Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than submit to the desolation of an empty abundance.
It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered.
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery, in impoverishment.
That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.
Topics: Poverty, Wealth, The Poor
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