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A Pile of different Coins
Money is the official Currency issued by a Government or National Bank. The most common medium of exchange; Functions as Legal Tender. Something that can be used as an official medium of Payment or Trade. Digital Currency

Medium is a way or an instrument for storing or communicating information.

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Money does not determine the Worth, the Cost or the Value of something, money only determines the Price of something. If you want to accurately measure true Value or the actual Cost of something, you need to do some math and research in order to fully understand the facts and cause and effects. This means that Debt or Profit is also not an accurate measurement of Reality.

Money affects almost every aspect of society, but sadly 99% of the people in the world don't have the necessary knowledge and information in order to fully understand how and why money is created? Or who is responsible for the printing of money? Or who is responsible for the distribution of money? Why do you work? You say "I have to pay my Bills", which has nothing to do with reality. How much did you take from earth? (resources, food, water), and how much did you take from other people? (time, energy), how much pollution did you cause? Now calculate all that you took to measure how much you need to give back in order for the cycle of life to continue. Now that is your actual bill. And if you don't pay that bill, people die, like they are now. Money does not transfer your responsibilities. It's not just how you make your money, it's also how you spend your money.

Education needs to improve because when there's not enough money, people die. And when there's too much money, people die".

Films about Money - Guaranteed Income - Worker Coop's

Money is a technological tool created by humans to make trading easier. But people did not realize all the responsibilities that came with this tool. Every school in the world, and every media outlet on the planet, needs to communicate the knowledge and information that people need in order to use this money effectively and efficiently as possible, so as to avoid manipulation, corruption and abuses. Money is not the root of all evil, it's the lack of knowledge and information that is the root of all evil. So if we do not improve schools and our media outlets, this world will continue to suffer from wars, crimes, corruption and all the other problems that come from people not knowing enough about themselves and the world around them. Education and the Media will need to be upgraded and improved. Housing Scams

Profit (greed) - Loan Fraud - Banks

Money Alternatives - Everyone has the power to make this tool we call money, because money is not restricted to any one form. Money is a symbol that people can agree on to what this tool can be used for. Money should never be a replacement for the facts, or disconnect people from knowing the actual cost of something. And just possessing this tool should never excuse you from knowing the reality of your actions. This is easier said then done, but needs to be the goal of society, which is to free ourselves from the abuses of money and to liberate ourselves so that we can reach our full potential and live beautiful lives.

Money is a tool, and money should never control your actions, and money should never control how you feel about yourself, or control how you treat other people. "Any creation of man cannot be above man"

Money is great tool that we invented, but when money is in the wrong hands it can become a weapon of control and abuse. Money has a strange power that can easily corrupt the mind of any person who is not knowledgeable enough to control moneys addictive and manipulative influence on Human Behavior. Money can make you do things that you will Regret.

Money creates a false sense of security and a false sense of reality. Money blinds a person from realizing other choices and other options. When we use only money as a reason for what we do, that means that we don't have enough knowledge and information. Saying that you don't have enough money to do something, is like saying that you don't have enough knowledge and information. Having the money to do something does not say that what you're doing is good or bad, or right or wrong. It only says that you have the money to do something, which means nothing, and says nothing. If you can't explain your actions and take responsibility for your actions, using money as an excuse is like blaming your imaginary friend for getting you into trouble. Money should never replace learning, or should money be a reason. So can you accurately calculate the value of the action that you are about to take? Money gives you many options and choices, but money does not tell you what the best choices are. Having the ability to fantasize and dream, does not say that the fantasy or the dream is realistic, or does it explain all the pros and cons of that dream, it's only a dream, it's not a well thought out plan based on reality. Stick with the facts, stick with what you know, and keep learning. If you don't have a wealth of knowledge, then having money could easily kill you.

Timeline of America - Films about Money

Why is it that we feel the need to spend the money we earn like a mindless consumers? It's like we are spending our hard earned money just to feel good about ourselves, without justification and without accurately examining our choices or our options. We act like drug addicts looking for a fix. We are so disconnected from reality that we act like bad behaving children, which is another great reason to improve education. The money we earn is supposed to represent our potential energy, money is not supposed to represent our total disregard for life. But here we are.

There is nothing more destructive or insane then to use money to control your decisions. People are committing horrific crimes in the name of money. And most of the people are totally unaware of the destruction they are doing to themselves, or to others, or to the planet. If we can't educate people enough to use their minds, then people will always be controlled by money, and people will never be aware of their choices, or the possibilities. So the problem has never been money, it's always been peoples lack of knowledge, and this lack of knowledge is killing us and causing most of our problems. We have allowed ourselves to be lobotomized by ineffective schools and universities, where the only thing they do well is keeping people unaware of their own insanity. The good news is that we can fix this. But it will take more then just Money.

It takes 2 cents to make a Penny! Seigniorage

Money History Facts and Knowledge


Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context, or is easily converted to such a form.

Electronic Money - Digital Currency
History of Money - Timeline
Government Spending

The use of barter-like methods may date back to at least 100,000 years ago. Representative Money predates the invention of coinage. Coins were developed independently in Iron Age Anatolia and Archaic Greece, India and China around the 7th and 6th centuries BCE. Coins spread rapidly in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE, throughout Greece and Persia, and further to the Balkans.

Paper money
was introduced in Song Dynasty China during the 11th century. The development of the banknote began in the seventh century, with local issues of paper currency. Its roots were in merchant receipts of deposit during the Tang Dynasty (618–907), as merchants and wholesalers desired to avoid the heavy bulk of copper coinage in large commercial transactions.

Legal Tender is a medium of payment recognized by a legal system to be valid for meeting a financial obligation. Paper currency and coins are common forms of legal tender in many countries. "this note is legal tender for all debts, public and private"

Banknote is a type of negotiable instrument known as a promissory note, made by a bank, payable to the bearer on demand.

Federal Reserve Note are the banknotes currently used in the United States of America. Denominated in United States dollars, Federal Reserve Notes are printed by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing on paper made by Crane & Co. of Dalton, Massachusetts. (Deposit Note)

Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 38 million notes a day with a face value of approximately $541 million. That doesn't mean there is $541 million more money circulating today than there was yesterday, though, because 95% of the notes printed each year are used to replace notes already in circulation.

Money Creation the process by which the money supply of a country or a monetary region is printed.

Money Supply is the total amount of monetary assets available in an economy at a specific time.

Circulation (currency) is the total value of currency (coins and paper currency) that has ever been issued minus the amount that has been removed from the economy by the central bank. More broadly, money in circulation is the total money supply of a country, which can be defined in various ways always including currency and also including some types of bank deposits.

Approximately $1.4 trillion worth of Federal Reserve notes in circulation. Only 3% paper money in Circulation, the rest is digital.

World Money in Circulation in 2017 is around 5 Trillion US Dollars. But over 160 countries are not calculated. The CIA says the total amount is $80 Trillion if you include "broad money." which is a measure of the money supply that includes more than just physical money such as currency and coins (also known as narrow money). It generally includes demand deposits at commercial banks, and any monies held in easily accessible accounts. As for money owed by every single person and country in the world, the grand total is $199 Trillion. Owed? Criminals stole trillions of dollars and the people have to pay it back?

Currency refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins. Currency is the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used and in circulation.

United States Mint produces circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce, as well as controlling the movement of bullion. It does not produce paper money.

Commodity Money is money whose value comes from a commodity of which it is made. Commodity money consists of objects that have value in themselves as well as value in their use as money. Example of commodities that have been used as mediums of exchange include gold, silver, copper, salt, peppercorns, tea, large stones (such as Rai stones), decorated belts, shells, alcohol, cigarettes, cannabis, candy, cocoa beans, cowries and barley. These items were sometimes used in a metric of perceived value in conjunction to one another, in various commodity valuation or price system economies.

Representative Money is any type of money that has face value greater than its value as material substance.

Cash and Cash Equivalents are the most liquid current assets found on a business's balance sheet.

Devaluation is a reduction in the value of a currency with respect to those goods, services or other monetary units with which that currency can be exchanged.  History of U.S. Dollar (96% devalued)

Fiat Money is a currency established as money by government regulation or law. Modern Money Mechanics

Fractional Reserve Banking is the practice whereby a Bank accepts deposits, makes loans or investments, and holds reserves that are equivalent to a fraction of its deposit liabilities. Fractional-reserve banking permits the money supply to grow beyond the amount of the underlying reserves of base money originally created by the central bank.

Central Bank is an institution that manages a state's currency, money supply, and interest rates.

Gold Standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is based on a fixed quantity of gold. Three types can be distinguished: specie, bullion, and exchange.

Gold Standard Act 1900 established gold as the only standard for redeeming paper money, stopping bimetallism (which had allowed silver in exchange for gold).

Monetization is the process of converting or establishing something into legal tender.

Commodity is a marketable item produced to satisfy wants or needs. Often the item is fungible. Economic commodities comprise goods and services.

Commodification is the transformation of goods, services, ideas and not least people into commodities or objects of trade.

Federal Reserve System is a privately owned bank. (who are the owners?)  U.S. Treasury

North American Monetary Union (Danger Will Robinson, Danger)

Monetary System is the set of institutions by which a government provides money in a country's economy. Modern monetary systems usually consist of mints, central banks and commercial Banks.

Monetary Reform describes any movement or theory that proposes a system of supplying money and financing the economy that is different from the current system.

Debt


Odious Debt also known as illegitimate debt, is a legal theory that holds that the national debt incurred by a regime for purposes that do not serve the best interests of the nation, should not be enforceable. Get Out of Debt Free

Debt refers to something that is owed or due either physically or metaphorically. In the physical sense, the parties to debt are lenders (those who give) and borrowers (those who receive). In the metaphorical sense, debt refers to a moral obligation not based on physical value (e.g.: debt of gratitude).

Credit Theory of Money - How is passing on debt to someone else considered a Profit? Ponzi

Promissory Note is when one party (the maker or issuer) promises in writing to pay a determinate sum of money to the other (the payee), either at a fixed or determinable future time or on demand of the payee, under specific terms. If the promissory note is unconditional and readily saleable, it is called a negotiable instrument.
Contracts

Negotiable Instrument is a document guaranteeing the payment of a specific amount of money, either on demand, or at a set time, with the payer named on the document. Bills of Exchange.

Controlling and Manipulating People
using a Debtors Prison, and debt does not have to be an actual prison.

Insolvency is the state of being unable to pay the money owed, by a person or company, on time; those in a state of insolvency are said to be insolvent. There are two forms: cash-flow insolvency and balance-sheet insolvency.

Debt Collectors use the courts to collect money. In 2014, the industry filed roughly 20,000 lawsuits in Maryland and more than 67,000 in New York, according to court records. Most of the time people are not even aware they have been sued by a debt collector, so people don't show up to court, and then judges vote in favor of the debt collector. Nice scam scumbags.

Deleveraging refers to the reduction of the leverage ratio, or the percentage of debt in the balance sheet of a single economic entity, such as a household or a firm. It is the opposite of leveraging, which is the practice of borrowing money to acquire assets and multiply gains and losses.

Debt Restructuring is a process that allows a private or public company, or a sovereign entity facing cash flow problems and financial distress to reduce and renegotiate its delinquent debts in order to improve or restore liquidity so that it can continue its operations.

Zero-Sum Game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant's gain (or loss) of utility is exactly balanced by the losses (or gains) of the utility of the other participant(s). If the total gains of the participants are added up and the total losses are subtracted, they will sum to zero. Thus cutting a cake, where taking a larger piece reduces the amount of cake available for others, is a zero-sum game if all participants value each unit of cake equally. Gambling

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (wiki)

Either make Living Affordable or Pay people enough to Live

Living Wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their Basic Needs including a little extra money left over for necessities and unexpected expenses. This is not necessarily the same as Wage Slavery, which refers to a situation where a person's livelihood depends on wages or a salary, especially when the dependence is total and immediate. Biological minimum.

Housing - Economics - Living Wage Calculator

Unfree Labour is when people are employed against their will by the threat of destitution, detention, violence (including death), lawful compulsion, or other extreme hardship to themselves or to members of their families.

Controlled by Debt

Indentured Servant
White Slavery (historical) (wiki)
Modern Day Slavery (video)
Free the Slaves

Cost of Living is the Cost of maintaining a certain standard of living.

Standard of Living refers to the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class in a certain geographic area, usually a country. The standard of living includes factors such as income, quality and availability of employment, class disparity, poverty rate, quality and affordability of housing, hours of work required to purchase necessities, gross domestic product, inflation rate, amount of leisure time every year, affordable (or free) access to quality healthcare, quality and availability of education, life expectancy, incidence of disease, cost of goods and services, infrastructure, national economic growth, economic and political stability, political and religious freedom, environmental quality, climate and safety. The standard of living is closely related to Quality of Life.

Working Poor are people who have jobs, but because of a criminal corrupt system, they are not receiving enough income from those jobs to pay the bills that they need to live. This is a contradiction of realty that has been forced on them by ignorant corrupt criminals. Inflation

Livelihood refers to the means of securing the basic necessities -food, water, shelter and clothing- of life". Livelihood is defined as a set of activities, involving securing water, food, fodder, medicine, shelter, clothing and the capacity to acquire above necessities working either individually or as a group by using endowments (both human and material) for meeting the requirements of the self and his/her household on a sustainable basis with dignity. The activities are usually carried out repeatedly. For instance, a fisherman's livelihood depends on the availability and accessibility of fish.

Living within your Means
Disproportionately High Paying Jobs by State Map

Payment is the transfer of an item of value from one party (such as a person or company) to another in exchange for the provision of goods, services or both, or to fulfill a legal obligation.

Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified timeframe, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. However, for households and individuals, "income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests payments, rents, and other forms of earnings received... in a given period of time." In the field of public economics, the term may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-monetary consumption ability, with the former (monetary) being used as a proxy for total income.

Per Capita Income measures the average income earned per person in a given area (city, region, country, etc.) in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

Wage is monetary compensation (or remuneration, personnel expenses, labor) paid by an employer to an employee in exchange for work done. Payment may be calculated as a fixed amount for each task completed (a task wage or piece rate), or at an hourly or daily rate, or based on an easily measured quantity of work done.

Revenue is the income that a business has from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is also referred to as sales or turnover. Some companies receive revenue from interest, royalties, or other fees. Profits or net income generally imply total revenue minus total expenses in a given period. In accounting, revenue is often referred to as the "top line" due to its position on the income statement at the very top. This is to be contrasted with the
"bottom line" which denotes net income (gross revenues minus total expenses). Cause and Effect

Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions. This includes the core meaning as held in the originating old English word weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem. An individual, community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources to the benefit of the common good is known as wealthy.

Redistribution of Wealth (wealth barriers)

Money Alternatives
National Currency
Profit is a Lie
Power - Politics
Occupy Movement - Banks
Society - Activism
Government Websites
Poverty - Housing
Sayings about Money



Value


Value is a measured quality that has known benefits. The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable. Evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of. The amount of money or goods or services that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else.

“Nowadays people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde

Money confuses peoples ability to correctly measure value. People need to fully understand the difference between a Value System and a Monetary System, one is based on reality, the other is not.

What if there was no money, how would you measure value?
How would you measure the worth of freedom of speech or good health?
What if Money was No Object, what would you do? (youtube) 

Measuring Value Questions: What are the Benefits of the object? Does it save time? Does it save Energy? Does it improve health and safety? How difficult is it to make it yourself? What's the average quantity of Human Labor needed?  Time, People, Resources, Environmental Impacts? Capstone Math

Evaluation is the act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of. An appraisal of the value of something.

Appraisal
is a document appraising the value of something. An expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something. Ratings

Value (economics) is a measure of the benefit provided by a good or service to an economic agent. It is generally measured relative to units of currency, and the interpretation is therefore "what is the maximum amount of money a specific actor is willing and able to pay for the good or service"? Profit?

Goods is something pleasing or valuable or useful. Having moral excellence or admirableness. A benefit.

Good (economics) is a good is a material that satisfies human needs and provides utility. A common distinction is made between 'goods' that are tangible property, and services, which are non-physical.

Value System is a judgment of the rightness or wrongness of something or someone, or of the usefulness of something or someone, based on a comparison or other relativity. As a generalization, a value judgment can refer to a judgment based upon a particular set of values or on a particular value system. A related meaning of value judgment is an expedient evaluation based upon limited information at hand, an evaluation undertaken because a decision must be made on short notice.

Labor theory of Value the economic value of a good or service is determined by the total amount of socially necessary labor required to produce it, rather than by the use or pleasure its owner gets from it. At present this concept is usually associated with Marxian economics, although it is also used in the theories of earlier liberal economists such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo and later also in anarchist economics.

Value Chain is a set of activities that a firm operating in a specific industry performs in order to deliver a valuable product or service for the market. seeing a manufacturing (or service) organization as a system, made up of subsystems each with inputs, transformation processes and outputs. Inputs, transformation processes, and outputs involve the acquisition and consumption of resources - money, labour, materials, equipment, buildings, land, administration and management. How value chain activities are carried out determines costs and affects profits.

Development Process

Value Network is a business analysis perspective that describes social and technical resources within and between businesses. The nodes in a value network represent people (or roles). The nodes are connected by interactions that represent tangible and intangible deliverables. These deliverables take the form of knowledge or other intangibles and/or financial value. Value networks exhibit interdependence. They account for the overall worth of products and services. Companies have both internal and external value network.

Knowledge Management

Face Value is the value of a coin, stamp or paper money, as printed on the coin, stamp or bill itself by the minting authority. While the face value usually refers to the true value of the coin, stamp or bill in question (as with circulation coins) it can sometimes be largely symbolic, as is often the case with bullion coins. For example, a one troy ounce (31 g) American Gold Eagle bullion coin was worth and sold for about $1,200 USD during 2009 market prices (as of November 14, 2009) and yet has a face value of only $50 USD. "People know the price of things, but they don't understand the value or the true cost of things."

Value (ethics) denotes the degree of importance of some thing or action, with the aim of determining what actions are best to do or what way is best to live (deontology), or to describe the significance of different actions (axiology). It may be described as treating actions themselves as abstract objects, putting value to them. It deals with right conduct and good life, in the sense that a highly, or at least relatively highly, valuable action may be regarded as ethically "good" (adjective sense), and an action of low in value, or somewhat relatively low in value, may be regarded as "bad". What makes an action valuable may in turn depend on the ethic values of the objects it increases, decreases or alters. An object with "ethic value" may be termed an "ethic or philosophic good" (noun sense). Values can be defined as broad preferences concerning appropriate courses of action or outcomes. As such, values reflect a person's sense of right and wrong or what "ought" to be. "Equal rights for all", "Excellence deserves admiration", and "People should be treated with respect and dignity" are representative of values. Values tend to influence attitudes and behavior. Types of values include ethical/moral values, doctrinal/ideological (religious, political) values, social values, and aesthetic values. It is debated whether some values that are not clearly physiologically determined, such as altruism, are intrinsic, and whether some, such as acquisitiveness, should be classified as vices or virtues.

Intrinsic Value (ethics) is an ethical and philosophic property. It is the ethical or philosophic value that an object has "in itself" or "for its own sake", as an intrinsic property. An object with intrinsic value may be regarded as an end or (in Kantian terminology) end-in-itself.

Instrumental Value is the value of objects, both physical objects and abstract objects, not as ends-in-themselves, but as means of achieving something else. It is often contrasted with items of intrinsic value. It is studied in the field of value theory.

Value Theory encompasses a range of approaches to understanding how, why, and to what degree persons value things; whether the object or subject of valuing is a person, idea, object, or anything else.

Value - Personal & Cultural denotes the degree of importance of some thing or action, with the aim of determining what actions are best to do or what way is best to live (deontology), or to describe the significance of different actions (axiology). It may be described as treating actions themselves as abstract objects, putting value to them. It deals with right conduct and good life, in the sense that a highly, or at least relatively highly, valuable action may be regarded as ethically "good" (adjective sense), and an action of low, or at least relatively low, value may be regarded as "bad".[citation needed] What makes an action valuable may in turn depend on the ethic values of the objects it increases, decreases or alters. An object with "ethic value" may be termed an "ethic or philosophic good" (noun sense).

Value Measuring Methodology is a tool that helps financial planners balance both tangible and intangible values when making investment decisions, and monitor benefits.

Paradox of Value is the apparent contradiction that, although water is on the whole more useful, in terms of survival, than diamonds, diamonds command a higher price in the market.

Value Judgment is a judgment of the rightness or wrongness of something or someone, or of the usefulness of something or someone, based on a comparison or other relativity. As a generalization, a value judgment can refer to a judgment based upon a particular set of values or on a particular value system. A related meaning of value judgment is an expedient evaluation based upon limited information at hand, an evaluation undertaken because a decision must be made on short notice.

Law of Value refers to a regulative principle of the economic exchange of the products of human work: the relative exchange-values of those products in trade, usually expressed by money-prices, are proportional to the average amounts of human labor-time which are currently socially necessary to produce them.

Value Form refers to the social form (a socially attributed status) of a commodity (any product traded in markets), which contrasts with the tangible use-value or utility (its "useful form" or "natural form") which it has, as a product which satisfies some human need. Marx seeks to provide a brief morphology of the category of economic value as such, with regard to its substance, the forms which this substance takes, and how its magnitude is determined or expressed.

Exchange Value refers to one of four major attributes of a commodity, i.e., an item or service produced for, and sold on the market. The other three aspects are use value, economic value, and price.

Utility


Utility is the quality of being of practical use. A measure of preferences over some set of goods and services. A good is something that satisfies human wants or Needs.

Useful is being of use or service. Having a useful function or action and activity that is required or expected of a person or group. An Improvement or Progress. Use is to put into service or action. To do something with. Misused.

Beneficial is promoting or enhancing well-being. Benefit.

Important is something of great significance or value. Important in effect or meaning. Vital to the resolution of a crisis.

Necessary is something that is absolutely essential. Anything indispensable. Unavoidably determined by prior circumstances.

Vital is something that is urgently needed; absolutely necessary. Performing an essential function in the living body.

Essential is something that is necessary; Vitally or absolutely necessary. Basic and fundamental. Of the greatest importance.

Essential (biology) is something that the organism cannot continue to be alive or reproduce without.

Practicable is capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are. Usable for a specific purpose.

Practical
is concerned with actual use or practice. Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory. Being actually such in almost every respect. Having or put to a practical purpose or use.

Monumental is an outstanding significance.

Requirement is something that is necessary for relief or supply. Require as useful, just, or proper. Consider obligatory; request and expect. Something that is required in advance. Responsibility

Deliberate is something carefully thought out in advance. Discuss the pros and cons of an issue. Unhurried and with care and dignity. Developed.

Purpose
is the reason why a particular action was taken for an intended outcome, the reasons that guided your planned actions. The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose. What something is used for.

