In Ten Words...
About MeHello comrade.
This bio will consist of a brief description detailing many different topics, ranging from politics to religion to music. While I am extremely busy at the moment, I will try to update different parts of the bio to keep up with current events and to update it with new information.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction - A summary of belief and the evolution of my philosophy
a. Socialism: Arguments and discussion about collectivist societies and the future of far-left politics
b. Capitalism: Shortcomings and failures inherent to the capitalist system
c. The role and size of government: statism, libertarianism or anarchy?
a. Religion and the dangers of faith-based reasoning
b. The importance of rationality
c. The value of science
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
The modern world is facing a plethora of problems that are not being solved with our current system. Our forms of institutionalized democracy fail to create a system of government that can serve the needs of the people, and yet when faced with this fact, few understand the root of the problem. These problems are inherent to the capitalist system, in which problems are just moved around geographically. We see inequality on every level of societal organization. In most of the world, the gap between the rich and poor is growing, poor countries are still exploited by foreign nations and companies.
In my opinion, socialism seems to be the best solution to these problems.
The first step we need to take toward a truly just society is to empower the worker by giving the means of production and distribution to the workers. Excess profits should go to social welfare programs, but the workers should take home the majority of all profit. The rich should pay extremely high rates in taxes, the poor should pay little, and the government should eliminate all kinds of corporate welfare. Only by empowering the working class can society become more fair and better work for the benefit of all.
This is a good way to lead into the next section...
1. Why socialism?
First off, lets make sure everyone understands what socialism actually is. Sadly, socialism has been so maligned that few actually know what it means. Socialism is a social and economic system in which the workers own the means of production and distribution (i.e. factories, railroads, etc.), which means that the workers will be in control of their business.
This contrasts with capitalism, which utilizes private property to absentee ownership and the exploitation of workers to generate capital for the owning class (the Bourgeoisie, if you're using the traditional Marxist terms). This basic formula organically formed alongside the development of an industrial economy, but at this point capitalism has become outdated and incapable of solving the problems faced by mankind today.
The primary benefit of worker cooperatives is the shifting of motives from a profit driven model to a more consumer-centric model. Workplace democracy would be unlikely to produce the risky behavior seen in large corporations and as workers take home a larger share of profits, basic economics tells us that we will see substantive economic growth. Demand will organically increase and the removal of the profit motive will discourage current advertising practices and be conducive to an actual market system of informed consumers making rational decisions.
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