First off, thank you
for the insightful comment.
you believe you can make all things nonscarce even the unique creations of ones own labor.
Not "all things", but certainly the basic necessities, and that is not a fantasy. Just look at the workforce needed for production and distribution of food, water, houses, transportation, and how that could be accomplished in a semi-automated/automated system.
I have yet to be convinced this paradigm is built on reality. You don't account for human desire and what people want. You assume all will endlessly, without hesitation build your automated society. However, the very concept of the individual simply will not allow for this.
It's important we understand distinction between needs and wants wants are not based on natural law wants are social contrivance based on cultural influences field today with what we can call the infinity growth paradigm which demands that everyone keep consuming at increasing rates, by the way in order for the growth economy to remain flow.
The result in part is that wants and needs are now conflated it's a strategy can have virtually anything they "wants" while at the same time the great majority malcolm now can not only achieve their temporal cultural generated wants they can't even meet their basic human needs if you have a system that conflated those two suddenly not no one is responsible because it comes to a single entity so we can accept the fact that child dies every 4 seconds for no reason because of poverty.
On a different level, you know I often get the question when I bring up this model "What if I want 50 room mansion in a Resource Based Economy?" "Where's my freedom to have that?" and i usually ask back: ok well What if I want a billion mansion? or perhaps What I want the entire continent of Africa as my backyard? At what point does this so selfish it quits his boiled interest become belatedly irresponsible and socially offensive? Given we want to course again live on a finite planet and two in a society which one way or another regardless of the social system resources must be share excessive ostentatious living to me is really an anti-social form of neurosis grown by a social system that needs again constant demand in rewards arbitrage status for the sake of that demand it's a psychological scam in a way and if you will frankly uh... if you think about it deeply it's actually a form of violence against humanity itself.
Now before i run down the dominant economic considerations underline the mechanics of a resource based economy I want to conclude this subject on needs and wants by pointing out that we need to understand the limits of the finite world we inhabited and respect each other as equals in the basic fundamental sense that we all have the right to live we could not only meet the basic needs of every human on earth as i described but given the incredible stated in advance technology today it's rate of change we can be easily enter the round of meeting the wants of the human population to agree likely unimaginable for 99% of the world today we can create a vast material abundance if we simply update and organize ourselves efficiently using modern understandings Now claim back to the model.
I wanna specifically isolate 3 aspects aspects again which are critical to responsible decision making for the sustainable fulfilment of human necessity, "Resource Accounting", "Dynamic Equilibrium " and "Strategic Design" "Resource Accounting" we lived again a virtually close planetary biosphere with a set of mostly finite resources at our disposal given this reality the logic becomes quite clear as to our responsibility if you wish to allow our habitat to sustain itself for future generations we must organize an account that's a no brainer proper economic resource allocation really cannot be really cannot be made unless we have a clear understanding of what we have and where it is against no mystery yet bizarrely it's not done at all today in any kind of concentrated way.
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Your idea of cultural revolution -- to force all to support your regime because people will just readily accept
Sorry to disappoint, but that's not my idea of a "cultural revolution". What you describe sounds like autarchy.
Human desire can only be fulfilled through a fair and objective exchange of value that occurs only through efficient non-bartering means, called money. I am sorry you hate this tool so very much.
That is understandable, if that's all you've known you life. The reality is that some human populations have learned to live together peacefully and much more happily with different values and incentives than the current socio-economic structure.
And even if such communities didn't exist, the idea that desires can be fulfilled through monetary exchange reveals how sick and distorted the dominant structure is. Money doesn't make people happy, and there is a body of evidence supporting that.
People tend to be happy when they find a sense of belonging (a community) and feel like they have a purpose (innovation, creativity, search for knowledge) in a caring environment (human relationships). Notice that money is just an obstacle to all of those things.
Th facts are:
- the best use of money as a motivator is to pay people enough to take the issue of money off the table
- pay people enough so that they're not thinking about the money, and they're thinking about the work
substitute "pay people enough" with "get them what they need". You seem to forget that money is just a means, not the end. You don't want a car, you want to move around effortlessly, fast and efficiently from point A to point B. So, if I give you access to the best car possible, whenever you need it, and you don't have to worry about maintenance, insurance, and all of that, wouldn't it be better?
Forgive me if I am still ignorant of your theories. If you will only further direct me to your Zeitgeist resources so be it, I am already doing the task.
I came here for a personal discussion. Not a trading of materials.
Anyways, thank you.
Anyways, if you want technology built only on personal value (non-monetary), it will come naturally in a free society. No pretty overlay will make a difference.
... except, we might make the planet inhabitable in the process. So, there won't be a place to "be" free in.