Money or life!


In our world today about one billion people are starving and around three billion lives for 2, 5 dollar or less a day. The countries particularly in the south will also in the future produce trade and consume more agricultural goods. Still, food shortages and hunger are a growing problem, today. The global capitalism has not as its purpose to give all people equal rights to food, housing, healthcare and work. Its purpose is to give the privileged their rights to profit! There is food enough in this world. On the other hand the poor have far away enough access to them. Therefore shall poverty be reduced and the economy should grow – according to the UN – and that should the farming sector help achieve (, 17.6.09). (”Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development”, OECD, have also written in its “Agricultural overview 2009” that: “One billion people are starving”.)

Sounds good this, but it lacks the decisive thing: “access” to these goods. So, what lies behind this word “access”? Access means money, of course. It’s the money which omits the poor their tool to get food. They have to get money before getting food. With some logic one can assume this conclusion: The purpose with all production – also production of food – is not to produce goods, f. ex. What the poor needs. Instead the purpose is to get money. The material richness which is produced so abundant, exist without exception to become money. Further, it’s this constraint, this all dominating purpose, which carries forward the market-economic disaster! The experts in OECD although does not name the money, as “money”, but instead as “access”. This is on one hand the expression of, that it’s for them the most obvious thing in the world, and that one cannot get anything without money. On the other hand they (OECD) are covering up this, in a way “nice” word “access”, and that it’s in the end all about money. They will not admit that it’s the money, in other words that the basement of all production to earn money (profit), makes people starve. For them the problem lies in that people lacks money. Only the lack of money hinders the produced goods to arrive where they are most needed. As soon as the money is in place, they enable the “access” to the goods. Seen through this glance it’s clear what the issue is about: Hunger is not about shortage of food, but on the contrary, about shortage of money. And this, which the poor primarily have the need for, will then be: a successful economy of money! Billions of starving people are conscious (or manipulated) to believe the necessity of market economic growth measured in money. The last decades with growth in the world economy before the crises in 2008, have given a huge and increasing number of starving people – and the only “correct” tool against this was economic growth, told over and over again. And now after the economic crises with downfall in the total world economy, it tells itself what happens.

It’s thereby given what is the prescription as solution in the market economy, which is famous (or notorious) for its “effectiveness and humanness”: If starving people at all gets “access” to food, then it does not happen by making or eating it. Instead they have to participate in making food as a commodity, which can be traded, and then they should transport it where it can be paid for. This is the only way they can earn the money, which they then can use to buy food with. What else then can be offered to the poor than economic growth?


This is the way that market economist’s works on questions of life and survival. For professional economist’s the economy starts and ends with money. They do not understand or know other needs and products than money. No other questions or no other means of solution, do they know either. Where ever they start they will end with the tired less exerting of that economic growth is indispensable. These so called experts do not worry about much else than the market economy and its growth measured in money. Then it’s us so called ordinary citizens who do not live in poverty and what our knowledge are on what our economic system (capitalism) really is doing. We are living mostly in our own bobble and pay very little attention that we ourselves are “slaves” of capitalism, but then not as poor and starving people, but as relatively well nourished consumers. This condition is of course perfect for the system-believers and the capitalists. It’s not until us the well-nourished and they the poor reacts against the injustice of the system, that the system itself will worry. Not until!


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