Imagine that! Who could have known that ONE trillionaire (or billionaire), would NOT purchase and consume seven billion gallons of milk per week! (or any of the other millions of products and quantities that keep our economy rolling) (as EBITDA’s continuous, daily, cost cutting, budgeting, and pricing policies ever tighten, strangle, consumers’ purchase capacity)
In order to strengthen economies, the report says, nations should admit that “trickle-down” theories of wealth and prosperity do not work and instead raise the wages and living standards of the bottom 20 percent of their populations, install more progressive tax structures, improve worker protections, and institute policies specifically designed to bolster the middle class. (Photo: Euronews)
In light of how the International Monetary Fund has spent most of its existence parading around the world telling governments to make their economies more friendly for multinational corporations by suppressing wages, restricting pensions, liberalizing industries, and more or less advocating they ignore the popular will of workers and the less fortunate—all in the name of market capitalism and endless economic growth—a new report released by the IMF on Monday contains an ironic warning: stop doing all that.
Though it perpetuates the idea that economic growth is the master to whom all should bow, the new research—conducted by the IMF’s own economists and submitted under the title Causes and Consequences of Inequality (pdf)—argues that many of the policies promoted by the IMF have actually harmed nations by exacerbating widespread economic inequality….. more
Questcor Finds Profits, at $28,000 a Vial December 29, 2012 The doctor was dumbfounded: a drug that used to cost $50 was now selling for $28,000 for a 5-milliliter vial.
BECAUSE WE CAN (AND THE CROWD SCREAMS ‘MORE, MORE, MORE!!!’)
“We Honestly Have No Fucking Idea What We’re Doing”, Admits Leading Quantum Physicist |… We must clear our minds of the thought block produced by the assumption that the quantity C is a factor of absolute limit. We must realize that it is a limiting factor only with respect to two given reference points, and that it is perfectly possible to conceive of a series of consecutive reference points between each two of which a differential equal to the quantity C may exist.
It appears that the whole-scale aversion to Zero Point Energy, a realm of no space or time, lies with the fact that it treads upon the spiritual, metaphysical domain, the third leg on the scientific tripod of reality, governed by the same laws, as above so below (i.e., tripod: physical, mental, spiritual).
Radius of Curvature of all Natural Law:
- The Quantity C: Possessing a Significance Far Greater than Attributed
- Gravity – As Viewed Through the Radius (VC)
- Space as Observed through the Curve of Radius Light
- Matter and Mass – Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass
- Beyond A Uni-Dimensional Perception of TIME
- The Nonlinearity of Physical Law
Like buggy whips, socialism, capitalism, communism……have long been outdated. Systems that give rise to 98% of the world’s wealth to 2% of the population, are not supportive of life. A remarkable historical parallel to this latest stage of capitalism points to European feudalism, which generated those extremes of wealth and poverty exemplified by the palace at Versailles versus the abject slums of pre-revolutionary Paris.
A living economy, an economy FOR Life, is way past due.
The worldwide effects of the current economic model can now increasingly be felt reverberating throughout Earth’s life systems creating unbalances. Nature, Gaia, will maintain its homeostasis stability……… and neutralize the irritant.
Atmospheric homeostasis by and for the biosphere: the Gaia hypothesis
Abstract. During the time, 3.2 x 109 years, that life has been present on Earth, the physical and chemical conditions of most of the planetary surface have never varied from those most favourable for life. The geological record reads that liquid water was always present and that the pH was never far from neutral. During this same period, however, the Earth’s radiation environment underwent large changes. As the sun moved along the course set by the main sequence of stars its output will have increased at least 30% and possibly 100%. It may also have fluctuated in brightness over periods of a few million years. At the same time hydrogen was escaping to space from the Earth and so causing progressive changes in the chemical environment. This in turn through atmospheric compositional changes could have affected the Earth’s radiation balance. It may have been that these physical and chemical changes always by blind chance followed the path whose bounds are the conditions favouring the continued existence of life. This paper offers an alternative explanation that, early after life began it acquired control of the planetary environment and that this homeostasis by and for the biosphere has persisted ever since. Historic and contemporary evidence and arguments for this hypothesis will be presented.