How To Build Utopia Without Taxation, Debt, or Corporate Corruption
A brief introduction to the revolutionary Daman Model
We desperately need to build more schools.
And care homes for the incoming silver tsunami of old people.
And highways, tunnels, bridges, seaports, airports, hyperloops, geothermal plants, hydroelectric dams, tidal turbines, eco-power plants, regenerative farms, and tens of millions of affordable eco-homes.
Essentially, America needs to spend about $100 trillion in the next decade, otherwise, it will slip into fascism at the hands of the corporatocracy, and then oblivion at the hands of climate collapse.
The question is:
How the heck do we pay for it all?
The false dichotomy of modern politics
How do we pay for the $100 trillion in immediately-needed investment?
The answer from right-wingers: Privatize!
The answer from left-wingers: Nationalize!
But we, dear readers, are radical democratic centrists. We are not interested in the extremists who battle for imperium over the American experiment.
Righties think the rules-free-market can solve all our problems.
As if unregulated private-profit-seeking companies have ever done what is best for the commons. We can disregard this silly position for the simple reason that corporate profit is the ultimate inefficiency. If we’re going to spend $100 trillion, why privatize the profits? And since when do capitalists invest in direct human flourishing? Capitalism exists to invest in what is profitable, not what is necessary.
Lefties think a woke Big Brother government can solve all our problems.
As if giving an utterly corrupt and cancerously bloated bureaucracy another $100 trillion will suddenly make them hyper-efficient and accountable and effective, and not just resource them to push an experimental identity-politics agenda to total social dominance.
But you know Surviving Tomorrow’s rule for false dichotomies:
When given two bad options, choose neither.
We need the best of the left and right to come up with the cash.
What stands in the way of coming up with $100 trillion?
There are at least four major challenges to coming up with the money necessary to fix this broken nation.
It is impossible to tax the rich.
As we have discussed before, hyper-elites are engaged in industrial-scale tax evasion, and trying to tax them to save civilization will prove impossible. They are anti-social sociopaths who, rather than trying to save civilization, are preparing to abandon it to a collapse of their own making.
The poor can’t afford to pay another dime in tax.
The poor, the working class, and even the middle class are utterly tapped. Since 1971, the bottom 80% have been crushed under rising rents and massive mortgages, decreasing purchasing power, and systemic wage suppression. They simply cannot afford to shoulder any more of the cost of building society.
Conservative voters freak out at the idea of public debt.
It’s essentially impossible for politicians to get a right-of-center vote if they plan to finance infrastructure investments with public debt. And if sociopathic politicians care about one thing, it’s getting re-elected forever.
Money-printing more fiat currency robs the poor via inflation.
The ownership class and the far-left Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) cultists are all too happy to continue printing trillions of dollars out of thin air every month because inflation doesn’t matter if their portfolio keeps ticking upward. But for the 100+million who are too poor to fully participate in the real estate pyramid scheme and the stock market extraction scam, but basic math shows that such a move would push bankruptcies from tens of thousands each month into the millions per year.
And let’s say we used one or more of these methods to come up with the money and actually did build all this epic society-saving infrastructure.
The very next right-wing Thatcherite government will sell it all to their corporate buddies for pennies on the dollar anyhow.
So, if we cannot tax the rich, tax the poor, take on debt, or print our way to utopia, and even if we did it would be stolen and sold anyway, what can we do?
It’s time to introduce you to a friend of mine.
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