Ecology - from the Greek meaning "the study of the household". Ecologists are the scientists who study all living things and learn their relation
to each other and the biosphere.
Economy - from the Greek meaning "the running of the household". Economists are the gamblers who shift money and power around without knowing or
caring what it does to the biosphere we are part of.
A Science News study concluded that economists have a lower average of correct predictions than bookies do. How can we run our planet without
studying how it works? Isn't it time we consulted with ecologists before economists run our planet into the ground?
"Money is power, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
Progressive taxation has never worked. As they say "them with the gold makes the rules". The problem has long been that we have allowed
economists, financiers and money to run our world without their knowing or caring about how the world works. Their religion of the "Free Market"
has not, cannot and will not fix the world. How can they call it Social Darwinism when there is an unnatural, slanted playing field where the
super-rich control the market itself through central banks and corporations? If nature can be said to be God's art, we have bookies doing heart
surgery. In a biblical way, we have left things up to Mammon instead of to God.
Nature caps the amount of resources any organism can hoard to the amount it can personally defend. Money subverts this natural process, allowing
endless resource and power concentration. Society has never been able to brake money-power concentration through rigged, loophole filled taxation, by
following voodoo economist's predictions or by war. If we controlled money-power concentration the way moneyless nature intended, we would cap
personal net worth, and globally to prevent capital flight. But how can We the People do this without involving easily compromised politicians?
A cap on wealth/power could be achieved direct democratically by fraud-free yearly referendum. The Swiss formula for success is the secure referendum
as opposed to California's fraudulent referendums: ni4d.us...
It gives them one of the highest
per capita incomes in the world despite having few natural resources, no wars in over 150 years despite being surrounded by warring nations, no boom
and bust economy, the best health care and education, few immigration problems and a healthy environment.
We could decide in a direct democratic way that with a net worth of say 10 million one can have all one desires by renting instead of buying. We
could rent mansions, jets, yachts, etc. with the added benefit of providing employment to those that maintain them without our having to bear these
and other costs of ownership. No one needs any more. Having too much money leads to disastrous power concentration resulting in a shift of resources
toward war profiteering, decreased social spending, infrastructure decay, poverty, disease, famine, ignorance, environmental destruction, illegal
immigration and so on. All to enrich the 2% of the population that drunk on greed and power, proposes we grow ourselves out of poverty to avoid
having to share.
We could decide that any personal net worth above the wealth cap should have to be given away to other individuals and be counted on the recipient's
wealth cap determination. That these excesses would not be given to organizations or governments of any kind to prevent extreme concentrations of
wealth and power in any institution. In fact, the net worth of all institutions, religions, governments, parties, armies and other organizations
should be spread among their members and counted in their personal net worth determination.
The result of a wealth cap would be automatic wealth redistribution by the rich themselves as required by the people, and a brake on imperialistic
concentrations of power. Poverty would disappear. People could use their new found wealth to pay for infrastructure directly. The need for taxes
would wane. Politicians would only exist to carry out the will of the people as expressed in frequent and secure referendums like the Swiss have.
And former super rich, maybe even the Koch Brothers, would be able to join humankind and walk among us without fear as cherished people's
To humanely address the vital issue of overpopulation that is causing resource depletion, global warming, pollution, species extinctions, immigration,
plagues, famine, crime, war, etc., by popularly mandated referendum, the world's rich could give a money incentive for people to have fewer children.
The lower the global birth rate, the greater the share of wealth cap excesses from a tiny super-rich minority each person would enjoy. This is a far
preferable way to lower human populations than letting nature take it's course and lowering our populations by war, crime, disease, famine and other
ways characteristic of beasts, not humans.
With a cap on wealth or resource hoarding, power is naturally limited. This is nature's way of achieving a sustainable ecosystem that allows for
competition, adaptation and natural selection. A natural system that benefits the most members of every species. In human terms, a system of
government that has the best of direct democratic capitalism and socialism without allowing destructive extreme concentration of wealth/power and