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2016-09-09 @ 13:39:41
That all sounds great, but you’re missing something. You would have to figure out how to procure and distribute the fresh fruits and vegetables in a sustainable way. That is how I would start. You would have to reinvent the method of exchanges between people. Communism doesn’t work. Capitalism has some flaws. You have to come up with how the system would actually work and then work to implement it. Just saying you want free fruit, vegetables, and housing for all is not a working system. Or maybe, thinking smaller and more practically, you could leverage kickstarter or a similar system to allow people to donate money or time or fruit to voluntarily fund such a distribution system?
As for a lack of borders, that is also great, and I believe it is one day possible, but if that means we’re all just in the same type of system we’re in now with just one government, we may be worse off. At least now there are a variety of governments to help people expand their ideas of what is possible.
Cheers, and good luck!
2015-09-15 @ 17:11:25
Guys, I love the highexistence message, and the work you’re doing to help with the waking up of the whole world to the fact that we’re all connected.
Just so you know where I’m coming from, I’m not a republican. My highest ideals are to help other people. I would say I have a libertarian outlook with regards to what the government should do, but a more socialist attitude with regards to individuals – in other words we should all help each other voluntarily. Government = force, and anything any government does gets f**ked up because of this simple concept. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t help those in need – voluntarily. And I do.
I did like the Rushkoff article and agree with most of it, but I don’t think that it means we should have a minimum wage. I do agree that working for a corporation sucks and that “jobs” shouldn’t be the goal. However, just giving people money (or food or goods) to do nothing sucks the joy and meaning out of life – ask the Native Americans who were put on reservations.
Anyway, the minimum wage laws do in fact eliminate jobs. Let’s just say a small business brings in a certain amount of money. They can then afford to pay a certain amount of money. If each employee has to make a minimum amount, that means that they can hire fewer people, so they better make sure the people they hire can do the work that supports their wage. This eliminates lower-level starting jobs where people can work up and get better and better and earn more and more. Having a minimum wage may mean more money for some people (and some may deserve it, some may not). It will also definitely eliminate jobs for some, who will then go on welfare, and learn how to not work, and not better themselves, and learn to have an entitled mentality like they deserve something from the government (rather than being grateful).
You may not end up agreeing with me but at least you can maybe understand my logic.
Love to all!
2015-08-27 @ 12:54:56
Very good perspective.
2015-06-18 @ 16:34:40
The minimum wage eliminates jobs. Nobody has to work for less than they think they are worth. We should eliminate the minimum wage.
2015-05-19 @ 12:50:17
Thanks! Great perspective.