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The Lemon Juice Syndrome and the Hunger Games

Americans who, under the rubric of conservatism, oppose nutrition assistance to children also tend to deny the looming devastation of global climate change, the human costs of an inept healthcare system, the negative consequences of a constricted view of consciousness, and the dangerous costs of denying biological evolution. This is very troubling.

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The Beats: Remember the Tea

Jack Kerouac called from a phone booth while his friends Allen
Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky anxiously paced outside. "Hello, I'd like to meet with Dr. Suzuki . . . Right
NOW!" The scholar's secretary told him to be there in a half hour. Elated, the
three friends skipped down First Avenue to hail a cab.

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Sacred Economics: Chapter 14, The Social Dividend (Pt. 15)

Sacred Economics
envisions a world where people do things for love, not money. What would you do, freed from
slavery to money? What does your own life, your true life, look like?
Underneath the substitute lives we are paid to live, there is a real life, your
life.

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Money as a Zero-Sum Game

Money is about
the threat of poverty. Poverty gives money value. By
threat of poverty, one must work for money, even if that
work is destructive. And money is about power backed up
by arms and prisons. Poverty, power, and prison are money's soul, flesh, and
bones.

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The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

If the global economy were broken up into local units, would there be any need for national governments? Would it not make more sense for governments to scale down to the size of the economic units? The decentralization and democratization of the exchange process can only be achieved through traders establishing their own mutual credit clearing circles and independent private and community currencies.

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

Even if governments did have the will and the power to wrest control of the issuance of credit from the banking cartel, the situation would not be a lot different. The historical record suggests that where governments have come out on top their monopolization of credit has led to militarization, wars, expansion and a weakening of democratic processes.