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305. Price System in Equal Money Capitalism

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Prices will be a numeric value of the perfect equation that embodies the  equal-remuneration  to all involved in the creation of a means to make life possible in our social organism.

 

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

 

 

 

Redefining CAPITALISM

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

 

 

Price System

  You can buy anything with a price, the big mistake was putting a price upon life – now we’re all paying the consequences. (pain-in we all are.)

 

 

Problems                                                            

  • Pricing is the mechanism that sustains the fallacy of a system that revolves around makeshift values that generate and equally speculative concept such as ‘debt’ that everyone uses in order to buy or sell means and products, which is our living resources and work force turned into merchandise. This implies that the price we pay for things doesn’t go in an integral way toward the suppliers, but they pay their own debts as well, this means that the money always goes back to the place where it came from: the banking system/ owners of money, it is thus a usurious system and price the quantity representing a relationship of separation in itself.

  •  Elitist Tool: Not every single person has access to buy that which they require to live. By fixing prices an entire being’s life is defined according to what he/she can afford, and by setting a price system, the distribution of goods and services are settled, aiming at certain markets that also determine everyone’s lifestyle: you buy cheap products because your income is low, and you buy luxury items/expensive products because you’ve got more than enough money. We have accepted this as ‘how things are,’ accepting such limitation in a normal manner equal to realizing ‘the sky is blue’ and never questioning about it.

  • Prices determine the quality of products: if you buy cheap products, the chances are that you will be using/consuming a product that is the spawn of planned obsolescence and built/ elaborated/manufactured using slave labor, which means that t might seem like you got a ‘great deal,’ but never really trace back the process to realize how such product came to be so cheap when compared to others, and bargains always contain a higher level of exploitation, not that t is not existent in ‘expensive items,’ but mass production means mass-workers to be able to handle the demand.
    • On the other hand, people believe that paying more for something means paying for quality, while this has been mostly also abused in order to generate the most profit, since there is no real consideration left when it comes to making the most money.

  • Scarcity: this is a great tool used to elevate prices and justify it with the belief that there is not enough to cover the demand. However there have been many examples of how this so-called scarcity is deliberately created to earn the most profit. Sometimes people buy an entire production of let’s say cacao to produce chocolate, they stack it/ hold t/keep it out of the market and create the belief that there is not enough, and as such, the chocolate industry suddenly has no more cacao for its production. Cacao becomes a scarce resource, this then forces the production costs to be elevated and then reflect such speculation on the pricing of chocolate. Now, chocolate is a fancy example, however when this happens with prime-products of first necessity, such as wheat or corn, you get hunger, and that is really a big problem since such scarcity is another ‘rule of the game,’ to speculate even further.  There are various other ways or environmental conditions that may cause this problem, however this is just an example.

  • Abundance is for those that can afford it, obviously. Prices don’t matter if you’ve got a lot of money, prices become a bitter number to look at when one can barely make it through the day and each cent counts. This disparity implies that our minimum wages are not in correspondence to cover the basic needs on a daily basis everywhere in the world, on the contrary, we all know that it is impossible to live with 2 dollars a day, yet we’ve kept billions of human beings living with that amount of money, not being able to afford anything to live properly, many opting  to then do slave labor, sex services, selling organs, buying drugs to mitigate hunger and the list goes on, Poverty is thus a direct result of this Pricing system that decides who can Afford life and who Can’t 
  • Price convenience comes at the expense of diminishing fair pay for others, this is as the name says convenient for the buyer but a crime against fair pay for the laborer that sees no diminishment in their working hours.

  • Price is set up by ‘market forces’ in global financial systems that fluctuate and vary according to an unsettled behavior that maintains everyone within a constant level of uncertainty about the cost of things based on these speculative forces that obviously, only benefit a few that make the rules in the first place.

Inflation is the general increase in prices on a nationwide scale — and can only be caused by an agency that has the power to act on a national scale.

That agency is the government. Inflation is the increase in prices caused by the government ‘inflating’ the money supply with fiat dollars.

 

Doesn’t capitalism cause the inflation of prices?

No. Under Capitalism, the prices of particular goods can “fluctuate” over time, but the general price level of most goods decrease over time due to capitalism’s limitless progress.

source: capitalism.org/inflation

  • Price inflation without Wage inflation as the source of polarization. Prices then become the most basic way to restrict/ limit the ability to buy what is required by the majority to live.

