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Tamorlane
02-02-2013, 12:16 PM
We must emphasize that this approach to global governance has nothing whatever in common with the present aims of an elite to form a world government with themselves and large corporations at the helm, and the vast majority of the world's population subservient to them. Our vision of globalization empowers each and every person on the planet to be the best they can be, not to live in abject subjugation to a corporate governing body.

Our proposals would not only add to the well being of people, but they would also provide the necessary information that would enable them to participate in any area of their competence. The measure of success would be based on the fulfilment of one's individual pursuits rather than the acquisition of wealth, property and power.

At present, we have enough material resources to provide a very high standard of living for all of Earth's inhabitants. Only when population exceeds the carrying capacity of the land do many problems such as greed, crime and violence emerge. By overcoming scarcity, most of the crimes and even the prisons of today's society would no longer be necessary.

http://www.thevenusproject.com/en/the-venus-project/resource-based-economy

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what do you guys think?

CuriousGM
02-02-2013, 12:39 PM
As we outgrow the need for professions based on the monetary system, for instance lawyers, bankers, insurance agents, marketing and advertising personnel, salespersons, and stockbrokers, a considerable amount of waste will be eliminated. Considerable amounts of energy would also be saved by eliminating the duplication of competitive products such as tools, eating utensils, pots, pans and vacuum cleaners. Choice is good. But instead of hundreds of different manufacturing plants and all the paperwork and personnel required to turn out similar products, only a few of the highest quality would be needed to serve the entire population. Our only shortage is the lack of creative thought and intelligence in ourselves and our elected leaders to solve these problems. The most valuable, untapped resource today is human ingenuity.

Who decides what items are of the highest quality? The whole spiel sounds rather idealistic and based around humanity not being greedy.

brighamw
02-02-2013, 12:43 PM
Anytime I see terms like "this approach to global governance" and "Our vision of globalization..."

Red flags start flying...

leafs43
02-02-2013, 12:48 PM
Greed, crime and violence exist because there are humans.


Cavemen were violent, and greedy and if they had a set of laws, there would be lawbreakers among them. And there was more than enough land.