Richard's Notes for what they are worth
- Switch from feudal social/economic structure to capitalism/socialism
- Ability for people to be able to communicate with people everywhere in the nation
- Create many small businesses through the Manufacturing villages Program
Although our current interesting times may never previously occurred so probably anything before 1500 has little bearing on today or tomorrow. What the Greeks and Romans did is more important militarily than socially to today's world.
Much of what we believe as the most basic of beliefs is mostly propaganda of the feudal class
Here are some of the changes coming soon:
- Generational changes
- Feudalism not cutting it for a good society - things are starting to break down in the 2020's
- Science and technology have change dramatically in the 2000's
- Perception of "quality of life" being a balance to "life at any cost"
- Need for jobs in the same tax jurisdictions as consumption or, more simply, jobs here produce taxes whereas outsourced jobs do nothing for our country
- End of economic influence of WWII - this certainly involves the dollar being the international standard
- How do the warriors, intellectuals, and tribal psychological profiles work with each other
- Unaffordable, on a national basis, health care
- Population and climate
PlanUSA looks at these and other issues with the underlying philosophies and implementable solutions. Arbitrary solutions and attitudes will waste whatever resources are available. Only coordinated investment and social attitudes give any reasonable hope of the good life after all settles down.
Adam Smith was not an economist, rather a societal observer. He lived in a time where the most powerful, and European powers ran the world. He is rarely wrong. He did not, however, have steam transportation, electronic communications, a widely educated middle-class who began to live long enough to be educated, etc. He was aware of the many philosophers of his period. And people like Thomas Jefferson had his books in their libraries. And, although many changes form our modern society, much of what Smith observed is still true.
We are still living under the European class and feudal structures. Generally, the Republicans want to maintain the feudal structure allowing for dynasties. Adam Smith noted the feudal lords, king/government, and townspeople are always in conflict. Obviously, smaller government favors the feudal lords.
The main difference between the 1930's Depression and the current situation of wealth declines is the amount of wealth throughout the world. And, yes, I can explain why the 1930 Depression happened and why Hoover was wrong, which is too bad as he was a good engineer but not politian.
A main issues with increasing population is can and what can be consumed.
Small Government - A wish of the feudal lords
Traditionally, societies have a three way conflict:
- Feudal lords
- Urban population and democracy
- The king or government
Although this conflict had to start in agrarian times where feudal lords were not interested in a money economy and anything the king did usually involved taxes, both of which were annoying to the feudal lords.
Urban populations voting are just anathema to the feudal lords who thought they ran society. Also the king rarely did anything to improve urban life, the king probably was disliked by the urban population as much as their distaste for feudalism.
Today, the conflict is still the same, just substitute corporate ownership for agriculture.
Very simply, government regulations are really the desires of the middle-class at the expense of the feudal lords and the feudal lords recognize this and try to use government for their desires at the expense of the average citizen.
Here's a simple example: plowing snow. If the feudal lords had their choice, the government would never waste money clearing snow. The voters, on the other hand, are known for un-electing people who don't clear the streets.
People in favor of smaller government really never understand why the peasants want to live a decent life. If they want to live a good life the peasants need to find a way to be a feudal lord.
Is the American Dream to be a feudal lord or live a good life with their families and friends?
Hard to describe, but basically the relationship of consumers to each other, like a big net. Turmoil usually results until all the connections reach a stasis.
Sort of like who can afford a plumber.
A feudal normalization is very different from a capitalist normalization.
- Until Renormalization finishes everything is a mess.
Since PlanUSA is a large project, people are important.
Adam Smith wrote "The Wealth of Nations" in the 1750's, and while Jefferson had a copy in his library the industrial revolution was just a young progression. His observations, mostly still correct today, didn't have 21st century transportation, communications, and education. today, almost anything can be made anywhere and, if not, can be shipped much faster and at low cost..
Manufacturing Villages are the way of the future for entrepreneurs who cannot possibly learn all required to run a small manufacturing business. A Manufacturing village is centered on central services for up to ten small manufacturers in very close proximity to each other. Each Village is a franchise for quality control
We can basically manufacture 90% of what is made in China. It may take ten years to replace what is imported.
Tariffs have always been around to protect local industries. The idea of eliminating tariffs only benefits the feudal lords.
After WWI the U.S. wanted the dollar to replace the gold standard. The British wanted a gold standard to protect their empire.
Thousands of people and their families are successful small business owners. These are the people can be the basis for many Manufacturing Villages. Who are these small business successes? Cable channels such as CNBC World have shows like "Blue Collar Millionaires" or "The Profit" on MSNBC. Plenty of good people out there.