There is a shortage of ideas that really could work in a simple and positive way that benefit all sectors of the economy, technology and environmental factors, to that end I have been proposing a new approach to way way all natural resources are revalued to reflect both the benefits they offer and also the damage that is caused by their use , misuse, and overuse.
To this end we have completely rethink the way we value all Natural Resources and I believe we have to make them the center of the whole economy.
If we are to keep some form of capitalist society it has to be controlled in its excesses by placing a cost on all Natural Resources relating to the damage they can cause to the environment just by employing them in new and innovative ways that cause pollution and destruction to the very sustainability of all ecosystems.
So to the big idea, this is to Scrap all existing taxes and replace with a single Natural Resource Tax , applied at source and calculated according to Revenue demand and the damage caused by their use and consumption. This would change the whole mindset of society from ideas to design through to manufacture, marketing and final end choice by the consumer.
This has to be linked with what I call SMART economics , where the economy is driven by finding new ways of reducing dependence on the Natural Resource misuse and by having reducing GDP whist at the same time gaining a better standard of living for all.
Imposible ? not at all just good will, change of mindset, and most important of all giving the ordinary citizen the spending power to change what they buy and the choices they are given,so if goods and services have a high pollution footprint they will automatically attract an excessively high proportion of tax and greener sustainable goods and services would attract lower tax burden , but with the consumer having higher spending power , they will automatically move away from the polluting consumption habits to a greener and cleaner option.
Big business and governments have seriously failed over the past century and have consistently abused the use of all Natural Resources.
Along side this would be a radical reform of the health, welfare and benefit system and could be run along the lines of a Universal Basic Income UBI, to replace all the existing benefits and credits we have today, It would also demand a higher level of self discipline in health with citizens taking more responsibility for preventative procedures, and with cost to the individual for non compliance .
Citizens have to take far more responsibility for their own actions with both benefits and consequences of such action on their income from UBI .
Education should also be within this scope , with real education that is appropriate for all at all levels from technical, practical and academic catered for equally and without favour.
Everyone to be treated equally but still within an economic system that sets rewards, and targets for those who are more able whist at the same time respecting that everyone is not equal in body and mind but there is a chance for all to thrive and prosper in an environment that respects Nature and nurture and the body and soul of everyone.