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Causes of Poverty
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I`m sorry to say this but hmm what to say. The governments unity is shitty as hell. But I must say their are the few people in power who truly give 2 shits about their people. Otherwise government is corrupt just as our ancestors were. Like today I proclaimed communism is the best style to handle the people. But this is only on paper because human beings are so corrupt. In a democracy you`ll have to nag to get your opinions across. I mean in America we would be so much better off if Al Gore was president. Matter of fact if the U.S. was communist and Al Gore was in power, we would probably stop having poverty issues all together.

Rich people are not to blame. I cant just say that every snob doesn't deserve their money. They should just be more generous and spread the equality. I came to realize that if every1 fell to conformism we would not have this problem. But then again thats just human nature.
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Here's an interesting study about how marriage, proverty, and education levels are tied together. http://www.city-journal.org/html/16_1_marriage_gap.html

Some of it also has to do with region they live in. It is hard to be rich in places with few resources, and political turmoil to the mix and people lose their homes and jobs, if they had one in the first place.
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okay for those in developed first world countries, i would say it's lack of financial knowledge and maybe laziness. we all *technically* have equal opportunities so it's really up to you to do what has to be done. then again...a lot of americans are living in like borderline poverty...so i guess it's a combination of taxes and spending more than you earn. i mean like here in singapore you keep hearing cases of how more and more young ppl are going bankrupt...coz they live the high life without having the money to support it.

for underdeveloped countries, i think it's a number of factors. bad government...mostly corrupt ones you notice, and yes maybe the whole globalization thing. but i think eventually everything WILL work out. i mean...now we're already seeing the rise of china...and maybe india. soon it'll probably be followed by russia? and eventually africa. i would say there seems to be alot of financial aid, but we really don't know what's happening to all this money.

knowledge is power. and i really think that knowledge is perhaps THE most important and precious thing to each and everyone of us.
Posted 5/23/07
senbon, you're an SOB. communism will never work since people who do these revolutions end up corrupted or have no good intentions for the people.democracy is very unlikely to fall since people of whatever social status can vote for what they want. if the world was united like i said we could have pax romanus all over again only this time longer( being me im of course not in favor of peace.)communism takes away the people's rights and dictates everyday life. if Al Gore had been president during 9/11 he'd have crawled up in a ball in a closet and cried like the fuckin little pussy he is.i admit bush's way of fighting iraq wasnt so great but it was time for saddam to g, but thats besides the point. usually communism causes countries to become impovershed.look at cuba, russia after their collapse, east germany while occupied by the russians when they were communists. look at all the communists countries that there have ever been and then tell me if they look great.
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I hate to sound callous... but... Poverty is caused by situations and personal environment. Lack of education, lack of motivation.
Example... people in etheoipia (sp) yes they live in e desert... yes they have for hundreds of generations...
it was sand in roman days, it's sand now...
they can walk for miles to find water or to get medical help.... but instead of walking further to get to a better place, what do they do? they turn around and walk back to where they came from...
Fear is the biggest standstill for anyone... and the poverty stricken people in third world countries are afraid of what they don't know.
In countries like the US... and poverty.. is just plain stupidity.
I don't understand how ANYONE can not want to make a better life for themselves... there is help out there for EVERYONE (even illegal aliens now) to get you on your feet.
However... I think that it should be survival of the fittest.. if you are too scared or ignorant to want to walk out of the desert, or to get your ass in rehab or STOP HAVING KIDS FFS, then you deserve to be spit on, you deserve to be shunned by society, and you deserve to be left in the gutter where you apparently enjoy being.
I have no sympathy for poverty in the US... absolutely none.
then again... I'm an Egoist... Sai la vie.
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CHANGE? CAN YOU SPARE SOME CHANGE!?!?!
Posted 5/23/07
Hahaha everytime i look @ this god damn thread i think black people...but i wont say they are the cause...because thats wrong and racist....im sorry ktito!!!!


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poverty sucks. People need to help each other more. Plus we need to encourage and help each other learn, grow, develop.
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Posted 5/23/07

n0odle wrote:

CHANGE? CAN YOU SPARE SOME CHANGE!?!?!


im just as poor as u.

