I have even outlined the plan, and yet you never mention this when you submit a reply.
Unfortunately, its not my fault that the "plan" you keep referring to is entirely content-free!
Fortunately you've reiterated it in this post, so I can use it as an example:
Briefly, the plan is to convince people that our lives would be much better without money, by analysing the current situation and looking at it's flaws.
What is the convincing part? What are the flaws you see? Why does money have anything to do with it? How do you address these flaws? Where is the part where you explain the how the flaws in your argument that we've all been pointing out are addressed?
We then look at the potential benefits of removing those flaws from our future. We, as a race, are then guaranteed that we can have a war free, famine free, crime free, tax free world, without the existence of money and property ownership.
Why? Sure a bunch of us can agree to get along, but what do we do about the others?
We encourage people to stop viewing strangers with suspicion, and to realise that we, as humans, are all one family. Historically separated by geography, philosophy, and language.
How do we "encourage?" How do we "convince?" How do we all end up removing that "separation" that divides us? Are we all going to speak the same language? How are our cultural backgrounds going to be harmonized? Will everyone have to comply with *your* view? How are the conflicts going to be resolved? Majority rule? Your say so?
Once we have a majority of people in agreement that things could be better by making this small change, we take the mental leap, and prove that it is all possible.
Is this change really "small?" You think so, but obviously a lot of other people don't agree! What is it that this "small change" really is?
If its so easy, why hasn't it been done already? Just because you were the only one smart enough to think of it?
We ensure that it is a minimal leap by using all the existing technology and equipment to start making things better immediately, using global planning.
How? What technology applies? What equipment? Guns to shoot all the people that don't agree with you? Global planning of what? What resources? What is it possible to make better immediately? What might we have to wait for?
We re-train people who have been employed in the monetary system for work where they feel they can be happiest and most productive.
What work? Who's going to do all those jobs that even Mike Rowe wouldn't do if the Discovery Channel didn't pay him a pile of cash?
The day after this mental leap, the world will look exactly the same as it did the day before. The only thing that will have changed is our mental outlook. For the better.
Why? No one has to do anything but have fun! Partay! Infinite Margaritas! I'm heading for the beach!
Therefore we set in train a series of small events which will change the way that we, as human beings interact. We will automatically create universal equality, because without money or property, using the laws that I have formulated, no-one can be more equal than anyone else.
What do we need events or laws for? I thought everyone was already convinced?
And "laws that I have formulated?" You? Alone? Nobody else has anything worthwhile to contribute?
We then build the nearest thing we can imagine to heaven on earth, using existing technology, and we do this by working together and project managing every task, so that we achieve maximum effect for minimum effort.
How? What technology? What's the plan that you're going to project manage? What are the milestones? What are the dependencies? What are the critical paths?
Heck, what are the attributes of "Heaven on Earth" so that we even know whether we've achieved the milestones?
Are you sure you know what project management is?
This is my plan in broad brush strokes. This is my vision for our future.
And there you have it: all you do is keep repeating the "broad brush strokes" when everyone is asking you for the "fine detail."
By the fact that you never talk about any of these details you show not only contempt for them but for those that ask for them.
That is not a quality of a successful leader of people who will change the world. In fact its quite the opposite.
What's YOURS Buffy?
Guess what? All of my "broad brush strokes" are exactly the same as yours, no matter how much you'd like to imply that anyone who has the temerity to ask you for any details is a "hater" who just wants things to be horrible.
I'm a realist who looks at the problems, and tries to find solutions that are actually quite popular like "spreading the wealth" and getting people with differing opinions into the same room so that they can discuss and work out their differences.
These are practical, small solutions. Will they bring "Heaven on Earth" like you promise? No, but they will make the world a better place.
That's a lot different than just saying "if everyone would just think like I do, then everything will be perfect and we won't need money."
Oh, and I see that you too have jumped on the 'lack of scarcity' bandwagon. If you look it up in the Wikipedia you'll find that it means exactly what I have been espousing throughout this thread, except that in a monetary society it is impossible to achieve, because scarcity imparts financial value, so big business would never pursue lack of scarcity as a philosophy. So as a workable plan to gradually end the use of money on this planet, it's a non-starter.
That's right, "scarcity imparts financial value." What many people have said in this thread many times is that unless you do away with scarcity, there will continue to be financial value.
Simply because you remove money does not remove scarcity.
Not even if everyone agrees to cooperate.
Is there any way to refute that simple statement?
If you have it, you could clue us in, but otherwise we're left with thinking that you dismiss this as a mere implementation detail.
It also has connotations of absolute automation of everything. This is not something I would agree with. Mankind needs the nobility of work in order that it doesn't descend into a general state of mental and physical torpor and decadence. A little hard, physical work ensures that we feel we deserve the benefits we will have, and give us a pride in what we will achieve.
Scarcity has nothing to do with automation, and in spite of me saying I want to go to the beach and drink margaritas, I'll also have my laptop with me (which will never need recharging because we've got that scarcity thing resolved) where I'll be writing my novel which everyone will read because its free!
You may have to automate septic tank cleaning, pot wash duty at the dorm, reject mail sorting, or software technical support (unless that lack of scarcity thing means that the code I write magically has no bugs in it!), and the technology that does not exist today to do those things will probably be fun to invent!
...but maybe it will help convince other readers that my view of the future is more positive and beneficial to mankind than yours, or anyone else's, currently is.
"...or anyone else's?" Hey, I never said I had the total solution to everything, but "your view" is better than *anyone's*?
The bottom line is stringing together a bunch of glittering generalities is easy. But you won't get anywhere unless you answer the hard questions!
And that would be General James Mattoon Scott, would it?