"More important ... then, is that Mr average American -Joe Blow, is absolutely UNqualified to 'invest in his retirement', certain to remain so, and certain, in addition, to lose his 'investment', no matter how small or 'safe', to 'the aristocracy free-loading on the system' -the nature of stockmarket investment in general today -Bush's idea intrinsically dependent upon 'pie in the sky' economic growth that depends, in turn, upon 'a planetary foreverness of diasporatively cheap natural resources and labor'".
(-from Part 2 below)
Social security, pensioning and 'private wealth' are artifacts of human evolution generally come into existence as support in old age. Retirement, in this respect -so far, depends upon the relatively cheap labor inherent a growing
population and the 'cheap' natural resources discovered under that spreading population. But population cannot grow forever and will -eventually, settle down into 'what the earth can bear'. There is, in this sense, a progression that can be laid out
regarding certain aspects of how that settling will take place, thus by the time world population stops growing -perhaps as soon as 2040-50, scientists may already have 'invaded' government and begun passing laws regarding 'What's best for humanity as
a continuing life-form on the planet'.
We do not age overnight, nor does goverment policy change overnight either. The probability then is that retirement and 'carrying the aged' will both be absorbed into that 'scientized government' as opposed to putting that (aging) 'Eskimo population out
on the ice'. What this means is that people will no longer able to rely upon 'diasporatively cheap natural resources and labor', but that social security -in particular, will increase in importance -along with health and welfare, as people remain
both more productive and more self-supporting as they ease into retirement and old age. 'Private wealth', furthermore -that of 'American free-enterprise, capitalism' in particular, is perhaps more critical in the sense that it is based upon 'the right to
make as much money as you can and spend it any way you choose (as long as there's no law against it)' -an assertion, in effect, of 'natural rights overriding science' -'unlikely to be tolerated by life-form-oriented scientists'.
2 - Social security, pensioning and 'private wealth' (example) support 'lifestyle and quality of life' as people's ability to support it diminishes with age and retirement -as long, that is, as 'cheap natural resources
and labor' continue to exist.
3 - But natural resources cannot last forever, and population, therefore, will stabilize accordingly with 'an inevitable attrition of 'lifestyle and the quality of
life' from that invasionary growth and consumption into sustainable resource use'.
4 - the optimization of 'sustainable resource use' will default, therefore, to some 'governmental agency' capable of making the intrinsically heuristic science-based analyses and decisions necessary for humans as a life-form on the planet.
5 - The existence of 'private wealth' (example) -pensions therein, is based on 'natural rights and freedoms' fundamentally antithetical to science -a matter of
time, therefore, before they are vacated out of all government and economic policy and operation.
This progression is neither unlikely nor 'far off'. It is, rather, a fact of life today that the excesses of 'pecking-order-based expression' are literally unmaintainable -only a matter of time, therefore, before 'how much money one can make and how it can be spent' are both severely circumscribed -only a matter of time before knowledge-and-government extends both our 'productive usefulness to society' and our 'well-being and quality of life' as we 'retire into the grave'.
The year-2000 presidential-election idea of 'the individual investing some portion of his social security monies towards retirement' actually runs against 'the nature and course of human evolution and progression'; we are destined rather, by genetic imperative, to 'best well-being and viability of the organism-whole', a situation that ultimately entails 'a heuristically optimizing evaluation and manipulation of individual capabilities' by government for that organism-whole -health, education et cetera- in rejection of 'the individual investing some portion of his social security monies for his and his own' welfare and retirement.
Social security is a highly factional phenomenon of modern civilization evolved more or less circumstantially out of warm-blooded-vertebrate congregationalism and an eventual, codified incorporation (mankind 'civilizing') of 'extended life-span
and decline with age'. Deliberative capability tells us however, that ours is an essentially closed system 'ineluctably forcing us into best well-being and viability of the organism-whole' -and that, thru our only agency of individual
capabilities 'heuristically optimizing' toward that end -education, 'manipulation' et cetera
Following next are the biological and anthropological factors of that evolution and progression -the etiology and future of 'social security and pensioned retirement'.
1 - Factors other than deliberative capability essentially constant, the role that every organism generally plays in the continuing evolution of the organism-whole depends primarily on what fundamentally cerebrative and related physical capabilities it has influencing that evolution.
2 - For warm-blooded organisms (further), 'cerebrative such influence' also depends on the degree to which 'congregational well-being and viability' is a factor -and decline with age on that(*1).
3 - How 'decline with age' influences 'congregational well-being and viability' however, depends further still upon the degree to which -'pro-simian forward'- evolving deliberative capability, supercedes cerebrative in affecting evolutionary process(*2).
-Pro-hominid forward then, beyond 'thus-far civilizationally evolved H sapiens'-
4 - How 'organism-whole well-being and viability' is affected by decline with age ultimately depends only on how 'decline-with-age physical and mental capabilities and influences' are manipulated -heuristically (deliberative
capability), into that 'well-being and viability'.
Clearly, 'vouchers for education', 'free-enterprise' HMO's (as opposed to blanket medicare) and all other such 'freedom-of-choice oubliettes' are in no way different. -And the current presidential-election idea of 'the individual investing some portion of his social security monies towards retirement' is no different than warm-blooded survival-of-the-fittest' until we come up against 'system limitations and sustainable resource use'.
More important than 'anthropologically and inevitably' however -'immediately' then, is that Mr average American -Joe Blow, is absolutely UNqualified to 'invest in his retirement', certain to remain so, and certain, in addition, to lose his 'investment', no matter how small or 'safe', to 'the aristocracy free-loading on the system' -the nature of stockmarket investment in general today -Bush's idea intrinsically dependent upon 'pie in the sky' economic growth that depends, in turn, upon 'a planetary foreverness of diasporatively cheap natural resources and labor'.