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By Mike Adams

As DEA raids and IRS harassment continue on state-approved medical marijuana, Big Pharma eyes the profitability of cannabis and prepares to muscle in, using its lobbyists and government connections to ensure a monopoly on legal sales of the drug.

In early April of 2011, two drug manufacturing giants, G.W. Pharmaceuticals and Novartis, announced they had formed an alliance to license and market GW’s Sativex, a liquid cannabis drug. The drug is already available in Great Britain, as well as Canada and Spain. The licensing agreement with Novartis will enable sales to expand into markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. FDA Phase III trials are still being organized for Otsuka, GW’s partner for licensing Sativex for the US market.

Unlike other cannaboids produced for recreational or medicinal use, Sativex is not a synthetic but an actual extract of the cannabis plant. It therefore lacks the side-effects of the synthetic drugs which merely attempt to replicate cannabis. Patients, primarily people diagnosed with MS or cancer, spray Sativex beneath their tongues.

GW claims that Sativex is formulated to provide the same health benefits that medical marijuana offers but without that drug’s high. GW says that Sativex balances the psychoactive agent THC with cannabidiol (CBD), the chemical believed to be the source of medical marijuana’s anti-nausea and cancer-cell-killing effects, in such a way as to eliminate any of the sensations associated with recreational marijuana. However, cannabis expert Dr. Lester Grinspoon, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, points out that the issue of whether Sativex produces marijuana high depends on the size of the dosage.

One of GW’s allies in its attempt to replace state-legalized whole-plant medical marijuana with its own chemical extract is Dr. Andrea Barthwell whose career includes consulting for GW, as well as stints as deputy drug czar under President George W. Bush and as president of the American Society for Addiction Medicine. Barthwell frames Big Pharma cannabis as best way to bring marijuana into medical usage: “The safety and advisability of any prescriptive medicine should depend on years of careful scientific scrutiny, not whims at the ballot box by individuals who lack the qualifications to make such decisions. Allowing cannabis to circumvent FDA approval sets a dangerous precedent and puts us on a slippery slope.”

Big Pharma’s big contributions to many legislators means they have many elected officials willing to see things the drug companies’ way on this, as on many other issues. Even legislators known to take a strong states’ right stance on other issues, such as offshore drilling, somehow find themselves standing up for federal oversight on this topic. For example, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who holds the dubious distinction of the being the member of Congress who has accepted the largest amount from pharmaceutical firms, has taken a stance against state legalization of marijuana.

If you have a politician in your state who speaks out against medical marijuana, you may want to look into his/her ties to Big Pharma. As the American Independent observes, the pharmaceutical giants’ strategy as regards marijuana seems to be “demonize it, prosecute it, shut it down, then grab the market.” Let your friends and family know that many of those who fight against medical marijuana are not, as they may prefer to present themselves, taking a pro-family stance against drug addiction, but shills for multinational drug corporations who want to keep all drug profits in their coffers.

The idea that a drug can be denounced as evil in one context but hailed as a medical miracle if sold within the pharmaceutical system is nothing new. Big Pharma’s magic cure pills for ADHD bear a suspicious chemical resemblance to speed.

As consumer health advocate and critic of federal drug policy Mike Adams has pointed out elsewhere in NaturalNews (http://www.naturalnews.com/021501_m…), this double standard, with multinational corporations valued above the health of private citizens, has a pernicious effect on our culture “While dangerous prescription drugs are killing a hundred thousand Americans each year, the DEA does nothing. But when herb smokers light up in private, they are branded criminals and subject to a form of tyranny and oppression that should never be tolerated in a free society.”

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The critically-acclaimed documentary film I.O.U.S.A. was conceived of, co-written and executive produced by Agora Financial’s Addison Wiggin. In July 2008, the film was acquired by The Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

It was featured in a Live Premier with Warren Buffet, Pete Peterson and David Walker in 400 theatres around the nation on August 21st, 2008. If you missed the event, you can read a transcript of the national town hall meeting here.

“From September 30, 2007 to the end of this past fiscal year on September 30, 2008, total federal debt grew by $1.0 trillion, from 9,007,653,372,262.48 to $10,024,724,896,912.49, which is an 11.3% annual rate of growth. The federal debt as of October 16, 2008 is now $10,331,139,000,845.92. So in just 16 days since the end of the last fiscal year, the federal debt has grown by an astounding $331.1 billion, which is a 75.5% annual rate of growth. It has taken just 16 days to borrow one-third of what the government borrowed in all of last year.”– Daily Pfennig

Ron Paul: “We can’t afford to pay all these bills, and if we just pay for these bills by printing money, it will destroy the currency – and that will be a much, much more painful reaction than us just tightening our belts and living within our means.”

