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political economic theory hopism
Hopism is political theory written by an ordinary person with ordinary aspirations for life. Hopism recognises and accepts human nature’s weaknesses and strengths and tries to build a realistic framework to create a society of low tax, high social service and low waste.
This is Hopism-Beta-Edition, republished again after a four year break due to background issues. It is still edition 1 and could do with some editing, better english, slicker graphics, some videos and many more diagrams. That will get done sometime during rainy dark November 2014, together with a discussion forum, where this rough idea can be beaten into shape and better written by contributors.
The end result is more useful work done, a happier society and more free time to enjoy your life - whilst knowing that social obligations are met.
Hopism is short and sweet
Hopism is under development, there will be bits you like and bits you dont, maybe there could be different splinter variants. The theory itself is simple and should take less than an afternoon to understand. There are around twenty texts on the webring, each less than a thousand words.
It is not rocket science to conclude that house over pricing, way above the real value of the house created by deliberate housing shortages, has sucked the life out of modern prosperity.
All those computers, supertractors and robotised factories make life streamlined so we are more productive per hour than our grandparents.
Yet we have allowed all these gains to slip through our fingers by letting housing costs increase in parallel. This is due to our unshackled loanist and nonetarist based banking / modern property capitalist culture. This is not true capitalism however, capitalism is based on the production of real things like houses, in unlimited supply until market demand is met.
Instead of paying extra bank interest we could be investing that monthly money into renewable energy systems (to lower our energy costs) and luxury good like self heating swimming pools– and increase our wealth still further with nicer things and lower running costs. Sadly, the current reality is hard working families and individuals are mortgage slaves with low quality of life. We are sometimes paying more than double the real capital value of the house.
While that is acceptable for grand avenues in town centres, it is not acceptable for a basic house, in an ordinary suburb of an ordinary town.
In the example shown, the modern property capitalism house costs nearly
double the base capitalist / capcialist house. Yet they are both the same sized house in the same neighbourhood. Let´s switch to Capcialism and give ourselves real prosperity through earning real money based on real labour costs valued against real capital goods, i.e. base capitalism.
Let us create socially responsible taxation and ethical shackling of base capitalism for a prosperous and civilised capcialist society.