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And even if you think everything Im saying is bs, its obvious this system isnt working
It takes multiple millions of dollars to win a mayoral election in a somewhat large city, these people dont get in without protecting the interests of the rich who come first always.
You know, reading this post reminded me of Robert Heinlein's first novel. It's called For Us the Living. He wrote it in 1938, and it was published posthumously. If you you haven't run across this one it's very worth a read. It sort of freaked me out, actually.
Also, other things, such as coercion, self-control, love, and esteem can be just as powerful as motivators.
As for status? Well, we're the ones who allow money to determine that. But does it have to? Why? See, we do this to ourselves and allow others to do it to us.
If money were to cease, where would the individual gain
exist through exchanges made with other persons ?
some would want more resources than others. Some would keep on wanting more, to then rise above the rest.
Human interaction will continue whether or not money exists as a motivator to encourage it.
"Wanting more" is a reaction some people have to conditions of scarcity.
It's not so much Human interaction as in
talking or whatnot that I'm targeting, more
when there is a material exhange that benefits
The fact that people possess more than others, be that knowledge or
material things, would make them feel somewhat '' superior '' to others.
What is it you're afraid will go away without money as an incentive?
Why is it a good thing to create a system such that people get to feel superior to others?
But wouldn't it be a much nicer world if we designed a system to live in with the goal of having an easy, comfortable life for everyone?
I just thought of something how would one start up a resource based economy. You can't start it on money really because it would not be as pure if you started that way.
That is something I want to be part of a coperative society where everyone works together to build and maintian a good lifestyle for all.