Warren Buffett: “I do think that piling up more and more and more external debt and having the rest of the world own more and more of the United States may create real political instability down the line and increase the possibility that demagogues come along and do some very foolish things.”

Resources:
56 Trillion Dollar Deficit
Agora Financial
Bureau of the Public Debt
Debt Numbers Overwhelming
I.O.U.S.A. (Film)
Life and Debt (Film)
Money as Debt (Film)
On Passage of Bailout Bill
Review at NH Film Festival
U.S. National Debt Clock

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FROM SUCCESS EDUCATION COURSE
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Free Enterprise and Circulation

As we’ve learned earlier in this course, the principles of free enterprise are the foundation for a healthy economy committed to creating and producing wealth. But fundamental to the creation and production of wealth is the circulation and movement of that wealth. Without circulation in an economy, the richest of men will starve. It is essential for the health of an economic system, regardless of how much money there is, that the wealth circulates among the people who are the producers in the system. Otherwise, we starve in the land of plenty.

The principles and economics of circulation include understanding money as a medium of exchange, the hoarding or circulation of energy, and understanding money and banking as a control system that is designed to circulate money to the top of the pyramid.

The majority of people in the economic system today are chasing money and attempting to manipulate the system to have money circulate in their direction without necessarily producing anything of great value. The global economy today is run like a casino, circulating money from the bottom to the top while the emerging markets of the world go without even the most basic of human needs, nor sufficient capital from the top of the pyramid to develop those markets.

But you and I have the right to contract in free enterprise and the power to participate in micro-economies to produce wealth by creating goods and services, circulate money and other commodities, and not only reach but develop the emerging markets of the world. This is a new business and finance model- a new paradigm.

Money As Medium of Exchange

Money is nothing more than a medium of energy exchange that must circulate before it has any wealth-building value. Simply having or hoarding money in the bank, or underneath your mattress, does not make you inherently rich. But understanding the principles and economics of circulation does have the potential to make you as rich as you can dream, then to circulate your surplus to the emerging markets of the world.

As we’ve already established in the section on prosperity consciousness, true wealth is based on your relationship with money as a medium of exchange, and tapping into the abundance in yourself and the universe.

The source of true wealth is what you can produce that is needed and wanted by other people in the marketplace, or in your community. Wealth is who you are, your products, your services, your gifts, your offerings, your hands, your expressions, your talents, your intelligence, and your information – that’s the source of true wealth in any economic system. You must never forget this!

Hoarding or Circulation of Energy

Money is made, spent and consumed on a daily basis. It circulates throughout the system of buying and selling everyday. Money has a value that rises and falls, a cycle of circulation and velocity, and it has various gateways and access points to originate and circulate new FRN’s.

It’s like the circulatory system of the body, the blood stream. When the circulation is healthy and flowing oxygen to the cells and brain, the body is vital and alive. When the heart hardens or there is a restriction of flow, then the body is dying. The same analogy applies to the economic system as well.

You could have a million dollars, or ten dollars in the bank, but until you spend or circulate it, it generates no true wealth for you. Money is like congealed energy or blood that doesn’t flow. Is the blood in a blood bank not flowing through arteries and veins of any real value to the living body? No. It’s not the money that is the wealth, it’s the circulation of money or energy, like blood, that creates the wealth in the living economy of energy exchange. If you can understand this basic principle of circulation, then you will never be poor again!

In fact, if you hoard the money in a bank account, even earning 4% interest, the money will continue to lose value over time. If you hoard your talents, skills and gifts, they will eventually atrophy and lose value as well. You know the old saying, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” This principle is all about circulation, not hoarding. So if you have it, circulate it and watch it come back one hundred fold and prosper!

Circulation Game

In the Prosperity Consciousness seminar, there is a simple game, which illustrates the dynamics of a healthy economy.

The seminar leader offers to buy something in the room for $1.00. The deal is only offered if somebody takes advantage of the offer in the next five minutes. This creates an incentive to make a transaction. Someone comes forward with an item for sale and then offers to buy something else in the room with the dollar just received. The same $1.00 is circulated in the room many times in the next ten minutes. There are many exchanges going on, and people are acquiring new goods and services, information and entertainment. And the only currency in circulation is a $1.00 bill.

