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Claudia Valdes

International Traffic Department, Diamonds International Corporation

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Is it really possible to eliminate poverty around the world? or is it just an utopia?

I'm from Mexico, and this Sunday Mexicans will elect a new president. Why do I give this explanation? Because the main topic that all the candidates had was the elimination of poverty in our country. But those statements really make me think deeper in the subject, and look back across human kind history, just to find out that poverty is almost inherent to human kind, and across all this years the people have been in this world, there always have been poverty.
Why? simply for the very own nature of the human kind and the relation between each other.
Then I ask myself, how a single person, in this case the president of a nation, can promise millions of persons, that will eradicate such a big problem, that has been with us for thousands of years.
Going in another line, millions of persons across the world are becoming more aware of the world situation about poverty, but it just stay there, very few people do something about it, including myself, I must say. But how can a few persons can make a difference? and going on with that idea, will it be sufficient to really solve the problem? Will it be eradicated for good? or just because our nature it will never be possible?


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    Jul 5 2012: Hi Claudia -Yes, I believe it is possible to eliminate poverty around the world.

    This is a simple solution but it will not be easy to implement. I submit that eliminating currency and replacing it with credit earned by time worked is the solution. The credits earned will validate their subscription to obtain all the benefits of the program. Those benefits would include most wants and all needs. See the following site for more details: http://thenewsocialsecurity.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/the-new-social-security-position-paper/

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