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Daryl Roche

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Create a paradigm shift by retooling our systems to refocus on the basic needs of everyone….

If our current global economic paradigm can be described as a balance between need and want, an imbalance has occurred whereby the focus of today's economic resources is severely stacked in favor of "want" over "need", then we have missed something very important and valuable. The result is extraordinary waste and the lives of millions spent in social and absolute poverty, the greatest waste of resources, as the basic "needs" of these individuals and/or whole populations are severely compromised and never met. This waste translates into hundreds of billions of dollars as the potential contributions of these people remains unrealized. How can we encourage a paradigm shift using our educational systems both in early development schooling (K-12), college level, and in corporate settings beyond schooling to subvert and swing focus away from "want" towards "need" to rebalance the systems and insure everyone's basic needs are provided before basic wants are promoted?

How can we create a paradigm shift by retooling our systems to provide the basic needs for everyone before promoting the wants of those whose basic needs have already been met and recapture the human potential currently being wasted?


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  • Feb 6 2013: An earlier point made was that healthcare is not a need it is a want. Why is it not a need in modern society? we have the technology and ability to provide healthcare for everyone on the planet. people shouldn't be allowed to die or not get the help they need because of money. in just this instance alone, it is apparent that the system is flawed. 700billion+ a year is spent on military to "protect us." why not invest most of that in the general welfare and save countless more lifes. This is just one of countless shifts that need to be made in government policy.

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