We generally pay great attention to any "elite reports" because they are penned to warn us about something on one hand. And also to obtain our consent on the other hand, should society choose to turn a blind eye to them or refuse to stand up. Our state of affairs is also which of our own making. The "dark forces" perfectly know that the mainstream will neglect their studies because they also happen to fund and promote "irrational exuberance". In a monetary environment optimism sells always better than realism however. The carrot and the stick is such a very old trick after all.
But you are in for a shock. Guaranteed.
The absolute reality is that we are all running on a treadmill, so busy running that we end up neglecting what's concocted behind the velvety curtain. What you are about to read is yet another bitter clue for us to chew on, and foster the thought that it is now time for self-responsibility. Now or never.
No One Is Coming To Save Us https://earthcustodians.net/blog/2019/04/19/no-one-is-coming-to-save-us/
Earth Custodians have delved into every possible rabbit hole and spent so much time trying to understand the whys and hows that we won't go there at this time as it is well too time consuming. But if you have done some homework, you surely know what we mean by that.
The Club Of Rome is one of those shady, yet powerful, institutions that always knows what the global markets are up to and even influences the latter. Economists commissioned by the Club Of Rome are (of course) always ahead of the curve as they generally utilize data that does not circulate widely - or is even kept secret until the studies are released to the public.
The mind does not see what it does not know about.
So the media and the educational system definitely are society's core issues shaping politics and philosophy, and this to say that the system must be re-engineered from scratch - No more less. We ought to prepare to see much of what we think we know being completely erased by the new paradigm ahead-- and should feel relieved because Freedom will finally become within reach.
'Naked Short Selling' Gone Global
Back to the Club Of Rome study made public 50 years ago. The conclusion is absolutely beyond outrageous since it means that the global pillage of natural resources, was deliberate during all this time. The top wallstreet players and their hedge fund managers knew about it all along and engaged in "naked short selling" to siphon all the wealth possible.
In a nutshell, the petrifying truth is that our lives and future were gambled on by and for the top 1%, which knew that populations (and Nature) would inevitably fail to deliver.
Naked shorting is the illegal practice of short selling shares that have not been affirmatively determined to exist. Ordinarily, traders must borrow a stock. or determine that it can be borrowed. before they sell it short. Due to various loopholes in the rules, and discrepancies between paper and electronic trading systems, naked shorting continues to happen. (investopedia.com)
Although the author of the first article below mentions Marx in several occasions, we can agree that Marx's critique of capitalism was prophetic, though he never questioned the validity of any medium of exchange. As we can see today, the scheme has been stretched to the end of its own paradigm, and really could unravel at any moment.
More than ever we must unite for a system change, and degrow the world economy ourselves, starting in our own households first so that world stock exchanges will cave in and shut down for good.
This is simply the end of growth and there is no money to make anymore!
The planet urgently needs an armada of pro-degrowth economists to engineer an unprecedented damage control to gradually deflate the global economy after so many decades of reckless monetary policies.
Irrational exuberance is a state of mania. In the stock market, it's when investors are so confident that the price of an asset will keep going up, they lose sight of its underlying value. --- Chairman Alan Greenspan in 1996.'
We are not going to paraphrase the articles below as we prefer to use them to make our case for degrowth and a money-free society.
The worship of billionaires has become our shittiest religion (nov 2019)
And just as nobody can spend a billion dollars in their lifetime, nobody can earn it either. People have taken to saying “every billionaire is a policy failure”, because that sort of money makes nakedly obvious the truth Marx tells us about all wealth accumulated under capitalism: that it’s part of a process that is only possible because the people who own the means of production are, effectively, stealing it from their employees, by paying them a wage worth less than the value said employees’ labor bequeaths unto things. If you find yourself in possession of one billion dollars, and keep it, then you are wilfully refusing to stand in solidarity with the whole of the rest of the human species.
Why does Billionaire Discourse of this sort exist? Obviously, there are brute material reasons. Rich people own newspapers and other media organizations, so it is in their interests to make questioning the right of the wealthy to possess their wealth look dangerous and/or weird. That in itself can’t quite explain why there are people who feel compelled to agree with them — but then again, I’m sure that if they’d had social media in the Middle Ages there would have been plenty of Brutal Feudal Overlord Discourse as well, with various uppity yeomen flooding your mentions to defend droit du seigneur. Billionaires are powerful, and some people are just psychologically conditioned to be toadies.
Every billionaire is thus more than a simple failure of policy. Every billionaire is evidence of a basic glitch in the fabric of the moral universe: their lives, and acts, ring out with the gospel that only what we call evil will be rewarded — that the selfish get to live as angels, and all good people will be damned. Challenging capitalism also means challenging its religion.
FULL ARTICLE https://theoutline.com/post/8187/billionaires-are-not-people?zd=3&zi=jbrhmluz
Fifty years ago, an international team of researchers was commissioned by the Club of Rome to build a computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth on a finite planet.
Given business as usual, i.e., no changes to historical growth trends, the limits to growth on earth would become evident by 2072, leading to “sudden and uncontrollable decline in both population and industrial capacity”. This includes the following
1) Given business as usual, i.e., no changes to historical growth trends, the limits to growth on earth would become evident by 2072, leading to “sudden and uncontrollable decline in both population and industrial capacity”. This includes the following:
2) Global Industrial output per capita reaches a peak around 2008, followed by a rapid decline
3) Global Food per capita reaches a peak around 2020, followed by a rapid decline
4) Global Services per capita reaches a peak around 2020, followed by a rapid decline
5) Global population reaches a peak in 2030, followed by a rapid decline
6) Growth trends existing in 1972 could be altered so that sustainable ecological and economic stability could be achieved.
7) The sooner the world’s people start striving for the second outcome above, the better the chance of achieving it.