License

Recent Comments

Blogroll

Search

Blogging For The Eradication of Poverty – The Cost of Food

October 17, 2008 by and tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Do yourself a favor and go read this outstanding special report:

Posted in Development, Economy, Environment, Fair Trade, Globalization, Population, Poverty, Social Inequalities, Social Stratification, Structural Violence, Sustainability | 3 Comments »



3 Responses to “Blogging For The Eradication of Poverty – The Cost of Food”

  1.   crtiticalcontexts Says:

    Truly sad :(

    Thanks for sharing this!

    But, what social goals exist within production in a capitalist economy for the benefit of humanity? Easy — None– with the exception of capital accumulation and profit. Thus, I think we have to change or perhaps even completely alter the social goals of productions in order to get a completely different outcome. If you do not change the purpose and goal of production, I think we will continue to hear the same horrible stories for decades to come.AI think we have to finally decide that banning poverty and starvation would be a social goal integrated into the means of production , and to make it a social goal of society not to have food used as a political weapon and financial resources.

    http://www.basicincome.org/bien/

    Some of this is discussion fits perfectly into this discussion,
    Let me know what you think…

    MB

    Reply

  2.   crtiticalcontexts Says:

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    Second Follow up:
    We cannot simply blog ourselves out of poverty/ or hope for the eradication of poverty.Rather, we have to produce ourselves out of the poverty ;)

    Reply

  3.   SocProf Says:

    Well. I’m not arrogant enough to think that blogging can actually have a major impact beyond sharing information. At the end of the day, good ol’ fashion work is needed.

    Regarding the goals of production, this is what Yunus is proposing with his social business model where the goal is to generate a valuable social product rather than profits.

    Reply

Leave a Reply