The Money System (and an idea)
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September 20th, 2012 (1:50 AM).
If your goal is ending poverty, then money is essential.
If we were to produce everything we consume ourselves, we would be much poorer. Think how hard it would be to build your own house, grow your own food, sew your own clothes and build your own things, you would have much less. Money lets you specialize in one job and consume from others who specialize in theirs. If you're interested read more
There is plenty of evidence that domestic and international trade has greatly reduced poverty. Money is the mechanism this takes place. You might think things are bad, but the people of Earth today have much better quality of life and life expectancies than ever in human history.
The bigger problem in reducing poverty is getting people to participate in the economy. This is either because they have limited access, or are unwilling.
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