As capitalism continues its predicted downward slide, more [smart] people and organizations are beginning to look at how that slide is effecting people and how those effects further threaten the global economy.
One of those organizations is McKinsey& CO. I’m posting a series of posts about their report POORER THAN THEIR PARENTS? FLAT OR FALLING INCOMES IN ADVANCED ECONOMIES. Data in this report illustrate really good news: as more people realize capitalism is in trouble (if not doomed) from attacks on a number of fronts, more people are looking for alternatives. And so far, a growing number of people are beginning to look at Copiosis and realize it offers a compelling replacement.
Back to the report: According to research, in the United States, where I live, single mothers are 20 times more represented among the lowest-income households as they are in the highest-income ones. For many readers this is probably a no brainier. But implications of this statistic area far reaching.
Another group hard hit by flagging capitalism are the less educated and less skilled people. These people are “…more likely than those who [are economically] advancing to support nationalist political parties such as France’s National Front or, in the United Kingdom, to support the move to leave the European Union.”
So we have the virtuous cycle of people hard hit by eroding capitalism, choosing ideologies which further erode the system, which further effects people, which creates a greater need for an alternative. I call this a virtuous cycle because we are in need of a better way of running society. We have the means to make such a switch. All we need is the will. And that requires a compelling alternative.
Some wonder why it is people can’t rise out of poverty. They often point to poverty-stricken people as a point-of-blame for their trouble. What isn’t as often acknowledged are the systemic challenges than create lack of opportunity for many of these folk. This lack of opportunity often creates a malaise among those in poverty, leading to a sense of hopelessness, helplessness and efficacy-deficits those other income brackets don’t face.
However, as I’ve pointed out elsewhere, these symptoms of the poverty-stricken are now being increasingly being felt by middle class people the world over as they face a litany of undesirable outcomes in their collective “what is”, a “what is” fueled by capitalism’s downfall.
This is all good news.
Back to single mothers and the poverty stricken: In response to a well-thought-out critique of Copiosis, I describe the origin of most crime in the world as a feeling-condition made up of efficacy-deficits and how they arise. I believe these efficacy-deficits are passed on from generation to generation, giving rise to a large amount of the crime seen in the world. Because Copiosis solves this efficacy-deficit directly and from a number of fronts, we can make the claim that we eliminate most crime in the world once Copiosis becomes the dominant economic system. Want more detail than that? Download the critique and turn to page 11.
Unless we understand where and why crime happens, it can’t be eliminated. But that doesn’t mean its elimination is impossible.