Somehow the incredible experience that is the human life has been forced to serve the interest of the economy, instead of the other way around. Now there have unarguably been some incredible developments under the capitalist system. But even so, there must be something very flawed, when strong willing men may not be able to work because "the economy is bad". When fertile soil is left untended, when a couple can't find a place to live without getting into life-long debts or when the exploration of space is left solely to the interests of private companies.
Homo economicus, is that really who we are?
At first glance it may be easy to accuse money itself as the culprit, but that is an all too shallow analysis.
What is money? Or rather, what should it be?
Money, at least to the regular Joe, serves two purposes:
- A means for easily exchanging goods and services
- A store of value
But of course, money to the big players seems to be something entirely different. While we simply try to hold on as the current drags us along, they are in control of the creation and the flow and seem almost able to crash a country's economy with the flick of a wrist.
Under the yoke of their monetary power it really doesn't matter if it is capitalist or communist. In the end we are getting screwed either way.
It is obvious that we need something else. But what should it be? How do we get there? Can you as an individual make this change in your own life or is it up to the laws of nations to decide?