How Our Economic System Creates Poverty, Greed, Violence, Disease, and Environmental Destruction

How Our Economic System Creates Poverty, Greed, Violence, Disease, and Environmental Destruction

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BY SOFO ARCHON

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“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” ~Gandhi

Being used to the economic system that we have been brought up in, we never stop for a moment to question its existence and think what are its actual impacts on our lives and on Earth. We believe that it exists as it is for our own benefit. This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth, and below you’ll read exactly how our economic system is causing tremendous harm to yourself and the world:

1. It causes poverty

Although we have the technological capacity to provide food and shelter for each and every human being in the world, our economic systems prevent us from doing so. In our economic system, money is not enough for each and every human being. Money is scarce, and hence economic inequality among people is inevitable. According to statistical reports, 40% of the global wealth is owned by 1% of people, while over 1 billion people are starving on this planet, which is unbelievable, considering that there is enough food for everyone and that starvation is not caused by a lack of resources.

2. It gives rise to greed

In our economic system, money is needed by people so that they can survive, but since money is scarce, and inevitably some will have more and others less, almost all of us are in the endless competition of earning money. But since nobody can guarantee us that we will have enough money in the future, we always want more and more, and no matter how much money we collect, we always feel financially insecure, and that’s exactly why you see that even millionaires, who can live in comfort and luxury, always desire to earn more money — exactly like drug addicts always desire higher and higher drug doses.

3. It triggers violence

In a world where there is such a big wealth gap between people, it is inevitable that there’s going to be violence and conflict. Poverty is breeding violence, especially when both rich and poor people are living close to one another, showing how the sense of injustice deeply affects us humans. Statistical studies have repeatedly shown that an increase in unemployment is usually followed by an increase in violence. Obviously, when a person doesn’t have enough to live decently, he or she feels compelled to act violently towards those that have more than himself or herself. In addition, child abuse, both physical and emotional, along with increasingly difficult levels of personal stress, which are likely to be experienced by impoverished individuals, have a direct correlation to both premeditated and impulsive acts of violence.

4. It creates disease

Our socioeconomic is tremendously affecting our health, but most people don’t recognize this fact. Due to the poverty that prevails worldwide because of the inequality created by our socioeconomic system, over 1 billion of people are dying, with about 1.5 million children in poverty stricken societies being killed from diarrhoeal diseases each year, which could be easily preventable and treatable. Studies have shown that people living in poverty are more likely to develop physical diseases such as heart disease, due to poor health habits that occur in lower income environments, because of the lack of funds for better nutrition, medical attention and education. In addition, they are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses, such as depression, due to their high levels of stress caused by their harsh conditions of living.

5. It is destroying nature

The way our economic system works is causing irreparable harm to our planet, destroying the environment we live in day by day. This happens mainly due to the fact that our economic system is based on consumption. If people stopped buying so much stuff as they currently do, fewer sales would be made, which means that fewer jobs would be needed, hence more unemployment would be created. If this happened to a great extent, the economy would very soon collapse, hence our socioeconomic system is continuously urging us to endlessly consume. The more we consume, however, the more waste we create, and where does the waste end up to? It ends up on Earth, killing the sea life, destroying the soil, polluting the atmosphere, poisoning the food that we eat, and causing environmental destruction in so many other ways.

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish has been caught, and the last stream has been poisoned, will we realize that we cannot eat money.” ~Cree Indian proverb

 

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Jorn Jakob Albert Boor. (36) Ik heb mijn leven lang menselijke interactie, tegenstellingen en tegenstrijdigheden geobserveerd en hieruit een conclusie getrokken. Theorie, ervaring en ondersteuning vanuit de vele verscheidene vriendschappen en gebeurtenissen hebben het mogelijk gemaakt tot de kern van het menselijk bestaan en evolutie van het bewustzijn op individueel en collectieve zingeving en progressie. De verschillende specialisaties, hierarchische levels van behoeften (egoisme) en non verbale en verbale intentie's en communicatie eigenschappen (egocentrisch) zijn een fundamentele doelstelling en persoonlijke ontwikkeling die ik graag wil delen en ten dienste wil stellen zodat het de creatie en evolutie van ons natuurlijke zijnsvorm transcends in het geestelijke/spirituele zijnsvorm in ons aller belang en zoals het gedetaileerd in allerlei verscheidene historische takken van sport is benoemd en vastgelegd op feiten en profetisch onderbouwde geschriften. wijsheden en legacies. Defragmentatie van deze inzet, inzichten, kennis en opofferingen ten behoeve van ons aller belang en bestaansrecht. Via het informeren en verzamelen van kennis verwacht ik de chaos en verbroken connectie's weer samen te brengen en hiermee de macht over vrede, begrip, diversiteit en samenwerkings verbanden naar een resonerende en gebalanceerde bestaansrechtelijke fundering terug te brengen en mijzelf en mijn service van toegevoegde waarde te laten zijn. Vanuit mijn eigen ervarings deskundigheid en relatieve overzichten op globaal niveau. Creativiteit. Spontaniteit en Probleemoplossende eigenschappen en de bij behorende communicatieve vaardigheden zouden het varkentje moeten wassen. UNESCO onderschrijft een groot deel van de conclusie en bestaansrecht van deze theorie/evolutie model en symboliek voortgebracht via de grootheden en culturen en eerder bestaansvormen uit het verleden. Dit is de finishing touch en de start van een nieuw begin met rust. vrede en creatieve ontwikkelingen en rechtvaardige basis berustende op eenwording en ware identiteit van de mensheid. De overwinning welke onze wederzijdse verantwoordelijkheid in alle facetten van het bestaan vrijheid en zijn bevierd zal worden! # Het zal geschieden. # Mijn thuis is waar liefde zegeviert # Huis van Jakob / Rechtvaardigheid # Jakob 's Ladder / Vigilant. .. http://jornboor.blogspot.nl https://jakobinfo.wordpress.com @Jakob_EGO "Oil To The Fire Submitted In Respect For The Sacred Dance On Infinity. "

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