What makes for a good society?

To be able to maximize our human potential we need to have available to us a public foundation capable of launching our abilities. The best societies are ones in which the individuals within them feel that they are a part of those societies. This would require that the people within these societies be able to buy what is produced, and this would depend on the amount of wages available to spend and the taxes to provide for them. At the core of every just society is a degree of public affluence that provides every person with the opportunity to become what he or she can become.

Societies that are designed to work for all have two basic elements and those are high wages and high taxes. With high wages money is spent.   High taxes would provide everyone with the public affluence that would provide people with the necessary support that would allow them to grow.

At the core of this system would be money flow. Money flow would be provided by wages and taxes. Within this system money is seen as the blood of society. As long as money is being exchanged, the blood of society keeps circulating and society remains healthy. Adding money to the system would allow us to stimulate the economy when needed.

There would be no need to save money because the idea would be to keep spending and that would require high wages and a social security system that would allow them to spend. This social security system would provide the necessary social structure that would give an all encompassing support system that people can rely on to protect them in all situations. This all encompassing support system would also require a high level of taxation to pay for it. This necessary social structure and high levels of taxation would move money between them, which would result in continually stimulating economic activity.


8 Responses to “What makes for a good society?”
  1. Aida Akhavan says:

    I agree with what is said here. I also believe what makes a good society, is the realization of individuality and human rights. I have been raised in a society where there is no value for human rights and freedom, there is no tolerance for any oppositions and there is no more dignity left in the society. Our freedom of speech, press and religion in this country is very precious and it makes me mad that some people who have been born and raised here take it for granted. Our constitution makes our society, one of the best places to live.

  2. Anthony Kapitanski says:

    An ideal society surely would deem money flow as a fundamental focal point for success. A successful or “working” society is as you outline; one that “provides everyone with the public affluence that would provide people with the necessary support that would allow them to grow”. But is a high tax system really a “fix it” type approach to achieving this ideal society? Lets for a moment think about the “public” programs that exist today for the purpose of “providing necessary support”, as you say. I don’t think it takes an expert to pinpoint some catastrophic management flaws that are crippling these programs and basically causing them to be ineffective. Maybe I am being to harsh in my views, I would surely concede that these programs, that already exist today, may provide some benefit, especially if we consider the potential of situations without any such programs. My argument, however, is constituted around the observation that huge amounts of resources are being basically wasted due to poor management ability. Do we really trust our public institutions to make the best decisions when it comes to spending our hard earned money? I am not apposed to the concept of everybody providing their fare share and I certainly agree that in principle a high tax system is a beneficial endeavor. But in being practical, even a simple overview of government spending habits stirs major concerns and makes me question if providing more funds would really translate into better spending habits.

  3. Dora Chavez says:

    I understand what you’re saying. If there is money to be spent, then there is merchandise to be bought. If merchandise is bought, the people who manufacture it have money to be spent. It’s the economic cycle. For people to spend, they need to have assurance that the money they are spending NOW won’t be needed in the future.
    However, in order for this to happen, there must exist ideal conditions in which the trust of the public is gained. Yes, high taxes would help pump money into the economy, but as Alex says, how do we know that the money we are paying for taxes is going to be used appropriatley? Again, the question of trust comes into play.
    With all that we have witnessed throughout the years, money being spent recklessly and in an unorganized way, it will be hard to regain the public’s trust. They must be shown that their hard earned dollars would be used in a favorable way.
    Also, to the majority of the public who doesn’t understand the principle of economics, “high taxes” is a taboo word. They don’t understand that without them our institutions and government funded programs would be non-existent. I think that education the public about the economic principles is the first step to gain the trust of the public, and thus, come one step closer to an ideal economy.

  4. Marleigh Green says:

    Truthfully, the health of the economy often does rely on the balance of taxation and wages. A characteristic of inflation is that people begin to hold on to their money for fear that they may not receive the same benefits in return for spending it than they would for coveting it. Especially with all of the financial issues that those who have retired are experiencing now. The problem is that people want social services such as social security, but they have no desire to pay for them, which encourages them to support a system that has no social services so that they may keep every last penny for themselves. In the end, however, it is far more beneficial to be a part of a structure with those services so that they are available when they are needed.

  5. Fatima Baig says:

    I don’t think many of us have confidence in the communal establishments to make the unsurpassed conclusions when it draws closer to spending our well-merited wealth. The recognition of independence and human rights plays a major role in making a proper and functioning civilization. And money flow is hand in hand in attempting to sustain the process of a functioning society. Improper management waste many amounts of resources.

  6. Juan Carlos F. Aglugub says:

    Your insight proves the ability of man to better themselves. Though I commend you for such belief in a better society, unfortunately, not a lot share your vision. Some might even think you are crazy for coming up with such bold ideas. What you describe is utopia. You have forgotten to consider hundreds of outside elements that could play into the opposing force that would lead to failure. For example, the reality we live in is powered with an idea that the world revolves around the individual. Man, by his very primal instinct is greedy. When money is involved, I believe, the vast majority of people would rather partake in receiving higher wages as opposed to paying high taxes.

  7. Catherine Vileisis says:

    I honestly believe the stability of the economy relies on the tax payers and their wages. Many things can determine a thriving economy, but the money input and output are the true keys to an economy running smoothly. When people don’t feel that they are getting the same “ bang for their buck”, they refuse to spend money, causing inflation. This is especially true with those who have financial problems, on welfare, or who are retired. The real problem is, so many people in America don’t pay their taxes and/ or don’t work, which means the rich must be taxed even higher to compensate. Personally, I feel that this is not fair because the rich worked hard to get to where they are today and they should not be punished for it by having a large chunk of their money taken away, just to give to those who did not choose to work as hard. This causes the problem for people to support a system that has little to no social services so that, in return, people will want to hold on to their money for themselves. This causes greed, poverty and an unbalanced distribution of wealth, which in turn, causes for a less stable economy.

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  8. Cassandra Oliphant says:

    I fully agree here. If money were not the main issue, things would be calmer. Everyone should get a fair share in wages and taxing has gone over the roof in some cases. Some cannot keep up with the demand and soon they pay for it drastically by having their homes foreclosed on. It seems that our society relies too much on money when communing together can do greater things. Sad as it is, it doesn’t happen. We focus on spending the money we earn rather than to save it for a better cause….

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