Soon Clearbiz.org, a new nonprofit, will offer a free online tool to incentivize the clarification of bureaucratic institutions that routinely fail to kindly and competently achieve their missions. This clarification will provide the data needed to benefit the people they were commissioned to serve, us. Clearbiz.org will provide a world map of; Who gets what? and Why?; relative to their advertised missions. The map will follow the money, an incentive to “do good.” We are all watching.
The assault of the monetary policy on kindness is inflicting societal wounds, that render us incompetent. We must stop the bleeding. Economic toxicity degenerates the value of money. White collar criminal activity inflicts damage on GDP that subtracts from social well-being in three ways: 1) the undeserved price 2) the physical cost of repairing the damage and 3) the false impression that kind competence is an economic weakness.
Clear business cells can reverse the trend. Economic toxicity is the economic equivalent of printing counterfeit money.
Comment on Greenspans-Laissez-Fairy-tale by William K. Black
Do you know what money is? If you do know what it is, I want to offer my heartfelt condolences. Are you going to be okay?
You know the four letter word that is banned from polite public company. You know the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when someone, openly, uses it in a place of business. School children who use it are thought of as less competent than other students. You never hear it in church, though forgiving and compassionate parishioners probably would pretend not to be ruffled, and politicians don’t use it because they have to watch their public images.
I, for one, feel that we should use the word more. Politicians should use it, and TV and radio hosts. Upstanding citizens should say it publicly. Businesses should use it in their advertising and in legal documents. In schools teachers and administrators should use it freely, after all it is part of our language. It is in the dictionary. It is a word that everyone thinks, but most are too timid to use. I’m sure you already guessed what the word is.
We are a gutless society,who are afraid of what people will think if we use the word. They most likely will think that there is something wrong with our brains, but go ahead use it anyway. People will respect your independent spirit, and pretty soon everyone will be using it. That will be a good thing, because the four letter word is kind, and kindness is the ethical reason for business, education, and government. Maybe it will catch on.
Economics is the application, and the study of the application of monetization as a method of perpetually allowing everyone to benefit from the efforts of all others. Its environment requires clarity. Part of that clarity is its only two rules. The first, treat others as you would want to be treated, if your positions were reversed; just, be kind. The second, respect and revere the fragility, and the awesomeness of our universe; which is our inheritance, and our responsibility.
Money is not property. It is our heritage. Paid for with blood, sweat, and tears, it is the monetization of history at our disposal. For our good, or for our demise, it will be applied to our lives, and passed on to our children, and our children’s children. What we inherited, was not all good, We will pay for our forefathers‘ sins, and our children will pay for ours, but we have the opportunity to propel our individual and collective selves in a good direction.
People are totally dependent on others for their survival. Each article of clothing, each morsel of food comes from the labor, the planning, the investment, and the cooperation of many people, hundreds.
Because of our total dependence on each other for survival. The human characteristics that are predominant in our ability to survive are not strength, ferocity, or cleverness. They are kindness, cooperativeness, focus and perseverance.
Economics is like gravity. It is the levitating force that is exerted on humankind when they work, and care for each other. Money increases the levitating force positively, or negatively. Kindness is the economic switch. When it is on we are economically competent. Turned off, we are incompetent.
Our individual heritage left some of us starving, and some of us embattled. A few are rich, and many poor. Some are capable. Many are vulnerable, but as a people we were left automobiles, toilets, computers, atomic bombs, washing machines, rocket launchers, toxins, medicine, disease…
The business of government, the business of institutions, and the business of commerce all use money. Money should be respectfully applied to our obligations, our investments, and our spending. Kindness, in business transactions, will have everyone smiling in the national photograph that we leave to our heirs.
The absence of two words in the English language hide knowledge and power from their inherent responsibilities to mankind. They are ignore-ance, ignoring things you already know, and hitleresque, not referring to the bad guy, but the failure to stand up for the victimized.
Ignor-ance usually implies a lack of due diligence. The driver of a car speeding through traffic is ignore-ant of the consequences. People who are over worked, over stressed, over stimulated, or under appreciated have an increased tendency to be ignore-ant of their circumstances. These people are at risk for hitleresque behavior, which has destructive economic consequences.
The use of Hitler’s name in this word is not for the purpose of vilification. Those who died in the holocaust left us a gift, the graphic knowledge of our responsibility to treat our fellow humans with dignity and respect. Hitleresque behavior is ignore-ant of that human connection, the idle disavowing responsibility for opposing subhuman behavior. Hitleresque behavior didn’t begin with Hitler, but this word gives the behavior a name. The name identifies a behavior whose disappearance will be a boon to humanity.
Think of economics as a big machine, made of people. You want to use a big machine so you can accomplish a lot. There are just two things to consider before you start the machine, and while you are operating it. Don’t hurt anybody, and don’t hurt the machine. With that in mind use the machine to do kind things for many people. Democracy is not an economic principle. It is not okay to run over even one person, to help a million. If you feel differently, perhaps you should volunteer to be that one person
“Free Whispers,” and, “Poor Taxes,” are symptomatic of economic depression, and they are both economically depressing, but together they multiply that effect. They do not depress free speech, as long as the speech comes from an undisclosed hidden location. “Free Whispers,” are the suppression of free speech due to poverty. Cries for help go unheard. A government that presides over general welfare should hear them, and listen to them.
“Is there sound when a tree falls to the ground if no one is there to hear it.” Technically, sound is the interpretation of air compressions by a brain, so there would be no sound, unless someone is there to here it. The US supreme Court could go there and listen. Being honest and forthright they would determine that there was sound.
Free speech is a little different. When the justices symbolically go to that secret undisclosed location, they hear unfettered whispers. They can hear the “little poor,” freely speaking, but they are not willing to listen.
The hostile takeover of an individual liberty is unkind. “Free Whispers,” are the hostile takeover of the rights of a targeted segment of the population. Ethical, kind, considerations are the foundation of economics. First do no harm. Doing harm destabilizes the currency both vertically and horizontally. It is destructive to the general welfare.
The “Poor Tax,” was used to economically isolate the working poor, and “Free Whispers,” make it unlikely that anyone will reconnect to them. “Free Whispers,” are what is left of free speech for the nations workforce, and their dependents.
Free speech, the ability to speak out against dominating forces, without fear of reprisal, has been hijacked by governmental, corporate, giant, pirates, who deny their victims access to the courts. Free whispers are what are left of free speech, and even they are fading.
1. You want to protect the vital organs of humanity, with economic nourishment.
2. You want to make a difference. World peace is important.
3. Real nightmares hide in Fairy-Tale Economics.
4. You think that brutality should not be an economic advantage.
5. You think that past leaders pursued their interests at the expense of yours.
6. Involuntary stupidity is unavoidable. This, you can help.
7. The unsinkable economic ocean liner should avoid icebergs.
8. Kindness counts.
9. Liberty and justice are for everybody.
10. Principals need principles.
11. You are more interested in people counting, than people who can count.