*edit for name error* In another thread, someone (Maximus, I believe) said that it's been said that the US has ability to free the world from starvation. Hurkyl said that that would result in the destruction of those countries' economies. So let's have some debate about how to feed the world. Let me start: How about you tell other farmers that we will give them food based on how much they produce, at a certain ratio. For example, if they grow 1 ton of food per year, we give them an extra third of a ton. The ratio drops as production drops, so that farmers aren't like, "well, I'm getting this extra free food, that means there's that much less that I have to produce." This could provide jobs for locals. This would create a food production-monitoring system. We would distribute this as food, rather than money, to prevent laundering.