How do we prevent corruption? -- FAQ


The first step to prevent corruption would actually be the step to implement an Equal Money System. Corruption currently strives in the system due to extensive abuse, exploitation and separation that has been allowed between those who have and those who have not.

It stems from the fear of not having, of having been abandoned and banished by the system. The accumulation of wealth then moves from being a point of survival to a point of absolute obsession – equal to the absolute artificial ‘lack’ that has been created and allowed within this world. Since corruption and greed sprout from fear for one’s survival, we can safely say that the main motivator for corruption will be eliminated through the establishment of an Equal Money System, as everyone’s basic needs will be taken care of on the basis  of Life – and not on the basis of how much money you have in your pocket.

Understandably there will still be beings that will try and attempt to abuse the system as this point of greed and corruption has been sown into the very nature of human beings. This nature will not change overnight, and within this consideration there will be a tight monitoring system in place in terms of how all the information and resources move in order to prevent, identify and intervene in cases of corruption if necessary. Those who have shown to have fallen for the corruption temptation will go through a process of rehabilitation to ensure the correction of one’s mind set and thus future behaviour.

If you are interested in more information on the Equal Money System you can check out the first volume of the Equal Money Book series:
There will be no bills as everyone will simply have unconditional access to resources such as energy, water, etc. There will however within the distribution of the resources be a monitoring system that measures how much you use of your resources to identify cases of abuse where intervention is necessary – but bills as such will no longer have to be part of the system.

For more information on the Equal Money System and other frequently asked questions check out the following compilation:

Firstly we have to ask the questions whether hotels as we currently know it will still exist within an Equal Money System. If we investigate the starting point of the existence of hotels currently we can see that the only reason is that of profit maximisation. They are only here for the selected elite and do not take into consideration the whole of humanity.

The first priority within an Equal Money System is to provide everyone with adequate housing – for this, hotels will be perfect. If after everyone has been taken care of in terms of housing and accommodation, we can look at other functions for hotels. If it is the case that after the most prominent points have been taken care of and some hotels still remain, then we can still use them as hotels. The management however of hotels will change completely. It will no longer be an experience where one gets pampered and where other human beings serve you in terms of cleaning, food, etc. The most practical would be to turn it into a structure of self-service where if someone decides to take a room in a hotel for whatever purpose -- that you take full responsibility for this room as if it were your own. In terms of food their might be a possibility of restaurant availability as cooking will definitely be an area of expression that many will wish to explore.

So in a sense the hotels will be run and taken care of by those who intend to make use of it.

For more on Equal Money FAQ, check out the "What the FAQ is Equal Money System?": 


Equal Money System Q&A – “what if I need so much physical help when I'm old that I can't pay with the equal money I get per month”

Understand that within the Equal Money System, where you receive your basic income on a monthly basis for your basic needs – that this “Equal Money” does not imply “the same amount of money for everyone”. 

Equal Money implies that everyone has the same right to life and that everyone bears equal value as life. This does not mean that everyone is the same and that there is ‘one amount’ that will fit each and everyone. Basic needs will differ from person to person – from context to context – but are all equal in that they are basic needs
Hence, if you are an elder person within society and have “more needs” that require to be attended than for example an average healthy 24 year old – then this will be reflected within the Equal Money credits you receive as your basic income.

Not being able to pay for the attendance of your physical needs due to old age will therefore not be an existing concern.

In short: There is no fixed amount that each one will receive. Each one’s situation will be assessed individually and each one’s Equal Money Income will be a function of their individual basic needs.

Inflation & Corruption within an Equal Money System

Here is a response I made to a question asked on the Equal Money Forum:

1. You defined following: "all money being issued has the nature of a loan with interest". And yes, the banks are the worst factor in all dealings concerning money. This can be controlled although banks should probably die out (at least banks as we know them). The problem is that your definition is not throughly correct. When you print money you have inflation, but not only because interest rates are lower and interest rate is the price of money, but also due to the fact that so called "aggregate prices" go up. By that I mean literally prices of all goods (in general). When the prices are higher you can buy less with the same amount of money. This means that the system should have a very high control (just like a monetery expanisive politic should have). Control is the main problem in today's world. This ALWAYS lead to corruption. What are your ideas and, possibly, strategies on solving this problem?


You are correct, banks and loans are not the only factor in causing inflation – the inflation problem is caused by multiple factors. What these factors do have in common is that they all in some way or another are linked to unbalanced mathematical equations (such as asking interest on a loan and creating money out of nothing). In essence, inflation is mostly a symptom of our current economic and monetary system. Since the Equal Money System will be based and operating on whole new set of principles and thus a whole not set of equations which will actually be balanced – inflation as a symptom will disappear.
Any type of monetary policy is currently only an attempt at postponing the inevitable. The current system is based on an incorrect equation, where the two sided “don’t add up”. All monetary policies are doing now is trying to monitor and manipulate the outflows of this dysfunctional system with new equations – but they can never truly fix it – because the very initial equation the system is based on, is unbalanced and doomed to spiral out into massive disproportion. Inflation should thus cancel itself out in an Equal Money System.

