Comments on: The world at work http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/2013/01/02/the-world-at-work/ Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:23:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/2013/01/02/the-world-at-work/comment-page-1/#comment-972 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 06:46:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/?p=375#comment-972 A strong sense of common humanity is the ONLY way we can progress from our current state. Unfortuantly, in many areas I see growing a stong sense of every man for himself.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/2013/01/02/the-world-at-work/comment-page-1/#comment-971 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:24:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/?p=375#comment-971 Though there are so many similarities around the world when we look with a positive, happy smile at the world. There are just as many when looking with a negative point of view too. OOTS is right, there are 7 billion people and before I die there will be 9 billion. We can, as OOTS points out, take thoughtful defensive posture. Others will fight to the death to keep what they have. Maybe we should drive ahead faster as old G’dubya would do. Reality is we’ll do all of those things. That’s the world at work.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/2013/01/02/the-world-at-work/comment-page-1/#comment-970 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:13:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/?p=375#comment-970 Another excellent piece Mr. Hadas!

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/2013/01/02/the-world-at-work/comment-page-1/#comment-969 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/?p=375#comment-969 The purpose of the unrestrained growth promoted by religion is to create more followers and thus more power for the priests.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/2013/01/02/the-world-at-work/comment-page-1/#comment-968 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:35:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edward-hadas/?p=375#comment-968 “The United States may have lost its near-monopoly on plenty, and nearly all poor countries are now much richer than they were in 1955…”. This is WHY globalization rests on a solid foundation of common human needs and desires.

But there is only so much land, and of that arable land; and so much water in a given place and all land that is or can be productive is owned. The heartless reality of mathematics tells us that the more mouths that must eat from finite resources, the less for each.

The debate between the Catholic Church, the Mormons, and all who would have humans breed without restraint is a simple one. Is the “purpose” of man on this earth simply to cover every square meter of this planet with human protoplasm with a singular goal of “quantity of life”? Or is it to achieve something?

Those societies where SOME people have become “rich” enough to have the necessary leisure to think, to construct philosophies and intellectual disciplines have been the ones from which civilization (with all of it’s warts) has arisen. No thinking American would voluntarily return to the life of their parents or their grandparents.

And yet if “we” harness all available resources of this earth can deliver there is simply no way the present SEVEN BILLION (and exploding) residents will EVER achieve the comforts and options of most Americans! I would argue that it is quality of life that is “our” goal and “purpose” here. That is why almost universally the birth rate of “well off” nations and individuals is lower. They understand math.

Today no one fears that the Soviet Union will “bury us”. But all should look long and hard at the demographics of the muslim world and wonder what that bodes for our future if the Europe of today is any indication.

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