Thomas Rogers

Shushan, NY, United States

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Thomas Rogers
Posted over 2 years ago
Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools
have you put thought into how they got that money in the first place? it isn't wrong to have a lot of money nor is it inherently wrong to want to hold onto that money. you'd definitely be speaking a different toon if you were a billionaire because in order to make that kind of money to begin with requires dedication hard work and principles in business that are learned without being taught. many paths to being rich is simply cutting the throats of those in front of you to clear your own way to the top. however even MORE are respectful honorable paths that require a certain amount of luck to even start paying back. the point is we have a bias by being poor, we want a handout because it's easier, we want to be able to not worry for the next 2, 3, or even 10 years about our homes, food, and clothing. we want to be able to treat our family members to the things that make them happy, gadgets, games, cars, and going to events. however it's been proven time and again that handouts and especially handouts to poor people will not solve their problem. my father is going to become a millionaire when his land sells, and i have made sure that i will see none of it for this exact reason. the first thing we need to do is stop despising people because they are rich, it is their money they got it their way don't tell them how to spend it. the second thing we need to do is teach ourselves how to stay away from the culture that we've created that says that debt is okay in small moderation. in US it is nigh impossible to buy a house without any kind of credit and the only way to get credit FAST is to get a credit card, except credit cards ESPECIALLY in a consumerist economy will lead straight to debt. you want to know what they should teach in school? how to balance a checkbook! or how to balance your budget. how not to spend 20000 dollars on a car that was marketed for 10000 because you made minimum payments
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Thomas Rogers
Posted about 3 years ago
Will economics end national wars?
while corporations and the people within them do make a large voice in a country's decision i think your forgetting one of the bigger reasons why we might go to war. not everyone is a saint and some leaders literally get off by mass murdering their own people. while the literal cost of war might increase i sincerely doubt that we will forever stop waging wars, they solve too many problems for them to cease forever. there are countries who for religious beliefs, a national mindset, or just an over abundance of pride will not listen to the diplomatic talks and debates. they won't listen to peace talks. they won't listen to diplomats telling them to stop the murder and pillaging. and most have stopped listening to their private sectors to understand when doing something is bad for business. when this happens they have one last chance to listen to force, if they don't listen to force then they cease to exist and the problem is solved. a future without war will never happen as long as there are more than two minds occupying this world.