverty. If one person is going to have one million dollars in the bank, you need X number of people have 1 million dollars in loans for the bank to pay out returns to the rich person with one million dollars in the bank.
Is this how we want to live? The rich stealing from the poor...
How can this system contribute to anything but poverty? How can we say that we try to help reduce poverty, when you can't even invest money in building up and help out where the people live. Without taking them away from their homes and say that everything is going to be better. But still when they get to the new country all they face is violence and jobs that doesn't pay well (if they even get a job).
But if you would help build up and improve their country instead of just "help" a small fraction of people. That would help everyone in the country instead of spending money on creating jobs in other countries that they might not even want to go to but they are forced because they can't get out of poverty in a poor country. When the jobs might as well be where they lived from the beginning (if we were to help them by investing in new jobs and invested in their country instead).
Is it just me who has thought about this? And what views do you have on the subject? Is there some perspective I haven't noticed? I gladly accept criticism if you have any to give. I'm happy for both positive and negative responses.
Thank you for your time!