Imagine if the world map was redrawn not based on territories and treaties, but money and power.
This might be the best way to control the populations of the world.
It’s Not A ‘Law Of Capitalism’ That You Pay Your Employees As Little As Possible.
It is a choice.
Its a Fight Against Wage Slavery and Corporate Greed.
Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind.
One company’s “wages” are other companies’ revenues.
Once you understand that “wages” become “revenues,” you can begin to understand what has happened to our economy over the past 30 years.
“Wages” aren’t just an expense line on a single company’s income statement.
Because the employees who are paid those wages use the wages to buy things–houses, food, clothing, cars, vacations, you name it. And in buying those things, they create revenue for other companies.
So, when wages go down as a percent of the economy, companies may get more profitable, but the employees paid those wages (or not paid any wages worth while if they are on No Hours Contracts at the Minimum Wage) have less money to spend. And that lack of spending power eventually hurts the revenue growth of most companies in the economy.
You don’t have to be a Professor of Economics to understand that producing stuff that the majority of the population can not afford leads to discontent all around.
The more income becomes concentrated at the very top of the economy, the less money is spent on the goods and services produced by the economy.
Because the people who spend most of the money–the average English or American–have less to spend the economy becomes greedier.
We are all being royally screwed over by bureaucrats, with their luncheons, their hunting and fishing trips, their corporate jets and golden parachutes.
Our companies have become extraordinarily profitable. But they have become extraordinarily profitable at the expense of their rank-and-file-employees, who have not shared in this prosperity and do not have much money to spend.
Only the companies’ owners have benefited with their shareholders developing a warped consensus that the only value that companies create is financial (cash) and that the only thing managers and owners should ever worry about is making more of it.
As a result, although our companies are extraordinarily profitable they are growing slowly.
Because the middle class–which contributes most of the work and most of the spending in our economy–has not shared in our companies’ prosperity.
The trend reflects growing concerns about the disproportionate spread of low-wage jobs in the U.S. and English/European economy, creating millions of financially strained workers and putting too little money in consumers’ pockets to spur faster economic growth.
Now you might think that all of this is hog wash but lets return to opening remarks of this post .
If we were to take the World according to Monsanto.
Seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it – it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns.
If we take Google.
Every day that goes by Google becomes both more powerful.
Through G Mail Google stores and never deletes your email.
They catalog it and can do a LOT with that data. With time google can write robots to parse the data to find out every bit of data about you, who you know, what you talk about, etc.
G mail bundled with Orkut Google really has a solid grip on your social network with more detail and structure than email alone. Google knows who email@example.com really is, where he lives, what his pass times are, etc and can link it up with your email conversations. Now to get even further into your life they have the Google Desktop Search which has already been called on being invasive bypassing security on people’s PC’s and cataloging files that it shouldn’t.
These are just two examples.
Certain industries dominate the global business landscape.
It is no surprise that banks and diversified financials still dominate thanks to their outsize revenues and massive total assets. The next three biggest industries are oil & gas (125 companies), insurance (114), and utilities (110). In terms of growth, the semiconductor industry leads all sectors in sales (up 11%); diversified financial companies in aggregate have an astounding 90% growth rate in profit; construction leads asset growth (up 18%).
Are we worried, not on you nanny.
Is the “commodity super cycle” nearing the end? All evidence seems to point to “yes.”
We have Governments elected to represent the people who are selling of your country assets for short-term profit to prop-up their shrinking economies. ( see previous posts)
We have world organisations that are total out of date, overburdened with bureaucrats, void of funds.
We have Media run by computers.
We have Sovereign Wealth Funds plundering the Earth for resources such as water, energy, land.
We have an English General Election in the next two days with the present Government that bailed out the Banks with Billions of tax payers money, now offering the share back to the tax payer at a discount. Somebody explain.
It’s no better across the pond.
In the USA they have turned war into profit. There are over 100,000 private contractors to run everything from security detail to weapons training to air surveillance of your enemies.
Normally, the military is accountable to the government.
Not so with private security companies. Private firms like Black Water and Dyn Corp have graciously offered to fill in the gaps.
Privatization is all the rage.
What we need is for the people of the earth to be represented, with sustainability, not greed.
This will never be achievable so why not make Greed contribute. ( See 0.05% WORLD AID COMMISSION)
Of course this in not the whole story.
There is the power of the Mobil Phone yet to be exploited by us not the other way around. There is spending power probable more powerful than the vote.
“For the first time in many years, the people who put fuel in jets might just be able to buy a ticket on one.”