An idea has been brewing within my mind for some time and a place such as this may be just the arena to share such ideas. The problem I wish to tackle is the obvious lack of equality and meritocracy within the current economic system. However, I have constructed an idea which may help to organize our economy/economies and create a more just and rewarding society.
The birds swooped down; that very morning, the day was like any other day. I woke up to my annoying alarm clock telling me to get ready for my day, I didn't really want to but it was so sunny, warm and the skies were blue. What could go wrong on 7th July 2005? Nothing, right? I was just an average 14-year-old going to school like everyone else in London; that day me and my friends decided to go and get the underground trains like we normally do in the morning if we were running late for the bus.
Capitalism, many say, is responsible for the advancement of the human race into a computerized age; where the poor are fed, the masses see an advancement of opportunities, democracy prevails and industries boom. On the other hand, capitalism has been responsible for some of the worst atrocities committed by mankind in the entirety of its history; the slave trade (past and present), genocide of many indigenous groups, the suppression of the proletariat and let's not forget that the rhetoric used to condone The Holocaust was largely based on economics.
In elections, voters are swayed by many types of media. The perceptions of each candidate are the product of how the media portrays them. Often animals are used as a tool to earn the trust of the party or distrust depending on the story created by the media. News reports and other propaganda dictate voters using the power of a good story. For instance, Fox News will lean toward a Republican president; CNN News will lean toward a Democrat. This includes liberal and conservative views as well. The news broadcasted is biased according to the major sponsors and the intended viewers. In a way, the candidate you vote for is chosen by the news you watch. Voters depend on a nonbiased view from the news broadcasts but this is far from honest. Multinational conglomerates own or sponsor your news media and, in turn, decide which candidate you view favorably. Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 49 argues that regular mass appeals would not serve the national interest because they would cause “the passions… not the reason, of the public [to] sit in judgment.”
It’s important to prepare for an economic or government collapse in these troubling times. The stresses of feeding an overpopulated nation and assisting other countries in feeding their citizens have caused our own food prices to inflate as well as our prices for oil. The speculations of economists paint a grim picture on the outcome of the American family. In the best interest of yourself and those you love, you must learn to live life without a grocery store or fast food chain. Homeland security has recently prepared for civil unrest during the imminent rise of food cost by purchasing large quantities of ammunition, guns, and riot control devices. It’s important to ask yourself, “If the government is preparing, then why shouldn’t I be preparing?”