Whenever a person travels anywhere, it is easy to find people working very hard to accomplish very little. Sometimes they even do harm. Some people fail to notice. Some fail to say anything, and some are paid to keep their mouths shut. In the presence of poverty, precious little ever happens to increase competency, because individual efforts are financially directed toward keeping the rich rich, and everybody else poor, or fearful of becoming poor. There is an educational directive as well. And, education is geared to prove the normalcy of inhumanity. Only, inhumanity is not normal. It is counter to the natural laws that govern people. Has anybody ever taught you how we are going to rid the world of injustice, poverty, and war? That would be educational. What happens instead, is certainly not.
There is a way to learn, and a way to educate. However, it doesn’t start with the belief that incompetence, and unkindness are normal. Those are the seeds of dysfunction.
Dysfunctional societies can be cured economically. However, there is no study of how to cure dysfunctional societies. It is what needs to be learned, But, what is taught as Economics, portrays the subject as a means to use inhumanity to preserve power that is wielded to produce more power, at a tragic cost to each person, and a terrible cost to humanity as a whole.
The studies called Economics are actually pseudo economic. The fuel for the engine of Economics, pseudo economics, is inhumanity. The people who are not powerful can shield themselves from some inhumanity by becoming sycophants. However, many people are considered undesirables by the powerful. They don’t even receive that option. They are the horrible examples of the use of injustice for cementing power for the rich, and riches for the powerful. All of this while there is a natural economic humanizing force available when all people serve and protect all the others.
Pseudo-Economics damages, and shrinks the human environment, while the naturally existing economic force can protect it, and expand it. What academia calls “Economics” endangers life, and the quality of life for this and future generations. Natural economics increases chances for survival, and the quality of life for all generations. We share the world. It is our celestial lifeboat. Our chance to live, and the quality of our lives are infinitely increased when we serve and protect everyone, rather than fight each other, and rather than trying to cheat each other..
Why would a person not believe that inhumanity was normal? It has been brewing for centuries. Of course centuries ago we would have had to walk, to get anywhere. Centuries ago the world was thought to have been flat. Centuries ago we could have communicated only if we were very very close to each other, and only if we happened to speak a common language. We do have the ability to learn, but we are taught to fear change. We cling to the past at a cost to ourselves, a cost to our children, and a cost to all of humankind.
We have made some progress, but progress only happens when we try to make it happen. Things will naturally get better when we make them better. We need to serve and protect each other, to do well. That is the economic fact that exists in nature. What is wrongfully called Economics, employs some people to harm others. That is not economics. That is dysfunction.
Thomas Jefferson wrote about how people must be educated, if they are to be able to govern themselves. How are we doing? Is there still poverty? injustice? war? We have many areas of ignorance. But, the most basic of the educational necessities is how we can best care for, and protect each other. The fact is, there is no organized study of this most basic issue. It is deliberately hidden behind the pseudo-subject, Economics, the study of how to make people believe that inhumanity is normal, and that the bleak future caused by it is an excuse for continuing inhumane behavior.
Economics sells the superstitious notion that injustice, poverty and war are inevitable. The powerful must simply stay above the fray. Everyone else is expendable. With the naturally existing economic force no one is expendable. Peace is more efficient than war. Justice is kinder than injustice, and poverty erodes competence. We are one body of humanity. We function better with all our body parts, one of which is a brain. We don’t need to learn how to be stupid. We are doing pretty well at that. But, we can learn the natural basics, how to treat people well, along with their environment, and their future. When people learn the basics, they will carry the confidence that all people will be treated well. Then, and not a minute sooner, we will have peace, justice, and wellbeing, the firm foundation for a bright future.
Education has a natural economic backbone, which will allow us to learn how to become better. It furnishes the instructions of how to be competent at being our brother’s and sister’s keepers, and how they will learn to become ours. Without its backbone, however, education can only preserve stupidity, just as it has in the past.
Just as there is a natural economic force available to humanity when it serves and protects itself, there are natural economic rights that people have, because of the existence of this force. Not using the force is harmful to every person, and to the whole of humanity. Each person has the right to expect the protection of all other people. When any person is denied that protection, they, and the others lose an opportunity to benefit from the naturally existing economic force. There is a common name for the condition created by the expectation of natural economic rights. It is called peace.
Peace is not something some people have, at the expense of the rest. It is the clearly displayed, credible expectation of every person to be protected from harm. Superstitious, “past practice”, has caused humanity to divide, and stratify itself. Disenfranchising people does not make either the disenfranchisers, or the disenfranchised safe,or satisfied, and it tempts observers to pick a losing side, when there are opposing camps. People spend irreplaceable time, effort, and resource on conflict. The conflict is toxic to them, to others, and to other generations. Working together for a better future is beneficial. Fighting over the relics of the past is not economical.
The superstitious division of humanity is done using the concept of powerful / weak,good / evil, or smart / dumb. Rewarding the powerful, the good, or the smart can be, and often is, economically destructive. It makes creating sub humanity a plausible strategy to create disproportionate wealth. This has historically resulted in economically disabling conflict.
Protecting the economic rights of other people is the life work of each person. The expectation of success is the pathway to peace and satisfaction. Knowing the importance of the job is what improves how well it is done. What has been superstitiously called education, has been used as an instrument of division.
