Given the sheer number of things in this universe to be interested in, how is it possible that we can ever be bored? What causes boredom?
I was under the weather for a few days, but I’m back now. So here’s today’s question:
Could completely unrestrained capitalism work to be a net benefit to most people on earth?
“Arguing with a fool proves there are two.” — Doris M. Smith
“Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” — Mark Twain
Aside from any possible entertainment value that might be found in arguing with a fool, is there any good reason to indulge in the practice? Are Smith and Twain right?
It seems the key to wise self-rule (democracy) is a well-informed electorate. Without a well-informed electorate, wise self-rule is impossible.
Are the electorates of most Democratic nations today well enough informed for wise self-rule?
America seems more divided today than at most times in its history. What would be necessary to bring us together again, or to at least halt the dividing?
Is “absolute” poverty inevitable in a society? By “absolute”, I mean that some people are impoverished to the point they do not have all the necessities for life, such as adequate food, clothing, or shelter.
What is innocence? If babies are considered innocence, when does their innocence end?