Political Opportunism – Hidden, Misleading, and Essential Reports
The first step in solving any problem is to realize that a problem exists. When Constitutions permit political groups to build dysfunctional democracies, they will invariably prefer reporting that is always positive, irrelevant, and designed to appease sponsors
Politicians in dysfunctional democracies, prefer reporting that is always positive, irrelevant, and not causal. Examples include GDP, Supply & Demand, U-3 Unemployment Reports, Disposable Income, Right and Left Policies (only Sustainable Policies matter), Stock Market Performance, and Climate. None of these are Causal reports that create a strong economy and social contract
Reports that should be reported include WAOH Transition Economics Sustainability Reports for every Policy, Social Contract, SCP Loss, Starvation Wage Rate, Inequity, Labour Participation Rate, Fertility, Savings, Debt – see more at ACT Party websites like ACT Canada
Irrelevant or Untruthful Reports & Policies
|Transition Economics’ Proof for Social Contract, confirms that:
Productivity reports include the following:
In the 1980s, American Political Parties pioneered marketing test-centers to develop messaging that garnered voter support for unsustainable policies that were also preferred by wealthy political contributors. The 2018 movie “Vice”, shows the methods of these “think-tanks” very well. Dickens, Lord Byron, Hugo, Orwell, Hobbes, ta Biblia, FDR, and many other writers warned us of the dystopic conditions created by Low-Tax, Small Government, and other examples of laissez-faire government management during times of unbalanced Salaries and Costs of Living (mature capitalisms). FDR policies, alternatively, created the greatest economy in history; so his policies can be considered sustainable scientifically
A billion dollars per year is pumped into American political advertising campaigns that divide the nation on meaningless Left and Right lines. Neighbors struggling with starvation wages are labeled unpatriotic, socialist, and lazy, while the entire nation’s productivity collapses due to losing $30 billion per day in export revenues by Social Contract Loss alone
Without funding for sustainable messaging, only unsustainable messaging can be heard – and learned by voters. ACT Party websites were designed in a 600-page thesis to correct this problem, but you probably haven’t heard of them because it costs millions to advertise solutions …
ACT – in Canada, USA, Great Britain, France, Spain, and others…
The Income Distribution policy “Low-Tax”, like all of these politically opportunistic terms, was selected in consumer tests to sound appealing to voters. Voters believe that freedom comes from a reduced cost of living in a tax break, but they don’t realize that it excuses the top-10% from making much-larger income and wealth payments. The rich also benefit because “Low Tax” messaging distracts voters from noticing that cost of living goes up by more than any tax break
Politicians in every democracy have used this policy to win elections for 120-years at least. Today, most large democracies are mired in high national debt while economies trend to collapse because Costs of Living rose while Salaries did not (a low social contract) – and the resulting Starvation Wages created a low productivity landscape. “Low Tax” has created unsustainable income inequity and also 95% of all new annual income gains go to the Top-1% rich in the U.S. today as well.
An economy can have rich people, but it can’t have 40% (120-million people in the U.S.) who are unproductive
Low Tax stalls economies by denying currency that could be productively put back into the economy by salaries, welfares, and social programs, and Low Tax redirects it instead to private treasuries, bonds, and tax havens. The national debt that Low Tax created is also serviced disproportionately by the poor and middle-class taxpayers – to add insult to injury
It is the responsibility of your government – given to them by your vote, to ensure that imbalances in the monetary system are always corrected so that a nation’s most valuable resource – its people – can be productive and live good lives
Political opportunism is never higher during mature capitalisms. In the absence of strategic planning, civics training in our schools, and credible reporting, populist news presents petty drama and also whichever messaging tests best in market studies. These policies are broadcast in billion-dollar advertising campaigns and this keeps voters in support of 95% of all income-gains flowing to the Top-1% of wealthy. Middle Income is the largest percentage of working voters – and women, obviously comprise half of most populations
Female Inequality – is the same policy as Double Income Families – sometimes called Double Income Traps. See “Low-Tax” policy to understand the economic impacts of Middle-Income election campaigns Read about Diversity here
No Welfares. Private Healthcare & Insurance
The United States is the only G20 nation without Universal Healthcare today. After World War II, FDR’s Second Bill of Rights was added to the Constitutions of Italy, Germany, and Japan – and these countries are the only three advancing economies in the G7 today. The average number of paid vacation days here – is six weeks annually. These Universal Rights were added to several European Constitutions by the Marshall Plan and U.N. because of the estimated 40-million civilians who starved or died of disease after the war’s end
High Social Contract nations have some of the highest economies in the world per-capita. The opposite is true also; low social contract nations have some of the lowest economies too. The SCP Report manages the problem by measuring revenues lost to each economy. For example, America loses $37 billion dollars a day – or $13 trillion a year – to its low social contract; to its inability to empower citizens and take advantage of opportunities like high-social-contract nations do. The average loss to each country globally today, is $3.6 billion per day
The Reagan administration changed this policy name from Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax to Death Tax. Wealth Distribution is essential to ensure that a nation’s currency continues to move throughout an economy and not stall the economy by taking currency out of circulation
Open Markets & Laissez-Faire Business Policies
Also called Globalization…
Are Sales Economies and Consumption better than Production?
No, they are not … Production Economies are more sustainable than sales economies. Supply, demand, profit, GDP, and similar Wealth Theory teachings have no positive impact on economy, or are harmful entirely.
In the past 10-years, companies started hiring MBAs (Business Administration generalists – usually achieved via 3-years experience and a weekend course that no-one fails) to lead departments formerly led by 20-years expert middle managers. CPAs instructed HR admins who skills and demographics to hire, and these hiring decisions were taken away from experts too.
Middle managers were 20-year-experienced experts who had moved up the ranks, so these managers understood their department’s tasks and could train any junior staff through any weak training needs.
MBAs, CPAs, and HR admins had none of this experience and could teach nothing. With only ASCII-text scanning tools and no idea how to judge application qualifications, these people turned course takers and imported “skill” workers – who simply copied and pasted the job listings to CVs, so as to appear to need no training.
Hiring Managers didn’t realize that new tech comes along every two years and that every computer professional has to figure it out.
The perceived benefits for the company were:
- The 20-year pension-earning senior manager could be released before his pension got expensive in its last several years;
- Onshored Immigrants and Offshored labor often cost less than half the market rate;
- Governments would rush to their help with financial and tax breaks, believing there was a crisis.
The problems this created for society were several-fold as well:
- Pensioned heads-of-households lost $1 million per family – and 90% could no longer be hired back at their level as needed to complete their pension,
- Women were hired at starvation wages in their place, causing divorce rates not seen since the 1930s
- Immigration is an unsustainable policy to neutral policy. This means it is inappropriate during mature capitalisms because it drives higher housing costs, poverty, competition for too few salaries. These starvation wages cause social unrest – now called “Mental Illness”, spiraling social problems, and economic stall costing nations billions of dollars daily