Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Modest Proposal

In this case, not mine, but Barefoot Bum's. We had a bit of a discussion about economics, wealth, and welfare over on his site. I asked him what sort of system he'd set up essentially as his utopia, and this was his response. He said he was inspired by Mack Reynolds.

I find it an interesting idea. I wonder what else one could add to it, or what might be the problems with it, or at least with implementing it.


The Barefoot Bum said...

The title of your post has an unfortunate connotation: The original Modest Proposal was Jon Swift's satirical suggestion that the Irish offer up their children for cannibalism.

DBB said...

Yeah, that did occur to me after the fact. It may be apt, given that there are probably plenty of people who would rather cannabilize their children than give up our present system.