Significant is important in effect or meaning. Having worth or merit or value. Relevant 

Suitable is something meant, planned or designed for a particular time and place, or use.

Teleology is the philosophical attempt to describe things in terms of their apparent purpose, directive principle, or goal. A purpose that is imposed by a human use, such as that of a fork, is called extrinsic.

Utilitarianism states that the best action is the one that maximizes utility. Cause and Effect

Utilitarian is someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility. Having a useful function.

Function is to perform as expected when applied. Serve a purpose or role. Perform duties, actions and activities assigned to or required or expected.

Ability is the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.

Application is the action of putting something into operation. The act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose. The work of applying something. App

Applying is to put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose. Be pertinent or relevant or applicable.

Applicable is capable of being applied; having relevance.

Quality is having a high degree or grade of excellence or worth. Of superior grade. A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something. An essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone.

Quality (business) are the degree to which the product/service was produced correctly. Defined as fitness for purpose.

Conformance Testing is used to determine whether a product or system or just a medium complies with the requirements of a specification, contract or regulation.

Benefit Corporation - QC - Co-Op

Needs is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life. Needs are distinguished from Wants in that, in the case of a need, a deficiency causes a clear adverse outcome: a dysfunction or death. A Want is something that you don't need, but you just want to have it, like when you have an Addiction. And if the want degrades health or the environment, then that is what is called Theft or Negligence. Dependent

Needs Assessment is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs, or "gaps" between current conditions and desired conditions or "wants". The discrepancy between the current condition and wanted condition must be measured to appropriately identify the need. The need can be a desire to improve current performance or to correct a deficiency.

Requirements Analysis is determining the needs or conditions to meet for a new or altered product or project, taking account of the possibly conflicting requirements.

Hierarchy of Needs
Duty of Care 
Decision Making

Worth is the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful. An indefinite quantity of something having a specified value. Explaining Measures of Worth

Use Value are the combined benefits of consuming a good and its low impacts and side-effects.

Fungibility is the property of a good or a commodity whose individual units are capable of mutual substitution. That is, it is the property of essences or goods which are "capable of being substituted in place of one another."

Commodity is a marketable item produced to satisfy wants or needs. Often the item is fungible. Economic commodities comprise goods and services. Utility Patent

Adjustable is capable of being changed so as to match or fit. Adaptable

Functional is designing something for a particular function or use. Capable, fit and ready for use or service. 
How long will it Last? Durability? Effectiveness?

Normative means relating to an ideal standard or model, or being based on what is considered to be the normal or correct way of doing something.

Meticulous is being very careful and precise. Marked by precise accordance with details. Marked by extreme care in treatment of details. Showing great attention to detail.

Details are the facts, figures and parts of a bigger element or process, used to accurately describe something as a whole. A small part that can be considered separately from the whole. True confidential Information.

Precise is being exact or accurate. Characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; Strictly correct.
Researched

Accurate is something that was measured or confirmed. The quality of being near to the true value. Conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
Measure

Correct is something that is free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure. Correct in opinion or judgment. Validity

Right is something that is free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth. Anything in accord with principles of justice. In conformance with justice or law or Morality. Good

Measure How Much: Time?  People?  Resources?  Money?  Positives?  Negatives?  Options?  Choices?  Priorities? 

Marginal Utility is the satisfaction or benefit derived by consuming a product, thus the marginal utility of a good or service is the change in the utility from increase or decrease in the consumption of that good or service. Economists sometimes speak of a law of diminishing marginal utility, meaning that the first unit of consumption of a good or service yields more utility than the second and subsequent units, with a continuing reduction for greater amounts. Therefore, the fall in marginal utility as consumption increases is known as diminishing marginal utility. Mathematically: MU1>MU2>MU3......>MUn. The marginal decision rule states that a good or service should be consumed at a quantity at which the marginal utility is equal to the marginal cost.


Price


Prices of Production defined as "cost-price + average Profit". It refers to the price levels at which newly produced goods and services would have to be sold by the producers, in order to reach the normal, average profit rate on the capital invested in producing them. The importance of those prices is that a lot of other prices are based on, or derived from them: they determine the cost structure of capitalist production.

When people say they earned money or earned something, they are usually lying. What they mean to say is that they were paid a sum of money or stole a some money.

Stole is to take without the owner's consent. Citizens own the tool we call money, money is a shared resource.

Paid
is to give money or receive money.

Income is not a accurate measurement of your output. Just like price, income does not measure true cost. People are making money at other peoples expense and at the expense of the planet, which is called Theft.

Earn is to acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions that are considered worthy, having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable. Having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way. Earning is a measure of cause and effect and known benefits.

Price is the quantity of payment or compensation given by one party to another in return for goods or services, generally expressed in units of some form of currency. A Price is what you're willing to pay, price does not measure value.

Just because someone paid a large amount of money for something does not mean that is how much that something is worth. People who have a lot of money sometimes do stupid things with their money.

Price Fixing - Price Gouging

Consumer Price Index measures changes in the price level of a market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households.

Retail Price Index is a measure of inflation published monthly by the Office for National Statistics. It measures the change in the cost of a representative sample of retail goods and services.

Price Index is a normalized average (typically a weighted average) of price relatives for a given class of goods or services in a given region, during a given interval of time. It is a statistic designed to help to compare how these price relatives, taken as a whole, differ between time periods or geographical locations.

How Rare is it?  How many were made? How rare are the resources that were used to make the product? How many uses does it have? Versatility? How Practicable is it? Specified Purposes of Use? Options? Choices?

Flaws of Supply and Demand. The price cannot be calculated by replacing the supply and demand variables with numbers. The supply cannot be calculated by replacing the price and demand variables with numbers, and the demand cannot be calculated by replacing the price and supply variables with numbers.
Supply with no Demand

Demand
is what people need or want at a given time.

Supply
is how much there is of a certain resource.

Price
is how much people steal, and is not the calculated value of that recourse or service. Price does not control supply, only discriminates and steals. Property values steal in the same way.


Cost


Cost is the measurement of time, resources and labor that it takes to perform a particular action. Value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something. Cost is the input compared to the output. When the output is less then the input, then the cost is high and unsustainable. Management

Calculating True Cost - Math 

Opportunity Cost is the value of the best alternative forgone where, given limited resources, a choice needs to be made between several mutually exclusive alternatives. Assuming the best choice is made, it is the "cost" incurred by not enjoying the benefit that would have been had by taking the second best available choice. The basic relationship between scarcity and choice. The real cost of output forgone, lost time, pleasure or any other benefit that provides utility should also be considered opportunity costs.

Externality is the cost or benefit that affects a party who did not choose to incur that cost or benefit. Economists often urge governments to adopt policies that "internalize" an externality, so that costs and benefits will affect mainly parties who choose to incur them.

Cost Externalizing is a socioeconomic term describing how a business maximizes its profits by off-loading indirect costs and forcing negative effects to a third party.

Problem Transference

Transaction Cost is a cost incurred in making an economic exchange of some sort, or in other words the cost of participating in a market. In Transaction Costs, Institutions and Economic Performance (1992), Douglass C. North argues that Institutions, understood as the set of rules in a society, are key in the determination of transaction costs. In this sense, institutions that facilitate low transaction costs, boost economic growth. Transaction costs can be divided into three broad categories: Search and information costs are costs such as in determining that the required good is available on the market, which has the lowest price, etc.. Bargaining costs are the costs required to come to an acceptable agreement with the other party to the transaction, drawing up an appropriate contract and so on. In game theory this is analyzed for instance in the game of chicken. On asset markets and in market microstructure, the transaction cost is some function of the distance between the bid and ask. Policing and enforcement costs are the costs of making sure the other party sticks to the terms of the contract, and taking appropriate action (often through the legal system) if this turns out not to be the case.

Cost of Production theory of Value is the theory that the price of an object or condition is determined by the sum of the cost of the resources that went into making it. The cost can comprise any of the factors of production (including labor, capital, or land) and taxation.

Marginal Cost is the change in the opportunity cost that arises when the quantity produced is incremented by one unit, that is, it is the cost of producing one more unit of a good. In general terms, marginal cost at each level of production includes any additional costs required to produce the next unit. For example, if producing additional vehicles requires building a new factory, the marginal cost of the extra vehicles includes the cost of the new factory. In practice, this analysis is segregated into short and long-run cases, so that, over the longest run, all costs become marginal. At each level of production and time period being considered, marginal costs include all costs that vary with the level of production, whereas other costs that do not vary with production are considered fixed.

Cost Benefit Analysis is a systematic approach to estimating the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives that satisfy transactions, activities or functional requirements for a business. It is a technique that is used to determine options that provide the best approach for the adoption and practice in terms of benefits in labor, time and cost savings etc. The CBA is also defined as a systematic process for calculating and comparing benefits and costs of a project, decision or government policy (hereafter, "project").

Cost Overrun involves unexpected costs incurred in excess of budgeted amounts due to an underestimation of the actual cost during budgeting. Cost overrun should be distinguished from cost escalation, which is used to express an anticipated growth in a budgeted cost due to factors such as inflation.

Cost is the value of money that has been used up to produce something, and hence is not available for use anymore. In business, the be one(?) of acquisition, in which case the amount of money expended to acquire it is counted as cost. In this case, money is the input that is gone in order to acquire the thing. This acquisition cost may be the sum of the cost of production as incurred by the original producer, and further costs of transaction as incurred by the acquirer over and above the price paid to the producer. Usually, the price also includes a mark-up for profit over the cost of production.

Fixed Cost are business expenses that are not dependent on the level of goods or services produced by the business. Direct labor and overhead are often called conversion cost, while direct material and direct labor are often referred to as prime cost.

Variable Cost are costs that change in proportion to the good or service that a business produces.

Direct costs are costs that can easily be associated with a particular cost object, describe something to which costs are assigned. Common examples of cost objects are: product lines, geographic territories, customers, departments or anything else for which management would like to quantify cost.

Expense is an outflow of money to another person or group to pay for an item or service, or for a category of costs. For a tenant, rent is an expense

Real versus Nominal Value (economics) real value is relative to other commodities or goods. It is adjusted for inflation, enabling comparison of quantities as if prices had not changed. Changes in real terms therefore exclude the effect of inflation. In contrast with real value, nominal value is not adjusted for inflation, and so increases in nominal value reflect the effect of inflation.

Gift Economy is a mode of exchange where valuables are not traded or sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. This contrasts with a barter economy or a market economy, where goods and services are primarily exchanged for value received. Social norms and custom govern gift exchange. Gifts are not given in an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity.

Sharing Economy

Why do Addictions often confuse our Value Judgment?
Work

True Cost


Living within your means has nothing to do with what you can afford. Living within the means is measured by a persons understanding of the resources that they have, and, how they accurately manage those resources so that they remain available and will not run out. People wrongly believe that what they can afford has to do with how much money they have, which is inaccurate and delusional. What you can afford is measured by the impacts and the effects of a particular action that you claim that you can afford to do. Will the action negatively effect your health? Will the action negatively effect the health of others? Will it increase pollution? So can you afford to eat that junk food? No. Just because you can afford something doesn't mean that your actions are good or bad, right or wrong. Living Wage

Means are the actions you take that have a logical consequence. Have a specified degree of importance. Destine or designate for a certain purpose.

Using money to measure value is like using a dipstick to measure how much oil costs the environment? It is very ignorant and almost criminal to judge the value of something using just money. You should only judge things by how much time, resources and people they use in the excavating process or the creating process. You also have to measure the amount of energy that the resource will ultimately provide and how it will be used. You also have to measure the environmental impact during excavating process or creating process. You have to measure the efficiency, the environmental impact during use, the recycling and reusing capabilities, and you have to measure how certain resources compare to other resources of similar properties. This information can be measured and used, so this needs to be public knowledge in order for the public to be aware of their choices. This is the only way of judging the true value of something. You have to ask what is the true cost of this? You can't answer that by using a dollar sign. How much time, how much resources and how many people? Then you have to figure impact, choices and priorities. When you use money in equations you confuse people and keep people from fully understanding the situation. I’m not saying to stop using money as a way to measure action. Sadly we still have to use money in this way to some extent. But if you understand the facts and Understand the Math of a Particular Problem, then money should always follow this logic, if not, then someone is lying or using the wrong math. When things can be correctly measured they can be better understood.

" Money does not determine the Worth, the Cost or the Value of something, money only determines the Price of something."

"Money is not a measure of success, just like owning more then one hammer does not make you a carpenter. The only accurate measure of success is positive output that has almost zero waste."

Calculating True Cost

Money is not an accurate Method or even a correct method to measure the importance of actions that we must all take to protect our world and human civilization.  Only society should decide what it needs, not money. Any social service that depends on money is not a service. (Dependency) How can you have a needed human service depended on an inanimate object? It’s just so sad and so crazy to know that almost every person on the planet is manipulated and controlled by money, in some varying degrees of course, but still affected. How did we become so complacent and so unaware of the damage that we do to ourselves everyday in the name of money? It's like waking up from a bad dream. Remember how horrible it was when you got Fooled and Suckered by a Scam or a Con. But this time the con man is everywhere. Money is supposed to be just a tool and not a weapon of control. So what happened to us? Instead of pumping money into the economy to thwart off Inflation, we should be pumping information and knowledge into the economy. Of course, we would first have to decide on the how, what, why, when and where that this particular information and knowledge should be. Because we have painfully learned from our past and our present, that when things get corrupted they cause more harm then good. To say that a country needs a Growing Economy is an out right lie and a very ignorant observation. A growing economy will always end in collapse. A country needs Sustainability, Intelligent Management and Intelligent Design. There is no other way. Information and Knowledge is our best defense. And knowing how to use that information correctly would be our best offence. A slow economy is just another way of saying that Corruption, Greed, Incompetence and Crime has increased. 


Measuring the Value of Money

We have to have a way, or a rating system, that would accurately explain if the Bitcoin, or money, was earned in a way that definitely benefited people, versus, in a way that definitely did not benefit people. I'm all for alternate currencies, as long as the currency can be easily identified as valuable, and honest. 

Similar to a Rating System for Food


“...when men live by Trade... it is the best product that wins, the best performance, the man of best judgment and highest ability...”  (Francisco d'Anconia  Atlas Shrugged(Part 2, Chapter 2, Page 411)

Supply Chain - Free Trade

“The symbol of all relationships among such men, the moral symbol of respect for human beings, is the Trader. We, who live by values, not by loot, are traders, both in matter and in spirit. A trader is a man who earns what he gets and does not give or take the undeserved.”  (John Galt  Atlas Shrugged (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,022)

“...when you live in a rational society, where men are free to Trade, you receive an incalculable bonus: the material value of your work is determined not only by your effort, but by the effort of the best productive minds who exist in the world around you.”  (John Galt  Atlas Shrugged (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,064)

Only ignorant people would force other people to do something pointless that is not necessary. Ignorance creates extra steps in society that wastes time, people and resources. If you are going to generate useless paper work you should print it on toilet paper so at the least it will provide something of value. Toilet Paper with information not Adds or Toilet Paper with words of wisdom.

To force people to make things just because you selfishly want them, and not because you actually need them, that is not just illogical it is also totally insane. And you wonder why people suffer? There's a big difference between Convenience and Necessity.  

Measuring True Cost
Measuring Value

Quotes about Money - Sayings about Money


Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Is this the most logical choice based on your current needs?
Is Money Just another Addiction?  What is the true cost of Luxury

TROM - 2.17 Beauty and Design (youtube)

"We should not have taxes, people should just a bill that clearly shows how the money is spent. This way a person can calculate how much they owe by the services they use."

Why does the cost of Insurance control our decisions? Why does it stop us from making improvements? Because we're idiots.
Why will Insurance be unnecessary in the future?  Racket

The best insurance is friendships and families, because if there is no one to give money too, then your insurance is useless. This is one of the reasons why insurance does more harm then good because it degrades relationships. But it's not just insurance, it's more about the fact that money disconnects people from reality. So the root of the problem is still our inadequate and dysfunctional education system.

To be more Privileged or to have certain Entitlements cannot exist in Society for it only creates Discrimination and also abuses the less fortunate without justification. Of course certain people do need extra assistance, need better tools and require extra help from other people in order to be more productive in the service they provide. This is not the same as believing you have a right to a more spoiled and extravagant lifestyle just because you have more money or have a position of power. That is a very distorted understanding of life that has a very negative and destructive effect on other people and the planet. Showing Gratitude without money or power is more genuine.   Maybe we should all be Praying for Time (song on youtube)

"If we don't educate people completely we will always have problems in our world, especially when money and power gives anyone the ability to commit murder and spread violence, as well as destroy land and pollute water. I don't know if you realize this but our money system has some horrible and deadly flaws. If we don't fix these flaws, making our world a better place will be impossible, and suffering, destruction and avoidable deaths will continue for as long as humans live.

Someone Saved My Life Tonight (youtube) but now the song is about capitalism....clinging to your stocks and bonds and paying your H.P. demands for ever... you nearly had me roped and tied...then sweet freedom whispered in my ear, you're a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly.....fly away...Bye Bye

"You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality."  Ayn Rand

Instead of living with blood on your hands, how about living with unlimited potential in your hands, the potential that you can't see because it's covered by money and the blood of the people who gave their lives for it. I'm not blaming you, I want to help you, help you make things better. I know that a lot of the times you're just protecting yourself against all the other criminals in the world, and I know its hard to leave the game and just walk away from the table, but that's where it starts. And the more people who leave the game, then there will be less people to exploit. And then eventually the people who like to exploit people will become tired of playing games because there will be no more people who are willing to play the game with them. And when people stop playing this game of exploitation, that's when we'll be waiting for them to help them through this transition, a transition into a better world and a better life for everyone. I'm sure you would like to spend your time and energy on more productive objectives and enjoy life more freely. We all have Blood on their Hands

You can still have it all but at the same time still have nothing, so what are you really living for?

If you never learn the right things when you become broke, then you will end up making the same mistakes again.
It was more then just thinking that I would always have a Job, so I would always find a way to pay my bills. And it was more then just mismanaging money. And it was more then just spending money that I didn't have. It was more then just getting bad loans. It was more then just the economy. It was more then just bad jobs that do more harm then good. It was more about being Brainwashed and manipulated into spending and buying things that I didn't need. I was manipulated into thinking that buying things was some how good for the Economy, and that Conspicuous Consumption and mindless consumerism was improving society. We have all been horribly mislead and misinformed, which is the fault of our biggest problem, which is our incompetent education system, and of course our sucky media too. I was so lucky that I went broke in 2007, but I was even more lucky to have learned about the problems with our Monetary System as well as our enormous problems in our Education System. So what seemed to be a failure turned out to be a blessing after all. Thank You God! Thank You Internet! My situation is unique now, I'm working a lot but I'm not getting paid enough to pay all my bills to this ignorant capitalistic society, which is another problem for me to solve, add that to the list.

"Nothing drives people more then having a purpose, not even money can inspire people more then having a purpose. But sadly there are too many people being driven by money instead of being driven by purpose, which leaves them totally unaware of the real reasons why they are doing what they are doing, and also, they are unaware of the side effects that are produced by their actions."

Educating People About Money  

Work is work, right? Volunteering is considered work. So work is not just about the Money, it’s more about the Value of your Actions.

Morals and Ethics

Why does Money encourage ignorance and make people complacent with a false sense of security?
Am I insane, incoherent, corrupt or just a fool?

Money Documentaries

"You can't put a price on life, but you can measure the value life. You can measure how much a person gives, and how much a person takes. You can measure how many opportunities a person has had, You can measure how much education they were given. You can also measure the importance of a persons inventions and discoveries, actions that helped improve life, without degrading life in any way. Value can be measured, price can not be measured because money is an inanimate object."

"Money should not drive your decision making, because you will never be able to accurately calculate the real cost of your actions. There is cause and effect, there is good and bad, there is right or wrong, there is productive and non productive, and all those can be mathematically proven, this way our odds of success are greatly increased. To base our decisions only on money is to live without reason and purpose, which always leads to a lonely place filled with nightmares. And to that I say no thank you, I think I will stick to using logic to drive my decisions as much as humanly possible."

The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love (Live) (youtube)

Reasons why money disconnects people from reality.
Not to say that people doing things just for money is always wrong, it's just that it's not always right, and most people are not fully aware of the real cost of their actions. This is a huge disconnect that has devastating consequences. if we don't correct this, it will continue to kill people and continue to destroy and poison our world.

Too many people believe that saving their money is some how going to better their lives and make them more prepared for when they no longer feel the need to work. Saving time, saving resources and saving friendships are much more valuable and important in the long run. Invest in expanding your knowledge, because it's what you don't know that will do the most damage and cause the most problems. Encourage people to continue to learn and expand their knowledge of themselves and the world around them. knowing a little more each day, understanding a little more each day, enjoying life a little more each day.

Just because you paid a 100 dollars for electricity that does not say how much that energy cost.
Just because you paid a 1 dollar for an apple that does not say how much that apple cost.

We can easily label a product with the cost as well as the price, the cost would included how much time, resources, and people it took to deliver this product to you. it would also include how much environmental damage the product caused, and what were the offsets of this damage if any. our world would gradually improve everyday.

Money is not something that should be controlling your actions, money should not tell you what you can and cannot do. Money is not a guide. What should be guiding you is your knowledge of the world. To live within your means is not about money, because money is not a calculation or a measurement of reality. Living within your means is about resources and understanding the cause and effects of your actions, actions that could hurt others or hurt yourself. Spending less then you earn does not tell me what you do for work or what you do with the money you earn, because both may be causing damage. Spending less or spending more is not doing less or doing more. You have to calculate and measure the effects of your actions, without using a dollar sign. Information and knowledge that proves your actions were the best actions to take based on our current understanding of the world. We waste too much and we pollute to much without taking in consideration the millions of people you will suffer from these bad decisions.

If people don't have enough information and knowledge to understand their world, how are the supposed to know what choices to make that would improve things and make life better.

There are millions of people around the world living better then kings did a 100 years ago. That's how much we improved the standard of living. And we are just beginning to realize the true cost of this standard of living. And we are also understanding the mistakes we made and the waste and abuse that we caused. Millions of kings sitting on their thrones enjoying their lifestyle, just as disconnected as real kings were 100 years ago. Except now it's a different, we can communicate much more easily then ever before. The Kings should all get together and make better choices and stop pretending that they will live forever.

"We learn the game. Then we learn how to cheat the game. So we think that we're smart. But we learned nothing important or valuable because it was just a game. So where was life? Life was in front of us the whole time. But we were too busy playing the game. So we never bothered to look up."


Unhealthy Attachments


We are dependent on something's, but we don't want certain dependencies to turn into obsessions for things that we are not truly dependent on, like trivial material possessions, or money, or unhealthy foods, or unhealthy drugs, or unhealthy thoughts, or any unhealthy habits that do more harm then good.

