Originally Posted By: CPWILL
Poverty is both relative and the natural state of humankind. Not having poverty as a feature requires not having humans.

You state that as a fact. Documentation, please?

Originally Posted By: CPWILL
As for a rising tide, well, I think we have no idea, and I don't agree with your presumption that there is a cap on human ingenuity's ability to improve upon what we already know.

So you think that the planet is becoming healthier and more livable, with plenty of clean water, an endless supply of cheap and polluting energy, global warming is a myth, and plenty of food and resources for all? I believe you are wanting a higher percentage of people in the natural state of poverty...

I see now why you are a Conservative (which, of course, means non-conserving).
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