Academia treats education as if it is a contest. Reason is sold to the highest bidder, and those who can pay the most, seldom have either the safety, or the betterment of humanity as a priority.
More learning simply multiplies the amount that needs to be learned. Learning how to fly created the need to learn how to do it safely, the need to make lighter stronger materials, the need to train pilots, the need to protect the world from bombs. The need for pilotless planes. The need to protect people from aviation terror…
There is a rapid increase in demand for the sale of education. It is a bureaucratic resource that is overpriced, .and under regulated. The result leads to extremes. The problem lies in the hunt and peck quest for gold nuggets of knowledge that can produce extreme wealth for the few, and dire environmental consequences for the many, and ultimately all
Take a subject, math for example. Math is thought of as a discipline that improves our lives, a necessary tool of civilization, as well it could be, but it is often used as a tool of deceit, bought and paid for by bureaucracies who use it to satisfy more greed, and less humanitarian need. It is used to siphon wealth from slave labor. As the laborers become relatively poorer, they are denied more, are blamed for more, and are considered subhuman, even though they produce most of the benefits available to the wealthy, i.e. food, clothes, entertainment, protection, transportation…
This is superstitiously thought to be a matter best solved with ethics, after all, any of those people could have chosen to use math for the benefit of humanity. It has little to do with ethics, because people are taught to be stupid. Bad things unnecessarily happen to ignorant people. Thomas Jefferson said that people needed education, to become capable of governing themselves. Using the terrible path that history has taken as evidence, what we refer to as education, is just a superstitious idea that a hodgepodge of knowledge is a civilizing force.
One thing that education must contain to be educational, and thus advance the betterment of humanity is missing. What any education should learn, and teach, is how to serve and protect other people, all other people. We are in trouble when our institutions are incapable of serving and protecting humanity. They are unaware that there is a way to do that, and it is ignorance, not evil, that makes them incapable of caring for other human beings. We are incapable of caring for other people, and the environment we share. They are incapable of caring for us, so we try to protect ourselves, a futile effort.
We create our own environment, and what we create doesn’t need to be war, to be poverty, or to be injustice. What we receive need not be dysfunction, depression, or despair. What we leave future generations can be much better, but none of that will happen by accident.
True education will not ignore the potential of a natural force uniquely available to humanity, a force necessary to its existence, and to the quality of its being. Academic education will have a role in discovering how to protect humanity. Continued superstition will only increase the numbers of our enemies, and the ferocity of the violence that we inflict on each other. The environment we create allows us to increase our chances to exist, and the satisfaction that we derive from that existence.
The superstitious education of the past, divisively stratifies humanity. It divides, and shrinks the environment. It holds human organisms, people, accountable to history that they could not have prevented. We can learn how to do something that is better for the future, than to sabotage it.
Are you educated? What do you know? How do you measure what you know? Do others think you are educated? Why do they think that? What makes them authorities? How long does it take to become educated? What is the purpose of education? These are but a few questions to consider while learning, or teaching. While those answers can be answered a number of ways all correct, some correct some incorrect, or all incorrect, by whose standards are they being calibrated? Our ignorance is unavoidable. Education is an unreachable goal, so distant that its importance is not the impossible goal of its achievement. Its importance is in the direction it lies. Hidden in education lie diversions that cloud the path to improving humanity, but education scribes the instructions for improving civility. It provides directions for making individual lives, communities, and the whole of humanity kinder, and more competent. Humanity is enhanced not by what we know, but what we are trying to achieve. That achievement requires learning, and the report card describes the harm avoided, and the benefit achieved.
What are you trying to achieve? Are you learning how to achieve it? Was it your idea? Why do you want to achieve this particular thing? Is achieving more, better, or is achieving better, more?
Upon achieving a certain goal how will I, my community, and the entirety of humanity be affected? How will I, my community, and all of humanity be affected by failing to achieve this goal?
Education has a starting spot, and a single direction that it always travels. It starts with life. Of course, to be educated a person must live, and the purpose of education is to learn how to continue living, not just you individually, but everybody, humanity. Not just people, but the environment that sustains the natural forces that surround them must also survive. Education is a natural resource that can be used to learn how to protect life, and extend its significance. Failing to use it properly is as harmful as poisoning the environment that sustains us. In fact educational failure is a toxicity that poisons us. It changes who we are. It controls what we do, if we can exist, or if we really care to exist. Of course there are things that can be learned that counter achievement, things that can cause failure, or no progress. Learning those is not educational. Education cannot stop people from being stupid, or mean, but commencing to give it demonstrable accreditation would make stupidity an increasingly unusual behavior, with buffers to shield populations from some of its harmful results.
Who wants to demean life? Anger, suspicion, and distrust have historically coupled themselves with ignorance to bring down the human race. So called educated people have plied what they superstitiously thought to be an education. They achieved nothing. They caused harm. Even those who survived became less. Dividing humanity against itself slides back both the quality of life, and the ability to sustain it. Education is an economic tool. Something is educational if it teaches how to serve and protect humanity. Otherwise, it is not educational. Other lessons are directions for failure, without warning labels. Learning things that are either not productive, or harmful, waste opportunities to become more. Superstition labels failed concepts as knowledge, when they clearly are not. Knowledge tolerates scrutiny, and people thrive on its use.
