Under construction – mountains of information a-cometh!!!
SAY NO TO ‘BEYOND GDP’ = VALUING NATURE AND PEOPLE
170 NATIONS SIGNED ARTICLE 40 OF AGENDA 21 IN 1992 COMMITTING TO ‘GO BEYOND GDP’ – AND THIS TRANSITION IS NOW BEING SUPPORTED BY:
World Economic Forum
Club of Rome
World Social Forum
Biomass links to natural accounting and the new economics – it is about holistic systems – endlessly renewable capitalism – products can be made with renewables, people and nature are renewable – giving each component a financial value allows tight control of accountancy and risk, by using complexity agent-based modelling, and it turns us into commodities.
JUST LIKE THE ELITE, OCCUPY IS BOTH CALLING FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF CAPITALISM (‘DEMOLISH’) AND FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND, IN LINE WITH THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT, THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM (set up after Seattle protests,see Lew Rockwell on RT – WSF AND WEF ARE INTERCHANGEABLE), AND THE ELITE, FOR A RESOURCE-BASED ECONOMY – PUTTING PRICES ON NATURE, PEOPLE, AND CONCEPTS RELATED TO THEM.
WHY WERE OCCUPY INVITED TO ATTEND THE OECD FORUM ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER FOR-THE-MAINSTREAM ‘ACTIVISTS’?
WHY WAS AN OCCUPY ACTIVIST CALLING FOR US ALL TO WORK TOGETHER AT DAVOS (THIS YEAR NAMED ‘THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION’)?
THOSE MOST INVOLVED IN CALLING FOR MEASURING NATURAL CAPITAL are also calling for a new economic system. The most notable proponent here is George Soros with his Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), which is now teamed up with the Oxford Martin College in the UK.
INET is also involved with the futurICT project, which includes work on the Planetary Nervous System (aggregates info from smart dust, guardian angels, mobile phones, computers etc etc); the Living Earth Simulator(behaviour prediction, thus including finance/economics as well as social systems ie complexity modelling) the Global Participatory Platform (this is the communitarian participatory democracy ‘platform’ which will be councils making decisions (/acting upon) based on info received from artificial intelligence and complexity models and algorythims).
Measuring natural capital requires deep surveillance and record keeping. The ‘Guardian Angels’ could do this very well. Implantable!!!
See this report:http://www.stiglitz-sen-fitoussi.fr/en/index.htm – all involved are communitarians, see elsewhere on site(!!!) and note especially the political involvement of Robert Putnam! He has become heavily involved, and championed by, the OECD eg Bowling together, OECD Observer http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/archivestory.php/aid/1215/Bowling_together.html
And spoke at the conference
“Hunter Lovins, founder of Natural Capitalism: We must move rapidly from words to action if the 99% are to find a path to a future that is both just and sustainable. One important step will be to convene an international forum capable of forging agreement on the key principles and institutions for a new, sustainable economic paradigm – a Bretton Woods agreement for the 21st century.”
Not at all ironic to refer to Bretton Woods here because the recent Bretton Woods 2 was a Soros initiative, calling for a new economic paradigm (the conference itself was called ‘Paradigm Lost’!!!). check out the sections on this website about economics for more info, but note that Amory Lovins (former husband of Hunter Lovins, both still working for the same cause) stands to gain substantially from measuring natural capital and most certainly from biomass which is intended to fuel his hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles!!!!
Speakers at this year’s 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making (16-19 October 2012, New Delhi, India) include Richard Layard (LSE) and Charles Seaford (nef) and figures from the World Bank http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/46/50108811.pdf
As mentioned above, other reasons to refute natural accounting include the possibility of people and nature becoming commodified and financialised, as well as the trend towards biomass – this all links in to the Third Industrial Revolution spearheaded by Rifkin. This is to be our transition.
The collapse of the economy is being stage managed. It may be that several key figures are the fall guys. J P Morgan (came up with the widely used Value-at Risk model;’ VaR’) has lost billions, and it’s blamed on the different kind of risk model they used, all the talk in banking circles is on the measurement and prediction capabilities for risk, which of course links to insurance, and the need for tighter control, and the need for a global financial language with global identification numbers. (This ‘language’ is code for software – and that code bears the ideology of its creator – remember that someone writes the code and for subjective representations such as law it is an ontology.)