 

 

  Solutions                                                                   

  • The prices we will pay will actually embody a sound distribution of money  for people’s work and taxes in order to maintain the system with political intervention as the necessary regulation to monitor proper functionality and stop any form of speculation or fluctuation without cause. This means that the final price will be the amount that will be equally remunerated to people as their wage, which is what Equal Profit Share implies.

  • Since there is no actual ownership of the resources, the pricing system will not imply ‘paying for the resources,’ but simply for the work that will imply paying for the people that will take care of maintaining or restoring the balance and sustainability necessary within a certain environmental location from where the raw materials are taken. This implies that the price will not reflect paying for any point of assumed ownership upon the Earth’s resources, but instead t will go directly to support people doing the actual work.

  • Pricing system will hold the mathematical equations of equal support to all bodies participating in a certain organism.  This means that a number won’t subsume the Value of Life, but instead it means the Value of the work that enables a fair use, transformation and consumption of the necessary resources to live. Markets will reflect then the stability of such equal distribution of profit/support/gain to all bodies equally.

  • Prices entail Equal-Share which means that we can all have the certainty that the amount that we are paying for our goods and services is the necessary to equally support everyone involved in the extraction/ production/ manufacturing/ engineering/ distribution processes, along with any other administrative and corporate activity that will be implied as part of the social responsibility endowed to everyone involved in production and industry sectors.
Supply and Demand

Pricing will not resemble a free market paradigm, so the interaction between supply and demand as it exists now will not determine anything.

Supply will be according to your demand, that means your demand will not be based on price, your demand will be based on supplying yourself with a lifestyle that is worth living – so the demand will change.
Because the demand will no longer be controlled by price, it will now more be controlled by the fact that you want to live an excellent lifestyle, that you want to change products – it is going to change what goods and services will be available.
You’re not going to buy ‘inferior products’ that you buy because it’s cheap and made in China – but it’s not what you would have bought if you had more money.

Day 173: Supply, Demand, Business and Scarcity in Equal Money Capitalism
http://economistjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2013/01/day-173-supply-demand-business-and.html

 

 

Scarcity and Pricing
There’s not going to be pricing control in terms of scarce resources, things are going to be available or they are not. It is controlled by its availability. If certain resources become unavailable, which is going to affect the products that are going to be available – then we will just have to take that into consideration. So for instance, if there is not enough fish in the sea, we will simply have to withhold from catching fish — the supply / option of fish disappears off the menu until the fish supply is re-established.

 

  • A Price will no longer be a number to be feared,  but a compensation number that will signify the value in return for one’s work or contribution/ creation. Price will contain enough to pay everyone an equal fair share which will create a sustainable satisfied and prosperous living condition, since people will be doing what they want to contribute with, while being equally supported as an equal participant.

 

Rewards                                                                    

  • Equal support leads to understanding how we can only thrive as a team and in consideration of mutual support, which strengthens our relationships at a community level.

  • No more will a price feel like we’re ‘Selling out’ but will instead be an expression of the work invested upon such goods/ services and its integral reimbursement to everyone that helped within the production/ distribution/engineering process.

  • Giving and receiving will be regulated by the price in itself, this will ensure that compensation, gratitude and remuneration is recognized and acknowledged by everyone as a collective agreement upon which our system will be based on: Constitutional Equality.

 

  • A guaranteed ability to buy means no more fearing scarcity, uncertainty, loss, poverty and misery – the power of acquisition will be giving and received as an organic mechanism based on giving and receiving in Equality.

  • No more stuff that breaks, all products made with the best quality

  • No more competition to ‘make the most money’ since all corporations will stop competing against each other – equal profit equals equal life support.

 

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300. Redefining Accumulation of Capital in Equal Money Capitalism

Posted in Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, economy, Education, EMC, ems, Equal Money, Equal Money Capitalism, Equal Money System, equal quality living, Law is Flawed, Private Property, Redefining Capitalism, sacred economics, socialism, sociology, solutions, third world country with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by marlenlife

“I commit myself to the establishment of a new Value System, as the Equal Money Capitalistic System, where we value Life over wants and desires and self-interest — and thus create a world of co-operation where all work together towards One interest as What’s Best for All Life, where all can in fact have enough and where no-one has to suffer because some decided they want more than what they need just because "they can" -  Day 45: Homo Economicus & The Invisible Hand – Part 3

Redefining Capitalism:

We’re going word by word in a very basic definition of Capitalism to redefine it, explore it and see what each word means and how we are able to re-direct every aspect of this collective agreement into a Best for All system.

