Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 16, 2011, 6:41 p.m. EST by blazefire
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Ultimately, capitalism is brilliant. The concept of us as people, predetermining the value of a unit (the dollar) and using that unit to express value, is genius. It allows us to trade worldwide, allows for us to invest in projects in large groups and more. It saves us from carrying around bags of eggs for instance to trade.
The only problem, with capitalism, is that title. Profit does not = measure of benifit to the community. It should. Imagine what mother Teresa would have done with a tenth of a tenth part of one SMALL banks, CEO. Imagine.
We need a simple re-organisation. A simple recognition. We need to redifine profit. What does it mean?
At the moment it means: Ability to trade.
It does not matter, it seems, the actual value of a product or service, in comparrison to the ability to trade that product or service, when profit is the driving force. And I must point out the obvious, for a businesses profit is the driving force.
As a side effect of this, good business understand that SPIN is an acronym:
This is spin. And companies pay millions for good spin. Spin that will make an individual look at his/her environment, recognise a serious issue, which will create a need, then, it naturally follows, that an advertisement for "a solution", will sell.
We are pumping propoganda at ourselves 24/7. And the thing we are saying is, "Be afraid, be very afraid."
Propoganda has changed the course of wars, influenced major political shifts, and sold many a product worldwide. You will note, that in no part of spin, is value mentioned.
This is the information age. In the staone age, we carried big, heavy stone axes, then the bronze saw the bronze sword, and the iron the iron sword, all the way to today, the information age. And information is the weapon, and our minds, the battleground. And war, is the perfect business model.
IMHO, we as the people require a taxation system that is self-evolving, and completely organic in nature. We require a taxation system that ensures profit only EVER = benifit to community. In this way we redifine the meaning of profit, and give the business minded, the corporations the means to acheive it. Benefit to community.
I would say that we require it to be in our hands, controlled by us, because it is us. It is our contribution and we should say how it is set, and what it is used for. Society should define value. And in doing so, redifine profit.