By Joe Segal
You’ve heard of the “Third Way”? This is “A new way”.
We need a new global economic system that values character over wealth creation/power.
The more value you create in people’s lives, the more you help others the more reputation credits and resources you receive. More barter less commerce. This would be decided by one’s peers, not by the state.
Shared ownership of real estate, co-ops in food, business, housing, etc.
Housing should be a human right and basic housing should become accepted as a collective good provided for the stabilization of a decent human and safe society.
Those who want to upgrade housing and build more or bigger are free to do so. No person should be relegated to living on the streets sucking up fumes under freeways.
Housing should not be a source of wealth creation and accumulation and exploitation of workers who rent for the mere right to survive indoors. That represents a type of indentured servitude a product of the 18th century, not the 21st century.
Housing values are massively overvalued and need to be severely deflated.
Rent should in part go towards the creation of personal wealth/equity that is portable wherever one goes in the world.
Less top-down hierarchical control by owners & managers & investors and more decentralized cooperative systems that put a priority on human rights over the accumulation of things and wealth.
Food is also a human right. Nobody should die of starvation or diseases of poverty brought about by being forced into food deserts with harmful cheap fast foods that increase diabetes high blood pressure and heart disease.
Therefore programs like SNAP eligibility should be at a minimum double if not tripled and healthy food like fresh greens and fruits should be subsidized by our governments to greatly reduce costs.
Food processing and packaging monopolies must be broken up under the Sherman Antitrust Act to bring down the cost of food immediately.
Public transportation must be 100% subsidized by the government and interstate travel made free so people can relocate to better work opportunities and away from climate…