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Not a single political party offered provably sustainable policies in Canada’s last federal election – and the same was true in Provincial elections too. Sustainable Societies (citation: The Sustainable Societies Programme & WAOH Econometric Library) need policies that are sustainable across all government services. Immigration – is an unsustainable policy, and Housing is an essential Right of Life in our cold winters so Housing and Infrastructure administrators must be able to VETO Immigration when no infrastructure can permit it – because that makes Common Sense
A simple causality discussion proves inequity creates hyper-competition – for jobs, for homes, for health services; populations accept newcomers at a rate they can comfortably accept. Canadians are not racists, we’re good people, but we’re collapsing and our families have needs first
Author and preeminent Research Scientist Edward Tilley is President to the Canadian ACT Party. He’s a Mayflower heritage 400-year Canadian family patriarch and Community Leader who curates the World’s largest econometric library and one of the very few Global Leadership curricula in North America and Europe: The Sustainable Societies Programme
“Join me in aligning Canada with FDR’s proven plan for building the greatest economies in history. Let’s begin an era of renewal, turnaround, and prosperity in Canada. Let’s make today’s the “Greatest Generation” again with policies proven to rebuild the Canada of my childhood – which really was the greatest country on earth” – Edward Michael Tilley
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ACT Works! – ACT builds an economy like any successful casino does, where every policy has a higher-percent-probability and track-record of success
The 2011 Brad Pitt movie MoneyBall explained a scientific approach very well. Due to their trillions of transactions daily, nations that choose policies with a higher chance of success, must succeed reliably as a mathematic certainty
Transition Economics’ Socio-Economic Library “World at our Hands (WAOH)” sequences every policy (20,000 reports in all) so we can easily identify those policies that offer a higher probability of a prosperous and advancing economy and society
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Voter participation in Canada is among the lowest in the world at 50%, while Belgium’s is 88% to 95%. Why is this true? Could it have to do with Right and Left parties both failing Canada equally for the past 20-years? Both parties support unsustainable policies here, so a legitimate argument is that it’s socially irresponsible to vote in Canada at present
ACT’s sustainable policies ensure that every citizen has a responsible vote that leads to a great life in the greatest country in the world
ACT’s approach is KISS – we “Keep It Simple”; we don’t weaponize meaningless terms and we do report problems and proven solutions that are essential to our success. We’re Canadians of character with traditional values and we want our Canada back just as you do.
Unlike other political parties, we don’t campaign for votes with Anti-Family-Values and unlike other groups, we’re never sexist, ageist, divisive, racist, lying nor opportunist. We’re proud Canadians, just like you are
ACT Canada – Our Mission and Vision
ACT Canada builds sustainable nations – reliably. Here’s how we promise it …
Like an Index Fund, ACT Canada gives every voter the assurance of voting only for policies scientifically proven to create prosperous economies and good lives
The policies that you vote for in Federal, Provincial, and Municipal elections, determine whether your economy will be weak or strong entirely. Policies in Housing, Foreign Policy, Social Contract, Education, Pensions, Social Security, on and on, determine whether your economic will advance or if it will trend toward collapse.
In democracies, voters must be able to rely upon their training in both civics - and in context too - in order to understand is the information that we are seeing important or not.
When we don't know what to stand for, we can fall for anything. Political opportunists can rely upon our confusion to topple economies and social contracts when we don't know enough to vote for sustainable policies only.
To determine if a policy is important and sustainable, we need to understand three things:
- Credible Measures - We must be certain that the measures we are asked to understand are credible. Is there transparent proof supporting that a policy works elsewhere as advertised? TE's World at our Hands Report is a repository of validated international surveys on policies common to hundreds of countries. For example:
Is "Conservative" or "Liberal" important? No - "Sustainable" or "Unsustainable" is important - and these old terms are deprecated, recognized to be misleading and irrelevant, and are removed now in new EconoMetric sciences like Transition Economics. Let's look at a few more examples:
Is Debt important? Not as much as Social Contract; you want to ensure that your economic "pie" is growing before working to reduce debt - and debt was forgiven in every European nation during our last mature capitalism. Is Immigration important? Yes, it needs to stop in mature capitalisms. Is Export and Trade Balance important? Yes - very. Is nationalism and culture important? Yes. Is Diversity important? In research, diversity is socially irresponsible onshoring, offshoring, and double income traps. Is education important? Yes. Is Mr. Trump's wall important? On rare occasions only - and, it is important to help neighbors to become self-sufficient and prosperous too. What about those other news discussions of Russian collusion and emails? This is "Drama" that sells newpapers and TV advertising - and does not yield any economic benefit. Guns, Middle Income, Socialism, Female Equality (Double Income Traps)? - amount to serpentine "political opportunism" aimed at cajoling the vote of large demographics. Don't fall for it by giving your vote to politicians who don't represent sustainable policy.
