About Poverty Elimination Globally And Distribution Of Wealth - Got Any Ideas?
One bright idea is all it takes to alert the small percentage of people who own a large quantum of wealth. A suggestion that could trigger a call to action resulting in bringing immense benefits to millions around the world. It's all yours!
In a free society it's impossible to keep people from making bad choices. Some people are born into poverty and many do things in their lives that lead to poverty. We've seen multi-million dollar lottery jackpot winners end up filing for bankruptcy within a few years. This would suggest simply putting money in a person's hands won't keep them from going broke.
The "producers" of the world will always outdo the "consumers" of the world. Nevertheless if someone avoids the many "traps" like avoiding dropping out of school, not associating with financially draining people or those who aren't trying to be productive, avoid drugs and other criminal behavior, having children before establishing a career that is in demand are some simple things that can keep someone above the poverty line for the most part. Another important aspect is having a world view and staying informed. A lot of folks get a job and simply punch the clock to pick up a check. They don't keep up with what's going on their industry or review quarterly statements. They're shocked when layoffs are announced.
The days getting a job, working 30-40 years or until (you) decide to retire are long gone! You have to constantly think in terms of "what if?:"
What if I lost my job today? Do I have money to tied me over? Does my spouse have a similar financial mindset as me? Have I built up a network of people who might provide job leads. People who don't play "What if" never have a plan for dealing with emergencies. All of these things no government can fix for it's citizens. The state can't keep someone from running up credit cards debt, getting the latest iPhone, Beats audio earphones, Nike shoes, or buying an expensive car while living paycheck to paycheck.
While making "mistakes" can lead to poverty very few people get rich by "mistake". A certain "mindset" and "determination" are required.
Maybe I misinterpreted your question, but if I'm reading right, if each of the George Soros, Mitt Romneys, Donald Trumps, and Bill Gates of this world donated,we might ceach donate a few milion or gazillion, we'd eliminate global poverty. Really?
What happens when George Soros and the others have no more money to give? They're tapped out! The problem with socialism, according to Margaret Thatcher (I think that's the correct attribution) is that some day you run out out of other people's money..."
There has to be another solution to solving global poverty. Teach a man to fish comes to mined
Yeah, but fishing is not such an easy trade to learn! Very few can learn it even if taught by an expert! Thanks for your views!
Learn to fish is a political metaphor, but to humor you, it is easy to learn. Do you see socialism as only other option? The wealthy WILL eventually run out of $. What then? GREECE? Have libs thought of that? Plutocracy? "Thank you for your views..?"
Those billionaires should not have been legally allowed to accumulate that much money in the first place -- they didn't "earn" it (They made those huge amounts via "investing" not from their labor.)
To bottom line it; they made it. Now we have to deal with what IS, not what WAS.
You make a good point, William. How about eliminate tax on labor (income tax), but keep capital gains tax - maybe increase it a bit. Wouldn’t that do it? No income tax is not such a stretch - it didn’t exist before 1913 and the Federal Reserve.
"we have to deal with what IS, not what WAS." Not strictly true, we can wait for them to kill us, or we could just remove about 5,000 Central Banksters and solve the problem overnight.... but of course, killing is wrong, they just do not know that.
quicksand. I STILL can't believe you took me literally.Please tell me your response is a joke. Idf not, the human race is in deep doggy do.
The simple answer is stop all military spending for one year, that alone (the amount saved) would eliminate world poverty..... however.... that is NOT the plan of the global elite, who have been transferring ordinary folks assets to themselves, by the simple method of encouraging those normal folk to spend more than they have, the credit they spend is borrowed from the global elite.
Once the people cannot repay the loan (which was made from hypothetical money the global elite created from a computer) then the global elite seize the asset and get richer, whilst the people get more indebted and poorer.
You see it on your street, and you are seeing it in Greece, and pretty soon, we will see it on a global scale, starting with the northern hemisphere, probably in September.
The global elite, favour a world population of 500 million ordinary folk, just enough to keep a highly technological society running, well paid slaves who will serve their masters well.
The rest of us are useless air breathers, who they will happily slaughter or cause to die in the pursuit of their perfect world where the global elite rule and there is no opposition.
First step, close down the money supply so that nobody can buy, sell or trade without their permission and consent (which can be withdrawn faster than you can say 'dissident').
Next step is to stay in your Argentinian ranch, protected by your guards, until the rabble have killed as many as possible in the battle to survive in a world where money has been replaced with survival rations only available to those known or shown they are committed enough to be trusted.
Two months later, you will be able to see who are the real leaders, those who control the most viable 'tribes' of people, who control by fear and force the local populace, then the global elite only need annex those leaders as their Police force, and they have it all covered.
