The inefficiency of the capitalist labor market has been vexing to many and it has caused persistent misery and hardship to the jobless. By eliminating the profit mandate and replacing it with universal lifetime labor employment, NATORZ businesses can provide both need-based goods and services and employment for members of the community, and guarantee that every worker will get a job and every job will get a worker, with no more unfilled vacancies and worries about immigrants or robots displacing local workers. Once the supply of labor is absorbed by the mandate, the NATORZ economy can effectively solve the labor market inefficiency problem and accomplish more. Specifically:
NATORZ is designed to care about the worker by eradicating unemployment in the instance that the worker did not have the right skill sets for the job market or the worker could not get to the job location physically before; by employing all its denizens locally and permanently.
NATORZ is designed to care about the worker in the instance that the worker did not like or enjoy his job before; by maximizing his after-work hours to indulge in what the worker enjoys to do and by making his work purposeful, meaningful, worthwhile and rewarding.
NATORZ is designed to care about the worker in the instance that the worker was not making a living wage before; by paying the worker a living wage or its equivalent and taking care of all his physical needs.
NATORZ is designed to care about the worker in the instance that the worker was working long hours and burnt out before; by eliminating those situations if possible and making those situations only temporary and fair if necessary.
NATORZ is designed to care about the worker in the instance that the worker’s boss exploited and mistreated the worker before; by making business organizations transparent and accountable, and by taking away the incentives of those actions.
NATORZ is designed to guarantee the right and ethical match between supply and demand; by guaranteeing and prioritizing the provision of critical and essential goods and services only.
NATORZ is designed to account for inequality, discrimination, poverty, hunger or homelessness; by being human, humane, humanist and socially responsible.
NATORZ is designed to plan for critical disruptions, redundancies, contingencies or emergencies, by building preparations and resilience into the community-wide operating system.
NATORZ is designed to prevent market manipulation, e.g. corruption, monopoly, price gouging, insider trading, rent seeking, etc.; by eliminating profit motives and profiteering opportunities.
NATORZ is designed to take into account of ‘external costs,’ concerning natural resource management and depletion, pollution, or conservation and protection of the natural environment and biodiversity; by being sustainable and environmentally responsible.
On top of the economical boon, an increase in individual and collective well-being can be expected. The work-life balance for workers will be restored. Job guarantees will remove the associated financial and emotional stress, leaving workers happier and more productive in their jobs. Job flexibility and mobility are possible as all workers are available for reassignments, especially if lifetime learning and training are offered. The work ethic will be preserved as everyone will work to his/her ability and contribute to the economy for life.
Wage equality and equal job opportunities will advance economic and social justice and minimize the unfairness and disadvantages of genetic lottery. All economic gains and costs will be socialized, rendering the economy more stable, predictable, equitable and secured, thereby more sustainable, self-sufficient and resilient. The same NATORZ model can be easily adapted and replicated in any community anywhere in the world. Once NATORZ takes care of the majority of working class, they will be set free from the economic insecurity to work harder, more efficiently and more productively for the common good and for climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
Let us imagine what if…