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We all want to make this world a better place, and so do I, but perhaps this is just my own opinion but I see alot of indecision, mainly in the world of politics.

But instead of putting pressure on them lets just help them!
Since they do not come with new and good ideas to help everyone on the planet then we shall do it for them.
This thread is about making the life of everyone on earth better, so ideas just for your own country wont work, we need global ideas.

I'll let myself start.

The goverments should stop supporting their own industries.
Why, you ask?
Well there are several reasons for example it is unfair competition for producers who do not get any financial support from their goverments.
But also this: supporting your own producers as a goverment is protectionism, History shows that protectionism never works on the long run, why? Simply because supporting your producers stops making them competitive, they will stop trying to invent, to find ways to make their production methods cheaper etc etc.
And while that happens, producers who do not get any financial support do find ways and invent things too make them stronger, on the long run we see that producers without goverment support will be stronger then producers who do get support.
When the producers without support find ways to producer soo chear that they are able to sell their products for less money then the producers who do receive support, we will see that those industries collapse, that is bad for alot of people, since supporting those producers wont bring any financial profit for goverments the entire industry of that product will collapse leaving alot of people without work and a technilogical inferior equipment.

Now with out this goverment support weaker countrys have a fair chance on the markets, making their country's richer, but while that our country's can stop giving money in the name off aid to those country's since they don't need it anymore.
Alot of goverments in Africa are almost completely supported by financial aid from the western country's, while in our country's the goverments are supported by us taxpayers, therefore the goverment has to take responsibility towards us.
Now in African country's the goverments do not recieve money from their citizens but from us western country's, they do not have to take responsibility towards their own citizens since they do not pay them.
That is a real big problem because a goverment is there to work for their people, and when that does not happen.... well we all can imagine what could happen.

Well this was my idea for bettering the world, perhaps I'll post more but I'm actually looking forward to others idea's.





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Abolish the Uniform Commercial Code
&
Revert all courts to Common Law
(Also known as)
The Law of Nature, The Law of Property, Moral Law, Law of commons.

Common Law is one of the most ethical means of resolving disputes between people, business, and often results in the injured party being compensated justly.
It's not difficult to understand either. The sole question in the matter is simply this-

"Who owns the property in question?"

Once the owner of the property is established, then the remainder of the trail solves itself.

I'm not an idealist to believe a certain action eliminate crime all together, however if it makes the world a better place to live through resolving disputes without violence, a common law would be best.

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Abolish any mechanism of monetary incentive. It's what's making individuals to become fiscally irresponsible slaves and irrational addicts of capitalism.

And then restore freedom to its rightful state not as "doing whatever that one wants to do", but as "doing the act for its own moral merit". That way a person isn't an honest individual for wanting to get rewarded for his honest deed, but simply because that he is an honest person and that's what an honest person will do.

Finally, reform the public education institutions from instead of them competing collectively for resources, to mentoring our youths on how to be truly resourceful and creative via intrinsic motivation. In other words, our teachers should just show our children that what they do at school are important and have purposes, and they'll discover those purposes together by them learning from each others at how to become better at what they do together.

I am a realistic idealist, for I only offer real solutions not because they sound nice, but rather it's because they are hard to do.
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Abolish any mechanism of monetary incentive. It's what's making individuals to become fiscally irresponsible and irrational addicts.

And then restore freedom to its rightful state not as "doing whatever that one wants to do", but as "doing the act for its own moral merit". That way a person isn't an honest individual for wanting to get rewarded for his honest deed, but simply because that he is an honest person and that's what an honest person will do.

Finally, reform the public education institutions from instead of them competing collectively for resources, to mentoring our youths on how to be truly resourceful and creative via intrinsic motivation. In other words, our teachers should just show our children that what they do at school are important and have purposes, and they'll discover those purposes together by them learning from each others at how to become better at what they do together.

I am a realistic idealist, for I only offer real solutions not because they sound nice, but rather it's because they are hard to do.


A very interesting view on how to make this world better, but your second point, how would you try to accomplish that?
Posted 3/7/10

amersfoort wrote:


DomFortress wrote:

Abolish any mechanism of monetary incentive. It's what's making individuals to become fiscally irresponsible and irrational addicts.

