Why the harder we work the shittier our society becomes

Written By Natty Dread   “This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

So here’s the moral of the story kiddies- that within the current paradigm and under the only quantified system of measuring “ improvement ” we have in place at the moment :

the harder we all work, the shittier our lives will become.
– Ta Daaaaa!

Sound good?
.. what?… no? …. why not? –you’re not suggesting that the people should benefit from their own labour are you?… Where would that leave us?

Here’s a little idea- if were dealing in a system of trade that’s based on the fictitious value we apply to money, and the money has no inherent value other than that which we place on it, would it not be smarter ( and fucking simpler ) to trade on something that does have inherent value?

Let that one sit for a minute- read it again if you like?  – its pretty simple

Maybe seeing as being fed, clothed and housed (and if at all possible happy?) are the primary concerns of your standard day to day human being.

And that the monetary “wealth” created yearly worldwide goes into the hands of less than 2% of the population,
– why don’t we the people just fuck it off and start taking care of each other? And then the rich fuckers can eat their cash?

“Workers cannot buy with their salaries what they have produced and at the same time copiously nourish the swarm of idlers who live upon their work”. – Peter Kropotkin