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In this article, i explain why globalization and free trade, the Euro, the Euro-Zone is increasing unemployment, by making big companies even bigger, killing small companies in the process but never absorbing the work force of those small companies.

Self driving vehicles will kill -3.5 mio truck driver and -1 mio bus and taxi driver jobs

No matter how positive you might think about these details. For society they are BAD, BAD, BAD. More unemployment means more crime, although those drivers could focus on the “skills of tomorrow”  and do what machines can not do: develop their creativity and empathy. While i would like to see more truck drivers with empathy, You must be f****ing kidding me?

(src: datausa.io, alltrucking.com)

It’s not a secret.

A lot of companies not only Tesla, Uber and Mercedes are working heavily on autopilots for cars and trucks.

They spend an awful lot of developing them and a few deadly accidents later, let’s say in 2030 – trucks and taxis could be without human driver.

What if those 2.5Mio truck drivers hate self-driving trucks and hit the breaks on robots and block highways – this is what i call disruption – i would understand them, after all, they lose it all and gain nothing – because they do not possess the robots that will replace them.

Not okay: “Joe we will replace you with a robot by 2030”

Somewhat okay, but unrealistic, would need gov intervention: “Joe we will replace you with a robot by 2030, but keep paying you half the salary”

China gov subsidies robot research and development, “255 robots that can work around the clock”

they are used to sort parcels to districts and already replaced 60 human workers

“Simple manual jobs” vanish and new jobs are created in robotics.

… well do you spot a problem here? People hat handle parcels might not be capable of programing robots (who is?).

And once a robot is programed even the programmer himself/herself becomes “obsolete”.

This clearly leads to a way of life that creates unemployment on a massive scale and in-debts private households, because if humans labor (manual or sophisticated) is not needed anymore – what else can they trade with the rest of “free markets”?

Nothing. They have nothing to trade.

Economy 4.0 needs Society 4.0 and LifeStyle 4.0 which would need redistribution of rights and privileges 4.0 or face ever growing disaster

From a mankind perspective – this is economically unsustainable – in the current system – in any universe – unless the robots are owned by all people.

or: the people do not need to work because the robots produce fresh vegetables for them FOR FREE in their own garden (THEY OWN THE GARDEN not Amazon!) and produce their own fresh water (not Nestle!) and produce their own electricity (not another company).

2016: Company China buys German manufacturing robots company Kuka

Automation is a technological solution that – at first sight – solve a problem – while under the current rule set of the system increases inequality and creates even bigger problems that were there in the first place (crime) – but were smaller.

While human level robots that would automate tasks such as elderly care taking, are still a thing of the future, but companies are never the less working on it and in 2050 – grandmum will be dealing with robots and robots only.

That would be a very sad future.

2016: “FRANKFURT (Reuters) – China’s Midea (000333.SZ) said it will complete its takeover of German robotics maker Kuka (KU2G.DE) in the first half of January after the United States authorities gave the deal a green light.

Midea, which launched a 4.5 billion euro ($5 billion) offer for Kuka in May, said Germany’s markets regulator had approved the settlement of the transaction, allowing it to control a 94.55 percent voting stake in Kuka from January onwards.” (src: reuters.com)

Artificial Intelligence:

manufacturers and logistic companies, hope to save even more jobs and money with AI.

creativity and empathy are the “skills” of tomorrow

now who in the future 4.0 will pay me the unemployed 4.0 for empathy and creativity?

(i don’t know, maybe an government 4.0)

…when you live in the “unemployment per default” future… or maybe unemployment needs to be redefined? But then also private properties and barb wires will have to go… unlikely to happen under the current mindset… i wonder when Mr Bezos (Amazon, richest man) will buy the world and all it’s resources (especially water) and rent it to us SLAVES… what he already does?  That was fast.

“we will make life easier for our workers and our customers”

… the only reasonable use of robots i can see right now: CLEAN UP THIS PLANET! START WITH FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR WASTE! DAMN IT!

