Humans are a funny lot.
My favourite author has a piece I always love that is a standalone chapter in one of his greatest novels [1]. At this point where people are starting to think for themselves, not all but a sufficient quantity, for now, I pose a thought experiment.
Imagine for a moment that people determine who Satoshi is without a doubt. Moreover, doubt is not something I will help you remove any sense of this. It comes to be determined that Satoshi be an ultra capitalist. In the world of bitcoin, we have already seen an insidious creeping disease, that of social consensus. It is the disease of the young and that of the feeble-minded. Those with the most intelligence either grow out of it and start to see the real rational world, or they become a part of it as they become consumed into the hole losing their individuality.
Imagine the return of that individual. Now, imagine the high priesthood, the cult of the social. When you think of this, think of the grand inquisitor, and if you have not read that chapter, I recommend you read it before reading this.
Think how Satoshi would interfere with the mission of the church, of core, of the cult of Satoshi.
Think of those followers, the ones who listen but never hear or understand. What would be worse? To be adored, placed upon a pedestal, deified yet never understood, unheard drowned in the noise of the cult. Immersed in a social consensus that devours competition and the things that make bitcoin great.
Moreover, why, if you need to stop and think about this, think for a moment how little one can live upon. With a fortune of billions, one cannot even touch the surface and yet live on millions a week. So, with wealth why embrace the cult of the social, the cult of fame.
Imagine embracing competition. Meritocracy in all it can be.
Imagine the challenge. Imagine the lesson given to the world in coming from nothing and yet developing something that alters the base system that the world sits upon, to make ATLAS SHRUG!
It is a path of rejection, infamy and debasement but it is a path where a few, a select few will start listening and learning. Not to the parables and the lies not to the social consensus but to the competitive nature of all that must be. Moreover, we see those people taking the message better than the originator ever could sell it. Growing the knowledge and the ideas as a medium that incorporates itself into the race genetics of society.
What path you think would be taken?
Which path would lead to a meritocracy? A system of individual challenge. A system that rejects the social consensus and all that is groupthink when weighed against the returns to growth and creation. A disruptive chaining growth, the chaos of life-giving and sustaining churning creation. Do you think it would matter, abject rejection from those you do not care about? Is that what people seek can crave. To be adored, not to achieve but to live briefly on the lips of other men. Not to be remembered in an eternity for the creation that sprung forth but to is remembered on that fleeting lips of the moment.
Imagine a path that led to the creative forces of thousands of papers. Imagine the integration of new and old technology in ways that alter the very path of society. Moreover, imagine this as a multi-decade plan. Not one where people tell you how you cannot see the future because it is too hard but one based on the hardest path. This could be a path of unending knowledge, constant learning, delving into the depths of everything people know like or unlike. Imagine a path incorporating the reading of all you despise to gain knowledge and incorporate it into your own.
Imagine that Faustian bargain. To give all adoration up for knowledge. Who would choose that path and more importantly after seeing it who else would choose to follow?
Welcome to my thought for the day. The reasons of this will muddy the waters, but yet in muddy the waters, we find clarity. Some will take this to say they have proof of the social consensus, that which they love to say about me in that I try too hard.
I say, imagine a global world. A world of monetary finance not ruled by any one government but universally through the consensus of competition and spending and consumption and development and building and creation...
Moreover, at this point, I return to work...

[1] The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8578 in the novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)

 

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"Growing the knowledge and the ideas as a medium that incorporates itself into the race genetics of society."
Yes ... !
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Forced competition is never good as one cannot compete endlessly, there are limits to everything and these limits exist in your beloved Capitalist system, which is fucked up right in its core as the only thing it produces is wealth concentration in hands of fewer people, and if you understood anything about nature and physics, you should know that imbalance created by Capitalism cannot last, there ultimately gets a force opposing it that will bring it down.
Capitalism is by its nature exploitative system, and competition is unnatural and profits growth cannot be always increasing, it is simply not possible, given enough time the profits will have to stop increasing and flatten out, which I don't see ever happening as nature of Capitalism and people that use it to benefit themselves (which now, I see you are one of those people) doesn't allow their greed to even be satisfied so they want more and more... until one day... the shift happens and people on the other side of the economic class spectrum, fuck them/you up.
