A FISH STORY

This video tells a story, a parable rather, about abundance of water and the consequences of abundant water. The setting is Pensacola, Florida. This video is part of the Abundance Project in which citizens are invited to participate in critical thinking to create tools for policy makers.

Men’s behavior expectations have shifted

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, Men’s behavior expectations have shifted from their traditional roles of protector and provider. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared.

Technological advancement

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, Technological advancement is the most important driver for long-term economic growth. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared.

Women joining the labor force

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, Reduced fertility led to women joining the labor force. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared.

Women playing a greater role

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, Reduced fertility led to women playing a greater role all aspects of society. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared.

How fertility adjusts

I do not know how fertility adjusts to maintain stable a population. Do you? Help policy makers. Tell us. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared.

With abundant healthcare

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, With abundant healthcare most children will live to procreate. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared.

If fertility per adult is too high

If fertility per adult is too high, then the population explodes and destroys itself. If the fertility rate is too low, then the population fades away. Do you agree or disagree with the statement, If fertility per adult is too high, then the population explodes and destroys itself. If the fertility rate is too low,…

Finding Lost Children

The very first obstacle that must be overcome to reunite the children with the families is to remove the parents from detention. This can be done with a bond. A bond releases the parents from detention. Once free, they are allowed to seek out their children, which is another set of hurdles.

Why Healthcare Cannot Be a Completely Free Market

The concept of supply and demand is the cornerstone of economic theory. For simple commodities, the theory predicts that the demand for a product decreases as the price of the product increases and consumers are unwilling to pay the higher price. The supply increases as the price increases and suppliers increase production to capture increased profits. The actual price of the product is a compromise between the desires of consumers and the acumen of suppliers.

Mr. Trump and the Global Circus

Just what is the crazy-like-a-fox President-elect of the U.S. up to? His antics would make P.T. Barnum blush with admiration. Mr. Trump has created a spectacle of showmanship on a scale unequaled at any place and at any time in the past. His millions of voters are more Pavlovian than a 50-dog act. And his detractors are as puzzled as they are livid. Let’s step back and take a look at the history leading up to this circus. Perhaps this can provide us with some hint on what to do next, before the lions are released into the cage with us.

The Decline and Fall of Globalization

To understand what happened in the recent US Presidential election, we have to go back to the early 1980s. At that time the overall global social mood shot upward, probably as a consequence of growing international financial integration that tended to undermine the age-old paradigm of “international diversification”. As the social mood became ever more positive, feelings that “everyone is a potential friend” grew stronger and drove events toward increasing interdependence, trade, and cooperation. It’s no accident that the European Union was formed during this period, along with the World Economic Forum in Davos. This story is graphically shown in the diagram below, where we see globalization totally flat until the mid ‘80s, where it exploded until around 2008.