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What if deficits and taxes are used to hold us hostage and there is an economic model capable of resolving all our issues?

The economic theories administered in the US, Australia, and the UK state a 3.5% to 4.5% unemployment rate is necessary for running an efficient economy. Sitting in high school econ class, even my dull teenage brain couldn’t fathom why an economic system requiring a percentage of people to suffer through…

All in all, is all we are and all we are is a commodity. When everything has a price, nothing has meaningful value.

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“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.”― Confucius

Corporate entertainment’s purchasing power decided music’s popularity, but in 1991 technology revolutionized the industry. Collecting and compiling accurate consumer data revealed…

Government spending is the life support Americans and the economy need to survive, but budget deficits are prioritized.

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When the financial sector faced starvation and homelessness a $700 billion stimulus package was approved in a week. Increasing the deficit by an additional $539 billion was worth rescuing the banks from despair but contributing to the deficit to save the lives of millions of Americans is somehow considered less…

For 90% of Americans, GDP is just a measurement of the Gross Divided Profits.

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A billionaire moving her online retail business to a small, impoverished nation with nine citizens, would instantaneously and exponentially increase the nation’s economic wealth. The business operations, production, purchases, and investments would indicate the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is undergoing rapid growth, but the wealth wouldn’t affect the people’s…

If we can't imagine a system better than the one we live in, we're not thinking hard enough.

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Instead of discussing capitalism, we immediately divert to the horrors of socialism in foreign countries and overlook our mixed capitalism-socialism economy. We imagine a total transformation of every economic market and a socialist dystopia, but we don't talk about our dystopia. …

Manipulation, corruption, and scandals in the 2003 gubernatorial recall election echo in 2021.

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On September 14th, 2021, at least 50% of Californians must vote ‘no’ in the recall election to keep Governor Gavin Newsom in office. If Newsom gains 49% or less, one of the 46 candidates running for governor of California wins — even if they receive fewer votes.

Within Newsom’s first…

The media tells us how to feel and what to say, and we don’t know how to think.

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In 2001, the media made us feel patriotic, so we went to war. In 2021, the media told us the lives we’ve destroyed for two decades need our compassion, so we showed our sorrow. We didn’t think about Afghan lives when the media told us war would avenge the horrors…

Globally, central banks boost prices by creating money and funneling it to private financial institutions.

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When Covid blew the roof off the global economy, the Federal Reserve opened the floodgates. Since March 2020, the Fed has pumped $120 billion into the US markets and lends billions to foreign central banks every month. In the US alone, that’s $2.04 …

Congress argues over the budget while foreign banks receive trillions of dollars that inflate housing and finance globally.

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When the pandemic buried the economy in a grave, Wall Street nose-dived and consumption ceased, but overnight, stocks bounced back, and billionaires made more billions. How bankers and corporate owners boasted high returns while the economy death-spiraled was mind-boggling, but it wasn’t shocking. GDP and the stock market represent the…

Misunderstanding currency, hyperinflation, and bitcoin are expensive.

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Any item accepted as an exchange for value is a currency — even sex. However, to determine the price of goods and services, we rely on a reserve currency, and cryptocurrencies aren’t any different. Money to pay sex workers for their labor is their clients’ income from laboring, but the…

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We need the social with the science to call it economics.

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