the access-rights to ressources = distribution of ressources should make some sense.
so in linux – it is not dependend on your bank-account – if you may have more or less access to ressources or if you should be allowed to run tasks with elevated privileges (modify the system = pass a law) – it is solely based on the question:
- Why should this user have those privileges?
- Does it make sense to allow user X access to those ressources?
- depending on the user’s intentionts and if it’s good for the system or not
it does not answer the question – are those sources renewable… and would it make sense to change to renewable sources… (that is a question of mankind’s survival as a species) it just asks the question of distribution:
how should access to ressources be distributed to make everyone be able to complete their tasks within a certain time-range…
security and trust
- systems can be hacked
- banks and tax-advicers are constantly (day and night) on the search for such “holes” to avoid tax or even extract money from the system
- whenever a bitcoin exchange get’s hacked – the USD/EUR value of the bitcoins goes down – trust is lost – probably the same with EUR/USD?
atleast with open source and linux – if you learn c – you could read the code.
which means – you get insight what rules the machine is operating with.
with the monetary system those rules seem not to be so clear.
mistakes can be found everywhere – so transparency would be good if the intention was to build a good system that serves everybody.
right now – you can’t visit a website money-flow.org that shows the flow of money in realtime…
in sweden you can atleast google the income of your neighbour… but that’s about it.
secrecy is high priority in banks.