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yellow-dog4757162dIm gonna get hate for this, but giving poor people money will lead to them wasting it 99% of the time, not exactly a surefire investment.
Whilst I'm somewhat a fan of Universal Basic Income, that does require governments to act, and we all know that can take decades..
So I pondered, what could I possibly do.
I recently joined:
Where my few dollars a month is going towards someone poor who is trying to better their lives and others.
They have, a limited vision, but they have a good heart, and there isn't anyone with a better plan that I'm aware of to throw money at !
I gave them some wisdom and advice, which for the most part they don't wish to follow, since it isn't their direction.
As such, I think their impact will be small on the world, and at least hopefully create a nice spot for them and their neighbours.
But it could be so much more.
Maybe there are others, with grander visions, just waiting for someone to help them, if only we knew who they was..
For that, we need a better Facebook !
And money to throw at the problem :-)
Well, I can more easily spot the 99% :-)
Actually, I think the figure is more 8% than 1%..
Doesn't mean their business is going to succeed, even with the best of advice, and a bit of money.
But at least if enough folk try, some will succeed, and their successes can help bankroll everyone else, with the result that the improvements in the world from their businesses, will add to our collective wealth, in more ways than just money.
If there is any money left over, it could go towards building low cost housing, power stations for free electricity, and other such improvements for the very poor who don't want to start a business, but just want a place to live and a job at one of the new businesses..