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Bill Gates: No More Poor Countries by 2035

A must-see Trifecta discussion about how freedom and technology will overcome poverty in our lifetime.

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Stephen Green

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January 24, 2014 - 10:00 am

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Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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While the disgusting ideology of Islam exists, there will always be poverty.
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If it weren't for IBM laying it all on a big platter for him (the market) he'd be back eating Raman noodles and writing GWBasic.

If technology were the answer, Russia and the Middle East would be rich, and if it were a matter of resources, Africa would be superbly wealthy.
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Gates may be a technical genius, but when he opens his mouth to speak anything but technical gibberish, he's proven to be a first class idiot. I only wish somebody in a garage someplace is working on an operating system and software that will wipe arrogant Microsoft off of the planet.
34 weeks ago
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Poverty in this age is not because we lack technology. Poverty, like famine, is a desired political outcome.

Those decrying "income inequality" have no intention to do what they know they cannot do. They are able to distribute poverty, not abundance. Their world view is based on the zero sum game, and they are guarding their advantages and their place in the hierarchy, plain and simple.

Barack Obama has fulfilled every expectation I had for him in 2007, including making everyone poorer.

Gates copyrighted open source freeware to get to his position of advantage. He would not be my go-to guy for answers to much outside the realm of Microsoft and its siege tower business model.
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He probably thinks he can build that Star Trek future that keeps eluding everyone; you know, the one where replicators have made every consumer good practically free, gold is so common that it's worthless as anything but a storage medium for latinum, and people seek self-improvement instead of money.

Of course, even in the Star Trek franchises, it was indicated that this only came about after an economic collapse sometime in the late 2010s (leading to the building of "sanctuaries" for the poverty-stricken in major cities and the Bell Riots in 2019), World War III in the 2060s, the Xindi and Romulan Wars in the 22nd century, and an ongoing hot-and-cold conflict with the Klingon Empire in the 23rd century. Even then, on Deep Space Nine, we had the Dominion War between two mighty galactic powers, neither of which had any members suffering from poverty or starvation (since the end of the Cardassian Occupation on Bajor, anyway).

We may well be headed for making those replicators; our 3D printers and those fast-food machines about which I've been reading are rather reminiscent of the protein processors and food machines from Jonathan Archer and James T. Kirk's time. By the look of things, though, I'd say our future is looking a lot more like the Mirror Universe (where those phasers and photon torpedoes are used to conquer and pillage weak planets for their dilithium), or just the darker episodes of Deep Space Nine. Technically, America has already achieved a lack of poverty and starvation; as the immigrants trying to get into our country will tell you, our poorest citizens are better off than the wealthiest citizens of some other countries, and instead of starving to death, being "poor" by our standards tends to mean you get fat!

By the look of things, though, we'll always have people deliberately being impoverished and starved for political purposes, as happens both here and everyone else, i.e. "They'll turn us all into beggars because they're easier to please." If I were the youngsters, I'd be getting ready for some of those Bell Riots soon, and for World War III and maybe some Eugenics Wars after that.
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2035 is a little over 30 years away. Things are getting worse in the U.S.
I bet Gates voted for Obama. How do you get to a world with no more poor countries with Obama in charge to be followed by some equally incompetent and crony capitalist Democrat?

The Democrats acts as though political power is their due and they have a lock on the whole election process.

Gates is demented. As someone pointed out IBM made hi and that had some political connections there. Gates is not stupid by any means but he is not a Houdini wunderkind.
34 weeks ago
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We need to start calling these people what they truley are "Neo-Fascist".
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I think you mean a little over 20 years away. Yeah, it takes me a while to get used to those decade turnovers too.
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Global trade has done more to alleviate poverty than all the moronic policies of Bill Gates, et al. Malcolm McLean and Keith Tantlinger did more. What is needed now is an effort to export what used to be English-speaking economic culture. Namely, secure property rights, fair courts to enforce contracts and capitalism. That would allow those countries to attract honest investment, the citizens to develop businesses and take further advantage of the global market.
34 weeks ago
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Can we get Bill Whittle in as President? Please?
34 weeks ago
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While the disgusting ideology of Islam exists, there will always be poverty.
34 weeks ago
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I think Gates thinks he is Peter Pan. Although he may think he is Darwin ... ... or God.
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More like the latter.
34 weeks ago
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He must want to be the new version of Werner Erhard, the founder of EST and his goofy "End world hunger by 2000" campaign. These lefties never
have new ideas just endless recycle of bad ideas and moving the goal post.
34 weeks ago
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Maybe I should have said Gates thinks he is Tinker Bell spreading around Magic Dust, or Magic Money and Magic Ideas in his case, to make everyone in the whole world prosperous and happy.
34 weeks ago
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It really amazes me how a man that is supposed to be so smart can come out with something so dumb. If the world ever wants to achieve that lofty goal the first thing we can do is stop giving anybody anything. Welfare is welfare no matter what you call it or want it to be and in the end benefits no one other than the local dictator.
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Gates is that embarrassing example of a man who thinks that his brilliance in one field must make him brilliant in others. There is no shortage of nobel-winning scientists who can't resist shooting their mouths off on subjects of which they know no more than Ned the Wino.

Gates is also a classic example of a man who has lived in the bubble so long he has lost touch with the real world. For the last thirty or so years, he has been surrounded by people who either work for him or want his money for their cause or who want to sell him their services. Who tells a man like that anything he doesn't want to hear?
29 weeks ago
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What's Gates going to do to make his dreamworld real, do away with human nature, do away with the struggle for power, do away with corruption?
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