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Is socialism the best option for Latin American countries?

Socialism is good for lowering poverty rates? I think economic models do not give the expected results when carried to an extreme.

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  • Sep 13 2013: No, I don't think so. The only way to reduce poverty is trough education, poor countries are poor not because the economic model the have, they are poor because they have very few or no scientist, they are poor because there is a scarcity of engineers, they are poor because there are not enough technicians. Give every adult a college education and you will have a rich country almost instantly. So if you want to fight poverty, then fight the educational model, not the economic model otherwise you will do more harm than good.
    • Sep 13 2013: I agree with you Amadeus, education is the only way out. But in a country where leaders have no governing priorities within education, that can be done? Change them?
      • Sep 13 2013: I admire your comments and thoughts and earnestness. The best advice I've received thus far in life is 'stop feeling sorry for yourself.'

        Do not look to government to save you. They have little interest in saving you. Only in keeping you Uneducated. Do not look to Business to save you. They have little interest in saving you. Only in keeping you Dependent.

        Accepting what 'IS THE REALITY" does NOT mean there is NO action taken. Acceptance of what IS allows for different directions,,,,,,different actions......different paths of evolution.

        It is the MEEK that inherit the Earth. But they must be Awake to inherit it.

        Get rid of SHOULDS AND SHOULD-NOTS. Then change occurs. Get rid of old beliefs. Old models. They drag you down.

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