Stoner: Poverty can also be caused by too little government control. As well a lack of being taught a good work ethic as a child, having a low intelligence, being unwilling to do illegal acts for money, too much power by big business, laws that favor the rich, poor educational system, lack of opportunity, racism.
@markscott government intervention tends to create terrible consequences when it mess with the economy and business’s. The government should break up businesses that do not where competition can thrive (hence why we have the Sherman anti trust act) and I would agree that we need to federalize the education system, the way it should be done it by getting taking the budget we use for welfare and Final it into education system and making social Security a separate branch. We spend 1.4 trillion on welfare imagine if we spent that on education. However to much government intervention tends to lead to a the collapse of the economy and hyper inflation, Chile back in the 60s Venezuela and Cuba are all great examples of this happening, The best way to keep people out of poverty is by educating them and allow the free market to thrive.
Stoner: What you suggest would result in many deaths, actually. And other industrialized countries do much more in social intervention (health care, more maternity leave, etc.) and their economies are reasonably stable, and have been for many decades. The reason we have social services in the first place, is because so many people were in such bad shape, due to big business and the very rich, running over the middle class and poor to get ever more wealth for themselves, at the expense of others.
@markscott right which is why you need some government regulations to stop that from happening. Or have insurance company that proved insurance and pay a deductible like you pay the first 5000 dollars and after that the insurance company pays the rest. The US has made it work for many years when it comes to health care. If we had a highly education population then we wouldn’t need welfare. The government shouldn’t be paying for someone bad decisions like getting pregnant at 18
by the way I'm homless myself..
Yes u r absolutely right. all these leads to poverty
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Homeless probably better term for this post
In America? In poverty stricken countries, people barely eat let alone have shoes to wear.
@Hispanic-Cool-Guy Yes, I am clearly talking about "poverty" in the US. I know that poverty in Africa, Central and South America is much more stark!
Wealth isn't a finite pie. Your analogy is incorrect.
You're correct.. it's very complex and very extensive.. I mean.. it's something very long and complicated to understand and to analyze but what I wrote is to understand a little bit...
yes. i'd like to focus on basic needs. and is it different in the US than it is worldwide for people who don't have enough food?
Americans in poverty can live better lives than those in other countries.Plus there are three things you can do in the US which can almost guarantee (96% chance) you won't be in poverty1) Complete high school2) Work 40 hours a week3) Wait until you're 21 and married before having children.In many countries these things aren't possible.
Actually, its *not* because mankind is imperfect; that is a racist justification of a genetic elitist mentality among hive minds in order to protect their (living) way of life in the crossfire of a what we're not even allowed to see, but without which, none of us would be here.
@Spiritwander Don't forget your tin foil hat!
Saving that for the heads we put on the grill, actually.😏
@Spiritwander Oh and a serial killer as well, lovely.
I just went to the ER for chest pain, they found nothing yet wanted $19,000 for all of their ‘tests’19k! Only in America. I have insurance how many people dont? Land of the fee home of the slave...
Eh... Can't deny that on the personal side of things I haven't seen that play out daily for decades, but it goes beyond one person's inabilities.
Agree. It's either that person's choices or their ancestors' choices or both
Well, I think the term "choice" may be the operant in that regard; if it's their ancestors, then it wasn't theirs.(Plus, the meaning of choice can change generation after generation)
@Spiritwander more often it's their personal choices
🤔Hmmm... well, since I've been studying them as a socio-economic phenomenon and as a lifestyle for 30 years now, knowing them on a personal level as well as a statistical one, I'm gonna pretend your theory is useful and strain pasta noodles with it for the soup kitchen...🙄... I could spend a few years explaining the sheer math involved behind the notion that *that many people* could even make the same (or similar) "poor choices" that leads to a similar homogeneous outcome, but by the time I was done you'd be wondering what on this plane of existence could even possibly exist, so you're probably gonna just take my word on this one...😏 ... it's *not* "personal choices" any more than a soldier on a battlefield can "choose" whether or not they get shot...... sometimes it's up to them... (usually when cameras are rollin' on them)... sometimes it's not... (like when the lights go out, and they're wondering what hit them)And other times, it's just one photo blurb in a long line of names in some case file of someone deemed more important who's hunting someone else who's deemed more important, and you find out just how little anyone cares wtf even happened, because its slowing down the action of their favorite cop drama...You live in a world built for entertainment.I don't ever recall coming across any fine print limiting it in any capacity as to what defines "entertainment", but I've watched it long enough to know what I'm looking at.It may be "poor criticism" to point out that actors are acting during a performance, however, we all take turns in various stages of life at various times. The question is, when you're on top, do you lend a hand up, or simply look down with the awareness you're looking down?
What a blabbering ass,
... well, I cater to my audience biologically, even if I feel as though I shouldn't have to spiritually.(... cuz I was gonna be polite and not talk about your flatulence issues.)
it's a good thing that you have nice legs because your brain won't get you anywhere
Guaranteed no one is down there on sheer bad luck.(Statistically, *that many people* cannot be that unlucky.)It's socio-economics meeting socio-politics; and if you ask me, it's probably based on tax revenues; if you don't meet your quota, you get dropped.Same context as immigrants who work the orchards, only the next financial tier up.
Yea homeless people are the most greedy people i know 🙄