Hacking at the Roots.: Misconceptions by Capitalists    
 Misconceptions by Capitalists1 comment
5 Apr 2008 @ 10:58, by FreeSociety Project

It is a common misconception that a society under voluntary labor and without currency would fail due to lower productivity when compared to other models such as Capitalism, and as a result would have a lower quality of life. When comparing such a society to a Capitalist society, the definition of productivity is entirely different. This misconception is also based off the perspective that the high productivity of Capitalism is superior.

In Capitalism, the goal is to make profit. Because of this there are hundreds or thousands of the same products with variations trying to compete. One would imagine that such competition would result in better products, but it has come to be the opposite. Products are made as cheaply and quickly as possible, this typically means the use of materials that are harmful to people and the environment such as non-renewable, non-recyclable, and toxic materials. Another problem is planned obsolescence, the planning that a product become obsolete to a newer model or stops functioning within a short time frame, this creates a constant profit to those creating the products but results in hardship on consumers and the environment due to excessive waste.

In our idea of society that shares resources, has purely voluntary labor and has no currency, there may be a lower level of productivity for goods when compared to Capitalism but the quality of goods and life of people are far higher without the desire for profit. Goods are made, for free, by people that desire to make them; this results in products made with health, quality and durability in mind. To allow for variety in goods, people can run their own shops like in Capitalism. However, these shops or businesses would receive resources for free and the resulting products would also be free. Those running the shops would be doing so because they enjoy it. The motivating factors for productivity in this society would be doing what one enjoys, helping society, and receiving praise or honor by other people. This idea stretches to all ways of life in this society and would result in better service and higher quality of work by people, rather than being motivated by money like their Capitalist counterparts.

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what it is you would want to spend your life doing if you could choose anything? Whatever it is, you are immediately limited on your choices due to Capitalism. In our idea of society you can be whatever it is you want to spend your life doing. The only requirement is that someone performs well enough in any occupation so that they are not a danger to others. The possibilities are endless, and it is time to move on to a system about humanity.


[< Back] [Hacking at the Roots.]


1 comment

19 Mar 2015 @ 09:26 by veramarhealth @ : Having read this I believed it was rathe
Having read this I believed it was rather informative. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!  

Your Name:
Your URL: (or email)
For verification, please type the word you see on the left:

Other entries in
10 Apr 2008 @ 13:52: Survival
8 Apr 2008 @ 18:19: Freedom and Self-Selection
3 Apr 2008 @ 20:25: Welcome to the ratrace.

[< Back] [Hacking at the Roots.] [PermaLink]?