Money. Conclusion.

picturedJune 14, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo

Love, compassion and understanding reveals that suffering can end with very little resources. A sharing world has come.

Consider the economic examples given by Scandinavian countries like Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. These people have high taxes but prevent politicians from lowering them as they experience solidarity, high academic achievement, low poverty, national healthcare and satisfactory living. The people in these countries have the highest standards of living on Earth and would not choose any other system.

The tide has turned as the secrets can no longer be kept away from the people. The economies of each country and the world have suffered manipulating by robber barons. Bankers have taken advantage of their customers with nothing short of thievery. Corporations gain more power with men and women going into the government sector, back into the corporate sector, etc., etc. A few wealthy families benefit while the rest of the population suffers.

One half of the world’s population lives below the poverty level. Many in America hold the belief that America with foreign aid has always been an altruistic nation. It is not total altruism. The money and aid go for the most part to American corporations and a few wealthy families in the recipient country. The supposed original intent of the aid to help the people of the recipient country is a fraud. You will not find any real investigative reporters on any of the major media to report these frauds. Laws have been influenced and sometimes written by the 35,000 corporate lobbyists.

There are a small number of people on the planet who have one goal, maximizing profits, without regard to consequences for the world’s people and environment. There are thankfully business leaders becoming concerned for the health and well-being of people and the environment. We shall see this trend continue. Over a trillion dollars gets spent every year for militaries and preparation for war and killing. There are solutions available to create a better world. Thankfully these solutions are shared by the people of the world through the worldwide web.

World consciousness and awareness are rising. Every person on Earth is facing the same economic crises, environmental degradation and climate chaos. It is a revolutionary time which is resulting in real human transformation. Leaders involved with greed, manipulation and brutality have handed the reins of power to leaders whose tools are love, compassion and peace. We are realizing that current leaders, especially those of the old way of thinking, cannot be trusted to bring about the real changes needed to create the world people want.

It is time to concentrate on positive and possible solutions to these obviously solvable human problems. Disinformation weapons fail with the new technologies of social media, the internet and smart-phones. Five corporations control the major media but these new technologies have overcome that control. Humanity will solve the poor’s problems  through coöperation and help with farming, fishing and water issues – basic survival methods.

There has been enough spending on bombs, missiles, tanks and fighter jets. Time to end the desperate living conditions of our world’s starving and poor. Let us begin by paying corporations to help the poor of the planet to grow their own food. Reject powerlessness and fear and the positive, possible changes we seek for humanity will become inevitable. There are so many solutions.

It is time to take away the power from private central banks in the form of the Federal Reserve of the United States,  the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the Bank for International Settlements. There will be no more taking advantage of our fellow members of the human family for personal gain and self-aggrandizement. That historical model is over. Humanity has seen enough. The historical rule of ego thankfully is disappearing. The new model of the rule of spirit is now thankfully being created.

Very few people control the money and wealth of the world. The suffering and misery experienced by our human family for hundreds of years has resulted in wealth going into the hands of these few. Now is the time for the reversal of this insidious human system. What we are talking about is basic fairness, justice and concern for our fellow-man. What we are talking about is Jesus’ commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you.”

All of the suffering that humanity has experienced throughout history is finally going to end. War, hunger, poverty, disease, hate, greed, envy and misery are going to be things of the past. Humanity is finally going to break the chains of ego slavery and experience true spiritual freedom. The human race is coming to the realization that we all are one. Imagine and believe in the glorious future that awaits us.

Get active with your actions being in harmony for humanity to win. When the people rise and make the changes necessary humanity will win. Believe a better world is possible and take the actions to make it happen. The human race created the money problems with their unfortunate consequences. The human race can fix these problems. Never doubt your ability to improve the situation in your country as well as your world. Never get discouraged.  As the human race unites as one a better world comes into view.

Future generations of humanity will point back to this time and know that this generation was the one. This generation was the one which took the actions necessary for creating an everlasting heaven on Earth. This generation was the one which understood the spiritual philosophy of seven generations. We are the generation which took the present and future into our own hands and created  paradise on Earth. This generation will forever be known as the one where the awe-inspiring magnificent events took place; the events which changed everything for  humanity forever.

