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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

Further Support and General Information:

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Vlog:

Santa’s Workshop

Posted in Accepted and Allowed Life Abuse, adbusters, basic income grant,, Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, Crimes Against Life, dignified living, economy, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Labor, Law is Flawed, market forces, Modern Day Slavery, poverty, profit driven industry, Profit-Making, Reform the Monetary System, self forgiveness, slabor, slave labor, socialism, starvation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by marlenlife

Picture yourself in another’s shoes.

You wake up in a bed within a clogged room with other 19 people, you gaze out the window and see nothing but barbwire and steel barriers to prevent you escaping from what it seems like a prison – yet it is ‘only’ your workplace, a factory which is conveniently located in the same terrain as your ‘living place.’ You get ready to begin your 7 days a week job at 6:30 am wherein you’ll remain working non stop until it is 11-12 pm. Your job consists of making toys for people in the ‘first world.’ Somehow you try to question why people require such stuffed animals and plastic devices to entertain kids – easy: they got the money to buy what they are offered as products in the store.

Your work is insanely tiresome, you have been made to sign a contract of 8 hours while working almost twice as much as ‘the law indicates’ without it being even recognized by the “authorities” within the factory you work in – who by the way, don’t really give a fuck about creating any proper working conditions for you. There you’re simply a number, a machine that gets paid according to how fast you can produce.You are incredibly fed up because you are forced to work till dawn, you get dizzy and your eyes hurt but can’t stop. There is no time for a quick rest either. Sometimes you skip breakfast so that you’re able to save a bit of money which eventually gets you even more tired and sleepy while working. You are then pointed at for not being productive and your bosses warn you about getting fired if you continue to fall asleep in your workplace. By the way, you cannot complain as that will ensure you are threatened along with the rest of your workmates that dare to speak up about the needs and requirements for proper working conditions you may be pondering about demanding.

You have no minimum wage – it’s all production based which is the way that you are kept ‘motivated’ to work extra hours to get ‘more money’ which is never enough for you to be able to buy the freedom that you yearn for every single day. It becomes obvious that you don’t work because ‘you like it,’ but because there is no other way to survive in such tight conditions within a country that has ‘opened doors’ to the world to become just an outsourcing nation that provides cheap labor with no proper labor regulation which ensures to any investor, maximum profit and the best job done in the required timeframes. Key word: No one will complain.

You are sold a convenient idea of being able to live and be ‘looked after’ in the same factory place – yet you know that this is the only way to keep it functional because you’ve already come from far away in the province to get this job due to the harsh conditions of poverty you were living in before you got this job. Even though you hardly own things, you are wishing to save enough to one day be ‘free’ and do what you would actually enjoy doing in your spare time. Sadly so, this day seems to perpetuate in a never ending smokescreen that tampers your sight every time that you see yourself day dreaming while grabbing pieces of plastic as hot as 200 C – you wonder if the people buying such product would even know or care about the fact that someone is having a hard time while producing such flashy pieces of plastic.

You are part of the cheap labor in the Chinese toy industry, you help create what represents 95% of the entire toy production that is sold in stores in Europe and the rest of the world. Your work is part of the high quality standards that such countries demand while being completely oblivious to the actual conditions you work in. You are not allowed to speak to international press about your working life, you’re not allowed to complain to any supervisor because you are well instructed about the lies that you must say to them in order to earn 50 extra Yuan for answering with the “correct” answers to them. You have no other choice in a world where money creates biased conducts and where ethical regulations have become another pompous word that’s never considering practical justice applied to such abusive working conditions.

You are not allowed to affiliate or become part of trade unions because that would signify being threatened back by your bosses on going bankrupt and eventually end up fearing losing your job every time that you dare to expose your case to the ‘authorities.’ You keep wondering if you’ll ever get out of such living conditions, you like to dream about it, but the heat of the machines and the constant noise brings you back to a harsh reality wherein every second counts like a cent. You got blisters, burns, cuts and any other injury around your arms and hands because of those times that you have wandered off in your mind, dreaming about the happy lives that people that buy such toys must have while you are stuck in this menial job for a lifetime. You must wear a face mask which doesn’t necessarily prevent you from developing lung diseases from being constantly exposed to elements like chrome and mercury.

It is all just ludicrous. You are bound to create products that look nice and make ‘kids happy,’ yet you are desperately crying inside asking for the world to see and realize that what you buy is not coming from a fully automated machine that can produce it all at will – no. This is all your job, this is you operating machines for over 12 hours a day in deplorable conditions without any time to enjoy, live and express yourself.  You have no choice within your life and often wonder if having no job at all could be a better situation than living in such conditions while being ‘employed.’

