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Nullo's avatar

If you could focus all of the money and effort that people donate to advance causes to a single end, what would you pick?

Asked by Nullo (21826 points ) June 16th, 2010

There are hundreds, possibly thousands of causes out there, all with a yen for your dollar. These operate on the assumption that more money/time/effort sent their way will further the cause and ultimately accomplish the goal.

Think torrents.

Naturally, splitting up the disposable portion of a nation’s income a million ways is slow going. Presumably, focusing the bulk of those resources on one cause at a time would get one to the individual goals more quickly.
Question is, which would you focus on first?

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Likeradar's avatar

Reproductive rights/control. Birth control and full access to all the available options to all.
Could help with- Slowing the spread of AIDS, poverty, hunger, environmental impact of over population, education, abuse…

ipso's avatar

National Debt.

“That’s easy. I’d just slide that wad over to my father. He is like one of the top brokers in the state.” Heathers

I guess my final answer is whatever agency I can find to best effect birth control across the world.

Your_Majesty's avatar

Nature preservation.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Funding for scientific research on problems that would improve the quality of life for most of the people in the world.

Nullo's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence Too broad, too broad.

augustlan's avatar

A top notch education for every child in the world, pre-school through college. In addition to the usual academics/arts/health, I’d also like to focus on: critical thinking, compassion, problem solving, and cultural education. All schools would also have a ‘free meals’ program for those in need of it… breakfast and lunch, every day.

The way I see it, being fed meets a huge need today, and being really well educated will solve a whole host of problems down the line.

jenandcolin's avatar

One specific cause? I think I would pick stem cell research.

ragingloli's avatar

Commercial magnetic/intertial confinement fusion reactors.

CMaz's avatar

Solar power. Alternative fuel sources.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Stroke and cardiovascular diseases research, the leading causes of death throughout most of the world.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’m with @augustlan Education for all children of all genders in every place on earth.

mattbrowne's avatar

My single end would be the world depicted in the Star Trek universe. Which includes most what was mentioned above. And a few extra treats. Like holosuits and food replicators.

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