“Russia is an important country. It is a military superpower – in order for us to solve many big problems around the world – it is in our interest – to work with Russia and obtain their cooperation”

“We all hope for a successful Russia, where people have jobs and economy is growing”

“A Russia that has good relationships with their neighbors”

“I sought a constructive relationship with Russia despite significant differences” (Obama Nov 2016)

Joint Press Conference Obama Merkel White House Nov 17 2016

Trump was elected November 9, 2016

a great speech. now USA is “leader” not in climate change but in:

  • weapons exports (always was)
  • nationalism
  • racism

… but even Trump realized, that ObamaCare has to stay if he does not want to risk ripping USA completely apart. (to the amusement of Russia, China and Iran)

very good speech Mr Obama

To the young people: “Do not take for granted our systems of government and our way of life”

“because we have lived in an era that has largely been peaceful and stable – at least in developed countries”

“their is a tendency to assume that this will be always the case”

“democracy is hard work”

“in the US if 43% of voters do not vote – then democracy is weakened”

“if we are not serious about facts and whats true and whats not – if we can not discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda – then we have problems”

You are an intellectual – and that is something positive!

You and Ex-President of Russia Medvedev got along very well.

We just can hope that Mr Trump and Mr Putin get along as well.

… the voice of the female translator for Merkel IS HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! X-D

Mrs Merkel’s days are also numbered

Neither Merkel nor Obama were able to “turn the tide” of decades of corruption and hijacking of democracy by rich entities and turning democracies actually in plutocracies with puppet politicians – that take the first bribe offer they can get.

Sorry to say but Mrs Merkel actually did not make a move known to me to bring about change to this corrupt and lobby driven “democracy” that Germany has become, globalization and open borders + refugees from Middle-East and Africa have illegally entered Europe and Mrs Merkel was only able to hit the handbrake and now globalization is reversed.

Mr Obama took some chances (ObamaCare) to make a difference.

… still 40% of all Americans can not afford a doctor.

Mrs Merkel tried to make a difference for peace in Minsk.

… but the Ukraine conflict rages on and Trump almost leaves out no possibility to bully other countries and NATO.

Unfortunately i have to say, that the lobby driven democracies failed on bold changes on behalf of the “poor” 90%.

So 90% of people around the globe get the feeling – no matter who they vote for – nothing changes – they have no voice plus politics and politicians are creating more problems than solving any – often saying one thing but in effect causing the exact opposite.

Multiple German Finance Ministers – for example –  were so incompetent, that they did not realize, they lost more than 32 BILLION (!!!) Euros to private international banks that conducted massive CumEx tax fraud schemes.

The constant plundering of the planet and people by the rich self declared “elite” plus refugees (more people coming from even poorer countries to Europe and USA and compete with the poor that already live there) is asking for escalation and violence.

Hurray! More human trafficking ads on Twitter!

So what do you think?

have they screwed up or not?

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Competition – THE key word for many economists for

  • progress defined as:
    • (hopefully) cheaper product prices
    • (hopefully) more innovative products

I would argue that “more competition” “more free trade” does not solve the problem – if the monetary system is fundamentally broken or in other words: no matter how cheap the product – if people have no money to buy them.

“Competition is good, but having only competition is not good” (Bernhard Lietaer, 2015)

This is unsustainable and asking for trouble

Free trade zones (EU, Euro, NAFTA, TTIP) and the abolition of customs duties serve solely to intensify competition.

It brings companies from different countries that do the same/produce the same (e.g. corn or cars) in even more direct conflict with each other without a tariff firewall – while at the same time – all the local laws and regulations are still in place – so it’s an unfair competition.

This in fact – leads to closing down of many companies that can not compete.

EU = Euro = Free Trade Zone, increases misery and sparks anger in Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal but also France and UK

One example are German Solar Panel producers (could not compete with China, especially not after they bought machines from Germany to manufacturer solar panels of even higher quality) so they had to close down – now basically ALL solar panels and batteries sold in Germany come from Asia – is this good?

