The well-off middle and upper classes could try to be less mean, less aquisitive and give people a living wage . This might mean they buy less jewellery and gold embroidered saris for their daughters' weddings, and thereby let 'the poor', be able to buy necessities. If being empathetic only means you listen to their stories, and you make them feel 'they were worth your time'... seriously? Is that good enough? Being empatheric means surely you give a bit of what you can easitly do without.