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Goods and Equal Money Capitalism

Posted in Crimes Against Life, Divine Economics, Education, EMC, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Equality Development, Evolution, Law is Flawed, Life in Equality, Life Investment, Money System, profit driven industry, sacred economics, self change, Social Enterprises, solutions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2013 by marlenlife

 

Continuing from:

For context on redefining capitalism, read: Day 180: The Word ‘Capitalism’ in ‘Equal Money Capitalism Redefined

 

Goods

“In economics, a good is something that is intended to satisfy some wants or needs of a consumer and thus has economic utility. It is normally used in the plural form—goods—to denote tangible commodities such as products and materials.”

– source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_(economics)

 

“A commodity, or a physical, tangible item that satisfies some human want or need, or something that people find useful or desirable and make an effort to acquire it. Goods that are scarce (are in limited supply in relation to demand) are called economic goods, whereas those whose supply is unlimited and that require neither payment nor effort to acquire, (such as air) are called free goods.”
Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/goods.html#ixzz2JcHGO32h

 

 

Problem:

  • Turning life into a commodity means that we’ve placed a price tag onto everything, making of this world a ‘market place’ where all that matters is profit and not the actual meaning/value of such product a a means to support Life. This is leading ourselves to the brink of self-destruction in an Economy where all that matters is obtaining the highest GDP for nations to compete in this global competition for the winning price of being the most developed economy, but such numbers never regard the actual living condition of beings, resources, animals and the damage done to the environment in such ‘transformation process’ of our living-resources to mere assets

  • Wealth is the defined by the amount of goods produced and consumed without realizing that money defines who gets the opportunity to produce such goods and the availability of resources, which is what leads many countries to invade others for the sake of obtaining such fulfilling need as the necessary goods to sustain laws of supply and demand, maintaining artificial values that in no way represent a pricing system created and destined to create a profit that represents the real cost of production that all goods should present.

  • We have given a name to resources for the sake of fitting into a belief-system that is our current economic system, becoming goods that are then suited to fit certain necessary patterns to create enough profit within a system where not a single denomination of money has been based upon life itself. This makes of our current system a great complex system of values that have no correlation to physical reality, and this is imposed to everything that can be sellable, such a everything that we denominate goods.

  • A lot of stuff is being created for the sake of profit, without such products being of indispensable need for human consumption and living condition- therefore, a lot of pointless jobs, industries and marketing purposes are destined to promote ‘goods’ that are far from being supportive for human consumption.

  • Animals, plants, nature are being extracted from their natural habitats in order to be turned into goods that can generate more profit – think of animals in a zoo, circus, ‘exotic plants’ or entire territories that become another factory machine to extract resources that turn into goods in a market with ‘free range’ and no scrupulous to decide what type of products are in fact being created as a necessity in the populace’s conception of what a ‘good’ means.

 

  • Clandestine goods are beyond the legal framework of regulations that can ensure the quality and nature of such goods are in fact beneficial for human use and consumption – this is a grave and ever escalating problem that only exits as such to illegally evade taxation and other permits that often violate human rights, societal codes of dignity and honor of living beings.

 

Solution:

  • Goods will no longer follow laws of inflation and depreciation according to market forces – or a few being’s decisions upon pricing – but will sustain a fair constant pricing that represents the recognition of the work/time invested upon the extraction, manufacture, transportation of such product.

  • Most of the production will be based upon covering necessary means to live life and satisfy/ better our living conditions, which means that anything that is less than supportive for human life will simply not have the workforce, resources and money destined for its production –this is how we’ll clear the space from useless products that do not benefit our living interaction and condition.

  • The good stuff as all the products that are meant to better our living condition  is what we will keep, sustain and procure in our new way of handling money as a means to buy what physically fulfills our living condition – this means that the definition of goods changes to being that which truly enriches life as a whole, as a community.

  • Free Stuff only makes our eyes go wide in excitement because of how we have – in the first place – restricted ourselves from our ability to have equal access to the Earth’s resources and all the tools and equipment that we have discussed within the previous blog 284. Capital Goods and Equal Money Capitalism –thus, recognition of there not being Free stuff implies that we then learn how to value life and work for it accordingly within the understanding of sustainability of as system where life is managed and maintained through an equal agreement of responsibilities and rights to profit in an equal manner.

