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    Money? Hmm if you want true equality you'd have to scrap it, things have a value, people get rich..capitalism will always re-start, It's a natural system for us.

    Sort some of utopia where everyone shares things equally...I think the problem is most people are inherently selfish and have their own ambition. It's not a bad thing necessarily, we're a competitive species, the race to the top causes invention.

    Basically our species would need a total mental re-wiring for true equality to work. In fact I think for real equality, working for the common good etc, you need to be eusocial, like a hive species such as ants. Even that isn't technically equal, you still have the ruling classes(queen)..
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    Didn't read the thread, but I have to say that communism sucks.
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    (Original post by Blueflare)
    Money would instantly become valueless... just random numbers with no meaning at all.
    lol.. what makes you say that?
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    (Original post by adam_zed)
    You are implying that both are a failed attempt at an equal society why?
    Would you like to live in that society?

    The difference rich and poor is astonishing anyway.
    Proving "equal society" is a joke in these countries.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    lol.. what makes you say that?
    If everyone has the same amount of money, no one would be able to afford anything, meaning that it would be harder to produce things and we wouldn't have such things like scientific advancements, innovations etc...

    We would ditch computers. We would lose our engineers. We would well and truly be living in the stone age.
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    innovations have always existed. most innovations have not arisen out of monetary gain. DNA was not discovered for profit purposes.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    innovations have always existed. most innovations have not arisen out of monetary gain. DNA was not discovered for profit purposes.
    No, but would it be discovered without the amount of money pumped in to for research purposes?
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    The truth is that everybody ISN'T equal. Some people are just better (or more equal, sorry i had to say it) than others.
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    Then we'd all be poor as ****.
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    (Original post by TheNamelessOne)
    The truth is that everybody ISN'T equal. Some people are just better (or more equal, sorry i had to say it) than others.
    In monetary terms no, but in terms of skin, looks etc.. then I'd say we're all equal
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    No, but would it be discovered without the amount of money pumped in to for research purposes?
    It depends on the system in place. Most innovations in history have been discovered without our modern economic system.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    It depends on the system in place. Most innovations in history have been discovered without our modern economic system.
    Possibly, but in terms of science there is no way you can innovate without experimenting(costing money), and testing(costing money) etc...

    Any technological advancement would require money as a key driver.
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    (Original post by PerigeeApogee)
    Everybody having the same wealth isn't fairness.

    Fairness is where people deserve wealth by working for it get it, and the people who don't work for it don't deserve it and don't get it.

    The very idea that an engineer, medic, etc, would earn the same a jobless waster disgusts me.
    Then what you do is you take away money in exchange for equal share of the abundant resources and amenities we can supply for free and offer incentives to go into a socially beneficial role based on numbers of people able to do it, time spent doing it etc

    The world would use clean methods;
    Electricity from wind water and solar
    Reintroduction of Hemp/well enforced laws on deforestation
    Full solar powered cars/bikes/trucks etc (which have been made by GMC but they mysteriously took them off the shelves but companies like Honda are doing Hybrids etc)
    Vertical farms in every space possible and,like Cuba, use local plots to create an abundance of food
    Fully monitored recycling system so that no reusable material is wasted
    Proper farming techniques to provide quality meat and dairy, utilizing wasted land for everything and anything as well as maintaining natural beauty
    Free education with a similar enrollment to work towards being able to earn the most you can

    This can be covered everywhere, there is enough resources in the world, unlike the OP said, for everyone to have the living equivalent of £100,000 a year if you do nothing and into the millions depending on what you do for society.

    Example;

    A = free food, water, electricity, flat, basic technology etc, in other words the basic living needs without access to higher technology as they do not contribute to society.

    B = people in easier jobs who can work less as the job is not in demand can get access to better technology based on job/time spent occasional holiday etc

    C = full access to all technology as it becomes available as well as holidays whenever they want and the full use of resources as they contribute the most or are vital

    Waster gets A

    Builder/Truck driver/Policemen who works an hour or two a day gets A + B

    Medic/Engineer/Scientist who works as long as they must a day gets A + B + C

    No one would go for A, so, like we do know have the same class system but based around the service they provide in exchange for resources, not enslaved to the wage.

    This would illuminate stupid jobs like Brokers, Bankers etc and just leave ones that benefit society.

    People who are in the A/B level, if they work a solid week they can have a taste of C, but people who excel in C can get the D prizes.. i dont know but i like it.



    If you could live like a prince on benefits or live like the king of a planet by doing a few hours a week or live like the overseer of the universe for working a full time job with 50x the holiday would you not?

    You could still do everything you do today, laugh at the poor people, go to see your sporting events, go down the pub or club and get pissed or stoned and sit in and watch sitcoms (Tv and music industries will still be going strong in my world) go to the Gym, go swimming, go on holiday etc etc etc etc

    This is something i would like to see haha... anyone got any thoughts or am i a nu age hippy dreamer whose words are wasted in a tarnished world with my socialist ramblings?



    Edit - my grammar is awful so i apologise at the end of my essay
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Possibly, but in terms of science there is no way you can innovate without experimenting(costing money), and testing(costing money) etc...

    Any technological advancement would require money as a key driver.
    How does that relate to everybody being paid the same?

    It would depend on whether a central government or other body was funding this.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    How does that relate to everybody being paid the same?

    It would depend on whether a central government or other body was funding this.
    If everyone was earned the same, then gov't would have exactly the same amount of money as everyone else. How would you fund projects when gov't themselves aren't earning the same? Unless of course, you've factored that in.

    Even if you've factored that in, businesses would fail outright if everyone had was earning the same and the rest going to the state.
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    (Original post by Panda Vinnie)
    That's not really progressive thinking now, is it?

    Giving poor people a lump sum of money is not the answer, it's much better to provide them with the skills, education and resources so that they can earn for themselves and make a living. This should then allow them to secure their future generation and provide them with the same means to have a decent quality of life.

    There is that well-known saying, give a man a fish you'll feed him for a day, teach a man to fish you'll feed him for life.
    what happens if all the fish were stolen though?
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    It's difficult to model globally because of exchange rates and relative wealth of countries.

    But on a smaller scale - if we were just looking at the UK, if you divided the wealth equally between every working person in the uk, they would have £38,071 each.
 
 
 
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