World Bulletin / News Desk
Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica is leading the way of economic reform across the world. His self-imposed austerity sets an example of how an entire government can be run from one’s very own home, without unnecessarily indulgent expenses.
Dubbed at the ‘poorest president in the world’, Mujica has forgone a life of luxury in the presidential palace, and has chosen to continue living in his simple farm property. This has made him extremely popular with his own people and others across the world, which is gripped in economic uncertainty.
His recent speech at the UN General Assembly implied that people are neglecting the immaterial God in favor of worshipping the markets, which he said, "organizes our economy, our politics, our habits, our lives and even provides us with rates and credit cards and gives us the appearance of happiness,"
He also added "It seems that we have been born only to consume, and to consume, and when we can no longer consume, we have a feeling of frustration and we suffer from poverty, and we are auto marginalized," in a blatant criticism of the capitalist system.
His unique and insightful views inspire people all over the world. He was quoted by Al-Jazeera as saying, "my definition of poor are those who need too much. Because those who need too much are never satisfied."
The 78-year-old leader leaves no room for criticism, as he donates 90% of his state income to charity, only taking for himself what he need. His example may embody the future of leaders all over the world as the only means to contain increasing frustration towards austerity measures and banker induced economic crises.
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