TED Conversations

Natalija Maric

EVS Volunteer, Radi Vidi Pats

TEDCRED 10+

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

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?

+7
Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Feb 8 2012: I do not have a clear idea on how would be the next system after the failure of capitalism, but I am sure it is failing.
    To set an hypothesis, we should look at the back bone of the system we are in, we are locked in a triangle with (speculative system), (military power), (Currency supremacy) in each angle.

    That figure is changing day by day,and as the global shift in thinking and way of living is ascending, military power will be having less and less influences on people's lives. We have a clear illustration in the people revolutions witnessed around the globe latetely. People prefer to die rather than staying in some kind of mind-jail. No one wants to live under dictatorship anymore. At first, we are fighting the military force than submit the people, second, we'll be fighting money power.

    Speculation has gone wild and created such a volume of imaginary money and wealth that no one can really tell you the line between dream and reality. the development of events shows us, that we are going down back to earth, and the economy will shrink up to his intrinsec realm. It will be a big shock, but those who are already down to earth will not be surprise. The majority of the people of the world being poor or with just enough money to make a living will stand the shift as they have very little to loose.

    The third point in the balance being Currencies supremacy, responding to the downsizing of the speculative volume of money created by "world casinos", NY, Paris, London, Tokyo, ect..., most currencies will loose their credibility, thus giving way to refuge in sources like gold and other precious metals. Natural ressources are the future's wealth. A country will be quoted rich or poor according to the quantity of ressource he has and no more how much imaginary money he can raise from his national casino.

    This is how I think the next economy system will look like, the procedures and details of functionning will set up naturally; human beings are king of adaptation.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.