Who is the Slave, Who is the Master?
Money- the Slave or the Master?
Something is missing in the Portrait of the World on the main page. That's money. The thing that makes the world go round. So let me complete it.
And Money, in the last count, is the tool people use to disguise slavery.
I believe that money is not distributed fairly on earth. (Is there anybody who believes otherwise??) Some poor man works hours on end sweating and earns a couple of cents whereas some other man makes hundreds of dollars in ten minutes. Nobody can explain that to me by supply and demand. That it's scarcity that determines the price.
“Everybody can plough a field but everybody cannot do an operation.”
“Everybody cannot plough a field either.”
“According to your ability.”
“Besides, good thing more people can plough the field as that is needed by more people. Everybody needs to eat, but luckily not everybody needs to have an operation.”
There is something wrong with the way money is distributed in the world today. The way it is earnt, the way it is spent. Something very wrong. That cannot be explained by “Ah, those people have studied for years, have invested their lives on their profession.” That cannot be explained by supply and demand. These are fine to read in textbooks, easy to learn and pass the exams. When it comes to real life, I'm sorry, they do not explain much. They cannot explain the injustices. Free market economy or capitalism does not either. Don't try to explain it to me; I get things, but this I cannot.
Nobody can explain that to me by saying that the doctor studied for decades, has experience etc. What did the TV showman study spending his/her years? Ah, you say they are talented and entertain you, they add value to many people's lives? How much value the one earning so much adds and the one who steals so many values is up for discussion I'd say. What about the supermodel? Her/His beauty is scarce and there is a huge demand to see their faces and bodies? Economists may have studied and they may have their scholarly explanations, but there is no “human” explanation to any of this unfair distribution of money in the world.
Or worse, money makes money in this world. First you make money.: somehow, doesn't have to be legal ways, doesn't have to be hard-work, then you sit and watch that money making money.
Then there are people getting hundreds thousands of euros just because a law was passed at the time of their retirement. Then there are those people who, by happen-chance, are elected to the parliament, the parliament which lasts three months (or even less) and they and their families get paid a salary until they die. Don't tell me all is fair and hard-work. It's not.
“If you change the places of the rich and the poor, as the essence of mankind is the same, children will still die, there will still be hunger.”
The point is not for the man in Africa and the magnate here to change place. It's to implement/procure a system that would make people to feel bad on others behalf, to feel an outrage for this unjust system.
I see money as a game. So let's put it the game it is. We make a system that your salary gets paid to someone else -who has worked a whole month or a week like you- by some random choice. And you get paid someone else's salary. Thus, you get to see what that someone else has done, and how much s/he has earned. So you feel the injustice in your bones.
As I said, a completely different system needs to be set up. You will work and somebody else will make money, your salary will be paid to someone else. Oh don't protest right away without hearing it all. I may not be so smart but don't take a potshot at me right away. And what he earns/makes will be yours. If you don't work and make him earn, he will not work thinking “I'm not making money anyway.” So you are obliged to work. We may be able to set up a healthier world order with such a vicious circle logic. Such a crooked logic would only come out of me! :)
But it's very logical what I say. Think of it a bit. If you don't think you'll be making as much money as you work, which, many people probably think they make much less than they deserve and are probably right about it too, this sense of injustice disappears. The better part is, you will no longer be working for money. You will work because you want to, because you take pleasure in what you do. (You may say “Then some jobs will never get done.” Some jobs need to disappear from the face of the Earth anyway. I mean that's what I believe. If nobody is doing something without getting paid, it means it's not something worthwhile. If it is something valuable, be how dirty and hard it is, there will always be volunteers to do those jobs.) And you will adopt the idea of working for someone else's benefit, for the greater good. You will feel fulfilled. Your way of thinking will change, needs must.
The return of what you do will be random. You will feel random happiness. Even if you get disappointed, as fortune turns constantly, in time, it will even out. Nobody will find himself/herself in an injust race because of the condition s/he was born and raised in.
Yeah, that's some idea nobody has ever heard of alright. Or ever thought of...
Yes, the most basic problems in the world are grounded in money. But as it is impossible to have a world without money after this point... Wait a minute, why shouldn't it be possible? There is no natural law against it. Zeitgeist is coming.
Okay, let's say as we do not live in that world now, there has to be something that makes it redundant. And I suggested the solution. There may be missing parts of my theory but it is taking its first steps, it's open for development. People are after writing codes to see who checked their FB profile or how many people they can gather for some higher cause. I wait for your opinions and contributions on this topic.