I’m part way through a lecture called Navigate the Falling Dollar and I had to stop to post the link to it. It’s an incredibly well articulated lecture by Catherine Austin Fitts, an investment banker who seems to have a substantial grasp about what is happening economically right now.
Random InspirationThe purpose of the economy is to support our health, wellbeing and happiness. Unless we find ways to produce substantially more happiness with far less stuff and damage, our civilization is doomed. But this is a happy task, a joint project of sustainability experts, entrepreneurs, consumers, citizens, corporate innovators, academics, legislators and policy wonks. Given that most of happiness comes from relationships and most of consumption uses stuff symbolically rather than for its intrinsic value, it won’t be hard to make 1000 fold improvements in the ratio of happiness to stuff. These innovations will often be very popular, cost-effective and profitable. In this direction lies hope and true prosperity.