Arguably its quite difficult to come up with a singular set of representative demands for a post-capitalist utopia if you’re a diverse community of individuals with differing political beliefs. However, if you’re an over-confident individual, its not that hard…
I stand on the gently smouldering rubble of parliament and decree the following*:
1 Destroy the PLC system
2 Create a maximum wage
3 Nationalise the banks then break them up into co-ops
4 Profit becomes surplus, and all surplus is channelled into social or environmental projects
5 Create a set of values that underpin society through democratic consensus
6 Transition to a state that facilitates the will of the people
7 Discontinue any government subsidy of the arms industry
8 Ban any investment in the arms industry
9 Immediatley halt any military action outside of UK soil
10 Transition the army to a logistics and ‘peace keeping’ organisation for the UK
11 Ban advertising in public spaces
12 Measure Gross Domestic Happiness, (after full public consultation on its meaning and performance indicators)
13 Make talking therapies and other non-medicine based evidenced therapies universally and freely available
14 Measure Gross Environmental Health
15 Work towards improving GEH and GDP
16 Ensure that robust and easily understandable anti-discrimination/pro-diversity laws are put in place.
17 Transition to a 21hr working week.
18 Ban global tax havens, and clamp down on all corporate tax loopholes
19 Ban payday loan companies
20 Quantative easing to be used to wipe out all local authority debts
22 Ban private sector debt consolidation companies
23 Ensure higher eduction is completely free
24 Prevent supermarkets from giving away carrier bags for free
25 Ensure philosophy is a core subject in the curriculum
26 Politicians should only earn the median wage. This way they are more likely to feel the effects of the policies they create.
If you would like to add any demands then please tweet me @morelikewater using the hashtag #mlwdemands
*the demands are not in any order of priority or linear context. I also reserve the right to amend them according to the feedback and snide comments this will hopefully insight. I should also add that this is just the start and I suspect the list may grow longer as time winds its weary path way across the garden of crushing despondency.