[VIDEO] We All Should Be Billionaires

A lot of people are angry at billionaires. Some believe billionaires shouldn’t exist. Why do people feel this way? Would they feel that way were they, themselves billionaires? Perhaps they look at so many in poverty, including the working class and middle class poor and think it’s egregious that there are people with so little, while a very few have so much.

It’s hard to celebrate another’s wealth when yours is so paltry. Especially when you want what that other person has.

But what if everyone were a billionaire? What if our society could create a world where everyone is richer than they could imagine? That’s what our host offered in this interview with two Copiosis representatives.

In Copiosis, there are no limits on how much good can be done, once we change from a scarcity to an abundance mindset. The Copiosis framework helps do that.

One illusion today’s system fosters is the challenge of meeting demand with limited resources. But there are no limited resources. And no one need compete with another to get what they want.

In Copiosis, everyone becomes a billionaire within 50 years or so. By giving, people receive in abundance. That’s the world we envision.

The Future Depends On The Rich Staying Rich

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The best way towards human freedom, where everyone can do whatever they want AND society and the economy gets better and better, happens when the rich see more benefit than harm in letting people be free.

One reason the rich keep humanity divided and fighting among themselves is because they know that if the rest of humanity gets “too much democracy”, the rest of humanity will take riches from the rich. That’s why the rich concoct enormous strategies that keep the not-rich from power.

Copiosis changes all this, first by protecting the rich. Next it makes everyone else rich. Then it frees everyone from earning a living, so they can focus on having a good life filled with rewarding things they like doing. Meanwhile, everything happening today we want to happen keeps on a-happening.

In the first part of this two-part podcast interview, Copiosis founder talks about Copiosis, what inspired him to create it, and how it works.

The future depends on the rich staying rich. Through Copiosis, they stay rich, while everyone else gets rich. Take a listen and stay tuned for part two.

Listen to “Perry Gruber pt.1 (founder of Copiosis)” on Spreaker.

How the rich get richer and why that’s not a problem

THE WEALTHYAh, the rich. They have few worries.  They can pay people to take care of their problems. They enjoy the finest things.

Some people, particularly those on the left, believe that rich people are to blame for the world’s problems.

I don’t think they are.  In Copiosis, the rich will get richer, and that’s not a problem. Here’s why.

First, everyone in Copiosis becomes far richer than they are today.  You’re out of debt and can’t get back into debt.  Your house, condo, or apartment is yours. Student loans are eliminated.  If you want to continue your education, that’s provided to you at no cost.

Second, money you’ve been spending on healthcare, insurance, and taxes you get to keep.  Many formerly ordinary expenses are a thing of the past.  Your grocery costs are far less than you pay today because your basic food is yours at no cost.  If you want luxury foods, you’ll have to offer NBR for that, but it will require far less NBR than the amount of money you’d spend today.  Dining out at many restaurants will be at no cost too, if they offer basic, not luxury foods.

So if you’re not wealthy today, in Copiosis, you are in the sense that many of the things you had to earn money for are now available to you without having to pay for them. All that money you would spend on these things is now free to be used for whatever luxuries you want. What’s more, you’re free to choose any occupation you want.  You don’t have to rely on a job to earn a living.  You’re rich.

Of course, the same applies to rich people. In Copiosis, they’re even more rich than they were before. Taxes go away.  All the property they are paying for is immediately theirs, free and clear. Whatever debt they have is eliminated. Their educational expenses, basic food, and medical care—like yours—is provided to them at no cost.  No more insurance, either.  Everything you enjoy, they get to enjoy too.

Today the wealthy are also powerful. They can influence society by paying to create laws and policies favorable to their interests.   In many cases interests means not losing the money I do have and making more of it doing what I am currently doing.  In fact, the United States was founded on this basic principle.

In Copiosis, wealth has no power.  A rich person has no power to sway any decision, because wealth is expressed in terms of Net-Benefit Reward (NBR) not cash.  The only thing anyone can do with NBR is obtain luxuries.

