Many may believe that global prosperity is impossible, and with the current mindset it very likely is, but if we change the way we think, we can do it.
The problem is that the world has become very competitive. Competition in itself is not bad, but carried to excess, it leads to greed. Greed is the main obstacle in the way of prosperity for all.
Our competitive mindset leads us to believe that we can win and take more than our share. The problem with having winners is that this means we must also have losers. When one gains excess, another does without. We saw an extreme example of this in the first two centuries of USA history. This glorious nation carved out her destiny on the backs of slave labour. The competition went to the extreme level were the winners owned the losers and had the power to force them to do whatever the winners wanted done. Although this led to the strengthening of the slave class, the master class became weak and ignorant. As a result, the society overall was delayed in its development. This is proven by the fact that overall prosperity in the north, were slave labour was not used, was greater than in the slaveholding south.