Copiosis: Right to Life AND Right to Choose

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The issue of a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy vs. the rights of the unborn continues to raise its head in America as the U.S. Supreme Court appears ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. In Copiosis, the issue won’t exist. Women will be free to terminate a pregnancy. Physicians will also be free to refuse to offer abortion services if their consciences so dictate. Society at large will have no control over such matters.

The good news for those in the pro-life community is Copiosis eliminates the economic reasons women seek abortions. Not only that, Copiosis offers strong incentives to raise healthy, happy children while providing all the support a mother needs – at no cost to anyone.

Once that’s the case, terminating pregnancies will probably happen less frequently. Here’s why…

Yes, it’s About the Money

According to a University of California study, forty percent of abortions happen for financial reasons. Other reasons:

  • Need to focus on other children (29%)
  • A new baby interferes with future opportunities (20%)
  • Inability to provide a good life for the baby (12%)
  • Lack of independence and/or maturity for parenthood ( 7%)

Let’s look at these from a Copiosis perspective.

In Copiosis, everyone gets healthcare at no cost to anyone. That means prenatal care, obstetric or midwife services, post-natal care…everything a baby and mother needs.

Furthermore, housing, food, basic clothing and education (including parenting classes) are also accessible at no cost. No woman (or man) need struggle financially as parents. On the contrary: good parenting generates value for the world, meriting an excellent stream of Net Benefit Rewards.

One thing is certain: single parenthood looks different in Copiosis. Even a single parent with several children won’t struggle. Many people enjoy caring for little ones as their passion. Such people would create another NBR stream doing what they love to do. So single parents will find ample numbers of people willing to care for their children (if necessary) while they pursue their passion. And, unlike today, such child-care providers in Copiosis receive FAR more income than below standard of living wages they do today, making such work highly attractive for those passionate about it.

But here’s something cool: a parent who stays at home raising their kids receives NBR in doing so. If both parents co-parent the raising their kids, they both get NBR. Because of this, we think the ‘nuclear family’ – resulting from industrialization – will gradually disappear, while natural extended family clan groupings will re-emerge from human history.

What About Other Reasons?

Now let’s examine being emotionally or mentally prepared (29%) or health concerns (12%) are other abortion causes. The first is something individuals and their support network (family, partners, community) must wrestle with – but at least Copiosis removes any financial and basic necessity complications.

Maternal health concerns can lead to abortions. However, as health care quality improves, and its costs drop to zero, such health issues will become extremely rare. With cost-based resource limitations no longer an issue, we can expect rapid, astounding advances in medical science.

As for women who do not want a child and have no desire to give one up for adoption (only 4%), contraception and temporary or permanent sterilization procedures qualify as health care. Thus, the number of ‘unwanted pregnancies’ will ultimately drop to zero.

In Copiosis every opinion is valid…for the opinion holder. That includes spiritual opinions/perspectives. If you believe abortion kills babies, you can advocate against abortion, educate expecting mothers and the larger community to your heart’s content. But no laws can be created to prevent or subvert another’s freedom.

In Copiosis, nobody must do anything. Nor can anyone stop another from doing what they want. So long as a person endangers no one, nor infringes on others’ rights, they are free. If a woman believes she needs an abortion, she can get one – if she can find a provider willing to do the procedure. Providers enjoy equal freedom. No one can stop them from providing such procedures.

Copiosis cannot change human nature or desires. It can and does remove money and cost from the picture. It also recognizes human value and value to the planet – only. So when such decisions need making, finances play no part.

“Abortion Kills Babies”

Copiosis has no say about people’s religions, spiritual expression or moral codes; what exists today will continue to exist virtually unchanged in Copiosis. Religious leaders will no longer have leverage or control over their followers, but this will be a good thing for them, because only True Believers will remain their congregations.

In Copiosis, religious people are still free to engage in activism within their own communities or even globally. Pro-Life communities may have no political or legal power to enforce their values on others. But every person and community can decide what produces Net Benefit, thereby shaping how much Net Benefit Reward (if any) an act merits.

For example, say a particular community wanted to maintain or grow its population to preserve their unique culture or way of life. That could generate Net Benefit in any number of ways. In that community, terminating a pregnancy could be a significant Net Negative. An interesting case study could result. This blog post illustrates how such a scenario might play out.

In Copiosis, everyone enjoys freedom. That includes free association, expression and action. Such massive freedom affords what everyone wants, unless someone thrives on controlling others. And with the sticky issue that is abortion, individual freedom must be the option.

By K.J. McElrath

[VIDEO] A Good Rep Results In A Great Life In Copiosis

In Copiosis, reputation matters. That’s why decent human being behavior pays off. An unpleasant person lording their success over others today may find nobody wants to work or associate with them in Copiosis.

