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The World I Imagine
     

The World I Imagine

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by Debbie Jordan
 

Peace Breeds Prosperity; Poverty Hinders Peace

Peace and poverty cannot coexist. Peace is not merely the absence of conflict. Establishing and maintaining peace will take far more creativity, dedication, and hard work than war ever did. True peace would be much cheaper and far less traumatic than any war, but, to date, no one has been able to pull it

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Peace Breeds Prosperity; Poverty Hinders Peace

Peace and poverty cannot coexist. Peace is not merely the absence of conflict. Establishing and maintaining peace will take far more creativity, dedication, and hard work than war ever did. True peace would be much cheaper and far less traumatic than any war, but, to date, no one has been able to pull it off.

The essays in this collection introduce creative ideas for ending poverty everywhere, in the hope that humans can finally build a truly peaceful society where everyone enjoys at least the basic benefits of prosperity, for the first time in history.

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ISBN-13:
9781432718619
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/27/2008
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
0.41(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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The World I Imagine 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly thought it might be "some" original, progressive thought, but it ended up being a meandering piece that really went nowhere. Subsequent to "trying" to read this, I heard her on an NPR interview and realized then that she hasn't a cogent thought in her head.
ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
The World I Imagine A Creative Manual For Ending Poverty And Building Peace Debbie Jordan Outskirts Press, 2008 ISBN: 9781432718619 Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 03/09 5 stars Inspiring. Debbie Jordan shares her vision for a world where basic human needs are met. Shelter, food, transportation, basic clothing, medical, psychological care, dental and vision care, education, and job training, are a few of the items on her list. She is careful to state the need and want are two very different things. Jordan continues her dreams but explains where the funding would come from and the work force. Ending poverty and ending peace go hand-in-hand in Jordan's theory. Debbie Jordan writes in an easy-to-read manner. Her thoughts are well organized and flow smoothly on the pages. Jordan has inspiring ideas. I hope that someday they are enacted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. It was a great read. I enjoyed the book immensely. You would too. Also every presidential candidate should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We¿ve all thought about how we would change the world were we given the chance or asked. Debbie Jordan has taken the bull by the horns and put forward her thoughts on ending poverty and building a truly peaceful society, two things she feels go hand in hand. This is a book richly overflowing with ideas. Well put together and eminently readable her thoughts broken down into a encyclopedic version of how to run the world, she works from the axiom that the cost for all basic personal goods and services would be collected as a basic tax that was no more then half the amount earned by the lowest paid fulltime worker on the planet. Descriptions of how needs differ from wants, how placing everyone on a level playing field and updating systems that in some form, have been in place since medieval times, are just a selection of the ideas she touches on. Our healthcare system, the current political farce and education also are covered. Skeptics will of course find flaws and rationalize that a total change in how we have come to view ourselves and live our lives would be necessary for this to work. But hey, what does every dialog with the taxi driver, every discussion in the break room and every chat at the beauty parlor land on, what a gosh awful mess we¿re in and how come no one can seem to find a way to change things. Debbie Jordan may not have all the answers but if this little book gets into the hands of some of the movers and the shakers and a few grassroots groups with some backbone things could begin to change incrementally. Having a guide such as this one to open dialogs and get people thinking is our best bet of obtaining the peace we all have imagined.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Holy Cow! Debbie Jordan's book 'The World I Imagine' is one everyone should read. Debbie provides another unique way of ending poverty and building world peace.