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FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Money, power halt progress

The letters from Marco Ammatelli and Michael Quick on May 25 gave me hope that people are beginning to realize that the cause of the world’s ills is the insatiable desire for money and power. I grew up in the 1970s, believing that by the 21st century, everyone’s future would be much brighter, the environment would be cleaner, people would be healthier, and war and poverty would be something we read about only in history books.

The 21st century reality is that all those problems are even worse now. While money has, in the past, helped to keep humanity from over-consuming scarce resources, it is no longer serving that function. I believe that by using advanced technology regardless of its monetary cost it is possible to provide a good living for every living thing on the planet. Money is holding humanity back from reaching its full potential. It’s time to consider a different type of economy, a “resource-based” one.

Suggested viewing: The “Zeitgeist” movies, and “Future by Design.” Humanity’s thinking needs to change to realize this beautiful future. “They” won’t do it. We must.

Debra Miller

Coeur d’Alene

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