Well, I love the sentiment in general, but I also know that theres so much more to it; the first thing that comes to mind is is the adjunctive idea that it should be enough for themselves and not too much; it should also be about producing all manners of things and ideas. In addition, please include a classless society (and world) as much as possible. But yeah, by channeling production away from so much physical/energy resources, and into the freakin’ Humanities, I think the problem of profit and plethora would solve itself.
Mr. Marx comes to mind: “in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, to fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have in mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.”
Also, obviously, Nietzsche: “To create, desireth the loving one, because he despiseth! What knoweth he of love who hath not been obliged to despise just what he loved!
With thy love, go into thine isolation, my brother, and with thy creating; and late only will justice limp after thee.
With my tears, go into thine isolation, my brother. I love him who seeketh to create beyond himself, and thus succumbeth.—
Thus spoke Zarathustra.” http://4umi.com/nietzsche/zarathustra/17
Concerning all those economic factors, I really just don’t know. I do believe that localizing the food production would inherently bring the practices to the public eye, and making them participate through relative (accepted and established) time-bank-currency AND hands-on effort: should be enough. How to adapt supply and demand, specialization, etc., though, yeah, not my strong suit. BUT, concerning making everyone an artist…… thats like my only goal in life. Lets turn laziness into a group activity; lets make boredom unethical, immoral, even MORE boring; lets throw a big-o damn city museum in the center of city, and a cool little creation-space on each corner. Just walk by, or walk in, or climb ON, pick up some eco-friendly paint, charcoal, your own blood, whatever, and go wild whenever you want. In my view, graffiti should be promoted at all times, as long as its good or at least improving. YEAH, make a district for every kind of art, and a little ghetto within each district for all the other kinds, or just take a vote every few years on how to design the space; in the end, moving around ought to be easy enough, trading furniture and art and pokemon cards, applying for other places, banning cars, implementing torture pits when necessary, reestablishing medieval knighthood; the whole shabang. In the end, though, the community’s self sufficiency on all consumption should be prioritized, then (i guess) we can get into how exactly we’re gonna save the rest of the world when the mongols part 2 comes around.
((P.S)(im super down for Robocracy. lets just say OK anybody so much as rips the wings off a fly and we’re gonna either laser snipe you from space, and if any little bands of funny-guys come around we’re just nuking the whole continent so dont even think about it: its all on a program).)