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  • No. It all got worse.
  • It's gettin craaaaazy,aint it...u know the answer to that question..and dont be in denial about either.
  • The only progress I've seen is in overpopulation (though we're still growing)....China had to take a tough stand and outlaw couples having more than one child. I know that sounds harsh, but it has worked in controlling their population. The sad thing is Chinese couples tend to abort baby girls.
  • It seems to me that drugs were less of a problem before all of the laws banning drug use were put in place. I don't believe the U.S. has an overpopulation problem. I am not sure that a persons right to privacy is being significanly tread upon today any more than it has been in the past. Taxes are a necessity if people continue to expect more from the government, there is no two ways around that. There have always been wars but today the weaponry does far more damage than ever before. Cruelty? If cruelty can be defined to include among other things, little or no regard; lack of respect; lack of consideration; etc., for other people, then I believe cruelty is considerably worse today.
  • Well; the drug trade continues to flurish and grow .... The population continues to skyrocket ... Taxes go UP for the most part ... Wars are abundant with the probability of a new one anyday now with Iran ... Cruelty is everywhere from Michael Vick to China ... So; Nothing appears to have been SOLVEd; if anything theya re all getttnig WORSE !! +5
  • I don't think any will be resolved, but race relations and human rights have become much better. That's obvious though.
  • Of course not. They are a constant in human affairs. They will never be resolved, any more than hurt feelings or mortality will be resolved. Politicians merely talk about them in order to justify their existence.
  • These problems don't 'solve' though they can be ameliorated. It is interesting that you cite war as one of them only because politicians use that word for efforts to 'combat' social problems such as the 'war on poverty' which is of course not remotely like a war and cannot be won, particularly as one fifth of the nation is in the bottom quintile. . I suspect Christians are less surprised that utopianism isn't abustin' out all over as sin, which we might define as human self-centeredness, is a constant in history and doesn't show signs of toddling off any time soon.
  • None of them have been resolved. I think they have all increased.
  • Narcomania became much more curable illness. Cold war threats vanished (sorry for selling an old staff) Privacy and taxes never were a true issue. overpopulation is, hopefully, unsolvable. Economic system in USA is cracking under the weight of debts and total industry outsourcing to other countries, so, overall, the situation is critical.
  • No; some have gotten worse.
  • Most have gotten worse. We might have made some improvement on drug use and drug trafficing, but not enough to brag about yet. I also thing more people have stopped smoking, but on the downside, there is more obesity!
  • On the public health front, Small Pox has been eradicated from the face of the earth or so WHO claims.
  • USA essentially has zero population growth if not for immigration. Canada and Spain have lower than replacement birth rates and also rely on immigration. Russia has no such massive immigration so its population is in decline. There is the "overpopulation" part, settled at least in part.
  • We need war to justify having an army. We need over population in order to have enough people to fight the wars and to have some left over. We need taxes to pay for the army to fight the war. Cruelty is part of war. If we eradicated drugs, or legalized them, then we wouldn't need as many law enforcement people to fight the war on drugs and that would be a loss of jobs, a loss of taxes and loss of a reason to have more taxes. If we were given our privacy, then we could smoke dope and no one would know. that Just wouldn't do:=) but seriously folks, education and a higher standard of living does seem to curb population growth. I just wish we would quit killing babies and look at it as a terrible thing to do.
  • We complain a lot about the environment, but I haven't heard of any rivers catching fire lately, have you? http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1642
  • Not really. The struggle continues for each one of them. There have been great steps forward, but I wouldn't dream of calling them resolved. There have been great efforts made in civil rights, for example. Yet there are some spots in our country where this war is still being fought. There have been a great many strides forward in the drug awareness and prevention. Even so, that fight is also uneresolved.
  • "Yes we can" make things worse!
  • none of the above...unfortunately. Sure we have had many social changes, adaptations and alterations in the last 25 years such as areas of racial diversity, racial relations, parenting, marriage, a war on terror, etc. but nothing resolved, obviously because we still have the same issues (and many more new ones) ....they've only evolved.
