The Internet: Good or Bad for US Economy
I understand that the Internet has help thousands of companies reach a higher volume of potential clients. The same token those potential clients have a higher volume of choices to choose where to spend their money from all around the world. The majority of the time companies outside the US can produce items at a far less cost.
This starts US companies purchasing more materials outside of the country to compete with foreign companies. These purchases decrease jobs and ultimately decrease "disposable income" spending. Now those people who lost their jobs have to do more "borrow spending", bringing the US economy into a recession.
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Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?
A disturbing interview given by a KGB defector in 1984 describes America of today and outlines four stages of mass brainwashing used by the KGB.
- Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.
- The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
- According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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