As it stands, capitalism rewards only the owners of capital with profits, causing inequalities between the haves and the have-nots, with wealth accumulating in fewer hands over time. Post-Capitalism addresses that here and now, by keeping the good of Capitalism without the bad: it harnesses the force of wealth generation that capitalism offers, whilst avoiding the inequalities created in the process.
Post-Capitalism adds one simple ingredient to Capitalism: Consideration. Profits that normally go to the investors are shared with whoever helps generate them. Using the same economic system, the same financial structure, the same legal institutions, the outcome is radically different, as explained in the example below.
It makes our society more equal by allowing workers to benefit from the wealth they create together with investors, thus preventing the rising of inequalities caused by the current system of beliefs.
Post-Capitalism Now is a grass-roots movement that encourages individuals and companies to evolve towards a more considerate way of distributing profits, spear-heading the change of mentality needed to create a more humane society.
Post-Capitalism can be applied anywhere and in any situation where profits are granted to the Capital, by also rewarding the workforce or anyone helping in the generation of these profits. Whether it is a company distributing dividends to its shareholders or a landlord investing in property for renting, they can all share the profits with their workers or tenants.
We create the world we want to live in, and it is our choice to create a Post-Capitalist society or not. If you are ready to share the profits of your company with your workers or the rent of your property with your tenants, you can do it right now!
Post-Capitalism is happening now. It is perfectly compatible with our current economic system, and people on their own, as well as companies, are applying these simple principles at their level, one at a time. No need for government support or new regulations, it starts here and now!
After 9 years, the investor sells for £60k and recovers their initial investment, plus the £54k profits, so he gets a total wealth of £114k. Only Capital wins.
If the business loses a third of its value after 9 years, the investor walks away with £94k (£40k from the sale and £54k profits), and the employees may lose their job and leave empty-handed. Only Capital wins.
After 9 years, the investor sells for £60k and recovers their initial investment, and the £54k profits are shared with the workers, so they receive £27k each. Both Capital and Labour win.
If the business loses a third of its value after 9 years, the £20k loss is covered by the retained profits, so the investor gets their £60k back, and the remaining £34k profits are shared with the workers. Overall, the investors walk away with £77k, and the workers get £17k profits. Both Capital and Labour win.
Note: the proportion of profit distribution between Capital and Labour will depend on the ratio of Capital to Labour in the business.
Overall, Post-Capitalism generates the same wealth as Capitalism, but without negative effects, because the workers share in the profits. And if there are losses, the profits compensate the investors, just as Capitalism does. In summary, Post-Capitalism shares profits without putting the investors at risk. For more details see our FAQ on risk & returns.
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