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political economic theory hopism
Hopism is political theory written by an ordinary person with ordinary aspirations for life. Hopism recognises and accepts human nature’s weaknesses and strengths and tries to build a realistic framework to create a society of low tax, high social service and low waste.
This is Hopism-Beta-Edition, republished again after a four year break due to background issues. It is still edition 1 and could do with some editing, better english, slicker graphics, some videos and many more diagrams. That will get done sometime during rainy dark November 2014, together with a discussion forum, where this rough idea can be beaten into shape and better written by contributors.
The end result is more useful work done, a happier society and more free time to enjoy your life - whilst knowing that social obligations are met.
Hopism is short and sweet
Hopism is under development, there will be bits you like and bits you dont, maybe there could be different splinter variants. The theory itself is simple and should take less than an afternoon to understand. There are around twenty texts on the webring, each less than a thousand words.
Wealth based on real things, like sacks of peas that can be planted or eaten, represent stability in times of hardship. Wealth based on loans is an illusion and a devaluation of money and the real capital goods the money represent. Unfortunately ending loans is not realistic, because the mortgage, in its original form is a freedom giving helping hand to property ownership and home building programs. Likewise the loaning of money to business for expansion can both help the business and the saver to prosper. This defines the once noble art of responsible banking.
For capitalism to work, the noble art of banking must be retained by shackling. We cannot assume bankers, with pressure from overlords to make a faster buck, will operate honourably. Hawk like control of lending money is the only way capitalism can bring true prosperity. A prosperity which means less working hours and cheaper homes. A prosperity that does not incur devaluation of capital goods or real labour.
A proactive economic simplification is required to get capitalism back to the real world and develop an unbreakable umbilical connection to capital goods and the prices of capital goods. With oversupply of homes we can ensure genuine prosperity for ordinary people who work.
The historical nonetarism of the last thirty years is a mystery that can never be unravelled, suffice to say it has been the biggest swindle ever.
The perfect swindle, unless you are one of the mortgage slaves paying for it. You got the life sentence of labour for their crime.
We must stop printing and devaluing currency and labour through loanism in order to create a fair and stable world. Noney is a destabilising influence and bad for the planet. Whole continents that do not have access to printing the favourite ”basket of currencies” are made poor.
Even with the trillions printed worldwide in 2009, nobody is being sought for the original counterfeiting crime of nonetarism.
What is the answer and solution to kill noney, nonetarists, nonetarism and loanism? Not so easy!
1) Firstly, insolvent banks should be immediately nationalised the minute they become insolvent. Governments can print money if they want, private agencies may not. The independent banking system has simply gone wild and even if it is temporarily tamed it will only ever be feral skirting the limits of acceptability. The noble art of banking and building societies has died, we can only rely on draconian control measures introduced to prevent bank centralisation of the economy.
2) A second measure would be over production housing and releasing of building land, which is currently excessively restricted making house values far beyond the cost of the bricks and small patch of land they represent. This would give every person more disposable income not to spend on bank interest but to fund real things worth buying like trips to the seaside and pony riding classes for their children. Instead of the banks being the centre of the economy, goods, products and services, real tangible and fun things, would once again become the centre of the economy to fairly distribute wealth.