posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 03:27 AM
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: undo
I'm not saying super cheap.
I'm saying that if something costs less people are going to buy more of it instead of the same thing that costs more.
It's a very basic economic principle.
that's where the idea of a cooperative comes into play. lets say you make furniture. you join the cooperative. i need some furniture, i go to your
catalog and order the furniture i need. i could've went to walmart, but since i'm part of the cooperative, i want the cooperative to succeed and
buy from you instead. one way to get this to work is to have a fee for being in the cooperative and then using that fee to invest in interest bearing
commodities like, real estate, gold or silver or some other real thing of value (platinum and even some of the rarer metals, for example), then
sharing the profits with the members of the cooperative at the end of each fiscal year.
to keep people from cheating and buying cheaper goods from outside the cooperative, make it part of the agreement that they must purchase from members
of the cooperative x-amount of times per year, and the more purchases from other cooperative members, the higher their slice of the profit pie will
be, at the end of the year, based on the actual dollar amount they've spent. in other words, buying a ton of small items, will net them small profit
bonus. whereas bigger more substantial purchases, will net them larger profit bonuses.
it's not the love of money that's at center stage, it's an attempt to stop the entire country from falling into abject poverty.