Daily Archives: 24 February, 2013

Tom Paine on Poverty and Privilege

David Davis

We all know the answers to what socialism proposes as the wrong question.


After less than two years back in Britain I am bored of the first world problems of this plump and pampered land. I am particularly tired, for example, of the overused word “privilege”. To me, the great enemy of mankind is not privilege but poverty. Those of us who are not poor represent a problem solved. The question is how to increase the wealth of those who still are. As a purely economic issue, that’s a question long since answered. Continue reading