Nigel Westmaas
Nigel Westmaas

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was a guest on WRFG Radio Atlanta in a Jan. 24 discussion on poverty and the global political economy. In the backdrop of the Davos World Economic forum Westmaas highlighted the growing gap between the super-rich and big capital on the one hand and the poor and global inequality on the other.

Calling for challenges to the system, he cited the new encyclical of Pope Francis, Evangeli Gaudium, as one significant example of a contemporary moral challenge and criticism of a dominant world system that stimulates inequality and social injustice and the mindset that glorifies excessive wealth.

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