By Drew Blais
We live in a time where change is happening every day. Changes in technology, health, and science are happening all the time. Yet, when it comes to the economy and society's roll in the economy, nothing has changed since the 19th century. With all the big thinkers of today, and with all the big "think tanks" that are around, why are none thinking about how to make things better for society as a whole?
We are privileged to live in a time where knowledge has not only grown, but exploded. Compare what we know now to what people knew only, say, 50 years ago. Now think of a 100 years ago. The technology we have today is nothing short of amazing compared to then. How many countless lives are saved with new health knowledge and techniques? How many lives are made so much easier with technology? Think of what we will know in another 25 years and what that will do for us.
Yet, we still believe in the same societal and economic values as a 100 years ago. The world has seen many types of societies and economies over time, from capitalism, socialism, to communism. Depending on what part of the world you grew up in, you will believe the one you grew up with is better than the others. But are they? Each one has its positives and negatives. Each one delivers a different impact and has a different affect on society in general. But, one thing can be said of all three, the privileged thrive and the rest don't.
Maybe it is time to think of a new way to run society. Maybe we need to think how we can all thrive instead of a select few. Maybe it is time where everyone has a fair shake at it no matter where they are born or who they are born to. I don't believe in limiting one's potential or giving preferential treatment, but I don't believe that one should be privileged over another because of money or status. We all should be born with the same potential. Maybe it is time to come up with a new way to run our world. Maybe it is time to rethink society and how it runs. Maybe it is time to look at a different type of economy where everyone has a chance to prosper. Maybe it is time to look at how governments run and how we can effectively change them so that everyone can benefit.