If you think this won't happen? Think again... this is how nature works and there is nothing you or anyone else can do about it, if you are one of those people that loves to feed your desire for wealth off of other people's work, you are very rotten inside also.
Now I see you are actually quite a shithead of a person and so full of yourself... and I don't give a fuck what you think.
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To all those opposing capitalism I say this: You are wrong, The only way to stop the growth of another is by force. There never has been nor never will be equality. niether in opportunity nor outcome, some are born next to a desert, some next to a lush river. some are born blind and feeble. Yet the only way to stop the growth of another individual is by force.
And lets say for a moment, hypothetically, capitalism is unfair, We have already seen proof that it is the superior system. No other system can compete, no one can compete with a capitalist. So, try what you may, think what you may, Capitalism WILL prevail, you can join it or fight in vain! your choice! A brave new world! a Bitcoin Cash world!
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Also to the folks that oppose capitalism, please consider that our short history of documented capitalism has been operating in a world where the monetary system has been too easy to debase and/or otherwise compromise. Just a thought, but maybe Bitcoin would necessarily have to extend from capatilistic thought as it answers the “bad money” problem. In our history with money, the flexibility that it creates for economic decisions also inspires its compromise by those vain individuals willing to debase it for greater flexibility. Be it the lowly counterfeiter or the sophisticated accountant using SPEs to hide loses in an otherwise bankrupt business.
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Oh. Limits.... Everything is competition. You choose what you give attention to, what you give your time to, what you choose to be with and more.
As for limits, that is a means for people who have given up.
I am working on my 4th doctorate and planning my 5th and 6th - all in separate fields. There is no limit other than that you impose upon yourself.

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" Now I see you are actually quite a shithead of a person and so full of yourself... and I don't give a fuck what you think."

Yet, you watch anything I type, send, say... A lover involves them-self less.
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Competition is natural. Trying to stop it always must use misguided social controls and loss of rights and freedom. It leads to death for everyone equally. You want equality of outcomes ... then everyone must die.
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Anti-capitalists waste their lives in hopes of a "revolution" when the peasants overthrow the "evil" capitalists. Dont waste your life. Embrace growth. Embrace competition. You cant fight it. We have been competing biologically for millions of years. Now we can to compete in other, less violent ways. The "revolution" will never come. A socialist society can never outgun or outcompete a capitalist one. Your struggle is in vain. embrance growth. Embrace capitalism. Theres is not equality! and thats ok! we dont need equality for freedom. In fact freedom requires non-equality!
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Why is it always black and white? Capitalism vs. Socialism/Left Vs Right/Rich vs Poor every polarizing opposite always has a center. Compromise, love and understanding helps everyone come together. There has always been an economic philosophy that is centered in reality. Participatory Economics(parecon) brings people together allowing each human a choice. when the poorest individual is brought out of poverty, not by the state, but a philanthropist who chooses to be helpful to create humans that are less likely to commit crimes(against himself) because he is directly taking care of a person during their time of need. This also mixes classes bring the poor the ear of the rich to bounce Ideas off of and even receive capital for small projects that may better the community. The rich think in terms of money/profit. The poor still have that mentality, but a poor person "running a charity" will likely return more contributions into help. They also see things that "better communities," since they do not live in the best areas they can always see cheap and easy ways to make everyone's life better in that particular community.
We need to come together, as population swells, every member of society must have their voice heard and their basic needs taken care of. If the capitalist just yells, "get a job bum" to the down on their luck individual then HATE will consume both individuals, but instead if that Capitalist said "hey, how did you end up here?" and listened, perhaps they can find a solution together.
The fact that socialists can't see that their system won't work because it creates a bunch of lazy individuals, not because they are taking money from their fellow man, but the STATE, that taxation layer removes the real philanthropists "helping you out" and replaces him with the "you better take care of me or else."
