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
    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).
    Hmmm... you need to post another pic in the Tavern right now.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I don't disagree....
    Then stop crying that life is unfair and encourage EVERYONE to work hard instead of making excuses for mediocrity.
    The greeks thought working to ones full potential was the key to happiness-im inclined to agree though I often fail to do just that.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    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.
    Oh well then by all means, have at her.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Oh well then by all means, have at her.


    Your sig nails the recent discussion, btw.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Then stop crying that life is unfair and encourage EVERYONE to work hard instead of making excuses for mediocrity.
    The greeks thought working to ones full potential was the key to happiness-im inclined to agree though I often fail to do just that.

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    I do encourage people....but I refuse to perpetuate lies that are promulgated by those who have an interest in keeping a large supply of hungry masses that will work hard for peanuts.
    <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 disneydude View Post
    I do encourage people....but I refuse to perpetuate lies that are promulgated by those who have an interest in keeping a large supply of hungry masses that will work hard for peanuts.
    Not working hard for peanut shells is much better.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Not working hard for peanut shells is much better.
    Again.....I've said it several times. Hard work will absolutely get you further than little work or not working at all. That said....it is an absolute lie to tell people that they can be successful....all it takes is hard work and perserverance. The reality for many is that this is not the case.
    <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
    Hmmm... you need to post another pic in the Tavern right now.
    I just posted one....especially for you.
    Last edited by disneydude; 08-16-14 at 02:05 AM.
    <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 disneydude View Post
    Again.....I've said it several times. Hard work will absolutely get you further than little work or not working at all. That said....it is an absolute lie to tell people that they can be successful....all it takes is hard work and perserverance. The reality for many is that this is not the case.
    That really depends on what you are calling successful.
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    That really depends on what you are calling successful.
    of course....its all relative. But the myth of the "American dream" is often sold to people by people who know damn well that the people they are selling it too....aren't ever going to be able to achieve it.
    <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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