Upside down economics of debt, poverty, unemployment: Ready to seize solutions, or need more pain?

“If people were really self-interested, they would stop trying to be individualistic.” – John B. Cobb, founder of Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, videos here)

Economic Hitman John Perkins’ 2-minutes on today’s neo-colonialism capitalism:

Demonocracy’s 2-minutes on what the US national debt looks like if shown in actual amounts of $100 bills:

Clarke and Dawe’s 2-minute comedy on European debt crisis:

Earth economics is upside down.

Accelerating technology can and should provide:

  • more personal freedom from labor,
  • more beauty in infrastructure and nature,
  • greater joy in our freedom to create and explore our beautiful, powerful, and diverse virtues (something like “resource-based economics” as researched by The Venus Project).

We know what we have is in contrived Orwellian opposition of what leadership should create. We know that what we receive is literal criminal fraud:

I could go on to literally ~100 areas of crucial concern.

The first challenge for the 99.99% is to trust their own Emperor’s New Clothes observations that Earth is truly in this tragic-comedy rather than listen to the .01%’s lies attempting to cover naked facts anyone can see.

Please understand that I represent likely hundreds of thousands of professionals making factual claims with objective evidence anyone with a high school-level of education can verify. For example, the June 2015 Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, videos here) at the Claremont Colleges had hundreds of professionals presenting data and solutions in over 80 areas of speciality. My paper and videos for this conference is here.

The purpose of education since the “Age of Enlightenment” is to present facts for public verification, and to seize the victory of refuting lies by would-be dictators, especially when such lies are obvious and of crucial public importance.

The path forward as we build a critical mass of humans recognizing the Emperor’s New Clothes truth is to demand arrests and solutions, obviously:

  1. ARRESTS: the first responsible action upon recognizing massive crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions is to demand that law enforcement and military enact arrests of criminal leaders to stop the crimes and begin unwinding the truth of what happened in Earth’s tragic-comedy (four-part article series with videos on arrests as the obvious citizen response).
  2. SOLUTIONS: the .01% with corporate media have suppressed solutions documented beginning with Benjamin Franklin how government can abundantly operate without taxes: monetary and credit reform allow the public to have near-instant prosperity: full-employment, zero public deficits and debt, the best infrastructure we can imagine, falling prices, and release of public TRILLIONS held in “rainy day” accounts. Full documentation here.

Humanity’s choices:

  1. Ongoing .01% Orwellian, upside-down, tragic-comic, Emperor’s New Clothes crimes with all the pain, fear, harm, death, debt, poverty, enslavement, crime, destruction, and despair.
  2. Arrests to stop the crimes of the present, and ready-to-start solutions to build a brighter future.

Be your brightest light as the person you’ve always wanted to be.

Former World Bank economist Herman Daly and co-author John B. Cobb of For the Common Good discuss our condition and pathways forward in this 40-minute interview:

Mark Anielski and Ellen Brown respond to the above interview for 15 minutes with solutions of monetary and credit reform:


Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.


Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at

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  • MCB

    Great piece and source material as always Carl. Ponzi must be green with envy in the afterlife.

  • Libertybelle

    They will not let themselves be arrested. They will blow up the world before they let that happen.

    • Carl_Herman

      And your better suggestion than having law enforcement and our military refuse their orders and arrest them is….?

      • animalogic

        I can think of one, however not only is it criminal and messy but probably self indulgent.
        On a serious note, what you are suggesting is that effectively our criminal elites arrest, charge and try themselves.
        Until working people wrench control of executive and judicial instruments its hard to imagine even token arrests.
        Trillions and trillions of dollars lost, a long train wreck of financial frauds stretching off into the distance, war crimes stacked on war crimes and exactly how many elites are rotting in jail ? A few scapgoats like Madoff ?

        • Carl_Herman

          No, I do not suggest that the criminal elite arrest themselves, although for the last six years I’ve offered to speak on their behalves for Truth & Reconciliation with their surrender. What I suggest is exactly what I write: US law enforcement and military speak the simple truth that these are massive criminal acts, then to exercise their authority for arrests (including anyone obstructing justice – including corporate media for lies to cover these crimes).

          This is only possible when enough of the public have broken the “Emperor’s New Clothes” spell, speak, and take action.

          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

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          • wj kuestner

            more cipher garbage

      • MCB

        We need family members of military and bureaucratic and political elites to give their loved ultimatums – tell the truth or you’re longer a part of my life. There needs to be a complete and total abandonment of family members and the lies they tell and uphold. Enough is enough!

      • MCB
        • berger friedrich-wolfgang

          “INSPIRATIONAL” !!!

      • Libertybelle

        Nullification. Backed by state militias run by the governors.

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