What is to be done as a solution for the crisis?
Economic behaviour is determined by four kinds of motivations: 1. Procurement of the means of subsistence, 2. Status 3. Professional ethics 4. Capitalistic pursuit of profits. These motivations flow together in the practical life up to a certain degree. The economic behavior follows different laws depending on which motivation rules. 1. Economic activity to ensure the means of subsistence The most original form of economic activity serves the protection of maintenance and further needs. Other economic motivations are also based on the protection of maintenance. On one hand, for the procurement of the means of subsistence, a person needs experiences and talent to utilise the natural products. For, natural products as a rule are scarce. On the other hand competitors must also be kept away from them. This last aspect should not be neglected. As in the animal kingdom, families, trunks, people, had to conquer their district and defend it. Original power related economic activity is based on physical strength. So slaveholder's societies and feudalism originated. The conquerors appropriated the land and made the subjected inhabitants serve them. At that time the relations were internalised by the people, and recognised as given by God. So estate- related economies developed. 2. Estate-related economies Market economists are inclined to look at the height of the income as only to be determined by offer and demand. However, this is only partly the case. Allowances of a king, the salaries of ministers and the remunerations of parliamentarians are only partly determined by offer and...
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