Is There Enough for Us All?

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Thom,

"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary." - Bucky Fuller

Two thirds of humanity dies of poverty related causes before the age of 40. But, the American Friends Service Committee has put together UN statistics showing that all the problems we have on Earth that have an estimated price tag (soil errosion, hunger, disease, education etc) can be solved with just 30% of global military spending. I've been pained to notice that you don't seem to agree. You seem to more or less write off the very poor and the Third World. I've been shocked by this. Please explain. Do you disagree with these assertions? What are your sources?

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We Have All Won An Oligarchy and Lost A Democracy

Here's a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, "When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of corporations in America in the American public media?"

In the abstract, it seems like a silly question. So let me rephrase it:

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