how about everything everywhere absolutely free. it can work but would anyone buy into it? in order for this to work everyone would have to buy into it. i have always had the thought that the internet should be free. you shouldnt have to pay for access to this information anywhere on the planet. you shouldnt pay for servers or providers. everything should be free and lets start with internet and access to it.
I like it! I presume you will be purchasing all the physical equipment needed to support the web as well as the technicians to keep it going (you will have to maintain salaries as slavery is illegal)? And then maintaining it forever so that everyone can have free access?
Free of cost is a completely imaginary thing. Everything has some kind of cost.
If everything is free, noone would have to work. But if noone worked, nothing would be produced. So what would you be getting for free?
None. The price regulated free market sets in place a means of controlling for the most immutable characteristic of all material things - scarcity. The allocation of resources, pursuing alternatives, opportunity costs are all accounted for in a price regulated system. In a price regulated system hording, scarcity and surplus are all less likely. In fact, even if there were no measured means of exchange - dollars, euros, pesos - than an ersatz currency would be created - one chicken equals a dozen eggs and a half pound of butter and so on. Even a barter system eventually becomes a psuedo-price driven economy.
One need only look at prisons where cigarettes have been used as currency. The military in war zones where rations, goods from home, chocolate and nylons have been. famously, used as currency. It is a price regulated economy that staves off the chaos that lurks below the surface - looting after any kind of disruption, anyone?
They have now some kind of Internet coin for
participants. And some say we don't need money any more as everything could be done with computers. However I can't quite imagine this.
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