[ You’d think that all those empty McMansions could help America solve its homeless problem.
A commentator at source points out the following ]
This is a perfect example of why Capitalism is not only extremely wasteful
but also a modern day form of slavery.
It is not Capitalism which as brought prosperity to the world;
it has only brought prosperity to a very select few while enslaving most of the world and devastating the global ecology;
it has only been with the fight AGAINST Capitalism that we have found some prosperity
– a livable wage, safe(r) work environments, and banishing of child labor, the 8 hour work day
(as opposed to the unending work days under the “free” market of the early 1900s).
As Derrick Jensen says,
we live in a society where people need to pay for a place to sleep, and pay for food to eat,
and if they don’t someone with a gun will come to force them to pay
(or bulldoze what was their home):
that’s a society based on violence.
Any society which allows anyone to suffer greatly while others live with far more than they need is pathological.