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Forum Post: The New Model

Posted 5 years ago on June 4, 2012, 6:01 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269)
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The new model is actually about 200 years late. The new model is something that should have been considered during the industrial revolution when we discovered machines could do the work. The new model could have again become a priority during the tech bubble when we discovered computers could do the thinking. The new model is far overdue.

There are some who bring ideas to the table. Most of them however toss the baby out with the bathwater or simply spew talking points created by some campaign hack. We have a lot of clutter in society, industry, economics, and politics. America is still young by historic measures but America has achieved and accumulated much. Take some relatively good ideas, keep adding to them, rearranging them, kick in the doors when you get mad, draft them through a couple of wars, sprinkle in a handful of social revolution, redact 3,000,000,000,000,000,000 lines and there ya go, our current system.

Personally, if I don't use it every 3 months and it isn't holiday decorations, it's gone. Even if I had the money to buy useless crap, why? Earth and even our reachable outer space only has so much stuff to make our stuff. Sally can't buy a new car this year because the last bit of metal on earth was used to make that trinket on your shelf, the one collecting dust. This is the future. This is why the price of everything goes up every time you buy more useless crap to fill a shelf nobody ever looks at. It may be so fractional, so infinitesimal of an increase. Now multiply that by the world population.

We need to clean out the stuff we don't need and frankly most of us don't want. Why do I need a license plate when the manufacturer could just build one onto the car? Why do you need a tag sticker if you have vehicle inspections? To tax you of course. Why don't I just pay for road taxes with the rest of my taxes, print a damn number on the back of every car and save me the trip down to the DMV.

It isn't enough to regurgitate the evening news. It isn't enough to propose all or nothing ideas that get no traction. It is quite another thing to spot something in your everyday life, take the initiative and start there. This is the foundation for a new model.



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[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 5 years ago

hehehehehe .,,. Good Post ...RG ....

It's All about Jobs... getting that little piece of the pie....

and it will always be ... as long as we have money ....

I told everyone here way back in Oct ... that we should take advantage of the times ... and print our own money ... everyone laughed... oh well .... but we could have done it ... and still can

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22858) 5 years ago

You are right, Richard. We do not need all the stuff that we have.


[-] -1 points by DJdoodles (-56) 5 years ago

I agree we have too much stuff, and should work tirelessly to reduce what we can.

However, your idea that we will run out of materials is flawed. The materials we do use don't magically disappear. That old car is still material. And, we invent news ways to use material everyday. It's a question of learning how to recycle properly. Eventually, we will start using materials which can be re-used with ease. We won't run out of stuff anytime soon.

As an aside, did you know the US just invented the first vegetarian robot. The robot can make enough energy with 150 pounds of plant matter to move 100 miles. It goes around and finds plants to eat on its own. It can basically thread a jungle non-stop until one of its parts breaks.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 5 years ago

So metal doesn't rust? What are your going to build with recycled rust? Coal? you going to produce coal now too? The list of things we cannot replace with your wishful thinking is longer than I'm willing to hear your crap.

[-] -1 points by GringoFrijolero (38) 5 years ago

I've been a lazy bum all my life, and it worked for me. I always thought that people who worked hard all their lives so they could have stuff were crazy. Crazy people rule. Too bad.