Good for Asia not sooo good for Germany – at least Germans now can enjoy cheaper solar power having become very competing with local power costs of up to 30Cents per 1kWh! (experts calculated 1kWh of solar power has “ownership” costs of 11Cents and falling, if quality of all parts is well done, a 10.000€ investment in solar + battery is necessary per household, so most people can produce 60% of their electricity themselves for the next 30 years)

the Berlin (fire)wall

A lot of East-German companies were closed down straight after the fall of the Berlin (fire)wall – West-German companies did not want to have more competition in the same country/free trade zone.

this is the “creative destruction” that also lead to the economic downfall of East-Germany and 30 years later – unemployment is still way higher than in West-Germany, still people flee these countries, it has not recovered to old strengths – this form of (more or less creative) “destruction”/demolition/closing down of East-German companies was and is a catastrophe for East and West-Germany.

No more people vote far-right in East-Germany than in West-Germany – for exactly this reason.

So i guess we have to decide – more profits at any costs – or engage in more sustainable ways of conduct – after all the next financial crisis will come because it’s the fundamental defects of the debt-money system are not fixed (except maybe in Canada, because the government of Canada has a law that says, the (cash printing) Central Bank of Canada HAS to buy state-bonds – no matter what)).

The EU:

If Kohl and Mitterrand argued (both fathers of the EU and the Euro) – that the EU is a peace project – he just increased amount of conflicts by this free trade zone.

It is not called a free trade zone but that is exactly what it is.

Now highly in debt south states (Greece, Italy, Spain) lost the free trade whoever has more slaves and the cheaper economy game to the North and everybody is angry and the whole thing creates a lot of anger.

The EU-project has shutdown all trade-firewalls across Europe (Switzerland was not that stupid) and with every free trade deal, trade-firewalls with USA, Japan and China are gradually shut down – also hurting German companies that (just as US companies) are paying their people a higher wage than Chinese companies would do.

So the state itself abolishes all means to protect their companies and hopes that everything will regulate itself.

What happens is – when one company has won the competition – the other company needs to close down – resulting in mass unemployment.

Trump still firmly believes in capitalism, but apparently no longer in globalization as means to bring mankind forward (or at least reduce US debt).

Trump restarts the US-trade-Firewalls because he realizes that US is losing the economic war against the Rest of the world.

This economy is unfortunately a war like situation – often not played with fair means. (China is very strategically buying up Western companies with state-loans, that would be like: Amazon gets a governmental loan to buy/take over Alibaba and expand it’s monopoly)

So free trade increases monopolies – also not good.

Even if Greek cars – can not immediately compete with German cars – they should build their own cars – just to be independent from a maybe soon to be dysfunctional monopolistic car manufacturer market – but yes – also to create jobs and build skills.

NAFTA has brought Mexican corn farmers (a lot of manual labor, little machines and chemicals) in DIRECT TRADE CONFLICT with U.S. corn farmers (a lot of automation/machines and chemicals) with devastating consequences.

Competition is good, but having only competition is not good” (Bernhard Lietaer, 2015)

i never quiet understood while every small farmer and small shop keeper “Aunt Emma” has to be brought into compete with all farmers and shop keepers of this world?

I would argue it results in:

Right now the German health care system (thanks to our stupid and corrupt politician puppets and their “advisors” (evil influencers)) get’s sold – just as it’s democracy.

Politicians changed 4 words in a law, and now German HealthCare becomes more privatized and monolithic.

A lot of small doctors will have to close their practice and tell the patients, sorry i mean “customers” or “products”, to take a longer road trip of 100km to the next doctor-HQ, where 100x doctors work in one practice.

More travel costs for the patient but of course – when 100x doctors share the same house and machines – they can “process” more patients per day and hour.

German Supermarkets Aldi and Lidl – do it just like their customers – they only offer few products but in massive quantities.

The small companies vanish the big get bigger – but not every small shop keeper will travel 100km a day to work for the big players.

forget your nice theories about reality. they do not work and are at best “mistakes” and at worst blatant lies that will hurt and anger many many people.

If you want more anger keep going!

Most Lethal Competition: war