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originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
Capitalism hasn't failed...YOU HAVE!
Far, far too many people think they're special or deserve special treatment for doing less than adequate at life and living? Far too many are leeches on society and far too many think they actually matter. Who the hell do you think you are? Get off your ass, get or make a job doing something productive and valuable, stop blaming anyone but yourself for failure and maybe...just maybe...there is some hope.
originally posted by: Cyruay
Free markets aren't about freedom.
If you want this you have to pay me in that.
In other words, Control.
originally posted by: Puppylove
Personally I believe in a perks system, one where jobs and positions within them are designated worth based on a calculation of difficulty, required education, physical toll on the body and or mind, benefit to society, needed number of bodies for the job, ect. And then perks are designated to the worker based on both these qualities, and their productivity, with each job having a minimum and maximum productivity worth with perks varying based upon hours worked x productivity.
No one is incapable of working, even if the job is as simple as being a greeter. Everyone can be of some use to society. As such at minimum even if the job is so simple as to say hello to everyone that comes in to an establishment, everyone should have a job no matter how minor and in doing so be provided with food and shelter. Refusing to work at all in any capacity should be a crime. Exception existing for extreme disability, being paraplegic for example is an obvious exception. Lot's of details would need to be ironed out.
originally posted by: Puppylove
Addendum: Just thought of a great way to encourage increased productivity, plus hours worked, any time/productivity past the cap is put towards the next period of work, this accumulates, meaning that the more productive you are and timely you work the more time you can accumulate to not have to work. So if you choose to bust your ass 80 hours a week 7 days out of the week with maximum efficiency at a job that allows for it, then you can rapidly build up long periods of vacation time, even potentially early retirement if you work for it.
You pile up enough time and production at a job, eventually you don't need to work, you've paid your debt to society, this could be done at any job, you just maintain the same standard of living you've worked for by living of the debt society still owes you.
What the world needs are robots. Robots that take up 75% of all jobs. Free food, free clothing and free housing,
And thats what will happen as soon as labor prices itself too high
What would be in it for the rich? A more stable society, happier people, eternal gratitude in the form of yearly celebrations and maybe receiving deluxe versions of what robots create up to several generations.
The problem is captilsim progresses towards a Corporatocracy, and that is a greed based system