Fiscal paradises revisited
Our idea of paradise is quite different. It is not fiscal at all.
We hope our messages will make you get the feel of what we consider to be more like paradise.
Maybe the “inhabitants” of fiscal paradises will want to leave them as they come to value other things more than loads of money.
We think our society is becoming too money-minded instead of people-minded.
People are seen as one of the elements you need to make your factory work for instance. But that you want to employ in as little quantities as possible and at the lowest possible cost.
Large global companies shift their production to whatever country that has the lowest wages and the most flexible laws. They call that globalization.
We are globalists too, but of a different kind.
Globalization makes us think of our visit to a Central American country many years ago. A big international company had just left a plantation because it was no longer productive enough. They did not care about providing an alternative to the already low-paid farmers. The farmers endured hardship for many years.
More and more countries are faced with this kind of globalization. Governments are powerless. And some economists say this is the trend to have and that it will benefit all. As if they can predict the future. A lot of futures have been predicted in the past but never became reality.
It is time to really plan for a healthy future for all. Some new principles will be needed and existing ones to be updated. For instance, we need to come to our senses and work on a balanced economic system where money and – let us call it – HUMANITY are presented equitably.
Some people making lots of money from the present unbalanced system stack it away in so-called fiscal paradises. Other “inhabitants” of these paradises are people that think the fiscal pressure in their own country is too heavy. Or people that want to hide money that was not always earned in a respectable way.
Indeed fiscal pressure is often very high, which makes people want to hide some money or work off the record.
Why not make all countries paradises? Fiscal and otherwise.
This will require some rethinking of values, like respect, honesty, solidarity and humanity. We want to help by spreading messages to ponder and inspire.
Our ideal world would be one where there is no money. But that is Utopian for the time being. We would already be satisfied with a world where money is a means and not an aim in itself and where the financialization of our society is gradually reversed. And where the true value of a human being is being recognized.
This would make fiscal paradises gradually less attractive and other countries more attractive.
Where do people prefer to be in general? With their family and friends at home. Let home be an attractive place and the surroundings as well!
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