  • Money won’t serve as a dominant factor within our transactions for the sake of profit making – the quality and nature of the good is what is of utmost importance, respecting all sentient beings from becoming profitable products in an abusive manner.  This means that everyone’s freedom to purchase and consume will be regulated by the sheer availability of that which will be made available to consume before it hits the market

  • Clandestine production will cease to exist once that there is no need to create piracy in the name of unregulated profit/to evade certain copyright and patent licenses – this will in turn also reduce criminal activities also linked with the type of black market productions that are mostly also a market that is Not beneficial for beings’ lives.

    Basic Solutions:

    Capital as Life

    At the moment – capital is referred to as intermediary goods – such as machinery and warehouses. Within Equal Money Capitalism – capital will refer to Life and include resources and people. Therefore – to value capital, means to value Life – and thus, all capital and all Life should be valued equally. For this – full employment is again a necessity.

     

    Free Stuff
    Within Equal Money Capitalism no free stuff will exist. This is one of the basic principles within economics (and physics) – There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (TANSTAAFL). With anything that is produced or consumed – there is always a cost. If this cost is not represented and considered within the pricing of the particular good or product, one is in fact stealing. Currently, free stuff is used to compete for consumers at the cost of the labour force creating the goods – because they will be paying the difference.

    source: Day 162: EQUAL MONEY CAPITALISM – The Way Forward

 

PRICING

Pricing on products will no longer be based on expensive or cheap– or making profit –but rather sustainable pricing that ensures enough money in circulation to make the system function effectively.

  

Profit

Profit is not to be understood in the same way as it is now. At the moment – profit is what is left after wages have been paid and production costs are covered. Within EMC – there will be no wages – your profit will be your wage. So – every time a product is scanned when it is bought – the computer sees what percentage of the price is allocated to whom – and immediately the money-allocation happens accordingly. So – there’s no need to wait a year to calculate profits – it will be immediate.

source: Day 164: Equal Money Capitalism – Preparing the Road for Change

 

    • Equal Money Capitalism: We shift our focus from producing goods in the name of profit to placing our attention to what is here as Life and requires Life support – and accordingly resources are distributed. We’ve objectified our economic system, caring only about things such as goods and money – while losing all touch with what really matters, as being Here, being Alive and Living on this Earth in a way that is enjoyable for all Now and in the Future. – Day 183: The Myth of No Alternative and Equal Money Capitalism

 

 

Rewards and Communal Benefits:

 

  • We will stop feeling like we’re losing/abusing/ desiring to own more, because the understanding of how private property is redefined to use what is here to produce what benefits the community/ society, since money won’t be the driving factor to buy or sell, but a real enjoyment and actual necessity of the good that is bought/consumed

  • A new way of interacting with our environment and all natural resources will emerge, since there will be no need to be converting everything into a sellable item, this will give us the gift of realizing we are no longer abusing life in means of profit – clear conscience is what real peace of mind implies.

  • Life is Equal  – therefore giving and receiving in Equality as in having equal access to what we require to Live  is the main Principle of Equal Money = redefining money into a means that values life as a physical aspect that we give and receive, a ‘token’ for our agreement to ensure that any form of profit generated from the wholesale of goods is given and received equally as a recognition of the support and work done to benefit the whole – there will then be no desire to accumulate, but an understanding of sustainability and ecological considerations of preservation

  • No more animal abuse for the sake of turning them into goods that are sold as sybarite means to satisfy people’s ‘tastes’ that only exist because of the current power money has and the ability to buy the abuse of life.

  • Stepping out of our current self-induced state of hypnosis wherein we’ve made of money our god, instead of regarding life as a whole that must be regarded as the one and only real value in this world, and that includes All = Equal Value = Equal Money = Life for all as all in an interdependent arrangement of work force to produce that which contributes to create a real meaning of the word Good in our every transaction with money.

