The World's Poorest President Speaks Out
The World's Poorest President Speaks Out edited by Yoshimi Kusaba and illustrated by Gaku Nakafawa
"A poor person is not someone who has little, but one who needs infinitely more, and more, and more." Thus spoke Jose Mujica, then the President of Uruguay, before the United Nations in 2012. Paraphrasing the wisdom of the great thinker Seneca, he asked the world to question the dogma of consumption that has driven us into environmental and economic crisis. Often referred to as the worlds "poorest" president, in part because of his practice of donating 90% of his $12,000 monthly salary to charity, Jose Mujica lived his words and proved that one need not have money to be rich.
In The World's Poorest President Speaks Out, Jose Mujica's famous speech comes to life as he asks us to remember our neighbors, our children, and the Earth.