How Land Grabbing can Happen
In industrialised & industrialising nations, people who for generations past had enjoyed at least the basic security of a roof overhead and a patch of land for food must win a place in the globalised market place - "inefficient" farmers are pushed off the land by industrialisation. In the cities where employment is increasingly more competitive, they must rent from an owner.
The communal model which had provided land security for them and for future generations is being replaced by an ownership model in the name of efficiency. No compensation can replace that security.
There are growing numbers are living in slums (right now 863 million people, a considerable increase compared to the 760 million in 2000)
Under the welfare provisions in some industrialised nations, welfare recipients are demonised & welfare is under threat from competition (now global) which is intrinsic to the ownership model.
I think that at the very least, the advocates & beneficiaries of the ownership model have a duty to build an alternative to "welfare" or cold charity into their model.
My suggestion is for an urban public land provision in a model to create better urban environments for all.
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