Category Archives: Politics

Why are people in the world starving when most of the biggest economies in the World have stored food mountains?

Why are people in the world starving when most of the biggest economies in the World have stored food mountains? [ 25/May/21 ] Money. Using markets to measure value; then using that measure as a proxy for human value more … Continue reading

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Is socialism the only path forward for mankind?

Is socialism the only path forward for mankind? [ 23/May/21 ] Depends how you define socialism. If you define it as the ownership of all property by the community as a whole, then no – that is not a viable … Continue reading

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What would the world be better off without intergovernmental organization like the UN since countries have too many conflicts and fights and it is part of man’s nature like their ancestors and there will never be peace between many countries?

What would the world be better off without intergovernmental organization like the UN since countries have too many conflicts and fights and it is part of man’s nature like their ancestors and there will never be peace between many countries? … Continue reading

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Will we ever reach a point in civilization where there is complete peace? Or will there always be some form of conflict?

Will we ever reach a point in civilization where there is complete peace? Or will there always be some form of conflict? [ 14/May/21 ] It is possible, and it requires accepting some things that most would rather not think … Continue reading

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Why do we need an environmental balance? How does it affect human life?

Why do we need an environmental balance? How does it affect human life? [ 14/May/21 ] What do you mean by “environment” and “balance”? In most instances balance is a dynamic process, of maintaining something within some set of constraints … Continue reading

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Social competition is part of human evolution, which is the basis of international conflict and cooperation. Do you agree or not?

Social competition is part of human evolution, which is the basis of international conflict and cooperation. Do you agree or not? [ 7/May/21 ] Social competition is one factor among many contributing to the distributions of characteristics we see in … Continue reading

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Is Marxism making a comeback thanks to ideals around climate change and sustainability?

Is Marxism making a comeback thanks to ideals around climate change and sustainability? [ 4/May/21 ] Marx was well ahead of most of his contemporaries in understanding some of the key drivers of economics, but his models were overly simplistic, … Continue reading

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Can we save our planet?

Thread deleted from Quora – no explanation. [ 1/May/21 ] As John Kes writes, the planet is not endangered, just many of the complex life forms on it. The myth that security and freedom are enhanced by competition needs to … Continue reading

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Is competition the only way to organize nature?

Is competition the only way to organize nature? Why must nature work so unethically as we can witness even in this ant war? [ 27/April/21 ] Simple answer – No. And nature is not simple. So simple answers tend to … Continue reading

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What are the necessary ingredients for large-scale cooperation and collaboration among humans?

What are the necessary ingredients for large-scale cooperation and collaboration among humans? [ 24/April/21 ] In the past a common threat has usually been sufficient; but there are many other ways that are now possible. In New Zealand we have … Continue reading

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