The cat's out of the bag...

For years the government has complained that there's no money in the piggy bank.

But the game is up, for COVID has revealed that just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we've had the power to access plenty of money all along. For the bank of England is now printing money from thin air like never before in history. [node:read-more:link]

Rishi Sunak's idea to prop up the business and property sector is a big mistake. He thinks businesses will go into hibernation and then miraculously "bounce back" after coronavirus.

But this would waste vital energy and resources when they are most needed. Further, this pent up energy could become a recipe for social unrest.

Instead, entrepreneurs should adapt their businesses toward the provision of much-needed goods and services. Boris had the right idea to encourage car manufacturers to build ventilators. He can (and should) go a lot further. [node:read-more:link]

Some believe a one world government is required in order to address climate change. They insist this is the "only way". But throughout history, many of our problems were solved by the creative genius of human beings. For it only takes one great idea to change the tide of history.

Therefore wouldn't it make sense to focus upon the creation of an environment where ingenuity can flourish? Can we harness human inventiveness through opportunity rather than stifle it through top-down regulation leading to greater inequality and an energy apartheid? [node:read-more:link]

"TOO BIG TO FAIL" has created the crisis of our times. Monolithic top-down super-states leave us vulnerable to a single point of failure. Such systems are dinosaurs. The future is networked governance.

Conflict has always been with us. But when humans band together into large groups these conflicts become war. Hence conflict is best resolved at the level of the individual.

I suspect our hive mind knows this. We see the disintegration of the EU and US. At the same time, the internet is providing closer communication and co-operation world-wide. [node:read-more:link]

Let's get rid of taxes. We can simply take money printing powers away from central banks and allow governments to directly print the cost of running the country. The budget could be capped to a percentage of GDP.

This would do away with the need for tax avoidance, evasion, and sneaky offshore schemes. There'd be less need for accountants and lawyers. The cost of running the country would be borne fairly by everyone who would bear the exact same effects of inflation. [node:read-more:link]

Dear Donald Trump,

Make everybody love you by building a BIG BEAUTIFUL new health care system. This is real, real easy to do for a GENIUS like you.

Instead of offering indiscriminate tax breaks to all the useless money morons on Wall Street, give a targeted tax break to real smart people who want to start any healthcare business such as;

Clinics, hospitals, medical schools, biology labs, medical technology, alternative therapy, nutrition, health clubs, counselling, psychology, pharmacies, etc.

While you're at it, give them zero interest loans too. [node:read-more:link]

Albert Einstein tells us “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

Money is merely a symbol for stored energy as goods and dynamic energy as services. So when politicans tell us there is not enough money they are either lying or stupid. Because all that energy still exists as goods, services, labor, resources, factories, roads, infrastructure etc. None of it has disappeared. It's merely changing hands. [node:read-more:link]

PREDICTION: With a reputation never to let a good disaster go to waste, the self-appointed world body known as the IMF will use the Coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to offer their SDR as a possible new global currency. [node:read-more:link]

Step to the right folks, to celebrate unfettered, unrestrained, neo-liberal corporate capitalism - the brilliant philosophy which taught us that more is always better and self-indulgence is a spiritual pursuit. The humongous duck lips of the Kardashians are the perfect aspiration for those of us climbing the ladder. To those haters that try and knock us down, just remember those immortal words of our Hollywood heroes "You're worth it". [node:read-more:link]

These are perhaps four of the most dangerous words of our modern times.


It's a fault which resides within the trajectory of the European Union which was largely plotted under the watchful eye of US intelligence to isolate the decision-making executive powers fully from the prying eyes of democracy. [node:read-more:link]

Having been a victim of racism, I have long identified with the liberal left. They seemed the nicest, most tolerant group. But lately they are looking more like the party of intolerance - no different from those who bullied me as a child. This has puzzled and upset me.

And now, I think I may have discovered the reason;

Karl Popper is a 20th century philosopher. He penned what he called the "Paradox of Tolerance" which is a call to practise intolerance of the intolerant. [node:read-more:link]

Is there anything to be done about the housing crisis?

Let's think about this... Too much of the UK's GDP is based on inflated property prices and this ever so slippery trick of the light is nothing short of deceptive. The awful truth is, the property economy provides merely an illusion of wealth. For in reality, though it may pose rather prettily on paper, property adds little real value to the productive economy. [node:read-more:link]

Some look toward one world governance as the only way to tackle global problems. But I reckon it's the opposite. Salvation lies with the ingenuity and creativity of the sovereign individual. For it only takes one person with one great idea to change the tide of history. [node:read-more:link]

"TOO BIG TO FAIL" - These words signify perhaps the greatest danger we face in our time. For centralization of power, is often the road to tyranny.

Some mistakenly believe the EU to be a benevolent institution. They see the EU as a progressive force for greater equality. But although the EU may appear benevolent today, there are few safeguards to prevent future tyranny. [node:read-more:link]

Though Zuckerberg has only just recently announced his intention to radically tweak Facebook algorithms, I have noticed a drastic drop in views for some time now. This suggests that these algorithms have already been at play, as neither the style nor content of my posts have wavered throughout.

Meanwhile, those who post the most arse licking-est of politically correct views seems to have been spared from the cull. [node:read-more:link]

Imagine a society where everyone was driven to produce more and consume less?

Our current monetary system relies upon inflation and increased consumption. As governments pump more currency into the money supply, the value of existing currency is depreciated. This steers people toward buying income-producing assets in order to preserve their wealth. They make money simply by owning things such as real estate. But this focus on acquisition contributes little productivity to the real economy. [node:read-more:link]

Banks are allowed to print money from nothing.

This practise evolved from medieval times where people stored their gold in the vault of the local goldsmith and got a paper receipt. The goldsmith was allowed to loan the gold out and charge interest. This was the birth of banking.

Over time everyone started to trade their receipts for goods and services. This was the birth of paper money. [node:read-more:link]

Many believe current inflated UK house prices to be fueled by under supply and over demand.

But since 2008 banks have paid almost no interest on savings. This prompted worldwide investment in the UK property market. [node:read-more:link]

There is talk about replacing Obamacare. Some believe there isn't enough money to provide healthcare to all.

But "money" is merely a symbol for energy which is either stored (property, goods) or dynamic (services).So instead of asking whether we have enough "money" the better question is "Have we got enough energy?" [node:read-more:link]

Our current role in the Middle East began with a deal brokered by Henry Kissinger in the 1970s.

After World War ll America helped rebuild the European Nations which were ravaged by war. These nations then agreed to keep US dollars as their reserve currency. This deal was known as the Bretton Woods Agreement. [node:read-more:link]

In a reasonable society each individual would enjoy a reasonable degree of control over their environment. But in our post-Henry Ford corporate world, the human being has been reduced to a cog in the machine. Here the creative and decisions making aspects of production are concentrated upon a few individuals.

Meanwhile the larger majority engage in boring, repetitive and seemingly meaningless tasks. As the distribution of wealth becomes more and more concentrated among fewer and fewer individuals, work for the majority begins to look more like slavery. [node:read-more:link]

Modern life is characterized by an ever growing body of work left behind by the human beings who came before us. Man has displayed creativity, inventiveness, inspiration and achievement in his never ending quest for improvement over the human condition. As such everyone alive today is by rights the natural beneficiary to the collective achievements of our forebears. Everybody has ancestors who contributed to this collective body of work. Why did our predecessors bother to create, build and invent? [node:read-more:link]