Inequality : Watch “BBC World Debate Why Poverty?”

This video offers an interesting view as to why we must never be fatigued by issues regarding poverty. One of the panelists suggests that the key theme of the discussion should centre on the fact that poverty is linked to the grabbing of resources. In most countries only 1% of the population enjoy 80% of the resources extracted from mineral resource rich countries.

Large corporations continue to extract resources and engage in tax evasions schemes. Efforts by international organisations such transparency international to highlight the scale of this problem are ignored. The myth perpetuated by the middle class in developing countries – Africa in particular – that African is rising, is not really reflected in the daily struggles of the average person at street level.

In short “inequality is being created in the heart of affluence”.

 

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