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Thread #78659   Message #1421738
Posted By: GUEST,Obie
26-Feb-05 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Poverty, while subjective, is necessary to set a benchmark to which we compare our own success in life. How can we feel superior to another human until we establish where we are on the pecking order? As for wealth, that is our assurance that we have eaten more than our fair share of the pie. If some go hungry so that we may be stuffed that is their problem and not ours. Welcome to Capitalism!