@Blindsite2k introduced me to the concept of a gifting economy. Could one be done on SAFE?
I still don’t know what it is formally but my guess is something like this:
“A gifting economy. Using money to free people from money in a chain reaction. A billionaire gifts a working person 10 million dollars on the condition that they quit work and use half to live on and use the other half to repeat the same process for as many people as possible with the same conditions extending to each recipient.”
In the end. But along the way one steps out of work and starts the work of giving to others so they also can give to others and it spreads. And it puts us all out of work and makes money a lot less important along the way. When they have the five million and have to make it at least 15 million to grow hopefully they are in the process growing that money in the spirit of gifting for consistency.
Stop it Piluso. As a long standing member you should know that Warren has made his approximate age discernible in the past. He’s definitely no child. No need to play around with social dynamics for the sake of justification. Warren has always been a gentleman on this forum. I think it only fair we remain respectful towards him.
Let’s assume the opposite, then: selflessness, and not greed, is basic human nature. We don’t have billionaires because they already gave their wealth away in a gifting economy which naturally developed as an obvious consequence of the premise. Hmmm…
P.S. I’m in an unusually (even for me!) argumentative mood today… I’d better withdraw myself from humanity for the time being
Thats a strawman argument, your implying that people would actually stop working. Whereas in societies where basic rights have been guaranteed through means like basic income, productivity has gone up. Seems like when people have the freedom to pursue the things they want to pursue they actually do it. Who would have thought.
Your also building a strawman. I didnt say either was human nature by itself. Both egoism and egalitarianism are human nature. How we structure society decides which one we build up upon and “make human nature”. Like the Cherokee proverb:
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”