And I really DO mean that! If somebody knows of some miracle solution to all the world's woes that can easily be covered with a mere 12 digit annual contribution, that's astronomical! (In the famous lines of Dr. Strangelove: ) "SO WHY DON'T YA TELL THE WORLD, HUH?!?
Also not sure why this would have to be in notes XD.
But sure, if you want to share something with me privately, I'll listen.
How would the money be allocated for those in poverty to end it?
I briefly thought that maybe it was based on some overly simplistic criteria... specifically I thought it might be based on the World Bank's definition of "absolute poverty"... but then I realized that even if it was 135,000,000,000 per MONTH, it still wouldn't be nearly enough to eradicate world poverty that way.
... So count me in on the list of people wondering what this is asserting.
It's not lack of money being given to the poor.
It's not lack of resources available.
Its corruption. And communists in the former Soviet Union, and the current PRC, let alone banana republics like Cuba, are some of history's most egregious offenders.
But hey, don't let facts get in the way of your agitprop.
--- Giving them food and shelter? Which is only going to last for a few months before they start descending again into a poverty state again because they basically have no means to sustain a balanced life?
--- Or are you talking about giving the means to be able to sustain themselves in a medium-long term? Because that sounds like something that would take more than a few hundred billions to give EVERYONE in this planet that kind of treatment.
I have no idea where that's coming from, either.
("This are?" Aparently this new edit feature has made me lazy already XD. Ahh well, fixed :-p.)
We simply have too many people. That's why there is poverty to the degree that there is. We hit the Earth's sustainable carrying capacity at 4 billion people; we're now at almost double that number. We're spending natural capital (i.e. resources) at a frightening rate to try and support our growing population. We've stretched our resources too thin, like butter spread over too much bread.
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years.
We have been here for 4 hours. Our industrial revolution began 1 minute ago.
In that time, we have destroyed more than 50% of the world’s forests.
And that's just one facet of the problem we face. There's CO2 levels, oil reserves, drinkable water, endangered species...the list goes on.
In short and sweet terms...we're in trouble.
You have done absolutely nothing to refute what I've said, only stated and restated some tangentially-related fact.
Actually, the notion that there's a single sustainable carrying capacity is somewhat flawed: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD-yN2… (Hank Green talks about overpopulation).
So it's not that our total population has somehow crossed some all-important threshold... it's that 1: It's continuing to rise too fast, 2: Our resources aren't being handled very efficiently, and 3: A LOT of the above mentioned population growth is happening where even fewer of the resources are going to get to them.
You are right, however, that saying we can just throw money at the problem and fix it is a somewhat overly-simplistic viewpoint XD.
So we can have a standard of living, or we can have 10 billion people. We cannot have both. We just can't. The "stuff" is simply not there to be had. Until we can directly manipulate energy into matter, until we can turn sunlight into something we can hold and touch in our hands, we have to control the population and put a cap on it at some point.
Only when the last fish is caught, the last tree cut down, and the last drinkable river polluted will we realize: we can't eat money.
The point is, humanity does not help each other, but wastes money
(Yeah.. sometimes army to defend, but if everybody would have a heart we wouldnt even need weapons)
We shouldnt complain what the government does or the rich people next to you. It starts with us. With You! Touch ur own Nose. Why dont you help the people around you? Why dont you plant a tree? If EVERYBODY cares a little little little bit more, it wouldnt matter if any government (you cant probably reach) spends too much money on army instead of helping.
It's a nice, works-on-paper theory you are advocating here, but the truth is that it's never that simple. What truly raises people out of poverty is removing the shackles that most governments impose upon their citizenry.