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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Why Globalization & Free Trade Deals Destroy Middle Class Hopes And Dreams

Twelve Reasons Why Globalization is a Huge Problem


 


"What is clear is that a very small elite have benefited from globalization and free trade. The terrible costs to the vast majority are without measure nor historic precedent - the people were fooled outright by their evil propaganda and criminal lies."  



12. Globalization ties countries together, so that if one country collapses, the collapse is likely to ripple through the system, pulling many other countries with it.
History includes many examples of civilizations that started from a small base, gradually grew to over-utilize their resource base, and then collapsed. We are now dealing with a world situation which is not too different. The big difference this time is that a large number of countries is involved, and these countries are increasingly interdependent. In my post 2013: Beginning of Long-Term Recession, I showed that there are significant parallels between financial dislocations now happening in the United States and the types of changes which happened in other societies, prior to collapse.  My analysis was based on  the model of collapse developed in the book Secular Cycles by Peter Turchin and Sergey Nefedov.
Figure 10. US Balance on Current Account, based on data of US Bureau of Economic Analysis. Amounts in 2012$ calculated based on US CPI-Urban of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It is not just the United States that is in perilous financial condition. Many European countries and Japan are in similarly poor condition. The failure of one country has the potential to pull many others down, and with it much of the system. The only countries that remain safe are the ones that have not grown to depend on globalization–which is probably not many today–perhaps landlocked countries of Africa.


In the past, when one area collapsed, there was less interdependence. When one area collapsed, it was possible to let cropland “rest” and deforested areas regrow. With regeneration, and perhaps new technology, it was possible for a new civilization to grow in the same area later. If we are dealing with a world-wide collapse, it will be much more difficult to follow this model.

Crime, drugs and disease are imported without control




Sunday, 14 June 2015

America At The Brink - Free Trade Archaic #Policy Relic

TRADING AWAY OUR SOVEREIGNTY


Capital Institute

John Fullerton







“Free Trade” was in the news this Memorial Day weekend. President Obama is pushing hard for “fast track” approval of his Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) Agreement, calling for a simple up or down vote without the possibility of amendments or floor debate.
The New York Times reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has forged a “rare alliance” with the president to push the trade legislation. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orin Hatch has been quoted as saying, “it shows that when the president is right, we will support him.” (Never mind that Hatch has also been quoted as saying: “I don’t know fully what’s in TPP myself.”)
Dear Mr. President: With all due respect, how do you spell RED FLAG!      Read  More.

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 Capital Institute Blog - June 14, 2015 





Just another BIG step backwards for America and more importantly its people, as at mere face value there are numerous serious and extremely negative consequences to this policy action and content.




Obvious points and concerns -


Exacerbation of the erosion of American jobs, indigenous industrial base and middle class.. With this, erosion of national competitive advantage resulting in increasing national, state and individual security risks. plus deep economic plight.







Continued dilution of democracy, constitutional powers and rights including those embedded in state and local authorities.




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Excessive immigration and population leakage , putting increased pressure on social structures, wages, pensions and healthcare system creating more massive debt financing plus extreme social tensions, Then of course there are those fiscal budgets for states and cities.





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Increased concentration of power with international oligarchs, banks and related military industrial complex whose goals and objectives are oriented solely towards self-interest; with no concern whatsoever for  enlarging greater national principles of , by, for and with the people.










More erosion and diversion in the physical and conceptual resources needed to resolve imminent key pending issues that could be catastrophic to the country, economy and world-wide survival interests -  including but not limited to ; climate change, resource depletion, degradation of bio-sphere and its diversity, wildlife extinction, toxoplasmosis containment, carbon exponents, ocean acidification and on...








Importation of disease, crime, extreme social and civil unrest from politically. socially ,culturally and economically destabilized regions and countries - who will be attracted to move their  worst or best? These also create great excessive  hidden and future costs for federal, state and local fiscal budgets



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All of this, is just for starters off the top - there is just no way in the universe that you could "realistically" dream up positive reasons and rhetoric that creates a subjective benefit that  outweighs the long list of object negative consequences associated with expanding free-trade agreements to the southern hemisphere . THEY ARE ALL LIES!!!  Probably they are based on plans with immediate geopolitical or geoeconomic self-interests in mind. Not the people's long term goals.    









To say the least; in my opinion, the world has changed dramatically over the past fifty years , and such economic free trade policies are not only intellectually deprived  (no clear and valid metric), but they are foolhardy and archaic approaches that place longer-term national and individual security and economic interests in unprecedented jeopardy. 















Sunday, 7 June 2015

REALECONOMIK - Existential #Insights Governing Physical Economics

"REALECONOMIK"





Existential Insights Governing Physical Economics





The childish fabricated theories of neoclassical economics, that have been driving humanity, economies and stock markets towards a collapse of Jericho's metaphoric proportions and finality, can perhaps be best understood when we bring the real governing ecological, geological and other related sciences to bear, These existential rules cannot be overcome by the silly rhetoric of current economic dogma,nor any of its possible abstract fabrications and outright lies, no matter how many Nobel Prizes, Phds and other laureates you bestow upon these  crazy mad men, who still head this truly - "MEDIEVAL CULT."






