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  1. #1 A New Type Of Economy. Would it last? How long? 
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    Imagine if you will, that a new country on Earth is formed in 2012.

    Companies will only be allowed to grow as big as the government allows. Meaning at some point you can't hire any more workers. Your business can only expand as far as the government allows. Unless you get rid of some workers so the number stays the same.

    But you're not allowed to get rid of workers unless they break certain rules (tardiness/company policies). If you fire them without sufficient cause the government will fine you and keep the money. After an investigation IF you're proven guilty.

    So the question is, would this company STILL exist in 2014?

    Location: Island in the pacific. Founded by a rich billionaire.

    Population: 50'000.


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    Depends upon many factors. No one can say If a company will survive from year to year with accuracy. If It Is a government controlled company the government might just keep supplying money to that company to keep It afloat and to get Its kick backs.


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    Island in the Caribbean....Cuba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorbo View Post
    Imagine if you will, that a new country on Earth is formed in 2012.

    Companies will only be allowed to grow as big as the government allows. Meaning at some point you can't hire any more workers. Your business can only expand as far as the government allows. Unless you get rid of some workers so the number stays the same.

    But you're not allowed to get rid of workers unless they break certain rules (tardiness/company policies). If you fire them without sufficient cause the government will fine you and keep the money. After an investigation IF you're proven guilty.

    So the question is, would this company STILL exist in 2014?

    Location: Island in the pacific. Founded by a rich billionaire.

    Population: 50'000.
    In my country, employees cannot be fired for any reason.

    And large firms lend to economies of scale and scope, so lower prices.
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    Utopias never seem to last and ideal systems only work in ideal worlds.
    Whatever system you want to propose some genius will find some way to game it for their personal benefit.
    You also mention nothing about how you would handle natural population increase or what you would actually do with any excess workers.

    I doubt if one year is a fair time span for a trial because your billionaire idealist who is financing this political experiment might not have lost enough money to pull the plug in such a short time.
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    In my country, employees cannot be fired for any reason.
    This sounds like nonsense to me.

    Even in countries which have strong worker protection laws, employees are dismissed for dishonesty, theft and fraud.

    Strong worker protections also tend to protect workers from each other's less socially amenable behaviours, so people can be sacked for bullying, harassment and other similarly undesirable behaviours within the workforce. Workers who insult or attack customers or others outside a business can also be disciplined which might add up to eventual dismissal.

    Strong worker protections also include job safety provisions. People who endanger themselves and others by refusing to follow health and safety rules don't last very long on building sites or mining jobs.
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