- Recent Data -
Data used to support discussion must be current and accurate. It's not unusual to see 2010 data explaining wealth and income inequity values on Canada's government websites. Income Inequality has dropped dramatically in Canada since 2010 - from .32 to .38. That's a very large drop and a worrisome imbalance as you can see in these TEP Charts to the right.
- Comparisons to successful nations only - We should be able to easily compare this information to successful economies. A comparison to a collapse-trending economy, or to nations with riots in the streets and decaying social contracts, is misleading - as it lures voters into believing that they have no problems when clearly they do have a problem. The first step in resolving any problem is recognizing that you have one. Once a problem is recognized, a credible government commits to resolving it quickly.
The spending of billions-of-dollars in election advertising-campaigns - must have a return on investment. Low Tax, Death Tax, Small Government, Open Markets - are all proven-harmful policies that ensure 95% of all income gains since 2008 have gone to the top-1% rich. This also resulting in national debts soaring and social contracts crumbling - which costs $37 billion dollars a day in lost national revenue in the U.S. today, and Americans were not the only ones impacted. Canadians lose $4.2 billion per day and France and Britain each lose $7.5 billion per day.
Oligarchs saw a great Return on Investment for their campaign spending; and, of course, the rich live well in any economy, but theses campaigns stalled economies and created real impacts and hardships for the 99% of middle income and poor - in 68% of nations internationally during this monetary system cycle's "turn".
The GDP Report was designed first in 1652 - to never show a problem. It is always positive, even if increases are the result of inflation alone, and it completely ignores expensive social contract loss and even shows benefit from housing bubbles, rent and mortgage poverty, and dozens of other important lost freedoms in society. In a monetary system, "freedom" is the gap between Salaries and Cost of Living (CoL). When salaries only afford Cost of Living, freedom is lost - and when salaries fall below COL, social contract is lost and that is a very expensive problem for everyone. The SCP Report explains these losses.
Why do you think politicians only show you their performance in GDP Reports? Especially at re-election times. Because it reinforces that everything is fine - and that there are no problems. Obviously this means that they are doing a great job of leading the country so you should re-elect them.
See a long list of international research Policy-by-Policy at http://transitioneconomics.info - in TEP charts and other relevant survey infographics.
Credible Measures also includes context in history, because all of these social problems that we are seeing today, are absolutely normal to a mature capitalism. FDR managed his mature capitalism against constant conservative obstructions to build the American Dream and the greatest economy of all time.
How do we know Truth when we see it?
Believe everything you see (or can prove correct), believe half of what you read or see on the news, and believe nothing you are asked to hear only
Edgar Alan Poe, but abridged by my father Edward Michael Tilley, Senior
FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt - U.S. President 1933 to 1945) created the American Dream and the greatest economy of all time, in a mature capitalism like today's, with the following now-proven turn-around policies:
- Nationalism - prefer culture and drastically reduce immigration - no onshoring; no offshoring
- Social Contract - his Second Bill of Rights went on to become the U.N.'s Univeral Rights Declaration, guarantees in our basic needs of food, housing, education, security, incomes, basic goods & healthcare. The cost of these social contracts can be reduced through Public Utilities
- Full-Employment - business rewards for externalizing social costs must be reversed
- Empathy - these first three policies above turned around Germany's economy in the 1930s; and then a systematic failing of empathy undid any good there. Debt forgiveness, COL corrections, mortgage walk-away laws, and many of the suggestions made in bibles work too (see Leviticus 25:26).
- Affordable Home Ownership - one of our most powerful forms of savings. Many Asian and Hispanic nations failed to create strong titling systems, and capitalism here never contributed to the economy as it did in the American Dream economy.
- Low Cost of Living
- Income and Wealth Distribution - FDR administered a 20-year program of 92% income tax and 80% estate tax for the rich
- Debt Forgiveness - permitted citizens to walk away from unresolvable debt and also insolvent mortgages. And it also wrote down the national debts of most countries in Europe
- Single Income Families - salaries must be higher than cost-of-living (usable money is "Freedom" in a monetary system). One income afforded a husband's family, and a wife's family's needs too. Men who weren't married, and not "Heads of Households", could not ascend to senior jobs in business nor in government
These policies were rolled out in the Marshall Plan to many starving European nations after World War II. Countries including Italy, Japan, and Germany lost the war, but won the peace. Why? Because these are the only G7 nations with advancing economies still today. The average paid vacation days in these countries is six weeks with full healthcare, daycare, pensions, low or no university tuitions, tax rates comparable to the U.S. (before private insurance costs), and strong social contracts and freedoms.