In a world where consumerism is the ‘key’ to move this entire system, slave labor is the way  to maintain the desired ‘low prices’ that we always seek in stores, never pondering how come that such products are able to be ‘so cheap’ and ubiquitous in our reality. There is no ‘corporate responsibility’ that can give proper solutions or answers to the most common questions on the allowance and acceptance of this abuse. Everyone is equally participating in a system of betrayal. We have bound ourselves to an agreement of absolute disregard to fellow human beings. We’ve made of this world, the people, the animals, plants and everyone else in it part of the assets that can be traded to give the most profit to those that have set the rules. These include calling requests for higher wages and less hours of work “bad thinking” often chuckled at as if it was a ‘lucid dream’ that has no chance of being implemented at all.

We have agreed in this system of betrayal, a dog eat dog world.

Workers blame the factory management, the factory management blames the corporative policies being extremely tight forcing them to give low wages while requiring extended hours of work to fulfill the deadline to deliver the production. Corporations blame the consumer as not being willing to ‘pay extra’ to be able to create proper working conditions for people. These are all excuses we throw at each other like a ball set on fire to not create jobs and living conditions that can be best for all equally. This is because it is not at the best interest of those that require the perpetual existence of people that are bound to living in extreme poverty and being willing to do ‘anything they can’ to get a job and get to survive in this world.

My question is: would you like to live a life like this? No, I’m sure you don’t – yet millions of adults, youngsters and children are part of this current crime against life that is slavery – and this is all because of profit created out of a world that is taught to consume as a ‘lifestyle.’

This is all part of the data conveyed in the documentary Santa’s workshop created by Lotta Ekelund and Kristina Bjurling from Sweden, which is one of the main countries that have such toy factories running with no proper regulations in China.

 

None of this will exist in an Equal Money System wherein we are beginning already to become part of the solution within stopping ourselves from participating in the unnecessary consumption of products that serve no other purpose than creating profit in someone’s greedy pocket in exchange for something that isn’t indispensable to live.

The condition of ‘slavery’ in this world will not cease to exist until we all agree that we must stop the current functioning of the world which is based on buying-selling and earning ‘money’ – which is also created at will – from such transaction which benefits only a few.

We all must wake up from this slumber wherein nightmares are the day to day living condition of millions of human beings in this world that are living in such extreme poverty conditions that force them to survive through menial jobs, while others are bound to be starving to death.

Support and inform yourself about the solution and plan of action we are presenting here as the way to create a dignified living for all human beings. Become part of the voices that speak up for a world that is fair, a world wherein Equality as Life will mark the end of all our current disregard and carelessness for those that do suffer from having to survive in a constant hell wishing and hoping for it all to end for them someday.

 

 

Source of information and vital resource to the creation of this blog: Documentary Santa’s Workshop – Inside China’s Slave Labour Toy Factories

Music videos that depict this situation:

“Santa is an Illusion” – The North Whole Crew

SO OUT THERE – This Is Why Christmas Is Bullshit!

Jedi Mind Tricks – Shadow Business

 

VLog:

Who Builds Your Toys? Buy your Holy-Daze

War and Money: Where’s the Crisis?

Posted in Crimes Against Life, Equal Money System, Imperialism, Revolting Humans, War is Unacceptable with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by marlenlife

No More WARS with Equal Money

It is simply ludicrous the amount of Money that’s being spent by the US government with their current war against Libya: More than 100 Million Dollars within the first day of attacks which is money coming from tax payers in the US. They’ve launched 112 tomahawk missiles that cost between 1 and 1.5 million dollars each. Thus the money above is only numbers for the costs of the missiles – it is expected that the first days of attacks will cost in total more than a Thousand Million Dollars without having any guarantee of succeeding in their ‘Odyssey Dawn’ which by code could be also called ‘Oil Dwell’ as it sticks to the protocol on ‘how to choose a name for military interventions’ under the guidance of the Defense Department and makes as much sense as ‘Odyssey Dawn’ – Anyways.

Let’s get back to Reality to see the simplicity here: we’ve got a world where billions starve, the UN and any other so-called first world country claim to be in crisis and not having enough funds to support those in REAL need.

Now the top of the cake’s cherry is the fact that the US is able to ‘Ask the Congress to widen their budget’ if they get to be ‘short in cash’ to pay for the intervention.

After this brief  I ask a pertinent question: How are they able to spend such amounts of money when the entire nation is currently existing in deficit. Within their budget, wars take the first places on the list. I can assume they are then definitely a negligent government as they are certainly Not placing the amount of money they should on actually doing what’s best for all – which would be supporting those that are being left homeless, jobless and health-care less due to the current apparent ‘crisis’ the government is playing out, yet squandering millions on war to bring down yet another government.

