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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    How is poverty best eliminated?

    What works best to eliminate poverty? Multiple options are available.
    Last edited by US Conservative; 08-15-14 at 12:10 AM.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Instead of child poverty, I intended to say taxation, maybe that can be corrected by a mod?

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Work hard, be responsible and use your money wisely. No government is going to eliminate poverty by offering handouts. It's up to the individual.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Work hard, be responsible and use your money wisely. No government is going to eliminate poverty by offering handouts. It's up to the individual.
    Sounds reasonable to me.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    My own modest proposal for ending poverty is that we eat poor people's babies.
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    The last however many centuries of human history tend to suggest that it is freeing up the economic abilities of the individual.

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    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.
    That is sick. I laughed. But it is sick.

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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by apoState View Post
    That is sick. I laughed. But it is sick.
    I stole the idea from Jonathan Swift, so I cannot take credit for it.
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    The economy is a giant trading pool. The more accessible that trading pool becomes, the more people will get involved in it.

    However, bringing people into the pool requires investment; acquiring the financial and professional skills to be a contributing member of the economy takes money and time that majority of poor people don't have the resources or knowledge to accrue. That's why poverty is generational and why we (used to have) a progressive taxation system that made investments in public education and infrastructure. If families can't make it to the economy, we can bring the economy to them.

    In theory, all rich people favour bringing more people into the trading pool because it expands opportunity for capital investment. In practice, they loathe the idea of progressive taxation or paying employees a living wage. Then the Reagan Administration got the brilliant idea that there was no need to tax rich people or have a minimum wage because if you borrowed money from foreign markets to maintain education and infrastructure and military might, then rich people would use the windfall in tax breaks to create an economy so massive that even at much lower effective tax rates there would be more than enough to pay back everything America had borrowed.

    Don't worry. The wind fall is coming.

    Work hard, be responsible and use your money wisely. No government is going to eliminate poverty by offering handouts. It's up to the individual.
    ... the nations of the European Union have been doing it for 30 years. 6% poverty versus 20% poverty.
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    Re: How is poverty best eliminated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    The economy is a giant trading pool. The more accessible that trading pool becomes, the more people will get involved in it.

    However, bringing people into the pool requires investment; acquiring the financial and professional skills to be a contributing member of the economy takes money and time that majority of poor people don't have the resources or knowledge to accrue. That's why poverty is generational and why we (used to have) a progressive taxation system that made investments in public education and infrastructure. If families can't make it to the economy, we can bring the economy to them.

    In theory, all rich people favour bringing more people into the trading pool because it expands opportunity for capital investment. In practice, they loathe the idea of progressive taxation or paying employees a living wage. Then the Reagan Administration got the brilliant idea that there was no need to tax rich people because if you borrowed money from foreign markets to maintain education and infrastructure, then rich people would use the windfall in tax breaks to create an economy so massive that even with much lower effective tax rates there would be more than enough to pay back everything America had borrowed.

    Don't worry. The wind fall is coming.



    ... the nations of the European Union have been doing it for 30 years. 6% poverty versus 20% poverty.
    The thread asked for complete elimination of poverty :P

    (I'm not sure that's possible)
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