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Thread #78468   Message #1414247
Posted By: Little Hawk
18-Feb-05 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need money?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need money?
Perfectly stated, Blissfully Ignorant! Bravo.

In most North American Indian societies one found that certain people had more honor and prestige than others...or more expertise...but certainly not more money. They managed fine with a society that was basically pretty egalitarian in a material sense. And such a society is far just and less crime-ridden than a society divided into rich and poor.

I've seen the example in opposed to Trinidad. You've got a case of two very nice islands. One has socialism, and a fairly equal share of material things across the board...and very low crime and excellent health standards. The other (Trinidad) has the typical capitalist division of a few very rich, a middle class, and many desperately poor. Because of that division, Trinidad also has a VERY high crime rate, streets that are totally unsafe at night, and hundreds of thousands of people with no health care at all.

I know which way I like better, although I like both Trinidad and Cuba. Cuba is a society which has attempted to achieve social justice. Trinidad is a society which has attempted to exploit the land and the people for all the money that a few could get...with disastrous results for the people and the land.

They both have money, however. The prevailing $ySStem in the World today will not ALLOW a society to exist without money. That is unfortunate.