A bunch of thoughts loosely coupled…
So, today my company has done away with Pension and replaced it with a “Cash Allowance”. Freedom to invest on your own, is the official line.
They say Money is a store of value. Good joke.
The idea of a Gift Economy (think “NGO”, think “your donation to CRY”, think “your endowment to your village school”) is fascinating. Where the State fails, only a strong Gift Economy can maintain societal stability. Conversely, the State seems to use the existence of a thriving Gift Economy to justify it’s failure. Unfortunately, the Gift Economy can never replace a Strong State, and therein lies the rub.
Somewhat related. Anarcho-Capitalism is bull. Seems to me most anarcho capitalists are either agnostic or atheistic, but funnily, I think only a truly religious society can even aspire to anarcho capitalism. 😉
Sorry, if these little ruminations don’t seem to make too much sense. Just using this blog in an attempt to put things together in my head.