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Debt - The Root of Suffering

And a form of self inflicted harm

It seems that the in today’s known world, every country and most individuals are in debt. This debt is the root cause of human suffering because the debtor is always obliged to serve the needs and wants of the creditor which equates as slavery.

It is thought that money evolved over the past 10,000 years and according to historian Paul Johnson, the lending of “food or seed money” was commonplace in Middle Eastern civilizations as early as 5000 BC leading to the idea of debt. For instance, when one community (group A) or even a family suffers a drought and neighbours (group B) step in providing them with the means of survival

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Politics and Health

Medicine is an experimental science

Health care as with every aspect of humanity is controlled and affected by Politics and Money. The politicians decide what health care we have access to, how much it will cost, and of course where there is money and power, we also get conspiracies.

Throughout history humanity has been structured with either leaders and followers or rulers and subjects, but what about democracy?

You may live in what you consider a democracy where you can vote for your government representative, but amongst millions, your vote means little and in many democracies governments are elected to rule with a very small percentage of the populations vote and for those who voted for other than the ruling

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Global Health Spending

Recycling money away from real need

Washington, DC. Global health funding hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013, five times greater than in 1990. Yet with 3.9% growth from 2012 to 2013, the year-over-year increase falls short of the rapid rates seen over the previous decade, according to new research by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington being published online in a web first edition on April 8 by Health Affairs.

Health care costs keep escalating and everyone expects more from the health care dollar, but is this reasonable? The total world spending on health in 2003 according to the World Health Organization (WHO) was 10.2 percent of

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The new face of banking

The great rip off

This is not about the new faceless service in you local bank branch, this is more a warming of a trend in the way banking is conducted and the collusion between banks and government.

The market crash of 2008 was reported in a way that a few people understood it and today the silent majority rather than inform themselves and find a voice on the matter, generally prefer to turn the minds toward some trivia than what really affects their lives.

The other day I wrote about the word response-ability that most of us know as responsibility. The old meaning is to have an ability to respond but the modern meaning is to take the

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Economics and a cashless society

Is money a root of evil?

First, let’s look at money and where it came from.

Within our earliest cultures, people created things for their personal use as well as for use by the tribe or individuals. Early on in this process, the idea of barter arose allowing people to exchange goods and services in exchange for other goods and services.

There is no doubt that some individuals or even groups of individuals came up with the idea of trade for profit and we know this because traders have been traversing the globe for the past 20,000 years seeking fame and fortune.

Most trade was direct, goods or services for goods or services. With the advent of writing trade

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Croatia Leads The Way

Money is only an idea

The world financial system is in chaos and the focus of world financial trade is about debt. Banks and corporations trade debts and it is only a minority of smart corporations and individuals who actually make profits.

The idea of money has always been somewhat twisted and at one point in our history a unit of currency was a price for a loaf of bread and everything was calculated from that. In terms of providing a means of exchange money came into being to facilitate indirect bartering. In other words it enabled traders to exchange their goods with one person for money and buy new goods from another with the money from their previous sale.

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Economics

The management of resources

Many say money is the root of all evil, but this is not true, of itself, money has no intrinsic value and the real root of evil if it can be termed as such, is the ignorance which leads to differential forms of thinking such as greed.

Fundamentally, the idea of money is an exchange of energy and time. In other words, I give you my time in return for a token of your time or I give you a token of value in exchange for something that I need.

This idea has been around for a very long time and what I thought to be military records have been found in the Indus Valley dating

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