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I = S - M

The modern way of thinking about economics has been I = M - S Where I is the I as in me, M is what is 'mine' and S is what ...

5/10/14

Wealth is invisible. To make it visible the rich must display power. The rich have power only if the poor exist. Power does not operate amongst equals. Only love does.

When we find ourselves in a situation where there are a few who are fabulously wealthy we can reason that it is a society of incredibly uneven power relationships.

Since wealth is invisible the rich need to exercise power over the poor to make their wealth visible. This is happening everywhere in the world. The rich build ever larger homes for themselves behind gates and the poor have access to less and less land, less and less water. The rich create fantastical organizations that are multinational in scope, scouring the world for resources, employing millions at low wages, disrupting lives, polluting the earth. All this is very visible.

This is not a theoretical or abstract construct. This is reality. We live in a polarized world with a few who are fabulously wealthy and the many who barely scrape by. We live in a world endangered by the greed of the rich.

In this state of imbalance we are headed towards disaster. That is again not something theoretical. It is a fact.

What can be done? The rich must give up their ways. The rich must give up their wealth. The rich must invite the poor to share as equals, as brothers and sisters who are jointly and momentarily trustees of this planet earth.

If wealth is shared equally there is no power. Wealth would then be invisible. And society would be content. Suffering would end. As I said before, power does not operate amongst equals, only love does.

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