How We Can Ensure That the Resources in the Earth are Shared Equitably

It has often been asserted that there are enough resources in the earth for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed. But we all know that this assertion is theoretical: because the way the resources in the world are shared is anything but equitable. As things stand, the allocation of resources in the world is skewed: with some people getting more than they need for subsistence, whilst others get less (hence things like the malnutrition we see in parts of the world). So, against that background, we may ask ourselves how we can ensure that the resources in the earth are shared equitably.

The first way in which we can ensure that the resources in the earth are shared equitably is by seeing to it that we only put selfless individuals into positions of leadership. Here, we are talking about leadership from the lowest levels, to the highest levels at, say, the World Bank and the IMF (which is a tall order).

The second way in which we can ensure that the resources in the earth are shared equitably is by putting in place laws that promote equity.

The third way in which we can ensure that the resources in the earth are shared equitably is by starting to work towards getting rid of the artificial boundaries that we have put in place, so that in times to come, we can have absolutely free movement of people and goods across the world. This would ensure that the resources can be moved freely from areas where they are overabundant, to place where they are scarce.