This generation will create the systems which distribute Mother Earth’s abundance to all for the welfare of all. Not one single human being will be left out. There will be no more turning away from those who are struggling for survival. We have created the systems of inequality. Now the systems of equality appear which will forever be understood as the best we could create. Infinite love will be the source of energy used in the Creation of these systems. Humanity will be happy to have created with infinite love and reaching for our highest potential on Earth.

Utopia is an ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political and moral aspects. A world created with love as its basis could not be described as anything but heaven. Creating heaven on Earth is the reason we as souls came to the physical realm. Our evolution as immortal souls includes understanding the truth of unconditional love and that awareness being communicated to all. When the awareness is felt by all then creating a love based physical reality begins.

We will know that we decided in favor of love because it was the only choice we could sanely make. All of our actions from that point will start with love. We will have reached the point in physical reality where beyond which it is impossible to go. Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven.

Many have come before this writer and many will come after who have spoken on these things in a more articulate manner. Many of you have come across writings, music, film, speeches, art and other forms of communications that have profoundly moved you. We all are eternally grateful for the men and women who created these works. We simply pray that this effort results in positive consequences for all. Some will find the ideas shared as utopian, pie-in-the-sky or impossible. Perhaps the dream seems difficult but what is difficult about choosing love? Humanity will rise as high as possible. Perhaps this begs the question. What is humanly possible?

This generation will answer the question. Is your life all about you, or is it all about your fellow-man? This generation will answer emphatically and collectively it is all about our fellow-man. All will know that love is the only truth and that everything else is an illusion. We will understand that we are all forever beings and that nothing ever ends. With this level of spiritual understanding all human activity will change. Reality will be lifted to the higher planes of love.

Is this the truth of reality? We shall see. Humanity will find the way. Humanity will create a new world and it will be good.

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Money. Part 7.

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Finance – Financial injection – Finance (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

June 13, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo

People around the world are familiar with the minimum wage. What would happen if there were also a maximum wage? This will strike many as really thinking outside the box. It is just a thought. Why not? It would be interesting to hear what any critics of such a proposal would use as arguments against. What human being could disagree that a maximum wage would result in a literal improvement in the living conditions of every man, woman and child on planet Earth? Since there are monetary systems almost everywhere on Earth how about a maximum wage of $1,000,000 per year? It would seem that any human being could live a fairly decent, comfortable life anywhere on Earth with $1,000,000 per year. Perhaps we could see a one year worldwide trial of a $1,000,000 maximum wage.

Imagine what kind of world we will live in when this maximum wage becomes the agreed upon law of the land everywhere. There will be enough resources to pay for the projects and actions which will end many of the problems faced by humanity. Humanity has finally come to the point in history where there is no other choice but to solve our problems. Every action will result in the easing of our fellow brothers’ and sisters’ agonies and miseries. We will understand charity, compassion and love.

We have seen overwhelming evidence presented through history of the financial and economic devastation brought about by those whose addiction is money and power. We have all seen the banking scandals, Ponzi schemes, fraudulent derivatives, mortgage frauds, insurance scams, murders, sabotage, blackmail etc. right down the line of crimes committed because of the love of money. Now is the time to relegate greed to the history books. The end of greed will be looked back upon by future generations as one of the noblest actions ever taken by civilization. Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be eternally grateful to us for having created such a wonderful world for them.

The instituting of a maximum wage would go a long way towards eliminating corruption, fraud and deceit. After all, what is the motive behind corruption, fraud and deceit where there are financial transactions? The motive is to gain fraudulently at someone else’s cost. Those who would object to instituting a maximum wage argue that this move would lower incentives for people to create and grow their businesses. They will argue that economic activity would be reduced as the incentives of the owners of business enterprises, actors, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, hedge fund managers and anyone in the $1,000,000 plus per year income range would be taken away.

Imagine the scenario where there is a $1,000,000 maximum wage. First and foremost, the incentives which result in people using fraud and deceit to gain financially by stealing from others would be almost eliminated. There would be a sharp decrease in financial crimes along with a sharp increase in the negative consequences felt by those who commit them. The historical concept of making a killing would no longer exist. All of the crimes committed so as to make a killing, be they with the pen or the gun, would be sharply reduced.

