do I make myself richer or try to make the world cheaper?

MyNameIsHammurabi

MyNameIsHammurabi

NEET
Dec 15, 2020
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I could use my money to make me richer or maybe use that money to made the world less expensive.

many people want to become rich to buy luxury items but what if instead you worked to create a world in which those luxury items were affordable and there then would be no need to become rich.

a world where no one has a desire to become a millionaire since the coolest stuff the world has to offer is already available to the common man. why is it that people don’t have that vision?
 
Copexodius Maximus

Copexodius Maximus

Unwanted, Unloved, and left to die
Dec 2, 2020
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luxury items aren't luxurious because they are cool, it's because they are rare or whatever.
Most technology like laptops, phones, indoor plumbing, etc is way cooler than many luxurious items, it's just that we want shit others don't have.
 
Zargrim

Zargrim

NEET
Dec 3, 2020
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I really only want money for the security. All I really want to do is play video games, shitpost, and smoke weed.
 
FeminismIsCancer

FeminismIsCancer

Marecel
Nov 30, 2020
1,358
Make yourself richer.
This perpetual cost cutting spree and race to the bottom is what’s causing small business to go out of business and large business to take it all. I’m only an armchair economist but I’ve been thinking of a Compulsory Minimum Markup Theory that every company in the world should adhere to while otherwise being relatively free to do what they want to stop this insane competition to death and loss of purchasing power and jobs. I’m not talented enough to draft an essay about it though.
 
MyNameIsHammurabi

MyNameIsHammurabi

NEET
Dec 15, 2020
769
luxury items aren't luxurious because they are cool, it's because they are rare or whatever.
Most technology like laptops, phones, indoor plumbing, etc is way cooler than many luxurious items, it's just that we want shit others don't have.
Right on man! I’ve been pondering about this. Life is already plenty of good for the common man. I mean look at us NEETS. Most of us make close to zero and we still somehow manage to have a good time for close to nothing. Many on this forum say that they only need a small windfall of money to have the ideal lifestyle they imagine. Maybe life for the common man is already good. But I still see many people wanting to have absurd amount of riches. Is it maybe human nature to seek out what others don’t have. I find it hard to believe that people (men) find it hard to suppress that behavior. When I see an attractive women on the street I obviously react to it like any other healthy man but don’t act on behalf on what nature wants me to do.

I thought about maybe trying to create a world in which life for the common man with the common salary is so good that it won’t make sense to seek out riches. People would only become rich on accident by pursuing there passions if they such passions are profitable. Then it dawn on me. Maybe we already live in such a world. It’s really only a mindset issue. Life can be awesome if you have a yearly budget of 100k and live in reasonably well priced area. Perhaps we already live in the age where there is very little that separates the rich and poor despite the ever increasing wealth gap. I’ve been trying to think of ways to make life cooler for people on such a salary but maybe it’s unnecessary. The free market and big companies well make sure that the world gets cheaper and enjoyable. So the whole idea of trying to make the world a cheaper place is maybe retarded and unnecessary especially for one person to try and do it all on there own.

I’m left with the final option and that is to worry about myself and accumulate my own wealth instead of worrying how others are doing. Cheap and enjoyable all are just a matter of perspective at the end. A sports car worth 250k is a lot of many for someone that makes 250k. For the average CEO that makes around 18 million it’s like going out to buy a toy. Being selfish and coming with innovative solutions to the world in order to enrich yourself might just in fact be the most selfless thing you can do. If capitalism really is the key then it kind of fucks over my socialist views of trying to nationalize everything and spread the wealth.


Make yourself richer.
This perpetual cost cutting spree and race to the bottom is what’s causing small business to go out of business and large business to take it all. I’m only an armchair economist but I’ve been thinking of a Compulsory Minimum Markup Theory that every company in the world should adhere to while otherwise being relatively free to do what they want to stop this insane competition to death and loss of purchasing power and jobs. I’m not talented enough to draft an essay about it though.
High IQ reply although I don’t really know have that much of clue what you are talking about. If you mean outlawing people to have 2x markups or crazy markups on products. Leaving it at maybe 2-4% markups then that would be interesting.
 
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