Capitalism as we know it is not a viable system for the future.
What, then, is the next step for global reformation?
To build off an idea of Noam Chomsky’s, “third-worldization” is (and has been) rapidly depleting resources, and under-utilizing the complete abilities human capital is capable of supplying. The answer, I believe, is a re-thinking of the possibilities of commerce, and an overhaul of current capitalistic practices.
Certain principal acknowledgments must be made about the scope and nature of human efficiency and basic needs. Trade/production specialization, and the utilization of government benefits (social welfare, income tax, business/farm subsidies) can still reduce transaction costs and develop regional economies capable of trade on a global sale, but without the human rights cost. Human rights, quality of life, and inequality measures, must be examined beginning at the local level, and the findings must be used to create new standards, set them high, and those standard to be uniform and applied globally.
As most can easily understand why the “free-market” economy is not (in any real sense) free, the next logical step is to evaluate the beneficiaries of the existing practices and forcibly level the field; fairly compensating work with income and benefits depending on difficulty of the task and the time put in to complete it.
It can no longer be acceptable that criminal behavior is rewarded.
Something must shift.
To treat these issues, of environment, human rights, extreme financial inequality, etc. on a local- or even national level- is incomplete and will not facilitate the kind of changes necessary to alleviate the grave future our excesses have set-up. The movement must be global, and it must incorporate the finest resources available. Intellectual leaders must be pooled from all trades, in all states, countries, and tribes, and from each academic and religious institution, to ensure a cleaner, safer, more serene, and, most importantly, more just world in the future.
It is our duty to make this happen.
The focus must be on advancement for all, not some.
Misused power, aimed control to benefit a select elite, and the mass deprivation of information about the reality and severity of issues facing the human race as a whole, must cease immediately. This century, if it is to have learned anything from the last, must acknowledge the overwhelming benefits that innovation, cooperation, and the creation of supreme environments can provide, and that these three components are essential to the achievement of most imaginable goals.
The future for all of us can be bright, indeed, and I am excited to be a part of the new realm of business-people. There is quite a swell of people, on all levels that are interested and commited to changing the face of local, national, and global commerce.
This new realm suggests that businesses will, in the future, be created with the best interests of people, animals, and our Earth at heart. As I suspect, successful businesses of the future will be run by people concerned with ethics at all levels of society. These businesses will create products and services aimed at serving people, preserving the environment and overall, contributing to the betterment of the entire world.
Something to look forward to, I believe.
A brief note:
My writings come directly from the heart, and only do they briefly pass through my brain for a bit of editing assistance. Also, my idealism refuses to be silent. In writing this blog, my faith in the endless possibilities of humankind can be heard, and hopefully shared.
Thank you for reading.