Most poverty is caused by neglecting the other side, government systems and richer trying to get richer leaving the poor and middle classes behind.
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ain't it obvious poverty is cause by morons laziness dumbasses and more dumb asses... poor people are a treat the goverment should just kill them all .... they're all useless they cause nothing but trouble
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devilisiious wrote:

ain't it obvious poverty is cause by morons laziness dumbasses and more dumb asses... poor people are a treat the goverment should just kill them all .... they're all useless they cause nothing but trouble


i wouldn't get to anti povo there are more povs in the world then rich. Its not always cause there lazy, some are not given the opportunities like we do.
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i don't know if we really can blame anyone...well, hmm the united states holds about 73% of the WORLD'S resources, so we're to blame for the rest of the world that is in poverty maybe, but in the United States alone, 85% of our country's wealth is held in only 15% of the population...that is a problem, its all a matter of priorities, we should fix it, starting with raising the pay of teacher's and lowering the pay of the actors and athletes who really don't do much unless they are generous and give large portions of what they get to the community, Bill Gates is exempt from this since there is no way he can spend all of his money...and he does give lots back to the community
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yuuki_tenshi wrote:

i don't know if we really can blame anyone...well, hmm the united states holds about 73% of the WORLD'S resources, so we're to blame for the rest of the world that is in poverty maybe, but in the United States alone, 85% of our country's wealth is held in only 15% of the population...that is a problem, its all a matter of priorities, we should fix it, starting with raising the pay of teacher's and lowering the pay of the actors and athletes who really don't do much unless they are generous and give large portions of what they get to the community, Bill Gates is exempt from this since there is no way he can spend all of his money...and he does give lots back to the community


Where do you get your facts from? I'm just kinda curious since the US... is kinda very low on the totem pole for resources... we can just afford to BUY them... but it's the third world countries that really have a large amount of the resources...
Actually the countries we tend to dismiss as third world countries the world tends to keep down so that nigeria doesn't realise the amount of power they really have controlling a large portions of the world's diamonds.
Posted 5/24/07

Dusterbayala wrote:

I hate to sound callous... but... Poverty is caused by situations and personal environment. Lack of education, lack of motivation.
Example... people in etheoipia (sp) yes they live in e desert... yes they have for hundreds of generations...
it was sand in roman days, it's sand now...
they can walk for miles to find water or to get medical help.... but instead of walking further to get to a better place, what do they do? they turn around and walk back to where they came from...
Fear is the biggest standstill for anyone... and the poverty stricken people in third world countries are afraid of what they don't know.
In countries like the US... and poverty.. is just plain stupidity.
I don't understand how ANYONE can not want to make a better life for themselves... there is help out there for EVERYONE (even illegal aliens now) to get you on your feet.
However... I think that it should be survival of the fittest.. if you are too scared or ignorant to want to walk out of the desert, or to get your ass in rehab or STOP HAVING KIDS FFS, then you deserve to be spit on, you deserve to be shunned by society, and you deserve to be left in the gutter where you apparently enjoy being.
I have no sympathy for poverty in the US... absolutely none.
then again... I'm an Egoist... Sai la vie.


as cruel as i am, i say people sould not be left to die, they should be helped.some need to stay where they are for different reasons. not everyone who is poor in the US are poor because they are stupid, many are claustraphibic(cant spell it) and cant stand to stay in an inclosed area so they live outside.many have mental disabilities.also some people misjudge a situation where they think they can support a restaurant or whatever and dont go to college and end up ruined.some cannot afford to go to college.very few poor people are actually stupid. ya people could either buy condoms, keep their pants on, get an abortion, or take birth control but people make mistakes and must learn.besides kids can be put up for adoption so that helps. i judge you to be ignorant of many things. also you spelled "sai" wrong its "c'est la vie." C' is ce and est is etre conjugated. it translates to "it's, it is, that's or that is".pick one, they all work. dont bother to argue with me on it, ive been speaking french for all day in class 8 years
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poor people cause poverty.

In any event, there's a lot of causes, and really, if there weren't poor people doing our dirty work, life would suck a lot more.

ce n'est pas le faute des gens riche qu'il y a la pauvrete dans le monde.

I think that even when we see the beggars and homeless people on the streets, it can be hard to envision ourselves in that position. It's really neither the responsiblity nor the fault of more sucessful people. It's a pretty horrific situation, especially when the have-nots are compared to the haves, but haven't people lived for centuries without mp3's and half acre households?

blame genetics, or poor parenting, or karma, or luck, but consumerism requires people that work, and unless we're all willing to shell out double or triple the prices for our everyday goods, it's a problem that's not going away.
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