Posted: Mar 22, 2014 8:32 pm
by igorfrankensteen
What I know is, that right now, there is far more work that needs doing, than there are people to do it. The real trouble is, that not enough people realize that people should be paid to do it.

An obvious example, which has been around forever, is raising children. Our "modern" economies assume that this is always to be an unpaid position, and that causes all sorts of follow on problems. There's plenty more similar work that needs doing, which again, our economies have declared must always be done without remuneration.

On top of that, is the problem that the ACTUAL values and costs of things have been distorted and denied by the people in power everywhere. Instead of basing pay on what is required to perform the task, it is based instead on how desperate the workers are. The same people who insist on this, contrarily insist that all non-human resources, be priced according to actual cost.

The reason why crude "redistribution" becomes necessary, is that this archaic and insane concept remains in force throughout capitalist nations.

Oh, and no, it is NOT true that "all economic activity is bad fir the environment." Again, it is only bad when it is so, because there are a lot of powerful people who insist (again) on ignoring the real cost of what they want to do.

Obvious example: we USED to think that mining should be done by digging until you find what you want, grab the thing, and then leave the area without cleaning up after yourself. Eventually, enough people lived downstream of the large mines, with enough political power, that regulations were put into place to force mine operators to at least act with minimal attention to the consequences of their methods, and to pay for some healing of the land from their profits. The same concept needs to be applied consistently across all disciplines, and then economic activity will NOT be detrimental to the environment.