posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:19 PM
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
I personally do not know which is the best system to ensure a free, fair and prosperous society,
For a start, getting rid of all the ideologies that end with "ism"
The only system that would work is complete decentralisation; a form of local self determination.
I am advocating the complete opposite of globalism. If the world had hundreds of local systems (in some cases local could mean national level), it
would provide the basis for comparison and the opportunity to learn from other countries/provinces.
For example , one country could have hardly any tax on its citizens and yet have a good welfare system. That could be possible where say oil income is
ploughed back into the community. Perhaps with a benevolent dictator in power. Other could learn from it. Yet this particular country can learn form
others and adopt some of the ideology that could work for it.
Some countries could have no such thing as sales taxes and yet prosper. That would give other countries a chance to see a working model and abolish
their sales tax.
Unfortunately, there is presently colusion between national governments . For example Sales tax (called VAT in UK, TVA in France,MwSt in Germany, etc)
is around 20% in most of Europe. Germany 19%, UK 20%, Ireland 23%. Even countries that never had sales (eg Thailand ) now have it and soon the rate
will rise to European stardards through coersion by IMF, World bank . Once every country has sales tax, it will be impossible for someone to stand up
and say :"Look at that country. They have no sales tax , low income tax but have best welfare than anybody else and no poor people living in terrible
conditions". Globalism is the greatest evil. It kills diversity and the opportunity of seeing better alternative economic and legal systems in
My Utopia therefore is decentralisation , where the needs of the community are cared for. Diversity and different systems is healthy. It also promotes
co-operation between countries/states. They can also unite against common threats
edit on 6-2-2016 by crowdedskies because: (no reason