The capitalist is repeatedly stolen from with taxation, so they end up giving less when it comes to charity. So when they see the homeless person on the street, instead of asking how they ended up there, they blame that person for being there and even look down with disdain. Now don't even get me started about what side is SAFER to LIFE? One side is violence through force, while the other is violent(no, passively inhumane) through inaction.
Back to Parecon - if you consider yourself an economist, from self taught to degree'd and you have not studied this system of economics then you have been brainwashed by your statist/institutional education.
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I see capitalism less in terms of human psychology and more about game theory. I have two options: plunder my neighbor and risk losing or work with him so we can both increase our wealth. This applies to individuals or nations.
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"Why is it always black and white? Capitalism vs. Socialism/Left Vs Right/Rich vs Poor every polarizing opposite always has a center. "
Life vs Death
Some things have no middle ground.


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Its is not about equality, I never argue to have everyone have everything the same, not at all, I understand very well that we are all different, with different minds and abilities, and we contribute differently, but you cannot have a system working sustainably, without a BALANCE of forces, which Capitalism alone doesn't have, as Capitalist system in its nature is designed to generate more wealth for those that don't do the work, at the expense of those that do the work. This is unnatural imbalance, so all of you who talk that capitalism is natural and competition is natural, you still don't understand what Capitalism is and how it works and what it creates.
It does not create benefit for the masses, it only creates benefits for the few, and the more wealth the few have, the more they are able to FORCE their will onto others, so THERE MUST BE OPPOSING FORCE in order to prevent the capitalists from growing too big, because them growing too big is at the expense of the rest of the ecosystem (the rest of the people).
Socialism and progressive taxation is one form of that opposing force to keep things in balance, and it works and because the American society is by far the worst (or should I say greatest) Capitalist society, one that forces its will into others for decades, and it does so through military interventions (WARS) the Capitalism has spread more, the Socialism has been oppressed and in US completely eliminated, and it is not a coincidence that US has worst economic inequality, worst health cover, educational system and morals also... the endless wars against others even those that never even attacked the US, the CIA that was created by Nazis (literally) after WWII, the economic sanctions which is opposite to FREE MARKETS that US capitalists and US state always brag about... they talk peace yet they fund terrorists and rebels in many nations, they talk about how Israel has the right to defend itself, even when that means soldiers literally snipping out unarmed civilians, yet when the US arms ISIS and other groups to fight Syrian government, and Syrian government fights back and defends its sovereignty, somehow the Syrian government and its people have no such right to defend itself.... for fucks sake people.... wake the fuck up.
Capitalism is this:
I hire a worker which produces $100 from its work and I pay him $50. This means I get $50 from his work. If I use that $50 to hire another worker, I now have $200 worth of productivity and I pay only $100, I can now repeat the same thing and get 4 workers... this is what Capitalist system allows you to do, you use your capital, hire other people and from their productivity you get benefits, and while at first I agree that person investing his money, takes all of the risk etc, and has to figure out how to start a business etc, this stage is only initial, and soon it becomes no longer an issue, the risk goes down, while if the capitalist keeps hiring more people (if the business is profitable) before you know it, the Capitalist does no work any more at all, he has managers and directors and whatever, hundreds and thousands of workers... all of the work is done by workers and none by the capitalist, yet from just 2 workers he gets $100 in profits, imagine this number growing with thousands and tens and hundreds of thousands of workers... this is how Capitalists get rich the way they do, which no other person can, every musician, sportsperson, actor, etc, any worker, has to earn their money from their own work their own skill, some get paid for simply being used as conductors for the others down the pyramid / corporate ladder, to tell them what they need to do, the owner just enjoying himself in millions and billions.... and then what happens when the state starts to "be dependent" on their business, now the capitalist who employs shit load of people (which sounds like a good a noble thing, doesn't it) end up being able to dictate the state what direction they should take, because if the capitalist doesn't like the state laws, he goes elsewhere, the people that work in that business are out of job and who they going to blame? The state... so the state does what the rich fucks wants... this is why American government is the most corrupt, the one that always pushes for that bullshit patriotic propaganda narrative, so you go into wars that benefit the capitalists only... its a cycle and is all based on profiteering off of work and even misery and death of others.
