Consumption, Complicity, And SUVs

ZNet Commentary
Consumption, Complicity, And SUVs
December 29, 2001
By Justin Podur

Are people in poor countries suffering because we drive SUVs? Are they starving because we eat too much? Is it our consumption that is the foundation of the exploitative system we live in?

These are important questions for people who want to alleviate suffering, end poverty, and change the exploitative system. I think that the every day consumption of the people in the rich countries is an outcome of the system, not the cause.

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