Everyone must understand the transitory nature of material life and that all things must come and go. Here today and gone tomorrow. We must see things as they are, so as to avoid creating Unhealthy Attachments to things, and stop creating Unhealthy Attachments to certain thoughts, and stop creating Unhealthy Attachments to certain people, because some relationships can cause more harm then good.

Unhealthy Attachments
Excessively concerned with material possessions or the acquisition of wealth. Clinging to the past, or having an obsession with the future. Allowing our possessions to define us or entrap us. Fearing loss. Attaching yourself to hopes and dreams in a way that excuses you from fixing things. Hoarding

Obsessed, Addicted
Continually preoccupied with things that intrude the mind uninvited. Compulsively or physiologically dependent on something that is inconsistent with reason or logic. An unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone. An irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will. Addictions

Detachment (philosophy) or Non-attachment, is a state in which a person overcomes his or her attachment to desire for things, people or concepts of the world and thus attains a heightened perspective. Detachment as release from desire and consequently from suffering.

Child Development (effects on children)

Sand Mandala and Sand Painting is one of the exercises that a person can do to remind themselves of Unhealthy Attachments. Sand Mandala symbolizes the Buddhist doctrinal belief in the transitory nature of material life.



Quotes about Money...


The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost everything you own, including all your money. 
Quotes from Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Money Quotes (wiki quotes)

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.  (Cree Indian Proverb)

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.  (Norman Vincent Peale)

"Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money."

"Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t know."

Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will. It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with goods and services.  (Albert Jay Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, 1943)

"The system of banking [is] a blot left in all our Constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction...I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity... is but swindling futurity on a large scale."   (Thomas Jefferson)

"The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.  (Henry Ford)

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.”  (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)

“Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants.” (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)

“Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other.”  (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)

“Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value.”
(Francisco d'Anconia   Atlas Shrugged   (Part 2, Chapter 2, Page 410)

“Money is made... made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.” (Francisco d'Anconia Atlas Shrugged (Part 2, Chapter 2, Page 411)

To profit from life is to take more then you give, and if you take more then you give, there will always be suffering.

We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry. (English Proverb)

Those who live by numbers can also perish by them and it is a terrifying thing to have an adding machine write an epitaph, either way.  (George J.W. Goodman, The Money Game)

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.  (Pablo Picasso)

Give me control of a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.  (Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, American politician, inventor and scientist)

You know the value of every merchandise, but you do not know your own value -- that is stupidity....
(The Sufi Path of Love, The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi)

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
(Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955, German-born Theoretical Physicist)

In God we trust, all others bring data. (Dr. W. Edwards Deming 1900-1993, American Statistician)
Proof is a deductive argument for a mathematical statement. In the argument, other previously established statements, such as theorems, can be used. In principle, a proof can be traced back to self-evident or assumed statements, known as axioms, along with accepted rules of inference.

Inflation is taxation without legislation.  (Milton Friedman)

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
(Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, Indian, ethic-spiritual & political leader for Nonviolent Resistance)

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.  (Martin Luther King, Jr)

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. 

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life. (Michael Leboeuf)

Do not value money for any more nor any less than its worth; it is a good servant but a bad master.
(Alexandre Dumas fils), Camille, 1852

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
(Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, American President, abolisher of slavery)

"I had rather fashion my mind than furnish it."  (Michel de Montaigne)

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. (John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963, 35th president of the United States)

It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.   (Dr. W. Edwards Deming 1900-1993, American Statistician)

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
(Peter F. Drucker, American Management Guru)

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
(Epicurus 341 B.C.-270 B.C., ancient Greek philosopher, father of Hedonism)

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
(Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969, US General, 34th president of the United States)

"Many people believe that poor people are lazy. In reality, most of the nations poorest people work full-time jobs, sometimes 60 or more hours a week, but because they are paid so little, they can't feed their families or adequately take care of the needs of their family. It's also commonly believed that the rich deserve their wealth because they work harder then others. In reality, most of the super rich have never worked a real job, because most of their wealth has been handed to them."

"The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said "This is mine," and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody."
(Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Discourse on Inequality, 1754)

No Man can Serve two Masters  Matthew 6:24
No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Ye cannot be human and inhuman.
Ye cannot serve man and kill man. (whether directly or indirectly)

Penny wise, pound foolish

Proverbs 22:7
“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.”


Other People's Money (1991)

Other People's Money (wiki)
Video Clip of Speech (youtube)

A Quote from the Movie..."There is the instrument of our destruction. I want you to look at him in all of his glory, Larry "The Liquidator," the entrepreneur of post-industrial America, playing God with other people's money. The Robber Barons of old at least left something tangible in their wake -- a coal mine, a railroad, banks. This man leaves nothing. He creates nothing. He builds nothing. He runs nothing. And in his wake lies nothing but a blizzard of paper to cover the pain. Oh, if he said, "I know how to run your business better than you," that would be something worth talking about. But he's not saying that. He's saying, "I'm going to kill you because at this particular moment in time, you're worth more dead than alive." Well, maybe that's true, but it is also true that one day this industry will turn. One day when the yen is weaker, the dollar is stronger, or, when we finally begin to rebuild our roads, our bridges, the infrastructure of our country, demand will skyrocket. And when those things happen, we will still be here, stronger because of our ordeal, stronger because we have survived. And the price of our stock will make his offer pale by comparison. God save us if we vote to take his paltry few dollars and run. God save this country if that is truly the wave of the future. We will then have become a nation that makes nothing but hamburgers, creates nothing but lawyers, and sells nothing but tax shelters. And if we are at that point in this country, where we kill something because at the moment it's worth more dead than alive -- well, take a look around. Look at your neighbor. Look at your neighbor. You won't kill him, will you? No. It's called murder and it's illegal. Well, this too is murder -- on a mass scale. Only on Wall Street, they call it "maximizing share-holder value" and they call it "legal." And they substitute dollar bills where a conscience should be. Dammit! A business is worth more than the price of its stock. It's the place where we earn our living, where we meet our friends, dream our dreams. It is, in every sense, the very fabric that binds our society together. So let us now, at this meeting, say to every Garfield in the land, "Here, we build things. We don't destroy them. Here, we care about more than the price of our stock! Here, we care about people."

Vulture Capitalist are investors that acquire distressed firms in the hopes of making them more profitable so as to ultimately sell them for a profit. Due to their aggressive investing nature, and how they make firms more profitable, vulture capitalists are often criticized.

"I no longer dream of stupid luxuries anymore because they are mostly irrelevant and wasteful. I no longer dream of wealth or power, because I know that I will always have both as long as I keep learning. The only material possessions I think about are tools that would make me more productive, and more sustainable, just like the planet earth, living in peace and harmony."

If you create a psychotic environment, then people exposed to this psychotic environment could easily be influence enough to become psychotic themselves, which has clearly happened. This is one thing that humans have learned as being a fact, and that is, humans are products of their environment. And there are many different environments on this planet, each one having its own unique effect on the human mind. You can be neighbors with other people and still be worlds apart. You can be siblings from the same family, and still have your own unique qualities. This is because the same environment does not always mean the same reaction to that environment, especially when each person has their own experiences. We have finally realized just how incredible the human mind is, and how incredible life is. We know that Humans can learn, which means that humans can learn about how different environments can effect their behaviors. And we can share this knowledge, and we can also pass on this knowledge. Which means that future generations will be more intelligent, and more capable of surviving, and thriving.

It's not just that I realized that there are more important things then money, I realized that the things that are more important then money are extremely important. Like the importance of knowledge. This was more then just an epiphany, It's like realizing the water well that everyone has been drinking from has been poisoned. And the affects from the poison are gradual and not easily identifiable. So making everyone aware of this was not going to be easy or straight forward. So of course I needed to do some research so that I can find ways to make people understand that the poisoned well is real and not just a metaphor. It's like waking up and realizing that the life you have been living is a lie. So why are people lying to me and to others? I don't know, but that is not important, what's important is knowing what the truth is. And the only way to find the truth is by researching and learning. 

You can't equate your life or your time to money. Money is just a tool and just one of many tools a human has. And the most important tool is the human brain. The ability to solve problems and to analyze information gives a human more advantages over all other living things on this planet. But just because we have these abilities does not mean everyone has learned them or even knows how to use these abilities correctly. keep learning and don't forget to apply what you have learned to your life.

When money can give anyone power, before they have actually earned it or before they fully understand the responsibility of power, you will always have destructive behavior and corruption. You either take away the power of money or fully educate people on how to use this tool correctly and responsibly. It looks like we have to do both.  Basic Knowledge 101

We will never begin to understand the cost of our actions if we use only money as a guide. You have to look at all the elements, all the facts and all the results in order to even come close to understanding the whole picture. Having more money will not guarantee that you will be smarter or live a better life, on the contrary you will more likely become more ignorant and suffer as clearly proven and documented by the destructive effects of wealth on people and society. Money has a very strange power, or special magic, that decreases a persons ability to think clearly. And just to think that it's only a tool. How can you give an inanimate object so much power over your thinking. And you can't blame the tool, so money is not the problem here. The problem is that people are terribly confused and manipulated by a tool that society uses. This is the fault of education that we must fix immediately. If most of the corrupted people in the world are educated people, then why is education not correcting this flaw?

Social Impact of Wealth
Unions

Should we allow corporations to use our earths resources, our people and our time just to make money? Of course not because that would be totally ignorant and totally insane. Yet we let it happen everyday. Then on top of that these same corporations irresponsibly cause damage to our earth and violate human rights as if they were above every law know to man. I'm not about Revenge because that's a waste of time. Justice and education is the only logical alternative.

People pursuing their ideas and chasing their personal dreams is absolutely necessary. Self-interest
But eventually a lot of us will have to work together on the same project, work on the same idea and work on the same dream. Teamwork is our only hope for success and prosperity. The world is producing to many humans that are disconnected and isolated from Reality. When we realize that we are all one entity, one organism, one species, we will then start acting to our full potential as ‘one’.

The Eco-system is our teacher. And this teacher is clearly showing us the way to survive and to sustain a happy and healthy life style. That knowledge is priceless.

Single people are one of the world's greatest resources. Being Single should be looked upon as a honorable life choice. Single people can dedicate themselves to the world and provide a great service that helps the needy and helps the uneducated to become educated. This way families can focus more time and energy towards their family instead of having to spend precious time away from their family to combat the worlds problems that are over whelming families. As of 2012 there's about 32.7 million Americans living Alone Being Alone does not mean that you are Lonely.

Extrovert
Routines
Population Growth

There are powerful and greedy people who don't fully understand our dilemma, but with enough educated people we will surely over whelm them into change, as well as over whelm our politicians into making the right choices and sacrifices that we all have to make. And it’s not just living within our means either because some people actually believe that they have the right to be wasteful just because they can afford it, which is so moronic and ignorant that it goes against all common sense. Freedom does not mean that you have the right to be an ignorant moron at everybody else’s expense. Especially when we can measure and confirm what things are bad, damaging and counter productive. We have to live within the world’s means, and the world cannot afford anything right now. Plus, people who do have money have it easier to make positive changes then the people who are just fighting for survival because their options are limited. So it’s time to put away our childish ways and grow up fast. This does not mean the American dream is over, it just means the American dream has become more defined and more responsible. This amazing journey of change will bring us closer together and make us clearly understand our values, which have become obscured by deceiving images by our corporate media. It's time to join the millions who have already made changes because we desperately need the support of everyone in order to prosper.

Americas actually have the power to save the world, if they want to?
Americans have the power. Not just the power of choice, but also the power of change. We use more energy and resources then most countries combined. And using more energy does not say that we are actually doing more. We actually waste more time and resources and throw away more then most countries consume. On top of that we do more damage to our environment and too ourselves. We spend more time digging our own graves then spending time making a difference. Selfish endeavors are killing us. We really are in some ways an embarrassment to the rest of the world and to our constitution. But amazingly Americans can literally improve the world over night. I’m not saying that Americans can fix every problem in the world but if we just learn to conserve, to recycle and reuse, we would stop this thoughtless waste. The energy and resources that went into making a product that you don’t need can now be use somewhere else where it can have a positive influence. And thus the change begins. Literally, “The world is in our hands”. I always thought that picture was silly, but not anymore. We have come full circle. We have made a lot of mistakes and made a mess of a lot of things. Blaming doesn’t help. We can heal if we work together. There are a lot of great people in America, we’re not stupid, we can fix this....So what’s the plan?

Educate

Everyone has an effect on the world. whether the effect is large or small. Whether you are poor or wealthy, everyone has the power to effect the world. People with wealth seem to have a bigger effect on the world, but it's not true. Because it's not the size of the effect that matters, it's the importance of the effect that matters. The poor think that their life will not make a difference in the world, but that is wrong, because the poor have always made the difference in the world, always. To believe that you don't have an effect in the world, will still have an effect. But just knowing that you do effect the world everyday that you are alive, is not enough. You still have to know your options and you still have to know your choices. So Knowledge and information is the key to ending all poverty and all inequalities. You want poor people to lift themselves out of poverty, just give people the necessary knowledge and information that they need, and you will unleash the power and potential of 100's of millions of people all around the world. The poor can easily end poverty for everyone, because the poor are not stupid. The only stupid people in the world are the people who are denying people access to the necessary information and knowledge that people need to make the improvements in the world that are desperately needed. The problem can be solved, so what are you waiting for?

Education is the strongest and the most effective tool known to Humans:
"It's hard to implement action and positive change without the necessary knowledge being shared"

3 Major things that happened way to fast for enough Humans to react to:
Our over use and dependency of fossil fuels.
Our irresponsible and misunderstood economic growth.
Our over population explosion.

"It's not that too many people, or over population is bad, it's just that too many undereducated people is really bad"

I have seen the population double and my parents have seen the population triple.
How many people can the earth sustain? If the rates of consumption are equal and fair for every human on earth, we can then measure very accurately how many resources, food and water every human requires. And then we can measure how many people the earth can sustain without damaging the ecosystem or starving itself. And not just sustain humans, but also sustain every other living species, especially the animals we call food, and of course the water and all the other foods that we all need to live. We are living in an eco-system whether we like it or not. If you break the chain something always dies and it might be us.

These problems are not new and were foreseen by thousands. We have known about these issues for at least 40 years now and still we are reacting way to slow then simple common sense dictates.

"There has been too much emphasis on treating the disease and not enough emphasis on the cure"

Most of us are completely unaware of the levels of destruction and suffering that are embodied in the stuff that we buy and in the choices we make. To rid ourselves of this ignorance will not be easy. But it will have to be done in order to insure our children's survival and to evolve as a species. 

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." 

What does it meant to be Successful?

Green living or sustainable living is intelligent living. So the word intelligent must be emphasized when describing eco-friendly living because that's what it is. When people hear the word intelligent they will want to know more about that subject because everyone wants to be intelligent. People have a hard time understanding and accepting terminology like environmentally friendly, sustainability or recycling. Mostly because being environmentally conscience is so new to a lot of people that we have not completely found the words to fully explain it in ways that are totally understood by everyone.

If we stop making poisons then corporations and governments will stop feeding it to us.

When it comes to our world environment, I want to help educate people about the effects that we all have on our earth and the effects that we all have on our eco-systems that keep us alive and sustain life for millions of other species. I want to make people aware of all the right choices that we can make so that everyone has a clear understanding of their impact on the planet. But educating people is not an easy task. It will take incredible patience and an enormous amount of ingenuity. Educating people will need the support from everyone. So the first thing we must teach is the extreme importance of education, not the education that we all know today, but the education that is not being fully shared and the education that is not being fully understood. Today we have so much more information and knowledge, of the world, and ourselves, that is tremendously important to our understanding. We need a consensus and total world involvement in organizing and distributing all this important information and knowledge. If we don’t take this action to improve our education system, billions of people will continue to suffer from our own ignorance. The major problem has always been education. People can't act or understand what is needed without knowledge. Our education system is unaware of its incompetence and its dysfunctional effects that it has on people. If every educator and every parent on this planet were to educate every child and themselves on what actions and choices they could make to secure human survival and secure our planets survival with all its species and wonders, our chances for survival and our increased quality of life will not just double, but triple.

If we were to educate every women on the planet we could improve the world over night.

When decisions are not based on facts, or reality, or common sense, they are usually bad mistakes with huge consequences. No one in their right mind would do harm to themselves or do harm to others, especially if they knew of a better way. No one does bad things because they are bad, they do bad things because they don't know better, or, they are force by an ignorant system of control, or forced by ignorant people. When we wake up from this, life will be exhilarating, like a warm spring day after a long cold winter. Remember those? Everyone does.

Government Spending

Problem Transference

People need to know the difference between Earning and Stealing.

Tragedy of the Commons is an economic theory of a situation within a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting that resource through their collective action.

People also need to know the difference between Borrowing, Renting and Using. 

Affluenza a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more."The term "affluenza" has also been used to refer to an inability to understand the consequences of one's actions because of financial privilege.

Money doesn't answer all your questions, so why do we allow money to impede our knowledge and our understanding? Money does Transfer all the information that is related to a transaction. Cause and effects need to be measured in order to accurately understand the full impact, if not, then you could be totally disconnected from reality, like many people are.

Valuing Time Over Money Is Associated With Greater Happiness. There is empirical evidence that prioritizing time over money is a stable preference related to greater subjective well-being.

"As money is not exchanged for any one specific quality, for any one specific thing, or for any particular human essential power, but for the entire objective world of man and nature, from the standpoint of its possessor it therefore serves to exchange every quality for every other, even contradictory, quality and object: it is the fraternisation of impossibilities. It makes contradictions embrace."  

Abstract Labour - Concrete Labour

You would have to be a total moron to have a system where money allows you to do almost anything that you want. And you don't even have to prove right or wrong or good or bad, you just need money. That is a scam and a total disconnect from reality. It's like a child's fairytale come to life. All you have to do is have this special object and it will give you all the power you need. Except this fairytale is killing people, and it's killing this planet, so your fairytale is over, it was a lie, time to wake up, it was just a bad dream, and a nightmare for others. But this children's story does have a happy ending, it's called doing what is right. Our actions will again be measured by the value that our actions bring to life, by the value that our actions bring to ourselves, and by the value that our actions bring to others. You can still have your fairytales, but let us try to forget this nightmare that we called the dark ages of the monetary system, the embarrassment that we all shared in. Thank God, we are finally coming to our senses.

If it wasn't about money then we would have no disagreements, we would only have the facts. Money is only a tool that is related to a particular step in a transaction, it does not define the reasons why the action is necessary or valuable. Money disconnects us from reality more then it connects us to reality. Let us talk in facts, not money. It can't be about money, only the facts. You need to ask "Is the action Sustainable, Logical, and Valuable?" The most ignorant thing that you can do is put a dollar sign on a solving a problem or reaching a goal. Stick with the facts, do your research, keep moving forward.

Why do I do things because I have the money? Just having money does not say that it's right or good. I need to do things because it is necessary and important, and money is just one of the steps in that process, and not the reason.

To many people who have more then enough money are doing the worst things with money. And not just because they're ignorant, it's also that there addiction to money leaves them with a very narrow view of the world. So people live in denial, but they don't know that they are living in denial, like most Addicts do.

"Money is like a carrot on a stick, people blindly chase the carrot without paying attention to life, thus they never fully understand themselves or the world around them."

"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." -- Henry Ford

"We should live and let live, as long as your life doesn't take away anyone else's right to live and let live."

"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”  -- Dalai Lama

“Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.” – Michael Ellner

When Money can give anyone power before they have actually earned it, or before they fully understand the responsibility of power, you will always have destructive behavior and corruption. You either take away the power of money or fully educate people on how to use this tool correctly and responsibly. It looks like we have to do both. 

Emergency Banking Act was an act passed by the United States Congress in March 1933 in an attempt to stabilize the banking system.

Bank for International Settlements is an international financial institution owned by central banks which "fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks".

Psychological Disorders Related to Money
Money disorders are persistent patterns of self-destructive and self-limiting financial behaviors. Money disorders are the maladaptive patterns of financial beliefs and behaviors that lead to clinically significant distress, impairment in social or occupational functioning, due to financial strain or an inability to appropriately enjoy one’s financial resources. With the exception of pathological gambling and compulsive buying, psychology and the mental health fields have largely neglected dysfunctional money disorders. Conspicuous Consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power. Types of behaviors, or “scripts”, related to money disorders include money avoidance, money worship, money status and money vigilance. Money Avoidance Disorders (also includes Underspending and Excessive Risk Aversion, but not related to being frugal) Hoarding: When stockpiling objects or money provides a sense of safety, security, and relief of anxiety. Relational Money Disorders (also includes Financial Dependence and Financial Incest). Financial Infidelity: Telling "little green lies" about one's spending or finances to one's partner. Financial Enabling: Giving money to others whether you can afford it or not; giving when it is not in the other's long-term best interest. Those afflicted with money disorders or who have problematic money beliefs can seek financial therapy. With financial therapy, financial planners and relationship therapists work together to provide comprehensive treatment to clients experiencing financial distress. Peniaphobia is the fear of poverty and/or poor people.  We need a High Quality Education and not just Therapy

Why do people use money as an excuse to be criminals? Or to put more simply, why do people do more harm then good in the name of money? This type of ignorance destroys people. And it also destroys Nations, and history has confirmed this time and time again. Wake up, you're dying, you're killing, you're losing, wake up!

Profit


There is nothing wrong with profit as long as it doesn't turn into theft, hording, waste or abuse. Profit should be the end result of a process where you were able to produce more then what you took. If you use a resource, and what you produce from that resource, actually gives more benefit then the value of the resource itself, then that is a profit. The positives are accurately calculated as being more beneficial then known negatives. And it is also more beneficial then doing nothing at all with the resource. Price is not an accurate measurement of Output. And if you think that you earned your money, then just show us the numbers. Offshore Accounts - Tax Evasion

Greed is a disease just like most Addictions. Greed is not necessary. Greed is not Human Nature. Greed is illogical. Greed is a Sin because it does more harm then good. Greed is not about human survival. Greed is pure ignorance. Greed is a twisted Ego.

We need to stop using profit as a reward for stealing, or using money as a reason for stealing. This behavior is completely insane! It's as if we have minds of children. Our brains fully developed, but we forgot about the software, we ignored the most important aspect of having a computer between our ears, and that is having software that works great and produces positive results. We have millions of people working on computer software, but hardly anyone working on Human Software. The value of the resource would be measured by the most beneficial output that we can get from this resource. So if you use the resource for something else, then you have to prove that the process you are planning to do has more benefits then all other options available. You cannot derive a benefit from something if the cost and the negatives are more. Using money to justify a crime is insane. You're embezzling more then just money, your stealing resources, time and potential. Excessive Wealth is not only bad, it's totally unnecessary. You don't need to steal more then you need because there's plenty for everybody.