This system is simply not sustainable... in all of nature there must be balance, this is simply laws of physics, if there is imbalance of force there will be a sudden and violent counter force sooner or later... Capitalism doing its thing, which is happening for decades already, is like pulling the rubber band more and more, the tension increases and all seems fine up to some point when the band breaks... and it will break and when it does, society collapses for a while, and problem will then be if the people did not learn WHY this happened in the first place, and what the real reason for it is, the same system will remain and will start again to do what it has done before.... this cycle happened already once, the great depression is one of the points where the prolonged effects of Capitalism created extreme inequality, and only reason it did not end up in violent revolution as it did in other countries, is because at that time the US government warned the Capitalists that unless they agreed to be taxed much more, the people would come for them... so they agreed, and things calmed down after that... then with WWII the US capitalists profited a lot from, first funding Nazi Germany in order to fight rise of Communism, then all the trading that took place even during the war.. even with the Nazis. Post WWII the Soviets which literally were the target of Axis forces, funded by US & GB bankers, are the ones that defeated them and were the ones that freed Europe from Nazis...the US and GB and even Argentina, took many of the Nazis in their refuge, the state giving them false IDs to hide their identities... and who here knows that CIA was formed from those German Nazis? I guess not many.
This is all connected, everything is part of the same grand plan to economically enslave the whole world and few small group of people to control everything and everyone. Those globalists are all from US and GB and they are the top richest capitalists, many of whom are also Jewish. How many people know that these Jews game US state lot of money in order to get the US involved into WWI wanting in return Jewish state? I guess not many people know this either... how many people know that Capitalist companies like Ford, Coca Cola, Mobil, and many others did business with Nazis? Think about this... 60 million deaths, 30 million are Russians... think about that... and US state even had Trading with the enemy act... yet... not single one of these people was ever trialed for treason and war profiteering... not a fucking single one... so if you think US government is corrupt just lately because of Bush or Obama or Clintons.. you are wrong... this has been going on since the US state was formed, and it is because the state was right from the start controlled by the bankers and capitalists, through their wealth... their CAPITAL.
The US is morally corrupt because of Capitalism... because that system does not work in ethical way, and no... it is not every capitalist that does this, there are definitely many good people who are capitalists who do take care of their workers, but reality is the system is designed that when there is someone who is not good, who is extremely greedy and wants to have political power because they are very wealthy, this system ALLOWS THEM TO DO SO... the system is the way to do it... and until the system is changed, these things will keep going the same path, until eventually the abrupt and violent counter force happens, which will happen eventually because if you keep exploiting people more and more, at some point you will have negatively affected enough people, that they come against you.
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now the capitalist who employs shit load of people (which sounds like a good a noble thing, doesn't it) end up being able to dictate the state what direction they should take, because if the capitalist doesn't like the state laws, he goes elsewhere
That's the issue with capitalism.
Since it is not specifically anarchistic, it can be defended either by statists or by anarchists. It is a poor version of the idea of the free market, because it isn't free by definition. That is why capitalism is a non-idea.
Capitalism, in terms of a free market, a market that is without state intervention, is not what we have, nor ever can be, without the lack of statism.
Corporatism, or mixed market, is what we have.
Not a free market.
But capitalism is true either way.
That's why discussions involving capitalism generally don't go anyway.
It allows for opposite definitions.
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Great true insights, love it and the song in the video!
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@craigwright
" Life vs Death
Some things have no middle ground."
I provided a solution. There IS ALWAYS a middle ground including Life VS Death - it is called PEACE.
You seem to cherry pick philosophies that best match your point of view, this is understandable, every human does that, but if you think in a left right Paradigm then you are failing yourself. You have closed yourself into an echo chamber that you don't even recognize that you are in.
The Rest of my post provided a solution - not one that treads on one side or anthers freedoms but brings them together to find a solution that everyone can agree with.