 

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Redefining Capitalism: Private Property and Equal Money

Posted in economy, EMC, Equal Money, Life Investment, money, Private Property, Profit-Making, rationalism, Redefining Capitalism, Reform the Monetary System with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by marlenlife

For context read: Day 180: The Word ‘Capitalism’ in ‘Equal Money Capitalism Redefined

Within the Equal Money movement, we have now taken on the point of redefining capitalism from its original principles and adjusting its main principles to function according to the ideal they were meant to be/ create but didn’t get quite there due to lacking the equal distribution of the profit made through the paradigm of capitalizing resources/ land and people’s labor within an equal and one best for all condition. Thus Equal Money Capitalism means placing at everyone’s reach the ever elusive carrot on the stick that we have been born and conditioned to pursue through striving and competing against each other with no certainty that such ‘wealthy-healthy’ achievement could be a reality for all. It is thus a proposal to ensure that such proposed well-being and economic stability is ensured to all living beings equally, where each head is counted as a rights holder to obtain equal amount of resources/ goods/ services that are currently only available for a minority in this world that has access to money, which includes me and you reading this blog.

To begin with, I’ll explore a very basic definition of capitalism, dissect each part that composes it and present it within the triad of problem, solution and rewards/ benefits that can give us a better perspective on how we are practically redefining these capitalist agreements to a best for all principle.

Capitalism is an economic system that is based on private ownership of capital goods and the means of production, and the creation of goods and services for profit.[1][2] Elements central to capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets, and a price system.[3]

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism

Private Ownership

Within the past research I have done blogs on the Delusion of Ownership and, it is so since we certainly do not own any part of this Earth and we cannot die and take it with us as part of our ‘property,’ the moment we die, the body remains here on Earth, returns to dust to feed various organisms will feed other life forms and allow the continuation of the life-cycle. This is the same principle that must be considered when thinking about ‘ownership’/ private property as it is currently understood. Thus we will be redefining each component to ensure that the definition we have stands within the consideration of the alignment of all the factors that can in fact generate a common well being in our reality.

Problem:

  • The reason why private property exists is in order to capitalize it, which means making more money out of what you buy to make it your own through selling it, growing it – in case of lands for cultivation purposes, renting it, using it to manufacture products that will generate profit, such as owning land and machinery that can produce food that can be sold and as such, ensuring your income just by having it registered as your property.

An example is when people currently buy land at a cheap price in some peripheral area next to a city – after some years and the expansion of the city reaches such before isolated territory that was sold for a cheap price, but now the value of such land escalates, which makes the person that originally bought such land  be able to capitalize their original investment, and this are considered ‘smart investments’ that involve a risk factor as any other form of investment that fluctuates not according to an organic growth in equality within the environment, but instead all hat’s taken into consideration is: profit and economic growth that brings in more investment to the area.

This generates several conditions that become a point of stability for all parties involved:

  •   People buy lands hoping to make great money in a future to come, however if such expected future does not match the ideal estimation of how much such property will be worth in a certain period of years, chances are that such investment was futile and as such, money is wasted with no profit gotten back at all

Within this we can see that the physical territory remains the same, the only thing that changed is the value imposed according to it now being part of a developed-area wherein the localization of such lands can become a suitable place to build a supermarket, for example, and as such the person that owns such lands has the ability to sell them multiple times more expensive than the original cost due to the convenient location it has become.  This capitalization of the original investment on the land is only possible within our current value-system/ pricing system that is not determined by a physical laws that would be space in this case, but instead, the  price escalates according to  all the other market forces that will influence how much your property is ‘worth’ now or how much it depreciates in a worst case scenario for the original investor.

  • The environment is not taken into consideration within such expected growth, wherein most of the cities that turn to industrial centers develop massive social, health and economic problems in spite of the massive production that may go on, this is because of all the profit being obtained only by a few beings instead of benefitting the city/ community equally and in accordance to the success that leads to the expansion of a certain city.

Currently we see the opposite: big cities tend to go into poverty because the profit obtained that leads to expansion is not directly given to the employees and all other sectors involved in such production, but instead used up to own more lands and continue expanding through capitalizing it.

