Capitalism and Poverty
Posted by Jack Stephens on June 10, 2007
Marco Hewitt, an Anglo-Pilipino Australian, blogs:
You know, people don’t believe me, but the only place in the world where I’ve seen more homeless people than in the United States, is in India. It has really shocked me seeing all the poverty here. Sure, it is the richest country in the world, but it is also one of the most unequal and selfish. Don’t get me wrong though: I’m not just blaming the US; I’m blaming capitalism. The US economic elite are but a small subsection of the global economic elite of capitalism, after all, who everywhere are parasites upon the poor. They have a vampiric existence, sucking the lifeblood out of people for their own gain.