This is how Bitcoin was designed. Someone who claims to be Satoshi should very easily know that "consensus" does not mean one side getting one over on the other but two sides coming together to find a "fairly agreeable" middle ground. You can see how the Core trolls destroyed that when they went against the consensus reached during the NY/Hong Kong agreements.
You are choosing to continue this polarization. You are continuing the "WAR." Your ideas are not the only ones that matter. In fact, I'm afraid your ideas are not proving to be that AGREEABLE to those that believe that Bitcoin is about saving humanity, we keep getting promises of these great things you plan to deliver, but all we are seeing is a bunch of "WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE NOT DOING MOREs?"
I'm looking for solutions, quit providing excuses, why it can not be done and start doing it. I'm pretty sure that is words you have spoken. Quit lying to yourself and others and try and think for the good of humanity and freedom and see where that middle ground can be found.
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Per your last comment, you agree that capitalism is not real capitalism under state rule, then I'm assuming the same can be said about socialism? Any rule of any kind breaks down economic philosophies, in fact they are called philosophies for a reason. A community driven in their own best interests are always going to mix these two philosophies together to make sure the drug addict receives the support and money they need to become a productive member of the community. the community will always thrive knowing you have every human doing their part. Even if those individuals can only offer a little a human with shelter and food will provide much more than a person living under a tarp under a bridge.
Again the socialists that are making the rounds with this generation seem to have gone off the deep end. They are using violence to get "WHAT IS GOOD FOR ALL" that just makes it communism or "STATE RUN" even though it is not the state. ANTIFA(mostly anarcho communists) are a perfect example they are a militia group. They are trying to force their will on others by using violence.
I challenge anyone to come at me with a reason why PEACE is never the answer and I will always find an answer as to why PEACE is always the answer. I became an anarcho pacifist only after breaking free from the left/right paradigm and realizing the only answer was not playing the STATIST game.
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Per your last comment, you agree that capitalism is not real capitalism under state rule, then I'm assuming the same can be said about socialism?
No, I do not agree.
I'm saying that capitalism does not, by default, mean the free market.
It can mean that, and because of the lack of ideological specificity, capitalism is a poor, complicating word to use, since it has opposite definitions, those being "the free market" and "the mixed market". It's like having a word for both rape and sex, and then wondering why people keep thinking that sex is rape.
Socialism requires statism.
Any rule of any kind breaks down economic philosophies, in fact they are called philosophies for a reason. A community driven in their own best interests are always going to mix these two philosophies together to make sure the drug addict receives the support and money they need to become a productive member of the community. the community will always thrive knowing you have every human doing their part. Even if those individuals can only offer a little a human with shelter and food will provide much more than a person living under a tarp under a bridge.
I agree.
Again the socialists that are making the rounds with this generation seem to have gone off the deep end. They are using violence to get "WHAT IS GOOD FOR ALL" that just makes it communism or "STATE RUN" even though it is not the state. ANTIFA(mostly anarcho communists) are a perfect example they are a militia group. They are trying to force their will on others by using violence.
I agree.
I challenge anyone to come at me with a reason why PEACE is never the answer and I will always find an answer as to why PEACE is always the answer. I became an anarcho pacifist only after breaking free from the left/right paradigm and realizing the only answer was not playing the STATIST game.
I am not an anarcho-pacifist. Self-defense is not statist.
Anarcho-pacificism guarantees tyranny by not defending oneself against aggression.
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@anarchospiritualist
Agreed until your last line:
"Anarcho-pacificism guarantees tyranny by not defending oneself against aggression. "
I have never had a problem using my mediation skills for two opposing groups to find a non violent resolution. As far as random acts of unforeseen aggression, there is no way a pacifist or any other will see that coming, but this is usually reserved for a very select group of society that likes to see people suffer and die. Even most anarcho pacifist will react if they are being attacked, or family is being attacked in the "random acts of evil." I'm not sure I would because my life is not that precious to me, I fear insanity more than I ever fear death. If I had family to protect still - that may be a different story.