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

 

Continuing from :

 

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

Capital Accumulation

Before we list out the problems, please read the previous blogs where these aspects have been opened up further to understand to what level accumulation is in itself ingrained at a psychological level that we haven’t ‘sorted out’ yet and that must be walked as an individual process to remove the conditions that have enabled fear, the desire for security, protection and accumulation as a ‘safe net’ which indicates that we have been living as fearful beings with no sense of self-direction, because it is now quite clear we can all contribute to stop that which we have identified as nerve-wracking, stress producing and anxiety causing aspects in our reality that can be traced back to Lacking Money and fearing for survival. Capital Accumulation is definitely something that you won’t find addressed in

 

 

 

Problems                                                            

  • Due to fear of survival we learned how to hoard/ accumulate money/resources/property for our own safety, which is against natural laws of physics wherein the relationship toward our environment is determined by our ability to exist within an equal relationship of constant flow, in and out and throughout,  just like breathing and blood flowing through our veins – instead, we’ve denied the basic sustenance to large sections of our own body, causing the massive disruption at a social and ecological level, which is what is currently driven by a compulsive desire to ‘grow the economy’ at the expense of anything and anyone.

 

  • Fear of scarcity, anxiety, driving oneself to excel/compete to get the most of the cake, which leads us to act by impulse and energetic drive rather than a common sensical behavior that leads to common weal.  This has obviously been an outflow of the previous point which has not been a ‘natural thing’ to man but a preprogrammed aspect of the intrinsic separation that we’ve created within and as ourselves toward each other, failing to see and recognize our equality – hence losing perspective of how we began competing against each other, missing out the realization that such aggressive competitiveness and rivalry to ‘get the most’ has been against ourselves. Also read: 115. Following our Dreams is Plain Delusional

  • Cultural value given to a luxurious life linked with happiness and fulfillment – this can be also linked with traits like freedom and liberty that were implanted during the 20th century in America by Edward Bernays whom we have quoted in this blog before with regards to his PR self created profession that is nothing else but propaganda to tame people’s irrational desires and link them to a means that can maintain a system of polarization kept by emotions of hope, faith and belief that somehow everyone could aspire to become ‘the greatest’ which means having the most money in the world and being fulfilled/ happy about it.  Also Read: 217. You Fear Communism? Why would That Be?

  • Greed is promoted as a ‘natural trait of seeking success’ and success is not seeing as the willingness to abuse another to make your own heaven on Earth, but instead it is considered as a clever move that is part of our regular indoctrination at home and school, which already reveals to what extent we have ingrained and accepted these beliefs and call it Education.

  • The more wealthy I am, the most value to mate: yes, considering that our drive is mostly sexual and/or for money, the linkage of a successful person with being sexually attractive and getting the ‘best display’ linked to showing/demonstrating one has a lot of power of acquisition/money/dominance, has become the most common drive nowadays that we call ‘social status’ which means props for seeking out partners and pursuing happiness, which is sponsored by a constant impulse by the media, ads and our general presentation around others, which is mostly motivated by these two factors: sex and money and both are linked to accumulation of wealth.

  • Self Aggrandizement:   even if this ties in with term ‘sex appeal’ described above, this also relates to a general status wherein family lineages endorse the same mentality onto children to perpetuate power and maintain a certain reputation at a social and political level – all based on maintaining/sustaining the same amount of dominance, power and control. Others simply seek a general approval to ‘be someone’ because we are taught that we are ‘no one’ unless you earn a good amount of money, enough to trump everyone else, making you a winner.

  • Excessive Consumerism leads to frivolity, vanity and self destructive behavior wherein ‘the self’ is exalted to a psychological entity deprived from any physical sense of living in a physical world along with  7 other billion people and an uncountable amount of animals, plants, insects and every single particle that is also here as life, most of whom are disregarded, abused, used and turned into a commodity for further support to the lives of a few that can afford a wealthy lifestyle.

 

  • The Soul of Money explains our current economic behavior as a disease to the body of existence that begins at a mind level and its relationship to the physical, this is the key to understanding why we have been so savage and inconsiderate to each other and why it is our duty to take responsibility to return our beingness to an equilibrium, because we have all collectively accepted and allowed this condition to exist.

