05 Jul Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
Do you think that capitalism adequately distributes the necessities of life to people of the world? If so, does it do this equitably? Do you think that capitalism has done a good job of providing the most essential of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?
What do you need?
I read a GREAT article from the School of Life last week about capitalism, and how, people have successfully provided the bottom level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs using the structure and FUNCTION of capitalism.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs
A picture taken from the wikipedia article on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is here for your information:
This article said that in the future, capitalism will try to pander to higher level needs such as friendship or family. I thought it was a very well meaning article.
Goodness for all
The POINT of my article however, is to suggest that in the future, perhaps, NEEDS such as food, water, shelter and warmth will be FREELY available, and those that are higher up on Maslow’s hierarchy will be even more attainable for larger number of people!! 🙂
If capitalism distributes our most basic needs, I am not sure that it does so equitably. I read a staggering statistic about the percentage of people who suffer from malnourishment (either from obesity or undernourishment). Actually more than 10 % of the world’s population are undernourished. Even in developed countries, many children are not getting essential nutrients, because they are eating the wrong types of foods – mostly high in sugar and fat.