Intelligent, compelling and featuring some of the world’s great contemporary thinkers, Surviving Progress is nothing short of a massive taking stock. Inspired by Ronald Wright’s bestselling non-fiction book about societal collapse, Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks’ documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world and, more specifically, the idea of “progress traps.” Simply put, these are innovations that seem like smart moves forward but inadvertently cause new problems.
Drawing on historical examples, Roy and Crooks guide us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major progress traps facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption and the environment. Along the way, we hear powerful arguments in interviews with modern luminaries such as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, David Suzuki, Stephen Hawking and Ronald Wright himself, as well as grassroots activists. From prevalent issues like untenable economic structures, deforestation and political corruption, to the more controversial domains of overpopulation and synthetic biology, Roy and Crooks do not shy away from even the thorniest of topics.
Like some of the key socio-political documentaries of the last ten years — The Corporation, Manufactured Landscapes, AnInconvenient Truth, Force of Nature and Inside Job — Surviving Progress raises critical questions about the pivotal mistakes society has made. It does so from a remarkable big-picture perspective, seamlessly tackling multiple and disparate issues. The question of how we escape the traps leads to even deeper concerns about the potential fixes.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
WATCH BELOW: SECRET WALL ST TRAINING VIDEO
#OccupyGoldmanSachs or #OGS
Who’s on First? We the People…
Comments: Published CAPITAL INSTITUTE, Greenwich, CT
“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge” – Winston Churchill.
Peter what you are saying I believe is right on the money (sic). The younger generation senses with their keen intuition that they are being taken to the cleaners; left with mere scraps from the table. They are right.
As you point out, what they do not understand is how the process is being administered. We do. And in a few short sentences we have the capability to make that process so crystal clear, that "even elected officials" could under understand it. Now that's pretty clear.
What is the Wall St scheme? Simply, it creates counterfeit currencies in the form of hyper abstract instruments that are converted into real money through the banking system to pay outrageous bonuses to the likes of bankers, traders, auditors and other related parties. This process dilutes the US dollar, thereby taxing and destroying the value of pensions, savings and futures of hard working Americans. Now, do you think elected officials could understand that?
One more disgusting thing should be noted. Firms like Goldman Sachs take HUGE short positions in US treasuries to finance this scheme, to pay their billions in bonuses and fees, thus profiting further from the wealth and futures of the citizens that “license” their existence. They are biting the proverbial hand that feeds them. Talk about adding insult to injury.
Still, it is a game they cannot lose. For when combined with the "legitimate grand larceny" of their counterfeit operations that works to also devalue the shorted US treasuries it further assures even more profits for them from the citizens’ pensions, savings and futures. Have to admit this is certainly crafty alchemy that has fooled many people for an awfully long time. However; as I recall, some tall bearded fella once wisely advised that you could not fool them all the time.
Goldman Sachs’ rhetorical bantering with government, regulators and the people is actually a replay of the famous Abbott and Costello skit “Who’s on First” A Goldman Sachs’ training video about this tactic is provided below:
It is ironic that lessons in a comedy skit have so much insight into more serious matters. Well, Winnie did also remark once “a joke is a very serious thing.”
In the end Peter, one concludes that it is our job to bridge the gap between what the younger generation intuitively understands and what we are capable of explaining in a few short sentences. So that all clearly understand the nature of these schemes and how they act to invisibly tax the wealth and futures of so many people. Then the people are free to judge its morality and whether the schemes serve the greater purposes of a nation or act contrary to their inalienable interests and rights.
Betting odds strongly suggest, for some reason they cannot be fooled all the time…
Who ya gonna call?
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October 10, 2011
Tricky Blanky? I am not a Thug...
|Crown King of America|
Blankfein the First
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
...cause we got to get ourselves back to the garden.
A Broken Social Stewardship
We the Government: For, By and Of Wall Street?
The riots and protests in the Middle East, Europe and
are all inter-connected. The people of these nations share a common plight, in that the powers of the people that were conveyed to those who "were granted the privilege to govern them", was abused to the benefit of a few power elites. They have collectively awakened to the broken social contracts embedded in their respective constitutions, bills of rights and other such declarations intended to harbour the fair, just and open administration of their inalienable rights and welfare. America
They have come to realize that the promises of future pensions, safety nets and other common elements of existence can no longer be provided under the constructs of the current dogma. That money, gold and other abstractions will not store value and provide for their future, as these abstractions are absolutely tied to the vanishing wealth and resources of a planet that has been exponentially exploited by the few, to detriment of so many. They have come to understand that the massive consumption encouraged by Keynesian economic assumptions is a form of invisible genocide on generations to come. They have come to understand they have the right to return to the people; the powers that have been abused by those unable or incapable of stewarding their interests.
