Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the World category, and says “Your job is to reduce the pain in the world. Where do you start?”
Well, where I would start is by making economic inequality less of a factor in how someone is able to live their life. If we could, and we can we just don’t want to because Capitalism requires a permanent underclass, make sure that everyone in the world has adequate food, housing, and medical care, than a lot of the pain in the world would be gone.
A lot of pain in this world comes from a lack of economic means. If we could reduce economic inequality we would be able to get homeless people into homes, which studies have found to correlate to better outcomes for them. If people don’t have to worry about where their food is coming from, there’s pain reduced right there.
So there we go, if I had to start reducing pain in the world I would do so by reducing economic inequality.