Economics is the force that has the potential to improve the world’s habitat for humanity. It is one of natures gifts to humankind, and as is the case with gifts, its value increases if it is protected and cherished. And, it is a gift to all of humanity, so sharing is important.
Shared economic value increases the magnitude of its force. The force that removes the chill from our existence, a nest where we will safely grow to reach our full potential individually, and socially.
Economically toxic, antinomic opportunities exist. They commonly present themselves, tempting some to take more than they need, snatching the gift from those whose misplaced trust made themselves vulnerable. The economic force is dampened by those who seize antinomic opportunities to advance the perception of their individual status, and soaked by those who notice and say nothing.
Economic force exists only in the positive direction, When two people cooperate they generate some economic force. If two others cooperate to knowingly or unknowingly undermine the kind competence of the first two, they generate antinomic opposition, that dampens the progress, cancels it, or reverses it.
The earth receives its energy from the sun. In the same way humankind receives its humanity economically. Without it we are incompassionate beasts, incompetent and unkind. As humans our inheritance is more than genetic. We inherit value from previous generations. The wheel will not need to be reinvented, nor the automobile, nor the airplane, nor the telephone. We know that our efforts and capabilities will help others, and their efforts and capabilities help us. Kind competence is the indicator of economic success
What is not readily apparent is an appreciation for our inheritance. We don’t inherently recognize that we are not the center of the universe, that we need others, and they need us. The importance of our existence is hidden in vast complexity. In spite of historical records documenting why we should treat each other kindly, the present era finds us not protecting the vulnerable side of humanity, and war between more competent forces cancels out opportunities left to us by our forefathers. We owe more to ourselves, our predecessors, and our children.
Economics is the invisible force that makes peace and prosperity possible. We should use it to our advantage. It delivered the gifts of our ancestors. It is giving us opportunities to deliver prosperity, protection, and joy, and it is sending the gifts that we generated and preserved to future generations.