Profits Are the Core Problem?


Redonkulously Summarized:

For profit to exist, workers must create more value than they get paid for.
Weaponry, surveillance, and coercion, are increasingly being mechanized and automated to enforce this.
Either the whole Earth a slave to the hive? or each our own master and all each others' keepers?

Executive Summary:

The proportion of money that is in circulation controls the value of labor relative to product.

For profit to exist, workers must create more value than they get paid. 
Most profit is largely then removed from demand for that value.
Total value thus must consistently lose value relative to total wages.
Eventually the food producer cannot afford to eat, and the culture either collapses or it adjusts.

Collapse would make life hard to say the least, and may well remove the human element only after the slight majority of other species are destined for extinction.
Economic Democracy is the only sane adjustment for our present straights.

Corporations are social machinery, and are increasing being automated.
Weaponry, surveillance, and coercion, are also increasingly being mechanized and automated.

Either the whole Earth a slave to the hive? or each our own master and all each others' keepers?

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The proportion of money that is in circulation controls the value of labor relative to product.

For profit to exist, workers must create more value than they get paid for. 

Most profit is largely then removed from the demand for that value, often being held for purely financial manipulation, occasionally even being stockpiled for decades to no benefit for anyone. 

Total value thus must consistently lose value relative to total wages.

Eventually the food producer cannot afford to eat, and the entire culture either collapses or it adjusts.

In recent history this has been more than made up for – in the US – by ever accelerating inputs of raw material, relative to labor. This usually is widely seen as unsustainable and an artificial result of imperialism.

No means of accelerating inputs has ever been sustained without territorial expansion of the economic control of those who profit. In a global economy, confined to one planet, we are now actively courting a large number of very disastrous results by way of ignoring this simple fact.

Collapse of human culture (there really is only one – with many dialects) would make life hard to say the least, especially for other species.
It may well remove the human element, if foregone long enough, but only after the majority of other species are also destined for extinction.

Economic Democracy is the only sane adjustment for our present straights.

We have little time left to avoid hierarchy being run by electronic minds.
Indeed, to a very large degree, our current hierarchy is already dependant upon a brittle and highly artificial decision making apparatus. It is only a matter of less time than we can conceive before decision making and coercion are taken over entirely by machines.

Corporations are social machinery, and are increasingly automating important decision making, and codifying the choices the choices available in the software embodying the corporate model and culture. Increasingly major financial manipulations are directed by self evolving programs that humans can no longer comprehend.

Weaponry, surveillance, and coercion, are also increasingly being mechanized and automated.
It is only a mater of a little while before decisions of who must die must also be made as fast as only a computer can make them.

In other words, if we continue to program profit, and it's required hierarchic coercion, into our (formally solely human) processes, it will soon be as irreversibly out of human hands as it currently is beyond human abilities of comprehension and management.

For all that the apathetic rightfully feel our culture is already out of our control, and historically many always have, it is still a human dominated mechanism, with which we still can do as we collectively wish.

This will not last, someday all profit will go to the machine, and it will very likely be much sooner than we can imagine.

Either the whole Earth a slave to the hive? or each our own master?
Economic Democracy? or an end to species as we've known them?
Seems simple to me.

The stakes for Earth, and for humans, have never, ever, been higher.
All humans are stakeholders, or no really living being will be.

Monte

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