Sunday, 28 June 2009

Piracy and gobal redistribution of wealth

Piracy is undoubtedly a crime. That cannot be disputed. However, as Marcus Aurelius argued, "hunger is the mother of all crimes". Thus I ask: is piracy merely a manifestation of the unequal distribution of wealth in the world? Arguably, some pirates enjoy what they do: the thrill, the drama, the weapons. But if we look closer, we can see how it is simply mankind's struggle for economic equality. It is essentially an economic crime. And one cannot fight such crimes with use of force - what is needed is long-term regional economic reform.

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1 comment:

Baub said...

Piracy is illegitimate capitalism. What is legitimate capitalism is decided by the biggest pirate.