LifeEconomy

Mein Hauptkritikpunkt am Kapitalismus ist – dass es meistens (nicht immer aber meistens) um aggressives Ausbeuten (exploitation) geht – um Produktivität ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste.

Aggressive Ausbeutung bekommt Kindern nicht gut, Familien nicht gut, einem Wald nicht gut, einem Tier nicht gut, einer Frau nicht gut, einer Wasserquelle nicht gut, einem Habitat nicht gut.

Der Mensch baut Maschinen um seine Lebensqualität zu erhöhen (Waschmaschine, Transportmaschine…) mit derart fatalen Nebenwirkungen wie Klimawandel hin zu Trockenheit und Dürre.

Der Mensch sitzt in einem Teich der langsam aus zu trocknen droht.

Zwei entscheidende Errungenschaften haben das ermöglicht:

  1. Technik
  2. Kapitalismus

…wobei Kapitalismus auch als “Technik” angesehen werden kann.

Dass es anders geht beweist die Tatsache dass das erste Elektroauto 100 Jahre alt ist – von einer Marke die 100 Jahre später kein einziges Elektroauto am Markt hat (Porsche).

Dass es anders geht beweisen die 2m fruchtbaren Terra Preta Erdschichten des Amazonas – die als positiver Nebeneffekt menschlicher Siedlung angesehen wird.

Es geht anders – sabotieren wir uns nicht länger selbst.

… okay 2020 soll der erste Elektro-Porsche auf den Markt kommen, gleich danach wünsche ich mir die autonom fliegenden Wasserstoff-Kapseln mit Vogel-Ausweich-Radar.

Are large parts of mankind willing and courage enough to make brave decisions and changes?

or: is the elite right that it can control the masses (90%) by fear and fear alone?

(the sole aim of terrorism is to cause fear. (in latin “terror” means “horror”)

so the elite is pretty interested in more not less terror.

Why is there no concept by the state for it’s citizens? how to live as sustainable as possible?

tossing people into poverty by the masses can not be “the solution”.

Efficiency is (mostly) focusing on:

  • saving money
  • saving time

but it actually should focus more on:

  • resource efficiency – save resources – especially the NON renewable

resource efficiency is about keeping things in balance, sustainability and saving mankind (the planet does NOT care if were go extinct like the dinosaurs) … is what we need now.

A 2014 report by The Carbon Trust suggested that resource challenges are intensifying rapidly – for example, there could be a 40% gap between available water supplies and water needs by 2030, and some critical materials could be in short supply as soon as 2016.[needs update] These challenges could lead to disruptions to supply, growing regulatory requirements, volatile fluctuation of prices, and may ultimately threaten the viability of existing business models.[1] (src)

This means: Water – is precious – it is not there to be wasted under no circumstances, or as Mark Boyle put it: “do not shit into drinking water”

dry toilets: poop in the bucket – then compost…

because shit is not shit – it is resources.

also: trash is not trash – it is resources.

Currently only 50% of the plastic wrapping in Germany (!) get’s recycled – the rest goes up in smoke (burned as fuel to generate electricity/heat) – which (right now) produces CO2 and other cancer causing chemicals that can kills the climate and people.

Trees will happily use our CO2 but not the cancer chemicals.

Sometimes saving resources also means saving money – but sometimes it does not: example: “planned obsolescence

planned obsolescence is the purposeful and cartel-like worsening of the quality of products by the manufacturer – to make the consumer consume more. you don’t think it exists? you better do. one example is well documented: 1925: Phoebus Cartel (ask Wikipedia) – producers of light bulbs meet in secrecy and decide that light bulbs shall not live longer than 1000 hours of operation – whoever goes against it has to pay a fine. it worked fine. sales increased by 20-25%. was it worth it?

the same is true for cars, dishwashers, phones… the list is endless.

another example: refund-bottle-system in Germany.

The bottle-producers and lobbyists were at first against it, fear of less sales, but actually they profit: 20% of all bottles are NOT returned, so the bottle-producer cashes in those 10-15Cents per bottle.

80% of the refund-bottles are returned – and the super-poor actually do this as a job.

While the bottle-return-refund system in Germany has TOO many exceptions… tiny aluminum cans and some plastic bottles are excluded? why? (lobby-broken) … there is no incentive at all for people e.g. in Greece and other parts of the world to collect plastic, glass or aluminum bottles and return them to the store – so they get tossed out into nature and fill the road sides with trash or even at worst: the oceans.

http://www.z2zero.com/r-is-for-resource/

So the questions that are there really is:

  • is mankind as intelligent as it thinks it is?
  • are large parts of mankind willing and courage enough to make brave decisions and changes? (i guess not, that’s what the elite is speculating on… that they can control the masses (90%) by fear and fear alone)
  • can mankind be saved?
  • will mankind – driven by hunger for money – knowingly or un-knowingly destabilize it’s habitat to a point of no return?
  • can quality of life and the way of life of mankind be saved?
  • can mankind coexist peacefully with itself and other species on this planet?

… i often say: it’s never too late – unless the last human took the last breath in this universe. then it is too late.

online: http://www.moneylessmanifesto.org/book/foreword-by-charles-eisenstein/

offline: Moneyless Menifesto (Mark Boyle).pdf

or paperback and back support  the authors (that are NOT living 100% money free forever, because it is nearly impossible nowadays… good work! capitalism! making us all addicted and dependant slaves!): http://www.moneylessmanifesto.org/get-a-free-copy/

pretty cool: recycle plastic yourself

… i wonder if in the economical bring-to-state-collapse, people have time/resources for this. i hope.

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_efficiency

https://www.zeit.de/2015/49/pfand-einzelhandel-flaschen-dosen-mehrweg-stimmts

https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-of-living-life-without-money

 

“Sustainability, which encompasses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns, is moving closer to the top of board agendas as companies realize how central sustainability is to corporate competitiveness and a company’s continued ability to operate.”

http://deloitte.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2018/06/13/sustainability-and-the-board-a-directors-perspective/?mod=WSJBlog

“Yet because there is no single, standardized approach to incorporating ESG”

as a started: lower your electricity bill and install some solar panels & batteries – especially if your company is located somewhere sunny.

“Kristen is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner serving as the Sustainability Risk Advisory and Assurance services leader in Deloitte & Touche LLP and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). Kristen also serves as the DTTL Americas Region Sustainability Services leader and leads Deloitte’s Supply Chain Social Compliance services.

She brings specialized insights to these regulatory and compliance reporting requirements and the implications of environmental and social issues to corporate brand and reputation.

Kristen also serves on a number of task forces and advisory councils of leading sustainability standard setting and reporting initiatives.”

src: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/profiles/ksullivan.html#

I hope sustainability (a lot of CEOs do not even know what this word means) is more to Mrs Sullivan than a “marketing instrument” like “we repaint your factory in green and hope to hide the smoke of your factory’s chimneys”.

It does not work like that – if your company produces things that harm people or the balance mankind depends on – it is not contributing to sustainability but the opposite.

Actually there are companies that have embraced sustainability and even gained productivity.

A win-win.

As a starter… get atleast 5x DVDs about sustainability… one i can recommend:

“Demain / Tomorrow” – “the world is full of solutions” – https://www.amazon.com/Demain/dp/B018ID4YIE