If we can spread the idea that poverty is created, we can help expose the causes of poverty and #inequality, and create awareness that we need to change the rules of neoliberal #capitalism, not just provide a little bit of palliative care.
Here are three articles to start with.
Mass poverty and inequality are created. They are the logical and inevitable outcomes of the global economic system we have right now. But that’s not how the it is commonly understood. Many people would like us to believe that they are just a natural ‘background’ conditions, to be addressed with technical fixes. Where they do exist, it is always and only the fault of poor, lazy people, or those who fall outside the system.
Neither of these come close to an accurate of reasonable explanation, but they do help people in power spin the story that everything should stay the same. Because they blame individuals, and lead logically to a focus on symptoms rather than causes, they distract our attention from the fundamental rules of the system that are the real problem.
There is an antidote to this way of thinking: the idea that poverty is created. It’s not only factually true, but it’s politically powerful. If we can spread the idea that poverty is created, we can help expose the causes, and create awareness that we need to change the rules of neoliberal capitalism, not just provide a little bit of palliative care.
So let’s tell the creation story for poverty. Let’s make it unacceptable that anyone would believe or claim that poverty is “just a part of nature.”
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Useful ideas to spread:
PovertyIsCreated find out how: http://therulesblog.wpengine.com/3-ways-humans-create-poverty/
#WhosDevelopingWho watch the video and find out: http://therulesblog.wpengine.com/campaign/inequality-video/