The $1.00 is circulated in the room for a few minutes and creates a net wealth many times its printed value because it is rapidly moving and circulating, not because someone is holding onto it and hoarding it. It is spending of the $1.00 that sparks the economy in the room. When the $1.00 circulates, everybody prospers. If there was no incentive to spark the initial offer, or it was an offer nobody could accept, then no wealth would have been created. If somebody along the chain of exchanges decided to hoard the $1.00 instead of circulating it, the whole wealth-building exercise would cease.

This is an example of the principle of circulation. Now, don’t you see how the circulation of money creates wealth, while hoarding doesn’t? Now, let’s try this game with $1 million instead. See what happens.

Money and Banking As Control System

Money is issued by banks and put into circulation in the form of a private scrip, or in the United States, a Federal Reserve Note, or FRN. Virtually every country in the world has a central bank that controls the issuance and circulation of currency, or money. They also regulate and control the amount of currency in circulation (e.g., money supply), the cost in interest for its use (e.g., prime rate of interest), and the velocity or speed of circulation of the currency (e.g. higher interest rates slow the movement of capital, lower interest rates speed the movement of capital). The circulation of currency in an economy is like electricity moving through the wiring of your house.

Money issued from a central bank always circulates back to those who issued it -the central bank itself. Thus in this centralized banking and finance system, the accumulation of power and wealth is primarily at the top of the pyramid with a small trickle down of surplus below. This is the old finance model.

If you wonder why there are only a few people, maybe 30,000 at the top of the pyramid that control and own everything in the world, it’s because the system was designed that way.

Money issued by the banks circulates into the economy through government spending and company capitalization, mortgage and automobile loans. Money circulates back to the central banks through inflation, income taxes and interest payments, the dips in Wall Street, lost investments and casino-like gambling operations.

It’s an incredibly risky game that most people hope they can play and win. This is not so in most cases. The volatility of Wall Street investments, stocks and bonds, is just one example. You might win big this year on the stock market, but generally over a five year period most people’s fortunes even out. It’s not much different than other gambling-type operations. In the long run, all the money circulates back to the top.

The boom and bust cycles, upswings and downswings of the market ultimately mean nothing to the central banks. For the central banks its not about the money, its about the leveraging and acquisition of the tangible assets and collateral securing the capital itself. From a banker’s perspective, the game is very different than the consumers of capital. Economic events are engineered to keep the money and wealth flowing primarily in one direction, from the people to the central banks, then through government spending back into the economy. Until we learn and apply the principles of circulation and take charge of our own micro-economies of scale, the system will constantly siphon the money upwards to the immensely wealthy minority.

Micro-Economies of Scale

It’s not only the central banks that have power and control over the circulation of money these days. There is a lot of money or currency in circulation in the world today, far more money, assets and equity than is needed to manage the global economy. Plenty of this money, assets and equity is in the hands of private individuals and companies.

With knowledge and financial planning, you and I have the power to spend and circulate money within our own micro-economies of scale and effect the creation of wealth on a large or small scale. If I spend money from my business to your business, then you and I are part of a micro economy. The flow and circulation of money implies an exchange of goods or services is occurring between us, and any other partners that may become involved. Whether between several points of exchange or many thousands. But we must choose to network and communicate with each other to achieve this circulation.

In the arena of private contract and free enterprise, neither the government nor the central bank is legally involved in the exchange, unless we surrender jurisdiction to them. Until the global economy goes completely cashless, and I believe it’s a long time still before that is even feasible, cash or any other tangible asset such as gold or silver or commodities of value can be the basis for an exchange system independent of the central banks and government.

Controlled Economy

Centralized control by the central banks and government puts the brakes on most socialistic economies, shrinks the wealth-building capability of the people, and overburdens the producer. In many developing countries or emerging markets, a little capital could generate much needed economic growth. But many of these are starved by global institutions controlling the money supplies and loans to these countries.

Most of the capital is circulated directly to the government, and free enterprise is squashed. And the cost of the capital is a depletion of natural resources as well. In controlled economies, the government takes a large portion of the wealth generated out of circulation through income taxes, inflation, devaluation of the currency, or other means.