  • – Within the legal shield of private property, people, places, animals and resources are exploited within industries/ activities that make money. People that already have substantial amounts of money seek for further capitalization of their wealth through investing in new land and machinery to obtain, for example, water from a certain area’s natural resources – however this is done in a furtive manner wherein it is a literal invasion that takes place, yet it is justified according to ‘having the right to exploit the resources due to owning the land that contains them’ – this is been permitted wherein corporations have been systematically looking for water springs to buy the land with the water source, bottle the water and sell it to the people, while such water should be equally distributed as a living-right to the locals and any other location that would be lacking  water for natural-precarious reasons.

– This rule of owning the resources in your property enhances selfishness in the human being wherein he/she would rather find ways to distribute the water to others through selling it, instead of setting up systems that could distribute the water equally to the entire area.

  • – People claiming intellectual property through copyright can get to make more money from filing copyright claim than any actual investment made or profit earned from selling such intellectual property,  this becomes thus a greedy-game wherein any form of expression, for example a piece of music that gets remixed by another artist and if such permission is not granted, the owner of the song can sue the other artist for using the audio without permission.

– In this there’s no consideration of the expression in itself being used by another for their own creative purposes, the only thing that is sought is money – in this, we’ve lost the actual regard for expression when it becomes a product that becomes one’s own property, without realizing we cannot own words, sounds, materials or ideas that are considered creative works.

  • Private Property Capitalization: the more one person earns money, the more they buy lands, resources and labor force to expand their wealth, this leads to harsh and tyrannical measures of production that are measured according to making the most profit in the least time in order to earn the most and continue expanding – this expansion not being equally remunerated to those that are enabling it/ creating it, but instead the profit goes to one or few individuals that create such wealth based on the abuse toward the environment, people and all living beings that are used to create such product/ service.

Solution:

  • Equal Money Capitalism is an economic system that is based on the ability to live and express using what is already here as part of the Earth that can be given equal access to through an agreement to use what you as an individual or collective require to live. Within this, entitlement as personal property can only serve for practical purposes like owning your house, car, computer, clothes, personal objects and that which you acquire for your practical living, no different to how it works now.

  • Private property as a means to capitalize your money is redirected/corrected and aligned to grant personal use of the resources and buying products that enable you to live in dignity within the understanding and realization that we have no right to exploit another being or the resources to make ‘more money,’ within this monopolization of resources and services will cease to exist. The moment we remove profit from the scheme as the ability to get more through claiming private property, what remains is the understanding of cooperation to instead use what is already here in a fair manner wherein we can all co-operate to get the most of certain resources, to improve a certain productive purpose by giving to each other equal-share of the profit for the final production/ service made/ give. 

 

  • This certainly gives us the opportunity to redefine the value we had imposed onto the land, objects and people, stopping looking at assets and instead looking at physical forces and resources that can be organized and directed to function for everyone equally. This is what must be considered as real evolution and progress: learning how to use what is here to the best of our possibility without claiming a right to own it and exploit it, but instead use it within the consideration of what is best for all parts involved at a short and long term, which includes sustainability.

Benefits and Rewards:

  • – No more risking your money on investments that have no certainty to produce the expected profit through capitalization

  • – No more paying taxes over property or annual fees for owning cars

  • No more envying the properties and wealth of another creating friction and conflict as hidden agendas in deceptive and convenient relationships – at last, real stewardship and cooperation will emerge, because everyone will have equal opportunity to work their way to improve their lives to the utmost potential.

  • – No more privatization from corporations to get legal use to resell the natural resources of your local area

  • – No more endless expensive trials to battle over claiming property or copyright, instead the fair use of the land/ goods will be assessed to ensure no abuse is taking place from either party involved.

