The benefit of not being in the 1%

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As income inequality continues to increase on a global level based on my theory of valuenomics the 99% are at less of a risk to be adversely affected by a global financial collapse.

Here's why the 1% will absorb the brunt of the pain of an economic Armageddon.


The value held as wealth is fake value. That includes currencies, precious metals and jewels.

Value derived from nature is real value. real value includes food, water, shelter and clothing.

Some real value is derived and value added since a shelter is built from real value materials that come from nature.

Human beings are forced into financial slavery or jobs by the failed social science of economics which is a unique type of pyramid scheme.

Job holders are given fake value usually in the form of currency in exchange for their labor.

Fake value is used to acquire real value like food.

As long as human beings are willing to exchange fake value for real value the system of exchange works.

Value equals Nature which sustains all Life.

When fake value doesn't exist or is no longer acceptable the value system becomes 100% real value.

No one will exchange their food for money or precious metals or jewels or securities etc.

The financial collapse of the world will only effect the 1%

Human beings will merely adjust and convert to a real value systems.

This will increase efficiency and reduce waste.

It will also require the restoration, repair and growth of nature.

The world will take stock of all real value and balance what is available with what is needed so that supply equals demand.

Today supplies and demands are throttled by economics to generate fake value for the few.

V=N=L will correct the inequality of accumulated fake value.






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Ari Silverstein Added Aug 13, 2017 - 7:18am
So long as I can buy what I need/want with currencies, precious metals and jewels all that stuff is has value.   Should Armageddon occur, I agree 100% with your theory that all of that stuff won’t have value.  In the interim, you might as well be preaching to a wall because nobody but the truly crazy will give up their valuables for nothing in return. 
As for the inequality, how do you figure it’s getting worse?  Thanks to higher taxes on the wealthy and more free stuff for the poor (that never gets counted in inequality calculations I see) I think we’re all getting more equal.  So unless we aspire to like Venezuelans where everyone is uniformly poor, I think it’s high time we embrace inequality rather than attempt to stamp it out by targeting the successful for extra taxation. 
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Aug 13, 2017 - 7:44am
I was always living on what we call the basis of existence (taking Western definitions as a measure). My nature allowed and allows me to not value consumer goods very high, and so I could allow myself not to work too much and not being forced to enslave myself for more than a couple of years when I was around 30 at a 9 to 5 job.
Since youth I focused on seeing and experiencing the world as good as those limited finances allowed me to, and if not, I simply worked wherever I found work to get by and travel on afterwards.
Now, at 59, I still haven't progressed in terms of wealth, but I found homes in various parts in the world where I have family or am welcome to stay in old age.
My minimal pension that would not allow me to exist back home enables that in those places. And since I have small business going, that also gives additional security.
Seen that way: I don't own much more than my memories, a couple of computers and a guitar, but I consider myself to be one of the 1% which made the max of life in terms of freedom and experience.
Dino Manalis Added Aug 13, 2017 - 8:11am
An economic crash would hurt all of us, especially the poor and middle class.  Chronic stagnation and quantitative easing have exacerbated inequality, because economic opportunities are minimal and limited to the top.  The money has stopped trickling, because people and businesses are scared to invest in these uncertain turbulent times.  That's why we need pro-business pro-growth policies and more peace and stability in the world to strengthen consumer and business sentiment and spending.
George N Romey Added Aug 13, 2017 - 9:01am
The smart ones have prepared with hard assets. The dumb ones still think their paper wealth is actually worth something. Me I'd take being the 1% any day. Hopefully I'd be smart enough to enjoy life & see the future,
Coral Atlas Added Aug 13, 2017 - 10:44am
Wealth is wishful thinking and fake value hoarded by the 99%.
Fake value is a huge growing long term mirage that will be blown away in seconds as natures real value is being destroyed.
Fake value can be exchanged for natures real value.
Financial slaves (job holders) are paid fake value which they use to exchange for real value in order to remain alive.
Climate change is killing the planet and reducing natures real value.
We human beings are the least significant as a species on the planet but the most destructive.
The human species will become just another casualty off the endangered species list.