And then restore freedom to its rightful state not as "doing whatever that one wants to do", but as "doing the act for its own moral merit". That way a person isn't an honest individual for wanting to get rewarded for his honest deed, but simply because that he is an honest person and that's what an honest person will do.

Finally, reform the public education institutions from instead of them competing collectively for resources, to mentoring our youths on how to be truly resourceful and creative via intrinsic motivation. In other words, our teachers should just show our children that what they do at school are important and have purposes, and they'll discover those purposes together by them learning from each others at how to become better at what they do together.

I am a realistic idealist, for I only offer real solutions not because they sound nice, but rather it's because they are hard to do.


A very interesting view on how to make this world better, but your second point, how would you try to accomplish that?

By institutionalize both this and this into our public educational system. While making the point that those who want any sort of incentive for them to just do it, are themselves slaves and addicts of capitalism, not humans.
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DomFortress wrote:


amersfoort wrote:


DomFortress wrote:

Abolish any mechanism of monetary incentive. It's what's making individuals to become fiscally irresponsible and irrational addicts.

And then restore freedom to its rightful state not as "doing whatever that one wants to do", but as "doing the act for its own moral merit". That way a person isn't an honest individual for wanting to get rewarded for his honest deed, but simply because that he is an honest person and that's what an honest person will do.

Finally, reform the public education institutions from instead of them competing collectively for resources, to mentoring our youths on how to be truly resourceful and creative via intrinsic motivation. In other words, our teachers should just show our children that what they do at school are important and have purposes, and they'll discover those purposes together by them learning from each others at how to become better at what they do together.

I am a realistic idealist, for I only offer real solutions not because they sound nice, but rather it's because they are hard to do.


A very interesting view on how to make this world better, but your second point, how would you try to accomplish that?

By institutionalize both this and this into our public educational system. While making the point that those who want any sort of incentive for them to just do it, are themselves slaves and addicts of capitalism, not humans.


Fantastic video's!! yes those would really make this world better, but the only down side is, morality is such a vague concept, wich can easely be used for bad things.
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It's what Che Guevara said, we need to end monopoly capitalism and imperialism. Real democracy needs to be implemented, end oligarch/polyarchy government systems in the US and other superpowers. So many countries are poor, corrupt and have no chance of development because of imperialism, most of which comes from the US. Dictators and horrible, corrupt governments are installed and supported, democracy and development is blocked and everyone in the country suffers. The World Bank system that keeps poor countries in debt endlessly is also ridiculous. Haiti's debt was erased, so I don't know why they shouldn't do that with other desperately poor nations as well. Also, make sure countries who signed the Geneva conventions and say they abide by international law really do (*coughUScough*).

Make efforts to end mass ignorance and obliviousness in first world nations, so, reforming education systems, ending propaganda news systems, limiting meaningless distractions (entertainment industries), getting people more involved in real democracy and caring for each other. Everyone in developed nations is so isolated, everyone's goals are centered around themselves, making themselves happy and successful, materialist and consumerist ideals only, we need a cultural revolution to end that.

In summary, the most important things I think would be eliminating monopoly capitalism and imperialism, and implementing true democracy throughout the world and then I think it would be very possible to make a much better world. I think people should be more optimistic, every century of human history has been more civilized and just than the last, now we at least claim to have principles we should follow. We may not actually follow those principles, and it is still a horrible unjust world, but things used to be much, much worse.
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I think we should encourage freedom, capitalism, democracy, and be willing to make hard stances against evil nations. We need to deal with evil and deal with it hard instead of waiting and doing nothing because doing the right thing is too hard. We should stop Iran, Palestine, Russia, and other bad nations and be willing to make tough decisions. We should encourage free markets, stop listening to the lie of global warming, and allow prosperity to flourish form hard work through a global capitalist system. We should have universal healthcare so all can receive medical treatment at and equal price, and we need to learn from history.
Posted 3/7/10

amersfoort wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


amersfoort wrote:


DomFortress wrote:

Abolish any mechanism of monetary incentive. It's what's making individuals to become fiscally irresponsible and irrational addicts.

