Accumulation of property

Other Names:
Exclusive pursuit of possessions
Acquisition of temporal goods

The accumulation of money and property by the wealthy is always at the expense of the poor. The rich have a superfluous store of things which they do not need and which are neglected and wasted, while millions are starved to death for want of sustenance. Whether a person owns few or many possessions is not the issue. The basic problem is that the quest for more and varied possessions takes the form of an addiction to wealth, rather than legitimate need for and enjoyment of material things.


Broader Problems:
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
17.04.2019 – 11:11 CEST