October 17, 2013 by IES-EUROPE
October 17 marks the World Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The fight for this noble cause, however, should not be reduced to a call for more international aid for the countries known as “poor”, as is usual. Indeed, poverty, especially in Africa, is primarily the result of misguided public policies that prevent the creation of wealth for the vast majority of the population. Thus, to “eradicate” misery should be essentially to “eradicate the eradication of wealth creation” i-e refuse more or less deliberate policies of economic exclusion.