The same can be said about greed – greed is mostly a cause and symptom arising from a dysfunctional, out-of-proportion system. Due to extensive polarity and extremities where society and its peoples are divided between an extreme line of ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’. Greed, having “a lot”, wanting abundance only stems forth from the polarity opposite of massive lack. People want more and will accept bribes because there is no security within our current system. If you don’t play by the rules or you are simply ‘unlucky’ – the system will simply disregard you and you will be left with nothing. It’s this constant insecurity, not knowing what will happen, knowing that any time you can be left with nothing, knowing that there are so many people who already have nothing – that drives people to want more to satiate and drench their inner fear and anxiety. The current system is the creator and supporter of Greed through not providing an actual platform of support for Human Beings, where living Life is self-evident and where each one receives the tools and resources to do so.
Obviously greed will not disappear overnight and will still stick up its head from time to time – but it should be nowhere near as problematic as it is currently, and will be dealt with in terms of re-education of those who participate within it.

2. You declare that people will do jobs when they find out they are necessary. But how would you deal with jobs that nobody want to do, except for money. Like dealing with waste (garbage)?


As you can read on the home page under the FAQ, jobs which are absolutely vital to human survival and support will be placed within the 4 year conscription. Basically after one is done with their primary stage of education, each will participate for a duration of 4 years within a labour program which tends to all the jobs and tasks that need to be done to keep the basics of society running. This is an educational period where one learns about the know-hows of what is involved in terms of keeping humans sustained (which a lot of people take for granted at the moment); as well a first experience and introduction to the labour side of the Equal Money System. Just like any other job someone would take on, one will receive remuneration for the job done. The conscription point is simply a point of equality – everyone has certain basic needs that need to be taken cared of, everyone can contribute to this equally.

It’s Free!

The other day one of the comments I got on one of my videos went as following:

“Go educate yourself on KhanAcademy’s YouTube Channel, it won’t cost you a penny!”

And immediately as I read the comment, it struck me that there is actually not a single thing in existence which is “for free” – you or another will always pay in one way or another.

Let’s have a look at the statement this person made on my video, and what conditions would have to be present for me to “go and educate myself” on someone’s Youtube Channel.

Firstly, for me to go on this channel and ‘educate myself’, I would require to have internet.
In this world internet is not for free. So I would either be in a scenario where I have a home and within this home I have internet installed and I pay a monthly fee to be able to use this internet – or any other way that one can have internet at home. But, this implies that I have a home! A home with electricity for me to be able to run my computer or charge my laptop so that I would be able to run an internet browser – or I could have a cell phone with internet which still requires electricity and credit for me to access the internet.

So now we have already established that there is money involved in 1) Internet itself, 2) the pc, laptop or whatever device is used to run internet, 3) electricity to feed the device (and then there’s also rent\payment for house and a whole bunch of other things involved).

Now, let’s take worse case scenario and I don’t have a home - I am homeless - and the only way I can have access to internet is by going to a library or internetcafe which again requires money.

Now, considering that I am homeless and have nothing better to do than going to an internetcafe \ library would imply that I have a job and money – because if I did not have a job and no money I would not be wasting my time at an internetcafe \ library because I have more important things to do like keeping myself alive. And even if for instance the internet access at the library would be for free, you still require money, although indirectly, for you to be able to breathe, piss, shit (and where piss would imply having drunk something for you to be able to generate pee and for you to have eaten something for you to be able to generate poop which all need money).

So what is the bottomline: anything in this world costs money. Simply being alive costs money.
“Living” \ “Being Alive” and you being able to live your life is not something that is self-evident. Living, breathing is not a right but only a privilege to those who have money.

Does that mean…. YES! It means that our very economic and monetary system is in direct violation of Human Rights – and no-one sees it or does anything about it because we have become so conditioned to accept the world as it is.

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The Need to Cheat

Throughout my research on the Monetary System and studying economy, I’ve observed a fascinating pattern that humans seem to not be able to stay away from, which is: The Need to Cheat.

Whenever a system is working fine and everything is operational, there is always someone, someone who wants to deviate from the system and the rules of the game to make things ‘go faster’, ‘better’ and ‘for him only’. Like for instance the goldsmith who realised no one ever comes and claims all their gold at the same time and then invented the beginning of fractional reserve banking. Then, by the time everyone realises what happens, the whole system has become dependent on this ‘cheat’ to make things ‘better’ – and ends up legalizing it and even make it a custom.

