Monday, January 18, 2010

MLK didn't dig capitalism

And one day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I'm simply saying that more and more, we've got to begin to ask questions about the whole society... ~Martin Luther King

Happy MLK day! Toward the end of his life, Dr. King came to realize (and declare publicly) that the real barrier to human emancipation was poverty, capitalism and the gap between the rich and the poor. The best way to continue his legacy is to develop and debate about new egalitarian economic models.

Have a great day.

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