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New Economy 2015: The Future of Capitalism

New Economy 2015: The Future of Capitalism 86

[SPECIAL SERIES PART 1 of 3]  Without growth, capitalism is rendered no more, and possibly less effective than socialism as the U.S continues to slip down global quality of life indexes.  2015 will be extremely challenging for those still mired in third dimensional economics, but for the rest of us, new opportunities abound everywhere we turn.

Just like we’ve always been the ones we’ve been waiting for, so too, are we the ones who will self-fund the new economy with our own capital, volunteerism and gifting.  This is incredibly good news as we step into our power as sovereign beings acting under our own authority in service of all humanity.

So that this good news doesn’t seem like more pie in the sky, let’s take a look back, and then move forward, to see a glimpse of what our future contains.  How you write your future is up to you, but as you will see, the power of a new economy has been quietly at work behind the scenes for a while in surprising ways, waiting for the appropriate time to come into the spotlight.

THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM

New reports and studies continue to provide quantifiable data that capitalism is in trouble. Income inequality and the damage it inflicts is back in the news with the recent paper by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Trends in Income Inequality and its Impact on Economic Growth. OECD summarizes by stating, “Rising inequality is estimated to have knocked more than 10 percentage points off growth in Mexico and New Zealand over the past two decades up to the Great Recession. In Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, the cumulative growth rate would have been six to nine percentage points higher had income disparities not widened…”

Though OECD cites that, “…the main mechanism through which inequality affects growth is by undermining education opportunities for children from poor socio-economic backgrounds, lowering social mobility and hampering skills development,” the root cause of inequality itself is an economic system that fails to deliver the equal opportunity it promises due to its own inherent limitations.

Outside of policy induced bubbles, for most people, capitalism is only slightly better than other economic systems and less so when met with its kryptonite. But, before we get to that, let’s examine capitalism’s beginnings.

CAPITALISM’S ROOTS

Capitalism flourished in the beginning largely due to and literally off the backs of slaves. The American South was reluctant to end slavery primarily due to economic reasons, but need not have worried as the economic forces of capitalism went to work with a national and global population explosion.

Currently, many countries are hitting peak population, in that fertility rates are below replacement level. Though this should be good news, it’s only good if consumption continues to rise. Growth is the key ingredient to the continued viability of capitalism as a premier economic system.  Capitalism’s kryptonite, stagnation, means capital is taken out of circulation to service debt and becomes concentrated in the hands of the few.

Let’s qualify the following by stating that to build a better world, it must be recognized that there is no singular panacea to handle all human needs except a gift economy, a concept too far-reaching for most of humanity. Regardless, a shift in how we do business is being called for. Are you up for the challenge?

The truth is capitalism does not benefit everyone to the extent it should. The reason capitalism is only a slightly better economic system, even when running at peak performance, is that profligate materialism comes at the expense of our planet.

We should not be poisoning our planet with material excess and the processes used to create it. Poverty levels should not exist and/or be rising to such levels in this stage of the game. Infrastructure and standards of living should not be in a state of decline. The last thirty years have proven that trickle-down economics mostly trickles down to a very few. So, what’s wrong?

CAPITALISM’S BI-POLAR NATURE

One of the three core elements of capitalism is competition. Capitalism is a limited bi-polar construct in that it requires a loser for every winner. This is the true trickle-down effect as a large portion of the working class struggles for basic housing and to put food on the table, aided and abetted by the watering down of capitalism as we outsource labor to non-capitalistic countries, becoming complicit in human rights violations by those willing to turn a blind eye.

Too many people, even in this country, are struggling for access to basic shelter, food, water, healthcare and higher education. Competition has wrought enough damage to each other and the planet, creating parasitic-type conditions that have made true innovation that could easily end man-made poverty extremely limited.

World peace will forever remain elusive as long as we battle to secure our own survival, blind to the realization that our neighbor’s well-being is vital to our own. As a species, we are interconnected and inseparable from each other and from our ecosystem. The greater truth that no mainstream economist has dared state publicly is that capitalism is not sustainable.

Instead of debating outdated economics, let us come together to forge a new path—one that is practical and truly provides equal opportunity for all, even those desiring to live a simple life. Capitalism served us well, but it’s become evident that working together cooperatively rather than in competition is the foundation for a new economy and peaceful world.

How about a trickle-up economy? Join us for part 2 of 3 for some great news for 2015!

