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  1. 14 Dec '16 18:57
    The more poor a society becomes the more virtuous it becomes.
  2. 14 Dec '16 19:00
    Neither true nor false until you specify empirical criteria with which to measure how "poor" and how "virtuous" a society is.
  3. 14 Dec '16 19:21
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Neither true nor false until you specify empirical criteria with which to measure how "poor" and how "virtuous" a society is.
    What criteria?
  4. 14 Dec '16 19:23
    Originally posted by whodey
    What criteria?
    Since you're asking the question, you should be asking yourself that question.
  5. 14 Dec '16 19:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    The more poor a society becomes the more virtuous it becomes.
    False. I have known both rich and poor societies and neither is particularly virtuous.
  6. 14 Dec '16 19:54
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    False. I have known both rich and poor societies and neither is particularly virtuous.
    How do you measure virtue?

    Does virtue even exist?
  7. 14 Dec '16 20:56
    Originally posted by whodey
    How do you measure virtue?

    Does virtue even exist?
    If no one has money to buy oil or consume other fossil fuels then of course the society is more virtuous. If they have to eat locally grown food and are at one with nature, then of course they are more virtuous.

    What a question.
  8. 14 Dec '16 21:37
    Originally posted by Eladar
    If no one has money to buy oil or consume other fossil fuels then of course the society is more virtuous. If they have to eat locally grown food and are at one with nature, then of course they are more virtuous.

    What a question.
    So does the salvation of mankind involve destroying the economy?