Solutions                                                                

  • Equal profit – this will go within the consideration to place a limit to the ability to produce and consider the actual ecosystem that is being turned into a commodity. This measure is a communal decision to grant to each other equal amount of wealth,which will relief the levels of competition, spite and deception that exist when some are well known for earning more than others. This also includes eliminating economic rents which are monies coming from the capitalization of wealth in itself due to the acceptance of ownership/private property, which will not exit as such.

  • The Equalization of Classes – This doesn’t mean that everyone will have the same living conditions or be ‘the same,’ no, this means equal recognition of each others needs and desires and make them equally available/ given support.  This is of course not against the wealthy people , nor  turning the tables to give ‘more’ to  the current have not’s, it is about giving to each other in equality that which will construct slowly but surely and throughout a transitional process,  a level of equality which will signify the end of the endless struggle of the classes that has served as spiteful motives to implement one-viewed ‘justice’ ideals. Equality means All are inclusive and non-opponent.

 

  • Don’t need it, don’t buy it: much of what we consume is done for several psychological fulfillments and fears other than an actual use and necessity toward it. I have many times bought more than what I required based on this principle of scarcity, sometimes I don’t end up using it. So if I bought it already then it means it is my duty to now pass it on to another that will use it or give it to someone else that does use it. This will create a new  culture of recycling and giving without expecting something in return to those that will in fact use it.

 

  • Diverting one’s focus to communal well being within the understanding of the basic maintenance to generate our own physical well being and mental stability, which is a definition of happiness.  This will come from the understanding that feeding our obsessions leads to disease, self destructive and self consuming behaviors are individual problems that will still require support at a psychological level to learn how to correct one’s patterns, behavior and acknowledge individual responsibility toward other beings, such as children’s education/ parental support.

  • The identification of the self not as an individual only, but as the whole body of existence and all its parts as who we are. This requires a self-honesty process in order to then learn how to always act in this consideration: being every single being in existence to develop a genuine care and consideration toward the whole as ourselves, as equal and one.

 

Rewards                                                                

  • Eliminating spite, comparison, judgments, a general suspicion about one another fearing one’s neighbor/ family/ partners – this will enable genuine links with one another once that everyone is distributing wealth in an equitable manner.

  • Self-Honesty, Sincerity and Transparency are virtues that are almost impossible to keep in a world like today. This is why with the establishment of the Equal Money Capitalistic System, we can finally live these virtues and principles without having to jeopardize our own survival, because money will be a representation and a corrective tool for our cleared/ self-forgiven relationships of abuse.

  • Learning to genuinely ‘feel good’ at a physical level, which won’t be something bought with products or diversion, but rather a realization that we are giving and receiving in equality to support each other.

  • Secured future, secured living means actual Freedom: never again hoarding or accumulating because we will be able to rely on each other supporting each other’s well being, that’s what we all want and still wonder why we haven’t done this just yet!

  • Mutual trust and interdependency – this is the key to a functional and healthy society which is then representing the physical distribution of wealth generating a natural realization of all parts as all bodies of existence requiring equal support to generate an undeniable equal well being, that’s our dream come true essentially.

  • Rediscovering the ability to create and imagine as a projection of all that we can actually build/ construct/ realize  when working together – this is certainly not a positive thinking pipe dream, this is a certainty that comes when we understand the capacity we hold to direct our physical force as a drive to create and maintain common good. Self Expression will at last, be born from this physical understanding of self-support.

  • As we do unto others, so we do unto ourselves: this is the basic principle of Equality that is the foundation of Equal Money in its maximum expression, this is the kind of human virtue we can all finally cultivate once that our lives don’t depend on cheating and deceiving each other, self honesty at last: Accumulating what is Best for All.

 

 

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Redefining Profit in Equal Money Capitalism

Posted in Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, common sense, dignified living, economy, Education, EMC, Equal Money, Equal Money Capitalism, FAQ, sociology, third world country with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by marlenlife

Ending the way profit currently works is giving an End to the basis of poverty and injustice in this world system, in essence eradicating Inequality.

Continuing from:

Redefining Capitalism:

We’re going word by word in a very basic definition of Capitalism to redefine it, explore it and see what each word means and how we are able to re-direct every aspect of this collective agreement into a Best for All system.