  • – The understanding of the principle of using what is here to the best of the possibilities that leads to reducing abuse and indiscriminate exploitation of resources for the sake of money

  • – No more greedy people only looking at the Earth’s resources, animals and people as assets that can be ‘worked on’ to generate profit, this will generate a condition for the human being to re-consider the real value of the Earth’s resources as the actual gift they are as part of this world that we learn to use throughout our lifetime, honoring it as a part of ourselves and as such, sharing with children how to do the same to ensure that no longer the belief of being able to ‘own’ a part of this Earth or another human being is possible.

 

“We’ve come to believe that our value is dependent on how much we have – because that is how ‘the world’, or rather, the economic system, has treated us: if you don’t have anything, then you’re not considered, you’re not a part of the economy, you’re not supported. And, obviously, if you’re not considered, included or supported, it means you’re not valued. If everyone were valued by the current economic system, then the system would consider, support and include everyone – but this is not the case.” Day 180: The Word ‘Capitalism’ in ‘Equal Money Capitalism’

 

 

 

Will continue with the next terms in our basic definition of capitalism.

 

No man's land - Equal Money System

“Land will not be “owned” by anyone or anything – it will simply be cared for. Any disputes regarding usage that may arise will be settled in a community meeting where the most practical solution will be found and agreed upon by all the members.”

– Read more on Housing at the Equal Money Wiki 

 

 

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From Profit to Best-for-All Production

Posted in adbusters, banksters, Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, criminals, Education, Equality Development, financial crimes, Law is Flawed, Modern Day Slavery, occupywallstreet, Profit-Making, protests, Revolting Humans, Robots, State of governance with tags , , , , , , , on October 4, 2011 by marlenlife

 

We’ll have a complete new starting point within production: from profit damaging/hazardous products to non-profit best-for-all production.

Within a world governed by money it is self evident how the actual satisfaction and fulfillment of a product’s quality expectancy – which should be directly proportional to the money paid for it – is seldom met within the consideration of average products that are indispensable for our basic living necessities in an average way of living. It’s also plain to see how people that can afford the most expensive products/services get royal treatment which could not possibly exist as an  equal-for-all because of such lifestyle being possible due to:

1. The ability to create profit: making enough money through deceptive means that enables such entity (person/ corporation) to be able to pay others to do the work for them. This is called enslavement, we can give it other names within the current system but this is essentially what it is considering that the current employing conditions are equally based on profit and not as an actual dignified remuneration for someone’s job of which everyone depends on to continue living. When money becomes your survival point, you can realize that no one is really free as long as such survival is dependent on money – hence having a job becomes a necessity more than any actual self-expression and development point which can be proven in this world to only be available for those that have enough money to not be in the brink of poverty and/or have their basic requirements fully met.

2.  Due to this royal treatment being impulsed as ‘the ideal lifestyle that everyone wants to live as’, the false idea of being able to ‘attain’ this place is promoted constantly as the perfect bait placed within the system to keep everyone running on the wheel never being able to get to it because this game, the world system game, has been fixed all along. So only through becoming equally corrupt and deceptive could someone ever aspire to get to such fixed-positions of abuse which curiously enough, people tend to admire and place as role models within our current popular culture fed by media and advertisement which places these human beings that hold such positions of ‘power’  – from politicians, “sellebrities”, sports people, scholars, scientists, truth-seeker, CEOs – as the actual characters to attain and be similar to. This sells extremely well and fascinatingly enough instead of empowering someone, it’s yet again getting your money just by watching it and accepting it as something equally existent in contrast to extreme poverty and starvation in this same world.

Now once that we’ve looked at the conditions that enable some to have ‘the best’, we can look at how production within an Equal Money system will exist.

We certainly can only begin to grasp to what extent this will change within the Equal Money System due to having been used to buying/ selling/ producing products having the eternal background of money/ profit-making as the decisive factor for everything we buy/ sell/ produce.

This will surely entail that such points as slavery which is taking place from our regular 9 to 5 jobs, to child labor, to exploitations of people that are the actual food-goods producers which are being paid a spit for their work  – will be no more as such and each person will have to take the necessary points of self responsibility and be supported to developing such living conditions that will ensure self-sustainability and self responsibility which won’t be based on enslavement, but actual one along one support.

