I am a member of Costco. You know, that big bulk store that has everything from clothes, to batteries, to fresh seafood. That store. One of the perks of being a member is receiving the magazine, Costco Connection. It’s a magazine about Costco, its products, and general interest stories. One piece that is always included is a debate; such as “Are taxes being spent wisely?” – then two professionals with a pro or con type of response is highlighted. This is to allow a differing of viewpoints to be showcased. I like it.
Well I was perusing the magazine this evening and the question was “Does a country’s economic prosperity lead to happiness?” Now just on face value alone I quickly surmised that “yes” a country’s economic prosperity does lead to happiness. Of course I then read the responses by Arthur C. Brooks and also by Jeffrey Sachs.
Mr. Brooks believes in a free market, a responsible economy, and a non-wild west capitalistic system (where not just anything goes). He is focused on three principles — earned success, true fairness and helping those in need.
Mr. Sachs on the other hand believes in sustainable, global development. He is concerned about poverty, hunger, disease, unmet schooling, gender inequality, and environmental degradation across the world.
Now if you’ve read the debate in its entirety at the linked title above then you will notice that the magazine has basically pitted these two against each other.
My take on the whole thing is that a free market, based on capitalism as opposed to corporatism, is the best economic system around that will engender self-responsibility, pride in one’s accomplishments, and appreciation for others. The free market can be about one’s own success, the success of the team or a bit of both. It allows people to dream, to pursue, to accomplish, and to be proud of how one lived. It makes boys and girls into men and women who work hard for what they want which develops goal setting, confidence, and self-belief. Accomplishments in the free market also creates wealth. Wealth, created by those who are responsible citizens, creates jobs which people and society need to move forward. The flip-side is that wealth also fosters creative ideas and monetary donations to education centers, programs for those in difficult times, etc..
What we don’t need to do is to create a global society of hive-like workers who only get their basic needs met. Those who use words like “sustainable development”, “environmental degradation”, and “Millennium Development Goals” need to be watched closely. Why? Because these are the very global government entities that want the cultures of the world to be less independent and more dependent on a global government. A true free market is about freedom, prosperity, and independence. On the other hand a sustainable, global civilization is about reliance, conformity, and obedience. Be untrusting of anyone who wants a global society because that will only lead to the homogenization of race, culture, and family in the end. We will all be the same.
We need to keep the nations of the world independent. Fellow countrymen and women know what’s best for their own people. A global bureaucracy does not and never will. Something of that nature will only know how to feed, house, and clothe a global society and that does not foster happiness. That fosters dependent humans. It is the independent nation that follows the sound principles of a free market (earned success, true fairness and helping those in need) that will be prosperous. A responsible people that trades within and with other nations while following an environmentally sound set of guidelines is a strong and beautiful nation. We all know this to be true.
I support Mr. Brooks opinion and literature on this matter over Mr. Sachs. Sachs is a globalist. Even though he may have the best of intentions I believe that globalists are caught up in some type of futuristic, blind euphoria that doesn’t take any consequences of freedom, liberty, and choices into real consideration. Anyone who wants to ensnare an entire planet of beings under an umbrella of governance is someone who must be watched.
Beyond the economic prosperity question that pertains to this blog entry have you ever wondered why we must take on the entire globe with so many policies and actions; such as education, food, environment, etc.? I mean one would think that there is an easier solution to all this, right? There is. It’s called population control. Instead of dumbing people down with watered-down schooling, telling them what to eat and how much, and telling them where to live and how to live all we need is a form of population control. The world’s people do not need a global government. They need immigration and population control. That is the answer. With that then all those sick globalists won’t be able to take over and destroy humanity’s great races, cultures, and families.
I know that population control is a hot potato topic. But I would much rather hash that out any day than to take over the world, its people, and how they live. That is the best and least controversial way to go about balancing out our planet and its resources as opposed to brainwashing everyone on every level of existence.
Just remember that once the global-powers-that-be have the world in a complete state of compliance then, and only then, will they institute a form of population control. By then it will be too late and you and yours will have been assimilated into the hive culture of non-thinking dopes.
Let the free market reign!