View Poll Results: Which of these would do the most good for the world?

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  • Providing everyone in the world with access to clean water

    8 10.13%
  • Providing everyone in the world with enough nutritious food

    4 5.06%
  • Providing everyone in the world with free, high-quality K-12 education

    6 7.59%
  • Providing everyone in the world with access to Western-quality health care

    1 1.27%
  • Providing everyone in the world with access to information and communication (e.g. the internet)

    0 0%
  • Bringing peace, stability, and safety to every part of the world

    18 22.78%
  • Bringing democracy and freedom to every part of the world

    3 3.80%
  • Developing a clean, cheap source of energy that could be produced and distributed anywhere

    12 15.19%
  • Developing an effective, efficient transportation infrastructure in all parts of the world

    0 0%
  • Other (please describe)

    27 34.18%
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Thread: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    As an admittedly an uneducated individual...about world economies even ours....I see a huge change that has begun and is going to worsen for the USA...we are being overtaken in everything...our economy is underthreat...and we did it to ourselves...lets get this right WE...our Corporations have created our biggest threat it in the near future..CHINA...out of greed..we took them from eating dog to having more employed working class than we have....I find that to be the worst of corporate greed...they have put millions of americans OUT OF WORK not paying taxs and needing asst...they made millions more americans UNDER EMPLOYED and some needing pubic asst...by employing chinese and giving china our good paying manufacturing jobs...THEN THEY WHINE its entitlements killing the country...SS and Medicare...that is garbage.
    We need to stop foriegn aid...at least put a moratorium on it until WE are financially sound...we need TO STOP all the loopholes that allow corporations to pay nothing in taxs on billions we need to RAISE the capitol gains for guys like Romney who make millions upon millions in investments ..and pays less % than me in Fed Tax..."HE NEEDS A TAX CUT"??? please give me a break...he doesnt create jobs...he no longer even works... he needs to pays AT LEAST as much % as middleclass...and we need reasonable entitlement reforms....we do not need to raise taxs...we need to STOP all the nonesense with the rich and corporate interests manipulating everything and whining they need more....
    Americans are becoming more aware everyday the game the Teaparty right of the GOP is playing and the conjob they are putting out there guys like RYAN will fail.....they are whining with their pockets bulging...Stories like APPLE....GE and Romneys actual paid tax rates are starting to resonate....
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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    "What is the biggest problem facing humanity?"

    BIG GOVERNMENT

    Other (please describe) - Drastically scale back and limit government power to it's absolute bare minimum and demand accountability.
    Last edited by Empirica; 04-30-12 at 08:33 AM.
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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Economically: The First World is the engine of the rest of the Globe. When they crash, they drag the rest of the world with them. If Venezuelans suffer, the rest of the world sends aid. If the EU, Japan, and US all collapse, much of the rest of the world starves.

    Culturally: The First World also has heavy overlap with the set of cultural assumptions that I would like to see spread. Individual Liberties, Equality for Women, Property Rights, Free Markets, Free Speech... these are not things that the rest of the world takes for granted, and as the society that upholds them dies, they will subside.
    Meh; good point for the economic reason.
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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    "What is the biggest problem facing humanity?"

    BIG GOVERNMENT

    Other (please describe) - Drastically scale back and limit government power to it's absolute bare minimum and demand accountability.
    We would not have this so-called "big government" if man would only behave himself..
    Is he ?

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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    As an admittedly an uneducated individual...about world economies even ours....I see a huge change that has begun and is going to worsen for the USA...we are being overtaken in everything...our economy is underthreat...and we did it to ourselves...lets get this right WE...our Corporations have created our biggest threat it in the near future..CHINA...out of greed..we took them from eating dog to having more employed working class than we have....I find that to be the worst of corporate greed...they have put millions of Americans OUT OF WORK not paying taxes and needing asst...they made millions more Americans UNDER EMPLOYED and some needing pubic asst...by employing Chinese and giving china our good paying manufacturing jobs...THEN THEY WHINE its entitlements killing the country...SS and Medicare...that is garbage.
    We need to stop foreign aid...at least put a moratorium on it until WE are financially sound...we need TO STOP all the loopholes that allow corporations to pay nothing in taxes on billions we need to RAISE the capitol gains for guys like Romney who make millions upon millions in investments ..and pays less % than me in Fed Tax..."HE NEEDS A TAX CUT"??? please give me a break...he doesn't create jobs...he no longer even works... he needs to pays AT LEAST as much % as middleclass...and we need reasonable entitlement reforms....we do not need to raise taxs...we need to STOP all the nonsense with the rich and corporate interests manipulating everything and whining they need more....
    Americans are becoming more aware everyday the game the Teaparty right of the GOP is playing and the conjob they are putting out there guys like RYAN will fail.....they are whining with their pockets bulging...Stories like APPLE....GE and Romneys actual paid tax rates are starting to resonate....
    "Entitlement reform ..... increase the retirement age for many to 70, not coal miners of course, nor others in hazardous occupations.
    Income tax rate reform....raise the rate that the millionaires pay to ...say...50%..Try to keep the rates as fair as possible..
    I have little against "millionaires", but billionaires ? that is going too far...
    IMO, our economy would be in better shape if people did NOT overcharge for their goods and services..

