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Is now the time for this "Great Reset"?


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2 hours ago, A.steve said:

I think it's just another ideology they want to spread to the masses:

- Globalism

- Socially liberal

- Heavy focus on 'green policies' and the environment 

- Pro technology 

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I'm not sure he or anyone really knows what it means. A sort of greeny fantasy where everyone lives off someone else's effort. Or something.

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1 minute ago, Si1 said:

I'm not sure he or anyone really knows what it means. A sort of greeny fantasy where everyone lives off someone else's effort. Or something.

I agree with the first bit - they don't know yet, but at it's root, it appears to be turning away from the "Tragedy of the Commons" that is the relentless push for economic growth at the cost of stability, health, wellbeing and the environment.

I guess the most visible element would be a global replacement for GDP.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Timm said:

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I guess the most visible element would be a global replacement for GDP.

 

 

That would be a very metropolitan elite thing to do.

GDP's greatest advantage is its transparency. Anything else is further gameable for the benefits of the elite.

Just another step towards communism.

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The Elites know the game is up and are trying to co-opt the Reset, similarly to how Libertarianism was moved from a True Free market, light regulation to Ultra Right.

Communism is dead.  Both Russia and China are now totalitarian populists (give up your rights and we will provide for you - great until Russia oil wealth or China's Trade surplus run out).

You need a Free Market Social Contract - where Enterprise is encouraged but knows they have to support the level playing field, not keep a wild west.

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2 hours ago, msi said:

The Elites know the game is up and are trying to co-opt the Reset, similarly to how Libertarianism was moved from a True Free market, light regulation to Ultra Right.

Communism is dead.  Both Russia and China are now totalitarian populists (give up your rights and we will provide for you - great until Russia oil wealth or China's Trade surplus run out).

You need a Free Market Social Contract - where Enterprise is encouraged but knows they have to support the level playing field, not keep a wild west.

You’re talking about the Scandinavian Model? 

Charles could well be the next Pope. Both have an appetite to share opinions on stuffs they should probably keep to themselves. And both seem to be obsessed with this Green Revolution. Which is a Watermelon Revolution. Green outside and Red inside. 

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3 hours ago, msi said:

Communism is dead.  Both Russia and China are now totalitarian populists (give up your rights and we will provide for you - great until Russia oil wealth or China's Trade surplus run out).

China is not a welfare state. They have a digital social credit system whereby one is monitored by how well they behave in society. You can be denied access to schools, flights, train tickets etc.

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In Britains case, the last labour manifesto spending commitments, but crucially without corbyn and mcdonnel. They will print and borrow what corbyn would have done and more, spend it on similar things. Big difference, unlike corbyn, the tories wont potentially use it as leverage to restructure the balance of power and wealth in society. 

Western technocratic elites know the populations they effectively rule over are dissatisfied and afraid of losing what standard of living they have. Neoliberalism wont wash any more. They need something to replace it, they dont really care what that thing is, as long as that thing doesnt displace them from their positions at the top. Spending billions on a myriad of schemes, dressed up as some kind of democratic movement, but really controlled by a top down complex level of bureaucracy, would suit them to a tee. 

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10 hours ago, nothernsoul said:

Western technocratic elites know the populations they effectively rule over are dissatisfied and afraid of losing what standard of living they have. Neoliberalism wont wash any more. They need something to replace it, they dont really care what that thing is, as long as that thing doesnt displace them from their positions at the top. Spending billions on a myriad of schemes, dressed up as some kind of democratic movement, but really controlled by a top down complex level of bureaucracy, would suit them to a tee. 

"Spending billions on a myriad of schemes" that pretend to help the average person but in practice funnel wealth to the top while making the common person poorer is what we already have. Call it neoliberalism, crony capitalism, doesn't really matter, it's not hard to spot.

We will know the Great Reset has happened/is happening when schemes like Help to Buy and bank bailouts become politically unthinkable.

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40 minutes ago, Brendan110_0 said:

1984 on steroids. Saw a Black Mirror episode like that.

That was brilliant - Nosedive Series 3 Episode 1 - Bryce Dallas Howard daughter of Ron (no equal opportunities in the Arts for anyone whatever colour !)

Mind You good in Rocketman as Elton's Mum 

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