- The Life of Jesus Christ 1: The witness of Mary
- Jesus Christ; on real and unreal Christianity
- My childhood story
- God's creation and science fiction
- MUSIC Angelicus Domini
- The new frontier of science
- God's Design
- God's Existence
- God's Sovereignty
- God's Tapestry
- A holy Christian Life
- Jesus Christ: Word made flesh
- Who is Jesus Christ 4
- God's Paintbrush
- The Incarnation
- The problems with propositional Christianity
- What is time?
- The real Easter Message
- Deism: at war with God
- The Future plan
- Her grave
- The Messiah
- The Passover and figures of speech
- In the beginning and in the end
- Jesus and Holy Anger
- A Sabbath rest
- Jews Gentiles and the Trinity
- Same sex marriage ?
- The Bible
- Why God allows evil to exist
- Seeing the church
- Understanding the Holy Catholic Church
- True facts about our world
- An inheritance in heaven
- The Sexual Revolution
- Christian marriage
- The Eucharist
- When I have fears
- Jews and Gentiles on the Trinity
- Trinity: One God
- Understanding the Church
- How and why God created the world
- How and why God created the world
- Who is God's Family
- Christs kingdom
- Family values and CHrist's family
- God's Science of creation Part 2
- God's Science of Creation Part 3
THE REALITY AND IMPORTANCE OF PROFITS
Is capitalism the best hope of profit, progress and liberty for the people of Australia? There can be no doubt that private enterprise does generate profits faster and more efficiently than state owned, non-competitive companies. But there is a price to pay for this. Profits are not generated for the good of Australia as a whole, nor are they generated for workers who produce commodities, affect transactions or provide services. They are generated for shareholders, financiers, company directors and executives. Private enterprise is just that: private. It rejects the reality that making profits is a social enterprise, a co-operative effort, an investment of labour and brains as well as money.
THE SOCIAL CONSCIENCE
Private enterprise, unregulated by the rule of law and equity, makes profits by cost cutting, shedding jobs, reducing wages, moving factories, relocating facilities and rejecting workers unions. Private enterprises ever seek to remove or reduce the rule of law protecting workers and their families. This is a tyranny that seeks to bend or break the will of labour to its own will of making money. But the biggest enemy of the capitalist is not unionism however obstructive that might be but the social conscience.
Australians are waking up to their rights and liberties. This is a new era of voting intelligence and analysis as the present 2010 election has shown. Australians do not want business as usual. They want responsible government...responsible to them.
POLITICAL EXTREMISM IN THE WEST
The tyranny of both capitalism and labour is perpetuated by their political extremes. Both capitalism and labour enhance and perpetuate the class and cultural power struggle of right against left, rich against poor, worker against boss, banker against borrower, republican against monarchist.
Political extremism is pulling Australia apart and dividing Australians. Both the right and left of politics are confrontational. The right wants to create a new society of haves and have nots whilst the left wants to destroy the old Australia and build a new Labour society.
SHARES IN COMPANY PROFITS
I think both of these extremes should be rejected. Australians do not want or need a right or a left model of society. The best defence of liberty, progress and profit is not the division of employer and employee, capitalist and socialist, where bad work practices and strikes, or company workplace agreements, only further divide the haves from the have nots, but shares in company profits. That is the best incentive to improve and modernise industry and commerce. The worker ought to be a shareholder in any company he or she works for. It is a workers right, since it is his labour that makes profits to have a share in those profits. As John Locke said in his Two Treatises on Government , “For it is labour that puts the difference of value on everything; and let one consider what the difference is between an Acre of Land planted with tobacco, or sugar, sown with wheat or Barley; and an Acre of the same land lying in common, without any husbandry upon it, and he will find the improvement of labour makes the far greater part of the value.”
The true value of everything made is derived from the labour put into it and should therefore be shared with the labourer. The labourer should be, at least, equal to the shareholder who invests money into the company, for what is money but the value of labour? And if the shareholder who buys shares with his money which is the value of his labour, shares in the company’s profits without losing his labour, so the scientist, the technician, engineer, carpenter, mechanic, electrician and manual worker who invests his labour in the same company should also share in the company’s profits without losing the value of his labour.
Every worker should have the right to a living wage and a share holding in the company’s profits. If this were the rule of law and that by Act of Parliament workers were made shareholders of the company they worked for, this would make companies into social as well as business enterprises. Companies would be responsible to their workers and deem them to be, like shareholders at present, partners in their business. Workers too would work harder and more efficiently since the company’s profits would be their profits. They, like shareholders, might sell or reinvest their shares, thus making a truly co-operative society, co-operative in private enterprise and co-operative in progress and profit. Class divisions would slowly disappear and wealth would be more equitably distributed throughout society. Every worker and every family would share in the nation's profitability and that would result in greater stability for families, better educational standards, better health care and better work opportunities. The incentive to find work and keep jobs would be greater and companies would have more incentive to care for their workers since they would be partners in profit.
Best of all there would be few, if any, strikes and disruptions to the economy. Every Australian would be a partner in the NATIONS WORKHOUSE, the bank manager and teller, the boss and worker, the executive and typist, the shipping magnate and sailors, the company and shareholders and the government and people.
The worker, under wage tenure, who is laid off is left with his house mortgage and family to support without any security. He may lose his home and any hope of finding another job.
Worker shares is not a new idea but it is the best alternative to political extremism and the continual social upheaval it causes. Not only that but it is the right of every worker to benefit from his labour that makes company profits.
Everyone who is an Australian would work together for the nation and for themselves. All would hold shares not just votes in the nation's wealth. Votes matter because democracy matters but democracy would become less an institutionalised conflict and more a partnership in good government.
Think about it, a new vision for Australia and a new place in the world. Give Australians a fair go and stop the tide towards political extremism.
 Two Treatises on Government, John Locke, p296 Cambridge University Press.