I am of the opinion that regardless of what we do, there is to be an imminent global economic crisis. The U.S.A. and several European countries are following a path that will lead them to devastating financial meltdowns and no matter what we do here in Canada there will be no way to avoid suffering the same fate. We currently rely too heavily on America not to go down with them. But do we have to?
Our monetary system, Political system, Educational system and Environmental policies are all far out-dated and need radical reconstruction rather than being reformed.
I propose that improving these essential systems is where we should invest a large portion of our tax dollars rather than paying private banks $160 Million a day for a debt that's 93% compound interest (interest built off interest).
Our educational system was built to cater to the Industrial Revolution and instead of encouraging kids to enjoy learning it is doing quite the opposite and actually teaching them out of their creativity by discouraging mistakes. The infamous problem solving method used by professionals everywhere: “Trial and Error” has been proven effective countless times and half of that is error.
Our Monetary system is putting a halt to any political possibilities for change by keeping a majority of the nation’s money in the hands of a select few. This wealthiest 1% group is not looking to improve or change the system, they’re profiting from it.
Fun fact: The average workers wage has not gone up in 30 years whilst the gap between the super-rich and everyone else has been widening.
For a Government to work as it should with our "Representatives", we need full transparency to observe that our elected officials are doing as we ask and not pandering to special interest groups.
Anything else is not a true democracy.
We should transition over to a resource-based economy where our assets are allocated according to need rather than personal portions and we live within our means by keeping our cities sustainable.
Wiki: A resource-based economy replaces the need for the current monetary economy, which is "scarcity-oriented" or "scarcity-based". Jacque Fresco(creator of the Venus Project) argues that the world is rich in natural resources and energy and that — with modern technology and judicious efficiency — the needs of the global population can be met with abundance, while at the same time removing the current limitations of what is deemed possible due to notions of economic viability.
Monetary motivation will be gone BUT isn't creating equality for all a much more impressive motivator?
By becoming the very first Country to commence this revolutionary process we may actually avoid the impending economic crisis and continue into an idealistic structure built to benefit the most amounts of people possible.
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