 

I breathe and say: this is unacceptable – we have created a world wherein we’re all being extremely duped by our own acceptance and allowance through the current authorities we’ve delegated our self responsibility to  – therefore, we have to be the ones that become the next politicians in this world, people that do care, that will make sure that money has no power over reality, has no power over anyone as it will be equally available as a way to dignify LIFE for all.

War activates the US Economy as they’ve got their hands upon weapon industries as well as the entire ‘crew’ that enables war to exist.

The sole existence of wars in this world and entailing such magnitude reveals the extent of mind controlled we’ve existed in, just because of the fact that we’ve accepted and allowed them to exist as part of our world – the very creation of weapons is based solely on obviously killing and submitting people to those that fire the ‘guns’.

 

This is a very simplistic view on wars. It is a simple opportunity that countries like the US take on to expand their sphere of influence while they consider themselves to be the father of the whole world.

 

It’s obvious they won’t spend such amounts of Money on third world counties not to fight and kill their people, but to propose to the UN actual solutions that can create an overall benefit to the people that are currently revolting in the North of Africa. That simply won’t happen because it would not create any profit. Hence it becomes irrelevant to event create a hypothetical plan to solve a world problem – yet they believe they have to be in charge of paving the way for further attacks in Libya.

 

Let’s Stop this Madness Taking Self Responsibility through the establishment of an Equal Money System which entails actually becoming Self Responsible for the matters in this world that require immediate action. We only see the consequences of that which we’ve created through a constant disregard of our ability to create a solution with such simple principle which is Equality of Life for ALL through money. It is time we become the solution we have all been waiting for because it won’t come by itself.

 

Join us at equalmoney.org and start taking self responsibility for the matters in your world.

Deaths by Work Overload in a Profit-Driven World

Posted in Crimes Against Life, Equal Money System, Labor, Reform the Monetary System with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by marlenlife

Karoshi is the term used for death due to work overload in Japan. Mazda amongst other industries/companies have been held accountable for these type of crimes against life having to pay up to 750 thousand dollars to the family of one of their workers that commit suicide in 2007 due to the stress and depression  he endured which aggravated by the time he had to extend his work schedule – the company was found guilty for not having taken care of the worker’s mental and physical health.

 

Another case karoshi happened in the same country in 2010 where a restaurant franchise had to pay 880 000 dollars to the family of an employee that died due to a heart attack after having an average of 112 EXTRA hours of monthly work –

February 2009: agricultural corporation had to pay almost 1 million dollars for the death of a 33 year old man that commit suicide due to work overload.

These are but a few documented deaths by work overload which isn’t only about ‘working too much’ and having physical repercussions as a result of the strain as physically and mentally demanding situations.

This is linked to the current Capitalist System that ‘puts a gun on everyone’s forehead’ to work under pressure to  The moment a production line is tracked to make the most money every single second means that people working under this type of stress will eventually be NOT living, but merely surviving and ‘hanging on’ to these type of working conditions which is definitely limiting and

it is completely unacceptable to be existing in a world where money is  ‘worth more’ than humans’ living conditions

which are currently being held with a constant noose around their neck with no possibility of changing their living conditions as ALL jobs in this world are existent within the same system that is measured by Profit, by Greed and ultimately by harsh competition that will push the envelope as far as it can just to become a ‘great business’.

 

These are Not really ‘News’ though, have we actually taken a look at how it is that Life is being sold to enslaving jobs and badly paid labor just for the sake of MONEY as Profit? What is wrong with ourselves that have accepted and allowed this to be ‘the way the world works’?

 

Here in México City there is people that embark themselves on a daily basis on a 2 to 3 hour ride just to get to work to earn the minimum wage wherein at the end of the day – after a long and hard working time in a shitty job – have to endure the traffic jam at night to get to their home that is usually located in suburban areas with little or no proper security at all.

These people have to sustain families, kids in school, place food on the table, pay living services and transportation. Not to mention the occasional entertainment required for such a straining living condition.

 

This MUST Stop

it is disheartening to see people’s faces in transportation every single day after a long day at work in life sucking business  and factories that are part of what we’ve become as this entire system  thus, we are saying:

No more!

we have created this in our image and likeness, we have to become the point of solution and that can only be through

Equalizing the living conditions with Equal Money for ALL to Dignify each person’s living condition, to no longer enslave ourselves to a life-consuming system that is NOT regarding Life as a Value that must be given to ALL unconditionally.

 

We are HERE  to place an overall solution – Support yourself to see the common sense required in this world. Re-Educate yourself to see this world in Self Honesty to consider there IS another way things can be done.

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