Distribution of misery

Off Morgan Freeberg’s Facebook page:

Localized poverty has always angered me. If it’s absolutely necessary for people to suffer economically, well, you know every once in awhile there are some things that are bigger and more important than an economy. People tend to get by with less when there’s a war on … something like that. But when the suffering is concentrated into a tiny area, that means it’s unnecessary suffering. Municipal suffering. Underclasses of economically underpowered people; classes created by politics, and maintained by politics, for the achievement of political purposes. While people suffer.

Of course, were there no poverty in these semi-United States, we would lose an entire industry: those who are paid to lament the suffering and to spend money on it, but who dare not eliminate it completely.

3 comments

  1. McGehee »

    23 December 2014 · 2:59 pm

    I think you mean, “those know it can’t be eliminated, but promise to anyway (and blame scapegoats when they fail).”

  2. Roger Green »

    24 December 2014 · 5:22 am

    Oh, I could definitely stand to end poverty.

  3. CGHill »

    24 December 2014 · 11:02 am

    What we’ve done so far hasn’t worked all that well; I’m hoping we can come up with something that does work.

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