… Millennials will have a hard time just to keep the living standard of their parents. (most won’t)
a strong middle-class was the basement of the Western Economy – it has been sucked out.
I blame the utterly unsustainable nature of unlimited free-trade capitalism and THE BANKS (Central and Private) for it.
the current monetary debt-money-by-private-banks-system is a unsustainable catastrophe
monopolies do not work forever
Unlimited (no limit in the amount of wealth a single individual can acquire, like possess a million houses or the whole planet?) to form monopolies = trade in balance (dependencies on things people need to survive: energy, medicine, food/seeds, you name it) – thus the bigger companies get even bigger (right now you can observe a lot of mergers – that is exactly that).
Merge – merge – acquire – until there are only one bank, one oil company, one electricity company, one car company building cars (without jobs, only robots) for the whole planet – but not selling them cheap.
Profit creation without job creation + falling wages?
With what income are people supposed to buy these cars?
More private household debt ain’t going to cut it.
It is the dilemma of in balance by monopolies – it just does not work or is massively unsustainable (works only short term) – the same with trade in balances (it is exactly the same as in-debt house holds but on a nation level).
Yes – you can create more money and give it to the poor to avoid revolution and riots – but we also need sustainable role model lifestyles:
generating your own electricity (learning how to setup solar power systems and batteries)
grow your own food
learn how to recycle your waste
learn how to build stuff yourself
… all of this is a lot of work but greatly REDUCES your trade-deficit = dependency on monopolies – why not praise it with a little extra money from the state?
Great, thanks all involved, what now?
evolution or revolution?
We will have to change the way we live (aka “The World”) – the old ways ain’t workin’ no more.
“Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the demographiccohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years. Millennials are sometimes referred to as “echo boomers” due to a major surge in birth rates in the 1980s and 1990s, and because millennials are often the children of the baby boomers.”
Scheinbar würde die EZB eher den Staat als private Banken pleite gehen lassen.
Aufgabe des Staates muss (auch) sein:
alle über-lebenswichtigen Technologien am laufen zu halten/selbst zu entwickeln
Jeder der seine eigenen Lebensmittel anbauen möchte, kann auf Antrag ein Stück Land in seiner Nähe bekommen, bekommt zusätzlich noch einen finanziellen einen Bonus?
Man sollte nicht Privaten Firmen die Kompletten Rüstungsausgaben überweisen (es wird niemals genug sein), der Staat selbst muss seine eigenen Rüstungs-Firmen haben welche mit privaten Konkurrieren können-wollen.
Keine Private-Sicherheit und Privat-Armeen wie in USA
bei Stromausfall sollte wenigstens das Haus eigene Festnetz-Telefon noch funktionieren, was auch schon mal der Fall war (Netzspeisung) wurde aber “wegrationalisiert”.
ein Großteil elektronisch auch die Digitale Infrastruktur?
Schulden? Warum sind die psychologischen Effekte von Schulden überhaupt “wichtig”? (Psychologisch?)
Wie würde eine Welt aussehen in der Schulden nicht mehr das Problem sind?
Es kann nicht sein, dass sich Deutsche Politiker Gedanken über den Italienischen oder Griechischen Staatshaushalt machen müssen, United States of Europe – die EU und der Euro ist nicht Europa sondern ein Konstrukt ohne welches Europa auch überleben kann, lieber eine Vielfalt an Währungen als eine Monokultur. (Bernard Lietaer wäre der gleichen Meinung)
Hier müsste ganz dringend auch eine Kickstarter-ähnliche Funding-Platform für gute Ideen entstehen, wo auch der Staat sich beteiligt?
Competition is good, but having only competition is not good” (Bernhard Lietaer, 2015)
What could a sustainable monetary system look like?
Ideally, the one who actually thinks and does good profits and the one that thinks and does bad will have to pay.
that ensures sustainable survival of humanity on this beautiful blue bowling ball
serves peace not wa
is it easy to say: no more than +3% p. a. public debt and thats it?
Do you have to force the central Bank to buy government bonds directly from the government (not just from private banks)? (Federal Bank of Canada)apparently, the ECB would let the state go bankrupt rather than private banks.
The task of the state must be (also): all over-to keep vital technologies running/to develop themselves
Agriculture: anyone who wants to grow their own food can, on request, get a piece of Land near him, additionally gets a financial Bonus?
Security: the state should not transfer private firms the complete arms expenditure (it will never be enough), the state itself must have its own arms firms which can compete with private-want.
No Private security and private armies as in US
Energy: Green new Deal for the whole of Europe?
Education is being saved right here that it smokes and no example taken of Scandinavian countries? Really SCANDALOUS.
Healthcare: We are still the country of the blessed here, but it is diligently further privatised and monopolized, soon Goldman Sachs buys all hospitals in Germany.
Cuba is much cheaper because preventative verkanada is better than USA (less privatization)
communication: in the event of power failure, at least the House’s own fixed telephone should still work, which was also the case (mains supply) but was “rationalized”.
