Unpacking my economic beliefs

18 thoughts
last posted March 8, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

6 earlier thoughts


These aren't new ideas - capitalism vs socialism has been around for a long time. Another short video that captures fundamental aspects of my thinking is this one, which points out that, for jobs where creativity is a primary consideration, once people are being paid enough that money is no longer their primary concern, then autonomy, master and purpose take over as key motivating factors.

And this is where my economic thinking gets hard to summarise using the default terms, because my perspective is socialist until we get people to that point of receiving "enough money for money to no longer be the primary concern", and then capitalist beyond that point, as when we reach that point, I think we're in a position where enough of the preconditions have been met for market forces to work tolerably well.

11 later thoughts