International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Greed: Crises, Causes, and Solutions
Dr. Jeevan D’Souza

Community and global humanitarian organizations work tirelessly to assuage the deleterious effects of human suffering and global crises. However, little is done to understand and combat the underlying, inherent root causes of human suffering. This article argues the elemental genesis of worldwide suffering is the exercise of human greed, acquisitiveness, and self-indulgence under current social conditions. This article attempts to shift the focus of community and international problem-solvers from simply alleviating the effects of human greed to combating the catastrophic worldwide epidemic of greed. It is argued that greed is an existential human problem which can be scientifically understood and mitigated through evidence-based, biological, psychological and sociological interventions.

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