It is countries that make war, not provinces. How about we skip WWIII and all the other ensuing wars and create a united a world of provinces now, none so big as to be able to make wars and threaten the whole. We could actually erase all country borders on the world map.
Current heads of state could become the new united world government. Conflicts would be dealt through the International Court. The world's militaries would unite and implement rulings from the International Court. It is a matter of finding a trust-building process.
It would end the unending arms races and prevent them from spreading to space. The world would literally save trillions of dollars. It would also permit environmental initiatives that are impossible in a divided world.
Everything below would save the world trillions of dollars and can be achieved with overscripts rather than additional spending. For example, in the 3. Labour Peace item below, a simple overscript of the current system brings a windfall benefit to everybody while maintaining the status quo regarding wages. It achieves the ideals of communism without the crackpot autocracies and without destroying capitalism.
Overscript for the OWP: Just use the G7 or G20 countries as the first OWP Council. No need to create a new or expensive bureaucracy.
Everything below should be considered rough drafts and probably need tweaking.
1. The Aging Population Crisis & the Right to Die
By far the easiest way to handle the aging population problem is give people the right to die. Palliative care is very costly and medical bills raise sharply up as we age. Some are already suffering and begging to go. The rest of us want the option to end our life if we have for example a stroke and face prospects of prolonged suffering or disabilities.
The math of population growth as a solution to the aging problem does not add up.
Increasing the world population will worsen environmental problems, and, as robots continue to replace labour, population growth will result in additional unemployed people, not wealth production.
Worse, the unemployed will have to be fed and supported, reducing the amount of money available for the elderly.
Here is the math:
Imagine a system with 3 working-age persons and 2 retirees producing together one pizza per day. That would result in a 20% piece for each.
The Population Growth Scenario: A new unemployed worker is added. The pizza now has to be share between 6 people, leaving each a 16.7% piece.
The Right to Die Scenario: Assume that one retiree is happy with his/her life and decides to go. The pizza would now be divided in 4, leaving every one with a 25% piece.
Overscript for Again Population: The green pill.
2. A Free Living Wage Strategy (Wage Top Up)
A living wage has no chance of happening if done on the back of taxpayers or the private sector.
A viable living wage strategy could be based on a top up system. The regular job market would continue to be based on a minimum wage.
A Sub-Minimum Wage Job Market would be set up, and governments would top up the offered wage to the living wage. Welfare would become workfare for all those able to work. Like in a stock market, companies would bid and outbid each other for labour hours. In times of wide labour availability, bids ($/hour) would be lower. Workers would choose the highest bid for their skills.
Labour would be paid more from the top up to living wage, and the private sector would reduce its costs from buying hours at a lower wage and be better able to compete with countries like China.
Society could actually make a net profit compared to a welfare system where no work is produced. The higher living wage cost to society would be offset by the goods & services produced, lower prices, increased productivity, increased tax income for governments, etc.).
This specific living wage strategy would at least partially pay for itself. Canada and the US currently bring in seasonal labour from Mexico when both are paying people on welfare to do nothing. That is very wasteful.
Multiple social (reduced crime, mental health problems) and individual benefits (guaranteed work, increased income, work experience, training, foot in the door for a career) would also result.
3. Labour Peace: Merging the interests of labour & ownership
The stock market is the most communist system there is, labour owning the means of production. Communist countries killed millions only to return to capitalism... all needless deaths. Despite their total failure, some still hang on.
Aligning the interest of businesses and labour could achieve what China aimed to do without any loss of of life or liberty.
Profit sharing would achieve just that but is the scariest thing there is for a capitalist as leftist schemes always propose to do it at the expenses of businesses.
The following system or variation of it would convert the current system to profit sharing without changing wages.
Step 1: Calculate the average profit of the last decade. For example, a company may have made a 10% net profit per year.
Step 2: Convert current wages to a 50/50 profit sharing scheme.
Current Wage minus Average Annual Profit (e.g. 10%) = 90% (Fixed Salary)
Here is the result assuming a $20/hour wage:
The company that used to make 10% profits/year and pay its workers $20/hours would now pay its worker $18/hour (fixed wage) plus $2/hour (profit sharing), keeping the status quo.
Without pay workers a cent more, the company would rake in huge benefits from the absence of strikes, eliminating the costs of negotiating wages, and from workers being more motivated and efficient because they would get a stake in the fruit of their labour.
Another huge benefit is that a lower fixed salary ($18 instead of $20) would allow companies to survive down markets more easily. Sometimes a lower wage is better than no job. A company that closes down is a also a huge loss of capital investment (i.e. jobs creation) for society as a whole.
