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Originally posted by NoHierarchy
We don't want government telling us what to do right?
We don't want some half-wit boss or police officer telling us what to do right?
We don't want corporations, banks, and Wall-Street telling us how to make a living right?
Here's an exciting/interesting vision for the future that provides a societal framework beyond what we've traditionally practiced in capitalist, communist, and/or socialist societies. It's called participatory economics, or Parecon for short. It's based on bottom-up, classless/non-hierarchal economies which are based on equality, solidarity, diversity, and localized democracy.
If nothing else, I personally believe Parecon can at least help set the stage for people to start brainstorming on ways to move BEYOND our current system and into something that works better for us all.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
If its based on reason and benevolence I dont mind the Government managing some of the big stuff.
Only an adolescent mind is scared of polices and bosses. Adults dont see them as superior but as equals.
You are 100% responsible for your life. You seem to believe Wall-Street and Banks are, but Banks are nothing other than a service offered to you - its your responsibility to accept or refuse that service.
You are saying this goes beyond socialism and communism, but it being bottom-up and classless/non-hierarchal its just yet another variation of Communism.
In your belief that the system is at fault you miss that the individual is also at fault and if the individual changes, his/her life changes. Life is full of diversity and everyone goes down a different path in accordance with his/her choices.
Those who make poor choices begin blaming "the system" and "the powers that be" for their problems.