We do not know yet what an ideal society is…
Question from the Internet:
“What is the ideal distribution of wealth in a society? This is assuming there would still be a hierarchy without an arbitrary monarch. Nor, just giving everyone the same thing regardless of contribution.”
As you suggested this is something we cannot figure out, as we have no idea about what “ideal”, what “equal”, what “just” is, we do not know what each other’s or even our own natural necessities are and we definitely have no idea about what available resources are.
All those things are defined by Nature’s integrated system we are also part of, but we sense ourselves outside of it.
As a result all our laws, principles, ideologies, ideas. ideals are arbitrary, made of by our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egotistic, and exploitative mind, everything we do serves the selfish ego, reward, profit, and power of the most powerful, most egotistic, and selfish in Human society.
In order to know what an ideal society is, what “relative” equality, just distribution of resources and wealth is according to true natural necessities and available resources, first of all, Humanity would need to integrate into Nature so we could understand the system from within.
And in order to integrate into Nature, we would need to become similar to it, following its template of perfect, mutual integration through mutually responsible and mutually complementing connections, cooperation.
Then we will build a society where each will find their perfect “cogwheel role” towards the wellbeing of the whole collective, each performing that role according to their unique, individual abilities and conditions (like in a machine where there are multiple sized cogwheels, components, or in the body where each cell and organ is vastly diverse with vastly different roles. And in return each will receive everything they need and deserve for their most optimal contribution towards the whole.
This will mean “relative equality”, each performing 100% service towards the collective according to ability and conditions, receiving 100% of what they need to maintain that role.
This is a gradual process through the right upbringing, education — that helps us to build Human relationships and the fabric of society based on Nature’s integral template — changing the whole discourse in society, changing the present sinister media propaganda to open, transparent educational dissemination.