--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
<shempmcgurk@> 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> 
wrote:
> > > >
> > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
> > <shempmcgurk@> 
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> 
> > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
> > > > <shempmcgurk@> 
> > > > > > [...]
> > > > > > > I love everything he says here.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > But why, then, does he come up with silly poverty 
> programs 
> > > like 
> > > > > the 
> > > > > > > $10 trillion organic food growing scheme?
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Am I missing something?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > IT's not allthat silly, unless you thinkthat the $10 
> trillion 
> > > has 
> > > > > to be 
> > > > > > obtained overnight.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > $10 trillion is apparently the estimated cost to 
implement 
> > the 
> > > > > program 
> > > > > > globally in such a way as to eliminate the problem of 
> > poverty. 
> > > > > That's 
> > > > > > all.
> > > > > >
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > Spare Egg, $10 trillion is the silliest thing in the world.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Do you have any idea how much that is?
> > > > > 
> > > > > It's as silly as the guy in my high school that ran for 
> Student 
> > > > > Council president who promised, if elected, that there will 
> be 
> > > beer 
> > > > > dispensed in every water fountain in the school.
> > > > >
> > > > 
> > > > It doesn't matter ifthe figure is an unrealistic goal. in 
> fact, 
> > it 
> > > > sounds like a reasonable assessment of the cost of 
> accomplishing 
> > > the 
> > > > stated goal.
> > > >
> > > 
> > > 
> > > No, it doesn't.  You need to shore up on both your math skills 
> and 
> > > GDP figures.
> > >
> > 
> > So how much would YOU consider to be a reasonable assessment of 
> the 
> > coast of eliminating "poverty" in the world (defined by having a 
> > lifestyle that provides enough comfort to allow at least SOME 
time 
> to 
> > devote to self-actualizing activities, including TM, and playing 
> > guitar/etc)?
> >
> 
> Jeffrey Sachs says it is about 150 billion a year for the next 10-
15 
> years.
>

To bring everyone's income in the world up tot he equivalent of lower 
middle class??????






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