Throughout my economy textbook there’s been so many moments where I go “they did it again!” where someone wants to make things go faster and wants to make more money and “cheats” the system. The thing with these ‘cheats’ is that they always only work for one person or one party only, while creating a polarity situation for the rest where they are off more miserably than before.

All these little ‘cheats’ then accumulate within the system, and overtime you have a giant monster of a system that is actually completely dysfunctional in nature due to all these cheats that have been implemented and accumulated. But obviously those in power do not want to put an end to this unsustainable and dysfunctional system that is bound to just explode into a million pieces, because they are the ones benefitting, they are the cheaters.
From the very first moment someone started with the first cheat, the whole system was bound to doom, because there was no more equality, no more balance within the equation. Instead it’s just a giant monster machine with a black hole in the centre that just sucks everything up into nothingness.

(What’s even more disgusting is that so many Western elitists currently and throughout histoy really get off on being able to cheat and “outsmart” everyone with their clever way of doing things and making money – as if this makes them someone better and superior than everyone else, while all they are doing is just showing what lowlifes they are with no sense of integrity or respect for anyone else.)

What does this imply? It implies that the end of the system was already placed a long time ago, and that no matter what happens, our current monetary system will end – there’s just no fixing it.
The only “choice” that we have in the matter is where we will take up our destiny in our own hands and stop this monster – or wait for the monster to finish us first before we come to the point of “enough” and think about implementing a change.

(It also means we gotta stop cheating in the name of our selfishness and greed and start acting from the principle of What is Best for All – anything else will just be another road to digging our own grave)

Don’t wait, be the change – EqualMoney.org

The Beauty Industry – Where does all the HAIR come from?

In India it is a custom to make an offer to the gods. The pilgrims are settling a debt incurred by the god Vishnu. Those who do not have money, offer what ever else they have = their hair. The shaving happens in ‘Sacred’ Temples – which once a year have an auction. All corporations can put in a bid in an envelope – and whoever offered the highest amount gets all the hair!

This hair then gets shipped down to rich countries so that the elite can flaunt their ‘great hair’.
So who are they actually offering their hair to? The “gods”? Nope – MONEY.

And these are poor people, poor people shaving off their hair to please the gods so that maybe, maybe the gods will hear their prayer and make their life better. And then the Temple just fucking sells the hair for money. I mean, can’t you at least sell it for money and give all those people who shaved their hair a share of the money. No No – they sell the hair to the highest bidder (Temple makes money), the business processes the hair and sells it to hairsalons (Business makes even more money) and then the hair salons sell it to their clients for up to 3000! (They make the biggest money).

I mean that’s just so fucked up.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XOxXXTRDyA

The Scarcity Fallacy


One of the main points that makes people 'back off' from hearing and being interested in an Equal Money System is the concept of scarcity. For some reason people think that because we speak of Equal Money that we hold the illusion that our resources are not limited/scarce.

What is actually happening in people's minds is that they've made an incorrect connection between scarcity and limitation. This connection has been quite cleverly placed by the way economists and the media write about resources. They will deliberately use the term 'scarce resources' and 'limited resources' interchangeably as if they mean the exact same thing – while they don’t – imprinting a false image of world affairs.

‘Scarce resources’ has got a connotation of there being a ‘shortage’ of a particular resource.
‘Limited resource’ simply means that the resources are not infinite.

The catch here is that now people immediately assume that because something is limited, that it therefore necessarily is scarce and that there is a ‘lack’ involved. This is however an incorrect presupposition as something that is ‘limited’ does not necessarily imply a shortage – something can be limited but still be ‘enough’ or be present in abundance.


This is how the current Capitalistic System is being justified, where inequality is simply ‘inevitable’ due to our “scarce resources”.
However, if we have a look around, we can observe a world of decadence where things such as golden toilet seats, diamond padded vacuum cleaners, decadent houses, cars – etc. exist. And another world where a few billion people are living in a chronic state of poverty and starvation.

Walk into any mall or shopping centre and see how many totally completely useless products get produced in the name of profit and capitalism. If we live in a world where resources are scarce – is it not simply irresponsible to spend our majority of resource on these products which are not necessary for our subsistence, but only here for our entertainment?