And then restore freedom to its rightful state not as "doing whatever that one wants to do", but as "doing the act for its own moral merit". That way a person isn't an honest individual for wanting to get rewarded for his honest deed, but simply because that he is an honest person and that's what an honest person will do.

Finally, reform the public education institutions from instead of them competing collectively for resources, to mentoring our youths on how to be truly resourceful and creative via intrinsic motivation. In other words, our teachers should just show our children that what they do at school are important and have purposes, and they'll discover those purposes together by them learning from each others at how to become better at what they do together.

I am a realistic idealist, for I only offer real solutions not because they sound nice, but rather it's because they are hard to do.


A very interesting view on how to make this world better, but your second point, how would you try to accomplish that?

By institutionalize both this and this into our public educational system. While making the point that those who want any sort of incentive for them to just do it, are themselves slaves and addicts of capitalism, not humans.


Fantastic video's!! yes those would really make this world better, but the only down side is, morality is such a vague concept, wich can easely be used for bad things.
Then allow me to welcome you to my reality.
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Yei wrote:

It's what Che Guevara said, we need to end monopoly capitalism and imperialism. Real democracy needs to be implemented, end oligarch/polyarchy government systems in the US and other superpowers. So many countries are poor, corrupt and have no chance of development because of imperialism, most of which comes from the US. Dictators and horrible, corrupt governments are installed and supported, democracy and development is blocked and everyone in the country suffers. The World Bank system that keeps poor countries in debt endlessly is also ridiculous. Haiti's debt was erased, so I don't know why they shouldn't do that with other desperately poor nations as well. Also, make sure countries who signed the Geneva conventions and say they abide by international law really do (*coughUScough*).

Make efforts to end mass ignorance and obliviousness in first world nations, so, reforming education systems, ending propaganda news systems, limiting meaningless distractions (entertainment industries), getting people more involved in real democracy and caring for each other. Everyone in developed nations is so isolated, everyone's goals are centered around themselves, making themselves happy and successful, materialist and consumerist ideals only, we need a cultural revolution to end that.

In summary, the most important things I think would be eliminating monopoly capitalism and imperialism, and implementing true democracy throughout the world and then I think it would be very possible to make a much better world. I think people should be more optimistic, every century of human history has been more civilized and just than the last, now we at least claim to have principles we should follow. We may not actually follow those principles, and it is still a horrible unjust world, but things used to be much, much worse.


Your Idea is pretty big, but how can this be acomplished?


digs wrote:

I think we should encourage freedom, capitalism, democracy, and be willing to make hard stances against evil nations. We need to deal with evil and deal with it hard instead of waiting and doing nothing because doing the right thing is too hard. We should stop Iran, Palestine, Russia, and other bad nations and be willing to make tough decisions. We should encourage free markets, stop listening to the lie of global warming, and allow prosperity to flourish form hard work through a global capitalist system. We should have universal healthcare so all can receive medical treatment at and equal price, and we need to learn from history.


Again here too, how? This topic isnt about making a wishlist and sending it too Santa, but its about coming with an idea about how too better things.
It is good that you put your wish here, but now you need to explain how this idea can be accomplished.
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digs wrote:

I think we should encourage freedom, capitalism, democracy, and be willing to make hard stances against evil nations. We need to deal with evil and deal with it hard instead of waiting and doing nothing because doing the right thing is too hard. We should stop Iran, Palestine, Russia, and other bad nations and be willing to make tough decisions. We should encourage free markets, stop listening to the lie of global warming, and allow prosperity to flourish form hard work through a global capitalist system. We should have universal healthcare so all can receive medical treatment at and equal price, and we need to learn from history.


Again here too, how? This topic isnt about making a wishlist and sending it too Santa, but its about coming with an idea about how too better things.
It is good that you put your wish here, but now you need to explain how this idea can be accomplished.

