There is an idea that the moment in time will come when you can be free; I don’t mean have a free hour or two, I mean Free. There will be no rent because you own the house you live in. You will not have to pay utility bills because the energy you use will be self-sustaining (solar?) and the water filtered in-house. There will be no need to pay for medical insurance because medical care will be provided free of charge for everyone solely on the fact that they are alive and human; but since that doesn’t seem viable today, you will have simply paid that debt in full. You’ll have no need to pay car insurance bills or to pay off bank loans towards the ownership of an automobile because you will not own one. Instead you will have created a network of transportation that includes bicycles, taxis and you. Ideally, you will live in a community where everything you need is within walking distance, but if not, you will have worked that out through your network of transportation. Every payment will be a one-time payment meaning that you get no bills monthly, but only following the receipt of a service or product. This way your life will be financially worry-free because there will be no ongoing payments and the money used from these one-time payments(all that you engage in) will come from a checking account that is automatically deducted annually or monthly from a savings account that has so much in it, that it yearly remakes everything that is taken out. The money in the checking account that is not spent within the allotted period will be donated to a previously selected charity. Money should be so little a part of life that it shall not even be handled in its basic form. Financial transactions will be handled directly “through the computer” so the only pecuniary device you will own will be a card. In these ways, the break-off point is a direct separation from the economic reality of the earn-to-live mentality. Working for money will be a voluntary task undertaken only if so desired, unmotivated by cash.
This was the original statement. But let me add the disclaimer that “The Break-Off Point” is not an original statement in that its inspirations are with us everywhere. Ideas that I’ve brought together had many beginnings. I’d just like to acknowledge that. Also, the concepts I’ve discussed in the long paragraph(if it can even be called that) above are static ideas, they are meant to be brainstormed, discussed, argued and progressed. In fact, comment as much as necessary, this needs to be a discussion. Not only will that give you an answer to any question you have, it’ll also help me annotate the what-seem-simple but are actually specific points that I didn’t articulate well. There are many of those.