View Poll Results: What of the following does the best for eliminating poverty in the world?

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  • Private property.

    55 5.48%
  • Unions.

    315 31.41%
  • Personal liberty.

    69 6.88%
  • Entitlements.

    403 40.18%
  • Taxation

    463 46.16%
  • Freedom from coercion/association.

    52 5.18%
  • Government programs/policies.

    410 40.88%
  • The free market.

    79 7.88%
  • Class struggle.

    14 1.40%
  • Working for oneself.

    59 5.88%
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Thread: How is poverty best eliminated?

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I would have put you slightly younger.....mid to late 20's. That's when I talked similar to what you are saying. I'm 50. I think most of my experience with reality came in my 30's and 40's.
    You're 50?? I swear I've seen your pic and you looked maybe 35.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I'm also 33.
    I wouldn't have guessed 33. Women at 33 are all over the place-some look like old women already. Thats not you, btw.

    How's your Christ year working out?

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Like I said....hard work and perserverance will pay off for everyone...but only to a certain degree. The idea that all it takes is hard work and responsibility to be successful for a huge chunk of people is not reality. That's just the cold hard facts of our society. Our society is based on the concept that there will be hungry/poor that will work for minimal wages in order to supply the advantages for the upper classes.
    Yes, there will always be people who work for minimal wages - I'm not disputing that. I'm saying if you are one of those people, you can rise above it (for most people).

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm not talking about geographical area. You can grow up in any area and still have a very sheltered life.
    Yeah but I didn't live a sheltered life. Still am not. That said, this location is the oblivious center of the liberal world. Well here and NY.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I beat my parents (both college educated, first in their families) by age 30, and by a significant margin. That wasn't by not working hard or saying the deck is stacked against me, so why bother.

    People need to worry more about emulating successful behavior and less about being bitter of achievement.
    I don't disagree....but the reality is....for many they can emulate success as much as they can....but without the access and opportunities....they aren't going to be able to achieve it.

    I, fortunately, grew up in a white middle class family. I HAD opportunities. It still required hard work...and I struggled for many years to be successful...but I also recognize that growing up in white middle class America, I had access to things that a lot of other people don't have. I watch smart hard working kids struggle every day...and they are fed the line that all they have to do is work hard and they will succeed. Its a lie. A lie that will give them a life better than others....but certainly not a life that they are led to believe that they can achieve.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I wouldn't have guessed 33. Women at 33 are all over the place-some look like old women already. Thats not you, btw.

    How's your Christ year working out?
    That's not me in my avatar pic, btw... that's SE Cupp. People just say we look a bit alike.

    I'm ready for 33 to be over.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    You're 50?? I swear I've seen your pic and you looked maybe 35.
    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I wouldn't have guessed 33. Women at 33 are all over the place-some look like old women already. Thats not you, btw.

    How's your Christ year working out?
    I was going to respond to the thread, but at the last second noticed I would be butting in on an intimate conversation.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    You're 50?? I swear I've seen your pic and you looked maybe 35.
    LOL....thanks.....I am often told I look much younger than my age....but my wrinkles and gray in my beard give me away (although most of that has come over the last 5 or so years).
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    That's not me in my avatar pic, btw... that's SE Cupp. People just say we look a bit alike.

    I'm ready for 33 to be over.
    Yeah me too. I thought if would be a cool age, but not so much.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I was going to respond to the thread, but at the last second noticed I would be butting in on an intimate conversation.
    Im in southern california, there are like 3 libertarian women in the entire state and they are dispersed amongst various museums as curiosities. It is different elsewhere in the nation.

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