The world’s economic activity would no longer be based on making as much money as possible with economically devastating, malevolent acts of crime and fraud, but toward benevolent ends. More and more economic activity would be undertaken in goodwill, helping others and solving human problems. The dominant philosophy of “How much can I get?” will transform into the new dominant philosophy of “How much can I give?”

The major positive outcome of instituting a maximum wage is that the incentives would change. The current incentive of profit maximization would be replaced by the incentive to help your fellow-man. Those who would disagree with a $1,000,000 per year maximum wage would have to consider the question: “Is your life all about you, or is it all about others?” This is the very basic spiritual question which all people invariably have to answer. This question goes into the very essence of the meaning of human existence. Here is the choice made between the ego and the Holy Spirit; between love and fear.  There is no other choice.

Perhaps the maximum wage could be tested for just one year. Perhaps all of the countries on planet Earth would agree to the “One Year for Humanity and Mother Earth” implementation of the maximum wage. Imagine the profound increase and change in spiritual awareness by the human race which would occur. Can anyone debate that such a measure would not result in improvements over our current situation? What would be revealed about those who would object to a one year trial? Could their objection be, “How do you expect me to live on $1,000,000 a year?”

Regulation of financial companies would be strictly enforced with proper punishments, including widespread public media attention given to those who take advantage of others through fraudulent gain. There will be no more monetary fines for illegal financial activities. The man who steals food to feed his family is given more real punishment than those who steal amounts thousands, millions and billions of times larger.

Since 1913 the Federal Reserve banks of the United States and countries around the world with their manipulations of money supplies, markets and economies have caused booms and busts. Long term planning of business leaders is disrupted. The private Federal Reserve bank system is a failure. There have been eighteen recessions since 1913. Now we witness the world depression of 2013. Nothing good comes from private control of money supplies. It is long past time for governments to take control of their monetary systems.

As a result of the latest financial crises of 2008-2013 households in America have taken an eleven trillion-dollar loss. What will it take to get serious action? Do not let too big to fail banks grow any larger, shrink them down to 50 billion dollars in assets over a five-year period, while intensively regulating them during the downsizing. Compensation systems are necessary to end incentives for the “big kill” on large, risky trades and transactions. At present there are tons of money in rewards if things go well but possible destruction of global financial markets, and losses in the trillions of dollars if the bets are lost. As of 2013 no serious re-regulation or Glass-Steagall legislation has been made into law. The Glass-Steagall act worked extremely well for sixty years and should be brought back now.

Austerity measures simply prolong and increase economic crises as less spending starts a vicious downward spiral. Governments should increase spending and reduce taxes on the middle and lower-income classes. Consider no taxes on income up to $50,000. Revenue sharing to states would be a large part of the spending to help states keep employees and provide essential services. Austerity in times of economic crises is negative.

As of 2013 advanced industrialized countries, most notably in Europe, are in depressions. Poor regulation and a hands-off approach to the financial system has facilitated a prolonged recession and some think a depression. This is a situation that not many can remember. It is very serious. This is why the idea of a $1,000,000 maximum wage was a serious proposal. The incomes of the top 1% have pulled away from the 99%; the top .1% has really pulled away to Gatsby-era levels of 1910. Income inequality has risen to 1930’s levels. Part of the problem has been the differing opinions of economists on policy directions.

Many have the erroneous opinion that the government must act like a household about finances. Government, especially during economic crises, must increase its role to intervene in the economy. Income inequality results in political inequality. Reforms in the political system are necessary so that the 99% are  represented as opposed to the top 1% whose situations are very good. How much of the business that the financial sector does is for the enabling of productive, economic growth for the well-being of all as opposed to actions which have to do with personal gain and greed?

Banks have become market makers to take advantage of insider knowledge and tactics to maximize profits. Nobody is against making a profit but the balance between helping the country’s economy and people and helping oneself has gotten way out of kilter. With so many homes under water reducing principals and interest rates could be undertaken to both stimulate the economy and help hard pressed citizens. The old model of serving self is ending. The new accepted point of view of service to others is starting to gain momentum and unstoppable.

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