|to pay bills and endure economic hardships. This abysmal
Very few people experience any sort of economic freedom.
Economic freedom can be defined as total economic
independence. In this economic structure, it’s almost
impossible for the vast majority. Quality of life has
gone down with disposable income. People are forced
to take hideous jobs, and work for an existential insult
defined in dollar terms.
Governments have been out of touch with economic
realities for so long that they still think/pretend that the
old theories work. Worse, they think/pretend that they’
ll work in future. In a society where whole classes of
income earning jobs are about to go extinct, the
systemic ignorance of human realities and future
issues is not acceptable.
Pretending the future isn’t there is as absurd as it is
dangerous. The economic scythe is swinging. The last
generation to attain any sort of economic freedom
were the Boomers. Generation X managed a more or
less OK quality of life, but a much lower standard of
living, plagued by neurosis and massive inflation
called, ridiculously, “growth”. Generation Y is treading
water at best, sinking at worst. Gen Y won’t be able to
do a lot to help Gen Z.
With this has come a “lifestyle”. The term is almost an
obscenity, but less articulate. Most people experience
unemployment and various degrees of economic
hardship on a more or less universal basis.
The Working Poor are now hunting the charities for
support. People are going without food to pay bills for
basic amenities. The alleged chances to better oneself
have been incinerated by overpriced, anachronistic
education methods and policies. Housing is now an
expensive luxury for most people. Gen Z will be unlikely
to be able to own property unless born rich. This is
Failure, expressed in human realities on a massive
(The Charter of Human Rights should include all the
basics – Food, power, water, education, and housing.
The molestation of humanity by deprivation is as much
of an abuse as any other kind of atrocity.)
Economic freedom, in this system, is almost
impossible. With the dependency on ridiculous
economics and economic models come appalling jobs,
full of tyrannical abuses and bullying. The degree of
acceptance of these nauseating working conditions is
based on degrees of desperation. People tolerate the
intolerable, to the extent they can.
With this global graveyard of an economy comes
another, less obvious, issue – The inability of people
to function at their best. Talent is wasted in giga-hours
of time used to merely survive. Skills rot away.
Knowledge is attained but not used effectively.
If people had actual economic freedom, they’d:
As long as money is used as the practical definition of
the human ability to live and quality of life, economic
freedom is the only worthwhile objective for most
people. It doesn’t matter how you achieve it. The work
ethic is strangely out of place in a world dominated by
the repulsive, unethical, and largely useless, world of
finance. Greedy mediocrities are the role models;
mediocrity and worship of greed is the result.
Winning a lottery is as valid a form of financial success
as doing nothing of value for a large salary in this
world. The heroes of this sewer of a society aren’t
“successful” – They’re lucky, criminal, or corrupt, or all
of the above. You don’t need to apologize for theft
any more – The biggest thieves are considered clever
and even, bizarrely, intelligent. T
Theft is no indicator of intelligence. Animals can steal.
Not many of them win industry awards for their dazzling
Economic freedom is an option which doesn’t currently
exist even in the laziest, smuggest theories for the vast
majority of the world’s population. It’s too unlikely even
for the chronic economic liars. Things could be very
different, with surprisingly little actual effort.
Imagine a world of actual prosperity. Imagine diverting
money from useless crony-driven, political policies to
actual economics. Imagine actually getting some value
out of your taxes apart from employing politicians to
give public money to their owners.
The public pays for everything, directly or otherwise.
Every disaster is funded with public money, and the
public can’t even rely on getting the most basic
services. Imagine a world where the public was funding
the public, not the parasites.
No, this isn’t communism or even socialism. It’s applied
cynicism. Communism and socialism created a
rhetorical norm which didn’t exist, then spent decades
pretending they had a clue what they were doing. The
USSR destroyed itself through its own mismanagement
and misjudgement. “Redistributing the wealth” is just
(This isn’t about “the rich”, who will be rich until they
figure out some brilliant new ways of going broke as
nearly all of them do, sooner or later. It’s not about the
generationally insular, who have managed to avoid the
abrasions of life for so long. They’re irrelevant. Let
them be rich and insular; they’ll probably do less
damage that way, to adapt a quote from Yes Prime
Minister. This is about getting humanity permanently
out of the hole it’s dug for itself.)
The democracies have managed to achieve the same
thing, by mismanagement and a bizarre insistence on
ignoring economic facts of all kinds. Poverty has been
on the increase for decades in the West and the net
result has been a few tacky press releases and infinite
self-congratulation by the senile, the sycophantic, and
the stupid. Nothing at all of any real value has been
done by these real-world addicts to address real world
issues; nor is that situation likely to change.
This is the Age of Imbecility in economic terms. As long
as system-driven economic disasters are tolerated,
they’ll get bigger and worse. The failure to recognize
the chronic obsolescence of the existing economic
system has led to failure in all areas of human
existence. The failure to recognize the approaching
extinction event of the old economy is the current
working model of future blunders.
Nor is the decision-making process any better. Big
ideas, the few still around, are put in the hands of
intellectual and moral weaklings. Illiterates scrabble to
find a few words to lie their tiny heads off about any
given situation. Disinformation is now a full scale
industry spending billions on creating misleading
nonsense about any given situation.
Nothing is actually achieved, solutions are ephemeral
at best, and the catastrophes keep rolling along. The
two dimensional approach to the unforgiving three
dimensional realities is doomed to fail.
With economic freedom, the default response to the
Big Lie is to tell it where to go and make sure it gets
there. Desperate people have to endure this pseudo-
intellectual rubbish; economically free people don’t
have to put up with a second of it.
Economic freedom is the ability to be oneself without
fear. Fear is the driver of economic realities as they
are now. Insecurity, financial pressures, constant
added pressures, you name it; it’s the antithesis of
A living wage is a game changer by definition for those
in the lower financial brackets. The managerial bottom-
feeders cease to have an influence. You can walk
away from a job that’s killing you with no qualms. You
can tell the maniac in accounts or the lunatic pedant in
your admin job where to go. You don’t have to fear
every new expense. You don’t have to fear the
consequences of following your better judgment in how
you live your life, either.
You can forget about those hideous incidents and
experiences trying to scrape a few bucks together to
deal with some new cash crisis. You can afford to be
healthy, happy, and carefree. You can even afford to
Beats crap out of the alternative.