Spending 200,000 euro in one year
should be the LIMIT!

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  13. Take the benefit away and the reason for greed disappears

-- August 28  2010 --

Making the world of the rich uninhabitable.  

The world is motivated by money, not by the idea that all people should have the same status and thus a decent life. The most awful consequence of this domination of money are the ten million kids that die each year before they are five years old.
The domination of money should stop.   

This cannot be done by prohibiting high earnings. Time and again it is proved that financial instruments as taxes have not much influence on the earnings of the rich (and the criminals). The income of the top one percent of the population is increasing faster than that of the other 99 percent.  The world of the rich, the eliteworld, is hardly disturbed by measures taken by their servants on high posts in the government and the (financial) industry where the People have no influence. 

The eliteworld is a quiet and safe world, well protected from invasions of masspeople who live in the often harsh massworld.
Change will not occur when the eliteworld is not invaded, when the elite can continue to live its exclusive and privileged life.
Only when the eliteworld is made uninhabitable, when chaos starts to reign in the world of the rich, the chance on a fundamental change will grow.

Therefore I called my last book “From Chaos to Change, entering a New Era” in which money is not the driving motive. You can download the book for free on http://members.chello.nl/jsteenis/chaoschange.pdf You can get a signed paperback copy by sending 10 euro via Paypal to downwithelite@gmail.com 

But how can the masses disturb the eliteworld?
We do not need to analyse how the elite has continued to reign for many centuries.
We do not have to analyse why the elite takes the wrong measures. 0n the contrary, they do it quite well – for their own benefit.
These analyses are made many times but it did not change the domination of the rich over the masses.
We only have to look at how the elite benefits from its domination, how they use the benefits. Then the conclusion is evident. 

The reason of the domination of money is the possibility of a few privileged and powerful persons to acquire items that common people never can buy.
Not only gadgets as a watch of a million euro but also houses as castles, private planes, exclusive education, excellent medical care, etceteras.
In short, anything you can buy when you spend more than 200,000 euro in one year.

Spending 200,000 euro in one year should be the limit! 

These benefits can be disturbed. When the disturbance increases the elite will realise that they have to live a life that is comparable to the life of common citizens, who have reasonable medical care, good education, a house in which you cannot get lost, standing in the queue when you are going to your work and a cheaper watch that also tells you exactly how late it is.  

Individual differences remain to exist and will even increase when they are not anymore drowned by the quest for still more money. Money eclipses creativity because all activities are dominated by the question “What is in it for me”.
Activities should be guided by the idea that anything done must be good for humanity, must be fun or interesting to do, must promote special human characteristics as inventiveness, creativity, pleasure and curiosity.

Pleasure and curiosity are already sufficient reasons to restrict spending to 200,000 euro in one year.

Joost van Steenis (downwithelite@gmail.com)

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