Education advances knowledge. It provides the directions for serving, and protecting humanity in a sustainable manner. How can we provide peace and wellbeing? History is the grade book. Poverty, war and injustice are the failing grades. Disappointment, depression, and despair are incomplete studies. What we call educational institutions, our schools, fail because they have yet to identify what education is. Educational certification, as it exists, is mysticism. Its purpose remains unidentified, as these institutions continue to give lessons to become incompetent at being kind, and to be unkind at becoming competent.
War has never caused peace. We share one environment across generations. Bureaucracy causes people to sacrifice other people, and other generations, for their short term myopic survival. People follow illegitimate power, both for their own protection, and as a way to seek happiness in an environment that, in the long run cannot support it, or them. Opaque power structures cause a lack of direction, and therefore trust. People are neither good, or evil, and none of these things are moral issues. They are economic failures. They are economic failures because educational failure has provided insufficient instructions for civility.
Many of the world’s cultures have described the direction of education. They have described the source of wisdom. The only possible way to receive certification for possessing that said wisdom, is to apply it to the betterment of humanity. Either God, or nature writes the certification in our being, where it can be appreciated, and felt by all, and it extends for periods that far outlive individual life spans.
Whether we are one people with one God, or one people that share natures bounty, is irrelevant. We can learn how to care for, and protect each other. We can create a better future. In fact, continuing the archaic policy of failure is as depressing as it is stupid. Is this our gift to the future? Can’t we create something better than war and injustice. Is the purpose of life to rob the vulnerable of this generation, and create more intense vulnerability for future generations? What are the credentials of those who encourage us to be subhuman beings? Can they provide evidence that war, injustice, and despair merit passing grades for a system that is digging a grave for human life, incinerating the body of humanity in the hole.
We possess, as nature’s gift, the ability to learn. If we choose, as previous generations have chosen, not to use the opportunity, we loose the gift. In which case, other human beings will never know the humanity that only we could have bestowed on them, nor shall we experience the humanity that only they could bestow on us.
This article is about economics, and not about religion. Creation did not happen. It is happening. It is a process of cause and effect that began the existence of time, and that process will continue until the end of time. When people began to inhabit the earth, of course they wondered where they came from. That was the beginning of the concept of creation. But of course, creation didn’t stop just because people were born, it didn’t stop when you were were born, and it will continue even after all of us are gone.
We are active participants in creation. What became, provided an environment that supported the sustenance of humanity, but not the sustenance of the individual lives that comprised it. People cannot birth themselves, protect themselves, or nurture themselves. Other people must do that for them . People are creating a creation within a creation. What they create depends largely on two things. They must choose to participate in creating a more habitable place for humanity, and in doing that, they must coordinate with the creation that they are subordinate to.
Natures physical forces, dictate what we can,and must become. We are able to observe and measure some of these forces. Their existence cannot be ignored without consequence, as they erect limitations, produce dangers, and generate utility. A force like gravity, for instance, seems easy to understand. A fall personally hurts anyone who falls. However, air travel, space travel, and transglobal communication are less obvious possibilities that would not exist had we not studied what seemed to be a simple, readily understandable force, gravity.
A natural economic force also exists. Working together to keep each other safe and secure is obviously more beneficial than fighting each other. Economics is a force that exists in nature. It is monetarily redefined to create the illusion that economics is a man made force. However, the man made course that you may have studied in college is just a corrupted copy of the natural force, The man made one unnaturally, and unnecessarily divides humanity against itself. Beyond the natural economics that we can easily see, there is more to study. Why would we want to do that?
There a number of reasons to study economic force, not the least of which is the fact that violence, injustice, and war still exist as a an unnecessary bane to humankind, and as yet there is no plan to change that. Despair, depression, and unhappiness threaten, not only the quality of our life, but our very existence. The low value placed on human life makes your life a bother that other people may, or may not choose to tolerate. The future of humanity rests on what is hidden in plain sight, but it cannot be reached by ignorantly clutching for it. A naturally existing economic force can help us create a common sense method to create a pathway to a better future.
Creation has historically been a subject that has been fought over religiously, superstitiously, and scientifically. Arguably, the ferocity of the fight has not been over the timeline, and the circumstances of existence. The fight has been about using creation as the ultimate weapon in the arsenal of the division of humanity for influence, and for power.
By ignoring the existence of natural economics we have generated a virulent fantasy. In the fantasy people come in one of two types, the good who need to be pampered and protected, or the evil who need to be punished or killed. The fantasy has caused humanity to harm itself, and destroy its own environment. A human organism is not good, and it is not evil. Humanity is part of a delicate ecosystem that can only be protected by the naturally existing economic forces that exist. They are at our disposal only if we choose to use them. That choice includes choosing to learn about them. People can improve or fail to improve the ecosystem, that provides the circumstances under which they exist, or under which they will cease to exist. The ecosystem, provides the human environment that can, and must be purposely improved if humanity is to progress toward safety, peace, and prosperity.