Be responsible, Educate Yourself – Investigate Equal Money



It should be rather obvious that you cannot come up with solutions such as ‘bailing a county out’ in an already inherently, dysfunctional system.
Our Monetary System is a machine with sharp edged blades, cutting each and everyone that comes into contact with it. It destroys rather than support. So instead of putting a plaster on the gaping wounds (as that is what this bailout is) we should rather look at the origin point that is causing the problems in the first case – which is the starting point of everything = Our Current Economic System.
So yes, bailing out Greece was never going to work, it was merely an attempt to postpone the inevitable. In our System, there will always be the sucker, the loser – there has to be, otherwise there can be no Winners. And more will come, and more will suffer....unless we stop.
I mean – how many more of these scenarios do we have to go through we before we get it?
How many more people must suffer by our greed and Matter Freestubbornness?
This world is not a nice place to live in, but we have all the means and technology available to make it paradise! Wouldn’t it be great if each and every single person would experience the suffering of humanity, the animal and plant kingdom collectively? That way everyone would sure get their asses up and running to make a change until there is NO ONE SUFFERING.
Unfortunately, everyone lives in their own little bubble only minding and caring about their own lives. Maybe that is why Mother Earth has been shaking lately – trying the shake us and wake us the hell up!
Stop your apathy – check out Equal Money!     

Artwork by Matti Freeman

South Africa, a Nation Born from Capitalism

Within my History module for this semester I'm reading through how South Africa was colonised.
What's interesting is that South Africa was never colonized from a perspective of 'expanding' some countries empire from a territorial perspective. In the 1650's the Dutch were into trading with the East with their Vereenigd Oost-Indische Compagnie. The VOC (the company) was only interested in maximising profit like any other business, and it seemed like a good idea to them to set up a refreshment station at the Cape since it was located midway their trading route. So the only reason and intention they had when setting foot in SA were the principles of Capitalism.


From there it just kind of spiraled out, and tada SA was born. So there's really no point to 'blame' anyone for having "invaded" South Africa, because the only thing that happened was that people were following the mechanics and logic of Capitalism, which is exactly what everyone is still doing in South Africa. They're now just invading other people their lives instead of huge territories and keep them enslaved through a system of debt.
Nothing has ever changed, we are still playing out the exact same capitalistic imperial game. Now we do not longer physically 'invade' countries, no, no need for that. We simply use some sneaky economic tricks and get a silent war on.


We can only stop this silent war with an Equal Money System -- the only system that will break the gap between the poor and the rich and allow for everyone's needs be taken care of.


www.equalmoney.org

Famine Caused by Excess of Food – Only in Capitalism!


When hearing about the Somalia being stricken by famine, I immediately had to think of Ethiopia’s history with famine.
Whenever something disastrous happens, whether it is a political crisis in Libya or a famine in Somalia --- I’ve learnt to ask myself: ”Who is benefiting from this situation?” – from there, all you got to do is follow the money…
First thing I did was check out what natural resource lie in Somalia, is this is usually the number one trigger for economic disruption. No surprise, Somalia has an abundance of natural resource. These resources have mostly been left untouched since half of the Somali population live a nomadic lifestyle. The usually way the fat cats go about getting what they want, is by creating a problem and them coming around has the hero’s with the solution. In economic terms, this would mean that one would destabilize a stable economy and bring a whole nation into a debt that cannot possibly be repaid. When the shit hits the fan, those who are “expecting” their money back – will go and demand that which they wanted in the first place: natural resources (= oil).
Currently the media is creating the impression as if Somalia’s famine is the cause of a drought. But when Somalia was pretty much self-sufficient – the droughts had no effect to their stability. So what changed?
The IMF came into the game, and imposed its infamous “structural adjustment” unto the nation. This “structural adjustment” means basically that if a country wants to be in the international game and get funding from the IMF, they must restrict their governmental influence and allow the private sector to take over (enforcing capitalism). The imposition of a free-market system will then disrupt a stable economy as people are no longer being supported by the government and are left at the mercy of the private corporations (if there are any at all to step in to replace what the government used to do – if there is no private sector, then the people are simply at a complete loss and left with no support whatsoever).
The economy destabilises as local farmers get no more support of the government. They can no longer afford to produce and the entire nation becomes depended on importing grains from overseas. Everyone just gets poorer, the US starts bombing the place with food-aid (created from surplus food produced in US), no-one wants to buy locally produced food because food-aid’s for free and thus the local economy keeps slopping down. The IMF and World Bank start throwing around more restrictions and other countries stop importing from Somalia - and voilĂ  = you’ve got yourself an entire country at the feet and mercy of the wealthy capitalist.

This is downright criminal – yet a logical and justified thing to do within the world of Capitalism.
It is time to wake up and see this madness for what it is … MADNESS!!!!!
Investigate the EMS (Equal Money System) and end this atrocity.

Starter Kit to Kill your Parrot

And the animal industry keeps being full of surprises.

The other day at the petstore I saw they had a new product, a starter kit for parrots!