  • Smallpox was officially erradicated in 1979. During the 20th century, it is estimated that smallpox was responsible for 300–500 million deaths.[7][8][9] In the early 1950s an estimated 50 million cases of smallpox occurred in the world each year.[10] As recently as 1967, the World Health Organization estimated that 15 million people contracted the disease and that two million died in that year.[10] After successful vaccination campaigns throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the WHO certified the eradication of smallpox in December 1979.[10] To this day, smallpox is the only human infectious disease to have been completely eradicated.[11]
  • We should hope none have. What you see as problems are but consequences of free will that may be undesirable but teaches the correct path by experiencing several wrong ones. The true social ill/issues are created once the "FIX" inevitably doesn't fix what can't be fixed but then becomes a problem of its own.
  • The Reps have done a remarkable job reducing my privacy with their Patriot Act. Drugs are just as available now as when they started their 'war on drugs'. they've managed to divert many government tax dollars into their own pockets, and cruelty is a Republican's second nature.
  • I think they are all moral issues as well my friend and morality will never be "resolved". So no..no resolution..if anything, exacerbation.
  • well yes and no,(take it by order)I think the cocaine industry has been slowed more than any of it,but it still gets in,and so what ,they stopped some coke coming in and now these idiots have went back to making meth and blowing themselves up and its way worse for you in general terms.privacy,what privacy,now in the internet age ,almost anything about someone can be found out,and most times now days,they tell on their self.overpopulation,no its just like they projected,and if people dont stop having 17 babies at one damn time its gonna keep growing.taxes,do i even have to answer that.war,the united states can blame this one on their selves,but I understand we a re living with more danger than inn the past also-kinda of a catch 22.cruelty,dog fighting,gangs worse than ever,putting the wrong people in prison for something they did not do,leaving the sick and helpless with no financial light of anykind yeah its cruel as ever.goodday!
  • Well, it isn't in the last 25 years, but smallpox disease was certified as officially eradicated from the planet in 1979. Two ongoing programs for global eradication exist for poliomyelitis and dracunculiasis. Five more infectious diseases have been identified in 2008 as potentially eradicable with current technology: measles, mumps, rubella, lymphatic filariasis, and pork tapeworm. Rinderpest is an ongoing major attempt to eradicate an animal disease. And four aborted programs against hookworm, malaria, yaws, and yellow fever were tried. I consider these as "social issues" because disease vectors are extremely important to social communities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eradication_of_infectious_diseases#Smallpox :):):)
  • things change over time and almost never are fully resolved. this is true regardless of political persuasion, although perhaps slightly more true of conservatives, simply because of their value of independence from the government, so they don't even acknowledge that problems exist.
  • None resolved as in solved but every one is different than before. Not resolved as in no longer a problem for anyone but solved for some in their lifes and greater for others in theirs.
  • All of history tells us these have always been a problem. I think if we found a way to solve all these problems, we would lose a little of our humanity. The best we can do is find ways to aid the innocent who are hurt by these problems. The only area I see us having improved in with that in mind, is domestic cruelty. The police and courts are less likely to dismiss it as a 'private' matter and recognize it as a violent crime.
  • has any been solved in the last 250 years? 2500 years??? as long as man has free will and is able to choose whether to love or hate, give or take then there will always be "social ills"
  • All of the above have gotten progressively worse over the last 25 years. +4
  • I will be talking to my elected reps. I demand they do something about cruelty right away! . I think cruelty and etc. or two issues we can resolve by government intervention... fines... jail time
  • Sep 28, 2009: 61 points They have only been exacerbated since the Reagan administration. Our democracy has all but been stolen from us. Our elected representatives work for the interests of corporations and not for the citizens that elected them to office. This answer was removed as spam/offensive
  • Extreme poverty (just the first one I googled) has improved. https://ourworldindata.org/poverty-at-higher-poverty-lines I find it interesting how many people just answered no instead of checking! The information is all right there at your fingertips yet you choose to ignore it and perpetuate lies! Why? Second one I checked - War - has also declined: https://ourworldindata.org/war-and-peace "Use of most drugs other than marijuana has stabilized over the past decade or has declined." https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/nationwide-trends Taxes: https://www.businessinsider.com/history-of-tax-rates Overpopulation is a myth. The population growth rate has been declining since the baby boom ended in the early 1960's.
  • That depends on which side of the debate you are on and how you identify "resolved".
  • Child predators are now allowed to use whatever bathroom they want. That was a biggie.

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