But you can't vote for these policies today - because no party offers them - until ACT Parties can emerge. Half of these policies used to be called Conservative - and the other half Liberal.
The Republican Party in the United States started a very questionable practice in the 1980s, when they set up marketing test-centers for political messages. Watch the recent movie "Vice" to see how these "think-tanks" (in name only) worked
The policy called "Low-Tax" tested very well in surveys, and was never explained to voters as a clear benefit for the rich. Low-Tax stalled economies as it heaped debt onto taxpayers who were the least able to afford this debt too
Unsustainable "Low-Tax" policy is alive and well 30-years later and voters are still easily mislead by predatory political parties - and their wealthy campaign sponsors. "Low-tax" is also called trickle down, scale-up investment, wealth creation, equality of opportunity, Reaganomics, Thatcherism and more.
"Diversity" and "Gender Equality" policies sound like they are defending women and minorities or immigrants. In fact they work against culture, family pensions, family values, sustainable birthrates, divorce, and a long list of our most serious social problems. Male salaries afford the needs of two families where female salaries afford one, and Canada has had equality of opportunity for a long time, far more than in less-developed nations.
"Middle Class", similar to low-tax, amounts to a vote-grab targeting largest demographic, abandoning the poor minority's needs. Voting like a "mob" incites revolutions.
When you vote for unsustainable policy, your economy reaps what you sew and it worsens.
Economics is not a science today, which is why CSQ Research had to create a brand new science before a solution to mature capitalisms could be confirmed through Scientific Method and observation.
Transition Economics surveys compare the same policies in 220-nations and then presents this information transparently in Proofs and Maturity Model Charts that explain which policies and social measures are proven to work in advancing economies.
“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
Isaac Newton, Physics & Co-Founder of Calculus
There are twenty social measures that impact an economy - from most to least - as documented in End of War's The World at our Hands report and TEP Flashcards. By targeting improvements in the most important KPIs - like export per capita, GINI, and social contracts, your economy has a much higher probability to improve.
Social Contracts are Aristotle's Good Lives or our "American Dream" where everyone has the freedom to find the things they need - if not the things they want too.
Large Democracies have the most difficult time ensuring a Social Contract as monetary systems mature. Large economies are diverse with many industries so when unsustainable policies are imposed, they are not voted out quickly because only a minority of the economy is impacted.
Aristotle described democracy as "the mob" and an evil form of government because the needs of minorities are often ignored. For this reason, all democracies have a charter of rights.
When Bills of Rights do not explicitly include a Social Contract's rights of food, housing, healthcare, education, security and other essentials of life, our economies will stall and hardship, social problems, revolutions, and wars have always resulted.
FDR realized this when he called for a Second Bill of Rights in 1944. Click on the Youtube video of his speech here, because this is exactly how he built the American Dream.
Read more about essential Social Contracts at https://csq1.org/SCP - and share this #SocialContract message on social media whenever you can.
GDP hides the very high costs of crumbling Social Contracts. The United States loses $37 billion per day; Canada loses $4.2 billion, and France and Britain lose $7.5 billion daily to their eroded Social Contract. Click here to read an explanation...
What are Right Plans?
"Great philosophy is great leadership; and great leaders are great philosophers"
History - records great events; Philosophy - captures great thought-leadership – as presented by Socrates, Buddha, Alexander the Great, Marcus Aurelius, Aristotle, Sun Tzu, Hammurabi, Saladin, Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, John Kennedy, and other legendary thought leaders
The Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments are other examples of important Philosophy that were later adopted by every religion in history
In Politic (322 BC), Aristotle noted:
“a meaningful life is one spent building Worthwhile Projects by a Right Plan that supports a sustainable community and Good Lives"
Right Plans, therefore, are great thinking in national strategic plans, which have two parts:
Engineering projects that make self-sufficient, and ensure a positive balance of trade, for all primary and secondary industries within an economy.
Economies are made strong or weak by government policy entirely - and, strong social contract nations have advancing economies consistently
Our Monetary System Problems need to be addressed
Monetary systems have cycles, and they have lifespans too. If you give a country’s citizens one-million dollars each, sixty years later you will see gross inequity. This is how successful capitalism is designed to work.
The end of a monetary system cycle can be called a Mature Monetary System, a Mature Capitalism, Late Capitalism, or a Great Depression. Depressions are called by several names in history - the Great Recession, a Great Depression (1930 and 1837), Panics, the General Crisis (1640), and even Longwave Winters - as we see in this Transition Economics chart.
