Maslow – The Poor – The System

In Economics on April 16, 2013 by Robert Burke

Part One – Food, Water, Shelter

6 Responses to “Maslow – The Poor – The System”

  1. What exactly honestly influenced you to write “Maslow – The Poor – The System

    • I believe in the goodness of people and the desire to help the poorest of the poor. If something we support is hurting them I believe people will want to change it.

      But as we all do in life we view the problem and solution through our mostly middle class prism. This is an effort to expose us to it from the prism of our poor. Completely different light on the subject and that is the heart of the series.


  2. How do we raise the funds for our schools and local government if not property taxes?
    What is the L party’s plan to make property taxes PROGRESSIVE?

    From a prior libertarian from AZ but now 15 years in WI?

    • Creating a “progressive” tax of any sort is very difficult to achieve. By using a sales tax (this would have no “net” effect on prices as all the taxes built in are now up front) and allow us to tax the things most needed, food water, and shelter, at the lowest level and things the wealthy need like big boats and marina slips higher. Again, property taxes of any sort hurt the poor. We need people to buy a home, pay it off, and then feel safe to take risks like starting a business.

      Funding for governments and schools would therefore be paid with a sales tax both state and local which is a much more transparent system. If they showed people the actual cost to produce something and then the taxes built in there would be a revolt tomorrow…or maybe this afternoon.

      It would also create competition between towns and cities to keep taxes down in order to attract customers from a wider area and add an incentive to control government costs. If you know the taxes paid in your community supported your schools where would you shop?

      Got tired of shoveling sunshine did ya? Peace.

  3. We should all eat lower on the food scale. Whole grains are real food at a much better price and one can grow them at home thus avoiding all those taxes. Fruit “fake food” Loops which are full of chemicals will in the long term not provide the needed nutrition that we all need.We eat that corporate trash at our own peril as they cause health problems – think obesity, diabetes and cancers as well as malnutrition. By not buying into the corporate breakfast we avoid those obvious taxes and the social costs of medical treatments for ill health. If we as a people are healthier then there is less demand for those social services thereby faciltating the move away from the “need” for socialized medicine. Something to consider – what about a Liberty Valley garden? Folks could gather and share.

    • Liberty Valley Garden. I have an acre of good soil I was just thinking of tilling for this summer.

      You Rock Garry. Great idea.

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