Edit: No arguments please. Intelligent, relevant discussion; this is not a debate, merely a sharing of ideas. Pretty simple question: If the world were entirely equal, would it still be capable of functioning as it does today? It is reasonable to assume that there are more than enough resources to share amongst the entire population of Earth. Why then should but a few nations possess so much of them? There are two things that disgust me about poverty: A) The blind eye 99% of people turn to it B) The fact that it is completely avoidable, yet seems to be sustained purposely That being said, if instead of a world fuelled by money and power, we were fuelled by the shared passion of the survival of our species, would we soon falter, and collapse back to our old ways? It is my personal (and wishful) belief, that if we got rid of money, and focused on providing each member of our species (we are all the same) with an equal quality of life, as well as pushing for the advancement of our species, we would be much better off. Here are some things I'd like you to consider: *The strain on our natural resources is caused by giving too many things, to too few people. We have the ability to provide every one with what we need, without exceeding the threshold of the sustainability of said resources. *If money were eliminated, and people were free to gravitate towards their true desires, we would have a lot more skilled, passionate professionals, and a lot less bitter, sub-standard, and overall unnecessary workers. This would lead to the swift advancement in all vital areas; science, medicine, etc. Imagine how we far we as a species could go if we tore down the walls of discrimination, as well as allowing everyone the opportunity of an education, and stopped making it increasingly difficult to sustain ourselves on our only home. This dream is unachievable because of a small number of people who would not tolerate losing their great wealth... And a large number of people who would not tolerate losing their relative comfort.