Worse, they may find most unwilling to give them what they need. That’s why we say people provide food, clothing, shelter, education and healthcare at no cost. They don’t give them for free.

Your behavior follows you in Copiosis. That’s why each person gets a reputation account. This account helps your reputation follow you.

Reputation accounts helps others predict what you might do in the future. That way they can decide whether they want to work with you.

They also help people decide whether or not they will give you necessities. If, for example, your reputation says you destroy others’ property, housing stewards may not let you live in their homes or car makers might not let you use their cars.

Further, how someone relates to and gets along with others also gets included in reputation accounts.

Everything in a reputation account first goes through a resolution process. This process vets the accuracy of what goes in. So if something proves false, it doesn’t go in. You can participate in the process. Those passionate about keeping these accounts safe and accurate steward the process.

In this video we explain more about how reputation accounts work. We know many saw that Dark Mirror TV show speculating what can happen when reputation monitoring goes too far. But what’s described in that episode bears no resemblance to how our reputation accounts work.

Copiosis: Soon More Popular Than Obamacare

Copiosis replaces Obamacare
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Copiosis offers, among other necessities, healthcare to everyone at no cost. Those providing healthcare get rich. The Copiosis founder explains how that happens below. So it is possible to provide healthcare and all other necessities at no cost to anyone. Capitalism can’t do that though.

November’s federal election results put the kibosh on republican plans to kill Obamacare. Despite best attempts from the right, Obamacare today is more popular than ever. Trump relinquishing the White House means the popular federal program is here to say.

That means, like it or not America, America is closer to socialism.

Those who don’t like that trend should look at Copiosis. Yes, it ends capitalism, but it also ends socialism just as decidedly. Communism too!

There’s so much to like about Copiosis if you give it a serious look. But most don’t do that at first blush.

But we don’t need “most”

Good news is, we don’t need “most people” liking Copiosis now. They will in the future though. Like everything people like today, Copiosis is following the tried and true product adoption curve. In the beginning that means a small percentage of people people find out and get excited about Copiosis.

Eventually, we reach the majority of the population, who by then will find Copiosis compelling. When they do, Copiosis will become our collective, de facto economic system. Planetary economic disruption baby!

The technology, or product adoption curve. The heart of our transition strategy. We know how to implement this strategy and we’re already producing indicators of success.

Years ago I talked with a convicted felon and successful businessperson (a construction contractor) who said during an interview that “Obamacare killed my company”. It’s interesting when I hear that coming from people who believe in free enterprise, free markets and such. “Obamacare” didn’t kill this guy’s company. His unwillingness to go out and grow his company did. Any entrepreneur worth his salt realizes challenges are there to be overcome, not succumbed to. So to say a government program killed your entrepreneurial pursuit is, in my opinion as an entrepreneur, an admission of personal failure. Not an indictment of the government program.

Pull yourself up by your bootstraps for god’s sake! LOL. (sarcasm and irony intended)

Copiosis ends capitalism

There are so many fundamental challenges facing humanity since I originally wrote about Obamacare and its popularity. Far more companies are dying today and it’s not because of Obamacare. It’s because capitalism can’t work if people don’t. And COVID-19 has kept people at home, thereby revealing how much humans really are slaves to the capitalist system.

I think as much as people love Obamacare, they’re doing to adore Copiosis once they really understand what it offers. Not only does it offer absolutely ALL healthcare to everyone at no cost at all, it also provides every other necessity, and it doesn’t depend one bit on anyone working against their will.

Copiosis is happening. Many don’t see it yet. They will, in time though. And we have all the time in the world because Copiosis is the idea whose time is here.

Let’s Make All Drugs Legal!

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This is the second post in a short series on how to win the war on drugs.

In this post, I make the argument for legalizing all drugs.  Before you scoff and navigate away from this post, you might want to read the previous one, or our Conceptual Overview so you have a basic understanding of why this is the one and only way to win this war.

Making all drugs legal sounds crazy in today’s society.  It has been offered as a solution before though, and for good reason.  It was also for good reason people blasted those who offered the idea: making drugs legal as a way to curb drug use, when all the other factors driving people to drugs remain in place, is a dumb move.

In Copiosis though, it’s a stroke of brilliance.  Here’s why.

Relief offered to everyone who needs it

If everyone has all their necessities provided at no cost to them, if there is no debt, and everyone can do virtually anything to obtain other goods; provided people and the planet are better off as a result of their actions, then, suddenly, stressors often leading to drug use disappear.

Except for basic curiosity, perhaps.

