American Policy Center -- A Plan to Fight Sustainable Development
American Policy Center -- Global Poverty Act -- 12 Principles / 9 Millennium Goals (some already achieved)
The UN is now becoming an international collection agency, pressing to collect the promises the world leaders made at the Millennium Summit. The UN wants the cash. In 2005 former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said, “Developed countries that have not already done so should establish timetables to achieve the 0.7% target of gross national income for official development assistance by no later than 2015…”
American Policy Center -- An Effective Campaign to Eradicate Poverty
The reason the United States has led the world in wealth, standard of living and abundance is that the average resident of the United States has had the ability and the opportunity to invest and produce capital.
Why could ordinary citizens of the United States produce their own capital to create personal wealth, and yet most of the rest of the world failed at such an attempt? The answer is actually very simple.
THE UNITED STATES CREATED A VERY EASY, IMMEDIATE, COMPLETE SYSTEM FOR RECORDING AND SECURING OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto explains the root of American wealth in his book, The Mystery of Capital. de Soto asks, “Why does Capitalism thrive only in the West, as if enclosed in a bell jar?”
Capital, he argues, “is the force that raises the productivity of labor and creates the wealth of nations, It is the lifeblood of the capitalist system, the foundation of progress, and the one thing that the poor countries of the world cannot seem to produce for themselves.”
Why not in other countries? Because the laws and practices of most countries in the world make it nearly impossible for average citizens to own property or to prove ownership of property.
OBVIOUSLY POVERTY CAN NEVER BE ERADICATED – AND WILL ACTUALLY INCREASE – UNTIL GOVERNMENT GETS OUT OF THE WAY AND EVERYONE HAS THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AND BENEFIT FROM THE WEALTH ASSOCIATED WITH PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERSHIP.
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