Beyond that, though, a true community will never drive people into the quest for power. Even with a mixture of capitalism/socialism etc. only a few select outliers will push for control. Funny thing is a PEACEFUL mob rule works just as well as a violent mob rule. A society that is driven towards, love, peace, prosperity, problem solving and community always works together and try different things. One solution can't be found then do both - what would it hurt if you have two ways of solving one problem? Cost a little extra money? In the end the community would prosper with the solution in place and they can worry about the next problem.
Of course none of this works if people believe they are NOT GOOD enough to be the decision makers. EVERY HUMAN in a community must be willing to offer their expertise. One of the biggest problems with statism is many of us do not "SPEAK UP" because we feel a guilt of electing the politician that is implementing "something" that goes against the good of the community
Even in an anarcho pacifist community there are still RULES to live by, this does not mean that there wont be "enforcers" too. Hopefully a private police/security force(paid for by the people). At least they will do everything in the power to end a "dispute" peacfully not like USA police who like to shoot first and then see if they are innocent later. Seriously what happened to the "crisis negotiator." sorry gotta end on my anti bad cop rant.
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Speaking about wealth distribution in Capitalism. How can Bitcoin help the world when it is concentrated in the hands of a few, while the rest scramble for a few crumbs?
Will this ratio change?
If it doesn't, then status-quo doesn't change. Maybe the power moves from govts to individuls/organizations who hold the most crypto.
Very curious to understand this
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Could not we invent something new? Something between? Conscious capitalism.
There are individuals, who could possibly feed the world, if they would choose to.
Yes, that kind of action would require organized cooperation.
Yes, we would be against a lot of power. But imagine the people, who were saved from hunger, poverty, illness and death. That is strong.
We are many and they are few. The shift in power can also easy happen.
I was once counting, what it would coast to feed Venezuelan people for a month.
It came like 133 000 of BCH could cover it. The food then was a rice. 5 kg of rice per month per person, and I counted kg of rice 50 cents.
I though, why someone would want to do it? Well, could not that help adoption? Become an world example? There could be a condition, that people would have to buy the rice. They would have to get a wallet, and they would receive 10 cents, and with that cryptocurrency, they could buy their food. They would get educated about crypto and offered opportunities and possibilities to earn. The cycle would be broken. People empowered. Motivated.
The transaction volume would sky rocket. The example would be set. Crypto would become adopted - at-least by one country - the first country.
Rinse, repeat somewhere else.
Yes, we as humanity have to unite and care. There is not that much time. It is getting worst everywhere. People dying, suffering, surviving, more of them yes, then not. And those who are not in that state, are zombies. Obeying, living empty lives, consuming, living their life in modern slavery without being aware of it, or questioning it.
There is much shit happening, weather control, food poisoning, vaccines, medicament, education, modern slavery, it is just mad, mad, mad world. New World Order behind the corner and a massive depopulization.
Then even thousands of bitcoins will not help an individual. Unless he/she could escape someplace, and live a lonely live in some hidden island. If. Even. You can not eat Bitcoin too. You can not laugh with it, it does not make a joke. You can not make a love with it. Go for a walk. Teach it. Dance with it.
We can have free energy. We can have cure for cancer. We can have enough food for everyone. We can have way less work and way more fun to do, grow, spend our precious time on this planet learning, discovering, thriving.
Yet, we are trapped in a prison of our own mind, thinking and living an ego life, or better dying without knowing. Brainwashed, sheep-like humanity. Of course not all, but majority.
It is probably just a dreamlike idea, yet, it is not impossible. We are living in quantum universe. Many possibilities.


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"I hire a worker which produces $100 from its work and I pay him $50. This means I get $50 from his work. If I use that $50 to hire another worker..."
Except you don't exist in a vacuum. In capitalism you have to compete. Your competitor is going to hire YOUR workers for $51, and his competitor is going to hire THEM for $52 and so on and so on until there IS a balance between what people are willing to pay vs what people are willing to earn. Capitalism incentivizes balance.
