Since the Dutch East India Company of the 17thC, people have successfully organised trade and commerce globally, with wonderful benefits for society. Population has taken off like that famous hockey stick graph.
But how do the last 50 years compare with the golden age? Since the banks obtained the power to counterfeit money , we seem to have a problem.
Living standards are dropping for most people, many billions (that didn’t just arrive last week) are now struggling for survival, with their health, life span and other opportunities invested into the disposable and polluting items that we purchase in the West with our digital money. This digital money is disconnecting us from real value.
If it did not exist, if we measured value in the only true sense, then an hours work in one country could be equal to an hour of work in another country. If you agree with this idea, then you can literally start to use it right now. You don’t need me, or a movement, or anything else to start.
All you have to do is to set up a co-op, formally or informally, and start to do business with those in other countries and barter time and services fairly.
When this becomes more popular, and when our impotent and hi-jacked global political system (strong words, but that’s another blog post) is reclaimed, then we will be able to have plebiscites that literally include everyone.
Everyone with a mobile phone votes, and we have random paper votes in some areas for verification. If there is a proposal to decrease carbon emissions by 50% in the next 5 years to preserve the planet for our grandchildren, then that can be passed by global vote, and become binding on all corporations.
The corporations of today have lost the run of themselves. They no longer respect the needs of global society. They are obligated by law to preserve shareholder value, and that often leads to ruinous conditions for the two billion at the bottom. The same people that only get our sewage and waste trickling down to them.
Act now, act fast, and act for a long time.