Taxing the Producer

A consequence of increasing taxes on the producers in the economy, is government grows larger and larger, until the system destroys the ability for the producers to produce by overwhelming it with financial obligations, permits, fees, regulations and taxes until it can no longer survive in the market. Thus the increasing evidence of bankruptcy is a symptom of the collapse of this old business and finance model – the old paradigm.

Ultimately such a fiscal policy will create an economic collapse, a recession, a depression or a slowdown of growth, as there are fewer and fewer producers, and more and more pressure upon them. You cannot sustain ten people in the back pockets of each producer and expect a healthy economy. It’s also why socialism and communism have failed as economic models, yet continue to be embraced by centralized governments and central banks.

Global Casino Economics

The economy today is run like a global casino operation with markets soaring one day and crashing the next. There are billions and billions of inflationary paper dollars circulating every day, and trillions and trillions of dollars moving electronically. The economy is similar to a craps table with investors betting, speculating, and taking huge risks with other people’s money. Investors are coming up empty handed most of the time.

In a debt-based system such as ours the only way to expand and control the economy is to create more debt, issue more devalued paper and electronic currency, and put it into circulation at an exponential rate. This is unsustainable economic activity. There is no stability or security in a global casino operation pretending to be sensible economic policy. Only the power structure wins. Everybody else ultimately loses.

Many people receive offers on a daily basis from credit card companies and other lenders. They are being asked to borrow more and more money, and use pre-approved credit lines. This is because the only way the power structure can retain their power and expand the economy is through your deciding to go deeper into debt and accept the obligations. This is pure folly. Don’t fall for it.

Focus on the Money, Not on the Wealth

Most people focus on the money, not on the production of goods and services, not on sustainable and sensible economic policy. Our attention is in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing, with the wrong people. It’s time to stop chasing the money, and produce something of value that generates true wealth.

Chasing Money

If you play the game the way it’s been designed, you’ll always be chasing the money. Remember the story of the holographic pig told earlier in this course. Like the holographic pig, if you grab for the money, you’ll come up empty handed.

So we suggest, you stop playing by the rules of the old game, and become a rule maker yourself, become a sovereign individual designing your own financial plan. You and I can orchestrate the creation of wealth, the circulation of money, and create the reality you’d like to live in. If you focus your thought and energy on becoming a producer in the system, you will always prosper.

If you’re not a producer in the system, you must manipulate the system to your benefit, usually at the expense of others. For you to win, as a non-producer, somebody else is carrying the burden and paying the price of your admission to success.

Become a producer, and the money will chase you. You won’t ever have to chase money again. The Success Education Course is designed to teach people with the desire, commitment and passion, the purpose and focus, to develop a business or a project that produces something of value in the global economy.

Meeting the Market

Once you recognize what you want to do and begin producing something of value, you must then understand your market. The market is people who have real needs for what you do, for what you produce. If you produce something of value, not the superfluous garbage most people buy in the store, but provide for basic human needs, and inspire higher human consciousness and awareness, you will be successful.

I would estimate that 90% of the old paradigm economy is the production of stuff that doesn’t matter, that is not something of value. Focus on the 10% of the economy that is useful, practical and sensible. This is the area of the economy where the new paradigm of business and finance will be developing. This is where you’ll meet your market, and the emerging markets of the world.

In summary, the principles of circulation include:

  1. Money as a medium of exchange, not as wealth
  2. Will you circulate or hoard energy
  3. Play the circulation game
  4. Money and banking are control systems
  5. Build and participate in micro-economies of scale
  6. Controlled economies overtax and ultimately destroy the producers
  7. The old paradigm economy is run like a global casino
  8. Stop chasing money and produce something of value
  9. Remember to meet the emerging markets of the world.

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Creating A Safe Harbor and Better World

New business and finance models are emerging at an accelerated pace along with the seeds planted with the advancement of modern communications technology.

Today, we have the ability to network instantaneously worldwide. From the ashes of the old paradigm becoming obsolete and dysfunctional, we have the ability to powerfully create another social, economic and political system.

Our goal is to create a safe harbor for individuals and businesses, to develop business and financial models that are free enterprise based, that allow people and projects and businesses to do business with each other with less interference, less regulation, less taxes, and more abundance. We can build business and finance models in every area from food, shelter, energy, technology, the environment, conscious films, communications, health, and education, and strategically bring those companies into a development for global free enterprise.