Profit is the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).

Excess
is a quantity much larger than is needed. Immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits.
More than is needed, desired, or required. Excessive indulgence. Over Eating

Greed is excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves. Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins).

Extravagant is being recklessly wasteful.

Waste is useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly. Inefficiently or inappropriately. The trait of wasting resources. Lose vigor and health, become weaker.

Profit Motive is the motivation of firms that operate so as to maximize their profits.

Profit Maximization is the short run or long run process by which a firm determines the price and output level that returns the greatest profit.

Using more Resources does not always mean that you are doing more or accomplishing more. There's a big difference between being Productive and being Wasteful and Abusive. Productive can be Sustainable, wasteful could never be Sustainable.

Executive Order 6102 is an Executive Order forbidding the Hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States". (April 5, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt).

Hoarding is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by excessive acquisition and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that can cause significant distress or impairment. Compulsive Hoarding behavior has been associated with health risks, impaired functioning, economic burden, and adverse effects on friends and family members. When clinically significant enough to impair functioning, hoarding can prevent typical uses of space, enough so that it can limit activities. Compulsive hoarders may be aware of their irrational behavior, but the emotional attachment to the hoarded objects far exceeds the motive to discard the items. Unhealthy Attachments

My Precious! (youtube)

There's enough for everyone, but the problem is that some people believe they deserve more then others. This goes way beyond Hoarding, this is a Disease of the MindTheft

If we consume more then we make, then profit is a lie and shareholders is a lie. Profit and shareholders are words that rich scumbags use to replace the word theft. Profit at whose expense? Pay shareholders at whose expense? That's theft, that is stealing, and you can't pretend otherwise. You're lying to yourself and you're lying to everyone else. That is like saying that a hired killer has the right to commit murder just because they were paid a fee.

Working to Provide Public Service
Public Good

Mostly all profit is nothing more then Blood Money. So it's time for people of this earth to be compensated for these crimes and the violence committed in the name of profit and money.

Non-Profit (social progress)

Profit is like saying that murder is just helping people sleep for a long time. Profit is like saying that slavery is helping people work and have jobs, minus human rights and freedoms of course.

Prospect Theory describes the way people choose between probabilistic alternatives that involve risk, where the probabilities of outcomes are known. The theory states that people make decisions based on the potential value of losses and gains rather than the final outcome, and that people evaluate these losses and gains using certain heuristics, which are are mental shortcuts that usually involve focusing on one aspect of a complex problem and ignoring others.

There is hardly any companies in the world that truly understands what true cost is. Corporations and Governments steal and murder and then they point the finger at someone else.

Transference - Externalizing

"We don't have a system that shares the wealth, we have a system where people are allowed to steal the wealth."

Saying that there's no money in it is a false statement. It's just that people don't care, and the people who do care, have no support to do what is needed. The current system is flawed.

It's not how much money you make in your life, it's how much you do with your life. Did your life benefit people? Did the actions in your life improve life for others? Did you make things better? Or did you make things worse? To measure a persons true value you have to measure them by their actions and the results from those actions. You can't use money to measure a persons value because it does not explain all the details of that transaction. Do the Math, do the Research and Calculate True Value.

Company Founder is paying a new Maximum Wage, 70,000 a Year

Equal pay for the 99% (living wage)

People who take more, sometimes give more, which is not giving, it's just feeling guilty because you have taken more then you needed, and now you want to give some back. And people call that generosity? 

"Not taking more then you need is the purest form of giving." 

"Everything changes hands sooner or later, but you don't want things to fall into the wrong hands."

A License to Spend Freely
The main problem with money is how money is used. We need a way to Certify that says that your money is clean and was not earned by hurting people, or by hurting the water, food, air or soil. And also that you are spending money wisely so as not to cause damage to yourself, or to others, or to the water, food, air or soil. This way businesses and people can easily discriminate against as*holes, or people who have no conscience, respect, or just lack certain knowledge. Of course it would have to be voluntary, but I assume that many people would want be certified, just out of respect.

Rating System for Food

Everyone knows that you don't need to be a millionaire in order to be happy. Everyone knows that you don't need a lot to be happy. The less you have to worry about the better off you will be. Simplifying our lives is how we survived for thousands of years. It's only when people take too much, or complicate things to much, that's when they set them selves up for a collapse and failure. You need to have a full understanding of a life style that can survive any where, no matter what the conditions. So you see, knowledge becomes the most important factor when it comes to Survival. If you had to put everything that you need to live in a backpack, what would those items be? Like running out of a burning building, no material object is more important then your life. But if you did have a couple of minutes to spare, would that be enough time to figure out what are the most important items you would take. Steve Martin scene in the movie The Jerk. This you should already know, you need to have a life starting over kit. Or know of someone who can deliver you a kit when needed. And that's why our relationships and connections are really our life line. 99% of us can not survive on our own without some help and support. So even material objects are not as important as each other, our problems are not money related, our problems are with "us".

Why does money turn people into robots? 
Why does money make people dumb and unaware?
Paul Piff: Does Money Make you Mean? (video)

Sports and Money


Crimes Committed in the name of Money


Monopoly

Oxfam Says the world's 85 Richest have same wealth as 3.5 Billion of the poorest people. The wealth of the richest one percent of people in the world now amounts to $110 trillion, or 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world's population. Half the worlds wealth is controlled by only 2% of the worlds population. That's leaving over 6 billion people having to share only half of the worlds wealth, with over a billion of those 6 billion people having no share at all and living in total poverty. Capitalism is not the problem, the problem is corruption that turns into Fascism. Our garnering financial system is corrupted, it's manipulative, it's abusive, and it's a crime against humanity. The love of Money is a disease that is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people everyday, and it's the cause of suffering for 100's of millions people. Money is also the main cause for the degradation and the poisoning of our planet. But money is not the problem, the problem is an inadequate education. It's time to educate people and make changes on how our money is used and distributed. Money was only supposed to be a tool to make Trading easier. So what happened? When did it all go wrong? It's when we forgot about how extremely important education is, and the criminals in power knew this, they knew that ignorant people are the easiest to fool....Propaganda...

Monopoly is when a specific person or enterprise exclusively controls the supply of a particular commodity in a way that it hinders innovation and advances by killing competition from small businesses. Monopolies can also charge people more money for products even though there are better alternatives for less money. An Oligopoly consists of a few entities dominating an industry, which has the same negative effects as a monopoly. Oligarchy

Conglomerate is the combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses that fall under one corporate group, usually involving a parent company and many subsidiaries. Often, a conglomerate is a multi-industry company. Conglomerates are often large and multinational.

Collusion is an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair market advantage. It is an agreement among firms or individuals to divide a market, set prices, limit production or limit opportunities. It can involve "wage fixing, kickbacks, or misrepresenting the independence of the relationship between the colluding parties". In legal terms, all acts effected by collusion are considered void.

Treason - Espionage - Offshore Accounts - Tax Evasion

Breaking up Monopolies doesn't work, you have to stop corruption and stop criminals from exploiting capitalism.
Scott Galloway Says Amazon, Apple, Facebook, And Google should be broken up (youtube)

Competition Law seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies. Competition law is implemented through public and private enforcement.

Anti-Competitive Practices are business, government or religious practices that prevent or reduce competition in a market.

Dumping
is when a company sells a product in a competitive market at a loss. Though the company loses money for each sale, the company hopes to force other competitors out of the market, after which the company would be free to raise prices for a greater profit. Exclusive dealing, where a retailer or wholesaler is obliged by contract to only purchase from the contracted supplier. Refusal to deal, e.g., two companies agree not to use a certain vendor. Dividing territories, an agreement by two companies to stay out of each other's way and reduce competition in the agreed-upon territories. Limit pricing, where the price is set by a monopolist at a level intended to discourage entry into a market. (Ex. Licensing) Tying, where products that aren't naturally related must be purchased together. Resale price maintenance, where resellers are not allowed to set prices independently. Religious - minority group doctrine, where businesses must apply tribute to a significant (normally religious) part of the community in order to engage in trade with that community. (A business that does not comply will be 50% worse off than the competitor if they do not comply with the tribute demanded by just 20% of the community).

Barriers to Entry is a cost that must be incurred by a new entrant into a market that incumbents do not have or have not had to incur. Because barriers to entry protect incumbent firms and restrict competition in a market, they can contribute to distortionary prices and are therefore most important when discussing antitrust policy. Barriers to entry often cause or aid the existence of monopolies or give companies market power.

Restraint of Trade is defined as a legal contract between a buyer and a seller of a business, or between an employer and employee, that prevents the seller or employee from engaging in a similar business within a specified geographical area and within a specified period.

Price Gouging referring to when a seller spikes the prices of goods, services or commodities to a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair, and is considered exploitative, potentially to an unethical extent. Usually this event occurs after a demand or supply shock: common examples include price increases of basic necessities after hurricanes or other natural disasters.

Medicine Price Gouging

General Maximum or Law of the Maximum, was a law that set price limits, deterred price gouging, and allowed for the continued flow of food supply.

Price Fixing where companies collude to set prices, effectively dismantling the free market. An agreement between participants on the same side in a market to buy or sell a product, service, or commodity only at a fixed price, or maintain the market conditions such that the price is maintained at a given level by controlling supply and demand.

Supply and Demand is another word for theft and manipulation.

Arbitrage is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets.

Loopholes are ways that criminals exploit a system or circumvent Laws to steal money. It's an ambiguity or inadequacy in a system, such as a law or security, which can be used to circumvent or otherwise avoid the purpose, implied or explicitly stated, of the system. Loopholes are searched for and used strategically in a variety of circumstances, including taxes, elections, politics, the criminal justice system, or in breaches of security, or a response to one's civil liberties.

Monopolistic Competition is a type of imperfect competition such that many producers sell products that are differentiated from one another (e.g. by branding or quality) and hence are not perfect substitutes.

Takeover is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or bidder). In the UK, the term refers to the acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company.

Layoff is the temporary suspension or permanent termination of employment of an employee or, more commonly, a group of employees (collective layoff) for business reasons, such as personnel management or downsizing an organization.

Mergers - Acquisitions are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations or their operating units are transferred or combined. As an aspect of strategic management, M&A can allow enterprises to grow, shrink, change the nature of their business or competitive position.

Bribes (blackmail)

It's not so bad that people become extremely wealthy, because some people become wealthy for doing good things, what's the most damaging thing is, what rich people do with their money. It's bad enough knowing that some peoples work causes more harm then good, but if you cause even more harm and even more damage with the money you made from the original damage, then that is just total disregard for life. The gift of life that you received is not supposed to be used as a weapon against life itself, yet here we are. WTF is happening? Treason

The False Utopia is Capitalism, a flawed system that is too easily corrupted, abused and misunderstood, it's a Dead End, a Shell Game that in the end, you realize that there was never anything under any of the shells, it was all an illusion, a distraction, a manipulation of reality, a system of control and a Ponzi Scheme, which pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned through legitimate sources.

Musical Chairs is a game of elimination involving players, chairs, and music, with one fewer chair than players. When the music stops whichever player fails to land on a chair is eliminated, with a chair then being removed and the process repeated until only one player remains. It is also a metaphor.

Right now I'm at the bottom of a Pyramid Scheme called Capitalism, at least I'm not alone. 

Joe Rogan's Pro Capitalism Lie Exposed By Yanis Varoufakis and Joseph Stiglitz (youtube) Almost every important advancement came from public funded research projects. People make improvements, not money. Besides that, there is no separation between the private sector and the government because they feed off each other. There is no separation between the state and religion because people are people no matter where you are. The only difference is the processes used and the kind of controls that you have over those processes. To say that the Government can do a better job or that a private company can do a better job is just wrong and illogical. You first have to define the job and then define the people who will be responsible for that job. Ignorance and corruption is everywhere. So there is no guarantee things will be done effectively or efficiently unless citizens start taking responsibility for their lives and this planet, instead of just sitting around waiting for the sh*t to hit the fan. It would be a lot better for everyone if more people took a moment of each day just to verify and to understand our situation. We cannot simply transfer our responsibilities without oversight and accountability, because we tried that already for hundreds of years, it doesn't work, people die, people suffer, people get abused, and water, air, land and food get poisoned. I wouldn't say that Capitalism failed, what failed is our schools and our news outlets. But you don't know that schools and the media is under serving people, because schools and the media are the ones who convinced you they did not make you blind, so it must be your fault. But it's not your fault. But it will be your fault soon if you don't start educating yourself. And one of the first things you need to learn is not to use Labels that only Generalizes things, instead of explaining things better so that people can fully understand what you are talking about.

Pyramid Scheme is a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products or services. As recruiting multiplies, recruiting becomes quickly impossible, and most members are unable to profit; as such, pyramid schemes are unsustainable and often illegal.

Mark Twain Quote - It's easier to Fool PeoplePyramid Scheme is a business model that recruits members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products or services. As recruiting multiplies, recruiting becomes quickly impossible, and most members are unable to profit; as such, pyramid schemes are unsustainable and often illegal.

Multi Level Marketing

Ponzi Scheme is a Fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned through legitimate sources. Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.
MMM Ponzi Scheme

Shell Game is a confidence trick used to perpetrate Fraud. In confidence trick slang, this swindle is referred to as a short-con because it is quick and easy to pull off.

Illusions (magic tricks)

Sham
is something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be. A person who makes deceitful pretenses. Make believe with the intent to deceive. Adopted in order to deceive.

Confidence Trick is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust. Confidence tricks exploit characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonesty, honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, naïveté and greed. (confidence game, confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem).

Charlatan is a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception.

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -- and you are the easiest person to fool."  (Richard Feynman)

Consumer Protection

Naive - Gullible

Constructive Fraud is a legal fiction describing a situation where a person or entity gained an unfair advantage over another by deceitful or unfair methods. Intent does not need to be shown as in the case of actual fraud.

Laissez-Faire or Laissez Unfair? Laissez-Faire is a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering. Abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market, but how can you prove you're not involved?

Attacking Economies

Right-Wing Terrorism aim to overthrow governments and replace them with nationalist or fascist-oriented governments

Even relationships based on a criminal activity can be repurposed. They don't need to be totally ended, unless of course someone refuses to except better alternatives, then those relationships may be a lot harder to keep going. But never end a relationship on a sour note, always reassure the other person that you are not going to burn the bridge, and that you will always be willing to seek compromises and alternate solutions. Not agreeing with each other doesn't mean that we have to stop communicating with each other. People change, the world changes, and the better we adjust to these changes the better our lives will be.

Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county

"Just because the distribution of money is unequal, this doesn't mean that you don't have the power to equalize it."

"Everyone could live a good life without having to force other people to suffer because of it, or have future generations pay for it with their lives. A good life means good for everyone, and not just you."

Opportunity
"There's a lot of things that we can do better and improve. But our gift of intelligence is being under utilized by inadequate schooling and an ineffective curriculum. Our intelligence is also being marginalized by the misconception that education only happens in schools, which it doesn't. Knowledge and Information is more then just a right, it's what people need to know what is right. We need to stop being fools and improve education, as well as our ability to properly inform the public."

On this page there's Hundreds of Crimes that are Committed in the name of Money by Corporations, Politicians, Banks, and People in Power, crimes that go unpunished because criminals own the justice system, crimes that you don't hear about in the news because the criminals own the media, crimes that you never learn how to stop because the criminals own the Education System.

Bourgeois is being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class. Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes. A capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise.  Bourgeoisie (wiki)

A Modest Proposal suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies.

Devolution is the notion that species can revert into more "primitive" forms over time.

"Give me control over a nations currency, and I care not who makes its laws"  ~Baron M.A. Rothschild

Racket is a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a problem, such as for a problem that does not actually exist, that will not be put into effect, or that would not otherwise exist if the racket did not exist. War Racket.

Cartel is an agreement between competing firms to control prices or exclude entry of a new competitor in a market. It is a formal organization of sellers or buyers that agree to fix selling prices, purchase prices, or reduce production using a variety of tactics

Syndicate is a self-organizing group of individuals, companies, corporations or entities formed to transact some specific business, to pursue or promote a shared interest. A self-coordinating group. A similar group of gangsters engaged in organized crime. A chain of newspapers, or an agency that distributes features to multiple newspapers. The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council or body of syndics.

Extortion is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from an institution, through coercion. It is sometimes euphemistically referred to as a "protection racket" since the racketeers often phrase their demands as payment for "protection" from (real or hypothetical) threats from unspecified other parties. Extortion is commonly practiced by organized crime groups. The actual obtainment of money or property is not required to commit the offense. Making a threat of violence which refers to a requirement of a payment of money or property to halt future violence is sufficient to commit the offense. Exaction refers not only to extortion or the demanding and obtaining of something through force, but additionally, in its formal definition, means the infliction of something such as pain and suffering or making somebody endure something unpleasant.

Looting is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force. Also referred to as sacking, ransacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging.

Crony Capitalism arise when business cronyism and related self-serving behavior by businesses or businesspeople spills over into politics and government, or when self-serving friendships and family ties between businessmen and the government influence the economy and society to the extent that it corrupts public-serving economic and political ideals.

Vested interest
is when groups seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit at other peoples expense.

Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of capital.

Hierarchical Organization (structure) - Corporate Titles (cheifs)

Crime Boss is a person in charge of a criminal organization.

President is the elected head of state and head of government, but only corporations have presidents?

United States is a Corporation?
And Whereas: On February 21, 1871, the Forty First Congress passed an act entitled "An Act to Provide a Government for the District of Columbia," legislating the organization of a municipal corporation to run the day to day affairs of the District of Columbia, the seat of government, which transferred the United States.

William "Bill" Foust - The District of Columbia Act of 1871 (youtube) - Laws

Republic of the United States is against the fraud, abuse and theft perpetrated by a for-profit corporate entity known as the UNITED STATES Government. This entity has been posing as the lawful government for nearly 150 years unawares to most Americans.

Body Politic in which a government is considered to be a corporate entity.

Voluntary Servitude by Deception (youtube) 

Corporate Watch Dogs (accountable)

Self Govern (self manage)

Common currency is debt trap and a power grab, keep the power local the decisions local and the money local.

Corporate Crime refers to crimes committed either by a corporation (i.e., a business entity having a separate legal personality from the natural persons that manage its activities), or by individuals acting on behalf of a corporation or other business entity.

Means, Motive, Opportunity

Anonymous Companies (video and interactive text)

S.A. Corporation is an anonymous company or anonymous partnership.

Abuses

"People are living in a state of Confusion."  Cognitive Distortion

The System is Rigged just like the Claw Machines are Rigged. | Observatory #8 (youtube)

Gaming the System refers to as gaming the rules, bending the rules, abusing the system, cheating the system, milking the system, playing the system, or working the system) can be defined as using the rules and procedures meant to protect a system in order, instead, to manipulate the system for a desired outcome.

Mario Savio: The Operation of the Machine (youtube)

The Empire Files: The Tyranny of Big Oil (youtube 28:25 mins.) 
Son of a Snake Oil Salesman. Pollution 

Racism and Capitalism Syllabus (PDF)

When 90% of the people in charge of protecting people work for criminals, you will never have true security or justice.

Inspector General leads an organization charged with examining the actions of a government agency, military organization, or military contractor as a general auditor of their operations to ensure they are operating in compliance with generally established policies of the government, to audit the effectiveness of security procedures, or to discover the possibility of misconduct, waste, fraud, theft, or certain types of criminal activity by individuals or groups related to the agency's operation, usually involving some misuse of the organization's funds or credit.

Bogus Lawsuits

Internal Affairs division of a law enforcement agency that investigates incidents and possible suspicions of law-breaking and professional misconduct attributed to officers on the force. Internal affairs can also refer to cases of misconduct and criminal behavior involving police officers.

Attorney General is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions they may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally.

NSA or National Security Agency, is an intelligence organization responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes, a discipline known as signals intelligence (SIGINT).
Flawed Priorities of the NSA - Video

United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is the primary committee in the U.S. House of Representatives charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, though it does share some jurisdiction with other committees in the House, including the Armed Services Committee for some matters dealing with the Department of Defense and the various branches of the U.S. military.
House Intelligence Committee

Homeland Security is a term for "the national effort to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards where American interests, aspirations, and ways of life can thrive to the national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the U.S. to terrorism, and minimize the damage from attacks that do occur.

Intelligence Agency is responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information and intelligence in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives. Provision of analysis in areas relevant to national security; Give early warning of impending crises; Serve national and international crisis management by helping to discern the intentions of current or potential opponents; Inform national defense planning and military operations; Protect sensitive information secrets, both of their own sources and activities, and those of other state agencies; May act covertly to influence the outcome of events in favor of national interests, or influence international security; and Defense against the efforts of other national intelligence agencies (counter-intelligence).

Double Standards (contradictions)

Special Operations Command is the Unified Combatant Command charged with overseeing the various Special Operations Component Commands of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force of the United States Armed Forces. The command is part of the Department of Defense and is the only Unified Combatant Command legislated into being by the U.S. Congress. USSOCOM is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

Joint Special Operations Command is charged to study special operations requirements and techniques to ensure interoperability and equipment standardization; plan and conduct special operations exercises and training; develop joint special operations tactics; and execute special operations missions worldwide.

OSS or the Office of Strategic Services, was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, and a predecessor of the modern Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

CIA or Central Intelligence Agency, is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet. Drug Dealing

Human Intelligence (intelligence gathering) is intelligence gathered by means of interpersonal contact, as opposed to the more technical intelligence gathering disciplines such as signals intelligence (SIGINT), imagery intelligence (IMINT) and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT).

Counterintelligence refers to information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons or international terrorist activities, but not including personnel, physical, document or communications security programs

FBI or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, which simultaneously serves as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI is concurrently a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes.

Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Until 2003, the Service was part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury because the organization's first mission was to fight counterfeiting of U.S. currency. The U.S. Secret Service has two distinct areas of responsibility: Financial Crimes, covering missions such as prevention and investigation of counterfeit U.S. currency, U.S. treasury securities, and investigation of major fraud. Protection, which entails ensuring the safety of current and former national leaders and their families, such as the President, past Presidents, Vice Presidents, presidential candidates, visiting heads of state, and foreign embassies. The Secret Service's initial responsibility was to investigate counterfeiting of U.S. currency, which was rampant following the U.S. Civil War. The agency then evolved into the United States' first domestic intelligence and counterintelligence agency. Many of the agency's missions were later taken over by subsequent agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRS). Secret Service

NCS or the National Clandestine Service, is one of the smallest components of the US Central Intelligence Agency. Directorate of Operation.

Defense Clandestine Service is an arm of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which conducts clandestine espionage activities around the world to answer national-level defense objectives for senior U.S. policymakers and military leaders.

Defense Intelligence Agency is an external intelligence service of the United States specializing in defense and military intelligence. A component of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Intelligence Community (IC), DIA informs national civilian and defense policymakers about the military intentions and capabilities of foreign governments and non-state actors.

