Make poverty history?

“All the time I get emails from socially-aware individuals and organizations asking me to participate in ‘making poverty history’. I don’t believe poverty is necessarily the problem. Yes, it is true that there are millions of people in the world who do not have the means to feed their children or have clean drinking water, who do not have access to the basic essentials of life. But I do not believe poverty is the problem – the affluence of modern, Western society has done more harm to these people than perhaps any other force in the world today. Instead of ‘making poverty history’, I believe we need to make affluence history.” — Aiden Enns, editor/publisher of Geez Magazine, at a seminar at Cornerstone 2007.

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