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What would you rather have?

World peace
10
38%
A million bucks
16
62%
 
Total votes: 26
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PlainSongs
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Re: What would you rather have?

Postby PlainSongs » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:49 pm

To erik:

I plead guilty of polemic exaggeration with the "eating more cake". I would guess you'd use that money better. Still:

I'm not trying to be the measure of everything. I'm not saying "If you had $1,000,000 you should give it to me and my friends". I'm saying that I'd spend that money on my friends because I know and like them.

Yeah... we all particularly know and like our friends. If the choice were "use the cash for them" or "put it in a public square so anyone can grab some", I wouldn't go for the latter since I might be funding folks I despise. Similarly, if the 'peace' choice were only for say 10 people, it wouldn't be worth it. But world peace is a different matter - there you can help way, way more people. With things even more serious than debt or lack of college access - holding on to health, life, property...

But whether the latter is true depends on the interpretation of what the question promises; won't go into that again.

I included "even your friends and yourself" considering the more subtle and longer-scale economical and political effects of war. I'm not sure you are totally unaffected by war - but perhaps you are positively affected by it. I don't know how the cost/income balance of the US wars works out, but I reckon that balance isn't the same for every US citizen. It's also certainly hard to guess future costs and benefits.
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Re: What would you rather have?

Postby Reist » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:43 pm

Haha, neither is going to happen. So why do we care?

Not to rain on you guys' parade of 'what if' statements. But seriously. :lol:
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Re: What would you rather have?

Postby Lord of Oats » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:54 am

omg did u guise eeven realize dat ur discussing a hypothetical question?
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Re: What would you rather have?

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:24 am

Lord of Oats wrote:omg did u guise eeven realize dat ur discussing a hypothetical question?

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Re: What would you rather have?

Postby Poor June » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:42 am

i'd have to go with the million...

anytime peace is mentioned shit tends to start blowing up, people start getting shot...
it's always a blood bath... i'll stick to the moolah
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