Apparently it's the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. There are posters all over campus telling me to stand up against POVERTY AND INEQUALITY!
I don't get it, though.
If there's poverty, isn't inequality a good thing? Should we all be poor instead?
And if there isn't poverty - if there's downright prosperity, then who gives two craps about whether or not people are equal? Isn't the most important thing that everyone can afford food and clothes and housing - especially if everyone were able to easily afford it?
Why should we care that some people can get a BMW when others can only afford a Yaris?
cross-posted to The Natural Society