Roger Morbeck says:
October 21 2015 at 7:21 am
Of course, there’s no “need” for poverty, and poverty can be eliminated in the modern world. However, in pre-industrial, subsistence societies, poverty is the natural condition of humanity. Which means, of course, that ZW is wrong: most poverty has not been caused by wealth extraction.
Richard Murphy says:
October 21 2015 at 7:51 am
Your argument has no logical element to it
If poverty does exist now because of wealth extraction why wasn’t that always, at least to some degree, the case?
History might suggest that was definitely true to me