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Robin Hood was right!

Postby TalkingPoint » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:40 am

Robin Hood was right - taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor is the best way to reduce poverty in the world!

Do you agree?
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Postby mamuta » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:19 pm

...the best way is not to give a fish, but give a fishing-rod, isn't it?
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Re: Robin Hood was right!

Postby Vega » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:33 pm

TP wrote:Robin Hood was right - taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor is the best way to reduce poverty in the world!

Do you agree?


It would work in the middle ages, now the time changed and a man like Robin Hood called robber. :)
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Re: Robin Hood was right!

Postby MissLT » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:02 am

Xkalibur wrote:
TP wrote:Robin Hood was right - taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor is the best way to reduce poverty in the world!

Do you agree?


It would work in the middle ages, now the time changed and a man like Robin Hood called robber. :)

Stealing is stealing despite the time differences, to me.
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Postby Dixie » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:36 am

mamuta wrote:...the best way is not to give a fish, but give a fishing-rod, isn't it?


That's what I always say (it's a Chinese proverb, right? ;)) Giving is not enough, because what you give will end eventually. We should help the poor in other ways. Governments should play a central role here. But as always they are more interested in their own benefit.
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Robin Hood was right!

Postby nadiaSV » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:55 am

I agree that a rich person should help a poorer one if the second one is not able to help oneself ( in cases of illness, disaster, etc. ), but taking money from the rich- we are not in the Middle Ages. Everyone should take care of one's own life and one's own developement(social and mental), and not always to rely on the Government. Taking money from the rich should always be an act of free will in the purposes of giving charity. :)
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Re: Robin Hood was right!

Postby MissLT » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:35 pm

nadiaSV wrote:I agree that a rich person should help a poorer one if the second one is not able to help oneself ( in cases of illness, disaster, etc. ), but taking money from the rich- we are not in the Middle Ages. Everyone should take care of one's own life and one's own developement(social and mental), and not always to rely on the Government. Taking money from the rich should always be an act of free will in the purposes of giving charity. :)

as long as when that rich person agrees to donate his/her money.
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Postby jrkp » Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:52 pm

I agree with all the opinions that has been given here, because at the end of the day , stealing is stealing no matter how you want you call it. If you take something that don´t belong to you, even to do something as noble as helping poor people, that`s called robbery in any era, period.

For the other hand, I don´t believe that using this "tactic" you will reduce poverty in the world. Generally speaking, It has been proven that poverty can be reduced giving poor people the same opportunities than the wealthy people, especially in education. Also, more jobs opportunities should be created, and to achieve this, countries should manage to attract as much investments as they possibly can.

In any case taking money for rich....
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Postby mamuta » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:02 am

jrkp wrote:...poverty can be reduced giving poor people the same opportunities than the wealthy people, especially in education. Also, more jobs opportunities should be created....

and this is what I had called "giving a fishing-rod" :D you're absolutely right
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Postby nboutahar1 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:43 pm

Robin Hoood was somehow right because money is a problem for both the rich and the poor. The poor are hungry, naked and sick because they don't have money. The rich are sad and stressed and loathed because they have money.
Also, whenever you look for the reasons behind the problems that plague todays world you usually find that poverty is the cause number one. It is the cause of illiteracy, of unemployment, of deforestation, of diseases, of divorce and the sky is the limit. (Noureddine Boutahar: Morocco)
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