Financial services is a major part of the digital infrastructure, too, electronically?
Debt? Why are the psychological effects of debt “important”at all? (Psychologically?)What would a world look like in debt is no longer the Problem?
WTF!?: German politicians have to worry about the Italian, or the Greek national budget, the “United States of Europe” – the EU and the Euro is not Europe, but a construct without it Europe was able to survive before it, a variety of currencies is better than a mono-culture. (Bernard Lietaer would be of the same opinion)
transport: roads, rails, electric charging infrastructure! nationwide uniform charging infrastructure!
Mercedes has a hydrogen car on the market, but the infrastructure is missing.
Innovation and research: Cuba has developed a “vaccine” against lung cancer-which at least slows growth or prevents new generation – it’s funny that the democratically-minded Western capitalism societies can’t do that.
It must again be attractive and” interesting ” to want to become self-employed with his own idea.
In this case, a Kickstarter-like Funding Platform for good ideas would have to be created, where the state also participates?
Competition is good, but having only competition is not good” (Bernhard Lietaer, 2015)
French Ex President Sarkozy accepted about 50 Mio USD from Libya’s (killed 2011 by rebel groups) dictator Gaddafi as “friendship gift” which he spend in the 2007 election campaign to win presidency by 53.1%.
Of course General Gaddafi ruled Libya with a iron fist and now another General tries to take power and brought war back to Libya.
General Haftar Attack of Tripoli escalates civil war in splintered Libya
The French oil company TOTAL is operating in Libya
and Gaddafi’s removal was very much in their interest.
When insurgents surged (maybe started by US CIA and backed by the US) France stepped in with it’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to drop even more bombs on Gaddafi – for the single purpose to directly extract the oil from the ground without a middleman.
March 2, 2018 / 8:30 AM:
Oil major TOTAL expands in Libya, buys U.S. Marathon‘s Waha stake for $450 million
“LONDON/TUNIS (Reuters) – French energy company Total (TOTF.PA) substantially raised its presence in Libya with the purchase of a 16.33% stake in Libya’s Waha concessions from U.S. Marathon Oil (MRO.N) for $450 million on Friday.
Total has been in Libya for decades and holds a production share of 31,500 boe/d in 2017 from concessions in the offshore Al Jurf field and the onshore Sharara field. It also has a share in Mabruk field, which has been closed for several years because of poor security.” (src: Reuters)
HERE YOU CAN SEE AGAIN: NATO IS A PROBLEM – NOT A SOLUTION!
Canada, want some refugees?
Military intervention in Libya began on 19 March, as fighter jets of the French Air Force destroyed several pro-Gaddafi vehicles advancing on rebel stronghold Benghazi. U.S. and British submarines then fired over 110 Tomahawkcruise missiles at targets throughout Libya, severely disabling the regime’s air defense capability and allowing a wider enforcement of the no-fly zone to begin. A coalition of 10 states from Europe and the Middle East initially participated in the intervention, later expanding to 17. On 31 March, NATO assumed command of the operation. The intervention succeeded in preventing pro-Gaddafi forces from capturing Benghazi.
On 24 August, it was acknowledged for the first time that special forces troops from Britain, Italy, France, Jordan, Qatar, and the UAE had intervened on the ground in Libyan territory, stepping up operations in Tripoli and other cities. This has been questioned as a possible violation of Resolution 1973 although the use of special forces is not prohibited by the resolution.
Noam Chomsky has argued that the Western military intervention into Libya was a clear breach of UNSCR 1973 since it nullified the attempts for a ceasefire that were put forward by the resolution and welcomed by Gaddafi. As he puts it, “NATO powers (France and Britain in the lead and the United States following) violated the resolution, radically, and became the air force of the rebels. Nothing in the resolution justified that. It did call for “all necessary steps” to protect civilians, but there’s a big difference between protecting civilians and being the air force for the rebels.” 
In February 2011 Tony Blair’s assistant Catherine Rimmer, emailed Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, enclosing a copy of notes from Blair’s recent personal call with Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi. At this time, the US and UK were on the verge of going to war with Libya, claiming that the Libyan leader was promoting civilian massacres in his country. Blair was by now out of UK office and was Middle East Envoy for the UN but had personal relations with Gadaffi over a number of years. Rimmer noted:
“Mr Blair wanted me to let you know that he is making these calls very privately and is not briefing the media”. Rimmer stated that “Tony Blair delivered a very strong message to Gaddafi that the violence had to end and that he had to stand aside to allow a peaceful process to take place”.
Blair went further, however. The notes of the call show that Blair specifically threatened Gadaffi with war unless he stand down. He told Gadaffi: “The US and the EU are in a tough position right now and I need to take something back to them which ensures this ends peacefully”. This call was made on 25 February. Three weeks later, on 19 March, the US and UK began bombing Libya.
The outcome was disastrous for the people of Libya, plunging the country into lawlessness in which ungoverned spaces new terrorist forces arose while Libya became a dangerous transit hub for refugees seeking to reach Europe.