Managing Anger

Old 08-17-2006, 08:26 AM
  # 41 (permalink)  
michski's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: California
Posts: 972
"Thou Shall Not Should On One's Self"

michski is offline  
Old 08-17-2006, 08:34 AM
  # 42 (permalink)  
equus's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: uk
Posts: 3,054
Ok - there are flaws in the water example! However people still do starve when economies collapse and I don't think that in every case that's due to laziness!!

Like the people after the hurricane, the need for one thing led to a need for another - to get water meant needing help.
equus is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 03:03 AM
  # 43 (permalink)  
JenT1968's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 1,149
Blog Entries: 1
whoa - I certainly don't think that people starve or die of thirst because they are LAZY!

the examples were simply to illustrate that the cash is one of a number of ways to get water, and therefore, I feel, can't be a need in and of itself....

economies collapsing are not just about a lack of ready cash, they are often precipitated by rocketing inflation, critical services failing and infrastructure collapsing, civil war, removal of foreign trade exchanges, and a lack of things to buy with that cash.

I guess I think of it like this - if you air-dropped just cash into a country whose economy had collapsed, would their needs be met? - would everyone be able to eat? I think that they would need food/water/medicines/shelter/sanitation services, not cash - so the cash is not a need.

anyway, I'm sure we can agree to disagree seeing as I have derailed this way off-topic... sorry!
JenT1968 is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:52 AM.