Angry Exile is running a quote from an Occupier:
First-time protestor, Roy Hobbs, insisted: “I’m here because I’m sick and tired of all the greed that stops me from getting what I want. That’s why I’ve come up with a plan that will solve everything. It involves dividing all the money in the world equally and then waiting to see what happens next.”
Brilliant – here’s how I see it working. Let’s say my earnings and general “worth” is 0.000001 of the total “worth” of the UK. In the divvying up, I get 0.000001. Let’s say you’re worth a small fortune from your dried-goods business and have 0.000018 of the combined wealth of the country. You’ll get 0.000018 of the nation’s wealth.
And so on.
Roy Hobbs, living with his mother in her semi-detached and drawing benefits, gets to take home minus 0.000001, which is his estimated wealth, i.e. he owes the taxpayers and we’ll send the bailiffs around to extract it from him soon after the scheme is implemented.
That all seems pretty equal, as far as I can see – we all get an amount equal to our current worth. To save admin costs, we’ll just leave it as is but make a bookkeeping entry that “the” wealth has now been redistributed.
Of course there’ll be some exceptions, e.g. anyone who was bailed out or cheated on expenses, plus any benefits scammer – he or she will pay back directly into the public purse and that money will then go towards a new aircraft carrier and planes to go on it, plus retraining pilots and crew.