Secretary of Defense

Government Departments - Cabinet

Prosecution (special)
Obstruction of Justice
Plausible Deniability
Courts 

Quotes and sayings about Money 

"Don't go away mad, just go away"

"I don't hate money or capitalism, or am I bothered by how much money some people have. What bothers me is what people do with their money. They damage themselves, they damage and kill other people, and they damage our environment. Money and Capitalism is not the problem, ignorance is the problem, and what ignorant people do at everyone's else's expense."

"People are not evil, people just don't know enough in order to know what is right and what is good."

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people God gave it to." 

"No heaven for you, you will be reincarnated over and over again as a child who will be abused their entire life and then starve to death at the age of 5. And the only time that you will not be reincarnated as an abused child, is when civilization solves this problem of abuse. So if you help us now, we can then end your never ending misery that you have brought upon on yourself."

"The money system creates to much Scheming and not enough Dreaming. Scheming, or Scamming, is narrow minded and selfish, which wastes time, people and resources. Dreaming is open minded and giving, which sparks innovation and progress."

"Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money."

Mammon is thought to mean money or material wealth and is associated with the greedy pursuit of gain.
"You cannot serve both God and mammon"


War on Money Abusers



Films About Money


Money vs Currency - Hidden Secrets Of Money Ep 1 - Mike Maloney (youtube)
The Monetary System Visually Explained (youtube, 21:28)
UROKO - Connecting the Dots (youtube)
TROM - 2.15 Slavery (youtube)
All Wars Are Bankers' Wars (youtube)
Park Avenue - Money, Power and the American Dream (youtube)
Debtocracy (youtube)
Richard Wilkinson: How Economic Inequality Harms Societies (youtube)
Time for Change: VPRO Backlight 2010) (youtube)
Zeitgeist (youtube)
Cyclical Consumption (youtube)
The Money Masters (youtube)
30 For 30 - Broke (youtube)
Money as Debt 3 - The Rothschild mafia (Paul Grignon) (youtube)
Ethos: A Time for Change (2012) (hulu)
97% Owned - Monetary Reform (youtube)
Fault Lines : History of an Occupation (youtube)
Activism Documentaries
Profit (youtube) - Profit
Money and Work (youtube)
Resource Based Economy (youtube)
The Story of Broke (2011) (youtube)
Short Movie about our National Debt I.O.U.S.A (youtube) -Website
The Great Awakening
Money Films - Documentaries
Corporate Films
Great Documentary about Debt is Maxed Out (youtube)
Buy DVD(amazon)
We're Not Broke (hulu)
Four Horsemen - Feature Documentary - Official Version 09/10/2012 | 1 hr. 38 min. (youtube)
In Debt We Trust (youtube) - Buy DVD (amazon)
Documentaries about the Abuse of Power
Stated Income Loan (wiki)
William Black former bank regulator explains firsthand how banking systems commit fraud —  “Liar's Loans”  (TED Video)
Capitalism will eat democracy — unless we speak up (video and Text)
Owned & Operated 1:48:06 - Published on Apr 15, 2012
Does money make you mean? Monopoly game experiment UC Berkeley campus where the game was rigged, like the one we are in now.


Zeitgeist
The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) Founded in 2008, is a sustainability advocacy group that operates through a network of regional chapters, project teams, public events, media expressions and charity operations. TZM's activism is explicitly based on non-violent methods of communication with the core focus on educating the public about the true root sources of many common personal, social and ecological problems today, coupled with the vast problem solving and humanity improving potential science and technology has now enabled, but yet goes unapplied due to barriers inherent in the current, established social system.
Zeitgeist Movement Lecture - Where Are We Now? 1/8 (youtube, Uploaded on Oct 14, 2009)
2009 - THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT ORIENTATION PRESENTATION (youtube)
It is a public domain work, in a simple slide show style, intended to give a more specific overview of the tenets of The Movement. Zeitgeist

Activism
Petitioning
Human Rights - Civil Rights

Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve (youtube)
Corbett Report
Corbett Report (youtube channel)


Brief History Timeline of Money


1691: William Patterson "The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing"
           Fractional Reserve Banking (money from nothing)   History of Money
1694: Bank of England
1776: American Revolutionary War conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its North American colonies who wanted 
          there own Currency. August 2, 1776 that the Declaration of independence was first signed.
1791: Central Bank   DEBT: Debt, A Great Invention (youtube) 
          “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” –Thomas Jefferson
1832: Andrew Jackson President vetoed Central Bank  Bank War
1837: Panic - Financial Crisis - Court Rulings
1853: Vegetable Oil was Conducted. Biodiesel
1859: First Oil Well - History Films
1861: American Civil War
1868: 1868 in the United States
1870: Standard Oil
1871: District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 - America's Government becomes a Corporation.
1873: Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered a depression in Europe and North America lasted from 1873-1879.
1879: First Light Bulb - Inventions Timeline
1881: Two-Stroke Engine
1892: First Oil Tankers
1893: Car running on nothing but peanut oil. August 10th declared International Biodiesel Day
1900: Electric Vehicles are being driven out of business by the oil monopoly  Electric Cars
1907: Panic   Education Takeover Timeline  (follow the money, the Money Trail)
1913: Federal Reserve Act - History of the Federal Reserve System - Paul Warburg - Board of Governors
           Federal Reserve is America's 4th Central Bank   The Corporate Takeover of the Money Supply (wiki)
1914: World War I  - Timeline of Modern History - History  (follow the money)
1920: Prohibition in the United States (Killed Alternate Fuels and Electric Cars and gave rise to Oil Monopoly)  Prohibition
1921: Council on Foreign Relations
1929: Great Depression - Wars  (follow the money)
1933: Federal Open Market Committee Treasury of the United States goes ‘Bankrupt’.
          Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. Treasury Security
1934: Dictatorships begin in Brazil and Bolivia
1938: General Motors Streetcar Conspiracy
1941: Operation Reinhard commences the main phase of The Holocaust.
           USA joins World War II. Wars  (follow the money)
1943: Green Revolution  Corporate Takeover of Food (youtube) GMO's  Poisonous Pesticides
1955: Vietnam War (follow the money)
1963: Assassination of John F. Kennedy
1973: Oil Embargo
1994: NAFTA
2001: 9/11 (follow the money)
2011: Housing Scam - Climate Change

We need 2 Systems of Money
(State Run Banks - Government Run Banks)  Non-Fractional, Reality Based Banking.
We need 2 Types of Currency 
(Regular Bank Notes - Bitcoin Type of Currency)  No Inflation, Just Adaptation.
We need Alternate Systems of Trade 
Value instead of Price  Self-Insurance - Ithaca Hours
And the most important, We need to fully educate every child on earth about money.
Intelligence = No Corruption, No Waste

Earth Before Humans Timeline
History of America

A Timeline needs to paint a particular picture, cover a particular subject, so that it gives you an understanding of a particular process of change, and what influenced those changes. Show a trend, tell a story, give an accurate interpretation.

Books: Comeback America  -  Syndromes of Corruption


Banks


Fractional Reserve Banking (money knowledge)

Loan Shark is a person or body who offers loans at extremely high interest rates. The term usually refers to illegal activity, but may also refer to predatory lending with extremely high interest rates such as payday or title loans. Scams

Predatory Lending is the unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices of some lenders during the loan origination process.

Subprime Lending means making loans to people who may have difficulty maintaining the repayment schedule, sometimes reflecting setbacks, such as unemployment, divorce, medical emergencies, etc. (another word for theft)

Pre-qualification (lending) is a process whereby a loan officer takes information from a borrower and makes a tentative assessment of how much the lending institution is willing to lend them. (let's see that assessment)

Interest is another word for theft, same as for profit. It's also controlling people with debt. Not calculating true cost.

Shadow Banking provides services similar to traditional commercial banks but outside normal financial regulations.

Misallocation of Funds

Currency War countries seek to gain a trade advantage over other countries by causing the exchange rate of their currency to fall in relation to other currencies. As the exchange rate of a country's currency falls exports become more competitive in other countries, and imports into the country become more expensive. What is Money?

World Bank Projects Leave Trail Of Misery Around Globe
World Bank evicted and Abandoned 

Hard Money is a specific type of asset-based loan financing through which a borrower receives funds secured by real property. Hard money loans are typically issued by private investors or companies. Interest rates are typically higher than conventional commercial or residential property loans because of the higher risk and shorter duration of the loan. Most hard money loans are used for projects lasting from a few months to a few years. Hard money is similar to a bridge loan, which usually has similar criteria for lending as well as cost to the borrowers. The primary difference is that a bridge loan often refers to a commercial property or investment property that may be in transition and does not yet qualify for traditional financing, whereas hard money often refers to not only an asset-based loan with a high interest rate, but possibly a distressed financial situation, such as arrears on the existing mortgage, or where bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings are occurring.

International Finance is the branch of financial economics broadly concerned with monetary and macroeconomic interrelations between two or more countries. International finance examines the dynamics of the global financial system, international monetary systems, balance of payments, exchange rates, foreign direct investment, and how these topics relate to international trade.

Quantitative Easing is a monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the economy. It is usually used when standard monetary policy has become ineffective. A central bank implements quantitative easing by buying financial assets from commercial banks and other financial institutions, thus raising the prices of those financial assets and lowering their yield, while simultaneously increasing the money supply.

Bank for International Settlements fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.

Carried Interest in finance is a share of the profits of an investment paid to the investment manager in excess of the amount that the manager contributes to the partnership, specifically in alternative investments i.e., private equity and hedge funds. It is a performance fee rewarding the manager for enhancing performance.

"The Secret Of Oz" is the Truth Behind The Modern Financial System, And The Money-Political Complex.

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Is America's God named Money?


Wall Street


Wall Street is a 0.7-mile-long (1.1 km) street running eight blocks, roughly northwest to southeast, from Broadway to South Street on the East River in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City. The term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial sector (even if financial firms are not physically located there), or New York-based financial interests. Divest

Stock Market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers (a loose network of economic transactions, not a physical facility or discrete entity) of stocks (also called shares); these may include securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately.

Market Failure is a situation in which the allocation of goods and services is not efficient. That is, there exists another conceivable outcome where an individual may be made better-off without making someone else worse-off. Market failures can be viewed as scenarios where individuals' pursuit of pure self-interest leads to results that are not efficient – that can be improved upon from the societal point of view.

Stock Market Bubble is when participants drive stock prices above their value in relation to some system of stock valuation.
Popularity is not an accurate measurement of reality.

Shareholder is an individual or institution (including a corporation) that legally owns a share of stock in a public or private corporation.

Buttonwood Agreement took place on May 17, 1792, started the New York Stock & Exchange Board now called the New York Stock Exchange. This agreement was signed by 24 stockbrokers outside of 68 Wall Street New York under a buttonwood tree. The organization drafted its constitution on March 8, 1817, and named itself the "New York Stock & Exchange Board". In 1863, this name was shortened to its modern form, the "New York Stock Exchange".

Bretton Woods System monetary management established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and Japan in the mid-20th century.

High-Frequency Trading is a type of algorithmic trading characterized by high speeds, high turnover rates, and high order-to-trade ratios that leverages high-frequency financial data and electronic trading tools.

Quantitative Analysis is the use of models, or algorithms, to evaluate assets for investment. The process usually consists of searching vast databases for patterns, such as correlations among liquid assets or price-movement patterns (trend following or mean reversion). The resulting strategies may involve high-frequency trading.

2010 Flash Crash was a United States trillion-dollar stock market crash on May 6, 2010.

Insider Trading is the trading of a public company's stock or other securities (such as bonds or stock options) by individuals with access to nonpublic information about the company.

Adverse Selection is a "rigged" trade. When buyers and sellers have access to different information (asymmetric information), traders with better private information about the quality of a product will selectively participate in trades which benefit them the most (at the expense of the other trader). A textbook example is Akerlof's market for lemons.

Stock Trader is a person or company involved in trading equity securities. Stock traders may be an agent, hedger, arbitrageur, speculator, stockbroker or investor.

Turbo Warrant is a kind of stock option. Specifically, it is a barrier option of the Down and Out type. It is similar to a vanilla contract, but with two additional features: It has a low vega, meaning that the option price is much less affected by the implied volatility of the stock market, and it is highly geared due to the possibility of knockout.

What Really Happened

Swap is a derivative in which two counterparties exchange cash flows of one party's financial instrument for those of the other party's financial instrument.

Market Distortion is any event in which a market reaches a market clearing price for an item that is substantially different from the price that a market would achieve while operating under conditions of perfect competition and state enforcement of legal contracts and the ownership of private property.

Occupy the SEC

Market information Systems are information systems used in gathering, analyzing and disseminating information about prices and other information relevant to farmers, animal rearers, traders, processors and others involved in handling agricultural products.

Financial Market is a market in which people trade financial securities, commodities, and other fungible items of value at low transaction costs and at prices that reflect supply and demand. Securities include stocks and bonds, and commodities include precious metals or agricultural products.

Global Marketing is “marketing on a worldwide scale reconciling or taking commercial advantage of global operational differences, similarities and opportunities in order to meet global objectives.

Commodity Market is a market that trades in primary economic sector rather than manufactured products. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as wheat, coffee, cocoa and sugar. Hard commodities are mined, such as gold and oil.

Food Speculation is when Banks are earning huge Profits from betting on food prices in unregulated financial markets. This creates instability and pushes up global food prices, leaving millions going hungry and facing deeper poverty. In January 2014, after four years of our campaign, the EU agreed to introduce new rules to prevent hedge funds and investment banks from driving up food prices.

Food Market (food security)

Pension is a fund into which a sum of money is added during an employee's employment years, and from which payments are drawn to support the person's retirement from work in the form of periodic payments.

Investment is to allocate money (or sometimes another resource, such as time) in the expectation of some benefit in the future.

Wave Principle is a form of technical analysis that finance traders use to analyze financial market cycles and forecast market trends by identifying extremes in investor psychology, highs and lows in prices, and other collective factors.

Devaluation 

Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall St. Sept. 17, 2011 (youtube)
Occupy Wall Street
N.Y.C. General Assembly
Rise Like Lions
Social Justice
Free The Network (youtube)
Move your Money Out of Nation’s Largest Banks Into Local Community Banks
Okupación (vimeo) 

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into federal law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. Passed as a response to the financial crisis of 2007–2008, it brought the most significant changes to financial regulation in the United States since the regulatory reform that followed the Great Depression. It made changes in the American financial regulatory environment that affect all federal financial regulatory agencies and almost every part of the nation's financial services industry. (Pub.L. 111–203, H.R. 4173, commonly referred to as Dodd–Frank).

Crimes that need to be corrected that are being Committed by Banks, Corporations and Politicians

Move to Amend We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

Wage Slavery - Externality - Offshore Accounts - Tax Evasion

Wall Street is actually not a total waste. The Computer Network System they currently use just for money can easily be converted to monitor things in our world that matter. Wall street could become an information hub for monitoring our resources and needs in real time. "Information Street"  The system can monitor food distribution throughout the world, see water pollution problems, housing shortages, energy needs, disease and health needs, and any other major problem that needs addressing. So instead of wasting time, people and resources playing with money like an ignorant moron, and investing only in your own selfish desires that only benefit a few while millions don't, you can actually use wall-street computer network system positively and logically, and it will benefit everyone. The Market isn't bad, what's bad are the people who abuse it and manipulate it.

Like any Pyramid Scheme, the Free Market isn't free when people are allowed to skim money out of a Financial System,
to benefit only themselves. Any Life Form that feeds on itself, dies. Parasitism

Working the System defined as using the rules and procedures meant to protect a system in order, instead, to manipulate the system for a desired outcome. Also referred to as gaming the rules, bending the rules, abusing the system, cheating the system, milking the system, playing the system, or working the system.

Glass Steagall Act describes four provisions of the U.S. Banking Act of 1933 that limited securities, activities, and affiliations within commercial banks and securities firms.

Private Equity is a type of equity (finance) and one of the asset classes consisting of equity securities and debt in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange.

Leveraged Buyout is a financial transaction in which a company is purchased with a combination of equity and debt, such that the company's cash flow is the collateral used to secure and repay the borrowed money. The use of debt, which has a lower cost of capital than equity, serves to reduce the overall cost of financing the acquisition. This reduced cost of financing allows greater gains to accrue to the equity, and, as a result, the debt serves as a lever to increase the returns to the equity.

Speculation is the purchase of an asset (a commodity, goods, or real estate) with the hope that it will become more valuable at a future date. In finance, speculation is also the practice of engaging in risky financial transactions in an attempt to profit from short term fluctuations in the market value of a tradable financial instrument—rather than attempting to profit from the underlying financial attributes embodied in the instrument such as capital gains, dividends, or interest.

Fiscal Cliff was a situation that came into existence in January 2013 whereby a series of previously enacted laws would come into effect simultaneously, increasing taxes while decreasing spending.

The Limits to Growth

Monopoly - Racket

In The Red standard accounting practice of using red ink to denote negative values, especially a net loss.

Libor is the average of interest rates estimated by each of the leading banks in London that it would be charged were it to borrow from other banks.

Price - Crimes - Abuses - More Crimes - Hidden Costs



Corporations


The Cancer of Modern Society. Not that Corporations are bad, it's just the ignorant criminals who use corporate loopholes to exploit the system.

There is many things that are criminally wrong about Multinational Corporations, and it's not just their Offshore Tax Havens, and their Transfer Pricing, their Tax Exemptions, Tax Holidays, their Write-offs, Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, their Tax Avoidance, Inversion, Tax Shelters, Money and Stock Shuffling in and out of Trusts, and their Tax Noncompliance. The worse thing is that corporations have been given permission to bribe US Government Leaders into making Tax Laws that allows corporations to Steal billions of dollars from the public. You have criminals making their own laws. Thanks in part to our corrupt US Supreme Court. So no matter what Taxes you come up with, whether International Taxation or a World Taxation System, the problem will never go away. Corporations will continue to steal billions of dollars at the expense of the environment and at the expense of every person on the planet. Citizens should not be forced to pay income taxes when e-filing when most corporations don't. And on top of that, corporations pay themselves incredible bonuses, and not because they did some amazing job or they worked really hard or their work was important, it's because we have corrupt laws that allows people to be thieves, while at the same time lay off millions of workers. Corporations use our citizens, they use our Workforce, they use our resources, they use our infrastructure, they use our government, and not for benefit of the public, but only to benefit themselves. And citizens are just figuring this out, the money does not trickle down, the only thing that trickles down is that sick corporate behavior that poisons the minds of politicians in State Government, our Local Government, our Military, our Police Force, our Judicial System and eventually poisons the minds of people in our own communities, which then causes even more suffering. We can fix this.

The Corporate Mentality says "We have a responsibility to our Shareholders" That's like saying a Hired Killer or a Hitman has the right to commit Murder just because that hired Killer is making money from the murder. I guess the murderer in court could say that "I had a responsibility to my investor". This is how insane most Corporations are. 

Corporate Crime refers to crimes committed either by a corporation (i.e., a business entity having a separate legal personality from the natural persons that manage its activities), or by individuals acting on behalf of a corporation or other business entity (see vicarious liability and corporate liability).

Not understanding the nature or wrongfulness and conduct is called Insanity: Guilty but Mentally ill?

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Rich and Powerful people around the world have used offshore and secret accounts to dodge taxes, sanctions, launder money and get sweetheart loans from banks.

Offshore Accounts - Tax Evasion


Panama Papers are 11.5 million leaked documents that detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. The documents, some dating back to the 1970s, were created by, and taken from, Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca, and were leaked in 2015 by an anonymous source. The documents contain personal financial information about wealthy individuals and public officials that had previously been kept private. While offshore business entities are legal, reporters found that some of the Mossack Fonseca shell corporations were used for illegal purposes, including fraud, tax evasion, and evading international sanctions. Hording is not the same thing as Saving

Paradise Papers are a set of 13.4 million documents relating to offshore investment, leaked to the public on 5 November 2017. The documents originate from the offshore law firm Appleby, the corporate services providers Estera and Asiaciti Trust, and business registries in 19 tax jurisdictions. They contain the names of more than 120,000 people and companies. Among those whose financial affairs are mentioned are Queen Elizabeth II, President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, EBay, Glencore, Uber, Nike, Walmart, Allianz, Siemens, McDonald's and Yahoo are also among the companies owning offshore companies according to the papers. According to The Express Tribune, "Apple, Nike, and Facebook avoided billions of dollars in tax using offshore companies.

Ugland House is a building located in George Town, Cayman Islands. Located at 121 South Church Street, the building is the registered office address for 18,857 corporations, including many major investment funds, international joint ventures and capital market issuers.

What is it with you Pirates and you Buried Treasure? I thought you would have grown out of that by now.

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.

Buried Treasure criminals and others often buried their stolen fortunes in remote places, intending to return for them later, often with the use of treasure maps, (or account numbers).

Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption

List of Multinational Corporations (wiki)

Informal Sector is the part of an economy that is neither taxed, nor monitored by any form of government.

Unreported Employment is employment that is not reported to the government. The employer or the employee often does so for tax evasion or to avoid or violate other laws. It is a part of what has been called the underground economy, or the non-observed economy. (also known as working under the table, off the books, or cash-in-hand).

Black Market is a clandestine market or transaction that has some aspect of illegality or is characterized by some form of noncompliant behavior with an institutional set of rules. If the rule defines the set of goods and services whose production and distribution is prohibited by law, non-compliance with the rule constitutes a black market trade since the transaction itself is illegal. Parties engaging in the production or distribution of prohibited goods and services are members of the illegal economy. Examples include the drug trade, prostitution (where prohibited), illegal currency transactions and human trafficking. Violations of the tax code involving income tax evasion constitutes membership in the unreported economy. Because tax evasion or participation in a black market activity is illegal, participants will attempt to hide their behavior from the government or regulatory authority. Cash usage is the preferred medium of exchange in illegal transactions since cash usage does not leave a footprint. Common motives for operating in black markets are to trade contraband, avoid taxes and regulations, or skirt price controls or rationing. Typically the totality of such activity is referred to with the definite article as a complement to the official economies, by market for such goods and services, e.g. "the black market in bush meat". The black market is distinct from the grey market, in which commodities are distributed through channels that, while legal, are unofficial, unauthorized, or unintended by the original manufacturer, and the white market. Black money is the proceeds of an illegal transaction, on which income and other taxes have not been paid, and which can only be legitimised by some form of money laundering. Because of the clandestine nature of the black economy it is not possible to determine its size and scope.

Say on Pay is a term used for a role in corporate law whereby a firm's shareholders have the right to vote on the remuneration of executives.