These are some possibilities that show the desirability, and the necessity to learn about naturally existing economic forces. People can harm, or protect each other. They can do it instantly, or across generations. Additionally, people can work individually, in-groups, altogether, or together across all generations. These are all traits not shared with other species. People have the ability to create at the very least, objects, ideas, and feelings. These creations, in addition to already existing creations, can be harmed, or improved. by individuals, by groups, by everybody, or by everybody forever.
Natural economic forces govern the ability people have to avoid harm, and to achieve benefit. Yet there is no study of those forces, or even the acknowledgment that they exist. They do exist. They are observable, measurable, and they even can be felt. They have been noticed and recorded in history for centuries, but academically they still do not exist. We still live in a world of individuals who work to provide for themselves, by denying others, who believe they are enlightened because others are behind, who believe they do good because others are perceived to be worse.
A biblical phrase describes who we are, one flock, with one shepherd. We are like sheep, in that if we don’t nurture and protect all individuals, the rest of the flock is at risk. Which one will be the next victim? If you are a sheep the safest thing to do is stand in the middle of the flock. Those on the outside are more vulnerable to attack.
If you are a sheep, the last thing you want is to have is another sheep as a shepherd. He will gladly sacrifice you for his own safety, or for his own benefit. He is important. You are not. How does that make you feel?
A sheep acting as a shepherd, is vulnerable to other sheep who want to be shepherds, who want to feel important, and who want to be superior to the rest. Without a shepherd the sheep feel unsafe, and insignificant. As they scramble for cover, they long for the safety of an undivided flock.
The creation that holds the creation that people build, is natures shepherd. There is a visible and measurable sustaining force in creation that can be applied by people toward other people. That force is like spiritual blood pressure. It comes from other people, even other generations. The force creates competence in people, and people can spread the force to other people, to other species, and to other generations. The absence of the force, makes us unsafe, fearful, and unhappy. We need to receive the force, individually, in groups, and as the entire human body. The force I am referring to is kindness. In its presence, war, poverty, and injustice can not exist. Kindness creates happiness for the giver, and opportunity for the receiver. Kindness is a natural economic force that is most beneficial when diligently, and carefully applied
Creation isn’t something that happened. It something that is happening, and it will continue to happen whether or not we participate. But, the results will be different. Using nature’s economic forces humanity will flourish. We are our brothers’ keepers. They are ours.
We are born living organisms that react to the stimuli delivered. Creation made our visible bodies, the ones that are born, that grow, and then die. People made our history out of conscious decisions. Those decisions affected our genetics, our culture, our safety, and our ability. Our living is the opportunity to improve not only our own history, but that of other people who receive opportunity from other people. Kindness builds the opportunity to create. As it improves history by beneficially appending history, it changes prior inhumanity from the terror of reoccurring incompetence, and despair to comforting lessons that will benefit humanity forever.
Using Christian analogies is helpful to explain both the existence and the importance of the observable, measurable economic reality that governs creation, but make no mistake, Christianity has no monopoly on Christian behavior. It is not participated in by many Christians, and it is often practiced by people who aren’t Christians. Natural economic behavior has been scribed into religious doctrine. The force preceded its documentation, and the accuracy of the record is not frozen in time. It is living opportunity to be a part of creating betterment. Christian behavior doesn’t divide the flock against itself. It is not unkind, or incompetent. History has removed us from the Garden of Eden, and time doesn’t run backwards. Creation continues. We can create opportunities that create opportunities that create… The same is true for happiness, and for wisdom. Understanding the natural economic force will help us become more competent at improving history. Success is measurable and observable. But even without measuring, we will know we are creating peace, creating justice, and eliminating poverty. We can tell by how it makes us feel. It feels good.
When we were born, history impacted who we were, and what we could become. The history we leave the future will live on. Creating a bright future for humanity requires the conscious decision to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and the confidence to know they will be ours.
The problem with financial accounting is that the accounting is not accountable. What does it fail to account for? Who does it fail to account to? Why does it matter? It fails to account for danger, for harm, or for benefit to the environment of humankind. Money that is not used for economy is used for divisive skullduggery. It is allowed to be used that way because of the lack of accountability. Injustice is a consequence of accounting failure.
We are smart. How does money get used that way? Superstitious ideas have been passed down through centuries. Although many, perhaps most people do not embrace these superstitious ideas individually, they still prevail in the bureaucratic institutions that we either support, or suffer harm at their behest. Criminal syndicates have used the same scheme to extract money from defenseless people. They called it the protection racket.
If there is a transaction, one half of it is monetary. The other half places value on the money. The transaction is instantaneous. The sale is consummated when there is a balance of satisfaction. The buyer is satisfied, receiving the value that is being paid for. The seller is receiving the proper amount of money to pay for the proclaimed value. The moment of the transaction the product value equals the price.
After the transaction, in history’s rear view mirror, is when the values traded are assessed by reality. Paying for junk, makes money junk, a burglary tool to extract value from the transaction as it recalibrates money. Money that buys junk, is junk. Risk is also a factor that affects the value of money. Money that pays for risk, for harm, or for danger, affect monetary value in risky, harmful, and dangerous ways. The value of the money creates a marketplace for risk , harm, and danger.
