Of Science, Philosophy and Paradigmatic Analysis

“Philosophy without science is empty. Science without philosophy is muddled.”

— Paraphrasing A. Einstein,

Correct. But even philosophy is inadequate for actual and thorough change. The levels of forms of analysis from the bottom up are: Data Gathering, Theorizing, Philosophy and Paradigm Analysis and Perception. I would posit that we need a third axiom: Science without paradigmatic analysis is static and prone to religion.

We’re still seeing the changes to scientific philosophy wrought by Einstein, Planck, etc. And what might the conceptually opposing, reality inverting paradigmatic thirdness in science be? Why the fundamental change from a dogmatic Reductionistic ONLY scientific mindset to a more inclusive one that incorporates the ultimate unitary concept of Grace as in simultaneous separateness and oneness.

The NATURAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND PARADIGMATIC concept of Grace is not a colloquially religious pronouncement, but rather a spiritual one.

Wisdom vs Orthodox Science

‘The “fractured, obsessively opposed and continually regurgitative nature of analysis that does not actually rise to the level of paradigm/the total pattern analysis” ‘

I forgot to capitalize (for emphasis) the words OBSESSIVELY, CONTINUALLY and ACTUALLY in that sentence which to the TRULY discerning reader would help them understand that my critique was of the orthodox mindset of scientific analysis, NOT OF THE MODE OF ANALYSIS ITSELF.

“You seem to be looking for something that extends beyond this.”

Yes, indeed I am. I’m looking at and advocating for the integrative mindset AKA Wisdom within which the set of science is wholly included, but which also includes the human capacity for creative imagination.

“But in the end that is what human life is all about. Debate, confrontation, and choices.”

Yes, that and creative imagination and the dynamic, interactive, integrative and cosmic force of evolution. All of which are aspects of Wisdom and its pinnacle concept the NATURAL, PHILOSOPHICAL concept of grace.

“We will need to look at that process, if it exists to understand it.”

It’s natural so it does exist, and yes, let us proceed with utilizing it with post haste.

It’s The Monetary and Financial Paradigm, Stupid!

The poster and everyone above are right in their separate dualistically opposed and hence partial analysis. That in fact is the fractured, obsessively opposed and continually regurgitative nature of analysis that does not actually rise to the level of paradigm/the total pattern analysis.

There are individual paradigms like historian, non-conformist-iconoclast, scientist etc. etc. that are actually just individual human choices and psychological profiles, and the complex human and temporal patterns that anthropologists examine, but none of these approach the depth and breadth of Genuine temporal universe paradigm changes that are the very expression of dialectical thirdnesses. So by accurately discerning and resolving the deepest and most relevant problems in both sides of false orthodoxies/dualisms like capitalism vs socialism they make Direct Monetary Distributism possible….whether one chooses to live in a socialist or capitalist economy.

Money, Debt and Banking. These are what Steve Keen, Michael Hudson and MMT tell us are the roots of the problem. They just need to perceive and habituate the integrative nature of paradigmatic analysis and then along with becoming aware of the signatures of imminent and accomplished paradigm changes combine only the partial truths parading as total ideologies.

Doing The Impossible: Integrating Growthism and De-Growthism

Re-directing industrial policy and thus both political and ecological reality will only happen by changing the monetary and financial paradigm with a 50% discount/rebate policy at retail sale because it will enable us to pivot from irrational austerity enforced growthism to rational de-growthism via both universal and selectively (ecological) reduced costs, increased profits and the inflation free fiscal ability to fund the mega projects necessary to survive ecological and thermo-dynamic suicide.

The new production tag on consumer items must become Made Underground, Made in Orbit and Made on the Moon.

New Policies

Private banking can continue, but they can only loan at a maximum of .5%, and the national banking system can do so at 0%.

“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

Private banks cannot create de-stabilizing financial vehicles like derivatives, nor will domestic or foreign banks be allowed to short the currency as all such illegitimate and unethical actions will be a priori considered “null and void.”

There will be a post accounting tax of 3% on all enterprises who within legitimate accounting practice can show that they owe no tax.

There is no way to insure compliance with the law when there is no penalty or means of regulation.

Any enterprise that does not inflate their prices will have their rate of taxation halved, and those who do inflate without empirical proof that their overall costs have increased will first be taxed at a rate of 100% for any revenue on any products they may have gained from such inflation, the second time they will lose their discount/rebate privileges for one month and the third time they illegitimately inflate they will lose their privileges for 6 months.

