An Equal World

Isn’t the world for all of us to share equally? Why then do some individuals and companies get to use our common resources disproportionately for personal profit and gain?

Why then do they get away with polluting our world which we together share, without having to think any further than creating shareholder wealth?

How is it fair when richer countries work to keep their air clean by shifting the dirty manufacturing of the products they want to enjoy to the so-called developing or third world countries? The same countries where a majority of the inhabitants can’t even afford to buy these very goods which pollute the land they live in?

How is it equal when a country with 5% of the world’s population is responsible for 25% of the world’s emissions?

I might be wrong, but it seems to me that as the world becomes more global, it gets even more unequal.

 

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2 thoughts on “An Equal World

  1. Kunal Shah says:

    Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact – Honore de Balzac

  2. Well, the growing disparity between the have’s and have-not’s might actually be a power strong enough to cause great ripples in our society. I just hope we all understand that it’s in no one’s best interests if we let the divide grow wider and wider.

    Thanks for the thought though Kunal

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