Good movies!

31 03 2010

Just a quick entry today, this is the link to a very interesting documentary channel, they cover a lot of topics, from spirituality to economics, medicine, war, 9/11 … I had a brief look at a few docus and I think this site is definitely worth exploring if you’re interested in a bit more truth these days:

http://www.nuoviso.com/

And even though some of this stuff might seem to be quite outside our usual way of thinking, I could imagine that overall, these people are closer to the truth than the mainstream media. Enjoy!





Against the Economic Mainstream: Criticism and Alternative Ideas

1 04 2009

By Economicsfairy

So far I have only found German economists and thinkers who believe that our current economic system is doomed and that there are other options available. I hope that if you google long enough you’ll find some English translations of the books, speeches and interviews.

– Prof Bernd Senf (Berlin) is quite popular in the German media at the moment. He is one of the few who can explain the deep flaws of the interest rate system.

http://www.berndsenf.de

Interview about the causes for the current crisis (unfortunately, in German):

– there is also Prof. Wilhelm Hankel (Frankfurt), an expert on currencies. He thinks that the Euro was a big mistake and has also added to the current trouble.

– Prof. Margrit Kennedy (website in English, yes!)

http://www.margritkennedy.de/index.php?lang=EN

She is a real treasure because she believes that there are other ways to organise our economy, with “Interest and Inflation Free Money” (one of her books)

This is what she says on her website:

“Money allows the exchange of goods and services and, in doing so, becomes one of the most ingenious inventions of humankind.

However, few people understand how money functions. If they did understand, we would have a quite different monetary system immediately – one which would bring more social justice, better opportunities for a healthy environment and higher stability of currencies. Dealing with this subject is really worthwhile.”

Please check all this out – and find people who are working along the same lines from other parts of the world. Would be great to have all these valuable links on our website.





The story of stuff

31 03 2009

By Economicsfairy

Thanks to Jazzy, I came to see this here:

http://www.storyofstuff.com

It’s all about why our ideas of economics (see: “It’s the interest, stupid”) and consumerism can’t work in a finite world.

And how this consumerism started, how people started to seek “spiritual satisfaction” (I think that’s what we’re all after, even if we don’t know it) in shopping.  And how stupid a treadmill it is.

And also about what can be done (and what people already do), so it won’t leave you depressed.

Have a look (it’s really worth the 20 min), actually, it’s great fun!

And then: Do something.





The Venus Project

31 12 2008

By Economicsfairy

Dear all (Rishab would say: my dear favourite people in the universe 🙂

as time goes by, another year comes along, and I’ve hardly ever made up my thoughts about everything that happened this year!,  but still, I’ll be ready to make the most out of 2009  (I hope ;-).

Of course, this crisis will still be with us, I reckon for a few years at least. But we should really try and see it as a great opportunity to create a better way of living and working, producing and consuming, even though we all know that the odds are usually against that kind of dream.  

Anyway, to keep a long story short: Have you ever watched “zeitgeist addendum”??

www.zeitgeistmovie.com

I think it is even better than the first movie because everything in it can be proven, one can’t claim that it is “conspiracy rubbish”.  It’s all about how the IMF enslaves poorer countries in the name of “developing” them, about the global “corporatocracy” that really drives our corrupt politicians and their decisions – and what we can or could do in order to improve life on this planet.

I’m still not sure what I should think about the Venus Project, it might really be too utopian and therefore fail dramatically and, as usual, with bloodshed. But it sounds great!

So please have a look and tell me what you think. It’s described in the film.

Also, Rishab wants to introduce “Peace Economics” soon. I’m curious!

And I’ll contribute more about the way money is created and about the interest rate function soon, because this is something we have to change in the future. This is where most of the trouble comes from.

So, let’s hope for the best, folks – and see you soon here at spirinomics.wordpress.com.

Happy New Year 2009 🙂

Yours Economicsfairy





It’s okay that a crappy system dies: Let go!

17 11 2008

 By Economicsfairy

Right in the middle of today’s doom and gloom, I found this here: “The Five Stages of Collapse” (by someone who survived the fall of the Soviet system and therefore must know what he is talking about). He believes that “financial pyramid schemes and globalized comsumerism” are done. (Well, so do I 😉 And that’s the good part of the news, right?

http://www.energybulletin.net/node/47157

Anyway, even though the title may sound rather apocalyptic, it’s actually a great piece. It’s very honest about the current economic situation which I think is good because there is no point denying what’s happening all around us. Unfortunately, most of our politicians still pretend that they can do something to “rescue” the economies. Rescuing a nearly dead patient. They don’t seem to have understood the trouble we’re in or they don’t want to talk about it. Which is somehow funny, but also scary. I mean what does it help if you suffer from a terminal illness and you just try to make everyone believe that you are fine?

