For the first time in history, more than one billion people, or nearly one in every 6 inhabitants of the planet, are going hungry this year, according to a new report from the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP).And (unverifiable) information indicates that about eight or nine million people in the world actually starve to death each year.
Don't misunderstand me: this isn't the time to start singing the Internationale. Class envy is self-destructive and is a cynical tool utilized by demagogues in Washington, DC. The world's wealth and jobs and means of living for the greatest number of people are most efficiently created by capitalism, which also produces rich people. Wealth is a reward for success. But this display, in full view of people who are hungry, is outrageous and should be treated with contempt.