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

The Ingrained Desire for Profit in the human mind is recognized as one of the most frequently identified obstacles to implement the Equality System. However, as we have outlined in the previous post, we only created a figure such as profit and made it a verb as a way to legalize the act of making money out of producing something, selling it, paying the cost of production and earning the surplus at whichever rate you want. The problem is when the cost of production is paid at a minimum wage – slow-wage level, which leaves the most of the money earned through sales to the company that hires the people, that sets the price and continues to capitalize their wealth by merely owning it. Same goes when people invade other countries to extract their natural resources and sell them as if it was their own – this ‘ownership’ in itself is the core point that has enabled profit to be a self-righteous disposition that presumes the following standards that we’re living in:

Problems:

  • The right to profit from mere ownership of money and private property that we have outlined before 283. Private Property and Equal Money Capitalism – this means the appropriation of the surplus profit that should be distributed equally to every single participant in the production/manufacture/distribution and retail sale of such good or service.

  • Stealing/High-jacking profit for a few and distant investors: within the commercialization of life, the life of community that may hold the most gold, the most oil ever gets to see any benefit from foreign companies that take the right to benefit from such resources, which means that stealing and its monetary value gets to be part of a place like wall street instead of being directly reattributed to the local community and the people that work within such businesses that are also locals earning the minimum wage in most cases.

  • Advertisement and Media being ubiquitous in our day to day living wherein we learn how to use the triumphs of our work – money – and spend them right in all types of products/activities that will make us feel ‘great’ and ‘happy,’ which is currently the main problem we’re living out when identifying life and success with buying and consuming. Big Problem that we’ll continue to discuss later on.

  • This also presumes that the person that has the most money and owns the most, is superior and more than everyone else, since money has this ‘power’ in itself to buy virtually Anything we want. We can see there is no consideration to life at all, nor is there any specific principle upon which products and advertisements are created accordingly – since product market regulation only focuses on prices, not the starting point of such product/service – which makes our product market an omnipresent temptation to buy/consume and as such to get the most money by any possible means.

  • Money is in the hands of those who will only make more money out of it. This is what banks do and that’s how the money-interest mechanism is what enables clean profits from the mere faculty of creating money, which means that it is a self-sustainable hegemonic system that we have All collectively agreed that ‘that’s how it is/ that’s how it works.’ Hence everyone wants money yet we don’t consider WHO benefits from creating money, as all money is debt and as such there will always be debt unless we change the way money functions.

  • Profiting from extracting natural resources – as we know oil, water, natural gas, minerals, etc. are great sources of income by people that were clever enough to invest money in these industries due to our energetic dependency, this is leading to the belief of ‘unlimited growth’ wherein this growth is leading to depletion without any one taking responsibility for the problems caused because in the end: we all consume them equally. However at the moment, we’re all breaking any sustainable cycle in the ecosystem.

  • Selling Out for Profit – this includes even that which should have been a mere point of freedom of expression like art, music, letters and how they have been also forced to comply to the market forces that ensure that such arts that have become industries can also get a ‘life of their own’ through profit, this has lead us to a severe crisis at a human level that we’ll explore later on- you can read more about it in Day 187: Why is Art so Expensive?

 

  • Artificial scarcity makes products more profitable upon the law of supply and demand – this is one of the arbitrary conditions we’ve accepted and allowed, this will also make of inflation a mere corruptible scheme from the past.

  • Planned obsolescence is a direct result of seeking to maximize profit at the expense of the resources that are used/abused, the cheap labor that is not only ‘labor’ but people’s lives that depend on low-end jobs such as people in the Maquiladoras that are paid only cents of a dollar an hour while all the industries have ‘free trade zone’ for it such as no taxes and no limit to the expatriation of profit. 

Solutions:

  • If everyone participates Equally to create a certain product/ service = then everyone must get an equal-share of it, that’s common sense, no matter if you’re the janitor of the company or the CEO or the factory worker or the guy that drives around the products for distribution or the one that makes the informational advertising of the product – which I’ll explain later – everyone should be equally rewarded for it. This is within the principle of understanding our economy as an organic function where all parts are vital for its proper functioning.