If you look closely, the current system of haggling wages is a profit-sharing scheme, if a stumbling one. Lots of tension is created, hours of work are lost to strikes, and a huge amount of productivity is lost when people have no incentive to work harder or more efficiently.
4. Bringing the Guillotine Back: Cutting Out the Aristocracy
Many countries elect politicians at three levels: federal, provincial/state, and municipal. A country like Canada could function with a federal cabinet, a provincial cabinet, and municipal councils.
The regular federal and provincial levels only duplicate the representation already made by city councillors and are fertile ground for politicking and corruption. Furthermore, they are extremely expensive. In Canada, you work two 4-year terms and you can get full and excessively generous pension the rest of your life.
Overscript for the Guillotine: Changing democracy would face a lot of reluctance. Since it is cabinets that do the thinking and make decisions, other members of federal and provincial legislatures would get elected as drones paid $1/year unless there is a specific need for them. Cabinets would talk directly to municipal councillors.
5. Deliver Us From Evil: Criminality
Humanists have evolved the criminal system into cat and mouse game with an extremely costly prison system. We let the Internet become ridden with crime.
Give people in long-term incarceration the right to die.
The prison system is effectively a university of crime, where people make contacts, learn the trade, and toughen up. There are countless other ways in which to punish people and deter crime:
Work (penalize with extra hours of work): Keeps people off the street.
Fines (income proportional): Would raise revenue for society instead of the opposite. If they are income proportional, both punishment and deterrence would be socially fair.
Education: Punish criminals with compulsory education. Betters prospects of income.
Loss of rights: Privacy (criminal wellness checks, DNA records, merging income tax, criminal, and other records, association (like parole conditions), voting, citizenship, etc.
People in civil courts lose their case when they do not show up (without a good reason). The criminal system could very well function similarly and reduce its cost to society.
6. The Central Complaint System
If there had been a central place where people could file complaint about individuals even when there is not enough evidence, the Me Too movement would not have been necessary. Such a system would have caught repeat offenders.
This would have prevented crimes such as bullying, sexual harassment, racism, etc. from going on for years and years in the workplace or elsewhere without individuals being able to stop them.
7. Genetic Deselection to Eliminate Diseases Permanently
Overscript for Health Care:
We could eliminate most genetics diseases within one generation. What are we waiting for!
In fact, there are billions of dollars to be made for whoever invents a match-making app for top-of-the-line genes. After electronics, genes are going to be the highest commodity of the future.
Would you rather give you kids diabetes or the best possible genes?
8. From the War on Drug to the Saving the Children
The advent of fentanyl was the final blow to the War on Drugs. the drug is so concentrated that it is virtually impossible to stop at customs, not that it cannot be manufactured locally.
Instead of spending billions to fight drugs, we could rake in billions by nationalizing the industry or growing or manufacturing them nationally, taking away billions from funding for organized crime and terrorism and having billions to spend on treatment and use prevention.
Couple this with a zero tolerance for new users and illicit suppliers, and we may have a solid solution to eliminate opioid and other addictive drug use.
All current users would have the option of registering and getting their supply legally via prescriptions. Past the initial grace period, no new users would be admitted. If caught, someone could go to treatment if they give up their supplier or face a one week cold-turkey stay in jail with monthly blood tests thereafter and a repeat of the process as applies.
Under Development... More details will be added later...
ALL CONTENT IS PRESENTED AS FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND PROTECTED BY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION LAWS. CATHARISM AND MAGIANISM ARE RELIGIONS; AS SUCH, THEY ARE PROTECTED BY HATE SPEECH AND HATE (INCLUDING EMAIL SCAMS) LAWS AS WELL. BE AWARE THAT WHILE IT IS NOT OUR INTENT, THE TOPICS DISCUSSED ON OUR SERVICE MAY BE CONTROVERSIAL, OBJECTIONABLE, ADDICTIVE, DANGEROUS, OR DISTURBING TO SOME, AND NOT FIT FOR ALL AGES; AND THEIR COVERAGE MAY BE BIASED OR MISLEADING: USE AT YOUR OWN RISKS.
WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY IN REGARDS TO ACTIONS TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN BASED ON ANY OR ALL OF THE CONTENTS OF THE WAVESOFTHEFUTURE.NET WEBSITE AND ITS ASSOCIATED LINKS & VIDEO CHANNELS.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE 'WAVESOFTHEFUTURE.NET WEBSITE AND RELATED VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE OR ELSEWHERE' (THE "SERVICE") IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL OR APPROPRIATE QUALIFIED ADVICE, SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, SPIRITUAL, OR OTHER. THE OWNER AND CONTRIBUTORS TO THE ABOVE ("WE", "US", "OUR") ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENTS ON THE SERVICE.