Scientocracy: science of democracy #2

In democracy you rule with the consent of the people and draw from the wisdom of the people. In contrast, a hierarchal government uses an elite group to rule over everyone. Although democratic republics still do exist, democracy is presently being undermined by a global plutocracy. This New World Order, secretive global government, consists of bankers, corporations and generational billionaires. They are served by technocrats who use their technical understanding of behavioral science and economics to oppress the majority of the population. The result is tragic. These technocrats impose upon our world never-ending war, pollution and poverty. But if international democracy were properly structured, all these problems could be solved. Democracy taps into the collective consciousness of a group of people and in doing so it seeks council from a higher wisdom. There is a story which illustrates this. Before I tell this story, we need to review some basic math. You may remember that to find the mean of a set of numbers you must find their usual average. For example (13+18+13+14+13+16+14+21+13) divided by 9 = 15. You may notice that the mean isn’t a value from the original list. That point is essential to this story. Many years ago an aristocratic mathematician wanted to demonstrate that the commoners in his town were incapable of self-government. To show how stupid they were, he set up a contest. Whoever could accurately guess the weight of a cow would win it. The commoners all wrote down their guesses and submitted them. Then the cow was weighed, but as it turned out, nobody quite guessed the weight accurately. However, out of curiosity, the aristocrat added up the numbers and divided them appropriately to find the mean. What he discovered to his surprise that the mean was spot-on correct. What this showed was that the collective consciousness of the commoners was more intelligent than the intelligence of any one individual commoner. Scientocracy has the ability to use computers and mathematical models to gain access to the collective consciousness of the millions of people in a country. Scientocracy can make modern democracy workable. In doing so, government can become elevated so that it is guided by something greater than the petty greed of our present day technocratic hierarchy.

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Green Light for City-Owned San Francisco Bank

When the Occupiers took an interest in moving San Francisco’s money into a city-owned bank in 2011, it was chiefly on principle, in sympathy with the nationwide Move Your Money campaign.  But recent scandals have transformed the move from a political statement into a matter of protecting the city’s deposits and reducing its debt burden.  The chief roadblock to forming a municipal bank has been the concern that it was not allowed under state law, but a legal opinion  issued by Deputy City Attorney Thomas J. Owen has now overcome that obstacle….

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/green-light-for-city-owned-san-francisco-bank.html

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Middle Class: RIP

Once upon a time, the United States has the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world.  When I was growing up, it seemed like almost everyone was “middle class” and it was very rare to hear of someone that was out of work.  Of course life wasn’t perfect, but most families owned a home, most families had more than one vehicle, and most families could afford nice vacations and save for retirement at the same time.  Sadly, things have dramatically changed in America since that time.  There just aren’t as many “middle class jobs” as there used to be.  In fact, just six years ago there were about six million more full-time jobs in our economy than there are right now.  Those jobs are being replaced by part-time jobs and temp jobs.  The number one employer in America today is Wal-Mart and the number two employer in America today is a temp agency (Kelly Services).  But you can’t support a family on those kinds of jobs.  We live at a time when incomes are going down but the cost of living just keeps going up.  As a result, the middle class in America is being absolutely shredded and the ranks of the poor are steadily growing.  The following are 44 facts about the death of the middle class that every American should know…

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/44-facts-about-the-death-of-the-middle-class-that-every-american-should-know

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Commercial Paper Market Froze in 2008: Warning of Things to Come

The Fed’s Latest Gambit

The new Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) will provide a backstop to the commercial paper market that has been brought to a standstill, even for those firms far removed from the financial sector.

The immediate threat to the real economy is that large corporations are having difficulty obtaining funds via the commercial paper market,” Mark Gertler, a New York University economist, told Bloomberg.

The commercial paper market reached a three-year low of $1.6 trillion as money-market fund managers, typically huge buyers of commercial paper, became extremely risk averse after a handful of funds “broke the buck.” In a flight to quality mainly into U.S. Treasuries, money market funds liquidated commercial paper holdings by $200.3 billion, or 29%, in the final two weeks of September, according to data compiled by IMoneyNet Inc., Bloomberg reported.

Auto manufacturers, utilities and others make use of short-term lending in the commercial paper market – borrowing money for periods ranging from just overnight to three months – to cover occasional gaps in daily cash flows. The commercial paper market is vital to the ongoing operations for many large corporations, which use the short-term funds to make payroll or pay bills. …

http://moneymorning.com/2008/10/08/british-bank-rescue/

Interstate trucking companies that bring produce to your grocery store in “just in time” deliveries would have come to a standstill.  Gasoline deliveries would stop.  Get the picture?

Our overlords have hollowed out the life support system to the point where we are all dependent on the kindness of strangers.  But it’s all an accident and has nothing to do with the banksters’ decades of planning for a global takeover.  That’s just a conspiracy theory despite the documented evidence like “Tragedy and Hope” http://www.wanttoknow.info/articles/tragedy_hope_banking_money_history

Or the algorithmic application of similar economic tactics around the world as documented in “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” and “The Shock Doctrine”.  Of course the US is a special case, but they’ve done quite well so far.  No wonder they needed a fake “war on terror”, they needed legal justification for domestic repression to decimate local economic activity and bring ownership of everything under the sun into their combine, just as they’ve done in other 3rd world countries for decades.

9/11 was a terrorist attack alright.  But who are the terrorists?

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The Leveraged Buyout of the USA

Something very strange is happening to Detroit.  Once upon a time, it was the center of American manufacturing and it had the highest per capita income in the United States.  But now the city is dying and the Chinese are moving in to pick up the pieces.  Lured by news stories that proclaim that you can buy homes in Detroit for as little as one dollar, Chinese investors are eagerly gobbling up properties.  In some cases, this is happening dozens of properties at a time.  Not only that, according to the New York Times “dozes of companies from China” are investing in businesses and establishing a presence in the Detroit area.  If this continues, will Detroit eventually become a city that is heavily dominated by China? …

Of course this is not just happening in Detroit.  The truth is that the Chinese are buying up real estate, businesses and natural resources all over the country….

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-are-the-chinese-gobbling-up-real-estate-and-businesses-in-detroit

Who can blame them?  They were suckered into buying US treasuries at a time when the US is being deliberately driven to bankruptcy by its corpulent transnational overlords.  They’d do well to make their purchases while dollars are still worth something.  But since they hold “sovereign” debt (an ironic term to be sure) the assets of the federal government are also potentially at stake.  Assets like national parks etc.  I’d say the chinese stand to make a killing trading their US paper for real assets.

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