Unearned Income income gained through ownership of land and other monopoly. Profit

Executive Compensation is composed of the financial compensation and other non-financial awards received by an executive from their firm for their service to the organization. It is typically a mixture of salary, bonuses, shares of or call options on the company stock, benefits, and perquisites, ideally configured to take into account government regulations, tax law, the desires of the organization and the executive, and rewards for performance.

Accelerated Depreciation refers to any one of several methods by which a company, for 'financial accounting' or tax purposes, depreciates a fixed asset in such a way that the amount of depreciation taken each year is higher during the earlier years of an asset’s life.

Subsidy is a form of financial aid or support extended to an economic sector (or institution, business, or individual) generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy.

Insolvency is the state of being unable to pay the money owed, by a person or company, on time; those in a state of insolvency are said to be insolvent. There are two forms: cash-flow insolvency and balance-sheet insolvency.

Free Lunch is a sales enticement that offers a meal at no cost in order to attract customers and increase revenues from other offerings.

Employee Benefits (incentives to do something good instead of just rewarding theft). Incentives

Dividends is a payment made by a corporation to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits.

Behind the Brands, change the way the food companies that make your favorite brands do business.

Means, Motive, and Opportunity
Black's Law Dictionary (laws)
Monopoly
Cartel - Syndicate
Prison
Luxembourg Leaks: Tricks of the Trade (youtube)
Power Abuse Films
Corporations Abuse Films
Grandfather Clause it self is outdated.

If you see something, say something

Dereliction of Duty
Whistle Blowers
Corporate Watchdogs

Extortion is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from an institution, through coercion. It is sometimes euphemistically referred to as a "protection racket" since the racketeers often phrase their demands as payment for "protection" from (real or hypothetical) threats from unspecified other parties.

Blackmail a crime, involving unjustified threats to make a gain (commonly money or property) or cause loss to another unless a demand is met. Coercion involves threats to reveal substantially true or false information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates, or threats of physical harm or criminal prosecution.

Fraud is deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud itself can be a civil wrong.

Embezzlement - Kickbacks - Bribery

Fence is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later resale, sometimes in a legitimate market. The fence thus acts as a middleman between thieves and the eventual buyers of stolen goods who may not be aware that the goods are stolen.

Price Fixing - Price Gouging - Bid Rigging

Double Standard is when something is acceptable to one group of people, but are considered unacceptable—taboo—when applied by another group. A double standard can therefore be described as a biased or morally unfair application of the principle that all are equal in their freedoms.

False Claims Act is an American federal law that imposes liability on persons and companies (typically federal contractors) who defraud governmental programs. It is the federal Government's primary litigation tool in combating fraud against the Government.

Racket - Scams - Crime of Opportunity - Confidence Trick

White-Collar Crime is a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation. Typical white-collar crimes include fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, labor racketeering, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery.

Corporate Crime - Media Control

Concessions is a grant of rights, land or property by a government, local authority, corporation, individual or other legal entity. Public services such as water supply may be operated as a concession. In the case of a public service concession, a private company enters into an agreement with the government to have the exclusive right to operate, maintain and carry out investment in a public utility (such as a water privatisation) for a given number of years.

Contemptible and Inexcusable
Cooking the Books

Buy out Practice - Other People's Money

Overt Acts

Willful Default is the Intentional failure by a party to a contract, or a court case, to do what it is supposed, or ordered, to do.

Talk about Entitlements, what about dividends, pensions, bonuses, kickbacks, over blown salaries, favors, and so on...

Most Hated Corporations
Monsanto 51%
Federal Reserve 20%
British Petroleum 9%
Halliburton 5%
McDonalds 3%
Pfizer 2%
Merck 2%
Wal-Mart 2%
Nestle 1%
Other 7%

Greedy and power hungry people are not Possessed Creatures from Hell. They are human, and humans can learn and communicate. If we can choose to be bad, then we can choose to be good. And human nature by default is to be good. So it's just a matter of discovering your natural tendencies by learning and becoming more understanding of yourself, and the world.

Abject Failure is completely f*cked up beyond comparison, rather than just a bit f*cked up. (of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading (of a person or their behavior) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing.
FUBAR

When we allow corporations to exploit cheap labor in other countries it hurts everyone, except the scumbags at the top of course. Corporations could care less about America. Corporations are truly the most damaging Terrorists this world has ever seen, and politicians are corporations partners in crime, they're exploited and in return help exploit citizens, this is simply a War Crime" If your corporation or company has more negatives then positives to society and the world, and causes Considerable Damage that's similar to Dirty Bombs, Chemical Warfare and Chemical Weapons, then you need to Cease and DesistInjunction

We cannot afford to kill ourselves in the name of money. You're going in the wrong direction and you're wasting valuable time.
If you meet us half way then we're half way there. 

"Don't worry, we'll let you keep your toys."


Assassinations is murder of a public figure by surprise attack. An attack intended to ruin someone's reputation.

Economic Hitman is manipulating leaders of underdeveloped countries to accept substantial development loans for large construction and engineering projects that would primarily help the richest families and local elites, rather than the poor, while making sure that these projects were contracted to U.S. companies.

False Flag Operations

Economic Warfare the use of measures of which the primary effect is to weaken the economy of another state.

Neocolonialism is the practice of using capitalism, globalization and cultural imperialism to influence a developing country in lieu of direct military control (imperialism) or indirect political control (hegemony).

Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy. A process by which the values and principles of a system in place are contradicted or reversed. More specifically, subversion can be described as an attack on the public morale and, "the will to resist intervention are the products of combined political and social or class loyalties which are usually attached to national symbols.

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. An  action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government.
Seditious Libel is insurrection against the established order: if the statement is in writing or some other permanent form it is seditious libel. Libel denotes a printed form of communication such as writing or drawing.

Overt Act is an open act, one that can be clearly proved by evidence, and from which criminal intent can be inferred, as opposed to a mere intention in the mind to commit a crime.

Intention (criminal law) knowledge of wrongdoing.

Mercantilism promoted governmental regulation of a nation's economy for the purpose of augmenting state power at the expense of rival national powers.

Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening a polity or corporation through subversion, obstruction, disruption or destruction.

Economic Espionage makes the theft or misappropriation of a trade secret a federal crime.

Industrial Espionage is a form of espionage conducted for commercial purposes instead of purely national security.

Covert U.S. Foreign Regime Change Actions (wiki)
U.S. Involvement in Regime Change (wiki)

Espionage - Corruption

Annexation is the political transition of land from the control of one entity to another. It is also the incorporation of unclaimed land into a state's sovereignty, which is in most cases legitimate. In international law it is the forcible transition of one state's territory by another state or the legal process by which a city acquires land. Usually, it is implied that the territory and population being annexed is the smaller, more peripheral, and weaker of the two merging entities, barring physical size. It can also imply a certain measure of coercion, expansionism or unilateralism on the part of the stronger of the merging entities. Because of this, more positive euphemisms like political union/unification or reunification are sometimes seen in discourse. Annexation differs from cession and amalgamation, because unlike cession where territory is given or sold through treaty, or amalgamation (where the authorities of both sides are asked if they agree with the merge), annexation is a unilateral act where territory is seized and held by one state and legitimized via general recognition by the other international bodies (i.e. countries and intergovernmental organisations). Ceding is to relinquish possession or control over. Amalgamation is the combination of two or more commercial companies. Merge is to join or combine.

Texas Annexation (wiki)
Mexican - American War (wiki)

Harry S. Truman Address in Mexico City. March 3, 1947.

Manifest Destiny was a widely held belief in the United States that its settlers were destined to expand across North America.

Corporatocracy used to refer to an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate interests.

Petrodollar refers to earning more money from the export of crude oil than they could feasibly invest in their own economies. The resulting global interdependencies and financial flows, from oil producers back to oil consumers, can reach a scale of hundreds of billions of US dollars per year across a variety of currencies, heavily influenced by government-level decisions regarding international investment and aid. Petrodollar Recycling

Scarcity is the fundamental economic problem of resources being limited in amount but desired in a seemingly infinite amount. Scarcity causes society to have insufficient productive resources to fulfill all human wants and needs.
The only thing that's scarce is our access to the necessary information and knowledge that we desperately need, and the only thing that Trickled Down was ignorance, corruption, pollution, disease, suffering and death.

Devaluation is a reduction in the value of a currency with respect to those goods, services or other monetary units with which that currency can be exchanged.

Triffin Dilemma is when a country whose currency, being the global reserve currency, foreign nations wish to hold, must be willing to supply the world with an extra supply of its currency to fulfill world demand for these foreign exchange reserves, thus leading to a trade deficit.

Demolition Destroy completely; damage irreparably. Complete destruction of a building.

Power Politics is a form of international relations in which sovereign entities protect their own interests by threatening one another with military, economic or political aggression. The term was the title of a 1979 book by Martin Wight, which the Times Literary Supplement listed as the 18th most influential book since World War II.

Negligence

Negligent Homicide - Criminal Negligence - Gross Negligence

Recklessness is an appropriate intention, knowledge of, recklessness, or criminal negligence. Recklessness may constitute an offense against property or involve significant danger to another person.

Premeditated Murder
Wrongful Death

Willful Violation act done voluntarily with either an intentional disregard of, or plain indifference to.

Misconduct

Punitive Damages are damages intended to reform or deter the defendant and others from engaging in conduct similar to that which formed the basis of the lawsuit.

Grievous Bodily Harm
Malice Aforethought
Public Nuisance
Discrimination

Intentional infliction of emotional distress
Intention intent or knowledge of wrongdoing.

Negligent infliction of emotional distress
Endangerment
War

Means, Motive, and Opportunity

Probable Cause refers to the standard by which a grand jury believes that a crime has been committed.

Impropriety - Improper

Collateral Damage term for deaths, injuries, or other damage inflicted on an unintended target.
Externality is the cost or benefit that affects a party who did not choose to incur that cost or benefit.

Special Organizations

Power

All people should have a right to vote on who dies and who suffers, whether it's from a particular action by a company, or a Government.

Precautionary Principle
Predictive Neglect 

Chief Compliance Officer responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance issues within an organization.

Regulatory Compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law. Regulatory compliance describes the goal that organizations aspire to achieve in their efforts to ensure that they are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws and regulations.

Open Transparency

Regulatory Agency is a public authority or government agency responsible for exercising autonomous authority over some area of human activity in a regulatory or supervisory capacity. An independent regulatory agency is a regulatory agency that is independent from other branches or arms of the government.

Accountability

Corporate Responsibility is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR policy functions as a self-regulatory mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards and national or international norms. With some models, a firm's implementation of CSR goes beyond compliance and engages in "actions that appear to further some social good, beyond the interests of the firm and that which is required by law, (corporate conscience, corporate citizenship responsible business).

Industry Self-Regulation is the process whereby an organization monitors its own adherence to legal, ethical, or safety standards, rather than have an outside, independent agency such as a third party entity monitor and enforce those standards. Self-regulation of any group can be a conflict of interest. If any organization, such as a corporation or government bureaucracy, is asked to eliminate unethical behavior within their own group, it may be in their interest in the short run to eliminate the appearance of unethical behavior, rather than the behavior itself, by keeping any ethical breaches hidden, instead of exposing and correcting them. An exception occurs when the ethical breach is already known by the public. In that case, it could be in the group's interest to end the ethical problem to which the public has knowledge, but keep remaining breaches hidden.

Regulatory Law

Benefit Corporation - Social Progress

"An Investment in Knowledge Always Pays the Best Return"  Benjamin Franklin 

Corporate Watch Dogs

If you do a set of particular actions that end up killing people or injuring people, then that's Premeditate. You can say that you were not aware that your actions were causing people to die, but you would have to explain that very carefully, because you don't want to come across as someone who does not care about what happens to other people, because that would make you guilty just by Association. Ignorance to the Law is something that we can learn from and correct, but willful disregard is something we need to stop, because waiting to educate people about their wrong doings will take a lot of time, and that's why we have laws. Which is to make up for our educations failure and our inability to inform people correctly and effectively. Till then, we will continue to suffer from ignorance. We need more people doing positive things and less people doing negatives things. And both of those things we can easily added to our education system as well as to our media outlets, like TV, Newspapers, Magazines and Radio. Improving communication and and education is possible because we can calculate probability more accurately more now then ever. This is because we can clearly see the past, because we've been there, and how it let up to this present moment, because we are here. So if we continue to do these same actions, people will continue to die. And this means that every person on the planet shares this responsibility. You are either doing something positive or you're stopping others from doing something negative. And if you can do both, that's awesome, and also a guarantee the we will all be successful.

Politicians and corporate leaders are perpetrators of Munchausen by Proxy, and the citizens are their victims.

Some corporations are committing a deliberate act of Sabotage against humanity. This is far worse then someone just acting ignorantly because they're unaware of the severity of their actions. These people are aware, which is disturbing, but not surprising since we have murders and violence every minute of every day. This long ongoing mass murder needs to stop.

The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade: Reduce corruption and IP theft in the forms of counterfeiting, piracy and
trade secret theft.

Yes we want to help people create jobs in other countries, but not at the expense of the countries citizens or at the expense of the countries environment and resources. You don't help people by exploiting them. You help people by educating them, so they become Self-Sufficient and Sustainable. Corporations are mostly about money, they only pretend to help people, that's called manipulative selling, which is a very sick and degrading way to function in this world, selling death and destruction. 

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United States Bill of Rights - Human Rights

Activism

Anti-Corporate Activism holds that the influence of big business corporations is a detriment to the public good and to the democratic process.

Criticisms of Corporations granting of "personhood" to an organization with no personal liability contend that it creates a legal entity with the extensive financial resources to co-opt public policy and exploit resources and populations without any moral or legal responsibility to encourage restraint.

Corporate Personhood is when a corporation believes it has legal rights and responsibilities enjoyed by natural persons (physical humans)

Natural Person - Legal Personality - Human

Dartmouth College v. Woodward 1819 decision settled the nature of public versus private charters and resulted in the rise of the American business corporation and the American free enterprise system

Dred Scot v. Sandford 1857 held that "a negro, whose ancestors were imported into [the U.S.], and sold as slaves", whether enslaved or free, could not be an American citizen and therefore had no standing to sue in federal court. The decision was only the second time that the Supreme Court had ruled an Act of Congress to be unconstitutional.

Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad 1886 was the first time that the Supreme Court was reported to hold that the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause granted constitutional protections to corporations as well as to natural persons.

Mere Evidence Rule Hale v. Henkel 1906 the Court ruled that a statute that compelled the production of documents as part of an investigation into the payment of duties was a violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. The Court reasoned that the defendant had a superior property right in the papers, and that compelling their production as evidence was compelled self-incrimination.

Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills.

American Legislative Exchange Council describes itself as the largest “membership association of state legislators,” but over 98% of its revenue comes from sources other than legislative dues, primarily from corporations and corporate foundations

Dodge v. Ford Motor Company 1919 case in which the Michigan Supreme Court held that Henry Ford had to operate the Ford Motor Company in the interests of its shareholders, rather than in a charitable manner for the benefit of his employees or customers.

Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon 1922 case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that whether a regulatory act constitutes a taking requiring compensation depends on the extent of diminution in the value of the property.

Timeline History of America

Just in case you don't know what failing is, or maybe you just forgot what failing means....

Failing
Below acceptable in performance. Prove insufficient. Get worse. A flaw or weak point. Loss of ability to function normally.
An event that does not accomplish its intended purpose. Failure to reach a minimum required performance. Fail to do something; leave something undone. Be unsuccessful. Be unable. Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake. Judge unacceptable.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) lost $5.5 billion in 2014. That is the eighth annual loss in a row and the third-highest ever. The only silver lining is that the loss was below the red-ink tsunami of $15.9 billion in 2012. 

As the old saying goes, they're lying and stealing so why shouldn't I? I might as well lie and steal because everyone else is doing it. Not everyone, of course, but that's not the problem, the problem is how do we stop lying and stealing? We know that lying has many negative effects and causes all kinds of problems, same things with stealing. 2 wrongs don't make a right, and always wrong will never be right. Lying and stealing comes from the lack of knowledge, information, and understanding. You can make all the excuses you want, but you can't ignore known realities, especially knowing the damage that you cause is right in front of you. And the reason why you think that you don't see the damage is because you're lying to yourself. So you see, lying does more damage then you think. Your life is a lie, so how do you make your life true again? You learn how to make your life true. Everything comes from learning. You learned how to lie, and now you will learn how to tell the truth, and learn how to be true. "Trickle down ignorance"

"Its been estimated that there are 30 Million People Enslaved Worldwide, which doesn't include the millions enslaved by a poor education, or the millions who are enslaved by our flawed and corrupted monetary system."

"Fascism should more properly be called Corporatism, since it is the Merger of State and Corporate Power." (Benito Mussolini)

"Too Big to Fail is just another way of saying "I'm not competent enough to solve this problem or am I not competent enough to even explain this problem properly. So what information do you need?

There's a big difference between people who are willing to work and people who are desperate and fear for their lives. And there's many like them, so the competition for survival has become a tool for mass slavery. Foreign workers are not better workers then Americans, Foreign workers are just more exploited, more desperate and more victimized then American workers. Americans can be the hardest workers on the planet when they need to be. But this need has been criminally stolen from Americans and our purpose has been manipulated. If we were to bring back the need and purpose to American workers, we would ultimately unleash the greatest workforce this world has ever seen...We all want a better planet, so lets make one....Benefit Corporation 

A system that excludes billions of people on the planet is a broken system. Money is a system of control, but now that system is out of control. It's time to reboot, transition and transform into a system of fairness and responsibility. Money should not give a person the right to cause damage or cause the suffering of other people. What's the point of having laws to protect human rights if you never stop the violators or stop the things that allow violations to continue? Reckless Disregard

"So it's time for you to put on your Dunce Cap and go sit in the corner"

No Taxation without Representation is a slogan originating during the 1750s and 1760s that summarized a primary grievance of the American colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution. In short, many in those colonies believed that, as they were not directly represented in the distant British Parliament, any laws it passed affecting the colonists (such as the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act) were illegal under the Bill of Rights 1689, and were a denial of their rights as Englishmen.

Tax Foundation

It would be great if paying taxes actually made people aware of the responsibilities of managing our shared services, our resources and our environment. But just paying taxes, or just voting, does not make people aware enough about their world, mostly because our money system is just too corrupted and manipulated. And on top of that, there's nothing in our education that gives people the necessary knowledge and skills that are needed to help rid the system of corruption. So this makes the whole tax thing a waste of time and energy. And all these wasted extra steps and paper work and rules, it's just insane. Especially when taxes mostly benefit wealthy people. Poor people get very little return for their tax money, and poor people work just as hard as wealthy people do, if not harder. So the money system is not just unfair, it's abusive, it's corrupt, it's greedy, it's incompetent and it's wasteful. If money were a drug, then everyone would be a drug addict, but that is exactly what we are, we are addicts, and we have addicts ruling our world, and their drug of choice is money, and they are never satisfied. So we all know where this is going, as all addicts know their fate, same as before, same as throughout history, things that are unsustainable will always end horribly, and will always end when you least expect it. We have to free ourselves from this insanity. The abuses of money is literally killing us. And when you can just pay people to look the other way or lie, this insanity will never end by itself. It's like having heroin addicts trying to police heroin addicts when everyone is getting paid with heroin, this is just insane. There has to be a better way, we need a system of trade that can't be corrupted or manipulated.

The Tax Free Tour (VPRO, Marije Meerman) (youtube)

Responsibility is a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct. The proper sphere or extent of your activities.  The social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force.

Fairness is the ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty.  Moral Competence
 
Marginalized is to relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people.

We need more the just legislation, we need education, and we need a lot of it..  

Loss Aversion refers to people's tendency to prefer avoiding losses to acquiring equivalent gains: it's better to not lose $5 than to find $5.

"I know, don't rock the boat, look the other way. The only reason why Humans are still alive today is because some people decided to rock the boat and not look the other way. The boat is sinking people, we have a lot of work to do.

Why is a Bonus sometimes similar to a Bribe or Hush Money? Because if your job does more harm the good, then you are incentivizing negligence

Does Retirement encourage Sloth Retirement Plans

Entitlement is a government program guaranteeing access to some benefit by members of a specific group and based on established rights or by legislation.

Stipend is a form of salary, such as for an internship or apprenticeship. It is often distinct from a wage or a salary because it does not necessarily represent payment for work performed; instead it represents a payment that enables somebody to be exempt partly or wholly from waged or salaried employment in order to undertake a role that is normally unpaid (e.g. a magistrate in the United Kingdom) or voluntary, or which cannot be measured in terms of a task (e.g. members of the clergy).

Why is money a horrible Incentive? Is Profit Sharing and Employee Benefits just another Incentive?

Economics 

"If you see money not being used correctly or efficiently by someone, then you should take the money and use it for a good cause, it's not stealing, it's just called good money management."   

Robin Hood "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor"

Documentaries
Measuring True Cost
Leadership
Social Abuses
Gambling
Addiction

People are more concerned about the Price of things when they should be more concerned about its Value.

Two-thirds of young adults get financial support from their parents.  


You're Losing it Man

Why do most Politicians and Corporate Leaders have the same characteristics as people who suffer from Mental Illness? Why are they similar to a Lunatic, Psychosis and Sociopath?

Syndrome is a set of medical signs and symptoms that are correlated with each other.

Parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.

I Am Fishhead - Are Corporate Leaders Psychopaths? (2011) (youtube)
Animals Like Us - 07 - Business (youtube)

Competence Test and Psychological Evaluation should be Mandatory and also Public Knowledge for every public servant with power. It's been documented that crazy people make bad decisions. 

Psychopathy Checklist  

All our luxuries like energy, can't just be about our comfort. You have to give something back to the system so that our energy supplies can continue to provide us with this privileged lifestyle. And giving back does not include money, or how much you paid for the energy, because money is not a resource that can be feed back into the environment, the environment on which we feed. I'm not saying that money can't be part of the solution, I'm just saying that money can't be the only part of a solution. It has to be something physical, something created in return, something that the environmental system can use to create more of of the natural resources that we use. And money is not a form of payment that our environment accepts, sorry that kind of credit does not exist in Reality. A natural symbiotic return is the only way for sustainability, all other ways end in extinction. First the resource goes extinct and then what ever was feeding on it follows. This is one of the major flaws with the monetary system, it creates a false reality that blinds a person from their own fate, a fate that now has a horrible ending, unless we educate and inform the public. I'm sure no one wants to die and suffer, and I'm sure that no one would like to be the cause of death and suffering of other people. Humans are born to be good, and that goodness can only be guaranteed if we make sure that everyone has access to a high quality education. Education has been our greatest source for improvements, so that's proof it works. It's time.

