Unhappy Green Economy: People + Planet = Profit – Natural Capital explained

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Summary: The ‘triple bottom line’ measures people, planet and profit; this forms part of each of the Fortune 500’s commitment to sustainability, and is often referred to as ‘ESG’, or environmental, social, and governance reporting. It is now a legal requirement in many countries for companies to report their effects on society and the environment. Instead of externalising the effects, they must internalise them by incorporating them into their balance sheets. Measure and price EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF NATURE, as long as it provides a ‘service’. The new Green Economy is backed by bankers and the Fortune 500 and all members of the United Nations, and has begun to lead to the control of all resources, by financializing, and commodifying, what we hold to be sacred: nature, and US.

The UN’s cult of Happiness and the plan to measure our well-being are just one part of a most audacious plan – to measure and price EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF NATURE, so long as it provides a ‘service’. The new Green Economy is backed by bankers and the Fortune 500 and all members of the United Nations, and has begun to lead to the control of all resources, by financializing, and commodifying, what we hold to be sacred: nature, and US.

This issue goes way beyond the political – it breaks a fundamental moral code, and that’s why I think it’s largely been kept out of the news. It’s also the reason we can break this.

The commodification of intangible assets caused by the Green Economy is already leading to new currencies forming, such as ‘social credits’; together with Identity Management, wellness profiling, and bio-sensor surveillance, this system would also facilitate social simulation on the grandest scale. The prize is to understand and predict our every move.

Many of the backers of natural capital are also strong supporters of community currencies, and of complexity science. George Soros must be rubbing his hands in glee, as for many years he has expounded the philosophy of reflexivity, which fits in very neatly with network science (complexity).

An attempt to model the global ecosystem has already begun by FuturICT, backed by George Soros and his Institute for New Economic Thinking. The relevance of complexity science to economics was explored at INET’s Bretton Woods Conference in 2011.

So the sooner everyone clocks on to the full extent of Agenda 21, the better…. it’s about much more than communitarianism, property rights, and carbon footprints! Agenda 21 means measuring and pricing all of nature, and all people, for profit. This requires global surveillance, such as measuring our ‘well being’.

The economy is undergoing a staged collapse to institute a new economic regime. This is being achieved by incorporating newly defined asset classes (such as reputational capital) into national, and corporate, accounts. Two of the most important asset classes now being ‘accounted for’ are natural and human/social capital.

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