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Originally posted by MamaJ
Is it planned? That is the question that I ask. What are they doing to us on a global scale? And not only that question arises...but...what do WE do about it?
A second part of the response has to be an honest recognition and admission that there are costs and losers. For too long, those of us on the pro-globalization side tried to ignore and deny this fact-but it clearly must be accepted and admitted. It follows from standard economic theory, and it follows from looking out the window and seeing the impact within many of our countries. This, in turn, means that something needs to be done to help deal with the costs and those who are losers. In broad terms, it requires better social safety nets in many of our countries and programs that will help the adjustment to dislocation, whether caused by globalization or other interrelated forces. The lack of transitional safety nets in the United States-effective unemployment insurance, portable health care, portable pensions-in the face of shocks generated by globalization causes enormous anxiety and unsettlement. This situation leads to the shocking fact that, in the United States, polls show that our labor force has greater levels of anxiety today with the strong economy than at the depth of the recession in 1991
Originally posted by dadgad
A great post. I agree with each word. (did you star my post, just curious, because it feels like you're saying what I wanted to say) Only you went into much greater depth.
Originally posted by dadgad
I think corporatism in essence is really just the as colonialism. Our corporations overseas are holding a colony. They deprive the nation's possibility of managing their own resources and using them for their own good. It's a very ugly reality.
Originally posted by Surfrat
Deflation is scaring us to death. But inflation will kill us. And that is exactly what the ‘Deciders’ have in store for us.
Originally posted by emptyOmind
reply to post by surrealist
... so don't believe the hype, we are in this together. also IMO i think that. the way the gov't unites people behind it's ideology is to find a common enemy, terrorism is a popular example of this. i think if the system collapses then people will unite against the real common enemy, their oppressors, the gov'ts/elite and reform society (hopefully for the better).edit on 28/6/11 by emptyOmind because: i can't spell
Originally posted by Variable
You know what the world really needs is a good plague. Make those that survive MUCH more valuable, redistribute the existing wealth to fewer people. It would force those that survive in to a sustained period of high productivity because of fear of ... well ....it happening again. War may work but, it would too haphazard and destructive - plus, unless it went nuclear or biological, it wouldn't kill enough people. Nuclear is not a good idea because it lays waste to otherwise fertile and productive land. Much better to have a plague.