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Thread #78659   Message #1422914
Posted By: Piers
28-Feb-05 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Glad to hear it Little Hawk, but I think this applies to all workers not just those on the margins of having their basic needs met. As in your example, even those who are 'comfortably off' suffer 'psychological poverty'. Many folk I know with well paid jobs are also very stressed and often have ugly attitudes towards their fellow beings. Even capitalists suffer from stress (though they have more spare cash to deal with the resulting health problems). Which is why I think a society based on co-operation not competition would be of great benefit to everybody.