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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    We need to start with Big Energy. Wars are profitable for Big Energy because they run on energy (oil, gas, deisel). They make huge profits and heavy cash positions make them bankers, as well. They control politicians to start wars where additional resources can be plugged it to their distribution network, all the while profiting from the war. Their huge profits give them huge influence in banking. This is a well-established, well-oiled financial hierarchy that has controlled the USA for about a hundred years. If a cheap energy resource is developed, these same profiteers will do all in their power to prevent its implementation. Why do you think all the Renewable Energy money goes into foolish big money endeavors, giant windmills, giant acreage of solar PV, instead of local homes? The energy distribution network has gamed the system. This ain't rocket science.

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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Except that the sub-replacement birthrate has combined with large social safety net programs to create a situation in which the largest members of the First World are insolvent. The EU, Japan, and possibly the US aren't going to ever-so-slowly-slide into a situation of the-West-and-the-rest; they are going to go through a period of bankruptcies which will cause massive economic destruction and upheaval. The integration of the global economy (and the part those nations play in the global supply chain) ensures that they will be wrecked as well.
    The US and Japan aren't going to ever go bankrupt as long as they continue to issue their sovereign debt in their own currency. Worst case case scenario for the US and Japan is that entitlements aren't reformed at all, and the value of the currency gradually slides over time. The eurozone is in a more precarious situation since the nations within it control their own fiscal policy but not their monetary policy...but even in this case, it's likely that the issue will be resolved one way or another in the aftermath of financial crises (either this one or the next one). Eventually the eurozone will have to either abandon the euro, or form a United States of Europe. Assuming Europe eventually solves this problem one way or another, its long term prospects need not be so dire. No nation can ever be forced into insolvency if its debt is issued in its own currency.

    I'm not too worried about declining birth rates in the long term for this reason. Additionally, countries facing a demographic collapse could open the immigration valve a bit to ease that problem. That seems more likely in the US than in Europe or Japan, but it's something they should all be considering.
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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    "Entitlement reform ..... increase the retirement age for many to 70, not coal miners of course, nor others in hazardous occupations.
    Income tax rate reform....raise the rate that the millionaires pay to ...say...50%..Try to keep the rates as fair as possible..
    I have little against "millionaires", but billionaires ? that is going too far...
    IMO, our economy would be in better shape if people did NOT overcharge for their goods and services..

    Im not against entitlement reform...Im against entitlement reform that totally destroys a program to give it to the rich <RYANS PLAN>
    Im against raising taxs and I dont think its necessary, end the tax havens and raise capitol gains.....raise tarrifs on chinese made american garbage so its not worthwhile for them to employ communist chinese over their own.
    The argument that tax cuts create jobs and encourage growth is a LIE and its never worked...corporations and the rich have recieved tax cut after tax cut to the tune of a full 50% Capitol Gains was reduced and they didnt create a job they still sent them all to china and elsewhere and we lost jobs...its time americans became aware of the far right conjob

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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What, in your opinion, is the biggest problem facing humanity? Suppose that you had one wish, which you had to use altruistically to make the world a better place. Which do you think would do the most "good" (however you want to define that), and why?

    - Providing everyone in the world with access to clean water
    - Providing everyone in the world with enough nutritious food
    - Providing everyone in the world with free, high-quality K-12 education
    - Providing everyone in the world with access to Western-quality health care
    - Providing everyone in the world with access to information and communication (e.g. the internet)
    - Bringing peace, stability, and safety to every part of the world
    - Bringing democracy and freedom to every part of the world
    - Developing a 100% clean, very cheap source of energy that could be produced and distributed anywhere in the world
    - Developing an effective, efficient transportation infrastructure in all parts of the world
    - Other
    So building a perfect utopian society is the biggest problem facing humanity? I guess we're doomed to failure then. The standard is ridiculous.
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    Re: What is the biggest problem facing humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    "What is the biggest problem facing humanity?"

    BIG GOVERNMENT

    Other (please describe) - Drastically scale back and limit government power to it's absolute bare minimum and demand accountability.
    Agreed. This must be the very crux of most of which we term 'problems' in 'society'.

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