How Do We Deal With Wealth and Poverty As a Species?
On way that we can deal with wealth and poverty as a species is to acknowledge government. Government can provide solutions to exploitation and oppression by passing and enforcing just laws. It can also provide solutions to economic trouble by various spending programs. But it cannot solve the problems of poverty by explaining injustice and misfortune by itself. The causes of poverty are the culture of poverty. People are poor because they are poor. An individual who grows up in a culture of poverty is for a life of poverty unless something rather dramatic takes place. Poor nutrition, poor education, poor work habits, poor family relationships can easily push an individual to poverty. It has been said that the redistribution of income from the rich to the poor could increase the quality of life of the poor, as the utility of the last dollar received by the rich was less than the utility of the same dollar received by the poor person. From the global to the local scale, public and private institutions have tried initiatives to try and reduce poverty. True idea does not only provide for the people that need it but it enables them to provide for themselves. This can occur by increasing self help groups. One example of government intervention is that The United States generally provides its citizens with a lower level of government support for health and human services then most developed European nations. This is a fact for services that benefit the middle class as well as those for the poor. Most European nations provide, insure, or mandate higher levels of health care, childcare, employee benefits, and job security. They also generally levy higher taxes on their citizens, particularly on the wealthiest, to finance these programs. If we don’t get the government to helps us than we shall create a revolution for wealth and poverty.