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29
Jan
18

Jobs and growth

You all digress

why is jobs and growth the goal of society would be a better question

jobs and growth lead to more growth, to greater GDP, for a more equal basis for which to consume.

Basically, if you have a job you can buy shit

is the shit you buy good for society, the environment,

If you are consuming the world at an unsustainble rate, how can this be good?

did you go from working 3 days a week to,
both parents full time
with the kiddies in day care,
Paying the cost of jobs and growth?

dont look to your politicians for answers
all they promise is more

jobs and growth

19
Jan
18

Theconversation II

Evening, you are of course correct that the market, in itself, is simply an efficient medium by which to exchange, the work done by increasing entropy.

Money, the medium of exchange, is now digital, existing as a construct. So what will you tell your child when they ask where monies come from? Is it like the milk from the store, does money come from banks?

As the medium of exchange, every transaction phases through money. Money is work, an expression of the ability to do work. Work is energy. The entire capitalistic venture is built upon the ability to make a transaction to exchange energy.

The market however, does not judge the value of a thing, based on the amount of energy consumed. The value of the thing, is dependent on demand, the want for a thing, the expectation that a thing can gain you a profit. Therefore the actual exchange of money is not a pure exchange of energy.

So money, in a non-fiat world, becomes a representation of the willingness to pay for a thing that has consumed energy. It in no way represents the potential energy of the thing itself.

In such a way has bitcoin gained value, it consumes a prodigious amount of energy and yet has no physical potential to do work. Bitcoin is postmodern money in a false economy. Based on short term demand and the assumption that the energetic economy can continue infinitely within a finite world.

15
Jan
18

Ask the people

The left believes the State should look after everyone and this spake Richard of the Green on 15 January in the year 2018:”All Australians want a day on which we can come together and to celebrate our wonderfully diverse, open and free society – but January 26 is not that day.”

Richard and his greens will not be happy until “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” (G. Orwell)

Let’s have another $120 million plebiscite and the greens can call everyone that doesn’t agree with them a racist and thereby hope to win by silencing free speech. Or we could have twin plebs, republic with new date, republic with no date change or no change.

Or we could just have a democracy where the will of the people is not dictated but the ability of capital to propogate ideas that suit them
#militaryindusdtrial #allpoliticiansarebought

03
Nov
17

Numbers (1)

We are betting our entire future.
Pensionan oil funds,
on bargain hunts for capital growth

The numbers tell us,
we haven’t yet encountered
any energetic limits.

The market democracy
does not make (formal) plans,
for a liquid fuel supply deficit

And so it fails,
to plan for the future.
And so it fails.

17
Oct
17

Theconversation

Evening, you are of course correct that the market in itself is simply an efficient medium by which to exchange the work done by increasing entropy.

It would seem that the market democracy has already usurped actual democratic governance by enabling an unfair bias towards those that control the medium of exchange.

Those, the majority, without significant capital are already disenfranchised. Their instinct to revolt is only kept in check by debt, consumerism, an imagined trickle down effect and the lack of moral and ethically boundaries in a market system.

We can probably both agree that each of the seven, once deadly, sins are making strong surges in an effort to quieten this growing sense of unease with a system increasingly out of our control. Greed is good, gluttony is widespread, vanity – thy name is facebook.

The democractic ideal of an enlightened voting public, can never be achieved, as the public will never be enlightened. They will increasingly believe whatever makes them feel good, whatever promises them riches, whatever inspires the ego to hate.

This is the power of the market subsumed to a valueless tool to add to the wealth of a very few at the cost of an entire planet. As long as the very few own the medium of exchange, of ideas and of ideals, I cannot share your optimism for the market.

Perhaps Dante was simply writing about the human state when he penned ‘all hope abandon Ye who enter here’.

02
Oct
17

Truth (2)

Numbers remain as they were invented
with no ulterior motive.
I know and I like them.

They do not post on Facebook
telling me life could be better.
Nor comment on my virtual friends

Numbers have nothing to sell
The result of ergo cogito sum
They tell us one truth

26
Sep
17

On the News

Today we were told the news
As it happened
And when more happened
They told us the news again

At the current rate of news
the energy runs out quite soon
A quick flash in the Pan of concern
replaced by a few murders

Car accidents consumed the next day
And traffic troubles when
Quite a few hours afterwards
A child was run over

Consumption was rife
And so was extinction
Their quid pro quo relationship
left out of the news

Facts aside
sacrificed to entertainment
The truth
starts making the news