WHAT IS PROFIT-SHARE?
Currently profit is the money a company makes after they have covered their costs, including paying out wages. In an EMC – profit comprises of all the added value that is placed on resources – which is your labour. Therefore – within the price, the percentage share must be included of each one that was part of the creation of the product in such a way that each one ends up with an equal share of the company’s profits, so – there will be no need for wages – as the profit becomes your wage.
Day 175: The Economic Problem and Equal Money Capitalism
  • Maximizing profit redefined as generating the most common-benefit to all which means: each one’s work will determine everyone’s wage/profit share which is enough incentive to work together for a common goal, which is also a common aspect that we have realized works when it comes to generating team work and dissolve any possible vantage points, which equal-profit does quite easily.

  • No more public relations in means of Selling stuff to people for the profit sake, but rather relating the products to the public ensuring everyone is safe in using/consuming what’s in stores.  This is what’s called consumer’s attorney, and that would certainly ensure that no cheap products with planned obsolescence, poor manufacture and low quality materials are generated, because low production costs won’t be a limiting factor to develop the best product possible.

 

  • Giving and receiving: we must not forget that whichever we use for profit, is coming from the Earth and as such, the benefit we get from it must go back to the common weal equally, this is also the best cure to any idea of hoarding or capitalizing money. We all know that accumulation is greed and as such an organic process of in and out is what will maintain everyone within a level of health within and without as the entire system.

  • Equal ownership/ use – a great disparity that is created from some owning and being able to make money from their capital goods/ capital in general can be solved if everyone uses, everyone earns equally from the work done and everyone has equal right to the use of the land they work on/ live in. This is also explained in 284. Capital Goods and Equal Money Capitalism

  • No more private ownership over the land,  the extraction and means to obtain  natural resources – all resources will be part of the common weal and this implies that any form of privatization will cease to exist. Depletion of resources will have to seek for answers in alternative energy sources, which will also be relieved by focusing on Local economies as can be read here: 

With EMC, we are moving away from monopolies, where a select amount of big corporations has control over particular products. Companies will be far more regional and community based as companies will exist from a point of responsibility towards their particular community. Within EMC, providing goods and services is not an opportunity to ‘hit it big’ in the world – it is how one contributes to society to make Life on Earth a worthwhile experience for everyone. When companies are locally based and operational, transport costs will of course also be cut down, which will reduce pressure on the environment.
Day 170: Companies and Industries in EMC

 

  • Sustainability will no longer be warped by profit. This will be a strict measure to ensure that no further pollution, extinction, depletion and ecological foot print are continued for the sake of profit.

  • No more Bank Profit: Banking in itself won’t be a source of profit, but a managing service as it always should have been. This is explained in the following quote:

Banks in an EMC will exist as financial intermediaries, gathering surpluses to cover deficits in other places. So – the banks will be in charge of providing extra funds to companies who are running a deficit. This point will always be temporary and the required funding will lessen as there is an intervention that takes place and action is taken to make the company more effective and able to compete.

Day 167: Harmony and Equilibrium within Equal Money Capitalism

  • Using property to generate a common well is what will enable profit to be generated and distributed according to equal share – this implies that no more profit will exit by merely owning property to generate profit. This also includes the inability to profit from owning current scare resources in your property.

  • Many  jobs that are currently only existent as a way to promote or make the most money-such as marketing careers for example, will have to be transformed into information agencies wherein people instead focus on ensuring that the product is in fact beneficial for human use and consumption and that all quality standards are in place as well as all tags with relevant information in place –

  • Quality products will be the result of not having to minimize the cost of production but instead maximize the equality so that every person’s work is remunerated in an equal manner, which is what will re-establish justice in our relationships.

Rewards:

  • Your Happiness is My Happiness – if it is shared equally there will be no more hate-thy-neighbor because he stole your job/position, but rather realizing that there is no pressure to ‘get on top’ any longer since there will be no top but only people that recognize that group/team work is what matters to make everyone have a dignified living condition.

  • Aligning Profit with the Common Weal: A peace of mind will ensue from the moment that we are able to buy products that are no longer manufactured by people that are being treated and paid as slaves, this will be an actual gift of having a clear conscience since we will all be participating to generate the goods and services, so that we all understand what it is to be life/ to live life in Equality.

  • No more criminal activity, No more lies, no more corruption and deception to buy and sell for the sake of money, or abusing someone’s gullibility to be a compulsive buyer of a product that is not beneficial for them. This makes us all finally suitable to be trustworthy between each other again.

