Poverty isn’t just a fact of nature. We made it happen, and we can fix it.
“It is impossible to solve an entrenched problem like mass poverty without understanding how it came into being. There’s every reason to believe we can overcome poverty, if we take the time to understand and learn the lessons from how it is created.”
Here are just three ways mass poverty has been created.
1. Closing Off the Commons
2. Outsourcing the Problem
3. The “Free Trade” Paradox
Phi Beta Iota: Poverty is a construct directly tied to colonialism, militarism, and capitalism — the privatization of wealth and the externalization of cost. It is readily addressed by intelligence with integrity — design that embraces holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering. That, however, will not occur until the larger public understand that Electoral Reform is the only fight it can win and the only fight worth fighting. Everything else follows from that.