Photo credit: Tony Hall

 

Christine Horner

Awakening the Miraculous in You… Author, publisher and humanitarian, Christine Horner, is dedicated to the advancement of human consciousness. Christine is the author of the ground-breaking WHAT IS GOD? ROLLING BACK THE VEIL, nominated for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, merging science and spirituality and the founder of the What Would Love Do Foundation. Upcoming book releases include “The Power of Unity Consciousness” and debut novel, “Meadowlark.” www.ChristineHorner.com, www.Facebook.com/hornerchristine, www.Twitter.com/itgpublishing

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Polar vortex: “wild” winter is coming in the US, Northern Europe and East Asia after the 16th of January

Polar vortex: "wild" winter is coming in the US, Northern Europe and East Asia after the 16th of January 91

In the upper atmosphere above the North Pole, experts saw a rapidly swirling vortex of cold air that could bring severe frosts to the United States, Northern Europe and East Asia. Serious cold snap and snowy weather are expected after January the 16th.

Snowfalls and a cold snap hit South Korea since the start of 2021, hitting historic snow maximums and temperatures. In the country, for the first time since 1964, television and newer communications are sending people cold snap warnings:

https://twitter.com/sonyeoljin/status/1346841272347082752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The situation is similar in Japan, where a new snow storm hit historic highs:

On January 7, the thermometer In Beijing dropped to -20 degrees Celsius, breaking the 1966 record. In other regions of China, the temperature is also not sugar, and you can only move around in special uniforms:

The cold even reached Taiwan, where the temperature in some areas dropped below freezing point, snow poured down and people realized that rice terraces can be used as a ski jump:

Even more snow went to Spain, where on January 6, 2021, a temperature of -34.1 ° C was recorded – the lowest on record. After that, a snow storm hit the country, which has not been seen for 80 years:

https://youtu.be/pHU533Krs5M

The same thing happens in Canada and in the northern states of the United States:

It seems that after a stratospheric warming, the subpolar vortex began to split:

The vortex itself is a standard phenomenon. However, this time experts were surprised at his movement. It is possible that in the near future it will be divided into two parts. 

Scientists associate the strange behavior with the changed climate in the Arctic, which has become warmer. From September to December, the amount of ice cover decreased significantly.

The polar vortex is a low-pressure region located in the stratosphere and filled with cold air. When the jet stream of air that holds the vortex weakens, the low pressure area moves south. 

As the ice shrinks, more moisture will move inland. It will turn to snow, so snowfalls are expected. Snow, in turn, reflects heat, leading to a cold snap.

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Hospital in Naples was evacuated after a new, huge sinkhole appeared

Hospital in Naples was evacuated after a new, huge sinkhole appeared 92

Eyewitnesses said they heard a loud crash at dawn when a huge hole in the ground formed outside the Ponticelli Ospedale del Mare hospital in eastern Naples.

Early in the morning of January 8, 2021, a sinkhole occurred in the parking lot of a clinic in Naples. The depth of the formed cavity is about 20 meters, the total area of ​​the hole is about 2,000 square meters.

No casualties were found at the scene; firefighters say the sinkhole “affected an area of ​​about 500 square meters” and engulfed several cars parked near the hospital.

As the press writes and as a little can be seen from the videos, rescuers and firefighters were running around the pit together with the governor of the area.  But who should be there in the forefront are Italian geologists, since Naples stands in the very center of the volcanic system known as the Phlegrean Fields.

If the surface collapsed, moreover – the surface reinforced with concrete and reinforced from below with some kind of communications, then we are talking about serious soil deformations caused by the activity of magma.

Italy has been in doubt since the summer of 2020, because swarms were observed there in very atypical places in May, and according to the forecasts of old Italian seismologists, who had witnessed many strong earthquakes, it should have boomed in the August region.

Fortunately, nothing bad happened to Italy and there was no big earthquake. But, since there are swarms, it means that something is being prepared, the magma is gathering strength. 

Following this particular sinkhole event – an obvious sign that a major earthquake in Italy is already very close.

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A new great pandemic cycle has begun (again) in China

A new great pandemic cycle has begun (again) in China 93

In the first months of 2020, the whole world with a certain fright followed the events unfolding in China, where people fell on the streets during the day and astronauts wandered, and in the evening crematoria began to smoke. And now, with the onset of December, the cycle seems to be repeating itself.

Shunyi area in Beijing, where the authorities announced “wartime status” the day before. As you can see in the videos, thousands of people are lined up in the queue for mandatory testing:

Dalian city, where “wartime” is also declared. Neighborhoods are blockaded, people are walled up in entrances, familiar characters of George Lucas roam the streets:

https://twitter.com/UndergroundSilk/status/1341741036297723905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Chinese ‘rescuers’, before performing a combat mission:

Chengdu City:

Daluo Port, Yunnan – tourists came for adventure and they received the ‘time of their life’ after leaving the ramp:

If something happens in Beijing, it does not mean that tomorrow the same will happen everywhere. However, the trend towards such dynamics is observed and, as the practice of the first wave of the pandemic has shown, all countries and people, to one degree or another, have taken into account the ‘Chinese experience’. 

Therefore, one must think that everything will now be in peace, as in spring – a new global round of the fight against the Covid has begun in China, a new great pandemic cycle!

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