Friday, November 25, 2011

Will we all live in identical little boxes? -- Equal Money System FAQ

Will we all live in identical little boxes in an Equal Money System? No. To understand how that will work let’s have a look at it and look at some points that require to be considered when we are talking about housing. Firstly let’s clarify one thing – equality doesn’t mean ‘everyone get’s the same amount of everything’, because that would be simply stupid. What I mean by that, is that everyone won’t get EXACTLY the same things, but rather will have equal access to all that is available. Therefore what each one will actually have, and what one will use – as well as in what house one would choose to live – would be based on someone’s needs, requirements and thus choice.

Therefore for instance – when we’re talking about housing the houses will be distributed by this principle. You will simply choose a house that would suit your needs. And in that remember, that you will have to take care of your house, and keep it clean yourself (as there will be no slaves and no one will clean your house for money) therefore you will not really want a bigger house then you actually require. Obviously – because it would require more work to take care of it, therefore it will be a decision that will be related to practicality more then anything else. Which may cause houses to become smaller and practical.

Houses in themselves will not be a form of wealth – as it is currently. They will be what you will choose to live in to meet your needs. And obviously we will be using what is here already, so we will use the houses that are available at first, as well as building new houses necessary. And in regards to building new houses, Equal Money System will be able to embrace any betterment in how a house can be built. So in this the way we build houses will become innovated pretty fast, and I would see that as something that can be expected to happen. Because the innovations that currently are stopped because it might cause some to lose profit, and others to lose jobs – will be completely embraced in the Equal Money System as something that simply makes our lives easier and better.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Will people need a diploma before buying a pet? -- Equal Money System FAQ

Will people required a diploma/certificate before buying a pet/animal? Well let’s look at all the most relevant aspects of the situation and how we can approach to solve it with common sense. The relevant points here would be the following (I will do it in a short question and answer format to display the point).

Q: Are there things about taking care of animals that we do not know?
A: Obviously there are.

Q: Do certain animals require different care?
A: Yes they do, thus different knowledge is required to be obtained about what care they need.

Q: Are we able to learn such facts about taking care of animals by ourselves?
A: Basically yes in terms of theory as information, thus it might be incomplete if we do it by ourselves, and it isn’t the most effective way to handle this.

Q: Is it faster to learn the facts about taking care of animals in a course or school?
A: Yes.

Q: Is it a risk for the animal, and a possibility of unintended abuse if people do not learn about how to take care of them properly?
A: Yes, it is a risk.

Q: Can a fact that someone don’t know how to take care of animals be used as an excuse to abuse the animal and later on say ‘I didn’t knew that’?
A: Yes, lack of education about how to take care about an animal creates a possibility to abuse it as an excuse.

Q: What can be the consequence of someone not taking care of their animal properly?
A: There’s a very wide range of consequence, and almost all are harmful for the animal, like: malnutrition, bad physical development, infections, pain, weakness, psychological trauma (yes animals also have these), illnesses, but even disability or death.

Q: Is not setting up a system to educate people about how to take care of animals – while it’s possible, because money doesn’t limit us – is abusive?
A: Yes, to not set up such a system without which harm can happen, while we can easily and know how to do so is to allow abuse – because we can prevent it, and not preventing it while we can and know the consequence is abusive.

So as you can see, there are some issues arising when looking at the point of people not being educated about the animal they are taking care of. Both from a perspective of wanting to take care of your animal in the best way, and from the perspective of people that are ignorant and might abuse the animal. I mean, take into consideration the main point, and the context of what I am saying when saying that a diploma/certificate would be required from people to have animals – I am not talking about the current system, where certificates and education costs money. I am talking about totally free education here, that would be simply there for the best of all the animals and humans beings as well. So that people are able to take care of their animals properly as they will be required to – because animal abuse won’t be tolerated.

Therefore in an Equal Money System there will be education available for free, for people who want to take care of an animal. So that both are able to live the best way possible, and to make sure no harm is done intentionally and unintentionally in anyway. And for that purpose there will be a requirement for all people to learn about taking care of the animal they are willing to take care of.

