How will the currently owned property be taken from the owners and redistributed?
And here also -- what will be the 'cap' of what is 'to
much', how that will be calculated in the transition period?
Firstly, one must realize that no one actually 'owns' land and it is only through our collective agreement that we give some the right to control land usage. Thus in an Equal Money System, land will belong to everyone, however, practically, we as humans require our 'own' space, so to speak, to be able to place the things that we use on a daily basis, such as our clothing, toothbrush, computer, etc, and from that perspective, people will still have their own rooms and closets and things of that nature, however there will certainly not be any 'private land ownership' as has existed throughout history. Obviously throughout history, ownership of land has been used for some to have an unfair advantage over others who do not own land, and only then is it possible to, for example, charge someone rent to have a place to sleep, when all should have a place to sleep and eat and work simply by virtue of the fact that one is born on this planet.
That being said, the property that is currently in the hands of individuals will only be taken from them where it makes sense and is necessary. Practically it would make most sense to first and foremost focus on the things that are necessary for humans to have to be able to function effectively. Meaning if someone has a closet full of 50 winter coats and there are 49 people who don't even have 1 winter coat, and they live in a cold climate - wouldn't it make sense to redistribute the coats to those without?
I foresee that for the most part this won't be necessary as we are already able to produce far more than what is needed by all the humans on Earth - the main problem is not one of having enough, but rather an unfair distribution system that says one can only have if one has enough money, and yet each one does not have equal access to money or to the opportunities to have money.
What we will most likely need to focus on in terms of property redistribution would be the resources and land owned by the corporations and few individuals who control them. These will have to be taken out of private ownership and redirected towards the best benefit of all. The only reason why a corporation or individual should own an otherwise freely available resource is to be able to restrict its use and to profit from exclusive ownership. Obviously resources should not be 'open' from the perspective that all have immediate access to abuse them (see the Tragedy of the Commons), however they should be managed by a system which has what is Best for All as its directive principle.
unfair economic system (simply read Thomas Moore's Utopia to see how far back this was realized.) Thus there is no need to have weapons in a system where there is no financial motivation for crime.
Obviously there will be a transition period where people will not yet trust each other but if the system is designed effectively to make money itself impossible to steal and accumulate, then there will be very little crime based on the desire for money itself. We will still have a period of sorting out those who have mental and psychological conditions that predispose them to violence, but that will become easier to handle when we are all no longer focused simply on our day to day survival as it is now.
The second question dealing with how we will decide what the 'cap' on property ownership is and how we will decide what is 'too much' for each one. That should not be that difficult. It is rather simple actually. I require 1 computer - 2 is unnecessary unless I can show that it is in fact a necessity for a specific task or job that I am doing that benefits everyone. We can calculate for example how long a coat lasts and whether mathematically one should have 2 coats and wear them on alternating days or whether it is simply better to replace them one after the other. These are relatively simply problems mathematically speaking and in fact this type of research already exists for many types of products. Again the problem currently is that the research is only used to increase the profits of companies by driving down costs. In an Equal Money System this type of research will be done in order to find out the most effective way to distribute resources to make living more effective and easier for everyone. If one really look at the amount of waste that happens in our current system it is clear that when the starting point is to see how we can make EVERYTHING more effective from an integrated point of view, in support of what is Best for EVERYONE then there will be much less waste and there will obviously be no competition, thus research will be done openly and the feedback that this will allow for will accelerate the process tremendously.
see our Destonians Wiki on with subjects like Equal Money and Equality for All
also visit equalmoney.org to find out more about the Equal Money System
visit Desteni to research guidelines for Equality and to know and learn more about how the system we live in works