Overcoming The Phantoms of Social Ills.

Not understanding what is true wealth is the cause of poverty just like ignorance is the lack of knowledge.

"There is no evil in existence. Evil is non-existence. All that is created is good. Ignorance is evil and it is the non-existence of knowledge; it has no existence of its own. Hence, evil is the non-existence of good. Want of wealth is poverty; absence of justice is oppression; want of perfection is deficiency. All of these opposites imply non-existence and not existence."  - Abdu'l-Baha on August 9, 1912 in Dublin, New Hampshire.