  • Equal Opportunity really means: everyone is able to have a job, everyone gets equal profit on that job, everyone is pushed to do their work the best way possible and as such realize that their labor is no less or more important than any other – the consequences of this at mind level should be quite beneficial to actually develop symbiotic relationships wherein competition won’t be to make the most sales but to realize that we distribute a product/ service that is of actual need and benefit for people that use it/consume it and as such, it’s meant to be made with the best quality measures and materials possible.

  • Instead of using psychological techniques to make people irrationally buy, people can work to become their ally to inform what type of product is best and which ones are not and as such, become a relevant and important key-person as a mediator between that which is consumed and the final consumer. Everyone wins

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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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“What is going to happen to Private Corporations and People’s Businesses?”

Posted in Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, consumism, economy, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Equality Development, FAQ, Life Investment, ownership, pay-per money, profit driven industry, Profit-Making with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2011 by marlenlife

What is going to happen to Private Corporations and  Businesses?

Why do people become ‘business people?’ To make a living. What happens when you no longer have to ‘make a living’ through having to work due to sheer survival? You’ll be able to actually consider what You would like to spend your lifetime on.

Corporations, enterprises and businesses are systematic entities that have been created from the starting point of producing, manufacturing or providing a service wherein the driving force is primarily the profit that results from such economic activities. What should’ve been the single act of producing that which we require to live effectively has become something more than ‘giving and taking’ in equal terms. Instead, it’s become a good way of earning substantial amounts of money through the surplus acquired at the moment of selling the product. That’s capitalism: capitalizing and placing value upon all that is here to become a ‘product’ which can be bought and sold, entailing some extra-benefit as a result of such transaction.

What has stemmed from this profit-driven economic activity of production and sales? The natural order of this world that includes all resources as the prime matter of everything that can be currently sold, has been disregarded, abused and violated because Money has become the most important aspect in a human being’s life. We’re all responsible of having accepted and allowed the inherent separation that we’ve created of money as a barrier that defines our ability to have access to everything that is here, and getting that ‘access’ has become a matter of survival that has been conducted with our consent until now. This is the first point that will change within the transitional phases toward an Equal Money System.

One of the first moves  will be to expropriate all the resources from the current private holders which are mostly the owners and investors within transnational corporations. This process will allow the resources to be sold as usual – though the profit earned will be now (re)distributed to everyone as the Basic Income Grant which is the initial phase that will be implemented within the current capitalist system toward an equal society. This will be the ‘beginning of the end’ of such monopolies around the world having control over certain resources for the sake of money and power.


Once we establish the Equal Money System, we’ll de-capitalize nature, resources and basically everything that is here for that matter. All industries, corporations and businesses will go through an evaluation process wherein we will determine through the logistics and data of what is actually used and required in this world, including the continuation of such factories, industries and/or businesses. This will be the first step toward the end of all corruption and monopolization wherein the already-built infrastructure will be used to produce and provide, thus ensuring equal access for all as there will be no point of separation between people and accessibility to such resources/products created according to the current rules of the system.

What will happen to those who own such corporations/ businesses? They will be able to receive equal access just like everyone else, and all that will change is their ability to control and create profit out of what once was their private property. There will be no ‘private property’ and no-thing to capitalize, thus ‘working’ will become a single aspect to simply create and maintain the requirements in place here in this world, while no one will be able to benefit from it in any superior/unequal way.

What drives people to create business and such high-standard corporations at the present time? To be dead-honest: ambition and greed. The desire of money has become the single driving force within this system, thus businesses and corporations have become abusive and deceitful because everything and anything is done to obtain ‘the most’ out of such opportunities to make money, which also leads to the detriment of quality in such products and services. The damage done as part of these greed-driven/profit-driven corporations is now apparent through the deplorable conditions that people often work in, while industrialization has led to even greater alienation and disregard of human lives being the actual force that allows the entire machinery to move. We must now focus on establishing life itself as the first and foremost value, as it includes everything that is here. Within this, no more abuse of animals, plants, natural resources and human labor will result from any form of production activity.

