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

Voters
1003. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 5 of 54 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 537

Thread: How is poverty best eliminated?

  1. #41
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,774

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    "Socialized" nations do not have the worlds poor floating there on tires. The US does. How do you explain this?
    Maybe we should put all the world's poor on a giant tire raft and send them to the "socialized" nations, see how they deal with it?
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  2. #42
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,774

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    Poverty in the world cannot be eliminated.
    It depends on what you mean by poor. If you mean those who have less than others, then you're right because statistically someone will always have less than someone else. That's a pretty useless definition though, according to that definition, Warren Buffet is poor compared to Bill Gates because Buffet only has $62 million, compared to Gates' $76 million. That really doesn't mean anything though.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  3. #43
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:20 AM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    43,289

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    My own modest proposal for ending poverty is that we eat poor people's babies.
    Which stuffing do you prefer and do you do honey glazing?

  4. #44
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Between Athens and Jerusalem
    Last Seen
    05-18-16 @ 07:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,522

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Maybe we should put all the world's poor on a giant tire raft and send them to the "socialized" nations, see how they deal with it?
    For lefties this is a difficult truth. Reality poking them in the eye.

  5. #45
    Imposition of miscellany
    NoC_T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    11-25-17 @ 04:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    11,193

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    As a preliminary measure, you'd actually need for people who don't live in poverty to actually give a flying **** about those who do. This is far from the case. Lip service means nothing, much less from the elected representatives who serve the elite. The most sweeping reforms won't make any appreciable difference, in a system designed and perpetuated for the enrichment of entrepreneurs and Old Money. Corruption and self-interest trump any pretence of social comment.

    That's the bad news. The good news is that history is a genius of an accountant. Whether the supremely indifferent like it or not, the system they champion is inherently unstable. Boom to Bust to Boom to Bust, and with increasing devastation. Given technology, there's no longer any option for world wars to save it from itself. The international market provided an injection of borrowed time, but the bill's in the mail. As the gap widens to become an economic rubicon defined by oases of wealth in oceans of misery, we'll have absolute economic (and hence political) monopoly or total collapse. Or the former preceding the latter. Either way, International Capitalism is as mortal as we are. After that, we have any number of possibilities.

    It's my opinion that poverty can't be 'eliminated' (or even half-heartedly addressed) while the system endures. Whatever 'initiatives' come into being will be as band aids applied to the aggressive tumour responsible for the pain. For the most part, those not (yet) similarly afflicted are content to demonise the poor or turn a blind eye altogether. At least until the inevitable catches up with them. At that point, I've a sneaking suspicion their empathy is assured. lulz But it's not all doom and gloom,of course. The burnt hand teaches best.

  6. #46
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Maybe we should put all the world's poor on a giant tire raft and send them to the "socialized" nations, see how they deal with it?
    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    For lefties this is a difficult truth. Reality poking them in the eye.
    Europe is already having people floating there in proverbial tires and is straining just like the US because of it.

    Migration into Europe: A surge from the sea | The Economist

    the US is far from unique in that regard, even "socialist" france is having that issue.

    Any country that has a higher PPP than a typical third world hell hole is going to likely have this issue as its a quality of life issue and not a political one.

  7. #47
    Sage
    AliHajiSheik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,373

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    In the context of this question only. I go with Other: Total enslavement of everyone, with all needs provided by regional governments and strict indoctrination removing the desire for wants.

  8. #48
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,277

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well the U.S. became a superpower and reached economic prosperity in the 1950s and 60s because of a giant government spending program called WWII.
    So if the government spent all the money in the country every year, we'd all be rich.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  9. #49
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Which stuffing do you prefer and do you do honey glazing?
    I'm not big on honey glazing. A simple sea salt and black pepper run is all that the tender, juicy meat requires.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

  10. #50
    Professor

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Last Seen
    11-27-17 @ 09:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,907

    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What works best to eliminate poverty? Multiple options are available.
    How is it that some voted for government programs yet there is a big fat zero votes for taxation.... by the looks of this poll we are still a Ronald Reagan leaning country.
    "It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin

Page 5 of 54 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •