wanted to get the input of the ATS on the idea of abolishing capitalism and making everything free. everything, products, services, shipping, law
enforcement, government positions, janitors, engineers, firemen. a system i have been working on for many years in my thought processes as i studied
the entire world, it's cultures and differences in society including the negative factors such as crime, which plague present and past with no end in
apparent in sight.
The system is one which carries across the positive factors from capitalism, but combining them with the fairness and equality oriented philosophies
of Voluntaryism and Egalitarianism.
Voluntaryism (or sometimes erroneously voluntarism), is a libertarian philosophy which holds that all forms of human association should be
voluntary. The principle most frequently used to support voluntaryism is the non-aggression principle (NAP). It is closely associated with, and
often used synonymously with, the anarcho-capitalist and individualist anarchist philosophies.
Egalitarianism (from French égal, meaning "equal")—or, rarely, equalitarianism—is a trend of thought that favors equality for particular
categories of, or for all, living entities. Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status, according
to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term has two distinct definitions in modern English. It is defined either as a political doctrine
that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights or as a social philosophy advocating
the removal of economic inequalities among people or the decentralisation of power. Some sources define egalitarianism as the point of view that
equality reflects the natural state of humanity.
the only reason 'FREE' is in quotes is because the payment is labour. physical labour. any individuals contributing to society would have benefit of
all that society has to offer. if a janitor want a benz, he could get one, as long as he dont mind waiting in line for all who want one depending on
manufacturing speed and availability. if he want he can go and volunteer his time as a janitor in a benz outlet to contribute to the workforce.
everyone will be donating their labour, skills and thinking capabilities to the field of their choice. teachers could teach for the sake of teaching
and not worry about paying bills and other forms of life related financial stress. students could go to school for free and learn from those teachers,
and college tuition fees wont hamper anyone from achieving their dreams. no more barefoot, hungry and cant move around to their destinations. taxi
drivers would drive to provide the service because they love taxiing and meeting new ppl.
basically a totally different scheme of society based on volantarism instead of competition. dont work or contribute in some way and u get nothing.
but even the lowest paid jobs would be alotted land and access to building materials based on the size of their family and their contributions to said
society. as mentioned before a janitor could own a benz simply by requesting one.
the objective, to make a clear way and provide full access to all the best, including healthcare and technology in the world to all with no special
treatment for anyone. not the queen, not the president, not the ceo of a bank etc.
banks instead of carrying money will be reinvented to keep a log of data of societal contributors, with their contributions and time in hrs worked
being the only thing that is logged to keep track of contributors. only requirement is to be a regular contributor to society in some form of work.
and i think there is always work. but under capitalism, companies cannot AFFORD to hire more staff even though they desperately could use more
another issue is ppl who hate their jobs yet are forced to do it to survive daily. and there are sooo many of them. i luckily am not one nor would i
ever work a job i hate. but most ppl dont even get to study the field they always wanted to study because they couldnt afford it etc.
id like to know those who would support such a changeover in world society and those who would not support it.. and why. let's hear what's wrong with
such a system, or what's good about such a system.
remember everything free, just be a regular employee of the state and get anything u apply for that u see advertise on tv. thats basically the
foundation. however most notably, there are great many other details that would create an entire workable system. so i again remind that this is just
the idea is to provide everyone with TRUE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. to allow all the pursuit of their childhood dreams unhindered by financial
technicalities, to eliminate corruption in government since it will have nothing to thief, to eliminate societies' NEED for criminals and bandits of
all sorts who have lost all hope and retaliate against the system by attacking the working class. to eliminate the occurrence of families who have to
decide whether to buy a loaf of bread with their last $20 or give it to their child to go to school (i have seen such heartbreaking scenarios with my
own eyes having spent time with poor families).
these are just some questions that have been asked when this system is proposed to others. the aim is to dissect the system. find and predict possible
flaws and create solutions for them before implementation. in effect.. a system design by the people, for the people.
Question: If everything is free, why would ppl work?
Answer: If you dont work, you dont benefit from the equal opportunity to 'freeness'
Question:But what of those who work harder than the others? for example a carpenter, say one build 4 sheds in one week, while the other builds one and
spent his time lounging in villa. Will they both be entitled to the same benifits?
Answer: there could be a productivity body in charge of monitoring for such things. "why is it that one carpenter worked 8hrs and made 3 sheds, while
u only made one in the same amount of time? in fact all the carpenters make a minimum of 3 sheds per day but u only do one"? perhaps we'll catch him
trying to slack-off(cheat the system), or he might explain he has a special way of building his sheds which make them superior to the 3 a day builders
and demonstrate why.
Question: Pride,Greed, Jealousy. if u cant make those things disappear this plan is useless.
Answer: those are targets to be eliminated with such a system. yes such elements will still exist at the start. but as time goes by and everyone is
able to pursue every avenue, even switch thru 10 college courses b4 they find the field they really want to spend the rest of their life doing that
should change. at the end of the day.. therell be nothing to envy since everyone got the same opportunity as u, if u greedy just work more and get
competition creates pride
unfairness creates jealousy
Greed creates hopelessness for others
hopelessness creates crime.
so ATS.. what's ur take? the good, the bad.. the ugly? do you think there would still exist crime in such a world where desire for material has been
eradicated into apathy?
edit on 26-8-2013 by filledcup because: (no reason given)