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Diana Gonzalez

I agree that crowdfunding is not the solution to raising money. Many people are in desperate need of help, and often don’t get that help because of others. Many people on the internet have lied in the past, and have used the money on themselves. Unfortunately, people don’t know who to trust anymore. Platforms like GoFundMe are misused, and the information appears to go unchecked Plus many scammers have posted fake pictures and stories, which takes away the money from other people who actually need it. Two main points are the amount of media exposure one has to have, and the income that generates throughout each family. The article found that people with higher incomes donated less than people with lower incomes. Those who had lower incomes donated what they could to help support the causes. People who had accounts on social media were also able to reach the public easily. Perhaps a solution is an app that provides people who check to see if someone truly has a need to raise money. Then once they are approved they could be posted for people to start donating money. This app could have different categories. One could be for medical purposes, the other to start a business, starting a community project, and so forth. The code used would also have to be secure in order for hackers to not steal information. The government could also start a non-profit organization for people to feel more secure in their donations going to the cause it is meant for. Going back to my previous point, those with the lower-income donated more within their means. The government could do a greater tax-write for them. It might seem unfair for them to have a bigger tax write-off, but at the same time, their income is lower than others.

Marlee Remenap

I agree with you that crowdfunding is not a solution to raising money, but I also believe that it is a good way to raise money when unforeseen instances occur.

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