Sunday, 9 September 2012

Farmers' Monarchy v.04

Farmers have to be able to eat, sleep, get normal entertainment, access to internet, sanitation, life insurances, fuels, basic health treatments, other living costs, and some savings for their children's education.
Therefore the price of a sack of rice need to be increased to the point where they could do so.

New Law proposal:
1. Put a floor on price of food.
2. The floor level was based on prices of other commodities, if one commodity (other than food) gets too expensive, automatically the floor will increase accordingly.
3. All individuals should be given a land since they were born, that can't be sold. That piece of land is their "basic property right". If they want to move the location of the land they could do so, but they can't not have any land.

So the price for the sack of rice should be at about Three million rupiahs if this system was used (2012). Currently the price for a sack of rice is less than 250,000 rupiahs.

Expected results:
- Less urbanization
- Only the really skillful would work at public office, the less skillfull would choose another job. And this might leads to better synergy, less public salaries, less peers burden for the truly skillfull, less unproductive workplace politics in the supposedly people serving oriented public offices.
- Farmers have their deserved dignity, appreciation for their truly hard works, more investments and research would be dedicated for them.
- Businesses considers farmers as serious customers.
- More resistance against small group of ultra rich people to monopolize the farmlands and the ocean.
- More wealth for everybody in the long run.

I encourage this to be performed by the whole world.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Life, Freedom, Dignity

Dignity is the power to say no
If a fisherman met with a customer, and the customer offered too cheap of a price for his fish. He could say no.
Scientists, programmers, musicians, could say no to those who wanted to use their products by the help of the Intellectual Property Law.

Now why do this POWER to say no is very important?

What is life?
What sets us apart from non living things are our ability to say no from experiencing some interactions. We could see what's coming ahead, and decide whether or not we'd like to experience it.

Therefore, freedom is not given by the government, freedom is inherent in our life. The power to say no, is essential to life. Freedom is when you have the power to reject unpreferrable interactions and chose to experience the preferred ones. Without the power to say no, we are not free, and without freedom we are not alive.

When you took somebody else's dignity, you're killing him/her.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Price Floor for Food

In order to lower urbanization, you got to give the farmers dignity. And they do deserve high dignities, as intellectual property owners.
Therefore the price of food should be high in comparison with other goods and services.
minimum 15% the price of average decent quality plasma screen tv (not the cheapest)
1% of the price of average decent quality laptops
.0001% of the price of average decent quality houses

Can't be lower. If some decided to rise their price, the government must make sure that the price of food increase as well. But if some decided not wanting to lower the price then they need more competitors.
If the price of computer or handphone already very low compared to the price of houses, still the price of food can't be lowered.
The only way to lower the price of food is the lower the price of everything else. And if some commodity like oil for example still have unproportional high price over the others, then the other sellers must subsidize the providers of oil to lower their prices.

Do you really need food that bad? Until Jesus come and give us new bodies... I'm afraid yes... therefore give farmers their deserved dignity.
Hurry up before big companies replaced farmers!