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Our Revels Now Are Ended
on August 28, 2014
The Heist could have easily been made into a series that would delve in much more history and detailed analysis of what went wrong with the US economy in 2007 and 1929, so as to not just be mostly a documentary about America's frustrations with its aristocracy and its privatized and injurious monetary system, but to offer different solutions and ask daring 'what if' questions. What if usury is banned altogether by a Constitutional amendment and a one time 'jubilee' is engineered to annihilate all consumer and mortgage debt, for example. Thereafter we would conduct our economics with a stable currency such as gold and instead of the credit score we would espouse a savings score.
We could also bring our manufacturing back over time by insisting that every foreign-made product sold in the United States is properly labelled with an economic impact score. A EIS score of 0 would mean that outside of consumptive value the product brings no benefit to the US middle class economy and only benefits Walmart and their Chinese widget manufacturer. A score of 10 would mean that the product is of equal benefit to the US middle class economy, it's manufacturer, and their middlemen, whoever they may be. The rules of the market place would still apply and may the best product win, but we need a national consciousness about what we consume and how it affects our future. Every consumer product is also political. We should know who exactly is profiting from every product and by how much. We can have an efficient and productive economy minus an economic heist a minute.
Of note in the Heist is a short reference to Bill Clinton's role in the legalization of derivative financial instruments, the one blow that stands out among among all others as a presidential sign-off to a pillage larger than all other pillages throughout human civilization, combined. One has to ask, who did Bill Clinton think he was working for? If he had been a bus driver, and we were passengers on his bus, then he got paid to run us off a cliff. How much more corruption can we take?
Time for a major political revamp. No more ivory towers, no more usury.