Economics Of Mahavira ► 06 ► [06.17] Poverty and Unemployment - Expanding Disparity

Posted: 28.03.2006

Let us now divert our attention to another dimension. What we are seeking is a change in social, political and economic systems, which is manifest only externally while man lives by his inner self. Unless the inner self is not addressed, unless the world inside is not treated, the basic problem will perpetuate itself. In other words, as long as there is a growing tendency for accumulation, greed and selfishness, poverty will also continue to flourish.

Statistics say that even in developed countries, that is rich countries, the proportion of poor people is increasing. In America 17 percent of the people remain below the poverty line. This proportion is expanding. This is because wealth has been so grabbed by the rich that very little remains for others. As long as this attitude of ownership and grabbing wealth remains, there will be no solution to the basic problem.

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