I have read a lot of posts tonight about the danger of giving people large sums of money. So I wanted to share my ideas on this and yes I read Walden II in my high school years.:) If any of you want to join me in this endeavor I would love that. We could offer people more money than what I was thinking and/or keep it going into perpetuity.
What I want to do is give everyone in the world $3,000,000 each in a structured payout. It would start at 18 and go to their death (for calculation reasons to 100 years of age, but funds would continue if someone exceeded 100 years old). To receive the money each person would agree to work 20 hours a week or volunteer 20 hours a week. We would set up redemption centers around the globe and people would bring in proof of their 80 hours worked each month or volunteered each month. If someone is sick they will have to work the missing hours by volunteering or working extra time for the hours they missed before the next payout. People could also work extra hours if they wanted to pay it forward say for vacations but there should be some limits so people don't go crazy trying to put in so many extra hours they work themselves to death in the hopes of early retirement.
Students over 18 can get their payments without the 20 hours per week work requirement with proof of enrollment in school.
Disabled adults can get their payments without the 20 hours per week work requirement.
Retirement starts at 55 and retirees could collect their funds without the 20 hours per week work requirement.
Children who are orphans, abandoned, abused, sick or disabled can start receiving payments before the age of 18, with no exchange for work requirements under the guidance of an ethical case worker and trustee. In the case of sick or disabled children the caseworker/trustee works with the parents. These children can get additional funding at the age of 18 to restore their funds to $3,000,000.
Convicted criminals, alcoholics, drug addicts, etc. can also receive their payments but with the added condition of regularly attending an appropriate rehabilitation/spiritual/healing/recovery program with documented proof they are attending. They must keep attending for such time as a case worker deems necessary to receive their funds.
There needs to be oversight for all case workers, trustees, rehab places etc. so their is no abuse.
If possible, I also want to make it mandatory that for able-bodied adults no one but that adult can get their own funds and have it placed in their own account that only they have access to. This way in countries where women don't have rights their money can't be hijacked.
People can purchase one home from their $3,000,000 not to exceed $1,000,000. The remaining $2,000,000 would be placed in the structured payout. It allows people to choose their own home "sanctuary" or they could pool their money for community based housing and dip into their $3,000,000 by a lesser amount.
This would increase employment because an employer would need to hire 2 people for a 40 hour work week. It would help parents with child care because they could work different shifts. It would also keep global economies going because people would still work or volunteer 80 hours a month.
People would get $3,000,000 but over the length of their life. If you were 40 your payments would be 100-40=60 years, divide $3,000,000 by 60 years=$50,000/year, then divide that by 12 months = $4166 or so per month. 18 year olds would get approximately $3048 per month. 100-18=82, $3,000,000 divided by 82 = $3048/month. Get it?
We would need to solve the universal health care issue because working only 20 hours a week would make most people ineligible for health care in the US.
People could work or volunteer as much as they want, but to get their structured payouts would only require documented 20 hours a week of work or volunteering.
I would like this go into perpetuity. So 18 year olds would know they would start getting their $3,000,000 structured payouts at the age of 18.
If my math is correct. Ha ha. I've been known to make mistakes. :)
7,500,000,000 billion people (rounding up) * $3,000,000 = $22,500,000,000,000,000 quad.
In 100 years global population estimate is 11 billion people
11,000,000,000 * $3,000,000= $33,000,000,000,000,000 quad.
With structured payouts, just like the bank, the money held for structured payouts can be invested to grow more money to keep this going into perpetuity.
Also, as an added bonus, employers would have to be a lot nicer because I could just as easily volunteer at the animal shelter cleaning out kennels and playing with the animals as I could working in a high stress oppressive job. I for one really like that.
So you see, given Divine money we can give chunks of money to everyone with a decent plan, this one is what I came up with. I'm sure it can be refined more and I didn't think of everything, but I tried. I'm not sure how anybody feels about it, but I think it's a lot more free then what we have to do now and we can still keep economies going as people would still have to work or volunteer to get their structured payments. They would just have to work a whole lot less. It is more freedom at least.
I would love to hear your ideas/thoughts on this. Also I am not sure after the Redemption to get together with everyone to pool money for ideas. There was that post for NewParadigmStewardship@gmail.com so I was thinking about joining that one. Are there others? Any recommendations?
Divine love to you and yours. Much gratitude. Here is to a better future. :)