Today’s World GDP is fifty-nine-times the GDP in 1960. Today, therefore, a 1% inflation rate amounts to a 60-times increase in cost-of-living and spending (by 1960’s measures). Why is there such a large increase? Compounding annual inflations are the GDP growth calculated since last year's GDP, which also includes all of the accumulated inflations of previous periods. 1% to 10% inflation rates annually have compounded for 60-years by now (since the start of our current monetary system cycle). A large logarithmic increase in monetary transactions like this guarantees that monetary systems are not sustainable without either i) on-going balancing – or ii) a “Reset”. These controls are studied in Transition Economics.
Consider that “Freedom or Liberty in a monetary system, can be measured as the difference between reliable incomes and cost-of-living”. If the ratio between reliable incomes and cost-of-living narrows for all over time, many of our freedoms will be lost - because we cannot acquire them lawfully. At the point that our reliable incomes do not meet our basic needs - or basic costs-of-living, our Social Contracts (basics of food, shelter, healthcare, education, etc) will be lost as well.
Today’s record-high wars, international debt, populisms, economic recessions, hardship, low-savings and extremism – are normal. 68% of economies worldwide today are collapse-trending with negative trade balances and lower export-per-capita revenues. This means that they are not being properly managed by their governments, and once again, this is also normal.
In fact, this perfectly normal cycle has repeated dozens of times in written record – one of the earliest recordings was in 1763 BCE on the Code of Hammurabi.
Can Monetary System Cycles be managed?
Yes; monetary system cycles are manageable in two ways:
a) Governments can actively ensure that the ratio (balance) between reliable salaries and cost-of-living, stays in-balance every year. This is similar to CPI (Consumer Price Index) corrections – but a little more sweeping …
b) Governments can simply allow open markets to unbalance themselves – and then, when social hardships become too great, (governments) can reset the monetary system cycle to a new balance and a new cycle again.
The Code of Hammurabi and the Bible/Torah (Leviticus 25-26) suggested this second option at a time when monarchs had the authority to make these sweeping resets easily. A fiftieth-year Jubilee Year (a “Reset”) was suggested to pre-empt the hardships of a mature cycle. Resets here included: Universal Debt forgiveness, wealth redistributions, and basically a concerted effort to reset the American Dream conditions that we see at the beginning of any new cycle.
This will sound pretty intuitive and even obvious to most of us I think.
To explain how we can also confirm this empirically today, let us begin with the report on our left. The late Professor Richard Wilkenson’s students from Edinburgh University, Scotland, composed this TED Talk slide in 2011. It compares thirteen social problem statistics in twenty countries.
Scotland and Ireland have seen a tremendous turnaround in both social contract and economic prosperity since 2005, despite a global recession which still has a strong hold on Britain’s Social Contract and economy. The turnaround can be directly attributed to the efforts of Dr. Wilkenson and like-minded academics and policy-makers in Scotland who modeled the importance of Social Contract policies that reset their economies. New Zealand, Germany, and Italy have watched these successes and are now positioning themselves to benefit similarly.
Our Bibles and the Code of Hammurabi described examples of administrative solutions to manage these resets too. From Leviticus 25-26 for example:
“25:10 Consecrate the fiftieth Jubilee Year and proclaim liberty throughout the land… 35. If any of your fellows become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them … so that they may continue to live among you. 37 You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit.”
The ACT Party concept is an important part of the solution to managing this holy grail of macroeconomic solutions. Why?
ACT Parties allow you to vote, with confidence that only policy proven to increase the probability of sustainable societies and prosperous economies - in scientific Transition Economics - can be permitted.
ACT Parties are a little like Index Funds; the strategy works reliably over time without drama.
Monetary systems are important and must be managed better
Monetary Systems are important - and so is Capitalism - but the value of both is undermined when managed improperly. Unmanaged and unbalanced monetary systems are the very dangerous and costly problem that resulted in 120 million deaths in World Wars I & II. GDP Reports are preferred by politicians because they are NEVER negative - but without recognizing problems, no solutions can be acknowledged and then corrected. This is why The SCP Report is the more important monitor in late-cycle mature capitalisms.
Globally, large democracies will be hardest hit by unsustainable policy. This is because voters are a) untrained in their duty to rebalance monetary systems to their original ratios, and b) large economies are diverse and the majority ignore the needs of the minority easily. Special interests who act selfishly and in their own interest, can also have the means to spend billions of dollars promoting decision-making opposite to proper leadership and strategic planning.
As populations lose freedoms and then social contracts too, people and then economies - become unproductive until economies stall.
Any monetary system must afford our cost of living or that country fails. America loses $37 billion per day to its failed monetary system; Canada loses $4.2 billion per day - see the SCP Report for your country here.
Government policy and laws determine monetary system balance and imbalance entirely, so ACT can correct these problems just your vote.
Twenty to thirty years from now, we will have automated the manufacture and delivery of most things. At that point, we can begin to phase out money gradually - as we choose, but until that time we need to manage Monetary Systems better.