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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Net Benefitism

Imagine a life with no taxes, no more poverty, no more despair. A life in which your basic needs are all met without any expense to yourself: basic food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education are all considered necessities so they are free… (no charge to YOU) yet luxury items are still available for purchase and there is no limit on the amount of money you can earn. A life of being paid for the net benefit you produce for others and never having a job but rather, working with others to efficiently provide for all the needs of your family and society. Mothers paid for raising their children. Children paid for carrying old folks' groceries to their car or home. Everyone paid for anything they do that benefits someone.

Unlike Socialism or Communism, this is an economic system which is completely independent of government. A non-POM society will actually reduce the need for government because if the only way one can get paid is to produce net benefit to others things will just get done. Prostitution, drug addiction, gambling, and crimes motivated by desperation and poverty - this sort of thing will fade away. A Utopian idea? Not entirely. We don't claim to be able to cure all disease nor alleviate ALL the world's problems - only those caused and perpetuated by our current monetary system. Don't believe it can be done? Read the book and enter the discussion.