Astutely or intuitively, they have stormed the Bastilles of Wall Street perhaps not fully understanding what it does, but that somehow sensing it was the source of the broken contract "with" the people. And to some measure they are right. Indeed for these charlatans stole trillions from their pensions, safety nets and other future sources of survival. How? Wall Street and its evil collaborators were simply allowed to create trillions of dollars in counterfeit money (derivatives); then through the banking process (The Fed) convert it into the legitimate currency of their nation. In so doing, Wall Street was watering down the currency and thus stealing from the pensions, savings and safety nets of the hard working people who had entrusted a government to protect them from frauds of such high abstractions.
See: How it Works? THE WALL STREET GANG
From intense complexities, come intense simplicities. Splitting an atom creates a massive destructive force. Creating derivatives on Wall Street, invisibly steals the wealth and futures of generations to come. (It also encourages the rapid use of planetary resources) Both ideas are clear and simple to understand. Yet, politicians, regulators, and others responsible for the welfare and stewardship of its citizens, did not and do not seem to grasp this simple method of larceny? Sadly, one must conclude; that they too, are part of a grand scheme to sustain Wall St and its related Military Industrial Congressional Complex; at the expense of "we the people" A simple scheme that the people, in many nations, are no longer prepared to tolerate...
Whither thou goest? We're heading down to Yasgur's Farm...
See ya there!
Dr Peter G Kinensa
First Financial Insights Inc.
October 4, 2011
Much to Learn...
Saturday, September 17, 2011
|Keeping it Short|
In a Nutshell
Central Bankers must align with science
Published Wall Street Journal, NY Times, The Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, September 17, 2011
Can the dualism that exists between economics and principles of science and mathematics be resolved with approaches similar to “Quantum Realonomics” that work to realign the monetary and economic structures with the physical constraints that pertain to concrete realities?
In a Nutshell.
The economic equation is rather simple in its totality. It simply consists of inputs (resources) and outputs (goods and services). The functionality that exists between the two is called jobs. However, for reasons unknown “surreal abstractions” now rule the day.
Central Bankers are preoccupied with the abstractions related to printing money and propping up a terminally ill banking and monetary system with little regard to the primary equation. Chasing these illusions will fail at every turn to cure this sick patient. The same diagnostic devices and remedies that were used prior to the 2008 meltdown are being used today. Now with common sense prevailing, the patient would never return to such diagnostic quackery from the same doctor. Never. And, yet we do.
In short, all issues point to the growing imbalance between aggregate global supply and demand. As the supply inputs diminish then outputs may not be increased. This means the functionality that correlates with these inputs and outputs should also decline. So the number of jobs will be reducing and improbable to increase, considering the finite constraints imposed by the science of the planet. Often referred to as thermodynamics.
Central Bankers; therefore need to understand that the “surreal abstractions” currently used as diagnostic devices and remedies, belong back in the
with the Wizard and Invisible Hand. Economics must become conversant with sciences and other foreign languages such as exponential mathematics. Only then, does it have the opportunity to remedy the simple economic equation, create effective diagnostic tools, and can leave its “surreal abstractions” with the Wizard back in Emerald City . Emerald City
The Wealth of Planets…is such a simple equation.
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September 17, 2011
That's Central Banking
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
How About those Economic Principles?
Hey Joe, It’s A Depression
Policy trap cannot be solved
Reality check: Economics is not a science
Recession? More like a depression as we are firmly caught in the grasp of a policy trap that cannot be cured by the alchemy of macro-policy measures. The reason economics will fail at every turn is because it is not an economic issue. That would be akin to blaming the writer of the journal entry for the write down of bad loans.
The truth lies in the physical realities most of us deny and that are now approaching exponential magnitudes. These stark realities relate to the physical constraints of the planet relative to the people it now carries. The metaphorical pie is shrinking, yet those attending the dinner table grow larger by the day
Let us recognize that economics is not a science, but simply a field of musings and philosophy that has ascribed its own contextual logic as a definitive understanding of human activities. Indeed it is truly an anti-science that conjures up invisible hands, infinite growth and currency devices that purport to store value. When such magic is scientifically, mathematically and logically impossible. Existentialism and science is required, not myths and nefarious economic alchemy.
Otherwise the depression and bear markets are set to possibly last for decades to come. And predicting their consequences reaches far beyond what may be humbly imagined.
The philosophies of economics have run their course. Now science must take the forefront and act to end what could be possibly beyond even a long deep depression, but the start of a dark new age for human existence. Hey Joe, say it ain ’t so …
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September 10, 2010
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