Well here I go,
God knows I'll probably regret it, but it's Zachs fault. Cheers Zach your line of thinking pretty much parallels with mine, causing me to post these thoughts here.I have also heard the argument about the lack of
resources from economists, professors, etc. (documentary buff), but they say that there are enough resources for a much larger world population than already exists. As one fellow put it: there is enough food and water etc. for everyone, we just can't afford it; the whole planet is broke.
So exactly what is the endgame for the human race. More of the same? War, pollution, tyranny.
It seems to me that with all the intelligence and technology we have acquired, that someone or some group has not formulated a plan to logically manage all the worlds resources. A hundred years or so
ago, most societies lived off of what was available in their surroundings. There were no huge tankers chugging across the ocean bringing oil, Legos, or caviar.
What a waste.
I imagine that if we were to do a global survey, 7 billion give or take, and ask if they would work 4 days a week, 3 off, and 1 month vacation a year; would they be willing to work for free. Given that all their basic needs, shelter, food, water etc. are taken care of. (... I can only magine the flogging I'm going to get with this.)
Considering that the majority don't have squat and live in squalor, I feel they would leap at the chance.
Now here in my beloved America we are some of the worst culprits of materialism, greed, and consumption. I get that. Therefore, us and the other developed and affluent nations would find this most alien to grasp.
This is how I see it. Joe Blow goes to his work 4 days a week. When he needs groceries he goes to the store and gets what he needs. When he needs gas in his car he goes and fills up. When his car breaks down he has a mechanic fix it. When he needs a new car or tv or anything, he goes to a store and gets one. No money exchanges hands. Remember Joe and everybody is working for free. How does Joe get his car fixed you ask. Well if the mechanic only works 4 days, 3 off, 1 month vacation a year, and all his needs are taken care of, he fixes Joes car because he LIKES to work on cars.
And we can keep extrapolating this forever. When Joe or his mechanic want to travel on their vacation, someone out there likes to fly planes, drive buses, cook, show the sites of their city to visitors, and on and on. Sure there is unappealing work that is necessary, but with the security and stress relief that would be enjoyed; I'd be the first to grab a shit shovel. Would there be lazy people; sure, but societal and peer pressures would address that.
Can anyone out there tell me one good thing money has done? It buys you THINGS and SERVICES which are good, but money in and of itself; no.
So I think that this popular "wealth distribution" phrase that has gotten so much heat latlely is short sighted. I'd rather see the embracement of "wealth abolishment". The new emancipation if you like.
No need to fact check on details, because I didn't check myself and won't argue. You've mostly likely come to the conclusion from my grammar, diction, and childish psychology that I am both uneducated and not the sharpest tool in the shed. Again, no argument. But I firmly believe there is enough cerebal ability out there, just no will or vision.