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mankind will have to prevail in many many more (also international/global/planet wide) challenges and adventures

mankind’s survival checklist:

  • hunt or grow enough food: managed, but the distribution is still a problem and production depends on non-renewable resources such as fossil-fuels and Potash-fertilizers
  • avoid or kill the saber-tooth-cat: check
  • survive multiple diseases (viruses & bacteria): check (until now)
  • CFCs-challenge: aka when refrigerators almost killed the Ozone-layer: averted
  • Nuclear War between USA and UDSSR (or any other nation): averted (until now, seriously thanks all involved, i know it was hard)
  • build an sustainable economy & transportation system before the ecosystem collapses or fossil-fuels run out: in progress… but maybe too slow (too much corruption & too little investment into renewables (c’mon Biden! c’mon China!)
  • … many more challenges…

there is no guarantee that mankind will survive all of it’s mistakes & adventures

but the least mankind could do (and often fails) is work together and help each other towards sustainable survival in the universe (the universe “does it’s thing” and does not care if mankind goes extinct or not)

(this does not mean you have to become Jesus and sacrifice everything for mankind’s survival)

for life in the universe is precious and intelligent life is even more precious

ps: if you want to search the web for “mankind” and do not mean the ugly wrestling guy, try the (-)minus sign before -wrestling: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mankind+-wrestling&ia=web

  • there NEED to be a more reason based allocation-distribution of resources
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth

Did you know that Luxembourg (25% corporate tax rate) has the HIGHEST GDP IN THE WORLD?

  • not buying the answer “because it is small
  • not buying the answer “because we sell so much alcohol tobacco and oil”
    • Luxembourg is maybe a marketplace for oil, but has no oil-fields or tobacco fields
    • Luxembourg is rich for the same reason why some people in Switzerland are very rich
      • not because they export SO MUCH GOOD CHEESE (the cheese is good but makes up a very very little portion of income for Switzerland) but thanks to clever advisors and tax avoidance schemes supported by the state
    • “In April 2009, concern about Luxembourg‘s banking secrecy laws, as well as its reputation as a tax haven, led to its being added to a “gray list” of nations with questionable banking arrangements by the G20.” (Wiki)
  • the #3 in GDP Macau (CHINA!) “is an offshore financial centre, a tax haven, and a free port with no foreign exchange control regimes.[41] [42][43] ” (source: Wiki)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2021-04-05/yellen-calls-for-global-minimum-corporate-tax-rate-video

Financial Service Industry aka Banking aka moving around money that avoids taxes

“It is impossible to estimate how much private banking wealth has evaded taxation, but the chart above points to a correlation between states with some form of banking secrecy

  • Switzerland
  • Singapore
  • Channel Islands
  • Caribbean
  • Luxembourg

…and a high global market share in offshore private banking.

The Swiss Bankers Association estimates that 54,000 people were employed in the wealth management business in Switzerland in 2012 (1% of total jobs in Switzerland).

The productivity of the sector is also unsurprisingly high, private banking alone accounts for 2.8% of the annual Swiss GDP (CHF16 billion of value added to the economy).”

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/by-the-numbers_is-switzerland-really-the-country-of-bankers-/40473658

So yes financial crime pays too well (still in 2021), Yellen do something! (so this blog can stop Yelling)

GDP by Country

snapshot at 2021-04-05 from source worldometers.info

Latest official GDP figures published by the World Bank. Population figures based on United Nations data.
World’s GDP is $80,934,771,028,340 (nominal, 2017).

See also: GDP per Capita