Me and Gian had a look at the kit and could see that all things inside the package were actually the very things that are a "No go" for parrots, So later when we were back home I told Bernard about it, he commented that it made sense from a capitalistic perspective --  since the ultimate goal of any business is to maximize profit, the business benefits if its product breaks early (or die in this case) so that the same product can be resold over and over again!

While some parrots can live up to 80 years in captivity, most of them die within 5 years of purchase.

In essence they are doing the same type of sabotaging as with any other type of technology that has a limited warranty. And all of this is seen as 'logic' and 'justified' just because we've been so conditioned to the ways of capitalism.


It's time to wake up from this circus - www.equalmoney.org

Capitalism – A Deadly Disease


When I was young I always wondered why our current economic system was called ‘Capitalism”. From the vocabulary I had back then, I thought it had to do something with “the economy of cutting off heads” [from decapitating and ‘capital city’ which in Dutch would be translated as ‘Head City’]. This first impression of the word has never really left me – and 10 years later I find that I was not far away from the truth.
Capitalism is the economy of “cutting of heads”. It is an economic system that harvests the capital of humans – money – that which keeps them alive, and by cutting and chipping at their capital, it is like you are severing their roots with the earth, with life and leave them to die.
Capitalism is an aggressive and intrusive system. We do not need to gage ourselves in war for territory to expand empires. We use economy, we use debt to enslave everyone around us. It’s just a more sneaky and silent way. We all bought into to biggest scam in History – where we believe that Capitalism is that which raises our living standards and allows us to enjoy the luxuries in life. These ‘luxuries’ and ‘raised living standards’ are nothing but bribes to keep engaged in the current system and allow it to become our very lifestyle. It’s time to stop this corruption. While we pick the fruits of Capitalism the other half of our brothers and sisters of the human race are dying. We are putting them in that position, we are the ones keeping them in that spot.
Unless we change and take up the courage to implement change in our lives – innocent beings will keep on dying at the hands of our greed and cowardliness.
Investigate Equal Money.
The clock is ticking
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War on Drugs Creates More Crime – Equal Money & DIP is Solution


When the Government of a country ‘declares War on Drugs’ it will try and prevent the production and especially import of Drugs within the borders of its country.
How does this practically affect the ‘free market forces’ in the economic system?
Prices are set in relation to supply / demand. If there is a high demand for a particular product or service, the people that are ‘demanding’ this, will ‘compete’ with each other in the form of accepting higher price rates. The ‘value’ of any given product/service will also be dependent on the availability of the particular good.

So – if we look at the scenario before War was declared on drugs, you’d have a particular stream of supply coming into the country and according to the demand it will be set on a price accordingly.
Because the demand for drugs is high, and the fact that drugs is a ‘habit forming’ product – the demand for drugs is very inelastic (inelastic = there will not be a big change in demand if one changes the price of the product, elastic would be if you for instance increase the price of a product and it has a drastic effect on the demand of the product  - this is not the case with drugs which means that they can pretty much ask any price and the consumer will try and pay that price).


So now the Government has declared War on Drugs and ‘less’ drugs comes into the country. This implies that the supply has diminished which means that the product is now more ‘scarce’ while the demand remains exactly the same.

This ‘supply shortage’ in turn translates into a ‘higher value’ of the product and the Prices go sky high. But now the demand is still exactly the same. But if one now wants to get hands on drugs, they have to come up with more money which results in more crime!
So nothing has been solved at all, at best things have just gotten worse because they exact same condition is still present but now there’s extra crime happening to be able to pay up for the drugs.
The truth is that there is no possible solution within our current economic system to truly effectively deal with a problem such as Drug Abuse & Profiteering. Because ‘Profiteering’ is what our current Economic System is all about and it implies that for someone to win there must be someone losing. In essence you could say that our System Promotes Drug Abuse & Profiteering because it uses the exact methods that defines our System.
So if you have a look at Drugs there are two main points that come to the fore in terms of consideration. The first one is on the side of the consumer and pertains to the reason of Drug Consumption. The other point lies on the side of the supplier whom is obviously in the Game because of Profit.
If we look at reasons why people use drugs we can boil it down to a general ‘dissatisfaction’ with their life. Whether it is boredom, depression, wanting to have ‘fun’ (indicating a lack of fun and adventure) – it is always some sort of dissatisfaction or lack. So if we want to ‘tackle’ the demand, we have to take on this reason, this dissatisfaction. The most effective proposal to deal with such a point would be an Education Process such as the Desteni I Process. The Desteni I Process deals with one’s inner reality and pushes for the taking of self-responsibility and living a fulfilling life.
This would very effectively deal with Drug Addiction as has already been proven by many who have walked the Desteni I Process. A list of reference is given at the end of this post. Check out their blogs to see how they deal with their reality and work towards a fulfilling, self-empowering and satisfactory life for themselves.

