December 4, 2011 in World
This article continues my series where I go through the exercise of looking at the six pieces in Jane Evershed’s OccuPIE. They are:
- end all wars
- environmental responsibility
- free/real education
- healthcare for all
- release of free energy technologies
- an ethical economy
Today, I continue writing about the sixth and final piece of the OccuPIE, an ethical economy.
I don’t say this lightly.
In fact, as I have considered all of the issues we face as a society, and especially those I’ve written about in this series, I keep coming back to this as the only solution that resolves all the concerns.
Yes, the only solution.
The economic paradigm of all major systems in our society must be rebooted in the following manner.
War can no longer be something we do for profit and livelihood.
The environment can no longer be considered a disposable item. Instead, we must recognize the cycles inherit in the environment and conduct all business in alignment with these cycles. When we use something, we must have a plan to replace it.
Education must be removed from its industrial model and brought into the information age. Our education system builds laborers for jobs that are not available. This is efficient and profitable for educators. It is a disservice to the students who go through the system and come out as a product manufactured for an economy that no longer exists.
Healthcare must quit worrying about financial profitability and protection from lawsuits. These two issues have corrupted the medical system so badly that the patient’s health is no longer the priority. Treatments often do more harm than good. Medications come with more and more side effects.
Profit can no longer be the primary consideration for energy companies. Efficiency, reduced costs, and environmentally friendly technologies must be the priority.
There is one more thing.
The institutions that establish, maintain, and manage the workings of the financial system must change their practices. Banks, insurance companies, and investment firms have juggled money, aligned with government, and pulled all the strings they can pull in an effort to make the most money possible.
Their efforts have put the system is on life support.
The plug is about to be pulled.
These changes I’ve listed will eliminate millions of jobs from the military, education institutions, corporations, medical profession, utilities, and financial institutions.
It is time to eliminate those jobs because, quite frankly, they are no longer needed.
Skeptics say this will destroy the economy.
It won’t. It will reboot the economy.
It will reduce income.
It will reduce expenses.
Done correctly, it will reduce the expenses enough so that we won’t need as much income to live.
Just like rebooting a computer clears the memory cache so that the computer runs easier, this will reduce the clutter in our systems and in our lives.
If we reduce the cost of utilities, healthcare, education, debts, insurance, and taxes, we won’t have to earn as much money. We won’t have to work as much as we do today. We will have more time to devote to relationships, education, and spiritual growth.
Do you see where I am going with this idea?
I’m not the only one who thinks this.
Something incredibly significant happened over the last two weeks. I’ve been slow to write about it because I’ve wanted to verify it. Some doubts remain. However, I believe I have enough info to proceed.
I will do that in my next article.