Fall 2015 ROAD TRIP!
The Alternative Economics 101 Workshop
Can you imagine a global economy that is:
  • Debt-Free

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    Why have bankruptcies, foreclosures, poverty and excessive regulations and security? Money is a man-made creation and an intellectual agreement. There is no shortage of money, only a lack a imagination.

  • Inflation-Free

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    Why have high prices, difficult budgets, bad predictions and unfortunate consequences? If we can create inflation, then we can control it.

  • Full Employment

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    Why have some people over-worked and underpaid, others overpaid and under-worked, while others cannot find a job? Plus, we waste labor doing jobs that are unnecessary.

  • High Standard of Living

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    The lower the cost of living, the higher the standard of living. Why build tollbooths when we could be building better housing, roads, schools and parks?

  • Stable & Satisfying

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    Everyone should be able to contribute to society doing a useful job that they love, and not have to worry about volatile changes in the marketplace or having their job outsourced overseas for cheaper labor.

  • Sustainable

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    The Earth is a garden that provides, not an enemy to conquer. Commonsense stewardship of natural resources is necessary for a society to thrive. How we treat the land is a reflection of how we treat each other. Love Mother Earth and your neighbor.

  • Stress-Free Retirement

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    Everyone is going to get old. There is no reason to spend our working years in fear of the future. When we retire, there should be no need to worry about basic necessities like food, housing and healthcare.

  • Equitable

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    Equality is the American Dream because it allows us to live life to the fullest, without fear, prejudice or diminishment. The next generation needs us to act wisely.

  • Peaceful

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    War follows trading routes, domestically and internationally. Let's put an end to civil wars, stereotypes, and partisan scapegoating. Let's follow a new accounting formula for sharing our skills and resources that eliminates conflicts.

The Math is easy.
The Politics takes some effort.
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Chapter 16 - What Is To Be Done?

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Chapter 1- Money

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Chapter 2 - Who Owns the Money?

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Chapter 2 - Who Owns the Money?

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Chapter 2 - Who Owns the Money?

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Chapter 2 - Who Owns the Money?

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Chapter 2 - Who Owns the Money?

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Chapter 3 - What Is A Budget??

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Chapter 4 - What Is Inflation?

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Chapter 5 - What Are Boom and Bust?

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Chapter 6 - What Is The Cost Of Living?

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Chapter 11 - Big History

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Chapter 11 - Big History

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Chapter 11 - Big History

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Chapter 12 - The Anatomy of Contradictory Ideas

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Chapter 12 - The Anatomy of Contradictory Ideas

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Chapter 12 - The Anatomy of Contradictory Ideas

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Chapter 12 - The Anatomy of Contradictory Ideas

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Chapter 12 - The Anatomy of Contradictory Ideas

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Chapter 15 - The FIRE Economy and C=M+L

War or Renaissance?
The choice is Systemic.

The Golden Rule applies to money.

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Whip Inflation Now - Gerald Ford @1974
We are confused by our dual role of Buy and Sell. How should we value things? The collapse of trade leads to war. Inflation is the real enemy…..
and the past will haunt us until we get it right.
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and as pitiless as the Sun.
Only a new financial literacy can avoid repeating past mistakes.
The Power of Compounding
A piece of paper folded in half fifty times would be thick enough to reach the Sun. Folded once more, it would reach to the Sun and back.

Fifty times is a very small number to have such a dramatic effect. Here's the proof.

Inflation has been burning the economies of man for eons, but it arises from an accounting habit that we can change. Profit is just an accounting trick: 2+2=5. (25% Mark-up or 20% Gross Profit). 2+2=8 (100% Mark-up or 50% Gross Profit). 2+2=$18,000,000,000,000 National Debt. Accounting habits and standards are a cultural condition, and we must reap what we sow.
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Percentages applied as profit, taxes, interest and wages all yield inflation. There are multiple paths to the same result: volatility. Larger percentages compound faster than smaller percentages. More revenue (GDP growth) increases the pace and scale of volatile change (aka Boom and Bust).

If we change the way we ‘grow’ numbers, then we change the result. It is basic cause-and-effect. What we are experiencing is a false market, not a free market.

Balance, equality, stability and liberty require engineering the numbers with the same commonsense as designing a machine - through the complete cycle. We are all vendors, employees, consumers and citizens. Ideas must be congruous with facts. We must respond to the math, and not ignore it.

Ideas rule the world, not men. Tax your imagination!