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Is the USA a culprit of contributing to world poverty?


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Blame the colonial powers. They're the ones that started mercantilism which went on to screw many a colony and left them helpless after they were granted independence.

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The rich do get richer and the poor do get poorer, but the US didn't invent capitalism, we just thrive because of it.

 

Outsourcing and all that other stuff that you'll pin on US industry is just a side effect of poor nations with non-existant social programs, and people looking for a way to make money, even if it isn't much.

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The rich do get richer and the poor do get poorer, but the US didn't invent capitalism, we just thrive because of it.

Outsourcing and all that other stuff that you'll pin on US industry is just a side effect of poor nations with non-existant social programs, and people looking for a way to make money, even if it isn't much.

 

but by our thriving in the system poor nations suffer. brazil should get alot more cash for their coffe beans....but we refuse....so then brazil looks for another buyer who will pay more.... but the countries who can afford it are already rich. So say brazil goes to england the US will tell the brits not to do it. It is an alliance among the rich, therefore brazil has to force their prices down=lots of impoverished families= Brazilian men join the army where farmers can get more money to support their families and in turn their is an opressive government.

 

dont pay attention to Brazil, its just an example

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The rich do get richer and the poor do get poorer, but the US didn't invent capitalism, we just thrive because of it.

Outsourcing and all that other stuff that you'll pin on US industry is just a side effect of poor nations with non-existant social programs, and people looking for a way to make money, even if it isn't much.

 

but by our thriving in the system poor nations suffer. brazil should get alot more cash for their coffe beans....but we refuse....so then brazil looks for another buyer who will pay more.... but the countries who can afford it are already rich. So say brazil goes to england the US will tell the brits not to do it. It is an alliance among the rich, therefore brazil has to force their prices down=lots of impoverished families= Brazilian men join the army where farmers can get more money to support their families and in turn their is an opressive government.

 

dont pay attention to Brazil, its just an example

Don't blame us, blame the oppresive government.

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Don't blame us, blame the oppresive government.

 

 

 

I don't see how you can find any evidence that we are contributing to world poverty.

 

I believe that the biggest contributors have been the civil strife that has plagued Central America, South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia/Indonesia.

 

 

The USA thrives in its capitalist system. We form alliances with the rich nations. Therefore, when poor countries try to sell their goods to us, we drive the prices down very low because we know that since we have an alliance with rich countries, the rich countries also won't buy the product. Then the poor farmers in that country turn to the military where they can earn better wages, and then the oppressive government abuses the rights of the people.

 

Im just saying that we should help these people out. John Chystoban (sp) said that not giving the poor the basic needs of life is stealing from them because the earth is meant for everyone.

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If anything the US has strongly contributed to world economic growth.

 

Take outsourcing as one example. US technical development and capital investment to build a global internet has opened up possibilities for many people in India to have comparatively high paying jobs. No longer do highly talented Indians have to relocate to the US to find a good life. They have many well paying opportunities within their own country now working for US companies.

 

Consider how US purchase of foreign goods in low-cost countries like China have worked to change their economic structure from very closed and regulated to open and market based. The standard of living in China and other countries is rapidly improving as a result.

 

Exporting capitalism to other countries has done nothing but improve the standard of living.

 

Socialism, which pretty much guaranteed everyone would be equally poor, is dying and giving way to free market capitalism. The global standard of living is rising as a result.

 

Don't get me wrong. Just because the global standard of living is rising does not imply there aren't areas where help is desperately needed. There is still much work to be done. But the US has been a positive influence, not negative.

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