How Powerful Evolutionary Forces are Transforming Seven Billion Individual Humans Into a Single Harmonious Social Organism

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(      
“Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace.” – John Lennon ()>)(
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead   ()>)(
“Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction booklet came with it.” – R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(
“The finally victorious way of looking at things will be the most completely impressive way to the normal run of minds.” — William James    ()>)(
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating a problem in a way that will allow a solution.” – Bertrand Russell          ()>)(           
“The desire to question and change things comes from the healthiest part of you.” – Gene Tashoff           ()>)(
“The essence of The Coalescence is connectivity.” — Walter Szykitka                ()>)(
“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” – Bob Dylan                ()>)(
“This ain’t no foolin’ around.” – David Byrne                ()>)(
“Money is the root of all evil.” – Jesus                ()>)(
“Love conquers all.” – Virgil                ()>)(
“All you need is love.” – The Beatles            ()>)(
“Music will be thefinal uniter.” — Walter Szykitka


In an op-ed column in this morning’s Financial Times, former US Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, predicted “unanticipated adverse outcomes” resulting from the implementation of the Dodd-Frank bill recently passed by the Congress in response to the recent disastrous consequences resulting from years of deregulation, aided and abetted by Greenspan himself. The basis for his prediction? The modern financial system is too complex to regulate. Noting that the Dodd-Frank act will result in “a couple of hundred detailed regulations,” he goes on to warn that they “may create the largest regulatory-induced market distortion” since price controls in 1971. As a measure of the growth in complexity, Greenspan related that the share of the nation’s gross domestic product represented by the financial and insurance industries has tripled since 1947, expanding from 2.4 percent to 7.4 percent. Amazingly, he attributed today’s level of productivity and standard of living to that complexity. He fears that simplifying the financial system may endanger further growth. Notable in its absence is any mention of the concentration of wealth and the resulting joblessness, homelessness, poverty, etc. Seeking Greenspan’s advice on economic and financial matters would be about as worthwhile as eliciting an opinion on geopolitics from Henry Kissinger.

Today Michael Franti & Spearhead will try to get your attention with “Hey World.”

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