posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:44 PM
I have thought about and analyzed this topic quite a bit. I finally decided that the real solution would inevitably come, and that would be the people
themselves putting an end to either A) Predatory Capitalism via regulation or Co-operative business ownership, or B) Capitalism in its entirety.
Both options are fine with me, but in all honesty Capitalism is doomed to fail, and what Marx wrote in the 19th century is mostly still true today.
Even more-so given the rapid increases and developments in technology and the population increases across the world.
Starting over completely as a society would be the best way to implement a better system. It is kind of hard to take an existing corporation and
switch it from board of director rule to cooperative ownership. So what would have to be done is impose STRICT regulations on these major businesses.
Then the government needs to set up a program that gives incentives to start businesses in a cooperative manner. Implementing unemployment the way
Italy does with setting up a coop would be great, or something similar to that.
I could go on about this subject for a while, but I will stop there. As far as a system that doesn't use money at all, I have thought a lot about as
well. A realist would call this a "Utopia", and say it is unachievable. But in reality it could be done, the only cog in the wheel being human
nature, of course.
A good idea for complete change to a non-monetary system could look like this>>>
1. The proletariat takes ownership of the means of production
2. We would now be in a system known as the first stage of Communism, known as Socialism.
From this point it cannot be known what will happen. The ideal solution is for the "state" to go away completely, and everyone takes what they need
when they need it from public storehouses, and the people also use their own form of punishment for various things.
There could still be bodies of public people doing things, but they will be as democratic as possible. I cannot explain it all that well in a post
tbh, as there is a lot more I have in mind. Think about this: Everyone worked as they do now, many in the same job or type of jobs. Those who work for
big businesses actually own a part of that business.
If we still use a monetary system, they would share in the profits. But if we didn't have a monetary system, and everyone still worked and produced
goods, there would actually be plenty. The mantra of Communism is "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need." This CAN be
done. There would not be as many taking advantage of the system that are NOW.
People say it won't work because there are those who would not participate, yet still take part in the spoils. I will tell you now that democratic,
public justice is much more swift than our current system. COMMUNITIES would govern themselves, and they would be able to do so on a much more
personal level than the Federal government of the US, or any country.
I am telling you it COULD work. BUT, the problem is that no one knows what would occur between the first step of Communism, Socialism, and the arising
of PURE COMMUNISM. That is what the goal of Communism is. It is a process, and overseas it has been taken advantage of.
The people are supposed to own the means of production, and have whatever they need. The government in these places are not based on Communism. They
are Totalitarian, or Dictatorial. Oppression of the people is NOT Communism, and I wish that mindset would go away. The whole war on Communism waged
by the US had nothing to do with Communism as Marx and Engels described it.
Even if you disagree with me, I urge you to look into Communism if you do not know much about it. I will say that I would prefer a radical shift in
our country's economic and political system to Communism, but if this will not happen, I see no solution other than the people taking over the means
of production, as a way to take charge of their livelihoods without government oppression being present, or class antagonisms based on bourgeois right