What is Poverty?

When we are first taught about politics and the state by the state schools we learn a few things. First is that the state helps people with problems such as poverty, homelessness, drug abuse, better jobs, getting an education. Many people will go their whole lives believing these things. The problem is that the state is generally the root cause of the problems and cannot be the solution. We can choose one and I will show you what I mean.

Poverty

People are poor and they are getting poorer. Wages are getting worse and we have less choices in how we earn a living.

So what is the solution?
We could take money from people who have it and give it to people who don’t by force. The problem is that it will be spent and then we are back to the starting point.
We could make all jobs pay better wages.  The problem with this is that many smaller business will be forced out of business or unable to expand operations. Also you will be more likely to be unemployed which is even worse.

I think the true solution is to make it easier to hire people and easier to start or expand a business. This could be done by eliminating the barriers placed by the state to getting a job or hiring. Also the barriers stopping you from selling food from your own property or giving people hair cuts for money. I’m talking about the kind of barriers that will move the cost of starting a business from around $300 to $300,000. If you don’t think that is possible you should try to start a business and get back to me. There is a reason that most business are big corporations who are also pushing for these restrictions to eliminate competition.

It all comes down to what is the real way to generate wealth? The answer is to help as many people as you possibly can with whatever you are able to. It’s that simple, if we would just move the state out of the way and let people help each other we could nearly eliminate poverty in a very short amount of time.

Leave a Comment