In order to reveal the complex relation between economic growth, well-being and happiness, there are certain questions: Is economic growth the basis of human progress and development? Why is capitalism successful, while communism has failed? What is the relation between economic growth, well-being and happiness, considering the Easterlin paradox?
From a False Age of Prosperity to a Democratic Era, A Science Fiction Story of Capitalism and Communism
It was the year 2060. After the third world war, the President of the European Union is elected World President, establishing a dictatorship that would lead to a serious economic crisis, unprecedented in human history. In the year 2228, the dissident scientists reached an agreement to travel through time and avoid the establishment of the global dictatorial government.
The communists consider that capitalism is unjust, perverse, inequitable and inhumane. They also believe that this economic model is the generator of immense differences between the rich and the poor, being guilty of all the problems of the modern world. Even their ideals and aspirations are consistent with the great communist dream of science fiction: the existence of an advanced...
The great dream of the communists is the existence of an advanced scientific and technological society that works perfectly, led by a communist, secular and atheist government, in which there are no economic inequalities among citizens, nor is there money. This is evidenced in the Soviet futurist history In 2017 and in the television series Star Trek.