Fortunately, God wrote the script, the global elite, simply bought the deception and 'prospered' whilst 'enjoying' their global elite status.
In reality, God wins and they lose bigtime, but that will still have seen billions killed in their attempt at ruling the world.
They do rule the world (currently) - but not the Kingdom.
What will you do if NO ATM or bank is usable on(say) September 13th 2015?
That is the real question we need to answer.
Jeez! That's frightening indeed! Anyways thanks for reading and commenting!
Stopping military funding for a year. What about those IN THE MILITARY-no pay? Money saved could relieve global poverty for a year. What about next? If we continue that, we'll have to borrow, credit rating decreasing and we will go the way of Greece.
Actually teamrn, one years military expenditure cut would solve the problem of hunger on a much longer term, but as solving the hunger problem is not on the NWO agenda, it's a moot point. I refer to armaments, not military personnel.
Stop all military spending? Let ISIS in, no MP border patrol, no Secret Service, no Rampart hosp in Germany, POTUS on his own for protection as are Embssies and Americans abroad. Iran. Completely neuter the US while ISIS, Iran, Russia waltzes in?
John, your solution is one of many that COULD work - oh, if only they actually wanted to like you say. The war on poverty (just like the wars on drugs, terror, cancer, drunk drivers, distracted drivers) is designed to last forever to justify big gov.
The next step is to work towards a smaller government, to make gov't more efficient. There is so much waste and pork in the government that we can do without. Imagine if we ran our homes that way; bills wouldn't get paid and we'd be broke! (Greece?)
ISIS are already in our countries, your borders could be patrolled better by local militias, but I refer ONLY to stopping more spending on armaments, not personnel, you already have a massive overkill factor over any other nation. Truth, spot on!
It was 'rational' thinking that created this mess, what we need is to think scripturally and spiritually, then, once one realises that what we see and live within is an illusion, one begins to see reality.
We are only temporarily resident on earth.
Stopping military spending for a year is only a start, a WEAK start. At the end of that year, the infrastructure for a selft-sufficient society won't be in place/
I sincerely doubt that "the infrastructure for a self-sufficient society" WILL be in place, by the end of this year.
The answer is truly simple (The simple answers are always the most elusive of all.) The truth is that most of us have been sold a bill of goods by the mega-wealthy and the corporate world. It has nothing to do with taxes -- or with too much spending. The simple answer is: No corporation or no person should be allowed to accumulate millions or billions of dollars while others are left with little or nothing! This is not too difficult to accomplish. Primarily: Corporations must be banned from cutting out competition by mergers and/or acquisitions. At the same time there should be a ceiling on individual wealth (set at a reasonable level for the most successful individuals so that they are generously rewarded for their enterprise but not at the expense of the ordinary worker.) Corporate executives should not be permitted to set their own salaries -- the remuneration of executives and all workers should be set by representatives of every level of employee. At the same time the laws of incorporation must be revised so that stock options and other types of investment income would be set at limited levels. Net worth would remain varied, but would be far more reasonable.
I get your point Mr Torpey! A wee bit of communism should do the trick, right? Many thanks for your valuable comments!
Maybe they shouldn't be wealthy, maybe they should. But, we have to work with what we've got now.. Learning from the past might give us direction, but we have a problem to solve NOW. Most wealthy earned their money through salaries, investment, luck.
It wouldn't be "communism," quicksand. It would simply be a form of socially acceptable capitalism.
Right on! There is an acceptable level to just about any form of "ism!"
The corporations accumulate the real money, teamrn, under capitalism. Only a small portion if from salaries (pay for work) and the big money mostly resulting from mergers and acquisitions that eliminate competition and fill the pockets of the execs.
Quicksand, you’ve been asking some good questions lately. This one opens up the biggest can of worms on this planet. And that is the central banks of the world. For the US, it’s the Federal Reserve. The central banks have the banking/monetary system rigged to keep the common people in debt and enslaved to the system, and the elite bankers having their billions (those publicly known) and trillions (those not publicly known).
The full explanation is too lengthy to include here, but if you really want to know, you could read the book “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G. Edward Griffin, about the Federal Reserve which was created on Jekyll Island. Or, if you don’t have time to read a book of more than 500 pages, read my hub “Biggest Scam in History - The Federal Reserve System” - with many, many references to prove what it says is true, including publications from the Federal Reserve itself.
Thanks, A Little TRUTH! It's just that looking at pictures of homeless people seated on sidewalks staring into space with no idea of what the future's gonna be, makes me feel kinda guilty. I shall check out those hubs. Many thanks for your post!
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