If we now look at the other side of the coin where we are dealing with making money – the only effective Solution is the immediate implementation of an Equal Money System. Why? Because our Current Money System does not provide for all Equally. It is a System out of Balance that provides for the few who have in abundance and ensures that this abundance only grows for which the majority who do not have “pay the price”.
Those who do not have live a miserable life while the rich live on their expense. This gives those who are in an unfortunate position an incentive to either a) become drug consumers to numb the pain of their existence or to b) to use drugs as a product to sell so they can get money to survive within this world. This need then turns into Greed as the fear of ending up in a position with no support it just to horrid to even think of.
An Equal Money System in contrast, is a System of care and everyone’s physical needs are taken care of. There is no condition of survival prevailing where people find the need to exploit others in order to survive. In addition the profit motive is taken away as Profit will not be non-existent within an Equal Money System which eliminates the enticement to start a drug business. There is no need to turn to drugs to numb you life experience as you are supported to LIVE and explore life instead. Thus – the Equal Money System dealing with one’s external reality, deals with the Money point whilst the DIP deals with one’s inner reality and self-empowerment. Together they are the perfect team =).


Here are but a few who stand as a living example of actual absolute change within stopping drug consumption & addiction. Visit their blogs as a living testimony of how they will change into their lives.  To find out more about an Equal Money System visit: www.equalmoney.org  . For more info on the Desteni I Process visit www.desteniiprocess.com


Marlen: http://www.marlenlife.multiply.com/
Anna: http://annabrixthomsen.com/
Julieta: http://www.julietazochi.blogspot.com/
Garbrielle: http://garbrielle.blogspot.com/
Marek: http://desteniiprocesodzaciatku.blogspot.com
Deedra : http://desteniiprocesodzaciatku.blogspot.com
Niklas: http://maxernst1desteni.wordpress.com/
Maya H: http://harelmaya.wordpress.com/
Talamon: http://talamon.blogspot.com/


Profit and Self-Interest is that which lies at the very core of our Current Economic System.
It is the very baseline of any equation from which economical mechanisms are derived from.
It is the venom that seeps through every inch of our society of which no-one remains unaffected.

It’s a venom that kills.


*Beep*                                   * Beep*              uuuugh..................








Our Economy falls back on two basic ‘powers’ / ‘laws’ interacting with each other:
               
                1. I want to sell stuff expensive so I can get lots of money
                2. I want to buy stuff cheap cause I want to have lots of money

(These two are the trademark of Capitalism and Free Market)
But now – just looking at these two points together, it is obvious that you cannot have both happening at the same time. For example: You want cheap milk, but they only want to sell you expensive milk – both parties want to score.
 So even though this is not practically possible – these are the rules the Economy lives by.
Now, these two essentially self-interested laws, make up ‘Supply’ and ‘Demand’ (first one being supply [giving], second one demand [receiving]).

And even though these ‘laws’ have no practical consideration whatsoever - but the one for profit – it is accepted and enforced as status quo.
So we have established that both two ‘laws’ are drenched in self-interest  - and ‘combat’ each other.  But the combat between these forces creates a ‘vacuum’ – as both of these points are just eating up all the money – and these vacuums are then represented by manifestations such as poverty and scarcity.
Now – people start complaining and when the moaning starts getting to the Government they feel that maybe they should do something about it.

The Government will then implement some rules to try and create some sort of balance so that the poor people don’t get too angry and get it in their heads to maybe revolt against the government.

These rules can take the form of for instance protecting moaning Farmers by setting a particular minimum price for their goods. This minimum price will be above the ‘equilibrium price’ [*the equilibrium price is where supply perfectly meets demand,  there’s no excess or shortage. For example, a farmer supplies 50 000 litres of milk at the local town market – at a particular price – and at this price all of his milk is bought. There is no excess but also no shortage of milk. ]

By setting a minimum price that is above the equilibrium price (at the price that people are willing to pay) -  an excess supply is created because people don’t want to buy the expensive stuff!

So if the Farmer now for instance sells his milk at 3 euros a litre - less milk is going to be bought, and there’s going to be many litres left unsold.

 So the higher the price – the less people will buy it (can buy it) which means = less people have food. So now okay, the farmers get some extra cash but now we’ve created a new problem as more people are without food. On top of that, we’re still sitting with all this excess of supply (the unsold milk) that’s just lying around, and now the Government’s got to get rid of it. If they give the food to the poor people then they’re not gonna buy the food on the market and then the farmer’s not going to get their money and then the whole minimum price thing was useless from the beginning. And obviously the Governments Ego cannot admit to that, so then they rather buy the food with TAX MONEY (yes that’s right, they take your money so now you’re still losing) and then destroy the excess supply.
I mean – if you look at it – it’s really pretty freaking insane right? I mean, twenty first century? Evolution?  LMAO
Then there is minimum wages / basic income!
The people’s gone moaning again and the government feels it should respond to this threat (yes threat instead of common sense responsibility – in our world literally EVERYTHING is in reverse).
So now the government goes ‘Let us implement minimum wages/basic income!’ – because they see that people are complaining because they are looking rather skinny and beaten up by their slave labour.