This will come through a democratic decision in the future where all people will participate, and with taking into consideration all the facts – they will make such a decision, because that is what would be best for all in this situation. Because this is what you would want for your pet, and for yourself , as well as that is what your pet would like both for you and for itself. To be taken care in the best possible way – that’s common sense. And the way to bring it forth is to create a possibility and requirement for proper education of the human, who’s role here is as the custodian and the care taker. So the best and common sensical thing to do here, is to make sure everyone is aware and educated about their responsibilities to prevent harm, and create the best possible life for all.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Do I have to wait in line for bread? -- Equal Money System FAQ

The idea of standing in a line for goods is mostly coming from memories of what has been happening in communism in some countries. Because in communism there has been time periods where people had to stand in line to buy a lot of products, because there was not enough of them – therefore the way to get something was less about money – as people usually had the funds – but about being first in the line. So that not money, buy your placement in the queue decided who gets the products.

Now  to really understand that we should have a look at the source of the phenomena. Which for instance where I live (in Poland) is never mentioned in the media. Usually communism is just bashed for the long lines that people had to stand in – but the reasons why it did happen aren’t really explained. It’s used more as a way to blame communism and portray it as something evil and nasty – like some baby eating monster. But anyway – the reason why people had to stand in these lines, was because of the capitalistic countries (in case of Poland it was USA) putting economic sanctions on the communistic countries. Which practically ment that a communistic country was unable to trade with other capitalistic countries – because in this example USA has put sanctions, which ment they will not trade, and have threatened that if any other capitalistic country would trade with Poland, USA will also put economic sanctions on that country. So it is in a way, cutting a country from being able to trade with any non-communistic country.

Therefore the “standing in line” phenomena, that happened a lot in communism was a result of the capitalistic powers that were playing their power games, and were putting pressure on the communistic countries to force a change in government – which would benefit them. It’s a form of economic war, where – as always – the people are suffering the consequences.

Therefore no – in an Equal Money System people won’t have to stand in line for bread. Meaning that initially the distribution of food will be pretty much like it is today, so if you have to wait in line it will not be any different then what  we have today. But obviously we will be researching, looking for and finding ways to take care of that, so that the purchasing of products will become more automatic, and will not require anyone who will check what you bought (as a cashier) – so that you will be able to ‘help yourself’. And that will become much easier, because stealing will not be much of a problem, where everyone can get what they want. And buying will become more of just a process of getting the goods you require in a manner where it is registered in a digital system, that you’ve got those products.

Because the most sensible solutions would be, that we would initially wear a card which would work as our identification item. Meaning it will be a credit-card, ID, car license and all else in one. Through which all the information regarding a person would be read, and through which a person would ‘buy’ the products they want. And in that buying will eventually become just the process of distribution of goods, and the process of keeping a digital record of what have been distributed to whom and in what quantity. Which will also serve as a feedback system for the logistic and management centers that would be responsible for taking care that there is enough of goods available for all.

So therefore lines are not necessary. As standing in lines in itself is actually a result of bad management. And like in the example of communism, or in the example of waiting in lines in the healthcare system – standing in lines is a result of accepting bad management, or badly managed systems, or systems that are flawed by their nature. Because if we’re talking about standing in lines, and the healthcare system, the lines are simply to limit the number of people that get treated – because there is usually limited money in the budget for a certain treatment, or diagnostic method. Therefore people in the public healthcare are simply forced to wait in lines, so that those who have money can pay for it themselves in private clinics. It’s just a way of forcing people (because if you’re ill, you don’t have choice) to pay for the treatment themselves, through creating deliberately flawed systems that force people to wait in line, and in that risking their health.

And obviously all that will not happen. Because money will not be the problem, and no one will accept flawed management structures, as the objective will be to do what’s best for all. Therefore the management will also have to be best for all.

And if you think that there will not be enough people who will be taking care of certain jobs in an Equal Money System – consider that a lot of jobs especially in terms of trade (which is our current way of redistribution of goods) will not be necessary, as I’ve described above. Places like shops could be big malls, where people help themselves (it’s already well established), and that will require work is transportation of goods, and sorting them out so that people will be able to ‘buy’ them. And then just an automatic way of creating a digital record of all the transactions through the card everyone would be wearing. So that the cashier’s work would be done by each one individually. And we will as in all other areas look for ways to do what is best for all – which here would mean to make it more user friendly and automated.