The contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity

 which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking. –MLK, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community

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