America is the richest nation in the world. Our GDP was $15.09 trillion in 2012. That is enough money to eliminate extreme poverty worldwide 276 times over. Yet 146 million American’s (half of our population) live in poverty or are ‘near poor’.

#1, I don’t you understand how GDP works and what it actually measures. 

#2, American “poverty”. The poorest American lives like a king in comparison to a significant portion of the world.

#3, You’re assuming that simply taking money from people and giving it to others is a way to eliminate “poverty”. 

Some of you guys should just stay away (very, very far away) from economics. 

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lukexvx:

think-progress:


We could end homelessness with the money Americans spend on Christmas decorations.


Ahem Amos 5:21-24

Think Progress has ZERO concept of economics. ZERO. They insufferably post articles about how minimum wage should be higher and how we can just subsidies the poor into wealth. 
Clueless idiots run that site. 

lukexvx:

think-progress:

We could end homelessness with the money Americans spend on Christmas decorations.

Ahem Amos 5:21-24

Think Progress has ZERO concept of economics. ZERO. They insufferably post articles about how minimum wage should be higher and how we can just subsidies the poor into wealth. 

Clueless idiots run that site. 

(via anarcho-queer)