Peter Maurin on (Political) Priorities
Along with Dorothy Day, Maurin co-founded a newspaper and soup kitchen that evolved into one of the largest social activist communities around (the Catholic Worker Movement). He was well-known for challenging the establishment through his Easy Essays. In light of election results in the U.S., here is an easy essay that I recommend to politicians everywhere.
The needs of the poor
take priority over the desires of the rich.
The rights of workers
over the maximization of profits.
Preservation of the environment
over uncontrolled industrial expansion.
Production to meet social needs
over production for military purposes.