Sat 30 Jul, 2016 07:23 am
Goods: Economic and Social and Employment
It is consonant with an authoritarian state or society to employ or unemploy people according to need, producing the goods that authority requires, as a servile population. It may indeed be 'capitalist' with eventually global oligarchs in control, and raw competition deciding who works and at what.
It is consonant with anarchist society, that nobody be considered servile, and all equal in status. But that everyone, or family, stands on its own feet. There is no over social obligation. Everyone is free to survive as well as they may in what logically would be a globalised single society or amoral individuals.
It is consonant with altruist society, that everyone has equal respect according to their moral intent. Everyone in society working according to their ability, and provided with 'goods' according to their need. Those goods either purely economic goods, of commerce and industry, or social goods for cultural and welfare purposes. Intrinsically such society would exist from the grass-roots upwards, as indeed multiple societies within a global federation.
Goods may be tactile or otherwise, but for the needs of society and people as a whole. Not therefore goods produced in excess for the purposes of monetary profit - such profit having no meaning otherwise than for a privileged minority.
Employment itself is only a 'good' in so far as actual goods that are needed are thereby produced. To be producing such economic and social goods is however by that fact a 'good' rewarding the producer with pleasure. Constructing a factory or power station cannot be justified by its doing so providing employment, only by that employment providing 'goods'.
Altruist society, ultimately, has no unemployed able people.
A society that borrows from both altruism and anarchism, is a compromise. Humane anarchism. Much as the world appears to be trying to go today. Globalised individualism, with a welfare state. Anomie and humanism do not go well together.