It’s not just about you and your bottom line, or you and your money, or you and your ability to pay your bills anymore. It’s about creating a better world for all of us. It’s about a setting a context, creating a new paradigm for an economy based on the seven aspects of sovereignty – creating a new economic order system, or as we have named it, NEOS.

A new economic order system, or NEOS, has been a long time coming. For generations, our economic conditions have been dictated by a selected few individuals and power structures that have rigged a system mostly to their benefit. But all this is about to change forever.

Organizational Ability to Network

NEOS is a system where individuals and companies have the organizational ability, within a free enterprise business and finance model, to network the products, services, capital, information, management and expertise to expediently and competitively enter the global marketplace. This is accomplished without interference or permission from the old paradigm power structures.

In fact, there are elements within the power structures that have opened the gateways for this new paradigm to emerge. There are new allies in high places.

Prevalent Business and Finance Model

NEOS is the prevalent business and finance model for the emerging markets of the world which is eighty-percent (80%) of the population of the earth. NEOS is also interspersed within the developed countries as well in particular emerging industries such as communications. Most people do not even have basic food, water, shelter, health care, education or communications systems. NEOS will be creating models for appropriate and sustainable development worldwide without imposing cultural bias, or the consumer standards of the developed countries.

Manifestation of Intention and Thought

NEOS is the ability to translate intention and thought into a series of actions through careful planning to bring about manifestation in many systems areas simultaneously. In Western culture we’ve been schooled to think primarily from the head. The mind is often confused with spirit, or true power. Rarely have people come up with truly original ideas and had to think for themselves. Yes, the exceptional always have come up with original ideas. So let’s be response able creators and producers. Let’s all be exceptional for a change.

Everybody is a Player

As we’ve discussed earlier in this course, without circulation of money and energy there is no economy. I cannot create an economic system all by myself, at least not with regards to the exchange of goods and services. In the circulation game, everybody is a player.

Everybody is a creator and producer. Just imagine for a moment that everybody in your family, or neighborhood has made the shift into free enterprise and is willing to play in the new paradigm business and finance model. What would happen? What if all the players could develop their dreams with no limitation on resources, money, expertise, or information? Can you imagine such a world?

New Challenges and Fear Reaction

Most people cannot imagine such a world. They have given up on dreaming and accept the old paradigm reality as inevitable. They’ve accepted the flat-earth context of reality, and are unwilling to consider it even possible.

This creates a new set of crises and challenges for people. When you offer a real opportunity for change to people, suddenly all the interpersonal and personal barriers show up. There is a glazed look in the eyes. There is a lame excuse or sometimes even a violent and angry reaction. People get scared when introduced to a new context, a new paradigm however convincing or attractive it might be.

People give all the reasons why it can’t be done, and that nobody’s every done it before. People say, “They’re going to stop you, aren’t they? The government, they’ve got all the guns – they’re going to come in and kill us all! The IRS is going to come and get you and put you in prison.”

People can get quite hysterical and dive off the deep end. This is just a fear reaction you come to expect. It also sorts out the open minded and the courageous at heart from those too scared to step out of the box, out of the reality they’ve been given.

For the most part, the government or “they” don’t care. If you don’t consent to giving them your power, “they” go away. “They” neither have the time, the money, the interest, or the power to control the emergence of true freedom when masses of people stop giving their power away. They may attack the leaders now and then to make “examples” of them. But they will not attack the masses of people awakening to freedom except through the media manipulations, public relations and propaganda machines.

The only way the old paradigm can remain in control is if a majority of people have consented and still says, “Yeah, they got the power.”

Shifting the Paradigm

In reality, it only takes a small percentage of the people, projects and businesses to make a shift to a new paradigm. Let’s estimate there’s ten-percent (10%) of real producers in the entire economic system. I estimate we only need one-percent (1%) of that ten-percent (10%) committed to set a new field, to shift it all back to individual sovereignty and free enterprise.

When the old paradigm business and finance system collapses, where are they going to get their food? They’re going to get food from the farmers, of course, from the producers as always in the new paradigm. The producers and entrepreneurs will always rule and set the pace for the economy. Everyone else depends on them.

Network the Producers

If we network the producers in the system, then the political systems will follow suit. It will be government of, by and for the producers once again. I assert that if the producers knew there was an alternative, a new paradigm and had the education and know-how to implement it, they would return to free enterprise in a heartbeat.
Commitment is how providence and the universe move through us. Without commitment nothing happens. Therefore removing the blocks to our ability to commit, to take an action and to learn from our mistakes is fundamental to all personal growth and social, economic change.

