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This is my current way now to DO GOOD for Occupy now that I am a Christian: a seperate facebookpage

'Bible Lessons for Bankers'

There are an awful lot of lessons in 2000 year old Bible for todays bankers!


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Bernie Saunders eloquently speaks about issues that need to become a larger part of the national political debate in an effort to make the world a better place.

#BernieSanders, #AngryAmericans, #Walmartfamily, #KochBrothers, #corporateloopholes, #CitizensUnited

Some traders trade it into 'regular money' and vice versa, but I think we dot not want traders, because they always want to de-stabilize.

So  in Netherlands we said: a new basic 15 inch windows laptop = 6 bitcoin....also appr. 600 euro. But preferably hang on to the 'laptop' as standard, rather than 'euro' or 'goldstandard'.

We will see whether people want it, and how much fuss authorities will make...

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All high level idealists of the world on social media, let us unite!

Initiative for the design of a ´Social, Free, Peaceful, naturally satisfying world order´

to be realised NOT by leaders but straight people-to-people contact in social media.

There is also a corresponding work group, so join!



Assume I am a prophet (I wish I was one ;) and the Creator would ask me, 2013: 'Would this menkind already be doomed and shall we bring into scene the last bible book, Apocalypse? Or do you give them another chance?'

In my vision I answered: 'My Lord, give them one other chance: the Arctic. Due to menkind's eager and detoriationg profit seeking climate got out of balanced and warmed up, deleting all the ice. Thereby a new continent exists: of water, and ashoring land at much higer temperature. Many animals need an acute survival plant, and some native inhabitants would have to brougt forward 2000 years in time. If humankind screws up this task as well, it shows they learned nothing, then, doomsday is fine with me around 2070'.

The Creator accepted my proposal.

My key questions are:

1) will everybody on earth have equal chances to profit of the new natural resources, and new nature, and new welfare?

2) will native's tradition be respected, as well as their natural resources that have not yet een expressed in money?

3) will humanity finally design a peaceful and democratic world order, now new continents will be available for the eternal choice of using groth as 'panacee for all problems'?

4) large companies and the richer organisations and countries will pay to be first row and best informed, to take the biggest parts of the new pies coming up at horizon? In other words: will they continue the be the hopeless greedy 1%?

5) who will participation fair competition be ensure for medium and small enterprises on the Arctic?

6) will all specimen be maximally preserved?

7) will non-renewable energy forms be capped at current world's output so that innovatie industries have first priority?

8) what special plan will be in place to involve the 99% that are excluded on the rest of the world?

9) will all involved, interview person by person, by honest whether they are happy that global warming brought along this fantastic opportunity?

10) what will people have as nr. 1 goals entering the arctic: a) ensure happyness for people and animals already being there? b) preserve the area as a beautiful area for expedition and a beautiful area to be inspired by if yourself live in an overpopulated slum? 'Artic' as consolation for all people in slums?'c) reduce income inequalities on the world? d) give people with least chances on the world the biggest chances to be employed in the Arctic? e) giving alternative sources of energy all chances, and only in case they would leed to energy scarcity, let in some of the traditional energy sources?

In 2070 this all will be clear: did humanity did take The Arctic as its last chance to do it well, and to Gods liking, or will it be more of the mess after 2 millinia of after Christ?

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The TWO natural limits of free market economy – by J Philippe Blankert May 16, 2013 (for  PDF see link)

After 1989, the turn of the Iron Curtain and the autunomous revolution of the former comnunistic staties, 'free market economy' had no rivals anymore. Competing models, as for example 'communism' which we had been taught at school largely disappeared and the future looked as going to be an eternal increase in welfare, provided a) inflation could be kept down ('inflation being the eternal danger with socialists') and b) no world wars would break out.

In the years up to 1989, in Western Europe we looked with a mixed feeling of superiority, and compassion with the individual people, to the footage of East European and Russian civilians rowing up in front of shops, waiting for hours in order to get hold of an elementary life consumable as a piece of bread. The money was there – though the shopping budget was tight – but the products were mostly not there, due to 'plan economy'. Right wing members scolded.

Where are we now, 2013, 24 (almost 25 years, being a quarter of a century) afterwards, in Western Europe?

A nature-friended friend of mine did study economics but afterwards hated himself for having done that. 'Economy was full of wrong axiomas' he said, especially the assumption of the 'homo economicus' and the 'profit maximisation doctrine' that apparently counted for all of us – but not for him as he pointed out. This point proved to be so true: economy became more of a totally prejudiced polticial doctrine, assuming a pretty cynical value holding for all men: 'profit maximisation'. For how many of us would that count? I think hardly 10%. The attitude is most popular in a) richest circles b) circles dealing with the biggest money – investment bankers. It is one of the beliefs they build their lives upon – and unfortunately, through there subsequent errors, caused crashing banks and markets of ordinary citizens who had a quite more human or even religious life conviction.

What are the two natural limits of endless free market economy, and its 'brothers' named 'profit maximisation' and 'survival of the fittest?

a) a total disequality of means and chances - growing until work is for free and with minimal rights, and the elite is full of money and rights.

