The Law of Sand and Poverty Ever noticed how in villages across the developing world, there is sand everywhere. Of course, sand is a natural part of the earth and a fundamental resource. But it's over-abundance around dwelling place scan be a sign of poverty. As we know, the poverty of many rural areas of developing countries causes man and beast to co-exist. And beast typically can't live without sand and dirt. But sand in its raw and abundant form does not have much economic value. And that is why it is in so much abundance or even surplus. In a simple way of saying it, development is principally about processing and refining things. That is, transforming from a raw form and condition of modest usefulness in contribution to that of enhanced economic value. Potential is a word often associated with underdevelopment, while potency is a key word associated with development. Sand has potential, not potency. It's value is contained in its refinement from being processed. If raw sand had value poor villagers would not be poor. They would have a great economic resource or endowment. It is hardly possible to find a grain of sand in very well developed places and communities around the world. However in very poor communities sand appears to be everywhere, even in their beds. Indeed it appears there is a law of sand and poverty - the more sand you see in a community, the poorer the community is. It seems that if you cannot subdue sand, sand will subdue you. A lesson to learn here. If you are already poor, do not allow desertification to catch up with you. It brings more poverty with it. Any community that desertification catches will be made poor. Its sand it's overwhelming. Sand being everywhere is proof that poverty is abounding. Poverty is always and everywhere the result of the inability of man to acquire the empowerment needed to control the challenges of his environment. People everywhere should strive to acquire the tools to reduce their poverty. Every community should know its sand and poverty index number. When you see it going down, you know your poverty is declining, and if it's rising, your poverty is increasing. Our hidden economics for you.
Posted: May 12th, 2015 @ 07:25:10 AM