Using money for commerce can only succeed in a safe environment. An unstable environment, lessens the value of money, at the same time the necessity to obtain it increases. That is the opposite perception that people who are antinomically propped up by wealth have. Bureaucratic sycophants view monetary advantage as an inherent right, or an advantage earned by hard work, or perhaps piety. Inheritance and diligence create monetary advantages, derived from profit created by economically toxic injustice, a toxicity that destroys both competence and kindness, as it saddens humanity. If accounting were accountable, accounting would monetarily differentiate harm and benefit. After all, harm creates huge cost across geographical and generational borders, all of which is ignored, unaccounted for.
GDP lacks the same link to common sense. Economically toxic expenditures are valued as if they were economic necessities, even though toxicity causes expenditure to repair the damage caused, and much of the harm is cross generational, and incidentally much of it is irreparable. In spite of, or perhaps because of this, the lions share of monetary advantage finances antinomic policy that will require massive expenditure, as it diminishes our humanity, and threatens our existence.
Supply and demand is what people, who are not familiar with the natural properties of money, think of as economic law. Economically speaking, Money is a property, an attribute to calibrate value. Confusing property with a property is just wrong. It is the equivalent of confusing a growing cancer with the healthy growth of flesh. Supplanting property for a property is economic cancer that is sucking the life blood from the body of humanity. The amount of property available is limited. It is a prize with a cost. Supply and demand determines the cost, but the market is limited to those with money. The naturally existing property of monetization calibrates value environmentally, factoring in risk, danger, harm, and benefit.
Political power uses monetization to calibrate value, but the power of nature, natural force, calibrates money to its natural value, its environmental worth. The natural value of money is the true value of the money to humankind. Politically, people have continued to consciously calibrate monetization to obtain power by division. Value exists naturally. Calibrating it, helps to understand it. Monetization is a way to do that.
Calibrating money can be economically done in at least two ways. The first was defined early in history, at least by about 400 BC. First do no harm. Money would only be legal tender for transactions that avoided harm. That would give institutional advantage to activity beneficial to humanity. The second way would be to calibrate money on a scale from harmful to beneficial with the zero between the extremes being transactionally null. Negative values would be preemptive payment for the cost of harm, preemptively calculated from kinetic historical research.
The first method of monetization is what we actually use, but historically, we fail to recognize the existence of nearly all harm. Its existence is monetarily excluded from business transactions. This is essentially the superstitious exclusion of the recognition of harm from economics. This failure allows the use of monetization to do harm, for profit. The avoidance of recognizing harm is probably caused by fear of bureaucratic reprisal. It is so severe that the English language is devoid of a word that clearly describes the devastating inclusion of harm in economic transactions. Since the word doesn’t exist, I made my own, to clarify the problem.
Antinomics is the antithesis of economics. Economics describes transactions that benefit humanity. Antinomics describes transactions that do not. Economics is how we constructively share the environment. Antinomics is what happens when we don’t. Antinomics divides and shrinks the environment we are capable of occupying. It causes fear, as it shrinks the satisfaction of occupying the contaminated environmentally damaged shards.
Accounting that sees no evil, should look at itself in the mirror. Antinomic expenditure destroys economic value. Economy serves this, and coming generations. Harm is camouflaged. Its detection is apparent, mainly, by observing how it affects people. Poverty, depression, injustice, and war do not exist as the natural result of human existence. People made them. People can stop making them. The first step is toward the recognition of past practice as the superstitious behavior that it is. The second step is to quit financing it. Risk, danger, and harm constitute antinomic behavior which needs to be held accountable. Accounting needs to be economically accountable. True economics, the kind that exists as a natural force of nature, is human ecology.
Economic inertia is a natural economic force. As the name implies, what is at rest stays at rest until something moves it. Then, it moves in the direction that it is pushed. Economic inertia, by definition, has a desirable direction, away from harm, and toward benefit. For economy, to move it must overcome friction. Conflict, Ignorance, superstition, and impaired ability are all forms of friction that economic inertia must overcome for progress to occur, less friction more progress. Progress is always toward humanity, but perfection can only be approached. It is a direction, not a destination.
Human experience is the trip, always toward a better place. Economy always improves the environment. Education removes friction. Failing to learn about societal friction is not educational. It is educational failure. The force that overcomes inertia is human effort. Human effort affects economy because of the push. Economic momentum keeps the economy moving until, or unless it is overcome by friction.
Progress is always in motion. The momentum is a source of knowledge. History is hidden in it. The motion of people within economy exert either complementary or frictional forces. Groups of people, move in a direction that is complimentary or frictional to economy. Economy is the complementary force of all of the groups, of all of the people. Friction inhibits economy reducing momentum. If momentum equals zero humanity no longer exists. If that happens, either the behavior is subhuman, or human beings are all dead. The natural economic force described here can be discovered in history. It is propelled by multigenerational human behavior. The force appears to not be available to other life forms.
In economy, complementary force is produced by diligence, for the purpose of safety and benefit. The strength of complementary force rises rapidly with the diminution of friction. Kindness and competence, the fruits of civilization are produced by complementary force, a force that naturally exists in nature.
Just as an apple on a tree has no nutritional benefit until it is eaten. Natural economic force will not be of benefit to us, if we fail to use it to serve and protect humanity. For people, it produces the joy and desirability of life.
