The Billionaire’s Cap: A Game Anyone Can Play
Less messy than guillotines and worldwide collapse, and more fun and participatory than actually letting things get that far out of hand, the Billionaire’s Cap is a game of strategy and skill for the whole family to enjoy. The objective is simple: work your way through life until you’ve earned $1 billion dollars, and bingo! You’re declared a winner and allowed to merrily spend that repatriated and federally taxed hard-earned cash however you see fit. But the perks of winning don’t just end there!
Howdy. So here we are beginning our third month of activity/’beta ops’ at Life Is Melody.com. This month sees the launch of The Billionaire’s Cap series: a contest, hat and economic policy idea all rolled into one. The Outlooks section will continue adding material from Chuang Tzu to the Reading Room, and some of the upcoming Zen offerings will be from Hui-Neng. In the natural health/home related topics, aka the Lifestyle section, there will be an intro to wheatgrass article for October to continue in the green superfoods vein from last month. Also coming up in late September or early October, I’ll put up some live Swervedriver I recorded from their second ‘reunion’ 10-date U.S. tour this year and introduce a really cool slide guitar tuning to try in the Arts/Expression section.
There’s some design changes coming down the pike too, most likely around the six month mark.
A Contest, A Hat and A Novel Approach to Disparate Economic Inequality
Get your Thurston Howell lll on!
At some point in the very near future, we’re going to have to address the dangers that unfettered wealth accumulation and concentration pose to our world’s various economic systems, governments, people and yes, even to the planet itself. The Billionaire’s Cap is a novel approach to normalizing the grotesque economic inequality in our present day societies. It celebrates the success of the mega-earners and then frees them from the obligations of further compensation. This then allows others to take their own turn at the helm (or the trough, as it may be) and increases economic mobility for everyone else.