It’s good to tax people when you 1st prove you manage funds efficiently and transparently. When you have a problem making the present state efficient and transparent, more money will lead to more inefficiency and less transparency.
With the exception of nordic models – where pure luck residing in natural resource exports, the bedrock of their “sovereign fund”, enabled an efficient and transparent model, which was used to build an indestructible political caste, but at least it is, still, efficient and transparent – I can hardly name a country doing well on this front. It’s not a local problem.
If the central government comes up with the idea of raising taxes, generally people are taxed to:
• settle geopolitical bills (e.g. support sanctions, paying tribute to alliances – generally via the military industrial complex) • sustain inflation caused by globalisation (e.g. quantitative easing, owning toxic assets, loss of economic sovereignty) • create short term bandaids to long term wounds (e.g. tension between sourcing welfare from the people and also supporting depopulation)
… and the like.
For infrastructure, common wealth creation and the like it’s usually local government who creates taxes. Much easier to track and disband once they’re pointless. Generic taxes on income for generic things from the center are never for the good of the people. They’re always the same old feudal lord taking. but now it’s “elected”.
My theory is that the more people will live the the bigger the horrors they’ll do. Because they’ll chase more and more refined experiences due to the dulling of their senses and perceptions. It will be the Florence nobility effect that invented haute cuisine at a planetary scale
Ce coperta misogina are Dilema. O poza de coperta care afirma idealul feminin impus de secolele de patriarhat nenorocit. P coperta cu o poza misogina alături de un titlu al cărui subtext este si el misogin.
Any decent engineer will have had at least once the experience of being “managed” into submission. Why? Because for the people at the top your amazing intellect does not offer any right – it’s a cost.
A deal you take or pass. There is no technocracy. There is oligarchy with engineering puppets. Poor smart people. Always the tools of the rich. Ever since true knowledge ceased to be power practical intelligence became the gigolo and whore of emotional intelligence. And no one is better at emotional intelligence than those which have no emotions – our ruling psychopaths.
Have you noticed how we were taught from infancy that the smart people can’t communicate? It’s such a concerted effort. Crazy scientist. Why did Einstein had to have that hair style, beats me. But it sure reinforces the stereotype.
There is no technocracy possible simply because the medium of technology is still social and anthropogenic. Tech would rule on robots. Humans with limited lifespans and hunger guiding immediate thoughts are worst candidates for technocratic rule. Plus the psychopaths.
Reading obscure message boards I feel like an NPC peeking at the chat rooms of the players. The vastness of games available, the adventures that higher level players get, the areas of the world they can enter. NPC life is all about consequences and planned obsolescence.
All modern creation is removed from humanity on purpose.
All modern and post modern expression is needlessly opaque and complicated. From art to science, from public speaking to fashion, it’s all shrouded in layers of needless mental appendages that obscure and mesmerise.
The goal of the obscurity is so that the lay people give up on self expression. If self expression requires decades of training then 99% of people won’t do it. In the absence of self expression people will just adopt a pre made identity that fits them best. In this way the masses are constantly leaderless and in a continuous identity war.
The makers of this situation should be ashamed of existing into such sleazy, manipulative and gross instances of being-ness.