Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’

CBAs – Details

February 2, 2018

Want to end poverty in the US without spending a penny? Here’s how it might happen.

Good news! Your state has been selected in the regional lottery.
Your state will receive 50 billion dollars in a Community Bank Account. That money is never spent but it helps the state in two ways.

1. The INTEREST goes to ending poverty in the state by empowering the poorest areas to improve.
2. The capital is available for LOANS to businesses in that state. This may be further used to end poverty by being limited to small business and personal loans only.

What’s next?
The state will make a list of the main centers of poverty in the state. They will:

1. Determine a level of annual income or less, that defines poverty. 2. Determine the number of communities in poverty, and make a list.
Most likely there will be entire rural counties, and certain neighborhoods in larger towns and cities.
3. Take the first month’s interest on the 50 billion, and give it to the first name on the list. Next month the second name, etc. When you finish with the first round. Start again at the top, and continue forever!
4. The community (rural county, or city neighborhood), takes the interest they receive and spends it to improve the entire community.
5. Before the community gets the money, they should make a plan on how they will spend the money, how they will budget the money they get. This record, plus any receipts for expenditures, can be reviewed by a state committee, to check to see that the money was well spent. If it was not, the state can stop the program for that community. So there are checks and balances.
6. When the poverty line improves across the poorest areas, more communities may be added to the list.


Want to Go To Mars?

December 8, 2017

Want to go to Mars?

Yes, everyone would be excited about a manned mission to Mars,
Yes, I love science, and have even written a huge sci-fi novel* that is a history of the future that features colonies on Mars. Yes, that would be great but first ….

The science community has to find some solutions for problems here on Earth. Solutions that end poverty,get clean food and water in abundance for all, end major diseases, devise low cost power, and combat global warming,

THEN, everyone will be on your side and behind you. Then everyone will cheer when the first rocket sails for the Red Planet, lands and returns.

First things first. Then go with the world’s blessings!

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

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*Writings in Science, a history of the future in stories, essays, poems and plays. May not be the widest Sci-fi book written, but it may be the biggest.

Poverty , The end of

October 5, 2015

This article suggests poverty can be solved in our generation. That’s been something I’ve been saying for some time. See the link to the story and some comments from me after.

“This is the best story in the world today — these projections show us that we are the first generation in human history that can end extreme poverty,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a press release.

We would all work for a cure if 45 million people had a devastating disease. We would find a cure and help them get well. Think of poverty as the disease.

The cost of one war would be enough capital to generate enough interest to end poverty in the US in a few decades.

CBA’s could end poverty without spending a dime etc.

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Two Poems on Poverty

December 28, 2013


I had
a bowl once
but it filled up
with dust

my ribs
stick out
empty spoons

I used
to smell bad
but even that
ran away

a penny?
a penny?
it’s too heavy to hold…


From Han Shan
This poem is my version of #25 from Han Shan’s Cold Mountain

The swaying grain is not yet ripe
my bowl is empty with the last of the old
I went to a neighbor to borrow some meal
and stood at their gate hesitating

the husband first, came to the door
and said for me to speak to his wife
the wife came out to see what’s the matter
listened, then said go ask my husband

too stingy to help when times are hard
wealth seems to make some all the more hungry.


poor / and not knowing it /is not poor at all

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