Tag: economic

The Unified City Project: Revolution In Action

The more a society is divided into separate identifications and distracted away from its true nature, one living family, the more easily the society can be controlled for the benefit of those in power. When we understand our connectedness to everything outside of us, we know that the only way we can collectively transition past an unsustainable and illegitimate system is by looking at how we as individuals are attached to that system. Can we afford to value authority or pieces of paper more than the providence that comes from connecting with each other? The only way our system will continue to divide the people is if we continue to allow it to happen.

As humans are beginning to realize all over our planet, trying to save this situation that has been cultivated, through political reform, is not a solution. It should be obvious at this point that the Government and financial system are intimately linked. A true revolution – an evolution that propels humanity forward – is not going to come from the ballot box. The establishment would like you to believe such a thing is possible – that voting for a leader is going to turn everything around – but this in fact impossible. The solution lies within individuals in society that have the courage to take ownership of their own hearts and their own minds. The solution ultimately, lies within you.

Why Venezuelan Cheese Costs More than American Hi-Tech Headphones

The Abundance We Take For Granted

I recently ordered a pair of Bluetooth wireless sport headphones with noise cancelling technology that will interrupt the audiobook I am enjoying on my smart phone whenever I receive an incoming call. While hiking up the mountain trails that surround my rural Montana town, I will be able to carry on a hand’s free conversation through my headphones, and the audiobook will resume where I left off when I end the call. The headphones cost me $19.77, and they will be delivered to my rural Montana doorstep in two days at no extra charge. I love free markets.

In 1958, Leonard Read, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education, wrote an essay titled: “I, Pencil.” In this essay Read highlights the wonders of capitalism. While we take the common pencil for granted – we see them everywhere and they cost practically nothing – the pencil is anything but simple. Although the pencil is only made up of four components: wood, clay, metal, and rubber, none of us has ever made our own pencil, and most of us wouldn’t have a clue how to do so. As the essay describes, free markets have wonderfully brought millions of people together from many nations to produce a product as complex as the pencil in such a way that is now so inexpensive and ubiquitous that we take it for granted.