Independence is in fact absolute interdependence. To be free to move, often requires permission from others to allow movement. Also movement can be enhanced by others clearing the path. Independence can put a person in harm’s way. It can also put others in a dangerous environment, that some restriction would make safer, and more satisfying. Free speech is movement of the mouth. It adheres to the same naturally existing reality as any other independence. We have, or lack individual rights as the result of our social priorities.
The independence of some is at the expense of the independence of some others, and perhaps all others. Since two people cannot occupy the same space, movement is a combination of diligence and manners. Independence is a direction a people can travel. More diligence and more manners allow people to travel farther with less restriction.
Freedom without dependence is like mass without gravity. They do not exist independently. Freedom is a direction, respect for humanity that is carried across multiple generations. Why is this true? It is always a fact that natural physical law trumps superstitious ideology.
Center of Civilization
Monetary policy and economics are the core of civilization. Economics cares for humanity, as money, the life blood that supports the process, is distributed accordingly. Just as a family spends its money for the safety and benefit of its members. The same is true for countries, institutions, and the world. The concept is simple. People have vocations to prevent harm and provide benefit. Education plays an important role in the identification of harm and benefit. It maps strategies to avoid harm, and to maximize benefit.
Prior to now, monetary policy has not concerned itself with the betterment of humanity. Its focus has been on dividing humanity for the purpose of amassing power and riches. What has been given the misnomer, economics, has created a vulnerable class. It uses their vulnerability for divisive gain. This has unnecessarily woven war, injustice and despair into history, and environmental disaster into the past, and into the present. Unprotected vulnerability is a latent volcano that builds up pressure until it explodes, harming everybody. Unprotected vulnerability undermines power. People have to choose to protect the vulnerable, or humanity pays, and that makes all of us less. Economically speaking, Kindness is the foundation of competence.
People live their lives according to their beliefs. The beliefs are a combination of what they know, and superstition. Superstition has a way of repeatedly enticing people to use a combination of knowledge and superstition as an antinomic excuse for behavior that leads to war, poverty, and injustice. That excuse is responsible for overwhelming anger, hatred, and despair. History has painted us a picture that shows us a path to humanity. And, it shows us that what we have been doing to ourselves is not smart, is not necessary, and is not sustainable.
What is this superstition? People seldom admit to being superstitious. It is other people who are superstitious. It is the other people who are messing up the world. While there are a number of superstitions that have wormed their way through the annals of history, the superstition targeted here is the primary reason history repeats itself. Actually history doesn’t repeat itself. People keep repeating the same mistakes, for the same reasons. History yields undesirable results for undesirable behavior.
The superstition referred to here is summarized as follows: The world is our place to plunder. If we are strong and smart, we deserve what we can get, it is the spoils of battle. Smartness, goodness, strength, and riches are all things to compete for, at the expense of the losers.. People get these qualities by working for them, the rest get their just deserts. Genetically God gives advantage to his favorites. People are either good or evil. Good people are more deserving, the better they are the more they deserve. It is weakness to trust, or tolerate people. People cannot be trusted. The World is so big that there will always be plenty for good people. We must be vigilant. People who are different than we are will probably harm us. We need to put them in their place.
Many of the world’s religions profess to understand that we are our brother’s keepers. The problem with religion is not antinomic beliefs. The problem is that religions cannot sustain their beliefs without becoming economically vulnerable. They notice, and they become defensive and join the quest for power and riches, at the expense of their own beliefs, and their own followers. Behavior trends superstitiously away from economy. There is a reason for that. We are not individually independent. As a species we have one living environment. To support it, we require monetary policies, and economic strategies to protect the vulnerable. We need to eliminate the desire for them to create a special environment to protect themselves. Exploited people cause the pressure that will explode the volcano. They react to injustice. People seek power, at the expense of the vulnerable, to avoid becoming vulnerable.
There are probably many reasons these superstitious ideas started. Proving, or disproving their validity is difficult, and challenging people’s beliefs causes anger, hate, and other destructive emotions. These emotions cause people to behave in a manner that is harmful to them, harmful to others, and harmful to other generations. The cure for injustice, poverty, and war is to eliminate their cause. The superstitions will recede as the behavior changes. To clearly expose the cause of inhumanity, the education we share must be humane. While the first volcano was but a pimple on the the surface of the earth, thousands of years of exploitation have created internal pressure that, left unrelieved, will leave humanity little possibility for a satisfactory existence.
What we presently call economics isn’t economical. What we call monetary policy is rigged to harm the poor, and benefit the rich at the expense of the poor, at the expense of the environment, and at the expense of coming generations. What we call education also does harm, as it fails to study, or even give a name to the natural economic force that governs our very existence.
Harm is an individual assault that can be levied against groups, or against all of humanity. Harm that we allow to be inflicted can affect this generation, or it can affect coming generations. Harm on previous generations causes harm to the succeeding generations. It is our job to protect all people, in this, and coming generations from harm. Conservatively speaking three things are important here. Both monetary policy and economics must prevent harm. That is their primary purpose. Education must identify harm, and clarify the process. There needs to be clarity that provides no place for harm to hide. Protection is for all. Protecting the vulnerable is how to create free speech, create dignity, and build community, liberty and justice for all. Kindness is the reason, we labor for others. It is why they labor for us.
