Abolish Economic Systems

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All economic systems are, by definition, resource-rationing systems, based, by definition, on discrimination.

Communist-style economies allocate resources on the musings and diktats of small, closed central committees.  Everybody is supposedly equally worthy; you might get a bit more if you're a doctor or a scientist, but, whatever you are, you get what you are given and that's that.

Capitalism allocates resources according to ability, rewarding the more able and punishing the less able; it sorts the 'wheat' from the 'chaff'; it is a eugenic system.  Your abilities were set in stone when you were conceived by your parents.  Neither your parents, nor you, of course, got to decide on them.  They are unalterable, for life.  You might as well allocate resources on the basis of any other genetic characteristics, such as hair or eye colour, or skin colour (imagine that?).  (It's not a question of effort; that's the Effort Myth: it doesn't matter how much effort you put in, you'll never achieve beyond your abilities.)  The more able you are, the more and better the things you get; the less able, the less and poorer the things you get.  Get what?  Anything. Under any economic system, everything has a price on it (even compensation for having your arms and legs blown off as a soldier; How much is a person's arm or leg worth?  How much a person's life?).  Thus, the more able you are, the:
  • more and better the home -- and homes -- you can have for you and your family;

  • more and better the education you can have for you and your family;

  • more and better the medical attention and treatment you can have for you and your family;

  • more and better the goods and services you can have for you and your family;

  • "more 'democracy'" you can have, as what get things and gets things done is money; the more money you have, the louder you can talk; the greater the number of people to whom you can talk; and to people the higher up the socio-politico-economic scale.  The more money you have, the more influence you have.  Forget voting slips on election day; they're worthless -- the real voting slips are the ones in your wallet: money.  From advertisements in newspapers or on TV to lobbying politicians and government (not to mention the odd brown envelope stuffed with cash and passed discretely under the table).  Heck, go buy your own newspaper or TV station!
Freedom and democracy?  As you can see, you're never free under capitalism and there's no democracy; indeed, you're never free, and have no democracy under any economic system, never mind just capitalism.

That's why we need to do away with economic systems.  Then we can really be free and really have democracy.

05:42:50 BST, Thursday, 13 October, 2011


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19:00:27 Friday, 11 November, 2011