Free Movement

Organisation of the species - Proposed model

People, goods, services

In a world of protectionist nations this seems scary. We instinctively want to protect and hoard what we see as Our resources

However, in a world with the same tax system, minimum wage, law and language, free movement makes perfect efficient sense.

Live where you can buy or rent a house, work where there is employment.

Send goods anywhere and provide services to anyone.

Commercial organisations would compete on a level playing field of taxes, standards, laws and minimum wage. No tariffs, no barriers, no import/export licences – this is efficient. Product design, production efficiencies, delivery efficiencies and sales tactics will be the commercial differentiators.

It removes opportunities for corruption and ‘agents’ who manipulate complex permit and tariff processes.

It frees time spent on paper work and process.

Live where you will, work where there is employment.

Free movement of people is emotive. Economic migrants may cause culture wars where large scale migration occurs. But consider this. In a world where the social security system is common, there is no reason to move if you are unemployed, apart from wanting a change of scene, and you can only do this if there is available housing. If there is a job to go to, then the region that allowed that business site to expand in its area must understand the labour implications and ensure that housing and infrastructure are in place to support an expected influx. It is also up to the business to set up where there is adequate labour ad free movement of goods and services also makes it easier for businesses to move to areas with excess labour.

This policy is supported by others that reduce opportunities for cultural wars such as Common ethics, language and common laws.

Risk: Mass migration causes culture wars. Mitigated by global minimum wage, common language, common ethics, regional planning policies, common social services, common education standards, all of which should reduce the need for economic migration

Risk: Cultural ghettos are common in multi cultural societies. We trust those who think as we do, dress as we do, speak as we do, believe what we believe. A global system of organisation will not stop this from happening, but it should provide enough core commonality that people think of themselves as global human first, then whatever cultural groupings they wish to associate with. We should encourage the young to experiment with new ideas, and humanity to evaluate and improve its organisational system. The organisational system should be restrained from control freakery of minutiae, humans love to experiment and find their own way in the world. Curiosity and experimentation are strengths of our species.

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