A force of nature exists. All of us recognize it. The force allows people to be productive, and humane when they cooperate. When they fight the force evaporates, nullifying the opportunity. Our institutions must first do no harm. Monetary policy and economics have a border that we should avoid. What lies beyond the border is harmful. It is an inadequate environment to raise kind, competent children.
The golden rule is the definition of economics. Money not spent in its support causes harm. Education needs to define the border, and explore possibilities of expanding the habitable environment. Harm that is allowed to be inflicted on one is inflicted on all. The universe was not created. It is in the process of being created partially by us. We are building a foundation for the home of humanity. It is a place where our children will thrive as they continue creating a wondrous future for others. What we gain for ourselves is of little importance. What we gain for others is important. Natural economics is reality. There is a way to measure it. You feel it.
Bureaucracy has a weakness that undermines its purpose. People are only capable of producing positive results in an environment that responds to reality. Its own increasing size makes bureaucracy ultra vulnerable to disfunction. The vulnerability is caused by destructive behavior. Destructive behavior precipitates undesirable consequences. Consequences caused by behavior can sometimes be mitigated by changing behavior. Other times they are not reversible, or only partially reversible. The primary cause of bureaucratic destructive behavior can be accurately attributed to a work force of sycophants.
Sycophants are people stuck in bureaucratic muck. Everybody is on their own. Fighting for solid footing is an individual survival strategy, but people are not wild animals. Survival of the fittest is a wild beast strategy. People competing for existence ignores basic reality. No person is independent, all people cooperate to share one environment, or humanity pays heavy consequences.
Bureaucratic bad consequences keep repeating. People either have the potential to learn from experience, or not to learn. Not learning has a cause. There are reasons people may not learn from experience. Some of the reasons are genetic deficiency, laziness, or negative incentives.
Bureaucracies provide negative incentives to prevent learning. The purpose of bureaucracy is its institutional mission. The motivation for employment is monetary. Each sycophant tries to maximize the money they take home. In bureaucratic hierarchy, each sycophant works under the direction of another sycophant. The top sycophant is extravagantly paid to fulfill a mission that has become secondary to the money it generates. Bureaucracy uses money as a slave master to control sycophants. Institutional missions require people to serve a different master or suffer the natural consequences. Bureaucratic missions are secondary to the money they generate.
Sycophants are dependent on their pay. Their lives are nicer if they take home more money. losing their job is tragic. Their personal survival depends on being adequately employed. Each sycophant is under steadily increasing pressure to not only keep their job, but make more money by doing it for more money.
Sycophants keep their jobs, or improve their status by cheating. They crowd the line between acceptability and unacceptability. People who work toward a mission are deterred by unacceptability. Sycophants are undeterred by unacceptability, only the perception of it.
Each sycophant answers to a higher sycophant, one who is paid more than underlings. The extra pay is an incentive to squeeze more out of underlings, and cheapen the value of the mission.
An underling who is perceived to be capable may succeed in dethroning his or her boss. Replacement is the threat that all sycophants face. There is stress in having to work in high stakes competition. That competition is the incentive for workers to become back biting sycophants. Comparatively, they look better when others appear less competent. Motivated by this incentive workers are not just people working together to accomplish a humanitarian goal. They have personal goals that require protecting themselves from other sycophants. Stress reduces the productivity, the quality of the productivity, the reason for productivity, and it reduces the number of people capable of producing.
Sycophants are destructive, and untrustworthy. Fear of job loss creates an incentive to hide mistakes, or blame them on other people. Mistakes include damaging the environment, damaging the workplace environment, and damaging the home environment. Mistakes lower the value and raise the price of institutional missions. Bureaucratic mistakes diminish group capability, and when possible, the mistakes are blamed on innocents, they are hidden, or they are denied. There are natural environmental costs, direct consequences for this negative institutional behavior.
We need to work together to stop injustice, remove poverty, and eradicate war. We need to create a better environment for future generations. We need an institutional model that does not require that we become sycophants to survive as individuals, only to fail as a people.
Being sycophants is not a pathway to contentment. Training children to become sycophants is a major cause of educational failure. Sycophants lose the incentive to thrive. Depression and despair has filled the space more appropriately filled by kindness and trust. Many seek temporary solace through anger, violence, and drugs that, by the way, are distributed by other sycophants.
The superstitious world is teeming with sycophants who tolerate injustice, as they fight to keep from being obliterated by it. Their clime up the ladder is at the expense of the vulnerable. They suck time and quality from a polluted future.
This is the real world. The world where we are our brothers’, and sisters’ keepers, or we pay a huge price. We treat others as we would want to be treated, or we pay the consequences. Trying to create peace and justice, is how to create peace and justice, actually trying. Actuality is where we live. The real world needs institutions whose workers treat others well, and whose workers treat our shared environment well. In the real world, we need administrations that are not held hostage by dysfunction. The real world reveals its vulnerability as humanity, a body to be cared for, a body that is not to be trodden upon, but protected. In the real world, harm that is done to the least of us is a tragedy that befalls all of us.
