IF WE DO NOT SAVE OURSELVES, WHO WOULD SAVE US THEN
[Poverty and illusion] [Resource Illusion] [Paying the Price] [Sustainable systems]
[Fair Trade Illusion] [Permaculture] [Material Prison] [Gratuitous Needs]
[Freedom from Illusion] [U.N. Responsibility] [Eco-friendly Education in India]
Sustainable systems never appear as a government's manifesto issue, for people to have the freedom to sustain their own lives in energy, food and shelter needs is to lose the power of political and economic control over them. There will never be full employment or fair trade in an increasing competitive world yet as a paradox the creation and development of a sub-economy is slowly emerging based on self-sufficiency.
Such sub-economic systems are not monetary based but create wealth through such systems as (L.E.T.S) Local Economy Trading System. When such credit-based systems have Bioregional Organizations and trusts that form management structures and investments, they create non-monetarist wealth, employment, and the potential of goods for the local and greater economy. Such systems are unaffected by world market recessions, fluctuating economies or restrictive commodity pricing and would ease the tensions of social disorders derived from poverty, reducing dependency budgets for governments.
Pyramid power centered minorities, short-term vested interest, and economic globalization, are all the features of institutions that create competitive, unstable, and conflictive systems creating the bi-products of poverty, weapons proliferation, conflict, terrorism, diseases, and environmental degradation contributing to Global insecurity. While the rich grow richer, six of the ten poorest countries in the world are less prosperous than they were twenty years ago. This is a lot to do with the fact that they are reliant on exports of basic commodities, like coffee, cotton and cocoa, prices of which have plummeted in the last decade. It is also because they are trapped in a world trade system where the rules are rigged in favour of the rich.