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Eye opener for January 15, 2024

This is why I've said the profit motive should limited for those things we all need to survive. Medicine, food, water and even shelter to varying degrees are commodities that are causing more harm than good in too many instances to refute my argument. Click here to learn how the COVID vaccine may have caused up to seventeen million deaths.

While I understand that in a Capitalist economic system there needs to be a profit motive, I don't think that EVERYTHING needs to have excessive greed as part of that profit motive. I realize that those who produce food must be able to make a living, but do people like Bill Gates (owns more farmland than any other American) need to make a living and how sustainable is a food supply chain that is controlled by a software billionaire? Would you trust a plumber to wire the electricity in your home? And, consider the fact that food prices have skyrocketed, 10, 20, 50, 100 percent while inflation is up by less than 10 percent. Why do some of our food items cost 100 percent more when it only costs manufacturers 10 percent more (or less) to produce it? This does not add up. What good product now costs twice as much to produce as it did a few years ago. Scarcity is manufactured, because the same amount of stuff is being produced as was being produced before COVID but the costs have yet to return to what they were before COVID

As for other things we need to survive, just look at what has happened in Flint Michigan. The water there is still poisoned by lead. Why hasn't that issue been resolved? I would hazard a guess that a primary reason for that situation to be so easily ignored is that there would be little to no profit in replacing the water transmission system... Profits over people. It has been my experience that when you put profit over people you turn ambition to greed even when it comes to the survival of others.

In my line of work (engineering and construction), I've worked for and seen the evolution of quality control shifting from the pervue of public agencies to private. The argument was that private companies could the quality control and quality assurance better than their public counterparts. This I always questioned because the quality control personnel at private companies were only exposed to the projects for which they oversaw quality control for the extent of the project. Once the construction was complete and the finished product was accepted, those employed to guarantee quality were in the wind. Now, there is always a time after for which the contractor must guarantee their work, but after that, there's no connection between those who guarantees the quality and the client. Conversely, when the quality was guaranteed by an in-house employee of the Public agency that would later operate that facility built, those employees were still around after the contractor's warranty expired. This was because public employees seemed to stay with the public agencies employing them while private employees, not so much... which is due to the fact that private companies have less loyalty to their employees because of the greed instilled by Capitalism. Now, I will admit that there were flaws with the public system, but the base upon which the public agencies are built versus the base for private make for a more honest outcome. Ultimately, I think a better scenario would have been to pay the private companies and consultants to train public employees on their methods of quality control.

In 2018, I wrote a book highlighting the problems Humanity would face if more power, wealth, and control was funneled to a small group of elite individuals, groups, or organizations. In my book, I provided solutions (from myself and others) to the inevitable problems and also a means for the Public to analyze, compare, and contrast the words and deeds of those we choose to follow against reality. In my book Solutions: Enough complaining. Let's fix America.

In "Solutions...", I provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they choose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those for whom they care.

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