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Matt MacLeod

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The current (monetary, demotratic) system of society isn't prepared for people to live until they are 100 on average.

The system would collapse, widespread poverty due to lack of capital to support pensions, etc. Democracy cannot survive with people retiring at 60 years old and living another 40. I'm definitely no expert, but it seems like the government depends on our early deaths to carry on. My arguement is very opinionated, but I'm all ears. Please share with me your thoughts on the subject.

Matt

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  • Jul 15 2012: It also doesn't work very well right now for our contemporaries. It needs to be changed. For example, look how worker productivity has increased since 1945 and observe how worker wages have changed. Shocking! Look how GM stockholders benefit from the taxpayer bailout and consider how workers in GM plants were required to accept lower wages in order to keep their jobs. The current system is designed to benefit the greedy, those who contribute the least to the value of the final products and services. We need to change the system to be fair. Fairness does not seem to fit into the current economic system. When males and females work together cooperatively to design our societal systems, they will work fairly, efficiently and effectively. Let's give it a try.
    • Jul 15 2012: It's as though people forget that the governments money is their money. Lol. I dont know how the citizens of USA are okay with their government spending tens of billions on out of country wars... They need to fix problems in their own country FAST. The social divide is embarrassing in the USA, and the current system is only feeding the fire
    • Jul 15 2012: good point with the GM bailout.

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