When dealing in the business of just money, honey, you stop being funny. This is because 100's of millions of people have died and suffered because of money, and millions more will continue to do so, unless we change. And if you're not helping the situation, you're just making it worse and adding to the killing and the suffering. You need to wake up and see the damage that you're doing, see the earth that you're polluting, see the people that you're hurting, see the people that you're killing. But even then, you might not even care, because evil is at its strongest when you are oblivious of its existence, for cancer doesn't know that it is cancer. The most damage that is inflicted by people is when people are not aware of the effects that come from their actions, or sometimes they are just in denial, like your average addict. Ignorance isn't evil, ignorance just gives evil a place to live and a place to hide, silently and patiently waiting for you to make a mistake. That's when evil exposes its true horrific ugliness, with most of the ugliness done behind your back, because evil knows you wont turn around when you're distracted by your addictions. You can't see evil when you're blinded by your ignorance or blinded by your obsessions with material possessions. You see dollar signs instead of seeing life. So that emptiness in your soul will never go away. You can only temporally cover your emptiness with your ignorance and keep pretending that everything will be just fine. Knowledge is the only medicine that will ever cure you, so please, turn around.   Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart (video)

Too Many Chiefs and Not Enough Braves. Ignorant corporations and their blind followers fueled by money instead of being fueled by intelligent actions that are driven by facts, information, knowledge and wisdom. If we continue to allow our actions to be driven by money and not by the facts, then we will continue to be totally disconnected from reality and the world around us. We shouldn't have to wait for dead bodies to show up to make us realize that there's a problem. But even then, we are so disconnected that we fail to act accordingly to the needs of the problems that we have created, all because we allow money to be the reason why. This is a serious flaw in our thinking that we need to correct. And we can make these corrections if everyone learns and understands that money does not solve problems, people solve problems. We don't need more money, we need more people, more people who understand what our most serious problems are and then know how to take the appropriate actions. All changes come from people learning and understanding why the change is needed. Changes just don't happen, we make changes happen, either by contributing to change, or accepting the change, or just by ignoring the change. When people don't learn and understand a problem, because their vision is blocked by money, they fail to see the problem. And in doing so, people will continue to die and suffer. Humans have lived for thousands of years because we learned how to adapt and live in concordance with our environment, we did not live this long because we printed more money, but obviously there are people who are that ignorant and they believe this to be true, that some how we can buy our way out from the messes that we have created. That is the type of ignorance that has been the cause of most of our problems. But we can correct it if we start communicating more effectively, more accurately and in more detail. People just don't need access to our most valuable information and knowledge, they also need assistance in understanding how to access information and knowledge, especially when it would benefit them, and at the same time, make it easy for them to help others. And people also need to learn how we can combine our efforts and our wisdom to make improvements. We can do this by using all media and all forms of communication. Counting down to the age of Restoration.

What would be more inspiring then to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us? (Edward. O. Wilson)

Profiting from ignorance by making money from other peoples ignorance, is ignorant. But what's worse is that some people even flaunt their ignorance. They ignorantly believe that being paid large sums of money some how justifies their actions, and that it's also some kind of measurement of their value or their relevance, which it is not. Money is not a Free Pass it's not Authorization, it's not a license to kill, or does it give you permission to be an idiot. Money is just one of many side-effects that your actions produce. Money does not say anything, it does not describe the facts that pertain to the true value of your life and the impacts of your life, whether positive or negative. So let the facts speak for themselves, and stop using money as an excuse, you're just being an idiot doing the wrong things for the wrong reasons, and the money is not making you do it, you are. But of course you're not alone, we have all been sleeping, but now we're slowly waking up, little by little. And that is what knowledge does, it slowly wakes you up to a world of possibilities that you never knew existed. We wasted a lot of time, but we can get it back if we start education people fully. That's another great thing about knowledge, it can alter the course of time, going back, or going forward.

You have been educated in math and have the ability to calculate earnings, but you never count the things that count, why?

Does Money encourage ignorance and make people complacent with a false sense of security and a diminished awareness?

What are the other alternatives to money?  Why don't we teach this?  Why is the saying "You get what you pay for", so stupid?

Cash on Hand, Corporations with more money then the Government


Who's controlling the controllers? 50 Shades of Grey is a metaphor for capitalism and its sociopathic desire for greed and slavery. Everyone needs to renegotiate this contract that has been forced on us by criminals and their perverted sense of reality. You are 50 shades of f*cked up. We need to be free from domination. Not to say that sexual roleplaying is wrong, it's just that we should keep our fantasies to ourselves and stop forcing others to obey, or be punished. You're sick, get help. And stop ruining sex.

Money has put a spell on you. You Put The Spell On Me - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (youtube)

The term "inherent vice" refers to a property of or defect in a physical object that causes it to deteriorate due to the fundamental instability of its components. In the legal sense, inherent vice may make an item an unacceptable risk to a carrier or insurer. If the characteristic or defect is not visible, and if the carrier or the insurer has not been warned of it, neither of them may be liable for any claim arising solely out of the inherent vice.

Conversion (Law) is a voluntary act by one person inconsistent with the ownership rights of another. Examples are seen in cases where trees are cut down and the lumber hauled from the land by someone not having clear ownership.

Corporation Abuse
Protect the Internet



Housing Problems - Foreclosures


Unreal estate


Predatory Lending is the unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices of some lenders during the loan origination process.

Subprime Lending is making loans to people who may have difficulty maintaining the repayment schedule, sometimes reflecting setbacks, such as unemployment, divorce, medical emergencies, etc. Banks

The American Dream is turned into Poverty. Documentary 2017 (youtube) - Developers stealing government funded tax credits that are supposed to be used for housing assistance and low income housing. Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (wiki).

Alternative Financial Services refers to a particular type of financial service, namely subprime or near-prime lending (that is, lending to people with relatively poor credit) by non-bank financial institutions.

Non-Bank Financial Institution is a financial institution that does not have a full banking license or is not supervised by a national or international banking regulatory agency.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an agency of the United States government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector. CFPB jurisdiction includes banks, credit unions, securities firms, payday lenders, mortgage-servicing operations, foreclosure relief services, debt collectors and other financial companies operating in the United States.

Home Ownership has Dropped to Its Lowest Level Since 1965.

"The words of the prophets Are written on the subway walls And tenement halls." The Sound of Silence (youtube)

Government-Sponsored Enterprise is a financial services corporation created by the United States Congress. Their intended function is to enhance the flow of credit to targeted sectors of the economy and to make those segments of the capital market more efficient and transparent, and to reduce the risk to investors and other suppliers of capital. The desired effect of the GSEs is to enhance the availability and reduce the cost of credit to the targeted borrowing sectors primarily by reducing the risk of capital losses to investors: agriculture, home finance and education. The two most well known GSEs are the Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Freddie Mac.

Lending Dangers, Flaws and Corruption: Giving money to private companies with no instructions or guidelines on how the money is supposed to be used in order to reach the economic goals and improvements needed always ends in failure as history has documented many times. Then on top of that, the government tells the private companies that they won't be liable for losses or mismanagement, waste or corruption, which is insane. Guaranteed loans or insured loans offer no incentives to do what is right and good. So most people will always act ignorantly and steal tax payer money for themselves instead of using it for the public good for which it was intended. It seems that our government incites corruption by lending money to corrupt companies. No Oversight + No Accountability = Fraud. (Another Wasted Opportunity).

Government gives the illusion that they are boosting the economy with a Stimulus Package or Bailout, which creates another Financial Bubble. And they know that they are creating another Financial Bubble, where their friends get rich while the American public suffers the consequences. It's shocking to think that American citizens are letting this corruption happen time and time again, but in reality, how can Americans be shocked when they are completely in the dark and ignorant, which is also by design, dumb down the public so that they are unaware of the crimes that surround them. Even the Rating Systems are rigged and corrupted.

Market is an economy in which decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are based on market determined supply and demand, and prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system.

Eviction is the removal of a tenant from rental property by the landlord.

Foreclosure is a legal process in which a lender claims possession of property belonging to a borrower, who has stopped making payments to the lender. In the United States the term is used for a forced sale of the property used as the collateral for the loan. Report

Fault Lines: For Sale: The American Dream (youtube)

Internally Displaced Person is someone who is forced to flee his or her home but who remains within his or her country's borders. They are often referred to as refugees, although they do not fall within the legal definitions of a refugee.

Annexation is the political transition of land from the control of one entity to another. It is also the incorporation of unclaimed land into a state's sovereignty, which is in most cases legitimate. In international law it is the forcible transition of one state's territory by another state or the legal process by which a city acquires land.

Empty Homes and Buildings

Debt Deflation recessions and depressions are due to the overall level of debt shrinking (deflating): the credit cycle is the cause of the economic cycle.

The Cost of Living and Affordable Housing are Lies, Why? 

Hud.gov U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Negative Equity
Estate Tax
Property Tax
Land Banking
Land Value Tax
Fee Simple
Real Property
House Price Index

Owning a Condo is like being under house arrest. That's how bad condo associations are and how criminal property management companies are. A bunch of leeching parasites who don't want to do work but will easily take your money, scumbags. Condos are just another way to tax and gouge home owners. And it's unsustainable. Commons fees go up while property values go down, explain that morons. These Types of Housing only works when the owners are involved and informed. That is also the only way government could work effectively and efficiently.

Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems
Mortgage Broker
Multigenerational Housing

Allodial Title constitutes ownership of real property (land, buildings and fixtures) that is independent of any superior landlord. Allodial title is related to the concept of land held "in allodium", or land ownership by occupancy and defense of the land.  Allodial lands are the absolute property of their owner and not subject to any rent, service, or acknowledgment to a superior. Allodial title is therefore an alternative to feudal land tenure, which is a holder of the estate in land with considerable rights of ownership or, simply put, an owner of land.

Housing Improvements

Ejectment is to recover the possession of or title to land.

Quiet Title is a lawsuit brought in a court having jurisdiction over property disputes, in order to establish a party's title to real property, or personal property having a title, of against anyone and everyone, and thus "quiet" any challenges or claims to the title.

Estrepement is used to prevent estrepement, a type of voluntary waste. The waste that the writ would issue to prevent would be waste that occurred in response to a lawsuit seeking possession of the land, or a judgment against the waster where possession had not yet been delivered.

Waste (law) (maintain)

5 trillion dollars disappeared or stolen, 8 million lost jobs, 6 million lost homes. Financial Crisis of 2007 - 2008

Warren Buffett's Mobile Home empire preys on the poor. Billionaire profits at every step, from building to selling to high cost lending.

The American Securitization Forum (ASF)
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Default Rate is the rate of borrowers who fail to remain current on their loans. It is a critical piece of information used by lenders to determine their risk exposure and economists to evaluate the health of the overall economy. The interest rate charged to a borrower when payments on a revolving line of credit are overdue.
Mortgage Swaps

Interest Rate Swap
Collateralized Debt Obligation

Synthetic CDO is a variation of a CDO that generally uses credit default swaps and other derivatives to obtain its investment goals
ISDA Master Agreement

Approximately 549,000 homes in the United States were in some stage of foreclosure compared to 822,000 in January 2014.

3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit, or a 30 or 60 Day Notice to Vacate

More than 170 tenants were evicted every day in England and Wales in 2015
Landlord and homeowners evicted after foreclosure, filings soared to almost 270,000 last year in 2015.

Rents are Soaring -- and so are Evictions
Rents have risen 7% in the past year, while incomes have inched just 1.8% higher. Several million families a year face evictions nationwide. In Georgia, there was one eviction notice filed for every five rental households, more than 200,000 total filings last year. Many cases involved renters who were unable to keep up with rent increases.

Hourly Wage Needed to Rent in each State 
Yearly Income needed to Buy a Home in each U.S. City
Hours Needed to Work in Order to afford the Rent in Each State
The difference between House Wages and Renter Wages
Living Wage

Bid Rigging  
38 cities in America have Filed for Bankruptcy
Bankruptcies - Defaults
Who Took Down Stockton? (youtube)

A lot of foreclosures occur due to a homeowner's medical problems, so the healthcare system steals peoples homes as much as banks do.

People are even being evicted from Homeless Camps
List of Tent Cities in the United States - PDF  
Small Homes
Refugees

In 2015 Detroit sent out 72,000 foreclosure notices to homeowners behind on property taxes, 62,000 of them in Detroit alone. They say about 18,000 of these properties are occupied, but fewer than half of those homeowners have paid all of their tax.

Slumlords buy deteriorating buildings for as little as $500 apiece and then rent them as is.

Home Many Vacant Empty Homes and Buildings?

"Real-Estate Bubble is just another word for corruption and greed gone bad, so lets blame it on the economy so that people don't realize that they have been swindled, again." 

The amount of money you must earn in a year to be able to afford to live and pay rent in a particular city.
San Francisco: $119,570
San Jose: $89,734
New York: $87,446
Boston: $84,422
Washington, D.C.: $83,104
Los Angeles: $74,371
New Orleans: $60,782
Atlanta: $60,285
Milwaukee: $43,281
Detroit: $42,772
Tucson: $39,966

Million Dollar Homes being Built in Cities in the last few years


Cost Burden for Renters


Home Ownership Falling Rate


Why do people owning land and property experience the same negative side-effects that come from having too much money, or from having too much power? Why does owning property change people. Are Landlords manipulated by the power authority? Why does our views on life change after buying property? Why do people become more defensive? And why does owning land make you more of a target? We need to change the perception land ownership. Though the lines in the sand are only temporary, it is mainly a mutual agreement with our neighbors and other people in the world. If you would like to do something in my area of the sand, then please let me know first, and I will do the same for you if I ever plan to do something in your area of the sand.

A 2014 report for the Scottish government found that 432 individuals own 50 percent of the land in rural Scotland. It said half of the territory's land is owned by 0.008 percent of the population of more than 5.3 million people. Ok Wallace it's time again.

The Green Buildings that are being built today are excellent. They require less maintenance, cost less to operate, they are less dependent on non-renewable resources and last longer. So these models of intelligent building that we have today are fantastic and give everyone living examples to improve on and to follow. But living by example will never be enough if we don’t include this knowledge in our education system. When people say that Green Building cost to much money, what they're really saying is that they would rather pass on the debt and problems to future generations. These people are very selfish and ignorant and care only for themselves. Anyone not building green is really negligent. Future generations will look back at these people and say "Thanks for nothing scumbag". Thanks for making buildings that are built with too many non-renewable products, which is a waste of raw materials. Thanks for making buildings that always needs maintenance so it will always cost you time and resources. Thanks for making buildings that are energy inefficient so it wastes energy, pollutes more, consumes more energy and consumes more water, which costs even more resources. And on top of that some of the building products used in building creates unhealthy air by Outgassing chemicals. This is the same for our car manufacturers and other industries that put profit over people.

Britain’s Bad Housing
Energy Plus House



Money Alternatives - Jobs - Time Banks - Skills Exchange - Trading - Sharing


There should always be options and choices. Depending on just one type of currency is stupid and dangerous. Depending on one style of business is also stupid and dangerous, as clearly seen. Alternatives are extremely necessary. A Cashless Society could easily work when people are educated enough about other means of exchange and trade, which would also help reduce fraud, corruption and inflation.

Medium of Exchange is anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region. Medium of Exchange (wiki)

Barter is a system of exchange where goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.

Trade involves the transfer of the ownership of goods or services, from one person or entity to another, in exchange for money, goods or services. A network that allows trade is called a market.

Alternative Currency or private currency, is any currency used as an alternative to the dominant national or multinational currency systems. They are created by an individual, corporation, or organization, they can be created by national, state, or local governments, or they can arise naturally as people begin to use a certain commodity as a currency. Mutual credit is a form of alternative currency, and thus any form of lending that does not go through the banking system can be considered a form of alternative currency.

Complementary Currency is used to supplement a national currency. It is an agreement to use a medium of exchange that is not usually legal tender. The purpose may be to protect or stimulate a particular economy. Another purpose may be to orientate the economy towards social, environmental or political aims.

Greenback was a United States Note, also known as a Legal Tender Note, a type of paper money that was issued from 1862 to 1971 in the U.S. Having been current for over 100 years, they were issued for longer than any other form of U.S. paper money.

Early American Currency was during the American Revolution, when the colonies became independent states; freed from British monetary regulations, they issued paper money to pay for military expenses. The Continental Congress also issued paper money during the Revolution, known as Continental currency, to fund the war effort.
Drachma

People to People Banking


Peer-to-Peer Banking is an online system that allows individual members to complete financial transactions with one another by using an auction style process that lets members offer loans for a specific amount and at a specific rate. Buyers have the option to look for an amount and rate of interest that meets their needs. All members are categorized by their risk level. Members can browse for other people based on various demographic information. Since P2P banking does not use third party banking institution intermediaries the rates and terms are often much more favourable for the members. Unlike conventional banking where the spread between deposit rates and lending rates are consumed to finance the bank's administrative and logistic expenses, both lenders and borrowers get to save such costs, while paying certain commission to the P2P portal provider and/or the credit rating agency. P2P banking and financing has been proposed as a method to accelerate the development renewable energy projects while more equitably distributing the return on investment. These concepts have now been instituted by Energy in Common and Kiva in their green fund.

Peer to Peer Banking could also be used to fund public services and businesses that are known to benefit people, improve living conditions and create jobs. The return on the investment would be a better life.

People to People Banking (Micro-Lending Organizations)

Peer-to-Peer Lending sometimes abbreviated P2P lending, is the practice of lending money to individuals or businesses through online services that match lenders with borrowers. Since peer-to-peer lending companies offering these services generally operate online, they can run with lower overhead and provide the service more cheaply than traditional financial institutions. As a result, lenders can earn higher returns compared to savings and investment products offered by banks, while borrowers can borrow money at lower interest rates, even after the P2P lending company has taken a fee for providing the match-making platform and credit checking the borrower. there is the risk of the borrower defaulting on the loans taken out from peer-lending websites

The main purpose for lending money and giving people access to finances is to make sure that we fund actions that are proven to improve the quality of life continually, and also guarantee that important advancements continue. It's basically investing in the future, and not just your own future, but the future of the planet, which is the only planet that we know of that can sustain human life comfortably. The goal is to encourage proper maintenance of our health and the health of our environment, and to ensure that human and technological development advances simultaneously. Leaving no one behind guarantees our strength as a nation and as a people.

Cash Transfers are direct transfer payments of money to eligible people. Cash transfers are usually provided by the state and federal government.

Wire Transfer is a method of electronic funds transfer from one person or entity to another. A wire transfer can be made from one bank account to another bank account or through a transfer of cash at a cash office.

Community Development Bank are commercial banks that operate with a mission to generate economic development in low- to moderate-income (LMI) geographical areas and serve residents of these communities.

Crowd Funding
Bank of Happiness
State Owned Bank

Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative, democratically controlled by its members, and operated for the purpose of promoting thrift, providing credit at competitive rates, and providing other financial services to its members.

Public Banking Institute
Global Resource Bank Network

Unbanked are adults who do not have their own bank accounts. Along with the underbanked, they may rely on alternative financial services for their financial needs, where these are available.

Financial Transaction is an agreement, communication, or movement carried out between a buyer and a seller to exchange an asset for payment. It involves a change in the status of the finances of two or more businesses or individuals. The buyer and seller are separate entities or objects, often involving the exchange of items of value, such as information, goods, services, and money. It is still a transaction if the goods are exchanged at one time, and the money at another. This is known as a two-part transaction: part one is giving the money, part two is receiving the goods.

Worker Owned - Employee Owned


Economic Democracy shift decision-making power from corporate managers and corporate shareholders to a larger group of public stakeholders that includes workers, customers, suppliers, neighbors and the broader public. Self Govern

Co-Operative Economics is a field of economics that incorporates co-operative studies and political economy toward the study and management of Cooperatives, which is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.

When workers own companies, the economy is more resilient (video and interactive text)

RCO Tires - Cooperative Home Care Associates - Los Angeles Union Cooperative Initiative

Worker Cooperative is a cooperative owned and self-managed by its workers. This control may be exercised in a number of ways. A cooperative enterprise may mean a firm where every worker-owner participates in decision-making in a democratic fashion, or it may refer to one in which management is elected by every worker-owner, and it can refer to a situation in which managers are considered, and treated as, workers of the firm. In traditional forms of worker cooperative, all shares are held by the workforce with no outside or consumer owners, and each member has one voting share. In practice, control by worker-owners may be exercised through individual, collective, or majority ownership by the workforce; or the retention of individual, collective, or majority voting rights (exercised on a one-member one-vote basis). A worker cooperative, therefore, has the characteristic that the majority of its workforce own shares, and the majority of shares are owned by the workforce.

Evergreen Cooperatives - WC - Food Co-ops (food security)

Benefit Corporations (public good)

Mondragon Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain. It was founded in the town of Mondragoe in 1956 by graduates of a local technical college. Its first product was paraffin heaters. It is the tenth-largest Spanish company in terms of asset turnover and the leading business group in the Basque Country. At the end of 2014, it employed 74,117 people in 257 companies and organizations in four areas of activity: finance, industry, retail and knowledge. By 2015, 74,335 people were employed. Mondragon cooperatives operate in accordance with the Statement on the Co-operative Identity maintained by the International Co-operative Alliance. Rochdale Principles (wiki).

International Co-Operative Alliance is a non-governmental co-operative federation or, more precisely, a co-operative union representing co-operatives and the co-operative movement worldwide. It was founded in 1895 to unite, represent and serve co-operatives worldwide. The Alliance maintains the internationally recognised definition of a co-operative in the Statement on the Co-operative Identity. The ICA represents 284 co-operative federations and organisations in 95 countries. The Alliance provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives. The members of the Alliance are international and national co-operative organisations from all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, banking, consumer, fisheries, health, housing, insurance, and workers. The Alliance has members from 100 countries, representing close to one billion individuals worldwide. Around one hundred million people work for co-operatives globally. Co-operatives are values based businesses owned by their members. Whether they are customers, employees or residents, the members get an equal say in the business and a share of the profits. In 2006 the ICA published the first major index of the world's largest co-operative and mutual enterprises, the ICA Global 300, which demonstrated the scale of the co-operative movement globally. On the first Saturday of July each year, the ICA coordinates celebrations of International Co-operative Day. In December 2009, the United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives.

Workplace Democracy is not socialism, it's just another way of running a business. A business that is fair,  A business that is not corrupted or controlled by criminals, A business that treats everyone equally, A business that is sustainable, and so on. You have the same things as most businesses do, but now you also have transparency and honesty.

The Take (Workers take over factory to save their jobs).

(2004) Occupy, Resist, Produce! (youtube)

Equal Exchange is a for-profit Fairtrade worker-owned, cooperative headquartered in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Equal Exchange distributes organic, gourmet coffee, tea, sugar, bananas, avocados, cocoa, and chocolate bars produced by farmer cooperatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Equal Exchange
CHCA

Decentralized Autonomous Organization is an organization that is run through rules encoded as computer programs called smart contracts. A DAO's financial transaction record and program rules are maintained on a blockchain. There are several examples of this business model. The precise legal status of this type of business organization is unclear.