This piece is honest, but at the same time encouraging: It’s all about how the collapse will come and happen, about its different stages, how certain things are inevitable – but also full of hope.

It’s about how the extraordinary difficult times that we are entering can bring change – the change this world needs so badly. How people can help each other, what we can do to protect us, how neighbourhood support can develop, communities, “alternative living arrangements”, how we can learn to carry each other through this chaos when even the state might not be able to function properly at some point.

It is a kind of survival guide from an experienced surviver. A manual for collapse. About how we can live with less and develop characteristics that are better for us and the world.

We might even see the beginning of a new era if we manage to transform the coming chaos and possible darkness.

For the more “spiritual” people among you: Think of the situation as if the universe presented us with a great opportunity to train abilities like: letting go, taking care of each other, finding out about what truly matters … Not easy at all, but demanding. And fulfilling.

All right then, don’t you worry: Apocalypse, here we come!!!

And remember what the Chinese say: Embrace Tiger, Return to the Mountain … 😉





What the hell is Spirinomics?

1 11 2008

By Economicsfairy

 

Folks, there is so much going on in the world at the moment that one should write three articles every day about it. I would love to, but sorry, I just don’t have the time for it – and I’m so worried about the overall situation and potential underlying reasons that I need a lot of time already for finding out as much as possible on the background stories.

 

Anyway, I’m absolutely convinced that there never was a better time to think properly about “Spirinomics”. Didn’t we sense it already last year? I’m so proud of us J

 

State-Controlled Communism has collapsed and Unregulated Neoliberal Capitalism will collapse soon. Actually, both is good because both systems are not really honest about how humans behave.

 

Too much trust in “the state” doesn’t help because there are “bad” people at work who use their positions in the Leviathan sense.

 

Too much trust in “the market” doesn’t help because there are “bad” people at work who use their positions to exploit people.

 

It’s really simple. You don’t need many equations to figure this out.

 

So what the hell can we do??? Are we doomed???

 

I still don’t know if they are right, but there are spiritual people on this planet who claim that the root cause for all our troubles (including the collapse of economies) is that we THINK we are separated from each other, that we perceive us as separate entities. With labels such as nationality, religion, sex, class, …

 

But they say: It’s not true. It is an illusion.

 

And if we were able to overcome this illusion (for the economists: to get out of this kind of prisoners’ dilemma), the world would for sure become a better place.

 

Because if we fully believed that we are all one, we just couldn’t continue to treat each other badly. Why would you treat yourself badly?

 

There would be a change. Could this be Spirinomics?

 

I don’t know and don’t want to be too idealistic, but hey, Rish, Kat, Tea, we need a concept!

 

Haven’t heard from you for a while. Come on, write down your ideas. Let me know.

 

What needs to happen?

 

P.S. Some wise people said already years ago that 2008 – 2012 would be “the years of transformation”. I can only hope that we will use this time to bring about a positive change. There is a lot at stake. It will probably get very serious in the next years. So we need to be prepared J

 

P.S.2: www.paecon.net is still a very good link – remember?

And “The Power of Now” (by Eckhard Tolle) is a good start to try and cure all our neuroses that might ultimately destroy this planet if we don’t heal them properly.

 

 





700 billion dollar …

25 09 2008

By Economicsfairy

Thought that after all that sarcasm I should get back to business. What does it mean, 700 billion dollar, for the developing world and for ending the incredible hunger, violence and injustice on this planet?

700 billion dollar (and probably much more, who knows) …

… twice the size of the combined GDP of the 49 poorest countries in the world

… the equivalent of seven years of foreign aid

… 30 times the US aid budget

… 14 times the extra aid money needed to achieve the Millenium Development Goals

If it is possible to fundraise enough money to “fix the mistakes” of this financially and morally rotten US polit-business oligarchy, there must be money to end worldwide poverty as well.

We need to become more couragious and bold. And the Americans need to look after their “democracy” more carefully, in their own interest and in the interest of the worldwide community.

After all, whose planet is it?