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What are we ready to do to eradicate poverty?

Does our comfortable life depend on other people's poverty? A worker in Bangladesh is paid 18 cents per hour so we can have the clothes we need. Of course, retailers' profit margins can be up to 500% or more. Decide to pay more and/or companies to reduce their profits, would definitely help a lot with eradicating poverty, but are we willing to do it?

This is just an examples, of course, A more general question would be: are we ready to make sacrifices to eradicate poverty? If yes, what kind of sacrifices would you make (or maybe you made already)?


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  • Jun 24 2013: I would eliminate the final 'will' transference of wealth upon death to living family members.
    As we have a social security fund to guarantee elders do not want, the reverse could be designed.
    Accumulated wealth could be returned to society without geographical borders to hinder it's passage.

    To get it started would be a bit tough to do. But watching the shock to heirs would be hilarious.

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