I did talk about how to accomplish things. I said we should make the hard decisions to stand up to evil nations and not sit back and watch them grow and become more of a threat. We should elect pro-capitalist leaders that support democracy as well. One thing I think we can do is educate people on how a free capitalist economy is a good thing and would benefit everyone (I'm not talking about runaway capitalism and monopolies). I think it basically boils down to individuals being willing to do the right thing and make tough choices that are the right ones and not the easy ones.
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digs wrote:


digs wrote:

I think we should encourage freedom, capitalism, democracy, and be willing to make hard stances against evil nations. We need to deal with evil and deal with it hard instead of waiting and doing nothing because doing the right thing is too hard. We should stop Iran, Palestine, Russia, and other bad nations and be willing to make tough decisions. We should encourage free markets, stop listening to the lie of global warming, and allow prosperity to flourish form hard work through a global capitalist system. We should have universal healthcare so all can receive medical treatment at and equal price, and we need to learn from history.


Again here too, how? This topic isnt about making a wishlist and sending it too Santa, but its about coming with an idea about how too better things.
It is good that you put your wish here, but now you need to explain how this idea can be accomplished.


I did talk about how to accomplish things. I said we should make the hard decisions to stand up to evil nations and not sit back and watch them grow and become more of a threat. We should elect pro-capitalist leaders that support democracy as well. One thing I think we can do is educate people on how a free capitalist economy is a good thing and would benefit everyone (I'm not talking about runaway capitalism and monopolies). I think it basically boils down to individuals being willing to do the right thing and make tough choices that are the right ones and not the easy ones.


What kind of hard stance do you think of?
In my idea a hard stance is too show others how to do it better, or do you propose showing them using force?
Now I for one do not believe that soley capitalism is a good thing, I believe that everything has its good and its weak points, even democracy has its weak points, for example the ability to make decisions fast is very small with a democracy.

Please explain how your idea would work out and why you think it is a good thing.

Again for everyone, show your idea, and explain how it works, we all want to learn from your dreams.
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Ignore Canadians. Drink more beer.

Reform the education system to teach people how to think instead of teaching them mere facts. How? Simple. Stop emphasizing the necessity of facts.
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Ignore Canadians. Drink more beer.

Reform the education system to teach people how to think instead of teaching them mere facts. How? Simple. Stop emphasizing the necessity of facts.
With the exceptions of scientific and historical facts, I'm with you there. I for one don't care about pop-cultural facts.
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amersfoort wrote:


Yei wrote:

It's what Che Guevara said, we need to end monopoly capitalism and imperialism. Real democracy needs to be implemented, end oligarch/polyarchy government systems in the US and other superpowers. So many countries are poor, corrupt and have no chance of development because of imperialism, most of which comes from the US. Dictators and horrible, corrupt governments are installed and supported, democracy and development is blocked and everyone in the country suffers. The World Bank system that keeps poor countries in debt endlessly is also ridiculous. Haiti's debt was erased, so I don't know why they shouldn't do that with other desperately poor nations as well. Also, make sure countries who signed the Geneva conventions and say they abide by international law really do (*coughUScough*).

Make efforts to end mass ignorance and obliviousness in first world nations, so, reforming education systems, ending propaganda news systems, limiting meaningless distractions (entertainment industries), getting people more involved in real democracy and caring for each other. Everyone in developed nations is so isolated, everyone's goals are centered around themselves, making themselves happy and successful, materialist and consumerist ideals only, we need a cultural revolution to end that.

In summary, the most important things I think would be eliminating monopoly capitalism and imperialism, and implementing true democracy throughout the world and then I think it would be very possible to make a much better world. I think people should be more optimistic, every century of human history has been more civilized and just than the last, now we at least claim to have principles we should follow. We may not actually follow those principles, and it is still a horrible unjust world, but things used to be much, much worse.


Your Idea is pretty big, but how can this be acomplished?



It's pretty big, but it's basically just saying we need to implement democracy in the world. How can we implement democracy? The only way any democracy can work is to end ignorance and keep everyone informed, and once people have the truth, I'm sure they won't tolerate it. So ending ignorance would be the first step, and everything else should follow. Almost all the media in the US is controlled by a few corporations that run the media like a fascist or totalitarian state would, so if we can push to have a media revolution that ends corporate control and properly informs people, that would be a good start.
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