WebStamp January 13, 2021
Making A Difference in 2021
WebStamp started 5 years ago with the goal to encourage Calgarians to help stimulate the local economy by shopping locally. Many of the world’s woes, such as a volatile economy, the pandemic, and other disasters have devastated the economy since then. With the intent of preventing a total economic disaster, there have been many campaigns to encourage supporting local businesses and changing the way business is done. WebStamp has shown many ways over the years how everyone can participate in Making A Difference with their own M.A.D. Moves.
Financial woes caused by local businesses having to close because of public health orders have many business owners and employees not working and stressing out over the loss of income to make ends meet. We have advocated for the implementation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) so nobody has to worry about their finances to cover the necessities, especially in the event of a disaster. Skeptics have stated that with UBI we would be living in a communist society and if we give people free money they would not want to work anymore.
Studies and trials in UBI have shown that there is basically no difference in employment levels. In some trials, the workforce actually increased due to UBI recipients having more time to look for work instead of scrounging for money and reducing the stress of providing the necessities to live. There are several models of basic income available from guaranteeing an unconditional periodic cash payment, negative income tax, to dividends.
With proper and planned implementation, a UBI will help reduce poverty, equalize income, and provide enough funding for everyone to live a healthylifestyle, educated, and maintain a means of living for all.
To build a better economy a change is necessary for the way we live. The capitalistic system of profit and consumerism needs to be reformed to become a more sustainable eco-friendly economy where we provide and produce affordable products and services that fit the needs of the people to live comfortably locally. Do we really need an over-abundance of over-priced high-end items or can we enjoy life with fewer affordable more practical ones?
There are many concerned citizens already Making A Difference by helping the less-fortunate and victims of disasters and wrong-doings. Businesses are evolving towards more sustainable Circular Business Models to solve the problems created by capitalization. The new way of doing business is about making sure everyone has enough and nobody has too much. It will also help eliminate pollution, preserve the environment, and improve the way we live.
WebStamp will continue to provide the information to help stimulate debate and participation in a movement to Make A Difference towards bringing about a better world. WebStamp can’t do this alone. The most important part of any movement is not the leader, but the followers. The more followers there are in any movement the larger the movement. WebStamp would love to hear from Calgarians and have them submit their own articles on how a business, organization, or person Made A Difference towards improving and educating society to a better way of life. One can easily participate by commenting on many of WebStamp’s articles. How are you going to Make A Difference and help the world recover?
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WebStamp January 13, 2021