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It's Time to Change: Poverty

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It's Time to Change: Poverty And We Have a Plan - Change the name of it. Change the name of it. But it's not homelessness. It's "houselessness." It's houses this people need. A home it's an abstract idea. A home it's a setting, it's a state of mind. This people need houses. Physical, tangible structures. They need low cost housing. But where you gonna put it? Well, that's fine, but where you gonna put it? Where you gonna put it? Nobody wants you to build low cost housing near their house. People don't want it near them. We got something in this country, you've heard it. It's called NIMBY. N-I-M-B-Y. "Not In My BackYard." People don't want anything near 'em. Especially if it might help somebody else. - We have the technological ability and the resources to feed, house, educate, and clothe everyone on the planet. But our practice of rationing resources through the use of money never provided the means to do so. Then how do we even begin to solve our problems, by using the methods of the monetary system that we all live under? - The bottom line is that food, air and water are only as scarce as we decide they are. If we choose to become intelligent and strategic with our production and preservation methods, while taking advantage of technology, there is no reason why we can't provide for the Earth's people many, many times over. The starving children of the world today are not so because of a lack of available food and water. It is their lack of purchasing power, the failure of their economies not true scarcity, which causes the needless deaths of millions a year. In the world today one person dies of hunger every second, because of poverty. - But if you turn science loose. Not making nuclear weapons or submarines or crap like that. Making things better for people, bridging the difference, in 10 years we can change the surface of the Earth. If you can't afford to go to college, that's a crime against humanity. Any kid that wants to go to school study anything should be permitted to do that. George Carlin ( Roxanne Meadows ( Peter Joseph ( Jacque Fresco (

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Duration: 4 minutes and 29 seconds
Country: Portugal
Language: English
Views: 133
Posted by: electric_blue on Jul 26, 2011

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