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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by Bone75
Poverty & Hunger go hand in hand.
Firstly eliminate high food prices by investing in local growing operations such as Vertical farms. This double as a means of providing jobs for the poor and provides food at a MUCH lower cost.
You can grow 3 acres worth of food every 6 weeks about per 1 acre of indoor growing space.
The reason food is so expensive is due to transportation, everybody in the middle needs a cut so the price goes up.
Eliminate that, and you eliminate both these problems.
These problems are prime factors in homelessness and crime. So if people are healthy ( as in eating properly) and not homeless crime rates tend to go down.
~Tenthedit on 7/16/2012 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by The Old American
Stop spending $1.6 trillion a year murdering people for oil
Then, if government absolutely has to spend that $1.6 trillion on something (because it would literally kill them to give it back to us) spend that money on the first three issues in the OP. The fourth will take care of itself.
--- (from 19:04 on): Albert Einstein stated "We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
---Earth is still abundant with resources! Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevent and is actually counter productive to our very survival.
---Today, we have highly advanced technologies (they show our conventional ones and this is just the tip of the ice berg, we're spage age and using very exotic energies now) but our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological abilities, which could otherwise easily create a world for all, free of servitude and debt!
---A socioeconomic system in which all goods and services are available to everyone, without the use of money, barter, credit, debt, or servitude of any kind.
---A resource based economy operates on the basis of available resources and makes those resources available to every human being on earth, free of charge, withthout a price tag!
---So we have today, more than enough resources to build a far more advanced society.
I'm not talking about limited handouts so people just get by, I'm talking about a very advanced civilization.
---All people, regardless of political philosophy, social customs, or religious differences ultimately depend upon the same resources: clean air and water, airable land, medical care, and a relevant education.
---I think if you pledge allegiance to the earth and everyone on it, that would be the way to go for the future.
---The human species is a single family, and the world is home to everyone! Neither people nor nations can co-exist separately any longer.
---No more separate nations, so everyone can go everywhere....If you want an end to war, you must declare the earth Common Heritage!
---We must declare the earth's resources common heritage for all the worl'ds people.
---This has nothing to do with those who want to form and elite world order with themselves and large corporations in control and the rest of the world subservient to them!
To the contrary, a global resource based economy enables all people to reach their highest potential, where they can thrive and grow in a society that works in their behalf, a society that protects and preserves the environment as well. One that understands that we are part of nature not separate from it.
Originally posted by Bone75