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A distributive economy may be contrasted with a re-distributive economy, which is the dominant global model as of 2018. Mainstream economics tend to collect revenue (taxes) or amass wealth (billionaires) so that resources can be re-distributed as an afterthought. We believe not so much in re-distribution - but in distribution in the first place. Distibution in the first place can happen by a transition to open source economics - thereby eliminating the various mechanisms of power concentration that constitute structural evil.

A mindset of re-distribution is undesirable - in our opinion - because it does not address the creation of disparities - in the first place. From an integrated perspective, humanity should work on upgrading its operating system for how access and opportunity are created - which is the core aim of Open Source Ecology. By unleashing productive potential locally via global cooperation on open source economics - we can eradicate artificial scarcity, lower taxation, and create more fulfilled lives.

In practice, we will probably not eliminate the entrenched welfare state overnight. The welfare state serves a useful, if inefficient, function. But over the long term, we should upgrade the economic paradigm to addressing inequality and wealth distribution in our economic thinking up front, not as an afterthought.