 Because remember:  BUY CHEAP – SELL EXPENSIVE. This translates into PAY PEOPLE CHEAP (buying labour) – SELL THE STUFF THEY MAKE EXPENSIVE – KEEP MONEY IN MY BIG FAT POCKETS. That’s how we’ve designed our system.
Back to the Government – so now they implement ‘minimum wages’ – which is really the same principle as setting a minimum price for the farmers. Corporations do not want to buy expensive labour [it is seen as ‘expensive’ because this minimum wage is above the ‘equilibrium wage’ where supply & demand meet (because people will do anything to gain some money to survive, so they are willing to work for almost nothing)]. So Corporations have to now implement this minimum wage – but they don’t want to spend that amount of money.
As a result they start firing and cutting back on their staff. Which results in more people being unemployed – but heeeey at least those few people who have a job get a minimum wage, right? Yay? No?
So the very people the government is “trying to help” are the ones that end up being off worse. As you have seen from the examples, you either end up without food and/or without a job.  And the knowledge that these type of interventions are absolutely not effective – is Economy 101, it is one of the first things you learn in studying economy, imagine what else we might encounter down the road!!
And then obviously if one tries to look at other ‘solutions’ = there are none. Each move you will do that approaches ‘care’ will be catastrophically as what the System breathes in and out is Self-Interest. It is repulsed by ‘care’ and will simply spit out anything that is not serving Profit & Self-Interest.  Thus there are no possible solutions within our current system. As long as we want to create / provide solutions within the current framework of our Economic System = it is going to fail.
Because as the very Starting Point of our System is that of Self-Interest – it will only cherish and harvest that singular point. There is simply no space for anything else. It is a Formula, an Equation which is not Equal [and for an equation to be effective there must be EQUAlity, you know EQUA-TION it is implied in the word]. So no matter what you place into the formula – it will always end up in disaster as that is the way it’s been designed.

So understand that when you read or hear things in relation to Equal Money Solutions – that we are talking about a whole new system, a whole new formula – it is beyond our current system, it’s a whole new world! Because, we cannot save our current system, it is done for.
So if you can see , just like me the absolute fucked-up-ness of our current Monetary and Economic System – Investigate Equal Money! It is the only solution !!!

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Pain is not the only thing it Kills – Vultures Die Too


In India the Vulture population has declined by 99%.Upon investigation it turned out that the cause of this drastic decline was within the food the vultures were consuming.
One of their food supplies are the carcasses of deceased livestock. Many of these cows were treated with a painkiller/anti-inflammatory drug Diclofenac.
They die – the drug stays in their system – the vultures eat the corpse – the vultures get it in their system...and die of kidney failure.The drug has been banned – but it may still take years before all the ones that were already in circulation get out. Will the remaining 1% hold?
How has such a fuck-up come about? The only way this type of side-effect and inconsideration can come about is when the animal their best interest is not taken into account.
Because – this veterinary drug is supposed to 'help animals' as in treating livestock – no-one took into consideration the possible outcome if any of these carcasses get eaten.Which inherently shows that the drug was not manufactured taking into consideration 'the animals' – but only the depth of the Humans their pockets.
In an Equal Money System – this would not happen. We would not only start taking into considerations the animals as a whole once they're all almost dead.
Vote for an Equal Money System – Vote for a System of Consideration of All Life

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The Birds are Dying


With climate changes the birds are put in a vulnerable position. With the estimate projections and estimations of coming climate changes, some bird species are expected to decrease drastically, and in some cases even go completely extinct.

Birds are tied to particular environments for their food intake and breeding process. With climate changes, birds that were used to low lands are forced to move to higher grounds, where it is a bit fresher – to get back to a temperature that they are used to. Though, not all birds are flexible to adapt to new environments with different vegetation/foods available for them – and thus will be likely to die. Another implication of this 'moving to higher grounds'; is that less and less terrain becomes available for the birds. This is just simply geometrics. So as climate keeps on changing, the birds will be forced to move higher and higher – until there is nowhere else to go.
This terrain reduction also decreases birds their survival chances.



When the birds get to the point of breeding, they are ineffective. The little amount of birds that do hatch, are likely to get eaten by the parents to be able to survive.

