CHARITY OR JUSTICE?

Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 3.38.54 PMKind people around the world want to help those born into poverty and misery. What happens though when we treat the symptoms of a problem while ignoring its cause?

Could it be that we are actually part of the problem, even as we lovingly give? Could our emotions be blinding us to the truth?

As Henry George said “Charity is false, futile, and poisonous when [and only when] offered as a substitute for justice”?

The overwhelming majority of poor people would not need charity if we simply stopped stealing from them.


TAXMAN – THE BEATLES

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street

SAVE THE PEOPLE TO SAVE THE RAINFOREST

Stocky, brown, rough hands, a thick graying beard, a face aged beyond its years, Milton Lopes Rodrigues looks on proudly at his smoldering pile of ash.

THE MOST VITAL RESOURCE

If people don’t have access to land, they don’t have access to food.

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