Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Marx advocated the dogmatic principle, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." Under this system, people proved more needy than able.
Capitalists make wealth, as opposed to productivity, the best means to acquire more wealth by exploiting the productivity of the poor masses, thereby promoting productivity for its own sake, without ever taking into consideration social and environmental needs, or without entertaining the notion of fairness.
Productivists might introduce fairness into the social scheme by advocating, "To each according to his productivity." But this renders productivity an end, rather than a means.
I am developing a political philosophy which I call "Pure Nationalism", where the economy will reward productivity, but in which economic model the society will have a say in what is and is not produced based upon its value to the society and the long term effects on human life, the environment and the nation. Politics as well as the marketplace will play a role in the use of resources and loan and investment capital. Productivity which is beneficial to society will be the means to wealth, not the usury, monopoly and gambling of laissez faire Capitalism or the slavery and nihilism of Communism. National productivity will produce American wealth and not be subject to foreign exploitation.
Production will be engineered to benefit and serve the human race, not to produce maximum profits regardless of the long term costs or need for that which is produced. There is great need in the country, and much is produced in vain which serves no need. Much is also produced that is destructive to our nation. Labor receives little profit beyond the ability to service its own debts for sustenance. This will change.
Health and genetic improvement will be goals of our society and the economy will serve, rather than attack, the human being. May each generation be healthier than the previous generation. Our most important stored value is our people, their health and our children.