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Originally posted by Karlhungis
Also, it would take a fairly large population reduction for every man woman and child in the world to have everything that they want. There simply aren't enough resources. There would need to be a massive reduction for everyone in the world to simply live a "middle class" American lifestyle.
The system is broken and there are too many people to do what you want. For everyone to be "equal" as you suggest, would take essentially a One World, communist government. Everyone would be poor, but equally poor.
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
reply to post by Knights
Ah yes of course. It's so obvious lol. I guess the best thing we can do is learn how to do stuff ourselves. If more people knew how to grow their own food, build their own stuff etc. They wouldn't have to spend so much money. And therefore we would have more money to spare on those things that we cant make ourselves. Like a tv .
But in these times we don't have the "time" to do these things. Oh well. Money really seems needed until we figure out something better, which may be never.
[edit on 8-4-2008 by _Phoenix_]
Originally posted by Equinox99
There is a flaw with this theory. People will want more then they need and that is what causes greed. I suggest something along the lines of trading goods and services for goods and services. That way we each have to work for our earn but this would leave out the people who can not work to earn their goods or services.
Originally posted by Alxandro
I think the op has some issues if he is envious of what others have and doesn't realize that those people strived to get to where they are.
Even if we reverted to a money free, hunting and gathering society, there will always still be those that will refuse to do their share of the hunting and gathering and gripe about why they have nothing to eat for Winter.