I had a frustrating time trying to brainstorm how kroner might actually work. I am in love with the idea of establishing a system of human entitlements, deciding upon your societies core values, and reverse engineering your economy based on those criteria. Deciding first and foremost, that a new society is to be an ETHICAL society, and that it will promote certain values, should take precedence in any revolution or colonization in which the goal is to found a new society. But without a solid framework for its IMPLEMENTATION, any revolution is doomed to failure, simply repeating the mistakes of the past over and over again as socialist values are lauded and decidedly un-egalitarian economies are put into place. The closest I could come to figuring out how kroner actually works is through direct, radical income redistribution. Taking (ballpark) 70% of your income as tax every tax cycle and redistributing it equally among the population. I am not an economist and do not know what the long term consequences of this would be, but I imagine there are some pretty big holes in this plan. The really weird thing about the Titan Socialist Model is that is seems to imply that it taxes ALL of your income, then redistributes it evenly. I can only imagine that the theory behind this is that the value of a currency isn't based on its returns, but on the governments ability to enforce arbitration in the result of a dispute in social contracts involving money. I'm sure this all sounds pitifully ignorant, and it probably is, but everyone who ever grew up watching star trek probably asked the same question at some point regarding their economy: "How does it work?" How do you create an economy that places ethical concerns above petty self interest, and still have it function? I don't think anyone has ever not thought to themselves, "Is this really the best we can do? Is capitalism the best economic model we have to offer? How can capitalism be ethical if there is still wide-spread poverty and corruption?" Yet every socialist model we have ever tried ended in failure. How do we account for this? Is there any way to create an economy that is both ethical and functional?
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