We Are Rich Because They Are Poor

We Are Rich Because They Are Poor

Is it really that simple?

Is it like an equation?

Does the money in my wallet have value only because there other people who have no money in their wallets?

I first came across this idea in Douglas Lummis’ book, Radical Democracy, and I continue to wonder about it.

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Esther Emery is a very good friend who is hosting my post today. I write about an experience in a maquiladora: Esther was with me on that experience.

Thanks Esther


About Newell Hendricks

I have lived a good life. Maybe a counterculture life, maybe a normal life. I have written operas, built houses, been involved with cross-cultural education between Latin America and the U.S, and hardly ever had a job I have helped raise two wonderful children with my amazing wife. It's been a good ride. And I go to church. I've just finished a book of stories from my life, I am still connected to an organization in Nicaragua that promotes sister relationships between communities, faith communities, or schoold, and to the extent that my cancer doesn't pull me down, am attempting to share some of what I have learned, or at least tried out. Welcome, and let's share.
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  1. Pingback: First Thoughts on the Lectionary: July 20, 2014 | Newell Hendricks

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