Posted 3 years ago on June 4, 2012, 6:01 p.m. EST by richardkentgates
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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.