Friday, February 23, 2018

Capitalism can serve Community


Community Commonwealth Coalition

     I personally have no problem with what a CEO earns. As long as he is being fair to his stockholders. My interest is that every citizen have sufficient income for:
1. Food & clothes
2. Shelter 
3. Medical care
4. Education 
The income of a Nation in the form of taxes, fees, and borrowed funds Is the Commonwealth of all the citizens of the Nation . The Preamble to the Constitution specifies the purposes of forming the Nation.  The General Welfare of the Citizens is one of those purposes. 

I cast my vote to end poverty first and then leave the rest of the production of Goods & Service to be competed for as a Good Capitalist do.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Value Life

My prime value is Life itself. I spend my writing time promoting social safety networks. The best safety net is a Basic Income Guarantee for every citizen with no connection to wealth, earned income, or any moral test from a Government Bureau for Begging.

I seek to promote a world in which no person fears being denied food, shelter, medical care, or the right to be educated.. Government SHOULD NOT give you everything. It should provide you the "Inalienable Right to Life" by giving you  income  for food, shelter, medical care and education.

If your passions is then to work for a reasonable wage so that you can buy yourself a car and big home and any other toys that that you need to follow your passion you should do that. If your passion is walks on the Beach and watching sunsets or singing songs then you should do that. We call that the "Inalienable Right to pursue happiness."

The Government should not be in the business of doing handouts, but it should be in the business of providing for the Constitutionally mandated General Welfare It should be in the business of insuring the distribution of income for  food & clothes. shelter, medical care and education to every citizen without regard to work or wealth. We should not have a Bureau for Begging. The essentials of life are an entitlement to each person governed by the Sovereign Community and paid for by the receipts of the Commons. You need nothing more than an Unconditional Basic Income  distributed by the Social Security Administration just as they distribute Retirement income.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Life Essentials

Give us Life

When we separated our Colonies from  the King  the Declaration of Independence declared that  we had an "unalienable Right to Life ......." 
Life is possibe only if we can depend on having food, shelter, medical care, and learning Life skills.  When we formed a Constitution to govern by law we said in the Preamble that one purpose was to "promote the General Welfare". Life is General Welfare.

I fight passionately for the Guarantee of Food, Shelter, and Healthcare for every citizen (Be he Prince or Pauper). It is the only way I know to give a person the freedom to give to the earth and not just take. If we all become wage-slaves we will rape the Earth until we destroy it for all life.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Teachings of Jesus

I am confused by how much the vision of Jesus and the treatment of the Poor as the pathway to redemption  differs from the vision of modern day Leviticus style Christians who insist that  obedience to Religious Dogma is the Path to Paradise. 

Jesus taught in Matthew 25: 31 - 45 that service to those in need was service to him and the Reward was eternal Life.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 

36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.

Modern day Christians call for adherence to the Dogma of the their particular Religious views as the Pathway to eternal Reward. Most often those views are of a materialist nature.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Supplemental Security Income

Future of Robotics

The Future of technology & Robotics will be to replace Human labor at all levels where cost is lower. The  only safe low labor cost jobs will be where Humans will work for less income than it cost to build a robotic system to replace them.

That analysis will in fact apply to Jobs at all income levels that software can run robots and computer programs more efficiently than Humans  The necessity of establishing Unconditional Basic Income will be essential, unless we are prepared to eliminate excess people.

We already have Social Security paid from FICA taxes on wages that can be supplemented by a parallel program for the Disabled and the lowest income Social Security recipients. It is called Supplemental Security Income [SSI]. It is paid out of the General Tax Fund.  

If we make the SSI program Unconditional for people over 62 without a Means Test from the "Bureau of Begging" and withdraw Medicare payments  from that program instead of Social Security payments, we will have the beginning of an Unconditional Basic Income system 
You should automatically start drawing it at age 62. You can start drawing Retirement Social Security at whatever age older than 62 that you chose. The older you are - the bigger the check.

In the meantime  you keep lowering the age limit on the SSI check over time to  apply to all adult citizens Doing is over time will moderate the effect on the Economy while expanding Medicare to cover everyone.

by William Hodge

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Birth of Religion


Religion had its Birth in the observations made by men about the nature of Nature.  A Shepard or Farmer would observe that the Sun would change the position of rising and setting over time and then repeat the process with the changing of Seasons.
They would observe that their best product of seed or animal would produce the best new crop or births.   They followed the same practice with the discovery of the pharmaceutical properties of Fauna & Flora. That is why Religion invented the rule that you must offer only your best to please the Gods. That gave Power Holders the best stock of seed and semen to grow their capital wealth.  

The Gods did not deliver Religious rules of knowledge on either Stone or Clay tablets. Observation by men of natural occurrences were  remembered measured and recorded. That is Science. Scientific observation became Religious Myth and was coded into stories to teach the people of the existence of hidden knowledge that the Priest held as a gift from the Gods and  that created a Power Source to rule with. 

The power to rule is not easily surrendered even to  the observation of better knowledge.  That is why Religion values Belief over Scientific observation for acquisition of  knowledge. Science is dynamic learning.  Religion is static belief.  The World is no longer Flat.

Written by William Hodge

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stop Money Creation by Corporate Banks

Central Bank Money

I am a nonconformist in my views about economics and Government. I support the view that the democratically elected Sovereign Government should control the creation and supply of currency. 

I see money as a contract between parties to trade Goods & Service today in exchanged for a "promissory note"  that will purchase a choice of Goods & Service from other Sellers at a chosen later time. 

That promissory note can be personally held and traded or it can deposited in a Bank in an Asset Account as Money. It is balanced as a Bank Liability to the Depositor on demand.   The value of that money is determined by the availability of Labor, productive capacity and raw material supply to produce the desired Goods & Service. 

I also believe that the power of Corporate Banks to create new money in return for a  Borrower "promissory note" to repay legal tender money in the future should be ended. Money should only be created by the Federal Reserve Banks and loaned to Corporate Banks for lending to Borrowers based on the assets deposited in the Corporate Bank by Bank Customers.

William Hodge