If there is so much surplus money and resources,why there is still so much poverty worldwide?
Is it because humans through their governments-democratically elected or not -have become so selfish so as to care solely about their own profit? International reserves,multinational companies ,financial institutions and most wealthy individuals don´t help solve current human problems like diseasy,hunger,etc. Correction: disease. Thanks. I would rather think that because humans are selfish and given the current capìtalist system that cares only about profit but not other persons well being ,is why so much money goes around looking for more gains (look at the price of oil & gold for instance)regardless of anything else. Finantial institutions ,bankers and govenments have enough money together to stop ALL MAJOR PROBLEMS related to modern human existence( hunger,disease,poverty,pollution,global warming,wars,etc) Unfortunately there is no will to do anything about it in the short term. It might take decades for humans to live together happily in peace with each other if we ever make it there.
Asked By: freithink - 4/11/2008
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There are not substantial surplus resources. Poverty is a function of the ability to produce goods and services. Wages are based on productivity. Some areas are still at the primitive subsistence level and the labor they provide is of a poor quality, hence exceedingly low wages. Quality of worker and wage move hand... More
Answered By: OPM - 4/11/2008
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The U.S has over 50% of all the world's resources. A tiny fraction of what it spends in "defense" (read: p*****g of the entire world) could be spent in ending hunger in africa, by new technologies and investments. Blame them.
Answered By: Optimus Prime - 4/11/2008
Surplus is created by people producing more than they consume. The only reason to produce a surplus is to sell it at a profit and improve your standard of living. If you force people to "give away" their surplus they will cease to produce more than they consume and instead of surpluses you'll have shortages... More
Answered By: Roadkill - 4/11/2008
This is called Fate. No one can change it. For the sins you have done ( not you my asker friend) you have to be cursed with poverty, ill health, widowship, loss, theft etc. According to Hindu Mythology, even Lord Rama faced 14 years punishment of living in the woods. God is also indispensible.
Answered By: bvgopinath2001 - 4/12/2008
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