Why don't people simply cooperate and find common ground instead of difference? Why don't they voluntarily share their resources with others? Why do human beings compete?
Our current system stems from the basic instinct of our mating habits as human beings. We compete for mates, we chose the mate that has the most of what we want or need, we grab resources and create our nests, we struggle to build a world for our offspring, we divide jobs and responsibilities to foster stability. Through it all we try to give our line the edge. Evolution happens. Some evolve enough to realize the inter-connectedness of life, meaning what affects one of us affects all of us.
Democracy's face has changed in the USA in that it is no longer, We the People, but We the Corporations, as special interest laws are written into policy. The people at the top of that totem pole benefit to the detriment of the rest. While our focus and resources as a nation are being spent towards our war efforts, large corporations have moved to exploit their positions including abuse of power. One example would be executives, that ran the company into the ground as they benefited, giving themselves large bonuses out of government bailout money. Tax payers dollars given by the government to the company in attempts to stabilize the economy, so that the average Joe citizens would not suffer the consequences of the business failure, were "free marketed" into the pockets of those at the top. Only one of example.
The issue is more complicated than just one solution.
Perhaps the FairTax would interest you? http://www.fairtax.org
I, too, support non-violence. "God has no religion." ~Mahatma Gandhi
Edit: I do understand what you are saying, but the counter argument is that there are many that would not share and would take all that they could. Some would say this is immoral. To make slaves out of other human beings. When corporations, executives, pay workers barely enough to survive on while giving themselves and their offspring a luxurious life, the token dollars it spends towards charity are not adequate enough to offset the greed.
One case in point, Walmart. Mega Giant Walmart was fined by the USA government because of the number of workers it had receiving welfare benefits because Walmart was Not paying them a fair wage that would include insurance. The tax payers were picking up the medical expenses and supplying food through the welfare program to Walmart employees. Uncle Sam had to force the corporation of Walmart to do better.
As a Super Power of One Nation Under God, the USA is fading. We are losing our gold of childhood and are now determining what the shape of our future will take. Our only power is in choice. Unfortunately many of our citizens are making decisions based on choices presented to them. http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-research/alasdair-macleod/keynesian-vs-austrian-debate-hotting-up.html
You might be interested in the debate here, http://www.roleplaygateway.com/keynesian-economics-austrian-economics-t28094.html
Answered By: ... - 6/3/2012