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Old September 25th, 2012 (12:15 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Nam:
But do you think that poverty could truly end one day if everyone worked as you say?
I don't believe you can get everybody to work. Many are physically or mentally unable to do so, hence developed economies have welfare systems which is essential, but this also creates a free-rider effect


Quote originally posted by Nam:
It seems that the only way for one country to rise, another must fall. Life expectancies have improved, but only for those who were lucky. How about the unlucky ones?
This isn't even a little bit true. Trade is not a zero-sum game. It is beneficial to both sides.

Also, life expectancies have risen dramatically all over the world. Not only in western countries.

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