Originally posted by sickofitall2012
reply to post by HunkaHunka
You hate capitalism and the US people, so what exactly do you propose that can make this country a utopia? Communism? Show me facts on how that
system works and explain why all of those under a communist society are so much better off and happier in their Utopian society.
The answer is not the result a "capitalism vs communism" debate. These are just two bad philosophies among an infinite potential of ideas.
Here's one problem with capitalism: To create value in our world, we must first make an appeal to someone who has capital. This is how we get paid
for what we do.
... But there is one problem with this idea. The only things that get done are what people will pay for. More often, not what people will pay for,
but what people will invest in with an expectation for profit.
The system works to consolidate financial power in fewer and fewer hands, until the only projects that get financed are the ones which promise the
highest profits around, which at some point becomes the most brutal, inhuman, destructive set of ideas people can come up with. (War, anyone?)
We've all heard the phrase "war is good for the economy." While true in a capitalist system, this is a sick perversion of the forces of humanity
being turned to destructive ends for the benefit of a few, rather than to build and refine for the benefit of all.
When people say "Ok, so capitalism has it's problems, but I don't want to be a communist" you must stop thinking that the only ideas out there are
the ones you're being fed.
Here's something brilliant that has been tried in the past, and actually worked.
Right now, money collects interest. The more you have, the faster you get more. It is not to your advantage to work or try to store value in real
material goods... the money that represents them grows while they break down, rust, and fall apart. So everyone everywhere is trying to get rid of
the stuff they make so they can get their hands on money, which holds its value better (it actually increases during normal economic times)
But what if instead of banks paying interest when you deposit money with them, they charged you to hold on to it? Here's what would happen: People
would realize that to hoard large sums of cash would be detrimental to their fortunes. The more money you have, the faster you lose it. So, they
would begin to spend and invest this money. Like electric charge, voltage, and current, the amount of money, the desire to work, and the products
changing hands would increase
because everybody would be trying to get rid of money so that they could build up wealth of real material
The system I have been describing above has been done before, under systems where banking was not privately owned, but rather credit was extended by
society interest-free, and the holders of cash charged to safeguard it, reducing its value over time. The result was a very busy society, building
long-lasting and durable goods, maximum employment, minimum crime, high wages, a much more equitable distribution of wealth, and generally much
Something to think about.