For those who follow this group, Money and Public Purpose, this diary won't be anything too surprising for you. However, if you're new to this group you should know that my goal is to so completely change your view of money that your brain will violently reject it, or you'll start questioning everything you thought you knew about money and macroeconomics. If you still want to take that proverbial
blue pillred pill, read on.
I want to present to you a world where one day everyone was working and mostly happy. The next day, one fifth of the population could no longer work. That fifth of the population now had to subsist on handouts from the remaining people that were working. The handouts are barely enough to get food and medicine for their family.
Although this group was told that it was their own fault that they couldn't work, The reason they couldn't work wasn't because they didn't want to. They really did want a job that would get them off of handouts and provide a life beyond just surviving. The reason they couldn't work also wasn't because their jobs were irrelevant. Many of them were police, and there was still crime - it was, in fact, rising. Many of them were teachers, and there were still children who needed to learn. Many were factory workers, and people still wanted the stuff they manufactured. All of them still had talents to offer the world, but they couldn't... for some reason.