Well I just S&F you before I even read your post just from looking at your avatar and being sucked by a pretty face.
For all I know you could be a
grizzly old man!
The system sounds very nice and altruistic but unfortunately unrealistic and fanciful. One of the biggest flaws I see in the socio-economic construct
is that those who are worth more tend to be paid much less than their worth and those who aren't worth it are overpaid. I really think it is market
dynamics, but geez, it really screws an otherwise egalitarian society.
Consider the massive salaries and bonuses by numerous CEOs. If for example, they earn 10 million in a given year, that would take someone who earns a
modest 50 k salary, 200 years to earn! Many people earn more than this yet many people who work just as hard and long in often tedious menial jobs,
earn much less than the 50k.
We have those who set minimum pay rise policy, themselves receiving annual pay rises well over and above the lowest paid workers, who themselves are
on hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Yes, you can't give too much to the lowest paid as it puts upward pressures on inflation, but still,
the system entrenches massive socio-economic class gaps because the economy cannot afford to pay the majority while the economy can afford to spoil
the few fat cats.
Some of our most humanitarian work is done voluntarily, via charities or other outreach services. These volunteers are the true good samaritans in
society, not our pathetic, gutless, greedy politicians, ceo's, clergy and many of those in leadership roles. Nobody leads by example, so is it any
wonder that the poorer people in our communities take whatever they can get when they can? Is it any wonder that people in struggle street protest at
any benefit cuts or other austerity measures. Everyone expects everyone else to do the hard yards so they can sit back on their lards of 'fat'.
A fair society would be great, but unfortunately we are not going to see it. And while our baby boomer parents were able, with a bit of struggling and
sacrifice, buy their homes outright and set their retirement plans up and take a nice pension, but the time the majority of us reach that stage, we
will have nothing to show for it, and probably very little if any retirement savings or pension to feed on scraps.
Sorry I just get annoyed at the way this world is.