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Old 02-25-2019, 03:46 AM
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Too many changes,,, too little adaptation

Charles Hugh Smith has a look at the larger problem... the system.
"The global economy is in the midst of a grand experiment pitting centralization (Central Planning) against the evolutionary model of adaptive, self-organizing networks.
As I explain in my latest book (now out as an audiobook), Pathfinding our Destiny: Preventing the Final Fall of Our Democratic Republic, there's one fatal flaw in Central Planning "solutions": they run completely counter to the principles of evolution which guide all systems, natural and human.
That which is rigid and inflexible cannot adapt to rapid change, and thus it fails to adapt and vanishes from the Earth. That is the essence of evolutionary dynamics.
The most recent imputs are pole flip, climate change, runaway automation and sovereign bankruptcy.

"Central Planning is a monoculture that incentivizes self-serving corruption and propaganda.
The essence of Central Planning is coercion:
Central Planning works until it doesn't, and that moment of failure is at hand.Central Planning is in essence a vast machine of mal-investment of irreplaceable capital.
Central Planning strips out the all the core dynamics of adaptation as dangers:
Whether we acknowledge it or not, the world is placing its bets on which system will survive the coming era of destabilizing non-linear change:inflexible, opaque Central Planning or flexible, self-organizing networks of decentralized autonomy and capital.
Those who are betting on Central Planning do not understand the essential role of adaptation: what cannot adapt will die, and Central Planning is by its very nature incapable of true adaptation.
Adaptation can't be faked. Organizations that cannot adapt quickly and efficiently implode. This is a scale-invariant dynamic: the organizational size doesn't matter. Size and scale do not provide magical protection. Households, corporations, governments and empires that fail to adapt will collapse.
There is a real solution: decentralize, diversify, open the economy and society to dissent, experimentation and self-organizing networks of peers.
oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: Which One Wins: Central Planning or Adaptive Networks?
Here is the vid on the subject,

In Chicago, there are thousands of more retired state employees collecting pensions than active workers who are paying into it
City of Chicago :: City-Owned Historic Buildings For Sale
2/24 Illinois looks to raid private retirement accounts to solve its pension crisis – Daily Caller

Our debt;
"The U.S. government will spend $4.4 trillion in 2019, of which only $3.5 trillion will be covered by tax revenues. Of that $4.4 trillion, $2.7 trillion is spent on what is known as “mandatory spending”: Social security, Medicare, Medicaid and the like"

Armstrong, "At the lower threshold of risk lies that reality whereby at the very minimum we are looking at the collapse of centralized governments as took place in 1989 with communism. That will result in greater separatist movements and the breakup of national states as we know it today.
So what the computer is showing is the rise in civil unrest and the risk of war. Just look at what took place at the State of the Union – there is no UNION
This is part of what the computer is forecasting – the collapse of governments as we have known.

Charles Hugh Smith on regulatory capture
oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: Let's Face It: The U.S. Constitution Has Failed
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