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 AlbqOwl View Post
    I'll stick with my definition of progressivism because I believe it is 100% accurate.
    What definition do you use then?
    Education.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Ah yes, another lame post where someone claims "the left" does something, with the clear implication that "the right" does not.

    "The right" misuses words all the time. It's a pretty common trait among most humans.
    Probably true, but I can't think of examples the right twists words like the left does.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Probably true, but I can't think of examples the right twists words like the left does.
    I can. Let's start with "tyranny."
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What works best to eliminate poverty? Multiple options are available.
    But no "all of the above" option.

    I think by gradually simplifying the tax system until we have a Single Tax (along with user fees and pollution fees) we will see a great reduction of poverty. Combine that with Thomas Paine's Citizen's Dividend and poverty would be virtually eliminated.
    "Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
    http://www.wealthandwant.com/

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    We have the richest poor in the world.
    Apparently they just need more marxism to fix that.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Work hard, be responsible and use your money wisely.
    Sounds great, but many people do this and still require government assistance.
    "Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
    http://www.wealthandwant.com/

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    What definition do you use then?
    See Post #194. I can elaborate if it isn't pretty self-explanatory.
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    But no "all of the above" option.

    I think by gradually simplifying the tax system until we have a Single Tax (along with user fees and pollution fees) we will see a great reduction of poverty. Combine that with Thomas Paine's Citizen's Dividend and poverty would be virtually eliminated.
    Absurd ideas that wont happen. Thank god.
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    But no "all of the above" option.

    I think by gradually simplifying the tax system until we have a Single Tax (along with user fees and pollution fees) we will see a great reduction of poverty. Combine that with Thomas Paine's Citizen's Dividend and poverty would be virtually eliminated.
    Are you a supporter of private property, including land?

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Sounds great, but many people do this and still require government assistance.
    They aren't doing it right. How about we help them figure it out instead of creating incentives that do otherwise.

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