Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Charity Fallacy

There are many examples of the madness of capitalism but surely this stark statement by Oxfam featured in many newspaper ads pinpoints the brutal inequality of this brutal society. 'The world's 85 richest people own the same wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest. The wealth of the super rich grows greater whilst world poverty bites deeper.' (Times, 3 November) Oxfam concisely expose the madness of the production for profit system but unfortunately their proposed solution is completely useless. They believe that charity is a solution and claim that if they get enough donations they can solve the world hunger problem. In fact it is not charity that is the answer but the complete transformation to a society based on common ownership and production solely for use. RD

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