Our Two Planets: To Free Enterprise from Capitalism for Civilizations
on Mars and Earth
Money and all economic exchanges inhibit true free enterprise from performing as it could! We all have a passion, a passion we want to study and a passion we want to contribute to civilization. However, most of us have to work at something other than our passion to survive, whether we live under capitalism, socialism or even if we barter. A lot of us have become power hungry because our economic systems reward greed and exercising power over others. Appreciation from our peers and a sense of individual achievement in following the divine force should be the sole rewards that drive us to produce high quality goods and services. Given the right not to work, people might travel and find themselves, then, like retired persons, would naturally want to contribute, out of self interest without concern for profit. We must set goals worthy of achievement and then compete with some and cooperate with many to achieve them.
We should develop Buckminster Fuller's plan to build a global electric grid, connecting all continents via the Bering Straits between Alaska and Russia. This grid would be powered by existing renewable energy abundance: solar, hydroelectric, wave and wind. Energy abundance should fuel automation, providing for much of the production no one wants to do. Our diversity of interests and abilities, coupled with automation, would increase productivity in all sectors of the economy. We should enhance our communications and transportation networks to distribute material abundance for all to demand, consume and enjoy at a very high level. However, the ideal of living simply should be encouraged as a way to achieve more rewarding spiritual goals. High level material consumption could be maintained within the global carrying capacity by recycling. Today, recycling and its cousin, ocean water desalination is limited because they are expensive processes. Recycling and water desalination is at the heart of the economic vision of our planet beyond budgets. The global carrying capacity should be the only regulation of this new and true free enterprise.
Our youth should find their significance sooner through a new apprenticeship system that would replace traditional schools and universities. They should be offered general knowledge by teachers working in libraries and taught skills by corporations. There are three key motivations to pursue one's significance. First, the need to explore, second, the need to create and third, the need to earn appreciation through contribution to others. Education methods that promote these principles of living in our populace are essential to making this vision materialize. There are three goals to transcend class and bring human beings together. The first is to create energy abundance through a global grid powered by renewable energy. The second is to explore and develop space, focusing on the human colonization of Mars and detecting and deflecting asteroids and comets. Peace on Earth can only be achieved when potential enemies on Earth work together for the cause of humanity in space. The third is for America to create and belong to a United States of Earth thus fulfilling the American experiment in republican democracy.