One of the toughest problems of humanity is that most of the people who can vote global problems out of existence don´t vote. Many don´t vote in their own countries because they are not democracies, but most can´t vote these problems out of existence because humanity is a very weak concept. As schooling in America, humanity is about being born in the right side of the tracks. Unfortunately “humanity” as a value is a distant second to the extremely to nationality. Income distribution among nations reflects that.
If humanity held world elections, the world would not be as unfair as it is. But in case you are one of those people who thinks the world does not suck, please study this presentation by Gapminder in detail. And please don´t write to me that I have a great life. I know I do, but I would feel much better in a world with much greater opportunity for all.
Posted on March 24, 2007