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74 Supply Pipe

Values Disclaimer: This is not economics; this is human thought. I am a thoughtful person, and the principles expressed here are my personal tools for understanding my life and surroundings. Economists are probably dismayed by my every sentence, thinking “Why doesn’t this fool apply the established methods of our profession? We worked this out long ago.” Apparently, I am not content with solutions worked out thus far. Working to fulfill the moral goals that I have set, I am expressing my values, not theoretical elegance. Foundation – real wealth, FISH Article 27 identified Humans’ Needs as the Fundamental Ingredients Sustaining …

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68 Do we measure?

My last post declared my change in outlook: to write for you, not for me. I cited the Mirasee LIFT conference as the example of moving forward together. It was indeed moving; it moved me to draw us together consciously. If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African proverb (so-called) A thoughtful article in Jezebel attributes this saying to “a wide variety of white people.” The article ends on a delightful twist. Taking the advice to heart, I am inviting you, the reader, to show up here and help our little …

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49 The real perspective on wealth

What can you do with a lot of money? People who are there (wealthy) tend to have a realistic grasp on the benefits and the limitations. The rest of us tend to have wild dreams, unrealistic expectations of what we could accomplish with unlimited money. In the knowledge industry where I am working as a blogger, pitchmen appeal to my materialism: luxury, travel, independence, security, complete freedom to come and go as I please, money to accomplish all my goals. They assume that I urgently need more money, or they artificially create a need for it. Sometimes the blatant materialism …

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27 Humans’ Needs = the F.I.S.H.

Before starting this blog, I was writing Ernstraud Magazine sporadically.  That climaxed on February 11, 2019 with an analysis of humans’ needs.  The acronym there was the FISH, meaning Fundamental Ingredients Sustaining Humans.  They are important enough to list again here, in order of urgency, as measured by how quickly people die if they lack the ingredient. As the urgency goes down, the importance might be going up; the complexity does. The FISH Physically we consume these items Clean Air Clean Water Nutrition and Exercise Safe Housing Healthcare (we stay healthy as a group) Valid Education (see the prior issue …

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