Let’s Talk About Solutions, Not Fake Fixes

Western life: “We’ve been brainwashed into financializing the human experience.”

Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/08/lets-talk-about-solutions-not-fake-fixes.html

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byCharles Hugh Smith

Since the status quo has no workable Plan B to “growth” in an economy in which household incomes have declined 8.5% in a supposedly expanding economy, real solutions must arise outside the status quo.

It’s a lot easier to talk about what’s wrong with the status quo and fake fixes than it is to talk about real solutions–for a number of reasons.

1. It’s clear to virtually everyone who isn’t being paid to make absurd claims that everything is peachy that the status quo is failing, so discussing the failings is like shooting fish in a barrel.

2. Grousing indignation (at all the failings) is an easy state to sustain; solving problems is an entirely different and not-so-easy state to sustain.

3. Emotional numbness brought on by financial distress and exhaustion reduces interest in solutions–there doesn’t seem to be any…

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