Thursday, June 30, 2011


“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Any economist will tell you that it is far more economical to kill a poor man than to kill his poverty. This tactic to eradicate poverty is not new; many countries adopted this tactic as state policies and some are still continuing.

Poverty is not merely an absence of wealth but it also means an absence of health and wisdom.  The majority of rich among us are either poor in health or discernment. It can neither be fixed by the State, nor be created by an individual without the rigours associated with it. There are no stock exchanges, you can‘t inherit it, or no commodity markets to buy and sell wisdom.

 Extremely poor among this kind (fanatic people, we say) are born with one idea and also die with the same idea and they never exchange it the way rich people exchange currencies in the Forex.

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