Posted by on January 28, 2014

coin2The old game is lost. A new one is needed.

Let’s call it Freedom and Wealth for Everyone.

We’ll start by making the basic necessities available to all as needed at no cost to them. Sick? Broke a bone? No problem. No cost. We’ll make property private property. Give teeth to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Reward people for doing things that make the planet and other people better off. If those actions benefit perpetually, rewards keep coming. Rewards give you access to truly amazing luxuries. Luxuries available to anyone willing to work hard enough to make people and the planet better off.

We’ll get rid of indirect democracy. That Roman Empire invention never worked for the people. We’ll get rid of capitalism. It’s a shame we’re still using an innovation created in the Middle Ages. In their place we’ll adopt a system that frees people from earning a living so they can get on with truly living: loving one another, doing great things that light their fire, getting help, helping one another become better versions of themselves. Achieving self actualization.

We’ll unleash business in this new game. So long as they make people and the planet better off, people working in them earn great rewards. The rich don’t have to worry about wealth redistribution. The poor are no longer poor.

The freethinking social architect Buckminster Fuller said humanity now faces a choice: oblivion or utopia. Oblivion occurs as the default. Is utopia really an option? The reality may not be, but the ideal surely is. New alternatives are getting us close. It’s time to seriously examine those. Otherwise oblivion may be our only choice.

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