The consequences of what we've accepted and allowed to manifest in this world are starting to creep out and show its head.
We always thought that'd we'd never have to face the consequences – but they are now knocking on the door. Centuries of abuse is now taking its toll and we can no longer accept and allow to postpone taking responsibility. The birds are already suffering. The least we can do is make food available for them where we can – and stop the current system of madness that is killing each and every single living thing on earth.

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Man Arrested For Selling Wife’s Body Parts


The Article:
Tanzanian police have arrested a man for allegedly trying to sell his wife’s body parts to an undercover police officer.
Authorities say he confessed Friday to killing his wife and attempting to sell her head, breast and genitals because he learned of a demand for body parts in the Shinynga area.
Police were tipped off by bank guards who spotted the man with a plastic bag that he said contained pork.
They say the suspect will undergo an psychiatric exam before his trial.

How much more clearer can it get? Our current Monetary System is getting people to kill their wives, chopping them into pieces so he can get money for the organs and body parts.
The only entity that requires a ‘psychiatric evaluation’ is our freaking Money System.
If you had a person who had 50 people locked up in a room and gave 1 of them all the food and luxuries you can imagine and let the other 49 starve to death without a blink – you’d want that person to get a psychiatric evaluation right?  Cause I mean, that’s just fucked up!
Yet – that’s exactly what we are allowing to exist through our participation and support of the current Capitalistic System that is in place.
Let’s stop this insanity – Let’s Vote for an Equal Money System!

Inflation Rates, Are they to be Trusted?

A short article in Farmer’s Weekly raised an interesting point: The Inflation Rates presented to us, can they be trusted?

The writer of the article gave the example of an incident where the water bills that residents in Jo’burg received were simply outrageous – and that the high amount was apparently due to ‘inflation factors’. The actual story was that the company that the municipality had hired (and already paid) to manage and draw up all the water bills fucked out along with the money – and the municipality had to hire a new firm that they now had to pay again... and for which the residents had to pay the price.

The inflation rates in this case were used as an excuse to demand outrageous amounts of money from residents to pay for “water” and to present an image of ‘scarceness’ (read = the fuck up of the municipality).

What numbers that are presented to us can be trusted? Are the resources really scarce or is it just a false representation for the sake of profit?

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The Principle of Economy... Or what it Ought to Be

The other day I was watching one of the DVD’s that goes with my Economy module for this Semester and an interesting point opened up.
The guy in the video was explaining how the ‘basic’ Principle of Economy in essence works with three point:
1.     We have a certain amount of limited resources.
2.     There’s a certain amount of Beings that require these resources
3.     How do we get those resources to those Beings?
But now the interesting thing is that in real life this is not really how it works.
Instead it follows the following Principe:
1.     We have a certain amount of limited resources
2.     There’s a certain amount of Beings that require these resources
3.     Not everyone can pay for these resources
4.     How do we get the resources to the people that can pay for the resources
So – we’re not looking at basic common sense practicality where you know if a child were to set up an economy it would look at “okay how much is there of this, there’s so many that need it, how do I get to there’. That seems to be the most simply way of dealing with the situation.
Though in reality this is not how it is applied . No, instead we’re playing a game of win and lose where if you have money you are part of the winners and if you have none well then you’re not even a loser, you don’t even have the privilege to ‘play’ the game.
So how did it get this far that we allow basic points such as the allocation of basic resources that everyone needs be directed by only money. Why does money decide where what goes? Why can’t we just decide from a starting point of Common Sense and what is best for all?
Obviously the solution is already outlined in the initial principle mentioned – but since we are in a current World System that works with Money to move every single point – the only possible way to correct this “mistake” is to give everyone Equal Money! Because – if everyone has Equal Money then everyone can access the Basic Resources = Problem solved!
Also – if we have a look at the current System and what our “limited resources” are being used for = it’s a whole lot of bunch of CRAP: technology with an expiry date, shoes that fall apart in a matter of months, clothes that look pretty but require a manual for you to know how to put it on, make up, shampoo, food that is not food – basically most of the things that you see in your everyday mall are products of consumerism that support the profit making money game. They have no other practical use whatsoever.
So instead of moaning about ‘our limited resources’ and ‘we’re gonna have to up the prices, because the resources are getting more scarce’ – we should have a look at what we are spending our precious resources on and if it is really worth it. Because if I look at all the crap in this world that is being produced – 98% is all just for profit – where foods are being produced in masses and get thrown away, where there’s hundreds and thousands of designs and brands for a single object, just so you can have your ‘choice’. It’s too much and we don’t need it.
So Imagine in an Equal Money System, where we stop wasting our resources on useless crap – just imagine what is possible and what future we can secure for those still to come.
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