To create and manifest NEOS, it requires a commitment to the principles of free enterprise and success education, the application and implementation of the knowledge learned in this course, and the commitment to the circulation of money as energy throughout the system.

It also requires a commitment to your education and human development to remove all blocks and unconscious behaviors that are sabotaging your efforts. This is where we must deal with our own fear reactions and experience a breakthrough.

Summary

So in summary, what is NEOS, or the New Economic Order System? NEOS is:

  1. Creating a safe harbor and a better world, not just protecting your bottom line
  2. Creating the organizational ability to network and communicate
  3. Understanding the prevalent business model and old paradigm
  4. Understanding how intention and thought manifests
  5. Recognizing that everybody is a player
  6. Being committed to the circulation of money as energy throughout the system
  7. Overcoming new challenges and fear when they arise
  8. Being committed to shifting the paradigm for yourself and others
  9. Being committed to being a producer in the economic system
  10. Networking the producers in the system into NEOS
  11. Being committed to personal and community development.

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What is a Paradigm?

A “paradigm” is a model or a “context” for reality. Reality is held in a container or system of perceptions and beliefs. If you change the container, then what’s possible in reality changes. Until there was a new “context” for the revolutionary idea that the earth was round, reality revolved around the old “context” that the earth was flat. That the earth is flat was the old paradigm. That the earth is round was the new paradigm.

A “paradigm” or “context” is a container for what’s real. In the old paradigm, certain things were possible in that container. In a new paradigm, other things are possible.

So what is the “context” or container for a human being? Human beings live in a sea of air however invisible to us, just like the fish live in a sea of water that is invisible to them.

As is said in unconventional wisdom, “There are two great mysteries. The ocean to a fish, and man to himself.”

So in the context of sovereignty, freedom and free enterprise, let’s define the old paradigm in contrast with the new.

Defining the Old Paradigm

The old paradigm business and finance model is based on authoritarian control, the hoarding and accumulation of money and resources and the enslavement of human potential. This old paradigm is archaic, monarchial, monopolistic and obsolete.

The old paradigm is based on authoritarian systems that are controlled from the top of the pyramid, monopolistic cartels that own and control ninety-eight percent (98%) of the worlds resources, mind control systems that are instituted and deployed through media and public education to keep the people ignorant and enslaved.

In the old paradigm you’ll find disempowerment, scarcity and poverty consciousness, sickness and disease perpetuated for the majority of the world’s population, money as a control system, a problem-action-solution engineering of events and limited opportunities for the emerging markets of the world and most of the human race. This is reality in the old paradigm.

Old Paradigm Business and Finance Models

The old paradigm business and finance model prevalent in the world today was originally based on the principles and values of “free enterprise.” It was in the business environment of early America where free enterprise took its roots.

After certain individuals and companies took control of a large market-share of their respective industries, they chose to eliminate competition and form cartels that would cooperate to protect their dominance in each market. So what began as a “free enterprise” economic system, at least within the context of capitalism, became more socialistic and communistic.

These socialistic, monopolistic and communistic systems developed economies that were centralized and regulated by government much to the demise of individual initiative and free enterprise principles and values.

Thus eventually all socialistic and monopolistic systems collapse under the weight of their own bureaucracies and lack of productivity. Without producers being rewarded in the system, eventually everybody starves. The collapse of the former Soviet Union is a good example of this.

With government and large, transnational corporations protecting and defending their old paradigm business interests at the expense of the principles and values of free enterprise in a capitalistic economy, individual initiative, innovation and competition eventually decline. Then you end up with a welfare state, people dependent upon the central government for their sustenance having forgotten how to produce something of value to contribute to the economy. Collapse is inevitable in such a business and finance model.

The old paradigm finance model did not adequately include education, training or human development into the equation except where it served their agenda. Thus human development has lagged behind technology and the growth of centralized control systems intended to enslave, not liberate, the human race.

This is a great business model if your goals and objectives are to control and enslave people, but a terrible business model if you intend on encouraging people to take care of themselves, take initiative and generate something of value to exchange with others. It’s dependency versus independence and self-reliance.

In the words of an old proverb, “Give a man a fish. you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you’ll feed him for a lifetime.”

