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ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY

An increasing number of people is not happy with the present situation in our society and how the economic system works. Tweaking the existing system is not bringing the drastic change we need right now. There is simply no time to waste. So we need a different approach to have a balanced social economy.

The philosophy of our society should be about studying the human behavioral patterns and market constructs. To analyze the correlations and motivations to build an economic system which is adapted to our goal of well-being.

Now we use an economic system which was initiated after a war which was based on scarcity, to rebuild our society and economy with jobs, income and housing. This construct is no longer applicable as we, generally speaking, live in a time of abundance. This consumerism is no longer valid.

This quantitative approach should be replaced by the goal of improving the quality of life

By working on an economy of connection instead of competition. Where we all have access to goods and services instead of owning these. We need to define what well-being means, in order to design how our society should look like.

Let’s also be critical about the role of the larger companies as they have a great power and influence on how our society functions. Can we make them accountable for their impact on our society?

The (present) old school economic system is prevailing and leading our society. What if we choose for people first, and happiness as leading criteria? Let businesses innovate in non-commercial activities, and see what then happens…

Peace, Love & Happiness!

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we are only human

We are living in a society which is rooted on an economic system with production and efficiency goals. Where making profit was the target, whatever it takes.

Now we come to the point where we realize this was perhaps a good idea back then, but we didn’t think it through, or could foresee the consequences of this production system on us, as human beings. It is/was a system where human interests were secondary. Simple as that.

In this era we are aware that the quality of life is more important than making money. Where human emotions are part of our existence and we cannot skip these in favor of chasing profit.  

As humans we are capable enough and worthy enough

So this is my pledge:

  • Please treat me as a human and not as a rational homo economicus or production tool
  • I’m aware of the tension between unlimited wants and limited means. I’m wise enough to realize this, and don’t need a production leader to tell me otherwise
  • I’m an authentic person and others are too, so please respect our uniqueness
  • As a real living person in this world, I realize when I have enough and I’m able to share

PEACE, LOVE & HAPPINESS!

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feel the heat

Presently there is a lot of attention on our climate problems. True, no discussion about such a fact. But this problem is not caused by itself but by other, external elements then the climate system itself.

It is influenced by causes like industry pollution, too much harvesting, prevailing economic interests, and more. In other words it’s a systematic problem and as such needs a holistic solution.

These days we live in a society where well-fare is more important then well-being. As long as this is the adagium, nothing will improve. As long as economic interests lead our decisions, no shift will occur.

Our society is run by leaders of commercial companies, policy makers, profit seeking individuals and more. As long as they run the commercial show nothing will change. Because these are short term interests and not long term, sustainable, trajectories. Do you really expect those who caused the problems, will bring the solutions for a social economy?

That’s why we need a dramatically ideologic shift. But it seems we have to experience our hell first, and feel the heat below our feet, before we step into action….

So join our movement and take action for a social economy!