For now as a practical application is cool to see/ analyze how much money we spend on ourselves when feeding and fueling a singular matrix-construct such as personality, I’ve made a blog on this topic (Personality costs Money) wherein by observing everything we eat, wear and in essence buy is also dependent on not only practical purposes but style/personality related objects that are not indispensable to actually live.

The next tier in this system is realizing how we’ve created this world not as a Living-System, but a profit-making system wherein what matters is not life or a dignified living for all beings but only money is the master of puppets – ludicrous because we all know that money is created and run by banks who are the very few creating the entire money as we know it now, based on debt, based on literal frauds at the expense of people’s actual work. So,  we’re all responsible within this because we’ve accepted and allowed the current institutions that have implanted the money-belief to such an extent that we hadn’t questioned it before as it’s being questioned now.

A quick parenthesis in relation to the current events that the world is facing with several revolutions and insurrections from your regular-citizens that are seeking a solution based on what government/ banksters/ people in power can do for them – as a way to reclaim about the damage done without looking at how it was always self-accepted and allowed. But anyways, as we know and have discussed, protesting will not create a solution – occupy wall street should be a movement that directs all efforts towards a solution, not towards a further system crash wherein all is most likely to break into a hell where the infamous ‘law and order’ is prone to end up being implemented in not so pacific terms – that’s just a pattern that can be seen/understood throughout history.

We can only go back a few months ago and see how the Arab Spring brought sparkles of joy to the people which has lasted for relatively a short period of time due to the current crisis that the remaining rebels and groups that once sought for ‘freedom’ are facing once that the ‘man in power’ is out and the country is left with a looming deficit in all aspects wherein the basics such as food and water are running out.

Is this the idea of revolution? No – yet this suffering might also point out that there must be another way besides creating havoc in cities with massive protests that have no self-created solution based on common sense, but is still demanding the renunciation of banksters to their current position – if that could in any way be possible without an overall fall of the system – and someone/something like the government ‘fixing the problem’ won’t happen as such -yet, we’ll continue watching as thousands rally up for this.

Part of knowing the actual process we’re facing on this Earth is that we cannot be easily ‘moved’ and ‘thrilled’ by these type of so-called ‘revolutions’ any more because whenever the most basic common-sensical considerations are NOT in place, we can’t expect any actual change stemming from such movements.

Now after that parenthesis on the current world-developments, let’s go back to Equal Money Production.

We as products of the system turn ourselves into consumers that later on become the very products that are then sold  in the current world system which is proof again of how this is Not a living-system but an actual market-system wherein everything and everyone is measured according to money.

We’ve made of this life a gigantic corporation, this is not only an ‘american thing’ definitely, it’s everywhere and once that system decays into nothingness, we’ll be facing ourselves with the realization of  the extent to which everything we’ve ever been has been tainted with money – hence the current outflow of events wherein we are facing a crisis that singles out the most obvious point that we’ve disregarded all this time: we’ve made of life a product, and for that we’ll sure be ‘paying the consequences’.

We can stop here and realize how Equal Money is the ultimate redemption as humanity to everything and all that we’ve harmed, abused and neglected all this time because of money/ power/ greed/ self interest.

Is this understood by your general protestor? Perhaps – is it fully wanted to be realized and looked into as a point of self-responsibility from everyone equally? No, because it’s easier to protest than taking self responsibility – simple.

So, if you see the obvious delegation of self responsibility, if you see how it is each one of us participating in such greed and power games the ones that have co-created this entire system and how we must become the solution – instead of asking for it – then, investigate and join us to create an Equal Money System which is then the process of taking self responsibility for yourself in this world and supporting a solution that can be implemented through political means which will obviously shortcut all this unnecessary movements that are currently creating the perfect conditions for any authority to go bezerk and reinstate the ‘law and order’ once again.

Think twice on what you are supporting in this world, see behind the nice displays and masks that mock the craziness that we’ve accepted and allowed as an overall disregard of Life in this world.

God won't save the queeen now

http://www.equalmoney.org

Taken from the initial note: FROM PROFIT TO BEST-FOR-ALL PRODUCTION: EQUAL MONEY SYSTEM

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