Bono: Ending Poverty Requires Capitalism

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  1. Minister_of_Information
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    Interesting in light of recent threads.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/428836/bono-only-capitalism-can-end-poverty-video/

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    Capitalist pig!
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    :laugh:
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    Get him to travel to Martha's Vineyard and tell that to Obama on the beach.
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    Exactly. Great find MoI (and definitely in light of recent dicussions). See also Jeffery Sachs "The End of Poverty" (Bono wrote a forward for his book).
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    Sure glad that Pope Leo XIII didn't cover most of this 122 years ago or anything. Oh wait, he did :)
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    Does anyone here disagree with this?
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    There might be but I would hope not.
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    free enterprise, no doubt, raises the quality of living (and the opposite when it busts, and when it leaves), but the earth in and of itself is abundant with the basic needs that are required for life to flourish

    there are 25,000 people a day who are dying of starvation in this world, and a portion of it is due to economic systems that creates conditions of scarcity that make poverty inevitable.

    in a system that encourages winners, there will be losers...

    maybe that's just the way it is


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    A system that discourages winners will get even more losers, just nobody will be able to tell anymore.
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    Apparently!

    Doesn't he realize that by extolling "entrepeneurial capitalism" he's in effect endorsing ... profit seeking? :sick:
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    Damn straight! :grin:

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