You’ve got a couple options when it comes to turning a profit:
- Underpay workers
- Overvalue the product
Modern capitalism does both (alongside a subset of the middle class that gets dramatically overpaid, such as programmers, and gratuitous expenditures such as salary bonuses). Whichever way you slice it, though, you get inflation and increasing inequality.
Yep! Once “everyone can code,” owners can finally do what they’ve always wanted to do: underpay programmers. https://switter.at/web/statuses/101868999452217767
I wonder what it will look like.
I think it will have to start at large scale, instead of a small scale system shoddily scaled up.
@diffractie I dunno, I think a truly “ecosystemic” economy could quite readily start small and scale up. We just haven’t figured it out yet, and/or capitalism keeps squashing it. Maybe we just need to weaken capitalism first
I just worry that as you scale up, problems appear.
Like how some game systems are okay at first and then late game you end up with things being broken. :P
Weaken capitalism first tho ofc.
My feeling is: universal income kicks the stranglehold capitalism has on people's lives.
But also I am incredibly nieve