posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Though, there are many factors that are contributing to the eventual collapse of the global economy, many arising from poor and even traitorous
stewardship of the politicians of many nations, there is only one main insurmountable problem of the current consumer based economic system. That
problem is there is not, nor will there every be enough jobs for all the working age people of the world. I say there will never be because there is
only so much consumer level products that can be made and it only takes a fraction of the available workforce to produce it.
Now, though this problem is insurmountable in the current consumer based system, there is a way to overcome it by changing the driving force of our
economy from consumption and profit to production and service. I am not suggesting that we stop producing the gadgets and consumer goods that people
enjoy, but that the production of these goods should no longer be allowed to serve as the primary economic engine of the global economy. Instead we
need a greater endeavor to drive that great engine and one which is large enough to utilize and employ as much of the global production base as
possible. Full scale colonization of our solar system is just such an endeavor. Colonization is a sliding scale system; there is not a set amount of
workers needed to accomplish it and the more workers that are added the greater the scale of the project can be and the faster it can be completed,
thereby providing a job for everyone and anyone who wants one. In addition all of the workers engaged in the colonization effort will still need food,
clothing, shelter, gadgets, goods and services, thereby driving the consumer level portions of the economy and fueling the free markets in a
“real” trickle down fashion.
I have read quite a few posts of members of ATS in the past suggesting that colonization is not feasible at this time and I call B. S. The only reason
colonization “seems” infeasible is because, we send handfuls of people into space to build small and extremely limited junk like the I.S.S and yes
I did call it a piece of junk, because humanity at is core are builders and we can build much bigger and much greater things then that overpriced and
underdeveloped garbage. The fact is if we instead sent crews of hundreds and thousands into space to build a multitude of space stations and then used
those stations to build a fleet of ships, colonization would not only be feasible but easily and quickly done.
Having addressed idea of colonization as a job and economic stimulus and the over all feasibility of colonization, I will now give a short overview of
how it might be implemented.
First, a new legal currency should be issued by the governments of the world; in the case of the U.S. it should be issued by congress and printed by
the department of the treasury, without debt and be paid either directly to the colonization workers or through newly created Public Service
Corporations. The P. S. C. s would actually hearken back to the true intentions and spirit of corporations, which were originally limited temporary
organizations, created not for profit but for the completion of public works, such as bridges, roads, dams and etc. Then, the colonial workers would
buy goods and services disseminating the new currency throughout the economy, driving the free market and even providing profit for the non – P. S.
Corporations. Finally, when the new currency reaches a point of over saturation and the risk of inflation sets in, the excess currency can be siphoned
out of the economy through taxation, thereby creating a well regulated harmonious balance in the global economic system.
And, in closing I would like to point out that because, the endeavor of colonization will take decades and can use every available worker, that it
could easily provide the long term growth and expansion that has long plagued the consumer based economic model, thereby ending the tragic cycles of
booms and busts; bubbles and collapses.
Peace be with you.