As I pointed out before, drug abuse often starts with needing to cope with unbearable situations.  A close relative of mine, for example, struggles with late-onset alcohol and prescription drug dependency.  This dependency began when she lost her youngest son in a freak accident.  She was not able to handle the grief and so turned to these substances to numb herself.  Today she depends on those substances.

In Copiosis, her son would not have died from the freak accident. What’s more, people have plenty of access to people who want to help them.  These practitioners are not doing the work because they are paid to do so or because they make money off prescribing potentially addictive substances.

They are doing the work because that’s what they want to do with their lives as an expression of who they are.  As a result, what they offer is of high quality and imbued with a level of attention and care unmatched by people who do it “for the money.”

Those who have been doing it for the money are freed to pursue things they would do that aligns with who they are. These are natural results of a full-implemented Copiosis society, where people get rewards for making people and the planet better off.

So my relative debilitated by grief masked by chemical dependency would get plenty of assistance from of people, technologies and other support she simply can’t afford today. The same is true with anyone turning to drugs as a coping mechanism.

For those who are already in the midst of deep dependence, these people too would get such support all at no cost. They could get all the support they need in whatever manner they need it, when they need it.

What’s more, more spectacular solutions to this problem would arise, solutions we can’t even imagine, solutions far more effective than what we have today. Why?

Because rehabilitating such people and getting them back to being productive members of society is a HUGE Net Beneficial act. Innovations effective at doing this, whether they are medicinal, therapeutic, or some other mode of treatment can earn a person or persons a LOT of Net Benefit Reward.

Today, people are overworked. Things cost money to do, so too often human society resorts to the expedient. In Copiosis people are free and things cost nothing. It seems then, more thought gets put into solving problems. Including this silly war.

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Curiosity seekers safely served. Maybe

For those who are curious about drugs, there may be facilities – recreational places – where indulging in their experimental desires is safe. Instead of worrying about going to jail, about getting tainted substances or contracting disease; instead of potentially being robbed, or worse, these people could patronize reputable facilities with high-quality substances in a safe location with no challenges to their freedom. Should those people become dependent on the drug, there would be treatments they could benefit from immediately.

It’s likely such drugs, if they are available, would be classified as Luxuries. That said, when I think through the supply and demand flow of those goods in Copiosis, I have a hard time figuring out why people would provide such a service or product.

What is the Net Benefit of providing a taste of something that is likely to make you chemically dependent, to the degree that you become socially non-productive or unable to pursue your personal interests?

Would someone benefit from providing a substance that required enormous numbers of people to work at relieving users from addiction to that substance, when those relief workers might find more rewarding (or equally rewarding) work doing something else?

Certainly the Net Benefit of bringing such powerfully addictive substances to the market is highly negative, meaning suppliers, and the chain of people who make providing these substances possible, would be rewarded nothing for their efforts.

Some might say such people would spawn a black market of such goods, fueled by some kind of alternative currency to NBR. That may be likely, for a time. Many of those people though, the people in the middle of the supply chain or near the beginning of it, people who don’t see much of the profit from these operations, won’t continue doing this work after they realize what they could be doing.

Many of these people do this work because they have little freedom. I wager they would give up any serious desire for black market activities with their freedom restored.

Besides, the people who pay these supply chain participants, would no longer be able to pay them, except in the black market currency. It is likely services and products available only through NBR would be so desirable, spending time earning black market money would make little sense for most people.

Even if black market activity occurred alongside a Copiosis economy, its existence provides opportunities for people to do good and be rewarded for those acts, including finding peaceful ways to dismantle such markets. Where black markets are seen as detrimental to most traditional economies, in Copiosis, they offer opportunities for people to benefit society thereby earning NBR.

War on drugs: won

With drugs legalized, but suppliers pretty much left with few if any customers, and no NBR rewards, what’s the incentive for suppliers with so few demanders?

With the demand side effectively whittled down to the most hooked individuals; with some of those individuals likely seeking safer access to what they need, while others seek remedies to their addiction, there remains very little to do regarding any kind of “war” on drugs. Meanwhile, the problem kind of takes care of itself.

Thus, our resistance to something we’d rather not experience in our societies gives way to a compassionate ambivalence towards the drug trade for most of us, while those who care about seeing the drug trade as a “problem” do things that solve the problem. Those people’s efforts are rewarded handsomely, while being amplified by the nature of how Copiosis works

As Copiosis is adopted nation-wide, then world-wide the drug war becomes less and less of a war and more and more an opportunity. An opportunity for those who really care. An opportunity for those who can do something to productively, positively take advantage of it. For the rest of us, we can focus on what lights our fire.

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