New Economy Coalition is an American nonprofit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, formerly known as the New Economics Institute. It is a network of over 100 organizations working for what it describes as the New Economy movement.

Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, architects and supporters, whose main goal is the eventual manufacturing of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS).

Platform Cooperative is a cooperatively-owned, democratically-governed business that uses a protocol, website or mobile app to facilitate the sale of goods and services. Platform cooperatives are an alternative to venture capital funded platforms insofar as they are owned and governed by those who depend on them most—workers, users, and other relevant stakeholders. Proponents of platform cooperativism claim that, by ensuring the financial and social value of a platform circulate among these participants, platform cooperatives will bring about a more equitable and fair digitally-mediated economy in contrast with the extractive models of corporate intermediaries. Platform cooperatives differ from traditional cooperatives not only due to their use of digital technologies, but also by their contribution to the commons for the purpose of fostering an equitable social and economic landscape.

Time Dollar


Time Banking or Time-based currency is an alternative currency or exchange system where the unit of account/value is the person-hour or some other time unit. Some time-based currencies value everyone’s contributions equally: one hour equals one service credit. In these systems, one person volunteers to work for an hour for another person; thus, they are credited with one hour, which they can redeem for an hour of service from another volunteer. Others use time units that might be fractions of an hour (e.g. minutes, ten minutes – 6 units/hour, or 15 minutes – 4 units/hour). While most time-based exchange systems are service exchanges in that most exchange involves the provision of services that can be measured in a time unit, it is also possible to exchange goods by 'pricing' them in terms of the average national hourly wage rate (e.g. if the average hourly rate is $20/hour, then a commodity valued at $20 in the national currency would be equivalent to 1 hour).

Ithaca Hours is a local currency used in Ithaca, New York and is the oldest and largest local currency system in the United States that is still operating. It has inspired other similar systems in Madison, Wisconsin; Corvallis, Oregon.

Time Banks - Mi Time Banks
Time-Based Currency
Hour World
Mutual Credit
Bremer

Community Exchange a platform for advertising work offerings and wants, as well as a variety of instruments for facilitating trade and exchange.

Shared Skills

Self-Management
Open Governance

Sharing - Renting - Swapping - Trade

Social Peer-to-Peer Processes are organized through the free cooperation of equals in view of the performance of a common task, for the creation of a common good, with forms of decision making and autonomy that are widely distributed throughout the network. peer production - the collaborative production of use value is open to participation and use to the widest possible number; peer governance - production or project is governed by the community of producers themselves, not by market allocation or corporate hierarchy; peer property - the use-value of property is freely accessible on a universal basis; peer services and products are distributed through new modes of property, which are not exclusive, though recognize individual authorship (i.e. the GNU General Public License or the Creative Commons licenses).
Coincidence of wants is the situation where the supplier of good A wants good B and the supplier of good B wants good A.

Barter Quest
Collaborate

Commodity is a marketable item produced to satisfy wants or needs. Often the item is fungible. Economic commodities comprise goods and services.

Contribution Margin is the selling price per unit minus the variable cost per unit. “Contribution” represents the portion of sales revenue that is not consumed by variable costs and so contributes to the coverage of fixed costs. This concept is one of the key building blocks of break-even analysis.

Resource-Based Economy - RBE

Local Exchange Trading System is a locally initiated, democratically organised, not-for-profit community enterprise that provides a community information service and records transactions of members exchanging goods and services by using locally created currency. LETS allow people to negotiate the value of their own hours or services.

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies


Precious Metals


Precious Metal is a rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value. Chemically, the precious
metals tend to be less reactive than most elements.

Noble Metal are metals that are resistant to corrosion and oxidation in moist air.

Rare Earth Elements are one of a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically the fifteen lanthanides, as well as scandium and yttrium. Scandium and yttrium are considered rare earth elements because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits as the lanthanides and exhibit similar chemical properties. Rare earth elements are cerium (Ce), dysprosium (Dy), erbium (Er), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), holmium (Ho), lanthanum (La), lutetium (Lu), neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), scandium (Sc), terbium (Tb), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb) and yttrium (Y).

Rare Earth Elements & Thorium Legislative Efforts - Jim Kennedy @ TEAC7 (youtube)
Researchers Publish Study on Rare-Earth Garnets

Gold Gold is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements and is solid under standard conditions. Gold often occurs in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins, and in alluvial deposits. It occurs in a solid solution series with the native element silver (as electrum) and also naturally alloyed with copper and palladium. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, often with tellurium (gold tellurides). Atomic number 79, resists attack by individual acids, Gold does not react with oxygen at any temperature. A total of 183,600 tonnes of gold is in existence above ground, as of 2014. The most malleable of all metals. Good infrared detector.

Silver Atomic number 47, exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal.

Copper - Bronze - Aluminum

Thorium Atomic number 90, is a weakly radioactive element that decays very slowly and occurs naturally in large quantities as a primordial element. Has the longest half-life of all the significantly radioactive elements. It's an Unlimited Energy Source with an almost unlimited supply. Geology

Abundance of Elements in Earth's Crust (wiki)

Metal Working


Digital Dollars


Digital Currency is an Internet-based medium of exchange distinct from physical (such as banknotes and coins) that exhibits properties similar to physical currencies, but allows for instantaneous transactions and borderless transfer-of-ownership. Both virtual currencies and cryptocurrencies are types of digital currencies, but the converse is incorrect. Like traditional money these currencies may be used to buy physical goods and services but could also be restricted to certain communities such as for example for use inside an on-line game or social network.

Cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.

Electronic Money or e-money, is the money balance recorded electronically on a stored-value card. These cards have microprocessors embedded which can be loaded with a monetary value. Another form of electronic money is network money, software that allows the transfer of value on computer networks, particularly the internet. Electronic money is a floating claim on a private bank or other financial institution that is not linked to any particular account. Examples of electronic money are bank deposits, electronic funds transfer, direct deposit, payment processors, and digital currencies.

Internet Escrow works by placing money in the control of an independent and licensed third party in order to protect both buyer and seller in a transaction. Escrow generally refers to money held by a third-party on behalf of transacting parties.

Multilateral Exchange is a transaction, or forum for transactions, which involve more than two parties. For example, Alice gives Bob an apple in exchange for an orange, that is a bilateral exchange. A multilateral exchange would involve a third party, for example: Alice gives an apple to Bob who gives an orange to Charles, who gives a pear to Alice.

Credit Clearing is when a small group of banks need to make many payments to each other, of adding up the payments and cancelling them out before settling the remainder.

Cashless Society World Numbers (image)
Why We Need A Moneyless Society David Harvey (youtube)

Bitcoin


Bitcoin introduced on 31 October 2008 to a cryptography mailing list. The system is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called the blockchain, which uses bitcoin as its unit of account. Since the system works without a central repository or single administrator, the U.S. Treasury categorizes bitcoin as a decentralized virtual currency. Bitcoin is often called the first cryptocurrency, although prior systems existed and it is more correctly described as the first decentralized digital currency. Bitcoin is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value.

Decentralized, Peer to Peer, Digital Currency using Cryptography, small Transaction Fees, and Personal information is Private

Random Numbers makes it hard for thieves. Researchers can generate perfectly random numbers by using the quantum properties of light. Whenever we need to communicate in secret, a cryptographic key is needed. For this key to work, it must consist of numbers chosen at random without any structure.

The Bitcoin Story (2015) (hulu 35 min) 
The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (6/01/2015 | 02:07)
Bitcoin.org
Bitcoin.com
What is Bitcoin?
Coin Base
Bitgo

Ledger is the principal book or computer file for recording and totaling economic transactions measured in terms of a monetary unit of account by account type, with debits and credits in separate columns and a beginning monetary balance and ending monetary balance for each account.

Rating System

Block Chain is a transaction database shared by all nodes participating in a system based on the Bitcoin protocol. A full copy of a currency's block chain contains every transaction ever executed in the currency. With this information, one can find out how much value belonged to each address at any point in history.

Block Chain Database is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of records called blocks. Each block contains a timestamp and a link to a previous block. The data in a block cannot be altered retrospectively.

How the blockchain will radically transform the economy: Bettina Warburg (video and interactive text)

College Cryptocurrency Network

Decentralized Money
Brand-Controlled Currency

Ethereum is a public blockchain-based distributed computing platform, featuring smart contract functionality. It provides a decentralized virtual machine, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), that can execute peer-to-peer contracts using a cryptocurrency called ether. Ethereum

Energy-Efficient Security Mechanisms for Digital Currency
Internet Privacy

The problem with Bitcoin is that people are getting wealthy the same way that Banks do, by skimming money out of the system without actually adding any value to the system. We have to know what work was preformed? We have to know if society benefited from your work? We have to know what valued service you are performing? We have to know why you demand a much higher salary then other people? People who's work may be more valuable then your work, and also less destructive. If you use people, time, money, energy and resources that would benefit thousands of people, just to only benefit yourself, than there is something wrong, and this something needs to be explained. Fluctuations in a system should only be in response to peoples needs, and to the needs of the environment. If we use a currency that has a fluctuating value, and it we use a currency that can have it's value accumulated in uncontrolled areas, then we are doing the same thing as the banks. But the good news is that the Bitcoin software has the ability to correct these problems of fluctuating value and hoarding. But just having technology does not solve the entire problem. We have to educate the public and make sure that everyone is fully informed on how to use technology effectively and efficiently, and also know how to use knowledge and information effectively and efficiently. We're almost there. All corruption is derived from ignorance, so when we reduce the ignorance, we will also reduce corruption, waste and abuse.

Bitcoin is a great idea, but it only solves a small piece of a much larger problem. And this problem is a problem that we can solve, we just have to learn how to solve it. We have technology, now we need intelligence.

New Algorithm for Crypto-Currency Equihash mathematical algorithm is a core component for the new cryptocurrency Zcash. (08.02.2017)

The Money Fix (youtube)
Money Saving Ideas
Living without Money 
Kind Mankind
Low Impact Living
Community Knowledge Sharing
Great Ideas - Innovation
Food Waste
Water
Opportunity Cost

The End of Ownership (VPRO Backlight, 47:52)

"When society collapses there's nothing that could stop us from taking care of each other, or from printing our own money."

Fiat Money (money knowledge)

The bottom line is our exchanges and hour banks still have to be sustainable. Supporting the same ignorant practices, or businesses, using a new method of exchange will not get us anywhere. We have to support businesses that make a positive difference in the world and have a direct positive impact on the local community. We must support services that are sustainable and not wasteful or polluting. We must not trade convenience for life. We can still have our luxuries, but we just have to be more aware and respectable, which would take a little extra effort, innovation and an Improvement in Education.

If all the bit-coins were only used by people who practiced sustainability, then every time someone used this currency they would be directly supporting environmentally sound living.


Free Money ?


Basic Income will only work when people are fully educated and also provide some type of service in return for the money. Just giving people money will only benefit them if they know how to spend the money wisely. People with money will accelerate our decay and the abuse if they make bad choices with their money, as they do now. (Liability) But everyone should be funded as long as they are providing a necessary service that is beneficial to them and to other people. Pay people to go to school and learn skills for jobs that we know we will need. Like scientists who can provide many different services for monitoring the world so citizens can be alerted of possible dangers. All volunteers or workers should be paid as long as they are providing a sustainable solution to a problem. Every service provided should have an exit plan so that we can show people how they can gradually become independent and self-sustaining. We don't want to encourage dependencies, we want to encourage independencies, so that people can live happier lives with more freedom and more stability. Plus, we don't want a basic income to allow the wealthy and powerful to continue to steal more, waste more, abuse more and poison the environment more. Basic income should not be hush money, it should only be about common sense. We also need to provide basic needs, as well as, make living affordable. This way the basic income will not make its way back into the hands of criminals, like it does now with social security, food stamps and health insurance. We live in a Trickle Up Economy where the rich get richer and the poorer get poorer.

Seed Money (funding) - Reciprocation - Incentives

Mincome was an experimental Canadian guaranteed annual income project that was held in Manitoba, during the 1970's. The purpose of this experiment was to assess the social impact of a guaranteed, unconditional annual income, including whether a program of this nature would cause disincentives to work for the recipients and how great such a disincentive would be. (Of course the wealthy scumbags apposed this, because how will the rich control and manipulate the poor when the poor have everything they need. So it makes perfect sense that we would also have a guarantee of a free high quality college education for everyone. Because everyone knows that you just can't have a bunch of idiots with money, the wealthy have definitely proven that to be a sad fact many times over throughout human history).

How are you going to force people to work crappy low paying jobs? Governments and corporations do it by exploiting even poorer people. But instead, we should allow wasteful jobs to fade out that society does not need, and also at the same time, we should subsidize the jobs that society does need and can't live without. Eventually everyone will work and no one will get hurt.

How are you going to get people to fight wars? Governments and corporations do it by oppressing people so they have very little choice, that's why most minorities join military services. So how do you get people to join military services? By making it a needed service, and not by using people as a weapon for corporations and banks.

So you see, improving education and making education more available is the only way to solve these problems.

Send money directly to people living in extreme poverty.
The Short-term Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers to the Poor: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Making people dependent is dangerous. The goal should always be Self-Reliant Independence and the ability to work together in harmony.

Remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country. Money sent home by migrants competes with international aid as one of the largest financial inflows to developing countries. Workers' remittances are a significant part of international capital flows, especially with regard to labour-exporting countries. In 2014, $436 billion went to developing countries, setting a new record. Overall global remittances totaled $582 billion in 2015. Some countries, such as India and China, receive tens of billions of US dollars in remittances each year from their expatriates. In 2014, India received an estimated $70 billion and China an estimated $64 billion.

Gift Economy is a mode of exchange where valuables are not traded or sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. This contrasts with a barter economy or a market economy, where goods and services are primarily exchanged for value received. Social norms and custom govern gift exchange. Gifts are not given in an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity. Giving without explaining or educating, or giving without understanding cause and effects, is wrong, bad and dangerous.

Guaranteed Minimum Income
Swiss Referendums, 2016

Paying youth to stay out of trouble Comprehensive Homicide Initiative

History of Money

Soon you will not be able to buy anything you want just because you have the money to do so. You will have to earn things. Everyone will be rated on the type of work they do and how much that work benefits society. They will also be rated by their energy use, whether they used energy effectively and efficiently. Power companies are already doing this. People will also be
rated by how much waste they produce, and that they don't waste resources by using them responsibly. So this will eventually stop people from using money as an excuse for being inhumane or criminal towards life and other people, like it does today. Now you will have to earn your way.

Earn is the reward in return for a valuable service given, or from the efforts or actions that resulted in measurable benefits.


Get Paid to Learn - Learn and Earn


When you're Learning you're Earning - Get Paid to Train and Gain - Win for Life

PAY TO LEARN GAME
platform using Learn to Read Software. Pay to Learn using a point scoring system, points equal Currency and Intelligence Level.

Learn to Speak a letter, score 1 point each.
Learn to Write a letter, score 2 points each.
Learn to Speak vowel sounds, score 3 points each.
Learn to Add letters together to form a word, score 5 points each.
Learn how to Read words, score 10 points each. (15 points for important words)
Learn the Meaning of a word, score 20 points each. (25 points for important words)
Learn how to Use a word in a sentence, score 30 points.
Learn how to Read complete sentences, score 40 points each.
Learn how to Comprehend a written message, score 50 points each.
Learn how to Use language to express an idea, score 100 points each.

The monetary value of Points will vary depending on the country you live in. Points value will vary from a penny to a dollar depending on the exchange rate of your preferred currency needed, inflation or cost of living where you live, and special needs.
Money can be sent to phone or to a debit card. cash or products can be delivered by drone or by courier.

Testing will be automated and live person assisted.

As you learn to read you will also be reading to learn. So when a person finishes the learn to read courses, they will be intelligent and highly skilled. Get Paid as you Train for a New Job

Learn to Read Teaching Software will include all major subjects: math, science, geography, law, communication, phycology, local history, world history, social intelligence, and so on. There will also be several levels from beginner to expert.

Employers and Universities will be notified when a student completes the learn to read courses. So Employers and Universities can then send you offers. And student will be anonymous until the student contacts them. So Employers and Universities will not know the students gender or race. The only things they will know is that you are intelligent and highly skilled. If a student finishes the courses by the age of 10, they will not be employable because of child labor laws. However, the younger students who finish before their 18th birthday can still continue to a learn from more advance courses. And when they are 16 or 18, they can then make themselves known to Employers that you are ready for work. Internship Job Training

How long the it will take to complete will depend on the student and their current situation. 5 years is the estimated time it will take to finish all the courses. But there will also be advanced expert levels that may take more time to finish.

This will be similar to the Military. But instead of paying people to learn how to kill, we will be paying people to learn how to live intelligently. And if the military incorporated this education into their training, they would eventually have the most powerful army in the world. An army of intelligent people who are trained to protect life, instead of being trained to destroy life. Not to say that we will not a have a military, because we still need one. It's just that military personal will also be intelligent, and not just strong. We want intelligent people to be trained on how to use weapons, especially the weapon between their ears.



Money Saving Ideas - Frugal - Thrifty


It helps alleviate some of the waste and abuse, but the problem with money still exists

Frugality is the quality of being frugal, sparing, thrifty, prudent or economical in the consumption of consumable resources such as food, time or money, and avoiding waste, lavishness or extravagance. 

Frugal Living
Goodwill
Living on a Dime
Thrifty Fun
Thrifty Living
Thrifty 411

Sharing - Renting - Swapping

Work Trading (time dollars)

Retail me not
Free Directory Assistance
Free Trees & Plants
Consumer Search
Surplus Goods - Phone Apps

My Pay as you Go cell phone only costs me $100.00 a year. That gives me 400 minutes or almost 7 hours of talk time for the year. I use a land line to retrieve cell phone massages and return calls. Less Microwaves too.
 
Pay-As-You-Go Cell Phone (amazon)
No Contract Cell phone (amazon)
Safelink Lifeline Program
Consumer Cellular
Fair Phone created the world’s first ethical, modular smartphone.

Deals at Yahoo
Shop 4 Freebies
Yard Sale Treasure Map
Yard Sale Ad
Garage Sale Finder
Estate Sales
Yard Sale How To Info
Swap o Rama Rama
Crafting a Green World
Upcycle Products
Naturally Savvy
Live on Practically Nothing
Low Overhead 

Kids Meal Deals
Coupon Winner
Coupon Mom
Coupons
Coupon Cabin
Coupons
Coupon Codes 4 U
Supermarket Guru
My Grocery Deals
Savings
Extra Bux

Food Delivery
Food Assistance Programs
Recipes

Basic Needs Services
Ideas for Change
Green Products
Simple Living
Green Living Ideas

Self-Manageable

"If you only buy what you need, then you will always have what you need. So don't buy what you want, buy what you need."

What being Frugal isn't...

Scrounge is to seek to obtain (something, typically food or money) at the expense or through the generosity of others or by stealth. To obtain something of moderate or inconsequential value from another. To acquire by such dubious ways as habitual borrowing, begging, foraging, scavenging, pilfering, etc; cadge, mooch. Collect or look around for (food). Obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling. (tries to get something free). Ask for and get free; be a parasite.


Financial Advice


Certified Public Accountant must pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (Uniform CPA Exam),

American Institute of CPA's
Accountant

Audit is a systematic and independent examination of books, accounts, statutory records, documents and vouchers of an organization to ascertain how far the financial statements as well as non-financial disclosures present a true and fair view of the concern.

Cooking the Books is a systematic misrepresentation of the true income and assets of corporations or other organizations. "Creative accounting" has been at the root of a number of accounting scandals, and many proposals for accounting reform – usually centering on an updated analysis of capital and factors of production that would correctly reflect how value is added.

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Financial Literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it (turn it into more) and how that person donates it to help others. More specifically, it refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.

Forensic Accounting is the specialty practice area of accounting that describes engagements that result from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation. "The work performed and reports issued will often provide answers to the how, where, what, why and who. However, ultimately the court decides." Judges can be Bought.

Accountancy is the measurement, processing and communication of financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations.

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Saving is income not spent, or deferred consumption. Methods of saving include putting money aside in, for example, a deposit account, a pension account, an investment fund, or as cash. Saving also involves reducing expenditures, such as recurring costs. In terms of personal finance, saving generally specifies low-risk preservation of money, as in a deposit account, versus investment, wherein risk is a lot higher; in economics more broadly, it refers to any income not used for immediate consumption. Saving differs from savings. The former refers to the act of increasing one's assets, whereas the latter refers to one part of one's assets, usually deposits in savings accounts, or to all of one's assets. Saving refers to an activity occurring over time, a flow variable, whereas savings refers to something that exists at any one time, a stock variable. This distinction is often misunderstood, and even professional economists and investment professionals will often refer to "saving" as "savings" (for example, Investopedia confuses the two terms in its page on the "savings rate" Nest Egg

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Retrenchment is the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable.

Tax Arguments are arguments made by people, primarily in the United States, who contend that tax laws are unconstitutional or otherwise invalid.

Regressive Tax is a tax imposed in such a manner that the tax rate decreases as the amount subject to taxation increases.

Income Tax is an illegal tax is imposed on income by the federal government, most state governments, and many local governments.

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Margin (finance) is collateral that the holder of a financial instrument has to deposit with a counterparty to cover some or all of the credit risk the holder poses for the counterparty. This risk can arise if the holder has done any of the following: Borrowed cash from the counterparty to buy financial instruments, Borrowed financial instruments to sell them short, or Entered into a derivative contract.

Collateral (finance) is a borrower's pledge of specific property to a lender, to secure repayment of a loan. The collateral serves as a lender's protection against a borrower's default—that is, it can be used to offset the loan if the borrower fails to pay the principal and interest satisfactorily under the terms of the lending agreement.

Performance Attribution is a set of techniques that performance analysts use to explain why a portfolio's performance differed from the benchmark. This difference between the portfolio return and the benchmark return is known as the active return. The active return is the component of a portfolio's performance that arises from the fact that the portfolio is actively managed.

Benchmarking is comparing one's business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and best practices from other companies. Dimensions typically measured are quality, time and cost. In the process of best practice benchmarking, management identifies the best firms in their industry, or in another industry where similar processes exist, and compares the results and processes of those studied (the "targets") to one's own results and processes. In this way, they learn how well the targets perform and, more importantly, the business processes that explain why these firms are successful. Be very careful of who you are comparing yourself to, making comparisons to things that are not relevant or things that have not been accurately measured, could make your comparisons inaccurate and misleading.

Performance Metric measures an organization's behavior, activities, and performance. performance against customer requirements and value. assess the health of the project and consist of the measuring of seven criteria: safety, time, cost, resources, scope, quality, and actions.

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