An economic system that crushes the poor

Show simple item record Masango, Maake J.S. 2015-05-08T11:24:59Z 2015-05-08T11:24:59Z 2014-11
dc.description This article was initially a presentation to the Poverty Symposium 2013, directed by Prof. Dr Johann-Albrecht Meylahn, Department of Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The article focuses on economic structures that crush the poor, especially global economic structures that trap and keep people in poverty. The concept of poverty occupies centre stage in South Africa and many other developing countries. There is no longer a middle class. One is either rich or poor. Globalisation has created a system or program that continues to crush the poor, while also breeding greed and selfishness. The rich always accumulate resources while the poor struggle to make ends meet. These problems are created by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and Structural Adjustment Programs, to name a few. These structures have introduced a system of inequality that widens the gap between the rich and the poor because of self-interest, which continues to crush the latter. The end result is that the concept of Ubuntu or Botho among African communities is destroyed. Injustice becomes the order of the day. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Masango, M.J. 2014, ‘An economic system that crushes the poor’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(1), Art. #2737, 5 pages. 10.4102/hts.v70i3.2737 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i3.2737
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Poverty en_ZA
dc.subject Injustice en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Globalisation en_ZA
dc.subject Economic systems en_ZA
dc.subject Affirming the poor en_ZA
dc.title An economic system that crushes the poor en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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