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Re: Does it do that?


From: mike3
Subject: Re: Does it do that?
Date: 22 May 2007 11:38:27 -0700
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On May 22, 2:01 am, "Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> wrote:
>    >    >    What if you want to make a huge amount of money to use
>    >    >    for _good_, world-benefitting purposes?
>    >    >
>    >    > What if I enslave millions of people so I can have them work
>    >    > on solving the issues of poverty, our energy needs,
>    >    > polution?  The question is meaningless since the `what if'
>    >    > bit is to big.
>    >
>    >    So then how do you solve said issues?
>    >
>    > If I knew how, they I would have solved it.
>
>    I was not asking for specifics on how to do it, but rather if it is
>    *possible* to do it in what you consider a "morally acceptable"
>    way.
>
> Again, if I knew how to do it, then I would solve it.  You also imply
> that it is only possible to do good by doing bad, which is absurd.
>

So then there _are_ other ways to get whatever the needed amount
of money is. That's the question -- not how or what to do the "world-
benefitting" activity, but how to get whatever money may be needed.

>    >    Can I go off and start my own renewable energy company even
>    >    though I have nowhere near the cash to build even the smallest
>    >    of manufacturing plants?
>    >
>    > You have to start somewhere.
>
>    But could a free software business provide enough money to start
>    those other businesses?
>
> Sure.
>
>    And like it or not, you do need money to do things in this world.
>    Maybe you can't solve everything with just money, but if you have
>    no money or very little money, you are in a much worse position to
>    do things than if you have more money.
>
> Ofcourse.

So then, I guess there isn't really a problem insofar as getting the
needed money, then.



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