Tuesday, January 10, 2012

From FT - the Financial Times

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(Notice I did not neglect to include FT's "point of view." Now mine: That's ridiculous, how do I know in advance what will happen if I click that link? Get real, FT.) 
(Now on to my blog post, OK? It is about an article in this same news organ, a publication with very important ideas that need to be shared, with everyone --- those currently profiting from capitalism and those who are currently not. But it is only that they want me to pay them? Practically, I do not need to, do I?, and, I do not intend to and I do not intend to be slowed down and that is FINAL)
Here is a bit of preliminary content, out of their newspaper, courtesy of a greater social institution, that of British journalism. Hey-ho.  "It would have been almost unimaginable five years ago that the Financial Times would convene a series of articles on “Capitalism in Crisis”. That it has done so is a reflection both of sour public opinion and distressing results on the ground in much of the industrial world.
The A-list  ......("Courtesy" FT art department. Pretty, huh? I have no idea why it is here, but I like art as much as the next guy........)  (Next is the main part I wanted to reprint.)
"Americans have traditionally been the most enthusiastic champions of capitalism. Yet, a recent public opinion survey found that among the US population as a whole 50 per cent had a positive opinion of capitalism while 40 per cent did not. The disillusionment was particularly marked among young people aged 18-29..."
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I like the way the word "sour" sticks right out. For my American- autistic mind. OK that has nothing to do with it. With you guys, readers, I mean.
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So: here's the deal. I mean, the real deal. In order to save, improve, regulate, or upgrade capitalism, you would first have to understand what is wrong. You have to be able to see it. If you can see it then you can fix it. But if you cannot see it maybe you cannot fix it either.

Knowing what is wrong is not that hard. You just need to have the eyes. Now if your head is going to be full of prejudices and dithering you cannot see...

So, on a clear day you can see forever. But....(oh, I don't know, think of something that rhymes)

So, the motto is: just use your eyes. Look.

For example, if you had this kind of vision, you could see that banking needs to be revised. And the simple fact is it just doesn't take a banking professional to see this. You need to think a little about credit, and money and so on, but you do not need to be a banking professional. The system is just asking us to revise it. It is the system that is asking us; and we are the humans in that system. G-d asking, if you will. He is saying, "fix the economic system, dumbasses." And we cannot figure this out. But there is nothing here that is that hard. For, say, a five year-old?
     I suppose it is hard, though, for certain persons who are psychologically impaired. I suppose we could say that the problem is where you have a vested interest in the system ----- something like that. But don't kid yourself, those persons are not looking at the system. They are looking at themselves. There are such persons. They are psychologically impaired and they are unable to make a living honestly. Such persons are not interested in the system. They are interested in themselves, and, they may have a corner of the system. That is not the same as being interested in the system, though. If such persons say something, how do we take that? I think that all statements by such persons are statements by hypocrites. We can write off all those statements.    
     Listen instead to the system itself. The system itself is practically begging us to fix it. Some persons are unable to see systems, and maybe that's an American thing. But any real-world financial professional, of any worth, does have to be able to see systems. So, the exemption does not apply. They're hypocrites. If they say they cannot see what is wrong those persons have a real problem. What I am saying is pretty simple. I want to stay simple. The system is asking us to change it. We need to perceive what is being asked of us.
     Thank you for reading. Before closing I would like to point out that models exist. Ellen Brown is good at discovering them. These are examples or models of better forms of financial or economic practice: she recently put one up about the Japanese "post-office" model. Google it, fish for it or something.

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