Bureaucracy is ancient institutional structure. It pays dividends to sycophants, as it punishes people for protecting the resources necessary for our well being, and for the benefit of coming generations. Bureaucratic education trains people to become more by exploiting the vulnerable, by cherrypicking certain knowledge for the express purpose of turning students into bureaucratic pawns. Bureaucracy conceals the benefits of overcoming depression, despair, injustice, poverty, and war. It also conceals the fact that we can overcome those, only after we quit being the sycophants that feed the bureaucracy that cripples us. There is precisely one humanity. Bureaucracy divides it against itself.
The cycle of history is caused by sycophants serving their bureaucratic masters. This is a new age. Are we smart enough to quit shooting ourselves in the foot? Can we educate ourselves to recognize that preventing harm is something that we do for others? They cannot protect themselves from harm. Harm that befalls you can be prevented by others. Sycophants cannot prevent harm from befalling you, because no one is protecting harm from befalling them.
Superstition – Tragic Ignorance
People are not good or evil. We are products of nature just like all other living things. Good and bad are ways people feel about living with other people, and about sharing with them. People can control some of the things that make other people feel good or bad. Good and bad are the extremes on the end of a scale that measures those feelings.
There are two parts to our existence, the part we can see, and the part that is our history. Our history part determines how we behave, and how we feel. Our visible part is the part that makes history. Our history part affects the way our visible part makes new history, a new history that is beneficial or detrimental to individuals, and to humanity. The benefit or detriment to people starts now, as a part of the history we make, the history that affects us, and that affects others.
Things that we learn determine what we believe, but everything we believe is not true. Untrue things that we believe result both from natural ignorance, and superstitious notions. Both natural ignorance and superstitious notions are likely to be used in an illogical way to apply benefit, benefit that may in fact be harmful. Harm inflicted on people makes them feel bad. That feeling is often superstitiously transferred to personhood, the visible part. Peoples feelings inspire behavior that often damages individual histories, and the history of humanity. Damaged histories tend to make people less competent, and less kind.
When harm is applied to us, or to our friends. It is easy to think of the people who are applying it as evil. The people are innocent. It is the history that is contaminated in a manner that makes the innate behavior of people harmful, and the harmful behavior tends to further damage the history. People react to the stimuli in their history because they are people, not because they are good or evil.
When people’s lives are lived to repair their history, it increases their well being. The history that they use to influence their behavior becomes less harmful, and more beneficial. They use their opportunities to append history, adding improvements to the end. Benefit feels like goodness. Fewer people being harmed seems like, the people are nicer, but it is actually the history that is better.
We recognize illness, and damage as something that can be treated or repaired. History is ill, or broken. It can be made healthy, and people are capable of making it better. We are capable of logically analyzing and solving problems. Our natural instincts are to create benefit for people, and to protect them from harm. Bad history creates bad feelings that cause some people to harm the history of some, the history of many, or the history of all. The behavior, that people perceive as bad, is symptomatic of a tragic human illness, damaged history.
Ignorance is curable. Although there is an infinite amount to learn, we can glean enough from observations of the past, and of the present to begin to heal many of the wounds in history. History is where we test the veracity of knowledge. The careful application of knowledge can make our existence feel better, and good feelings stimulate us to act better. Our effort is important. We can make good history for this, and for coming generations.
Learning doesn’t help if we superstitiously designate evil on personhood. Doing harm to any person, harms the history of all people. They inherit the trouble, and it scribed in history, forever.
It is not people who need reformation. People are living organisms that respond to natural stimuli. History is a stimulus that affects the ability of people to protect, and care for each other. Good feelings cause responses that are of benefit to history. Other stimuli may cause harm.
Being born is an opportunity to feel good, and make others feel good. Doing harm to history has the opposite effect. We were born into a world where violence and injustice are superstitiously inflicted on people who are perceived to be evil. No person is evil. Our bodies are a reflection of our history. Our life, however, did not begin at birth and it will not die when we quit breathing. Life is what we feel. It is not the organism that we see in the mirror. Life has much more longevity. It is invisible, yet consequential. The life that we superstitiously squander, is our own.
The image in the mirror is of the person. The feeling on the inside is there because of the way history treated it. Good is an effect on history caused by people trying to improve it. Evil is a superstitious notion that harms humanity. People are not good or evil. They compete for a pleasant spot in history, an illusion that fails to protect them from blindly stumbling into injustice, and despair. We bully others to secure comfort for ourselves, but history, observably, doesn’t work that way. History improves when we care for, and protect each other.
We share an increasingly friendly habitat. Or, we fight over a declining one. One stimulates. The other depresses. History is always in the past. Sharing improves history. It improves how people feel, and it improves how competent they are. Fighting degrades history. It makes people feel bad. It makes them incompetent at living in the environment that actually exists, the real world.
Improving history improves humanity. We need to stop war, injustice, and poverty. There are no villains, and no heroes. History can be improved. It can offer protection, and benefit. History displays the problem. Superstition hides the solution.
People are organisms. Their bodies naturally react to historical stimuli. Their behavior can increase the quality of those stimuli. People are products of nature. Conversely, history is determined by how people interact with each other, and how they react with nature,. History is what needs to be improved. Improving history improves how people feel, and how they act. Improving history makes a better place to be born, a better place to live, and a better place to give shelter to future generations.