Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sunday Intellectual Question: How would you use the government's money?

How a government uses its money demonstrates the priorities and goals it sets forth for its culture. Governments of the past have poured money into architecture and other art forms for moral or to solidify their country’s identity in the world, some governments have chosen to put their money into armies to advance their property, save the land that they have or subdue their own people, others have more subtle programs that demonstrate their philosophies none the less. In Canada, for instance, we have a free health care system (well almost free) and this demonstrates the notion that we should each care for our fellow citizens regardless of their wealth. In many ways the money gestures are small but they represent what the country sees as important.  

If you had the opportunity to be in power what would you spend the money on?

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