With the capitalism = Fiat money is like a Religion – it only works if enough people believe in it and participate.
Otherwise, the content of = claims = privileges, of the priest looks pretty crappy.
Banks, World Bank, IMF, Black Rock = Churches of Capitalism?
“Beliefs-driven business cycles”
“Over the years, different generations of economists have entertained the idea that beliefs, and beliefs alone, could be powerful enough to set the economy on a path to expansions and recessions solely determined by expectations of rosy times being eventually fulfilled, or otherwise.”
A very very very interesting talk. It is in my opinion – the best contribution of the green party i have seen so far. (they don’t do this anti-nuclear stuff anymore… they smelled the money)
Question the money-creation process, question the bank-system… at least ask questions and try to understand what is going on, with “the most important information system” (besides the internet) of mankind: money?
Another Question: Does the current monetary system still “work”? Does it still “make sense”? No or yes – and if yes – for whom does it work / make sense? (99% or 1%?)
Bernard Lietaer calls the Euro an “extraction device” without “saftey zones” – on purpose – no seat belts – on purpose – no exist strategy – on purpose.
One thing has proven:
Lobbyist in Berlin: “politicians have to decide – do they want to be directors or actors?”
“The Exports” come from ECB or Deutsche Bank or Commerzbank and do heavy lobbying and probably even bribery in the name of their short-term-short-sighted-short-lived-profiteering interest.
Most politicians = the government leave decision making up to those unellected “experts” – that probably and repeatedly fool their clients. Because you can not outsource decision making or training your consciousness.
I would advise ALL politicians – even Donald Trump to train their consciousness – knowledge is NOT enough.
I try to summarize what i have learned from that video:
there are different kinds of money – and 97% is created by private banks – not even Jörg Asmussen disagrees
as complex as this topic might be – the simple idea behind it is:
banks should (!!! create? and) lend money to companies that have “good” ideas how to produce stuff that really helps people (not make them sick or dead or suffer but actually improves their lifes)
which should create meaningful (!!!) jobs for real people (not only computers and robots) and do real work for real benefits of mankind (e.g. flying hydrogen cars that avoid birds automatically and are very cheap to operate and maintain (collides with the oil-lobby’s interest))
Why is that NOT happening? Only 4% of all that unlimited supply of money by the ECB gives to banks (ALL KIND OF BANKS! EVEN THE SMALLEST ONES) does not make it’s way to companies with good ideas?
Definition of “good idea”:
by the view of a bank – a “good idea” is a loan with returns 150% of the money it lends out with 0% risk – so there you have the most important problem: nobody wants to take risks. But if their money supply is basically INFINITE for the private and central banks – with almost no strings attached (!? otherwise it is a process of the ECB “buying up” all banks – until there is only the ECB left over – on the path to a money world empire – one bank to rule them all(?) i guess) – why don’t they take risks? Why don’t they encourage people to become entrepreneurs and realize their ideas and dreams? Like Prof Günther Faltin did and does? If only 10% of the ideas work out and come to market (money supply plays a critical role for a product to come to market) – why are the small banks – like e.g. in Germany those are called Sparkasse or Raiffeisenbank DO NOT encouraging people to realize their ideas? Instead – they go into “conservative mode” – which means – they lend money – but ONLY FOR real estate – real estate – real estate – and nothing but real estate – because – yes – real estate can lose value (2008 is not so long ago) – but never go to zero, can it? So it is “safe” to that extent. 😀 So it seems like:
banks do not want to take risks
banks have NO IDEA what a “good idea” is – they have no idea about sustainability – resource efficiency and so on – and greed and corruption pays off more than learning about those things?
banks / companies do not want to take risks – but companies can not produce their own money. Companies do not take risks – because they fear:
not enough customers
not enough solvent customers (customer does not have a job? or does not earn enough money)
there we have a puddle’s core: people earning money – or not earning money is not only critical for their survival – but for the whole system. I would say – you can not eat money – so if the state is serious about averting another crisis like 1929 – the state / the government in power should be serious about people becoming self-reliant – in terms of water – food – energy.
But the state just as an oil-company bribing the politicians – is not interested in people becoming self-reliant. Quiet the opposite – they want to keep them dependent – as dependent as possible.
Volkswagen: if creating stinking cars that fall apart after 3 years and consume like 3x times more gasoline than 100 years ago is such a “good idea” = “benefit to mankind”? i doubt… but even senseless work is work… in 1920s the USA state financed people digging holes in the morning, and other people closing wholes in the evening… just to keep the system going, the people – dangerously DEPENDENT ON MONEY for survival (!) – employed and avert famine and SOCIAL UNREST of gigantic scale. That is what you get for reducing people to brain-less zombie consumers – and not empowering them to be producers – of their own water, food, energy, which would mean “giving up control” for some power addicted maniacs.)
A good idea should be defined as:
create real and sustainable value / benefit / improvement to survival of all conscious life on this planet.
if problems are solved “permanently” (99% perfection is enough for me) which means – a flying hydrogen car that lasts 1000 years – then well – so be it – Volkswagen move on to other topics – like flying hydrogen rockets that last 1000 years – flying hydrogen spaceships that last 1000 years – there is plenty of work to do. What right now is happening is – Volkswagen just as any other company does not ask for meaningful work – they ask for maximum profit – not realizing that asking the wrong questions – not only destroys your reputation as a trust-worthy company – but also destroys the future of mankind in the same go. It is the spirit of “party and drugs today – because tomorrow we could be all dead”. Well party enough and this could actually happen.
homes / houses / real estate – could make sensehelp conscious life (all people that are not in a coma) to survive on this planet – if those homes create more energy than they consume (power surplus homes) – if they store energy from summer to winter – if they clean and reuse their waste and water – it is a good idea that makes sense from a “survival in the universe” point of view – and – least but not last – if people can actually AFFORD them. Otherwise it is just another bubble you can wait for to burst – with another banking crisis and banks blackmailing the state – again and again – because they are speculating (short-term profit, high risk) – not investing (long-term profit, lower risk) and think (!) they are the most important thing on this planet and get away with whatever they want – without being replaced. Actually i think the ECB is ready to replace them all – with itself – then the ECB will be replaced by a SUPER-FED for even further taking over control of bigger portions of mankind – concentrating more and more power in the hands of a few unelected and anonymous people.
all problems originate in man’s mind… if native americans say “you can not eat money” (not even if you fry it) this means – money should be a tool that helps mankind to survive SUSTAINABLY in this (we only have this) universe. Money should not create conflicts – it should bring peace to self-destruction. If you do not think so – you are a sick human being and need to develop yourself further – especially your consciousness – unless you want to party today – one last time – and not wake up tomorrow. Not my idea of sustainable happiness.
Bankenrettung durch die EZB. Wem nützt’s? Wem schadet’s? Gibt es bessere Alternativen?
Published on Jun 21, 2012
Seit Dezember 2011 ist die EZB wichtigster Bankenretter in der Eurokrise: Mehr als eine Billion Euro hat sie dem europäischen Finanzsystem bereitgestellt. Was ist von dieser neuen Rolle der EZB zu halten? Und: wie könnten Alternativen und Exit-Strategien aussehen? Podiumsdiskussion mit Jörg Asmussen (EZB), Daniel Gros (CEPS) und Richard Werner (University of Southhampton). Moderation Gerhard Schick, MdB, finanzpolitischer Sprecher der grünen Bundestagsfraktion.