Professional Hazers

Accountants, lawyers and investment brokers are taught the old paradigm business and finance models in school. These professionals learn very little about foundational law, trust structures and the common law in school, nor do they understand international business law or offshore structuring, unless it’s a chosen specialty for them.

These professionals are the gatekeepers of the old paradigm. They are paid to live in the box, and to keep you and your company in the box, or lose their licenses. So it’s not unusual to ask these “experts” about some of the strategies outlined in this course, and they will shrug their shoulders and caution you. They either don’t understand, or if they do, it’s contrary to their own self-interest to encourage you.

These are “professional hazers” and the market is full of them. I define a hazer as an “expert” who will advise you on matters they know little about, and may very well lead you and your company into a business failure if you blindly accept their advice without thinking and deciding for yourself. Beware of “professional hazers” leading you and your company astray.

Killing the Golden Goose

Instead of new companies being capitalized and money circulating even in the old paradigm, the “professional hazers” are busy killing the golden goose and stealing the eggs.

Pardon me professional attorneys, accountants and brokers, but there’s a whole institutionalized system pulling the capital that was intended to grow new companies out of circulation and putting it in your pockets. Twenty percent of the portfolios of venture capitalists and the investment banks are intended to circulate into unsecured, company capitalization plans for the emerging markets of the world.

But the capital rarely gets to the companies, and new development is slow and painful without adequate capitalization at a price the companies can afford to pay.

Instead it’s spent on professional fees for consulting, management, accounting and preparing an initial public offering to raise capital for the company from the public market. Most companies fail before they even complete the IPO’s. Others lose control and ownership over their enterprises. This is contrary to everything we stand for in free enterprise.

Defining A New Paradigm

The new paradigm business and finance model is principle-centered. It is not about platitudes, clichés and marketing hype. Individual, company and government interests are integrated without compromising the sovereignty and freedom of the individual. Healthy cells create healthy bodies in the body politic.

The new paradigm is based on the natural law principles of the universe and the perennial wisdom of the ages as applied to ethics, business, social and cultural realms. Universal principles are commonly recognized and understood in every political and religious context. Universal principles are easier to implement in a business context because they are easy to agree with. They also create an alignment with the field of energy that speeds up the evolutionary process and allows coincidences and hookups to occur more rapidly inside and outside the company framework.

The challenges for a new paradigm are that you cannot build a new paradigm on the quicksand of the old paradigm. You cannot get where you’re going from where you are headed. We’re tooling on down the highway and need to make a quick U-Turn and go in another direction against the grain, against the flow of society, against the popular and trendy wisdom, against the wind, against the river along a road far less traveled.

New Paradigm Business and Finance Models

Today, free enterprise business and finance models are based on principles and values that are fully integrated with the old, traditional models. They are also based on the principles of success and free enterprise as stated earlier in this course.

The new paradigm business and finance models are based on freedom and responsibility for the exercise of that freedom.

The new paradigm is based on prosperity consciousness and the abundance of the universe.

The new paradigm is based on individual sovereignty and achieving all seven aspects of sovereignty.

The new paradigm is committed to the circulation of money as the exchange of energy, not hoarding, as fundamental law for producing and exchanging wealth.

The new paradigm is committed to education and training individuals and companies in the areas of project and business development, and international finance.

George Bernard Shaw “It’s always been an inspiration…to be used as a purpose…life belongs to the whole community…thoroughly used up…the more I work…the more I love…not a brief candle…splendid torch…before handing it on to future generations.”

Summary

In summary, a paradigm is a context or container for reality. The old paradigm is defined as a power structure governed by authoritarian control systems. These structures once based upon free enterprise are now socialistic, monopolistic and communistic instead. The old paradigm is about to collapse due to the lack of focus upon human and community development and the needs of the emerging markets of the world.

The gatekeepers of the old paradigm and so-called experts are leading most of the people astray, not telling the truth, and are killing the golden goose. Once all the producers have been enslaved, the system will collapse. Nobody will want to work anymore.

The new paradigm is principle-centered, based on natural law and the principles of the universe that are unbending and true. Those building new paradigm businesses cannot build them on the principles and structures of the old paradigm. It’d be like building a house on quicksand. Thus the principles of free enterprise as we outline them in this course are essential for everyone intent on participating in free enterprise projects and business development. This is what we have named, NEOS, or the New Economic Order System.

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