incomplete definitions

while this book says, only “catastrophe” can reset inequality in society…

… peaceful ways are also possible.

there is hope… because: peaceful leveling is POSSIBLE!

Dr Roberto Iacono (Associate Professor in Economics and Social Policy at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU))

“inequality decreased significantly in Finland mainly due to inclusive growth from 1850 to 1900 in the absence of both disasters and wars”

source: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2018/02/23/book-review-the-great-leveler-violence-and-the-history-of-inequality-from-the-stone-age-to-the-twenty-first-century-by-walter-scheidel/

(review article as pdf)

get the book in the US

get the book in the EU

democracy vs money?

and this Chase Bank advertisement surely shows what the problems are (the almost complete LOSS of CONTROL of the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED POLITICIANS over the (largely mafia fraudulent) FINANCE and TAX AVOIDANCE sector aka the finance sector aka THE BANKS (including the reckless cash money printing central banks then effectively blackmailing the gov whenever this goes wrong (2008 subprime-(bank)-financial crisis)).

while those memes are funny…

Putin Macron Bernie Sanders MEMEit is important to listen to both sides, because one sided views WILL be bad informed (here the general media do a very very poor job).

same author:

Scheidel: “how to fix democracy”

  • nationalism will make things worse
    • Hitler did some “good” at the beginning (creating jobs with government money (building highways) and making farmers get better fair pay, before going “full mad man believing to be god” killing millions, destroying jobs & wealth & genocide
  • of course: the rich are very afraid of reforms (tax and gov taking away banks, companies and real estate for compensation) & revolutions (taking away of banks, companies and real estate without compensation , which can be very turbulent violent (French revolution)).
  • “fun” fact: the Russian Zar (ex King of Russia) actually wanted to reform Russia like UK, but the revolution was “faster” and reforms could not be implemented fast enough (Zar basically like the Queen of UK down from power but keeping some privileges)

THE RICH SHOULD ALSO BE AFRAID AND AVOID WAR AT ALL COSTS BECAUSE WHAT COMES AFTER WILL GREATLY reduce their wealth!

2020 How to Fix Democracy Season 2 Walter Scheidel
https://ytpak.net/watch?v=UnHNiOnYLhg
https://ytpak.net/watch?v=UnHNiOnYLhg

there is also his pretty depressing power point presenting the book…

Walter Scheidel - The Great Leveler Youtube
https://ytpak.net/watch?v=AFwCrDb8taE

https://ytpak.net/watch?v=DxREm3s1scA

    • Elon says “I am not Satoshi Nakamoto” (the “inventor” whitepaper ghost writer of bitcoin) (many people have claimed to be Nakamoto to get famous)
    • What is the current monetary system? (FED, ECB)
      • Elon: “a bunch of mainframes running ancient cobol”
    • What is money?
      • Elon: “a database for resource allocation”
      • comment: yes, that is what money should be and those resources should be allocated in a way that makes sense – sense like: ensure the sustainable (ongoing) survival of mankind – but it is not – it is: whoever is sitting closest to the FIAT money printing press, is getting “rich” (allocates a senseless amount of resources for himself/herself/family while starving the rest of the planet)
      • it is broken broken broken: FED buys “value”papers issued by companies $ 120 billion A MONTH (!) with self-printed money
        • while telling the people “it’s okay” or it will be “temporary” (La Guarde ECB), because the THEORY is: if banks print money and give it to banks for buying stocks (trade paper against paper) there will be no inflation, in 2021/2022 everyone knows: ANOTHER DAMN LIE TO EXPLOIT PEOPLE!
      • Elon falesly (like 99% of all people) think the goverment makes the monetary rules and prints the money, guess what, that is not true, the privilege of seniourage (the right to print money) was taken away from the government (the state) to a “independent” entity, because the government would probably missuse this privilege and print too much money, well exactly what is happening now X-D
        • Old French seigneuriage, “right of the lord (seigneur) to mint money”
    • What is good about bitcoin and fundamentally different to the current monetary system: it is distributed, not centralized (anyone with computers and energy can run it)

what is good about capitalism?

what made it so powerful?

that it has/had some self organizing effect

a sort of “crowd intelligence”:

“get a job or die”

“make a product that sells or die”

“yes this job is unhealthy and pollutes the air but get it done or your family dies”

it forced every single human being to contribute something to society

conceptual problem: it all starts with banks, loans and debt (or not, because banks don’t give loans to innovation anymore afraid of their own collapse).

not only that a lot individuals have dedicated themselves to negative = destructive to society “contributions” (crime) because it generates the most money for the least effort of work.

even worse capitalism (largely computerized) does not even care about survival of mankind or any form of life.

(imho capitalism will die with mankind, capitalism without mankind is like a screwdriver without a mechanic, it just sits there doing nothing (unless AI robots also want to shop for parts at Amazon)).

the current concept of capitalism (or what it has become) has no build-in-responsibility.

it does not know responsibility.

it just assumes: people will always behave responsible (because otherwise they simply die).

well not if those behaving responsible are paid less than the financial criminals.

thus current form of capitalism is working on self destruction.

(here comes again the appealing idea of the Chinese 1984 social credit system paired with AI to mind…

the question is: has it stopped financial like crime tax avoidance and money laundering or not?

1984 goes completely against all that democracy stands for, BigBrother: controlled by who?

who supervises those in charge and makes sure they do not exploit their power?

In China there seems to be still a kind of feeling of responsibility of the leadership for everyone, a thing that feels almost completely eroded by the psychology of money in Western societies.

because: absolute power corrupts absolutely (1887)

massive massive self-destructive sideffects: if the criminals are paid best and too often get away, then capitalism produces a pretty good growing ground for crime, with the state often being so corrupted/failed state, that it can not/does not want to prevent the crime, this is when the state fails.

“yes our product Made in (country far away) is of bad quality, exploits workers, wastes resources, pollutes the planet and contains toxic chemicals but hey… the people want (to die) cheap (on cancer)” (no they do not)

or financial service like:

“you are rich? you need money from illegal sources to be laundered?”

“we are well trained lawyers that help you avoid tax” (effectively stealing from a nation, stealing from a state)

The Greek people when asked why every single one of them steals taxes says: “the government is the mafia, why should i give my money to the mafia?”

the big question of our times:

are there alternative ways of crowd intelligence

that can work more intelligent? (not destroying = destabilize the habitat planet, not intoxicating children and animals, without stealing)

there is not question IF there is only the question WHEN because anything else would be fatal for all mankind

would need for a crowd of humans:

  1. to inform each other correctly and truthfully
  2. to act upon the information gathered in an intelligent non-violent but society-evolving way
https://www.scribd.com/document/398577681/Giovanna-Di-Marzo-Serugendo-Noria-Foukia-Salima-B-ok-org
https://www.scribd.com/document/398577681/Giovanna-Di-Marzo-Serugendo-Noria-Foukia-Salima-B-ok-org

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/9/3072/htm

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