The New Four Questions: Why is this tax season different . . . ?Submitted by child_in_the_manger on Fri, 03/27/2009 - 19:37
As I'm hoping that the Angel of Death (IRS) will indeed passover the pathetic tax forms I'm sending in, I thought I'd post these new "Four Questions" here for your amusement.
Wouldn't these make for an interesting discussion at seder? ;)
("Borrowed" from a little video "Money as Debt" http://www.wealthycanadians.net/index.php?option=com_content...)
Why do governments CHOOSE to borrow money
from private banks at interest when gov't could
create all the interest-free money it needs, itself?
Why create money as debt at all? Why create money at all?
Why not create money that circulates permanently
and doesn't have to be perpetually re-borrowed at interest in
order to exist ?
How can a money system that can only function with perpetually
accelerating growth be used to build a sustainable economy?
Isn't it logical that perpetually accelerating growth and
sustainability are incompatible?
What is it about our current system that makes it
totally dependent on perpetual growth?
What needs to be changed to allow the creation
of a sustainable economy?
(Do you think the answer to Question 4 might be: "Lo and behold what my Amish have done . . ." ...talk about sustainability!!! What do you think?)