End Hunger, Poverty, and War through Economic Innovation

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    Target: Educated workers, business and community leaders in the United States
    Sponsored by: Occupy Wall Street

    The reason these problems exist is simple: we are socially rewarded for working long hours because it lets us say we are already helping other people and there is nothing more we can do.

    This helps people we know, but hurts people we don't know since most of the problems of the world are due to a lack of money, which usually comes from paid work. We can change the social incentives to work more by affirming that we don't have any problems and don't need any help.

    For some businesses that have salaried employees work overtime to avoid hiring temporary workers, it would help when unequal work is done by coworkers to compensate at maybe 70% of the normal rate when someone works extra time.

    When unemployment decreases this way, wages go up but there is no inflation because people still look at prices.

    This gives jobs to people in poor countries as well by increasing demand for cheap products. No starvation in Africa. No need for military spending or wars as a jobs program.

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    I read it twice.

    I vaguely sense that you are proposing that we reduce the work week to force employers to hire more people rather than forcing their existing workers to work overtime.


    If I got it wrong, well...I tried to figure out what your were driving at and that's as close as I could come.
     
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    Thank you for replying. It has been revised... though it's now more than 1000 characters so people need to click the "more" button to read it all.

    It now says this:

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    By supporting this petition, you can tell your friends that you want to help the Third World by giving those people jobs and knowledge, even if it increases the cost of gasoline through higher demand.

    We can do this by working less. Too much work is one of the most common regrets, yet the top 20% of households don't even spend a third of their income.

    To fairly compensate for higher productivity when working less, businesses can give a higher wage rate when people do so on the condition they will work more when necessary. Example, 1.2x for the first 24 hours/week, 0.7x after that.

    When unemployment decreases this way, wages go up but there is no inflation because people still look at prices. The money is just taken from the profits of luxury goods sellers like Louis Vuitton, the financial market, and even Apple.

    This gives jobs to people in poor countries by increasing the demand for cheap products, especially if their wealthy people also stop buying foreign luxury goods.

    No starvation in Africa.

    No more consumption for the sake of consumption.

    No need for military spending or wars as a jobs program.

    Tell your friends you want a better world for everyone, even people you don't know!
     
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    Hmmm, unequal work done by co-workers would would end war through economic innovation. The sad truth is that we have raised a Nation of idiots, with the union based education system, who feel real good about themselves and think that they can can do it better. God help us.
     
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    Everyone thinks the same way you do. Psych Your Mind: Don't be a sheep...or a donkey or an elephant

    They think everyone else is an idiot for following their leaders without question, without realizing they are doing it themselves.
     
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    Slight drop in global hunger from one in seven to one in eight...

    Number of hungry drop to one in eight people
    Wed, Oct 02, 2013 - MILLENNIUM GOAL: An FAO report says 62 countries have reached the target of halving the proportion of hungry citizens, but differences remain across regions
     

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