(Web picture) The other day I bumped into a beggar, not the usual type of beggar . It was a young woman holding in her left hand a plastic jar for coins, and in her right hand a ...smartphone for keeping her company during her sitting (on a chair) and waiting for the coins to come.
That made me think. I know some families that are clients of the welfare authorities, and not only do they have smartphones but also cars, airconditioners, and other items that are not exactly considered basics.
The above reminded me of an article I once read. According to that article the task of social welfare nowadays is not only to assure a minimum of living to everyone, but also to seek some sort of equality .
Well, the world is certainly changing. We live in a society of tremenduous gaps, and this is a very explosive situation that has to be dealt with one way or another .