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@ Imkeshav
I tipped you twice by accident, but been thinking about this too. For one crypto is trying to move away from the fiat-system which is designed for inflation, ergo taxation, and moving our tax money in the hands of the elite by having the state pay interest to the central banks.. So if we start earning and storing our money in crypto and kill off fiat there will be a much fairer division of wealth.
Secondly, as long as fiat still exist the market cap of crypto will continue to rise .. it's an opportunity for everyone alive in these times to make money out of thin air just like the banksters have done for so long.. a lot of "poor" people have already become very wealthy just by believing in crypto..
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You're doing a great job with Bitcoin, but don't forget to love. Hate stems from fear. Humans do not need to be fought with, they need to be guided. Do not tell them what to do, do not impose onto them your beliefs, they will see you as a threat and they won't bend, unless by force in a new totalitarianism. Many people have different beliefs, if you fight their beliefs they will fight back, unless you show them how what you propose is better for them, how they will lead a happier life. Life isn't all about competition, about being better than. There is love. There is friendship. There is helping those in need, not at your detriment but because you want them to get better, to be happier. If your daughter was weak would you tell her to compete or die, or would you try to understand what she needs so that she can live a fulfilling and happy life? People need to learn to help themselves but sometimes people really need help, need to know that they are not all alone against the world. Competition is beneficial when both parties agree to it, the suffering man doesn't want to compete he needs your help. Love spreads in a virtuous circle while indifference and hate spread in a vicious circle. If you want to build a world where people compete or die, those who can't or don't want to compete won't agree to it, will you fight them until you or they die?
Maybe you should focus less on competition, and more on helping people free themselves, from banks and governments. We could have a world where people compete if they want to, and do not die if they don't. Imagine what we could achieve if we all worked together and helped each other instead of competing in an endless rat race. So much energy spent in protecting oneself from others and in trying to be better than others that could be spent in helping each other to advance together. How many people out there who could bring great value to the world if they were listened to instead of being told that they need to compete in a meaningless race to rise to the top? The top of what, what is there to find at the top besides loneliness? Until someone else takes your spot while everyone else is left behind, and for what? What have we achieved if we all live inside our own bubble trying to be the best completely indifferent to others, to their needs to their sufferings to their feelings to what they think to their inner world to what they could bring to the world? A world focused on competition is a world focused on the material and blind to love and everything else that we have within us.

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@freethinker - Made me think.
@craigwright
Humans compete always? Really?
Does a spouse compete? and always? or complement
Does a parent compete with a child? and vice versa
If yes, is it always and is it healthy always
Life and Death- The middle ground is "living". If it was so simple, then we would not be human.

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Humans compete for all things.
They compete in time and for attention. There is not a thing we do not have in competition for all things compete against all others.
If you do not understand this, then you cannot even understand friendship and love as this is what matters. Time, attention and what we can offer our others. The attention we give is limited and the quality matters.
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Love and friendship do not reduce to mere competition for attention, this is your materialistic point of view that you try to impose onto others. It seems you're the one who doesn't understand love and friendship, seeing your wife or daughter or a friend as mere objects you spend time on just like you would spend time on eating a meal or indulging in any other activity. You're focusing on the surface of things, on the material, you're not seeing what's beneath, you're not putting yourself into the mind of others, you merely see their surface and how their actions may or may not contradict your plans. You're missing a lot about life that academic studies do not teach. You want to impose your way and your view onto others, you want them to accept your way or piss off, not thinking for a moment that maybe some of those who do not agree with you have valid concerns that you are not considering, that you do not see, you imagine your limited understanding of people is complete and so you lump all who disagree with you as if they were one of the same, the stereotype of the weak and lazy who wants you to work for him. But many people out there have a much deeper outlook and perception and desires than you imagine them to have within your materialistic philosophy, many people are not as simple as you imagine them to be, your doctorates do not make you their master, do not make you understand better than others what's outside their very limited scope. It seems your focus is more on proving to yourself and to others that you are the best rather than on making the world a better place.