There’s no government in Copiosis, so there’s no legislative influence to buy. Even if there were, NBR is non-transferrable.  Buying influence means giving your money to an elected official with the expectation that your support will get you special treatment.  NBR eliminates those transactions.

Property wealth simply means more opportunity to benefit others with that property.  Property in and of itself has no value unless it’s highly desirable.  Even then, a person with a highly desirable property could sell it, but the NBR he requires doesn’t come to him, so selling property seems crazy. Value in property is created when it is used to make people and the planet better off.  So if your property is a cigarette manufacturing facility, well, you’re not likely to get richer with that.  The net benefit of creating cigarettes, is likely to be far too negative to make it worthwhile for people to work in the factory, for advertisers to tout such a product, and for stores to stock them.

The rich can’t lord their wealth over others and make them do their bidding by paying them a wage. That’s because no one’s income is dependent on any other person.  A rich person’s NBR, like yours or mine, is worthless to anyone else because it is non-transferrable.  What a rich person can do is create opportunities that may attract others wanting to be part of that opportunity. There will be lots of opportunities in Copiosis, far more than today.

The rich tend to be pretty bright people, too.  If they use their smarts to make people or the planet better off, and those solutions help a lot of people or benefit large portions of the planet, rich people can become richer.  Things they need—capital goods and labor—to make their ideas reality they don’t have to pay for, so it’s easier for them to make things happen in Copiosis.

Of course you, too, can become richer if you do something similar.  Things needed to make your ideas reality come at no cost to you, as well.  Both you and rich people just have to convince people that your idea is a good one, that it will benefit people or the planet, thereby generating NBR.  So in regard to getting rich in NBR terms, the Copiosis playing field is far more level than what we have today.

Some fear the consolidation of power.  No one can consolidate power in Copiosis. There is no power to consolidate massively enough to cause systemic damage.  Some fear hoarding of natural resources. That’s not possible in Copiosis. Even if one person could own all the resources, he still needs others to do something with them.  In Copiosis everyone is reacquainted with the age-old truth of humanity: We’re all in this together, and we all depend on one another for our wonderful lives.

That includes the rich.

Why people with the power aren’t the problem

Never in historyWhen ideas for improving human society arise, “realists” say “The powerful people will never let this happen.”  If that is reality, a lot of what we see today, including the recent Supreme Court decision would not be part of our reality. In reality, there is very little the powerful can do to halt progress.

When “progress” means making powerful people better off, well, then all bets truly are off.

This is why it’s important that any innovation designed to replace Western democracy and capitalism benefit the rich and the powerful, including people who would prefer their power be wrested from their cold, dead hands.  Progress, especially the kind happening all around us, doesn’t require those particular people going along with it.   There are plenty of the rich and powerful who will, once they understand that progress doesn’t require wealth transfers, physical punishment, or sanctions.

As for power, those in the rich and powerful class willing to help make a new reality are also willing to give up their power.  Power is the ability to sway public opinion, or decisions governing how things are done, such that those doing the swaying get their way.  It also is the ability to control either directly or indirectly other people’s actions.  While the Koch brothers are powerful, so are leaders of the Democratic party, so are/were your parents.  So is your employer.  So is your spouse.

Many of these powerful people will gladly give up their power for something that allows them to get what they want.  What they want is not power.  It’s what they get exercising power.  Sometimes that’s greater freedom, retaining more current wealth, or obtaining more new wealth.  Often it’s allowing greater freedom for others.  I am willing to place a bet that so long as the alternative of them having power accomplishes what they want in exercising their power, the right number of the rich and powerful will gladly endorse that alternative.  Come to think of it, I am betting both my life and career on this assertion.

Despite what “realists” believe, powerful people aren’t the problem.  Most of them are our allies.

I can’t explain why I know I’m right.  I just know I am.