Good Evening Friends!
I was just wondering about the characteristics of an ideal state a few minutes ago. Let me sum up my ideas in this blog post.
Note: More will be added as I get newer ideas. In other words, this is a placeholder.
Economy: Free market capitalist economics with basic welfare is a must. Socialism, though good on paper and rhetoric, is a failure by implementation.
- Remove the bureaucratic red tapes. Let businesses start up as and when they need to, with little to no hassles.
- Regulation is a must. Keep strong regulations such as safety of the environment, safety of workers, cleanliness, etc, and heavy fines if violated.
- Infrastructure needs to be updated and prepared (literally for World War Z). Power and water need to be stable under all circumstances. Restrictions on foreign ownership, excess tariffs on foreign goods and high corporate taxes need to be removed or at least minimized.
- The ideal capitalist government has only 3 functions: Defense, Justice and Law & Order. Everything else has to come under privateers. But in a nation like India where natural resources and minerals are in abundance and also at risk, the government can intervene with its industries to prevent irregularities, this also with good regulation standards.
Agriculture: This slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan”, is pretty much drilled into our ears almost everyday. But in reality, how much do they really care about both? It’s pretty much quantifiable and sadly much lesser than the hype.
However I have proposed a solution to tackle agrarian crisis, during both famines and floods.
That should pretty much curtail major agrarian disasters. However, must it be a unique case, I suggest farmers/agrarians be compensated with added basic welfare so they can survive through tough times, and depending on their abilities and situation, their debts will either be postponed, reduced or scrapped by the government. However, regarding agriculture, ALL LOANS MUST BE ISSUED FREE OF INTEREST except in the case of an extreme change in the value of the national currency (in my case the Indian Rupee) in comparison to global currencies like the US Dollar, the Japanese Yen or the Euro.
Defense: As for defense, war and peace are 2 sides of the same coin. Pacifism or Freedom? You can’t have both! Coming to the topic. Here’s a video on robot armies currently under development in the USA:
Though it will take billions of dollars of investment, it’s pretty much a necessity in this era. Especially in a region like India wherein the political scenario is rather a tight rope walk.
Of course, there’s a need for some human presence, as robots have their own limitations. However, after heavy initial investment, it will become the biggest asset of a nation like India.
A feasible means for developing WMDs must be availed. N capable missiles and bombs must be mass produced. Samson option must also be available in the event of war.
A separate commission needs to be setup to pay serving soldiers / army men and pensions for retired veterans and families of those martyred in war. This point arose in the wake of the OROP protests.
The only point I want to add, in case I haven’t done so before, is that students must also be physically fit, not just intelligent. So gym / strength building classes must be made mandatory along with college education. Innovative, intelligent and fit should be the defining words for students.
Environment: A smart city is one in which nature and technology co-exist. Paris and Vienna are excellent examples of smart cities.
The idea is to innovate while preserving mother nature.
Wastelands in India are a dime a dozen. They can be used for industrial plants instead of fertile agricultural lands.
This way, nature can be preserved and mankind can innovate for the future, all at the same time.
Justice and Law & Order: Indian judges and cops are pretty efficient, but why do they prefer working in the USA or Australia more than India? Money! Once the government paves the way for free market capitalism and gets out of businesses best handled by privateers, it can increase the remuneration for judges and cops.
Accountability is the primary requirement of every single judge and cop. Wherein accountability fails, it must be curtailed by the hire and fire method. Same applies for the bureaucracy (referred to as IAS in India). Where accountability fails, firing will be the immediate action.
Robot police can also be used to curtail terrorism and mob violence, look at the 2012 Azad Maidan riots for reference. In some instances, human cops would rather be wary of taking action, but robots only follow orders, or even better, due to the advancement in the field of machine learning, robots can act with the given data! For a robot, it doesn’t matter whatever be the religion/caste/ethnicity of rioting mobs: Muslim, Hindu, Upper Caste, Lower Caste, Christian, whatever. It only knows one thing: Open Fire! This can be easily used to curb mob violence to a large extent. This reminds me of Robocop! And of course, one of my favorite metalcore bands, Bullet for My Valentine!
Medieval minded religious savages will have only 2 options now: Modernize / moderate, or PERISH!
That’s it for today folks! Really weary after a whole day’s work now! Thanks a lot for your valuable time!
See you soon! Till then, it’s bye… from Iniyavel!
June 4, 2016. 11:13 PM.