Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Indivisible

"When we talk about poverty, we often compare the poverty of some with the wealth of others, as if the wealth of some causes the poverty of others. 'The problem with our international global economy,' argues Bishop Thomas Grumbleton, 'is that the wealth of the world goes from the poor to the rich. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer and poorer.' But the gap between the rich and the poor does not automatically mean that wealth is just transferred from the poor to the rich. In a market economy, it is as wrong as saying that the health of some causes the illness of others or the intelligence of some leads to the ignorance of others. Steve Jobs and his many well-paid employees didn't get rich by stealing iPads from homeless people. In fact, this 'gap' thinking can actually prevent us from helping the poor." -Jay W. Richards and James Robison, "Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It's Too Late"

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