Sign outside a local church on the eve of the provincial election.
Got me thinking.
Most people I’ve polled say something along the lines of “below average income”, and while that’s not a correct definition, it’s what the masses thing when they see the word poverty.
So when they see the word “poverty” on a sign like this, they think immediately of folks on below-average income.
So presumably they feel urged to do something (in this case vote!) to raise the income of those people.
Immediately shifting the average and introducing a new set of people who are, by definition, on below-average incomes!
In essence it’s a never ending arms-race towards higher salaries.
And in that sense, poverty can and will never be eradicated.
Poverty and the Origins of the Third Balkan War
I read extensively on the origins of this war, almost a century ago, and I read first-hand accounts and historical novels. To do so is to be amazed at today’s standard of living, and while I confess to living in a developed country, I have a sneaking suspicion that there are cell-phones lurking in off corners of India, China and Africa.
The Christian Bible
Since the sign in the image above is sitting on church property, I’m tempted to ask the congregation how firmly they believe in their bible!
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