Can’t have it both ways? Yes you can, and the United States of America have proven it by bailing out financial markets to save their monetary system and economy. When you’re losing and want to stay in the game, just loosen up the rules. Very convenient. It’s a quintessential example of U.S. strategy actually working – at least for the time being. They’ve embodied an incredible amount of the world’s resources to become an economic super power. How’s it possible for a wealthy nation like the U.S. to have so much of the world’s resources and yet get into this kind of trouble? It’s certainly is the question of the hour… and indeed, our times.
Remember, it’s not the actual tangible wealth (goods and services for exchange) that’s not found in abundance in the USA. They have fueled production to the point of planetary resource depletion. It’s the monetary system that represents that wealth that has gone bankrupt. Think about it. The people that produce the wealth, are not the same people that produce money. Banks (not the government) issue the money supply as a debt which shows up as a credit on the bank’s side of the ledger, and a debit on the production side. Banks produce (most) of the money supply in order to gain control of real wealth by virtue of monetary system rules, rendering the economy dysfunctional. Productivity stretched to the limit of possibility of the world’s resources which can no longer support the philosophy of something for nothing… is this the end of the American Dream?
History will tell. By rescuing the financial market from it’s inevitable crash under the weight of synthetic debt, however, the U.S. may have inadvertently stumbled on the solution. By changing the rules, they have in fact given the production side of the ledger a positive monetary value. A monetary system based on the reality of the value of people who create real wealth in terms of goods and services for exchange… is the only basis for aligning money with wealth.
So what does the current economic crisis in the United States have to do with Health Quiz? As we all know, everything. Whether or not you care to admit it, health is at the root of commodity production. In as much as logical analysis is laughable in some circles, our health and well being ie. a Body’Fit Life™ is the other side of the monetary coin based on brains, not braun. Creativity and ability is what really makes the wheels of economy go around, not its blatant abuse by a monetary system built for bankruptcy. The reality is, what goes around comes around. Cliche perhaps, but concise… just look at the state of health of the North American population. The headlines should read “Over-draft Economy Topples under Collective Over-weight”.
Seriously, at the end of the day, we only have our body. And if the body is not functioning as a whole, neither is the economy. It’s no longer an issue of labour going on strike, it’s an issue of labour not available to strike. A healthy population equals a healthy economy. This is the first time in history that such a large segment of the population is alive but not healthy enough to earn their living by their own labour. Some call it Freedom 55… I call it dead weight.