This is a provocative op-ed in ThinkAfricaPress by an insightful Seattle friend of mine, Joe Brewer, his colleagues Martin Kirk and Alnoor Ladha who have launched a new project – called /The Rules – aimed at changing the way we think about poverty. I noted their work last November when their position, somewhat surprisingly, appeared on the Gates Foundation blog accusing tax cheats of fueling poverty.
See their video below on how “the rules” are creating poverty and increased global inequity:
“Poverty is human-made. It is created – knowingly and with scientific efficiency – by a vastly sophisticated industry that includes private companies, think tanks, media outlets, government policies, and more.”