Saturday, July 4, 2009

How Bureaucracy prepares for Social Collapse

1. Formulate comprehensive plan
2. Generate community enthusiasm
3. Get 'buy in' from industry/government/UN/Vatican etc
4. Use mass media to create public awareness
5. Form action committees and grant structures
6. Develop legislation and lobby parliaments
7. Secure corporate sponsorships
8. Execute pilot programs
9. Publish papers, present results at conferences

Speaking of conferences, here's a talk from one entitled 'The New Emergency' in Dublin held a few weeks ago (June 11, 2009) Dimitry Orlov gave his presentation: 'Definancialisation, Deglobalisation, Relocalisation'. (html document).

"What I want to say" says Mr Orlove "can be summed up in simpler words: we all have to prepare for life without much money, where imported goods are scarce, and where people have to provide for their own needs, and those of their immediate neighbours."

"Many of the problems the world faces today are the eventual result of short-term measures taken last century."

-- Jay Forrester


Anonymous said...

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Shag from Brookline said...

"Many of the problems the world faces today are the eventual result of short-term measures taken last century."

For most politicians, long-range planning is their next election - in the current century as in the past.

Anonymous said...

Henry Thoreau, American philosopher and author of WALDEN, is finally vindicated.

Daro said...

The end of Krugman's globalism.
Yay! I'm broke, despondent and jobless... but I was right!

Greg Hall said...

This is exactly what the Paulson Treasury/Bush White House did.

Barkley Rosser said...

It is even worse when overseers of balderdash games marry women from Australia, whose hippie mothers come to visit for wedding parties, after the fact, and the oversseer of the game has become distracted by all this Ozzie marrying stuff, and old hippies from odd corners appear to celebrate, not to mention obscure and not so obscure family members from hither and thither and beyond, with all their soap operas and dramatic personae, but then that is life, in spite of all the catastrophic bureaucracy, :-).

Myrtle Blackwood said...

So, you have a soap opera family also, Barkley ;-)

Mine have only very recently adjusted to the idea that I'm a hippy.

"And he will protect those who love woods and rivers,
Gods and animals, hobos and madmen, prisoners and sick
people, musicians, playful women, and hopeful children."

Anonymous said...


It might well be asked why capital would continually add to the employment of superfluous and unnecessary labor time? The answer is of course rooted in the drive for the production not of value, but of surplus value. The quantity of surplus extracted from the worker is a function of the hours worked, and, in any case, should the increase in productivity compel the increase in the employment of superfluous labor, the extraction of surplus value from productively employed labor increases as a consequence also.

Hence, even as society suffocates under the burden of superfluous hours of work, economic policy remains fixed on creating even more...

juan said...

OK, crisis management, one hippy and family action too.

Myrtle Blackwood said...

I hate to break it to you, but that is not a 'hippy' ;-)

Anonymous said...


you didn't notice the 'hippy' headband which should be 'proof enough', otherwise i'd have to describe the various hippies/yippies i knew in florida and later in 'their' solola hideout.