But latter – the elite – is without work. The elite is not only without work (which is quickly masked by wearing a suit and using ICT), but also without ideas. Currently, money is being printed and handed over to central banks at a negative interest. Banks themselves however hardly pass this money on to citizens and small business owners, would very much like to borrow. The richest having totally no investment ideas, and not starting any business of their own, is the consequence of the maximisation of money, and total lack of creativity of those people who usually maximize revenu. It is the pityull victory of adoration of shareholders and the CAPITAL.

The richest part of the world, which we call the 'elite' (which is in itself an illustration of the value we attach to them) likes to keep the money amongst themselves. 'Money always flows up, never down'. The rest of the world is excluded, not only from money but also from jobs, that have been rationalised in the race to maximize the wealth of shareholders. Jobs that people usually created themselves, or had themselves, have been wiped away in tsunami's of mergers an takeovers, and unprotected destruction of small business. Civil servants (used to endless money flow around the 23rd of the month, guaranteed for life) and the richies look at the bereft citizens and unemployed citizens and ask: 'We can take care of ourselves – why can't you?'.

The inequality has reached its maximum: from supposed rich countries as Germany, up to the coasts of Turkey, up to textile industry in India: vast areas of 'less than 1 USD / 1 euro pay per hour' jobs have been created and easily can be maintained. The barrier to even lower paid jobs than 1 USD/euro per hour does not consist of people refusing to the the 'unpaid work', but of judges – as in Northern Germany – that regularly have to forbid cheap labour through court trials. As in Northern Germany, the judge forbids the compensation as being 'repulsive' ('Sittenwidrig' – 'sittenwidriger Mindestlohn').

I think it has become clear that with open borders, shortage of work will alwayst exist, availability of workers will always be abundant, and that lower and lower pay is not even enough to prevent people taking lawer pay. The worker is totally unprotected by the market forces and has to be rescued by judges that find the pay repulsive, or the working conditions, or both. I think the first limit of 'free market economy' has been illustrated adequately.

b) the credit crisis.

In the spirit of the rightwing market representatives, cheating and lying are allowed, as long you are not catched by the arm of law. In Greek mythology, Aeolus was the God of the wind AND of the thieves. The ancient Greek perfectly understood the commonality between 'being a thief' and 'wind'. The commonality is that as thief you must be fast – to do you act, but also to vanish in time before you are caught by the arm of law. This is exact the mentality in 'investment banking', a sector which I know too well because I had ex friends and ex relatives working there (I broke because of ethically unacceptable practices by them). In 1987, Michael Milken started out wih junk bonds. It was much debated in the Economist. For many young egoistic beavers at the end of the eighties, it was time to enter investment banking, and make earning of 400.000 USD already in their second year. This is excellently and humorously described by Michael Lewis, in his book 'A liar's poker' from 1989. The book is 'wickedly funny' as many praises say.

The junk bonds of Michael Milken got accepted – that is to say that the whole financial sector lowered its ethical standards in such a way that it became generally accepted to make, sell and buy junk bonds, 'collaterated'. This practice stood, all the way 2000-2008 as well. Only we, 'dummies', non financials were surprised by the 2008 bank crash, initiated by the most devilish bank being Lehman Broters (where my sister in law worked; she is still without any remorse). The totally rotten ethics have been able to survive from 1987 to 2008. And maybe even beyond, because derivates and over the counter (meaning not officially registered) credit default swaps are still 'en rage' , and ftt – finantial transaction tax – is still not introduced. Three logic measures (ban on derivatives, ban on otc cds and ftt) are very logic steps in 'taming the capital beast'.

However, on a deeper level, the 'learning of lessons' is required.

Would nowadays economists be so kind and start publishing, and in more detail document both above mentioned natural limits of 'free market economies?
Free market economy will ALWAYS end up with cheap labor and exclued people, because there is ALWAYS a shortage of work and ALWAYS abundance of workers. Old free market proponents used to say 'If labor gets cheaper, that will give investors new ideas how to set up other companies and bring out products cheaply'. But that is not true. The market is full of textile, and even more strinking: investors have no single innovative idea and cannot set up and run businesses. All they can is sit on their money, organise preventive attacks towards newcomers through lawyers.

free markets will always favour those who go on the edge of the law, and break all promises if the cannot get caught legally. This causes a lack of trust. Credit cannot be based totally on legal documents anymore, because people want to betray eachother – and so credit crisis is born: a crisis in passing on money – despite of legal means: trust is too low to pass money on and a credit crises emerges.

The 'always making more money out money' has proved to be a costly and illusionary road, with no more logic in why 'money would generate more money' than a young cat illusionally chasing its own tail. The young cat quickly learns there is nothing to win, but only very slowly and far beyond 40 financials start to realise that the 'perpetuum mobile' of 'making money out of making' is as false as all perpetuum mobiles – like water cannot be increased by water, and food cannot be increased by food. We lack the Jesus-like capabilities for perpetuum mobiles.

Above is the issue current economists, politicians, but certainly also ehtical specialists an religious specialists should think about – certainly because contemplation and thinking about the deep values of the economic systems on earth has apparently been abandoned by economists sinds decades.

J Philippe Blankert M.Sc.M.A. – university engineer and religious world citizen, 16 May 2013

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'Bankers and investors are like hippies that cannot manage their own hair. They need a haircut from the community once in a while'

Jean Philippe Blankert, 26 March 2013


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