Ultimately, "the economy" is about what we are. Is it any wonder that the Great Resetters want to change what it means to be human?
Good one Alex.
The "economy" like "public health" is an artificial construct.
Artificial constructs dehumanize us, so the question, what indeed are we, becomes critical, for an individual and for all of us. Because if you're not contrarian on this question, you have swallowed the generally accepted theory of evolution, which basically boils down to: I am an accident, there was nothing before and there will be nothing after. Think about that for about a minute and you soon realize that if I'm an accident, nothing much matters. This for me explains much about where moral values have gone. Eventually it all ends up in nihilism, a far cry from the abundant life we could have if we could only answer the question correctly. See John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy [sound familiar?]. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
We are ALL economists! A new mantra of mine. Great piece Alex that was excellent many thanks!
Sometimes we forget who we are.
Hi Alex, You and quite some other thinkers from HU, CH, UK etc. have come to the same conclusion as you seem to have in many of your talks and writings, i.e. that the heart of the problem lies in the money system underpinning the current economic model. I.e. the system for the means of exchange being exposed to speculation.
Some come at it with a digital DAO solution, like Prof Richard Werner and his Valhalla Network initiative (https://valhallanetwork.io/), or others with creating platforms on the antroposophic model of the Swiss, Alexander Caspar with inbuilt expiry in the money issued (http://www.gemeinsinn.net/data/Alexander_Caspar_Das_neue_Geld_deutsch.pdf). Or even like in HU, creating bottom up parallel society frameworks like the localized "Basket Communities" for exchange of local produce as a societal commerce network basis for a new money.
While I agree with practically all what you say above and in your talks, I would be curious to get your opinion as to what you see as key ingredients lifting these initiatives off the ground, and achieving scale.
All the best and thank you for your inspiring work!
That’s the way I see it as well.
"The economy itself is the aggregate of people going about their lives and making a living."
That's the propaganda slogan, equivalent to writing "Your vote counts"!
The economy itself is the aggregate of slaves going about their slavery and making a surviving.
But clearly the herds of modern moron slaves are very happy with the economy itself.