• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Rob Lineberger
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • Jordan Holland

Fair Share Economics

Posts: 3588
Location: Toronto, Ontario
hugelkultur dog forest garden fungi trees rabbit urban wofati cooking bee homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So what, exactly, do you oppose government doing?

Posts: 3059
forest garden fungi trees books food preservation bike
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
You don't live in a country that exists exclusively in your mind.

Your life impacts groups of people and groups of people are influenced by other people.

Other people pave the streets, put up the lights, maintain the internet, and create stores.

You could be like the group who destroyed our federal property and used up all of our resources at the wildlife refuge in SE Oregon.

They think that each is an autonomous individual, and its ok.   They aren't just autonomous individuals.  They affect us, and so do you.

John S
Posts: 242
Location: Zimbabwe
greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

An effective economic system doesn't just barely allow one person to succeed while shutting down almost everyone else.

I would like to share some of my findings on some of the challenges that might be stalling development especially in local small holder farmers in my area and small changes we can work on gradually. These include
• unplanned activities
• Lack of “self” belief and the ability to see things differently from the way they are
• The inability to assess the overall gain or loss of an activity which is not a direct transfer of money for a service.

I have attached a pdf with more detail(it is still work in progress, but I like what I am discovering).
Filename: Hope-1.pdf
Description: food sustainability
File size: 331 Kbytes
Posts: 499
Location: Rural Unincorporated Los Angeles County Zone 10b
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Chris Kott wrote:So what, exactly, do you oppose government doing?


I'm glad you asked that, Chris. As it's an opportunity for clarification.

I am not personally opposed to the government. I'm not in rebellion against it. I just don't need it like most people do. I don't need government to indemnify me against every possible contingency known to man. I don't need it to educate me. I don't need its loans grants benefits or subsidies. I don't need it to take care of my health for me.

All of these things I do for myself because I'm an American and that's what Americans do. :  )
6 Ways To Keep Chickens - pdf download
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic