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Carlton Buford
May 30, 2021
In Disney/Six Flags in Classroom
Yeah, what would that be???? Is that even possible. Really, what would have to be happening in our schools all across America, where if students had a choice, they would choose to go to school rather than take a trip to Disney land or Six Flags. Is that even a discussion that is a part of reality? Yes, that is a discussion that is a part of reality. Here is what would be going on in school that would make students want to freely choose to go to school rather than take a trip to Disney Land or Six Flags: Students are discovering who they uniquely are as a person and why that is so valuable Students are discovering what their super powers are, how to master them and how to show off their super powers to their family, friends and loved ones Students are discovering how and where to use their super powers to make the world a much better place and at the same time build wealth and success for their family and community Items 1 - 3 are achieved every day through a lesson plan structured to implement a curriculum in a hilariously challenging, interesting and fun, entrepreneurial role play game framework, where students take on various roles of running or operating a company or projects required to achieve a business outcome. Students acting out their roles in the simulated business game framework, allows students to learn and master lesson plan curriculum objectives - but now in the context of using their super powers in roles achieving responsibilities in the face of challenges requiring creative solutions, working with and compromising with others while achieving their business simulation goals which simultaneously achieves their curriculum and daily lesson plan goals and objectives. This process cements learning, because learning is now associated with their identity, their super powers, discovering where they will use their super powers in the world and being able to show these super powers off in action (role playing) in front of the family, friends and loved ones. Over the course of a year, students will have had the opportunity to try many different roles in the entrepreneurial and business environment. Trying them on and trying them out, getting live and practical experience and feedback to determine and evaluate for themselves, along with feedback from others, who they are , what are they good at, what and where do they like using their super powers to best solve problems or capitalize on opportunities. I don't know about you, but nothing even remotely was happening like that where i went to school or even when i got to college. The question is why not???? This is how we learn and how we love to learn. At the end of the day we are all selfishly interested in who we are, how is this benefiting me, how can I use what i am doing to help me make my life better and then and only then I can feel comfortable focusing on how I can use who I am to make the world a better place. As I was growing up my mind was always wondering, like why am I here and what am i going to use this stuff for. Even if I am not going to use it again, at least can we do something with it so that I can see the value in it on a practical level, not just discuss it and answer some questions. The tools and resources we have available to us now in the world for allowing this type of education are endless and available so that every child in America can experience this type of education, independent of zip code. Our schools and their facilities should in effect be transformed into effective movies studios supporting this type of education process. The information technology, gaming and Holly Wood Studios and News Media (CNN, FOX, etc) would be enlisted to develop content, platforms, automated processes and procedures through Blockchain Ecosystems to automate the performance capturing, evaluation and grading process as much as possible, so that student (actors) and Teachers/Administrators (directors/producers) can focus on performing, achieving, correcting and mastering curriculum goals and objectives through entrepreneurial role play. I describe this fresh new framework for upgrading the education process all across America in the Economic Gospel for the United States of America, the National Economic Strategy for the USA. This process is not just for kids from economically disadvantaged environments. I believe the wealthiest schools systems in America need this, crave something like this. It is achievable, but will require that we work together as a nation to make this happen. The big word used in education over the past decade has been Reimagine Education. You Reimagine This.....You wake up today with your family, your kids are about to go off to school and you say to them, hey kids, I'm taking off work today, I called into school and I told your teachers you would not be there today, I am going to take you to Six Flags today, we will be there all day, from the time it opens, until the time they close, what do you think.............and they say to you..........Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaduuuuuugh, Mooooooooooomuuuuuuugh...........what did you do???? Oh no!!!! We want to go to school, Today I am going to be.............and I will be doing..............and etc.........CAN YOU REIMAGINE THAT????? YOUR KIDS SAYING THAT?????????? THAT'S REIMAGINING EDUCATION!!!!!! LET'S DO THIS!!!!
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Carlton Buford
May 30, 2021
In It's The Price Stupid!!!!
In strategic sectors of the US economy, the price of goods and services in the US economy are far in excess of what is economically affordable for the bottom 80% of consumers in the US economy. These strategic goods and services include housing, healthcare, education, transportation, insurance and retirement. An economy is weak, broken and uneconomic if consumer price levels for these most important goods and services are too high, on course to bankrupt most consumers in the US economy in the next 3 - 5 years, if the status quo uneconomic policies and conditions set by both the democrats and the republicans, continues on a going forward basis. On the surface, the US economy looks strong and resilient because loan default rates are low and demand for housing, education, transportation, healthcare, etc... is strong and America is set to have one of the strongest economic recoveries in decades. But if you look just one or two layers under the surface of the US economy what you will notice is that the US economy only looks resilient and strong because the US government has been flooding the US economy's coffers with tens of hundreds of billions of dollars each year beginning in the early 1980s, to keep the uneconomic US economy growing, financing uneconomic growth making the economy look strong and resilient. To do this, the price of goods and services that most consumers care most about, became more and more expensive each year. Ever since the The Global Credit Crisis and Great Recession of 2007 - 2008, the amount of financing that the government has to lend to consumers and businesses to keep the uneconomic US economy growing is in the multiple of trillions of dollars each year. Because America has not taken the time to repair or fix the market failures in the US economy that makes the economy uneconomic and more expensive every year, the government needs to borrow even more from itself to help consumers and businesses pay for their more expensive consumption and more expensive investment each year. This unsustainable rapidly growing uneconomic growth supported by catastrophically higher borrowing and debt accumulation by consumers and business in support of this economic insanity is not sustainable. The mother of all financial collapses awaits America and the world if we do not correct this over the next 3 - 5 years. One of the primary drivers of the uneconomic price levels in the US economy is the Market Power and Leverage that the supply side of the US economy (Corporations and Investors) has "OVER" consumers in America. As an example, the price of oil, food, housing and transportation this year up at rates we have not seen since the great inflation of the 1970s. Why is this? Do we have shortages in oil, food, housing and transportation. No, not at the level that would cause inflation to spike to levels not seen in 50 years. Consumer and general demand levels in the economy have not even begun to return to 2019 levels and here we are in 2021, so how in the hell are we so so so so so so supply constrained now? What is happening is that the supplier in the US economy are purposely with holding supply, to support prices at these high levels to recoup losses that they may have incurred during the pandemic in 2020 or simply constraining supply (Capital Discipline) to increase their profits "BECAUSE THEY CAN". In supply side industries this is called Capital Discipline. I call it capital bullshit (or Crony Capitalism). It is purposely withholding supplies from the market to maximize profits, using the pandemic as an excuse to say production cannot be ramped up to meet demand, and supply chains are tight and all of this is out of our hands. The traders on wall street and in commodity market get wind of this capital discipline (a hidden signal between manufacturing industry and the trading community - Not really hidden if you know the language, when this is happening, just go to Wall Street Journal, turn on CNBC or Bloomberg and you will here analyst talking day and night about capital discipline and how, why or how long they expect supplier to keep Capital Discipline policies in place)and the begin bidding up commodity prices in these strategic sectors and now everyone starts to talk about a commodity market super cycle developing in oil, agriculture, metals, etc......You see we have a self fulfilling prophesy, indirect market collusion on the supply side, that no one ever calls out. Everyone in the industry knows about this but never says anything, but why would they, they benefit wildly from these actions. Most consumers are not aware of this, they are drinking the Kool-Aid that supply side industries and Wall Street are feeding us through the economic media. Now government regulators are very aware of this, but they do not say anything or make a big issue about this because, many of them are in bed with the supply side industries and too, since most consumers are unaware of this, they are not being held accountable for calling the supply side industries out on this anticompetitive behavior that is robbing and bankrupting consumers and consumptions in the US economy, making the US economy even more uneconomic than it already is. The capital discipline that we see producers or suppliers of products and services in the US economy doing now, is what they have been doing over the past 40 years, supporting price levels in the US economy that are far in excess of their economically affordable levels for US consumers. The recovery from the pandemic just brings to light what they have been doing over the past 40 years, completely wide open for everyone to see, the problem is that consumers are not aware of this anticompetitive behavior. They just think that it is the invisible hand of the free, competitive and fair market that Ronald Reagan and the republicans have preached to us about or should we say, lied to us about over the past 40 years. In many ways i believe this Covid-19 pandemic was a message being sent to us by the forces of nature and the universe, giving us an opportunity to see how our economy works, what is wrong with it and what we need to do to correct it before its too late. What if there were a way for consumers to band together in the marketplace, all across the US economy and were able to exert their purchase power decision leverage in the market place against suppliers of commodities, cars, insurance, housing, Healthcare, etc... signaling their intentions to withhold purchases from suppliers who are withholding production to support already uneconomical and unaffordable market prices in the US economy..........or use their collective nationwide purchasing decision power leverage to signal to specific suppliers, their intentions to withhold purchases of their products and services, if suppliers keep their current uneconomical and unaffordable price levels where they are today, ....etc..... What if consumers could do this, it would level the playing field in the market place, where national and global suppliers of products and services have significant Market Power and Privilege in the market place and have absolutely no incentive to compete and give consumers the competitive and affordable economic prices that they deserve in the market place. Well, the Good New is Here, the Economic Gospel for the USA is here to tell you that the technology for doing this in America and around the world is here and can be used to do this. Its called Blockchain. You have heard about it already in many forms. Bitcoin is based on a blockchain technology that allows people to transfer money to each other. Wall Mart and many large corporations are and have been using Blockchains more recently here to make their operations, super crazy more efficient, with the ability to reduce processes that once took several weeks to complete, now only taking 2 seconds to complete. Most of the uses of Blockchain today are for applications on the supply side of the economy, that again, allow these companies to save tens or hundreds of billions of dollars per year, but do you think they tell consumers and pass those big savings onto consumers in the form of lower and more affordable prices??? I think you already know....... Why hasn't someone suggested how American consumers can use blockchain to make our economy more economic, creating economic conditions and an economy that works best for everyone. No one has told us because our economy is broken, our economy is immoral, our economy is rigged to work for and maximize value for the shareholder in the US economy at the expense financial destruction of the bottom 80%. It is not in the financial interest of the status quo on the right or the left to bring this up or even think about such a bold yet workable solution, that will bring true equity to the market not by executive order or congressional mandate, but rather by leveling the actual supply and demand playing field at the transaction level in the market place, so the economy is incentivized to work best for everyone based on true, live and dynamic supply and demand on equal and transparent competitive terms. Today, the federal government has the power and the coordinating resources to partner with private industry to create a national blockchain for consumers in strategic industries where market prices for products and services that consumers care the most about and are at price levels far in excess of consumer affordability levels, for the bottom 80% of consumers in the US economy. Block chains create a network of buyers and sellers in markets that creates 100% transparency, accountability and have the ability to exert leverage in market place transaction with its smart contracts, which automate the conditions of buying and selling in the market place, based on conditions set by users of the Blockchain. Federal, state and local policy conditions and constraints can be imbedded in the block chain so that democracy based economic strategy and policy agreed to by legislatures at different levels in conjunction with the private sector - will allow economic strategy and policy to be applied dynamically and instantaneously in the marketplace, affecting transactions for the products and services that American care about most. With the blockchain, we now have the ability to create a digital currency that works for the economy, making the economy work best for all consumers and all businesses, at the level of buying and selling everyday, dynamically in the market place, with no delays and no back room deals or regulators looking the other way or suppliers colluding indirectly using capital discipline to create commodity super cycles, bankrupting US consumers, with soaring commodity prices that are artificially being bid up to pad profits for corporations and investors. Blockchain technology will be used as part of a national economic strategy lead by the president of the united states, similar to what was done by president Biden to get the Covid-19 pandemic under control. I discuss this in the National Economic Strategy that I have proposed to America, its called the Economic Gospel for the United States of America. The technology for saving America and the world from Polarization and Selfish destruction is here. We have to grab it and use it for the righteous causes in our economy and our society, TODAY, to Win America's future for current and future generations of Americans, before its too late!!!!!!!!!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayuuuuuugh!!!!!!!!!!! Let's Do this!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carlton Buford
May 24, 2021
In Free Lunch & Moral Hazards
Over the last 40 years, a significant portion of the white working class has gotten a small taste of what African Americans have experienced during their first 350 years in America, which is 90% of America's existence on this planet Now the Big Big lie that started in the early 1980's, by Ronald Reagan and the republican party is that the US economy is actually strong and resilient and works best if government simply gets out of the way and lets the invisible hand of the private sector, heal and grow the economy, allocating capital through out the economy based on an economy that is economic, strong having the insight to know how to fund the economy in the most equitable and productive way possible. This lie, over the last 40 years created the greatest wealth inequality in the history of the world and the greatest catastrophic private sector debt pile on a per GDP basis, that the world has ever seen. This means that the crazy catastrophically massive wealth pile that the wealthiest top 10% of Americans are hoarding and sitting upon is only worth a small fraction of what the market is showing us today. Over this 40 year period, wealth transfer from the bottom 80% to the top 10% has been well over $50 Trillion. This explains how the wealth and livelihood of the bottom 80% has been hallowed out over the past 40 years. It is the primary reason that many of our white brothers and sisters in the bottom 80% have now begun to get a, small taste, on a massive levels, all over America, more specifically over the past 10 - 20 years, what African Americans have experienced during their first 350 years here in America. The big big lie, told white Americans over the past 40 years, that if you work hard, keep your head down, go with the flow, you will be OK, because this is America, we have the greatest economy in the world, and when those at the top do well, this economy is just, right and strong and will lift up the boats of all the Yacht's and the Ship's of the wealthy and well connected as well as the paddle boats of the average American family. Not only did this not happen. Many white Americans lost their boats, homes jobs and others assets, with no help coming from no where, over the last 20 years and nothing in the foreseeable future. The Big Big lie is a double whammy, because the republicans told them to trust the private sector and to keep the government out of the private sector, what this did was to give business, corporate America and the financial system the excessive market power to royally screw middle and lower class America, because the policies put in place by corporate America and Wallstreet has allowed Corporate America and investors to destroy competitive economic protections for consumers, the middle class and small and medium size businesses, leaving many white middle aged working class with no jobs, no job opportunities, no retirement and no help from the government because they believed corporate America and investors, that big government is bad, and they should not be supporting policies that give help and handouts to those who fall through the cracks. If they fall through the cracks its because they did not try and they are just getting what they deserve. Now the big new lie is a continuation of the Big Big old lie. The big new lie still contends that the US economy is strong, healthy and allocating capital in the best way humanly possible based on the free and fair market principles of capitalism, etc.... but the bumps in the road that we have experienced over the past 10 - 20 years where white Americans have lost homes, jobs, retirement, standard of living, etc...has nothing to do with capitalism or any market failures in the US economy, the primary cause for the white working classes woes are the immigrants, lazy and ungrateful African Americans and the crazy immoral environmental lefties that have stole your jobs and any new opportunities that you might have now or in the future because big government is favoring them over you. This is the foundation of the new big lie that the republican party has been pushing over the last 10 - 20 years. Victimizing and creating a cult like following from these Americans precisely because if they were to use any logic, any science, any rational thought about what has happened to them financially and what they are being sold to today, by the republican party of Donald Trump or the republican party of of the past 40 years, they are all based on the principle lie and distraction that takes peoples eyes off of the ball that the US economy is really the problem. The US economy is a consumption and investment Ponzi scheme that allows the rich and the well connected to make out like bandits while an increasingly larger and larger percentage of he population is going broke and getting robbed blindly with their eyes wide open. The big issue here though, is not that we want to gang up on the rich guys and take their money and throw them in Jail. We can't do that. We need them as badly as they need us. We need to all get on the same team before its too late for all of us. In a Ponzi Scheme, eventually everyone looses, big time. It's in all of our interest, to work together to make the US economy work best for everyone while that opportunity still exists for all of us. So Trump supporters, Aftifa, Bidden supporter, whoever, we are in the last inning both financial and environmentally. We have about 3 - 5 years to get this ship steering in the right direction before it becomes fundamentally to late to prevent the ship from going over the water fall. It's time out for all this Kindergarten and Jr. High behavior by grown ass adults in America. We have to come together as brothers and sisters in a fight to save our economy and our environment by first saving our relationships with each other. If we cannot love one another like we would like others to love us, we are doomed to the burning fires of hell on earth, literally, global warming and a permanent global financial collapse. We have time to fix this but it requires all hands on deck and everyone working together as family, not savagely fighting and killing each other because we don't look, think, act or talk alike. When we look at a rain bow or listen to the diverse and different instruments and sounds in a 100 piece orchestra - do we frown and think negatively the colors or sounds are different? No, different is not bad. Different is beautiful, when differences make the time and put in the investment necessary to blend and create the harmony and synergy that creates value added absolutely unachievable, if the time and investment spent to create those harmonies and synergies were left undone. Divide and Conquer, its the oldest trick in the book. Common America, Let's do the Economic Gospel for the USA to save ourselves and save our babies for both current and future generations of America, starting Today!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carlton Buford
May 24, 2021
In China: New Better Super Power
China is not a perfect economy and is obviously involved in activities that may be totally antithetical to American values and beliefs. But when it comes to the truth of the matter about America's Economic Competitive Position and Strength relative to China, China is not the Driving and Leading Bad apple in this relationship. American foreign economic policy has been the bad apple, supported by both democrats and republicans, primarily responsible for China's rise from an ant on America's ass 40 years ago, to an economy that for all practical purposes is fundamentally stronger and more resilient than the US economy over the last 10 years, on course to dominate and beat America silly, right before our blinded but wide open eyes if the status quo policies of the democrats and republicans persists on a going forward basis over the next 3 - 5 years. America business, corporations, investors and politicians, went to China and other emerging market economies at the end of the great inflation of the 1970s, looking for quick and easy ways to finance growth in the US economy, after the fundamentals in the US economy were destroyed over that 12 year period where oil price increases sustained and reached a peak of 1,000% above oil prices at the start of 1970. American business, corporations and investors, sold out America, the American worker and the American middle/lower class for the opportunity to build out of jobs, supply chains, industry, technology and know how in China and other emerging market economies, because it could be done at a small fraction of the cost of continuing these operations in America, but of course this was done at the direct expense of US workers and the US middle and lower class, US manufacturing supply chains and US know how, US major urban US cities, school systems and neighborhoods economic vitality. This bate and switch and economic policy mumbo jumbo was driven by and sponsored by American business and politicians from the right and the left over the past 40 years. It is totally disingenuous for either democrats or republicans to be playing tough ball with China like China is the evil empire causing the loss of US American comparative advantage. No, Hell to the No!!!!!!!! You can see it in Joe Biden Policy relative to China which is not all that different than Trump's or republican Party's policy toward China. China is not the problem. America's Crony Capitalistic Wild Wild West Financing of America's Consumption and Investment Ponzi Scheme is the reason for the decline in America's middle and lower class in almost every important metric when you include all American Citizens, and not just the winners in the top 10% who can afford and have access to resources and support for operating and performing at the highest levels on the planet. 40 years ago, the average American student, was near the top of all educational categories when compared to the average student in all other countries globally. China cheating in international trade is not the real issue. The real issue is that America has the power to save itself from itself, right now and save the world at the same time. I outline this in the Economic Gospel for the United States of America. Both the Democrats and Republicans are polarizing us, keeping us fighting, asleep and not focused on the real challenges that can still be corrected. That is because they both in reality are benefitting wildly from the status quo. It is in their interest to look like they are fighting like hell but at the end of the day do not do much to change that is working so clearly and so wonderfully in their favor. That is why the ECONOMIC GOSPEL FOR THE USA IS HERE. COMMON YAW, LET'S SAVE AMERICA AND THE WORLD!!!!!!!!
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Carlton Buford
May 23, 2021
In US Lowest Input Cost on Planet
The America First Movement in America has emphasized nationalist and isolationist policies based on fear of engagement and fear of competition from international actors , but also because of fear of competition from domestic threats related to immigration, political opponents, public policy, private sector dominance or cultural issues, which get high jacked and demonized, in the name of national security, but are really just excuses by Nationalist/Isolationist leaders or political operatives to support their ideological preferences in molding and shaping America into its selfish images, demands, wants and needs without or as little Democratic processes involved as is possible. This last point is really the major point that I am making about America First Policy that has typically been propagated in America. America's highest calling or reason for being is to create a more perfect union, from we the people, all the 330 million people of the United States of America. E Pluribus Unum. Out of Many, ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the secret sauce that Makes America and Americans, AMERICA. A free people with the freedom to freely think and do what they want, think and believe. So How in the hell do you get 330 million people, "THE MANY", to agree and effectively become ONE????????????????????????????? Love, Patriotic Love!!!!!!!!! Love is truly the miracle of the life process. Love is, it exists, but is not explained by the science. Love has the power to see and be aware of right and wrong and fully understand that it may be much much much much much much easier or even excessively much much much much more profitable to do wrong and even be able to get away with doing wrong, but still choose to do right because it is both the right thing to do and is the best thing to do for all parties involved. This type of action is what we call "Moral" or "God like". Total and complete commitment on our own, not forced, but freely choosing to love and care for and treat all others in America the way that we would like others to love us, care for us and treat us is what I define as love or patriotic behavior toward fellow Americans. This is the secret sauce that allows American innovation, technology and government policy to work best for everyone in America and around the globe. Let's see how "REAL" America First Policy looks and works when America and Americans return to their First Love, the US Preamble, the holy document that defines what it means to be an American and how Americans should behave toward one another to demonstrate that we really are Americans. EXAMPLE: The underlying problem in the US economy over the past 40 years and the reason that it is so expensive to live and do business in America is because the American economy is uneconomic, broken with non-self correct market failures which are destroying the US economy with the passage of time. The economic backbone of the US economy was destroyed during the "Great Inflation" of the 1970's, making the US economy structurally uneconomic, too expensive for US consumers and too expensive for US businesses and corporate America. Instead of making the fundamental and structural changes to the US economy to make it economic and working best for everyone, conservative and financial interests in the US economy, during the early 1980s, won the political argument to financialize the US economy, rather than fixing the US economy and making it economic and working best for everyone. Since the Early 1980s, the US economy has effectively been transformed into a Consumption and Investment Ponzi Scheme, going deeper and deeper into debt each year to finance uneconomic growth in the US economy. Since the US economy was never repaired and made organically economic, each year the US economy becomes more expensive and more uneconomic requiring more catastrophic borrowing to pay for and grow an economy that is fundamentally uneconomic. Borrowing to pay for an economy that gets more uneconomic and more expensive with the passage of time, creates excessively massive almost unconceivable wealth for the top 10%, created not by the profits from the fundamentals of supply and demand in the transaction of goods and services in the real economy, but rather from the ability of the wealthiest top 10% to borrow from the government to financially bid up its own asset prices to level that create massive wealth for a very thin slice of the American population at the expense and destruction of the bottom 80% So why do I bring that up. Because that is the fundamental problem in the US economy. The US economy was never fixed and made organically economic back in the early 1980s. The American Economy and hence American society is on course for permanent collapse unless we fix the world's Biggest Consumption and Investment Ponzi Scheme on the planet. Because America operates so catastrophically uneconomic every year to keep the Ponzi Scheme alive and running, the entire global economy is incentivized to behave this way if it wants to be funded and participate in the benefits of this global financial mad house. If you know anything about a Ponzi Scheme, you know the day of reckoning is coming, its not if, its when. We saw a mild stroke in the US and Global Economy during the Global Credit Crisis and Great Recession of 2007 - 2009. The mother of all financial strokes is developing over the next 3 - 5 years if the status quo persists over the next 3 - 5 years. So how does this all relate to a Truly American Style, America First Policy???????????????????????????????????????????? A truly American, America First Policy is about Love and being the parent in the room on the US national stage and it is about Love and being the parent in the room on the International Stage. Over the past 40 years, America has been the driver and source of the widest gap between the rich and the poor since US slavery. Why, because of the uneconomic financing of the largest uneconomic financial system on the planet., on course to destroy America and the Global Economy in the next 3 - 5 years if the status quo policies of the democrats and republicans continues on a going forward basis. America is the problem. If America takes care of the market failures in its economy "FIRST", that are driving uneconomic growth and uneconomic wealth creation in America and around the world, both America and the world will heal, repair and upgrade so that economic growth is organic, healthy, robust, affordable and sustainable, creating affordability and profits for all Americans and all transactions with the rest of the world. This is Truly Lovely, America First Leadership Policy, representative of what the idea of America is and what the reality of America and America First Policy truly is as defined in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America. An explicit and specific example of America First Economic Policy are actions that America can take right now, without any coordination or permission from international actors, to reduce US business input costs and US consumer purchasing costs by a factor or 3 or 4, meaning, the basic input cost to the US economy could immediately be reduced by a factor of 3 or 4 (divide grocery, gasoline, clothing, housing cost, etc,,, by 3 or 4) on a sustainable basis going forward, reducing US annual cost to consumers and businesses on an annual basis of between $2 - $5 Trillion per year. Over ten years that is a cost savings of $20 to $50 Trillion, more than easily paying for investments in climate change and other social and economic objectives needed to make the US economy work better for everyone in the economy, the rich, the middle class and the poor alike. This could be achieved immediately, right now, by redirecting strategic exports (oil, natural gas, agriculture, other strategic commodities) for much more efficient and much more productive use in the US domestic economy (AMERICA FIRST), rather than unnecessarily exporting these strategic resources, inflating commodity prices for the soul purposes of maximizing profits for corporations and large investors at the direct expense and financial destruction of the bottom 80%. 50 years ago, the absolute most vital input to the US economy, oil and natural gas supplies, during the 1970s increased by 1,000% over a 12 year period, literally destroying America's economic comparative advantages over that period. Catastrophically high Oil and Natural Gas prices has been over the past 40 years and continues to this day to be one of the main drivers of Economic Cancer in the US economy. Oil and natural gas (along with several other strategic US export commodities) can now be the healing balm in the US economy, to help correct market failures that will make the US economy organically economic on a going forward basis while also meeting the challenges of Climate Change because of the way that this truly American Brand of America First - National Economic Strategy and Policy - Hugs the Environment, Hugs America and Hugs the world. It's all good!!!! The Economic Gospel of the United States of America is Here!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now That is an America First Policy that we can all be proud of and love!!!!!!!!!! USA!!!!!!!! USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carlton Buford
May 19, 2021
In Morality and Economics??
The primary problem in American society and the US economy is that America and Americans are running away from their first love. Americans are running away from being Americans. The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America is a Holy document which describes very clearly what it means to be an American and what we have to do to accomplish that. The inequality and polarization that plagues America is the direct result of America and Americans not doing the US Preamble. Doing what the Preamble tells us to do defines America and what it means to be Americans in America. The US Preamble: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." The ultimate vision and mission of America is that we the people, all the people of the United States of America, form a more perfect union. Not a "UNION", Not an "OK UNION", Not a "GOOD UNION", Not an "EXCELLENT UNION", but a more "PERFECT UNION". Everything else that follows in the Preamble was designed and created to help America and all Americans achieve a more "PERFECT UNION": Establish Justice Provide for the common defense Promote the general Welfare Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity These strategic goals are not equal to or on par with the vison/mission of "forming a more perfect union", they are subordinate to and tools or resources for achieving a "more perfect union". A major issue or problem in the way that Americans are not doing the US Preamble is that they are taking words out of the preamble and using them alone to foster or accomplish what they want, which has the effect of not achieving the most important goal of the US Preamble, creating a more perfect union. Example: Freedom!!!!!!!! One of the primary reasons that America is so polarized and that society and the economy is not working best for everyone is that the word liberty or freedom in the Preamble is taken completely out of context. Freedom in America does not mean the individual right to do what what we want to do and how we want to do it with no concern for how our actions are negatively effecting or even destroying others lives. That is not what the Preamble says and definitely is not what the Preamble implies. The Preamble does not say we are free to do whatever we want to do. It does not say we are free to win by any means necessary, and if others get hurt or killed in the process it's OK. Hell to the No!!!! Where do we even remotely see that implied in the Preamble. No where!!! In the US Preamble, freedom or liberty is defined in the context of achieving a more perfect union. In the context of achieving an economy and society that works best for everyone. There are 330 million Americans in America, each of us all different, with different talents, situations, wants and needs. So the job of working together and figuring out how we can work, live and play together in a way that works best for all of us, is an enormous task.......but it is the task that represents the secret sauce and source of what it means to be America and American, it is the source of our strength, our super power that makes it possible to create the synergies necessary in our society and in our economy to work best or everyone. As a matter in fact it is the only way to achieve that. Corporate America knows this. Corporate America uses the principle of a more perfect union to achieve its goals in the market place. To win in the market place, corporations with hundreds, thousands or even millions of employees absolutely cannot win in the market place with the highest quality products and services at the most affordable price to consumers, by allowing their employees the freedom to implement their job responsibilities, any way they want to and by any means possible, with no concern for how those actions may negatively impact other workers, the productivity of the corporation, consumer demand for company products and services, etc.... Employees who demand or worse yet act on that type of freedom will not be free to work for the corporation for very long. The best and most sustainable corporations take serious the challenge of creating a more perfect union. They make the time and investment in creating a vision, mission and supporting strategy that attempts to the greatest extent possible to create responsibilities for all workers that allows workers the freedom to be the best version of themselves possible when achieving their work responsibilities in ways that allows all other employees the freedom to be their best version of themselves possible in the achievement of their responsibilities, while simultaneously maximally achieving the Corporation's vision and mission in the market place. This is the Ultimate Win-Win. This is Amercia!!!!!! Achieving that balance is hard, hard, hard ass work, but it is hard ass work that is worth it and creates the best and most sustainable medium and long term benefits for the corporation (Shareholders), its employees, its customers and the environment in which it operates. The problem again is that over the last 40 years, 90% or more corporations and companies do not operate under the principle and more important do not operate under a strategy associated with a "More Perfect Union", because it is much much much much much much easier to win and win big time by exploiting others at their expense or even at their destruction. For many of America's companies, the more perfect union principle is maintained only for those in the executive suite or those with very close ties to the executive suite and members of the board of directors...................everyone else is expendable. That is why wealth inequality in America is at the highest levels in history with private sector debt levels and borrowing per GDP by companies and corporation in America at the catastrophically highest levels ever, because of the "LEGALIZED" cheating and embezzlement that has occurred over the last 40 years and continues to occur even to this day. The big issue here is that there seems to be something missing. What is it in the life process or in human nature that would cause people to choose to do good or the right thing to do, when they can easily choose to do the wrong thing, and get away with doing the wrong thing with no negative consequences and as in matter in fact, actually be rewarded handsomely for doing the wrong thing??? What fool in their right mind would ever do the right thing under these conditions? The fools who know that injustice and corruption is not sustainable for the perpetrators of this corruption or the larger society. The secret sauce for actually being able to implement the principles and strategies associated with achieving a more perfect union in business or the broader society requires "that we love and care for one another as we would like others to love and care for us". If Americans actually made/make time to do this, our economy and our society would make provisions for and incentives to ensure that everyone in America has an equal opportunity to be the best version of themselves possible. If this were true, America and Americans would be living in a "More Perfect Union". What person would be "UNHAPPY" with living in a society and economy where they have equal opportunity to be the best version of themselves possible....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... "CRICKETS".......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... NO ONE!!! (except exploiters and that's between 10 - 30 million Americans - that's a lot of people, but it is only a small fraction of all the people in America) The only reason we do not live in a more perfect union, is because there are so are many Americans who do not believe and will not act on the condition and requirement that we love and care for all others in America like we would like other to care for ourselves. It is much much much much much much easier to lie, cheat, exploit, steal and kill to get what is wanted and enjoyed at the expense and destruction of others - especially if we can get away with it, with no harm to ourselves or no harm to the ones we care about. This is the American problem, the moral virus, lustful itch and addiction that cannot be satisfied by getting, taking, stealing or killing more to get what is lusted for. Once what is lusted for is obtained, the lust for even much more is uncontrollably stronger. Fortunately, this problem is completely and easily fixed. It is a problem of the heart and the soul. It can be fixed in a moment, in a second, in the twinkling of an eye, because it is a matter of free-will, nothing is stopping America from being who she is and who she says that she is as described in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America. However, our free will to choose to lust after taking the easy way out and the path of least resistance defines much of America today. Currently America is on the path of cementing a legacy as the World's Greatest Society and Greatest Economy, to miss the opportunity to actually come closest to creating Heaven on Earth by simply being who we say that we are as defined in the Preamble to the constitution of the United States. America is disgracefully not coming anywhere close to meeting that vision, because so many American's lust for the opportunity to exploit others, take the path of least resistance, winning lavishly at the expense and destruction of others, actually creating a Hell on Earth, burning and destroying itself in the insatiable and unquenchable fire of fear, hate, polarization, victimization, destruction and death. Again, this tragic path is not predetermined. The ball is in our court. The solution to America's problems has always been with us, looking us square in the face. America's Solution is simply to be who she is as expressed so eloquently and simply in the Preamble to the constitution of the United States of America. In the Bible Jesus said, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments". What America and the world needs is for America and all Americans to show that they love America and that they love the world by simply being Americans, being who they say they are as expressed in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. Americans returning to their first love and being who they say they are is simply doing the US Preamble, making the US preamble become flesh, and dwelling among us in our behavior, everyday toward one another, both now and for future generations of Americans. I challenge you, show me or explain to me why this is not true and why it will not work, if all Americans will commit to and follow through with their actions and behaviors consistent with being Americans as defined in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America. Bring it please!!!!!
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