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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:36 AM

4. Sad commentary on the state of the world. But yet hopeful

if one considers that ending poverty could happen if the powers that be choose to focus our resources in this direction.

From military & security budgets that dwarf reality to a failed war on drugs; money is being wasted to the detriment of the greater society.

Oxfam claims just the income from the world's richest people in 2012, a total of $240 billion net income, could end extreme global poverty four times over.

And then there is this from the article:

According to Oxfam's figures, as much as $32 trillion is currently stored in tax havens.


Some day the wealthy of this world will see the fallacy of believing that there is never enough for everyone, realize they can keep their riches, and let the people of earth live a decent life too. The two goals are not mutally exclusive if one considers the financial numbers given by Oxfam as basis as to how little it would actually take to achieve a massive paradigm shift in human existence.

Obviously just my opinion....

Swords to plowshares/ Tanks to Tractors

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