Bitcoin has a great potential to change the world for the better in itself, as a mean to free people from banks and governments, but you want to promote on top of it an objectivist philosophy that will become oppressive if you continue to try to force it down people's throats and if you gain a cult following, which supposedly you abject but yet you spend a lot of time talking about yourself and how you want others to agree with you and step on those who do not.
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All things compete.
Your inability to see that is your flaw and a means to you lacking not me.
Feel free to waste your time ranting to the wind. I do not lack love, I do not lack. I do understand time, I do understand scarcity and I know the choices that leads to. You can piss in the wind and say it is not. Don't bother trying to school me there, I know the BS that is ignoring scarcity and that understanding competition means a path to all we seek. Sports is best in competition. It brings our best.
That what comes from simple envy and a desire not to compete... that is the issue.
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"Yours" is way cool, I had know idea about the comments and other stuff, I need to slow down and look around for more cool stuff!
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We compete for survival. True love and friendship are not competition. Limited time does not reduce love and friendship to competition. You are the one not seeing this.
Your position is that because we have limited time we have to decide who to give love to and who to be friend with, that we compete to be a lover and to be loved and to be a friend. But there is no competition in true love and friendship, loving is not a conscious choice, it is something deeper, the moment you see love as a choice you miss the very essence of it. Loving is doing for someone and expecting nothing in return. Competition is the will to feel superior to others.
Your belief that competition is the path we all seek is wrong. There are people who don't want to feel superior to others. Not because they are lazy, not because they are weak, not because they couldn't be superior if they competed, but because they simply don't want to. Not competing does not imply being lazy, does not imply being inactive, does not imply expecting others to do for oneself, you are not seeing this.
Not competing is doing for oneself and for others and expecting nothing in return, not trying to feel superior to the other, seeing someone in need and helping him get back on his feet. You envision a world where people compete or die, I envision a world where people love each other and are happy to do for others without expecting nothing in return, getting happiness from seeing others happy. That's not a capitalist or socialist world where people take by force from others, that's a world where people do for others because they want to, because they love each other, because they realize that they don't need to compete for survival if they spend their energy working together and helping each other rather than on trying to be better than, superior to.
Competition is beneficial when all parties agree to it to surpass oneself and improve oneself. Healthy competition is when those who come out on top then help those who are down to become better. Healthy competition is not the compete or die world you yearn for where those who come out on top feel good about being superior and everyone else is left to suffer. The world you yearn for will bring freedom to those who compete and come out on top and will oppress everyone else. That world will be better for you, who will own so many bitcoins in a bitcoin world, but it won't be better for everyone else than what we have now, even worse in some ways. You're not doing this for the world, you're doing this for you.


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Question to the Author what is considered proper etiquette in conveying long-term plans and a debatable understandable way to reveal such layers of truth yet not lose the importance Of the big picture so that it may be In diejustable pie or to find tune as “iron sharpens iron“ a with the goal to convey truth that may be hard to see or delivered without proper commentary, showing the importance to individuals that maybe overwhelm with to many new concepts that are designed for long term benefits that come with hard to digest realities that even open minded students may dismiss without proper discord towards refining more digestible step by step revelations that society is Backwards in many fields, that one may reasonably expect to lose the war by not properly taking time to disspell the untruths through reason one step at a time. To refine one refined proposel may find it dismissed by way of overwhelming and losing its potential benefits. I realize now that I’m rambling in a struggle to find a proper forum to discuss higher level discussions that do more harm to newer but willing students. This is just in regards to banging out the fine details so not to discourage. one must be trained just in filtering out the noise to press on, As a student of all things. The reason I share such a struggle: a example from yesterday well on a 20 hour flight I chicken scratched and incentive based self adjusting algorithm that can not be gamed and insures long term self strengthening ecosystem through the phasing block rewards to fee-based protocols though it’s in concept form and with its many options and long term effects using economics I feel at times there’s only a few individuals that may see the potential beifits with need of multile field understandings in multiple fields, the fear is that in its raw stat I feel it may be more profitable unsaid then in the wrong hands as insane as that may sound.
What is proper etiquette and what is the company or entities balance between openess vs strategy?
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