This video presentation by Charles S Hall, Ecologist - provides excellent insight into what our real circumstances are and the governing universal laws that we face  - who ultimately have the final say in all physical and related natural matters, regardless of our human hopes, beliefs or aspirations. These cognitions are all muted by this absolute context. At the same time, another absolute villain also joins with science, also paying little attention to any of  our rumblings, rantings - and particularly, those discourses of utter nonsense that were preached, "to so many, by so few," with impunity over the past 200 years. (Churchill?)

https://youtu.be/YwdwUStzxww

Exponential mathematics is, of course, the other known outlaw joining these evil scientific laws, who together in concert will permanently and finally push the pathetic rock of neoclassical hogwash over the proverbial cliff, forever. Sadly, but only after orchestrating and inflicting through its teachings,  practices and intellectual perversions, unimaginable crimes against the planet and its mostly innocent inhabitants.

https://youtu.be/u5iFESMAU58





Future intergalactic visitors shall certainly be amused by how we built so many statues with so few, if any, apparent natural resources. They shall  puzzle and wonder, just as the Portuguese explorers once did  - " who would cut down the last tree? "

Hmm...







https://youtu.be/mH0sIjAHBVY




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Thursday, 4 June 2015

STOP “Trade” (Immigration Flood) Deal!


STOP “Trade” (Immigration Flood) Deal! & Support BALANCE’s Real Solution
  
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The Senate has passed a TPA (Trade Promotion Authority) Bill giving President Obama “Fast Track” Authority to Unilaterally negotiate the Terms of the Trade Deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership with eleven (or more) Asian and Latin American Nations.





Only the House of Representatives can stop it now!

And it must be stopped because it would likely result in authorizing an almost unlimited number of Foreign “Guest Workers” to Flood the U.S. Job market via the L1 and other Visas, in addition to the Million+plus Immigrants already admitted legally each year and the hundreds of thousands coming illegally.

L1 Visa Holders typically use the L! as a stepping stone to getting a Green Card entitling them to achieve permanent residence. And Spouses of L1 Visa holders are allowed to work without restriction (via the L2) in the U.S. too. And there is no Firm CAP on the number of L1 and L2 Visas issued. And these workers would compete for jobs with Millions of Unemployed and Underemployed Americans.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)summarizes the seriously Negative Consequences.  "Fast Track is an affirmative decision by Congress to suspend several of its most basic powers for the next six years and to delegate those powers to the Executive. … Because TPP is a ‘Living Agreement’ it can be changed after adoption … (it) would empower the President … to admit more foreign workers into the United States — without ever coming to Congress for approval … (and for) immigration increases above current law — and precious few ways Congress could stop its happening.”




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Thus, Approval of the TPA would allow potentially unlimited Immigration Increases above Current Law without Congressional Approval. The Sad History of these Trade Deals show they Hurt American Business and Workers.

Between 2000 and 2010 after NAFTA, GATT and MFN for China, 55,000 U.S. factories closed and 5 million to 6 million manufacturing Jobs Disappeared.  TPA and TPP would be worse because, besides jobs disappearing, immigration could go on steroids and more immigrants would be in the US taking jobs that Americans need.

HELP Stop TPA in the House, which intends to act on it very soon!






Contact your Representative in the House and Urge your Rep to VOTE No on the Fast Track TPA Bill and on any TPP Agreement. The Best Way to Raise American Workers’ Wages is to reduce increasing competition from Legal and Illegal Immigrants.




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And for BALANCE Supporters it is time to help BALANCE in its Push for environmentally sustainable immigration policies.  Indeed, BALANCE and its ASAP! Coalition Allies are the only organizations which are actually pushing what would be a Real Solution to our Nation’s problems caused by Immigration-generated Population Growth.

If you have supported us in the past, but not within the last year, now is the time to renew your Annual Membership — only $35 / $50 / $100 / $250  or more

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation at balance.org or Mail a Check to our Mailing Address Below.

And if you have never supported BALANCE, NOW is the time.



Ensure you receive key information (often suppressed by the Main Stream Media!) about developments in Washington DC and across the country regarding these two important and interlinked issues facing our country and actually help BALANCE push Real Solutions.

For example, consider BALANCE’s Real Solution to the Water Crisis in the West (See BALANCE’s May 2015 Alert posted at www.balance.org ).










Indeed, the extent of and likely seriously Negative prospects for the intensifying Water Crisis are not being revealed to residents of California nor indeed to the entire West. Thus, the public is not prepared for the Havoc this Crisis will likely cause in the next few months.


Consider that virtually all of California’s 400,000 plus annual population growth is caused by Legal and Illegal Immigration. The added population causes a demand for an Additional Million Acre feet of Water per year, which is the entire Amount of Water actually in 9 Major California Reservoirs as we write.  A NASA/Cal-Tech Scientist correctly claims that California will literally run out of water in its Reservoirs within one year if present Trends continue.






We should be prepared to see this intensifying Crisis as an Opportunity. We need to work at raising public awareness of the underlying population problem, so that it creates a Genuine Chance of actually achieving substantial Immigration Reduction.

Only two other nonprofits have explicitly linked immigration-generated population growth to the Water Crisis, but one of them has done it in a counterproductive way by informing the public about the linkage, but then failing to push an Effective Immigration Solution -  one which would truly ameliorate the problem in the long run -  allows someone to conclude that “Toilet to Tap” Sewage Reprocessing and/or more Dams or Canals (for Non-Existent Water) are Realistic.

The Only Solution that would keep the Situation from getting much, much worse than it already will be, is to p
ush for a zero-net Moratorium on Legal Immigration (as well as actually enforcing the border in accordance with existing law).






Advocating a demographically and ecologically realistic Solution is essential. Only Advocacy of a zero-net Moratorium is ALSO politically powerful enough to get Immigration Reductions and stop Mass Migration across the Border.

Only one Message is powerful enough to give immigration reduction a good chance of being enacted by the incoming President and Congress in Spring, 2017. That message is a zero-net Moratorium. Only BALANCE and its ASAP! Coalition Allies are pushing zero-Net, and we need to continue to build Momentum for a Real Solution. (Zero-net would still allow admission of about 150,000 immigrants per year.)

Nature, which always bats last, has given BALANCE and its Allies the Opportunity to actually Succeed in getting Dramatic Immigration reductions.








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