... and now let's move to the many great ideas written by my buddy nicolaus. of course, let's save it here in order to come back and re-design / enhance some details later when needed ... and yes, at the very end there are links to few similar concepts, like e.g. the principles (in english language) from free world charter :-).
i do agree with the vast majority of nicolaus' concepts, even if i would put the nature / environment more in the focus as this is imho the most important 'asset' we humans 'posses'. unlike below, in my society concept the only tax would be on exploitation of natural resources like water, air, soils, fishing grounds, forests, metals, oil, gas, ... if not otherwise easily implemented then via a consume tax (MwSt) and yes, there would be a real democracy in which major issues like usage of nuclear energy, disposition of public money, [wars,] projects and operations abroad (there would be no wars / sanctions against other countries in the future, would they?) and the like would be decided by direct (internet) vote of all (mentally healthy) adult people ...
in order to make complicated stuff easy, in my scenario we would simply use gold / silver backed currency instead of nicolaus' many freely competing currencies and monetary system. what about a time based system? let me work 1 hour for you and you or someone else works for me 1 hour sometimes in the future. please be creative, there are many clever models, the top goal is to find a honest system. why? because a honest currency prevents senseless 'uneconomic' wars like WWI + WWII + vietnam + iraq + etc, it also prevents stupid nature and 3rd world destroying subsidies of agriculture + biofuels (thus there would be no need for wrecked african farmers to move to local slums / €urope / usa) and last but not least, a gold / silver backed currency was chosen by free markets by evolution over thousands of years, so why to go the same way again?
what would such a libertarian society be called or easier: what is the best *ism on earth? anarchocapitalism / anarcho-capitalism (anarchy + capitalism), if you asked me. well, that's my definition of free society with free social and business relationships between its members :)
well, it is very fair + libertarian concept, so let the justitia watch over it ... and yes, there are already few other democratic concepts / ideas out there, few of them are linked below nicolaus' great summary for your convenient access :-)
what about democracy? not the best solution, is it? few basic libertarian rights for all (minorities also) would be a better way, wouldn't you say? why am i asking such a stupid question? well, just read the current quotation of the day on my blog:
It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part ... If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure. ~ James Madison (1751-1836)
my dear english language readers, please try to translate this german text via some web translator or use the translation functionality of your browser :-)
... (bemerkung jaro:) jaaaa, tolles konzept nicolaus, für den anfang würde ein gold-/silbergedecktes geldsystem reichen (goldstandard), welches ja nachweislich gut funktioniert hat und in der letzten zeit nur für die beiden weltkriege ausgesetzt wurde und 1971 bis jetzt andauern von u.s. präsident nixon abgeschafft wurde, weil mit einem goldgedeckten dollar der vietnamkrieg nicht finanzierbar war :-)
Das aktuelle System funktioniert so:
Abschaffung des Kündigungsschutzes, Einführung von Abfindungen die mittels Rücklagen gedeckt werden, so ist die Abfindung im Fall einer Insolvenz gesichert. Keine Quoten jedweder Art! Bei Renten-, Kranken- oder Arbeitsversicherungen gibt es kommunale Angebote die ausschließlich freiwillig von den Kommunen gestellt werden.
isn't it pity that all justitias are blind, my dears?
few more similar concepts (links):
- jörg bergstedt
- andreas popp
- english text ~ free world charter
- movement october 15th
- link library