Monday, January 29, 2018

Something Else That A Cost Based Economy Won't Be Able To Handle

You need only think for a minute or two about what would happen to markets here, and around the rest of the world, when even the first signs of real impact from this development start screaming through the infosphere. Big money will run to the exits of precious metals and survival stocks,  and then hunker down to the disaster bunkers they've already been planning, and building. And the rest of us will be left to catch as catch can in a new radiation feces storm.

If we were already in the process to mobilize the country as a whole (which my plan for change would do), and we had completed an employee buyout of the entire productive capacity of the nation as a whole, we might have at least a fighting chance to do what it would take to provide new working, and living, habitats. But getting that started, and in the pipeline, takes time. Long lead times as they say. And so far we haven't even begun to recognize that Capitalism has absolutely no chance to address this (or any other looming catastrophe); especially if you want to consider addressing "properly" as having first recognized the gross imbalance of inequality of outcomes that has been institutionalized now.

The simple fact of the matter, in my opinion, is that even if the government were to try and mobilize now, on direct evidence of the coming catastrophe, the draconian measures it would take to make people do what needed to be done, under what would have to be sweeping rationing, and controls on wages and prices, there would be a great likelihood of mass riots and social upheaval in general. You only need to consider the notion that, if it's a bad deal now for the majority of working people, going down that road of making things a lot worse, isn't going to sit well with anyone.

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