The 62 Richest People On Earth Now Hold As Much Wealth As The Poorest 3.5 Billion

A great post about where Australia is increasingly going as well. The rich get richer and the poor eat gruel.


I was reading this when a pop-up ad appeared for OXFAM that said education is the answer for the world’s poorest people.

Back to my roots.

Been reading Edward Said. Culture and Imperialism. And his brilliant work The Politics of Dispossession.
Back to Paulo Frieri and the Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Educate the ‘educated’, where is the leadership? Hiding in the arm of the neo-liberal tool of the ultra rich and powerful.
“The oppressor elaborates his theory of action without the people, for he stands against them. Nor can the people- as long as they are crushed and oppressed, internalising the image of the oppressor- construct by themseves the theory of their liberating action. Only in the encounter of the people with revolutionary leaders – in their communion, in their praxis- can this theory be built.”

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10 Responses to “The 62 Richest People On Earth Now Hold As Much Wealth As The Poorest 3.5 Billion”

  1. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    It’s true, the rich get richer and the poor eat McDonald’s hamburgers and get fat. The problem is it takes money to make money, which means we’re all screwed; and having a good education doesn’t mean getting a good job.

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  2. gerard oosterman Says:

    The poor get fat on rubbish food which in return makes the rich get fatter in money derived from the poor eating rubbish food. A vicious cycle.
    The answer is for the poor to storm the fortresses of the McDonalds’ empires. Overthrow their fiefdoms.

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  3. Carrie Rubin Says:

    Those numbers in your blog post’s title are astounding. Difficult to wrap one’s head around. What a travesty.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. auntyuta Says:

    Thanks for publishing this, Gerard. Assuming I am allowed to reblog this, I am going to do this right away.


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  6. Intricate Knot Says:

    It’s the same here in America. The rich are getting richer and our middle class is all but disappearing. Sad, indeed.


  7. Forestwoodfolkart Says:

    Overthrow Maccas! I like the sound of that.
    I have nominated you for the Quotes challenge on my blog. It is found here, should you wish to accept, although there is absolutely no obligation, Gerard.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Thank you for the award. I will gracefully accept but can’t take it any further because I simply don’t have the skills nor time.

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      • Forestwoodfolkart Says:

        No worries Gerard. You are very busy atm with your book. I do understand but did want to highlight your blog for others to find! And you have some excellent Dutch and Finnish oroverbs you post on my Proverbial Thursday blog feature. Perhaps Helvi has 1 or 2 finnish ones she might share with me?


  8. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    I can only understand the headline – but that is clear enough.


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