Value equals Nature which sustains all Life.
As we humans kill nature we kill Life by reducing natures real value.
Jeff Jackson Added Aug 13, 2017 - 10:50am
Unfortunately, the 1% who own the fake value are making the economic decisions of our economies, and they are making decisions to keep themselves rich, and to keep you and all of your ilk poor. They're making "poor" choices, and choosing to keep you poor.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Aug 13, 2017 - 12:36pm
I think Jeff is right. The only choice is a personal one: Keep out of that chain as good as possible - wherever you are and however you do it. Restrict your desires to a minimum in order to become as independent as possible.
Coral Atlas Added Aug 13, 2017 - 12:50pm
Jeff, Stone
you must distinguish between need and want as well as real value and fake value. If your breathing you have enough real value to live.
We all are forced to need fake value as well in order to acquire real value.
Jobs are financial slavery for which workers receive fake value.
Those who depend more directly on natures real value appreciate sustainability, adequacy and sufficiency.
Happiness and health are cost free but not care free.
Those without surplus learn to do more with less.
Those with fake value surplus learn to want more and waste more.
Fake value is a lien against natures real value thus the yachts acquired with fake value prevent children from eating.
Nature is as abundant as we care for nature to be.
Right now the human species is destroying nature at a rapidly increasing rate.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Aug 13, 2017 - 1:51pm
Fake value is a lien against natures real value thus the yachts acquired with fake value prevent children from eating.
True, but: How to change and WHO to change ?
Katharine Otto Added Aug 14, 2017 - 1:11pm
I agree with what you say about fake value and real value and our being economic slaves.  Work less, earn less, spend less, consume less, waste less, and pay less in taxes. 
I also agree that the one percent would suffer most in an economic collapse, but the foundations would also crumble under the weight of the penthouses.  Too many people are dependent on the system as it is.  In Venezuela, for instance, the move toward urbanization and salaried jobs paralleled the working "class'" giving up their land (or having it bought, stolen, or polluted out from under them).  Now they no longer have the option of growing their own food (real value). International investors helped engineer that disaster, with the starving masses caught in the middle.  The best option for the Venezuelan people would be to abandon the cities and reclaim their farms while the overlords duke it out in international markets.
Coral Atlas Added Aug 14, 2017 - 1:37pm
Katherine - I can see you are an out of the box thinker.
My philosophy/theory of valuenomics is a template for converting from a fake value  system to a real value system.
Restoring and repairing and optimizing natures real value is the core principal of valuenomics.
Value equals Nature which sustains all Life.
Valuenomics can easily be implemented in small chunks now albeit gradually.
For example converting an organization to public service non-profit begins the process of transformation from economics to valuenomics.
Removing fake value increase the accessibility of real value for all human beings as well as all other life forms.
Eliminating fake value and increasing efficiency via automation, AI and robotics reduces waste and eliminates financial slavery or jobs.
It can be done in small chunks.
Agriculture has always been a direct relationship between human beings and nature.
Industrialization created a dependence on capitalists and fake value to sustain ourselves.
Tools have a place in human society but have not been used for the benefit of all life on the planet.
Thus we've created the inefficiency and waste we have today.
The few gluttons thrive on fake value while the masses are forced to become financial slaves to obtain fake value in order to exchange it for natures real value.
The masses live with fluctuating needs deficits while the few in power live in self indulgence and waste.
Children starve to death while the wealthy sail around in their yachts.
Phil Greenough Added Aug 15, 2017 - 9:04am
Assume I’m a wealthy person and agree with your theory that wealth is fake value, what happens next?  Should I give away my money, live in a shack and go dumpster diving for my meals?
Assume I’m not a wealthy person and agree with your theory that wealth is fake value, what happens next?  Should I desire to remain poor and have my kids grow up poor too?
Coral Atlas Added Aug 15, 2017 - 10:51am
Those who have an abundance of fake wealth should convert it to natures real value for the benefit of the public at large.
Hoarded fake value inhibits the creation and distribution of real value as in my example of yachts versus food.
Those who have less fake value are considered poor or middle class and constitute the 99%
Some of the 99% want more than they need and even sacrifice what they need for more, like an expensive automobile purchased with fake value that has been borrowed at a high interest rate (more fake value)
Those who profit are adding fake value to their coffers.
All who receive fake value are not the few however. Workers who hold jobs to obtain fake value are financial slaves. Financial slavery is common in industrialized areas of the planet.
Being poor is an artificial stigma imposed by oligarchs/capitalists that induces the masses of human beings to seek jobs and to become financial slaves.
Those with access to less fake value are more dependent on real value (agriculture)
Fake value now plays a large role in the acquisition and exchange of natures real value due to industrialization. Pollution, climate change, value inequality and all the problems humanity faces today are products of economics.
If fake value were to be eliminated the cost of the middle men who are the few who control the masses would be eliminated.
The utility of natures real value would be much closer to 100% and inefficiency and waste would be substantially reduced.
There are many subtle trade-offs that benefit everyone under valuenomics.
The good news is valuenomics can be implemented in small chunks.
For example converting a for profit entity to public service and non-profit. This doesn't change the utility or purpose of an organization but eliminates the costs of fake value.
The employees of such an entity can be discharged via automation yet be subsidized as public servants going forward.
Without the burden of financial slavery human beings can educate themselves and improve their skills. Volunteerism will allow individuals to accrue travel benefits. All the costs of a normal healthy life will be borne by the public service sector and the non-profit institutions who support that sector.
There will be bumps and peaks and valleys but there will also be momentum as fake value diminishes and the emphasis on real value repairs, replenishes and renovates natures real value.
The key is to gradually free financial slaves and then allow them to work voluntarily as public servants.
The coal miners might be a good place to start.

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