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The world today has been over run by consumerism The rich nations are damaging the planet and slowly destroying the rest of their world with their pursuit of material things The Bible tells us that its doesnt matter how much money one makes but if you do happen to make a lot give it to the poor This is something that we should all live by even if you do not support the Roman Catholic religion almost all third world nations owe money to the rich nations who enthusiastically and irresponsibly encouraged them to borrow during the 1970s Interest rates rose dramatically and as a result those countries have been left paying interest bills that in many cases have now exceeded the value of the original loan in 1993 for every dollar given in aid rich nations took back three dolllars in debt payments The USA alone with only 6 of the worlds population consumes 30 of its resources 20 of the worlds population consume over 70 of it material resources and owns over 80 of its wealth although this global elite includes people in almost every country it is mainly concentrated in the westernised consumerist nations such as America Canada Western Europe Saudi Arabia Australia and Japan People are lead to believe that there is a shortage of food which isnt true The world produces enough grain to supply every single individual with over 2500 calories each day which doesnt include fruit ground nuts or root vegetables The United States which has 6 of the worlds population uses 30 of the worlds energy supply 20 of the worlds population in other words its wealthy consumer class is responsible for over 50 of its greenhouse effect atmospheric pollutants 90 of its ozone-depleting CFC gases 96 of its radioactive waste and so on There are some ethical and value implications with this issue those being that its seen as stealing from the
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