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 What's Something That You Would Change In The World? (25)

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What's Something That You Would Change In The World?

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I would change the total number of people on the planet. ;)

3 points

For persons to be a little more aware and a little less egotistical.

Side: Consciousness

Minimal Government--Economics and Political

I would want a free market capitalism system throughout the world with very little government. However, it is impossible to convince the likes of liberals that government is the problem and not the solution.

Side: Minimal Government
iamdavidh(4856) Disputed
3 points

Here we go again.

Streets, schools, police, military, privacy, free speach, jails for criminals, clean water, food without diseases in it, and yes capitalism -

All impossible without government.

You're not complaining about the government, you're complaining about a boogie man who exists only in your mind.

Side: Minimal Government
2 points

Yes these things are impossible without government. But government is a necessary evil. I think what the person you are disputing is saying that the necessary evil shouldn't have too much power to become a malicious evil.

Side: Minimal Government
2 points

Sure, military would be difficult.

But streets and highways are only privatized around the world including Hong Kong and the U.S. Higways

Schools are already non-profit already, and they have higher graduation rates than public schools.

Privacy and free speech is the responsibility of government to protect. That is no doubt. This is irrelevant to my previous post.

Government police is a government monopoly that is ineffective and unreliable. Stateless Police

Courts ruled by government often becomes unfair for the poor. Courts

Clean Water is already being done by private companies as well as ambulance and airports. Gov

you're complaining about a boogie man who exists only in your mind.

That is just a ridiculous and insidiously claim without cause.

Here is mine. You are just afraid of a more free and responsible society without the benevolent and paternalistic father figure watching over your every step of the way, just so you don't fuck up.

Side: Minimal Government
dave93(85) Disputed
2 points

Why don't you actually study some of the reasons why government is or isn't good instead of rambling about an opinion that has no rational basis whatsoever.

For example, read an economics book. If you did, you would know that GDP=C+I+G+NX where C stands for consumers, I stands for investment, G stands for government spending and NX stands for net exports. You would also know that G is around 18% of the GDP of a country. Therefore, according to all expert economists, spending by government should increase GDP, which determines the wealth in a country.

Another example, read a history book. If you did, you would know that James Madison believed that a bigger government would actually increase individual freedoms in a society.

At least post something of value that could support your beliefs instead of constantly blaming "liberals" for all the problems in the world.

Side: Minimal Government
Cicero(239) Disputed
2 points

I just have a question, what happens when the government runs out of money?

And by the way making absolute assertions such as "all expert econimists" is very dangerous because they can be disproven much more easily than saying many expert economists.

Side: Minimal Government
2 points

GDP=C+I+G+NX...

Thanks for the insight on the GDP Indicator. Maybe you should should yourself. In reality,iIt is GDP=C+I+G+(X-M). X=Exports and M=Imports. Also, C stands for private consumption, which means the final purchase of goods and services in the economy by individuals constitutes consumption, which means business sales.

Therefore, I am 100% positive that I have read more economic books than you have, Dave93.

Furthermore, when Government spending becomes increasingly larger than Consumption, the consumption dwindles down because the government owns a larger portion of the GDP, which means no new wealth is being created.

HINT... GOVERNMENT DOESN'T CREATE WEALTH, NEVER DID AND NEVER WILL.

Another example, read a history book. If you did, you would know that James Madison believed that a bigger government would actually increase individual freedoms in a society.

Without any evidence, this statement is easily refutable.

What history books have you been reading?

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."

"What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."

"All men having power ought to be mistrusted."

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood."

----James Madison

At least post something that you actually have knowledge in because going on a mindless rant about economics and history is senseless.

Supporting Evidence: James Madison (www.constitution.org)
Side: Minimal Government
2 points

Mandatory post-12th grade education (or equivalent to 12th grade - third session or whatever in UK and others) for everyone. This does not have to be a University, but dumb people are the main problem in the world.

And within this education, mandatory separation of any faith-based curriculum beyond the study of religion as a branch of human behavior.

This would solve so many problems, 99% of terrorists are just idiots who don't know any better. Most poverty is due to lack of education. I saw a documentary on Africans dying of dysentery because they were not bright enough to at least boil the stupid water before drinking it (it doesn't kill all disease, but as any child who goes to school knows, it kills a lot of them). It goes on and on.

Side: Education
2 points

I completely agree. Education should not be something that is taken advantage of by self-interested for-profit institutions that act more like companies than centers of learning. It should be a right for all human beings, no matter their social class or wealth. The only thing that should matter is academic success based on hard work and a willingness to learn

Side: Education
2 points

Primary and secondary education isn't taken advantage of by self interested for profit institutions. All private primary and secondary schools are non-profit. The only for profit education is post secondary schooling such as University of Phoenix, and nobody takes those seriously because of its diploma mill mentality.

Side: Education
2 points

I would change education to make it actually educate people. The system that is in place rewards the unintelligent. It fact it thrives on the very existence of those that cannot think for themselves. The current method brainwashes one to comply to all things accepted by society and has hampered the improvement of it.

One should have knowledge of varies fields and be able to handle simple task. To be Paris Hilton in the "Simple Life" is unacceptable. No one that graduates from high school should be at this level of stupidity. Rich or poor, they should be able to handle a simple task.

Side: Actually educate
2 points

a new kind of fast food thats healthy, eco-friendly, and doesn't make you fat

Side: food
2 points

I would have let Patton take care of the Russki's.

I would minimize teachers unions which prevent the firing of incompetent teachers.

I would minimize labor unions to increase productivity, and make our goods cheaper, which would bring work back to the US.

I would destroy Iran's nuclear plants.

Side: food

I would insist that Sunday school teachers include Jack and the Beanstalk in the curriculum.

Side: food

I would have universal peace with no war. The world would then be a beautiful place.

Side: food