Economic autonomy refers here to the
concept that people do not need to economically rely upon other people
within the society in order to live within that society, and conversely
that people do not need to economically support other people within the
society. The AEM intends to make as many people as possible economically
autonomous, and eventually to make it impossible for people to
economically support other people (other than one's children for a time)
or to acquire economic support from other people. The state is
obliged to supply economic support for anybody that needs it.
Eventually, this will change our culture in a
number of ways because everyone becomes economically
responsible for themselves and nobody else. For example,
- It doesn't
matter if a child's father or mother only want to work two days a work,
the child will still have all the same things available to him or her
that other children whose parents work full-time do. That is, the
parents, and particularly the father, will not be the provider for the
family (although each parent will have a set amount deducted from their
wage each week, for each child that they have).
- It doesn't matter that
your spouse spends all his or her money on goldfish, or undertakes some
hair-brained scheme, you or your economic future will not be disadvantaged by him or
her doing so.
- Money (and to a lesser extent,
occupation) will no longer be a factor when choosing a partner or
- Children receive their pocket money
from the state.
Economic autonomy goes hand in hand with
several other policies or strategies that the AEM intends to introduce.
First, there is no cash in the society and everybody uses a consumer
card to purchase or rent all goods and services. Second, everybody can
only buy from or sell to the state. Third, other than personal items and
non-reusable items, most products are rented from the state, which means
that when marriages and other relationships break down, there is no
squabbling about who owns what, or who should get to keep what, because
neither partner owns these resources. Forth, there won't be any credit,
and because you rent most products, you won't need credit. See our 'Prevention of Corruption etc' web page for more details about these