1. The exploitation of poor and under-served people is standard fare in capitalistic societies. It is very much a reality. If business and industry want to be steadfastly profitable, exploitation of the poor and undeserved might be necessary.
2. Exploited people usually cooperate. Poor and under-served people are quite observable, and they have no end. They envision life’s stations to be limited, and most operate under the directives of others. Some even desire to be exploited. These are their adjusted life style choices.
3. A new day surely beckons for poor and undeserved persons. But for the arrival to be complete, they must consider what is necessary in order for them to protect their interests. It is reasonable to believe poor and undeserved people are capable of overcoming exploitation.
4. Therefore, here are seven things poor and undeserved people must overcome in time:
a. Outrageous prices. Poor and under-served people pay more for goods and services, e.g., financial, legal. High prices face them constantly, and with few alternatives.
b. Economic subjugation. Capitalism focuses on economic winners and losers: “When I win, you lose; when you lose, I win.” Capitalists do not readily share their loot. Emulate them.
c. Education. Poor and under-served populations are at the mercy of communities educationally in that education is often viewed as a privilege for the advantaged.
d. Mean-spiritedness. This promotes a fear that if parity is reached by too many people, an under class will not readily be available for exploitation. Exploitation needs people.
e. Voodooism. Some people feel voodooism (improbable, unrealistic suppositions) encompasses the core of their existence. They act the way voodooists say they must act.
f. Incarceration. The U.S. prison system, with its spin-off industries, is in a growth-mode. It awaits daily arrivals, especially the young, who are eager to enter its gates.
g. Life. Life is hard for exploited people. American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) wrote: “Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.”
h. Economically viable societies need poor and under-served people for exploitation. Believe this.
5. Poverty has existed for a very long time, and to varying extents it remains worldwide still now in this 21st century. But to 2018 the 21st century has seen China especially and also India and some Latin America most reducing poverty.
6. Poverty is very harmful to those affected including their health and lifespan, and is also very harmful to societies and to the world generally and it is not necessary.
7. Absolute poverty involves people and their children having extreme difficulty in merely surviving. Such poverty at its worst can involve hunger amounting to starvation, often combined with inadequate shelter or housing and clothing.
8. Absolute poverty has been common in more primitive societies, and is still common in many Third World countries in Africa, Asia and South America especially where it can afflict the majority of the population.
9. But many of today’s richer societies like the USA and UK have a poor who are a minority and suffer relative poverty – which generally involves the inability to obtain social necessities available to the majority and is often intensified by social exclusion.
10. In a society where 90% rely on their own computer and car, then those who cannot afford these things may function badly and are poor and may well be ostracised or socially excluded (unlike someone richer who chooses to not have such things and may merely be considered eccentric).