…the flow economy systematically resolves the problems inherent in the capitalist system. Instead of appealing to people’s lowest motives - cynicism, nihilism and greed - the flow economy appeals to people’s highest ideals. Instead of being driven by corporate-induced consumerism it is driven by the need to sustain and promote life. Instead of overcompensating those at the top and disparaging those at the bottom it compensates everyone according to their contribution. Instead of being inherently exploitative it treats everyone equitably. And instead of rewarding marketability over merit it rewards us for making meaningful contributions to the world.
What is equally important, however, is that the flow economy does not resolve the inherent problems of the capitalist system at the expense of productivity, efficiency, motivation to contribute or economic growth - like other economic systems do (Socialism and Communism). Instead, the flow economy resolves these problems while putting us on a path to sustained growth and prosperity.
And yet the question remains as to what the transition process from the Market Economy to the Flow Economy would be like.
The beauty of the Flow Economy is that it does not require nationalization of industry or private property, violent insurrection or anything of that sort. The Flow Economy isn’t a totalitarian system – it is the exact opposite of a totalitarian system. read more…