Some economists and politicians still believe the free market economy is the best system around.
Yet, the free market is anything but free.
Freedom means that we can live our own individuality while respecting other human beings and Nature.
The refugee crisis can only be solved when conditions in the countries they are fleeing from are improved to become similar to the conditions in the countries they are fleeing to.
This will require international efforts across all borders of politics, economics and religion to put up sweeping programmes and actions of solidarity, justice and peace.
All the efforts the rich countries did not make to really help the poor countries to develop themselves have led to poverty, exploitation, political instability…
And to the exodus of so many people in search of a – better – future in the rich countries.
Time to help them honestly and without selfishness!
Most rich countries spend less than 0.7 percent
of their income on development aid.
Many of them spend much more money
on weapons and on destruction.
Is it because it is more directly profitable?
If you had a rich neighbour
and you were poor and had nothing,
would you not be desperate?