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Natalija Maric

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How should economy system that comes after capitalism look like?

History is much longer than human existence and it has shown that, how our society looks like in our lifetime, changes over time. In that timeline, commodity trade, commodity-currency and finally currency-currency trade are systems meant to serve for a while.
Recently, in the light of ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA, those who support acts that might limit internet freedom, say that it is necessary for them to "maintain their business model", and that piracy and copyright issues are making it impossible.
It might seem that they are spending too much money to lobby preservation of system at this moment of development, in stead of offering solution for its progress.
It might seem easier, and it is not unrealistic, to make new business models, achieve goals, and yet not repress middle and lower class.
However, in order for business models to change freely, monetary and economic system have to change as well.
How do you imagine system that is better and more human than capitalism?


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    Feb 6 2012: I don't believe that Capitalism, as such, will end. I do believe, however that period of time over which profit is measured, will increase. Right now we are measuring quarter to quarter (or even month to month). There are a GREAT many businesses that are currently eating their own tail because their current leaders are profiting individually. Over time, the interests of the company will diverge from that of the individual leaders because the "value" and of the business is being siphoned off.

    Either that, or company scale will have to radical come down to the point where the value of the company is more synonymous with the interests of its leaders.

    If capitalism is to continue at the scale it does today, the social benefit will have to be re-integrated. For otherwise, those companies are doomed, and that is not in their interests, no matter how large a golden parachute has been negotiated with its failed leaders.

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