There will be no need to ‘sell’ per se, as nothing will be ‘for sale’ or have a ‘price tag.’ Everything will be equally available here as part of this world. We’ll simply have to establish the parameters of what is required to produce as ‘basic needs,’ and any other points that will require further investigation to create and develop things that may have never existed due to money having been the limitation. For example, this would include things that can make our life-experience actually enjoyable and fulfilling in all ways, without being something exclusive or only attainable for some. We already have the necessary infrastructure for that, so we’ll keep this in place and gear it towards new best-for-all quality standards where the least harm is inflicted through creating, developing, and producing our needs and new creations.



Businesses and Corporations will cease to exist as hierarchical systems, as they have been the epitome and base foundation of how capitalism has led to an extreme polarization of society through a monetary system in which only a few get the most on top, while those at the bottom of the pyramid do most of the work while rarely ever seeing any acceptable remuneration in their pockets. All of that will be gone forever. No more abuse will exist in any way whatsoever as no one will have more ‘power’ than another in order to enslave them to do anything. All work will be self-willed as part of the force that creates something that is required by all equally, which includes yourself.

At this point we are able to brainstorm and develop creations that will enhance our living experience on Earth. It will be an actual opportunity to express and invent without the involvement of money, without the involvement of monopolies to threaten within our creativity and the ability to share our work/creations with others without having any mercantile relationship involved. Life will not be for Sale, but only for giving and receiving in equal ways, just like a tree provides its fruit for us while we’ll make sure it’s got the necessary water and conditions to continue its lifecycle.

http://www.equalmoney.org

Bartering is STILL Capitalism

Posted in bartering, communism, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Equality Development, FAQ, Imperialism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2011 by marlenlife

Within our research and presentation of the Equal Money System, we’ve encountered people supporting the idea of bartering and/or ask if Equal Money can be equated to bartering.

Here I quote the simplicity of this point explained by Bernard Poolman today:

Bartering is still capitalism – I have capital value i.e. a fruit  which I exchange for your thing with capital value

If you have no capital to barter

You starve

Placing any value separate from the thing as product itself is capitalizing – whether you’re simply trying to equate an exchange between tomatoes and potatoes, you’ll still be resorting to place a certain amount of tomatoes for potatoes – same with let’s say paying for a horse with vegetables = you would still have to somehow manage to ‘equate’ both points to create a ‘fair trade’ which is the problem in itself.

Being able to barter implies an obvious point that Bernard pointed out which is: ownership – if you don’t own anything, you wouldn’t be able to barter and thus be out of the game which would then simply re-create our current scenario as Capitalism.

As we’ve explained within the Equal Money System no one will be able to ‘own’ anything as we recognize and ponder the natural order of what’s here which is: everything that is here belongs to the Earth and we as human beings can only use it for the purpose of sustaining ourselves and supporting other living beings to live effectively. That implies that we do not need to own anything if we all have equal access to what’s here on Earth.

The moment we start owning, we start creating a separation as ‘value’ is then added to ‘that which you own’ and that’s how the accumulation process begins wherein the more you own/ have, the more you’re able to gain from others eventually through the means in which you’ll eventually barter/trade goods with others. See that greed is the main factor that emerges if security is not established. Within a bartering system besides the added value or capitalizing process, there would be no guarantee that everyone would be able to have something to trade – hence there is no Equality in place at all and still, the rules would have to be placed by someone who would most like seek their own benefit to maintain the least ‘loss’ possible or generate the most ‘profit’ as ‘having more than others’ as this is in essence what’s currently existing in our current money system.

 

Thus, the Equal Money System establishes a single starting point of everyone being able to be  supported equally and have access to the resources that are required to live. No need to own something to be supported, no need to establish value and eventually have to ‘pay’ to another for a perceived loss or gain in such agreed-placement of fictional values upon what’s here.

Once the one and only value of what’s here is established as Life, we’ll understand that Equal Money is in essence giving to another what we want for ourselves – even beyond the ‘wanting’ but giving to each other what we require to live and is readily available as part of this world. The only point that requires to be directed is then the labor and how each human being will contribute to sustain the system for an establish mandatory period of time which will be a LOT less than the current amount of years an individual must work to ‘continue making a living’. Such amount of years will be reduced up to a 10% in some cases taking into consideration the average of years spent working in detrimental conditions in most cases.

 

So: we are not promoting bartering as that leads to ownership and capitalism. We are promoting a system of equal distribution as part of our living-right of being born in this world where we can in fact care for each other as ourselves.

Research more on http://equalmoney.org and find out more about the FAQ’s on it clicking on the image below.

What the FAQ - Bernard

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