This is a great piece, Oliver, much akin to a manifesto! You’re on the right track — if you’ll allow encouragement from someone 70yrs old who’s lived the life. The “one of the luxuries of the First World is fear-induced complacence” is particularly brilliant. Willingness to work out ways of getting over fear of poverty is one important tool for overcoming complacence, BTW. But if you find fake mustaches efficacious, go with that!