Chaos and lack of regulation that permits and/or invites unethical actions is not freedom

The Monopolistic Monetary and Financial Paradigm Is Everything That De-Stabilizes Economics. So Let’s Break It Up With The New Paradigm of Gifting

It appears there will be no response to my asking Dr. Keen to comment on the efficacy of my 50% discount/rebate policies at retail sale and at the point of note signing so I’m going to outline how they and other policies I advocate philosophically and temporally align with everything he, Michael Hudson and Warren Mosler say they advocate…and actually complete their reforms by accomplishing the paradigm change they also advocate.

Dr. Keen advocates for “a modern debt jubilee” and QE For the People both of which are forms of monetary gifting. I advocate these very same policies in my book.

Keen has recently re-discovered the importance of the tool and underlying economic infrastructure of accounting within which the entirety of the economy is embedded.

He has recognized that Banks utilize accounting to create money.

What he hasn’t fully comprehended is that they also use it to:

1) create the virtual monopoly monetary and financial paradigm of Debt Only,

2) that retail sale is a strategically powerful point in the economy for a price and direct monetary policy to be implemented because it is the cost summing, ending, terminal factor expression and exiting point from the economy of every consumer product and service

3) because at that point such policy utilizes the accounting convention (equal debits and credits must sum to zero) and so is the key policy for resolving systemic monetary austerity, individual income scarcity and inflation thus creating a completely new pattern change with Monetary Gifting in both the money system and the economy.

Michael Hudson is correct when he says that for-profit finance is a parasite on the productive economy. Warren Mosler and Steve Keen have also realized that fiscal deficits are a monetary virtue not an economic felony. What they nor any other economist apparently has comprehended is the idiocy of giving a single (illegitimate) economic business model monopoly power to create money in the equally monopoly paradigmatic form of Debt Only when a non-profit publicly administered banking and financial system could dispense money as both debt and as gifts with incredible cost savings for all economic agents, could be used to rapidly modernize infrastructure and along with the 50% discount/rebate policies free up and enable the funding of the mega fiscal projects that will be necessary to survive climate change.

Lastly, let me introduce the new concept of the mega paradigm change. A mega paradigm is one that immediately, directly, continuously and beneficially effects every individual and also has “knock on” beneficial effects in bodies of knowledge and areas of human existence other than the primary area of the new paradigm.

The Copernican Cosmological paradigm change was legitimate in that it forever changed cosmology and enabled the related field of astro-physics, but it didn’t immediately, directly or continuously effect every individual or change other bodies of knowledge other than tangentially and relatively ineffectively the pattern of religion.

The mega paradigm change of Direct and Reciprocal Monetary Gifting and the consequent creating of the profit making economic system of Direct Fiat Monetary Distributism immediately, directly and continuously beneficially effect every individual, every legitimate commercial economic agent and would also beneficially effect

1) individual and social psychology: by giving everyone the deep breath of relative monetary abundance after 5000 years of the smotheringly austere dominance of Finance’s monopoly paradigm of Debt Only,

2) politics: by integrating the self interests of traditionally opposed constituencies of labor and management against the real problem which is finance’s monopolistic paradigm of Debt Only and by defeating inflation, making the fiscal mega projects necessary to survive climate change imminently doable,

3) ecology: by immediately enabling a tremendous green consumer product bottom up thrust toward a sane ecological industrial policy via both the 50% retail discount/rebate policy and the 50% big ticket and green product discount/debt jubilee at the point of note signing

4) geo-politics: by enabling all nations of whatever political ideology to economically survive the ending of the limited resource of petroleum and its negative ecological effects.

Tinkering vs Paradigm Change

WC: “When you mix politics with science, you get politics.”

Me: That is an important insight to keep in mind because it also means that de-bunking mathematical or theoretical insights like general equilibrium and the necessity of fiscal deficits can be easily set aside by the powers of economic and political vested interests as well.

And that is why the immediacy of beneficial and problem resolving effect and starkly empirical and temporal universe reality created by a 50% discount/rebate policy at retail sale is so necessary.

It’s the difference between a palliative non-effect and a complete pattern change.

The Apt Parable of The Drunk Looking For His Keys Under The Lamp Post When He Dropped Them In The Darkness Away From The Light

The parable is actually most apt regarding the mindset and utilization of analysis itself. If one will only look with the reductionist mindset of science while neglecting or ignoring philosophy, which by the way also includes the set of science, they will be prone to at best palliatives and at worst missing the pattern solution altogether.

The word philosophy means the love of ideas/concepts, and paradigms are single and singularly defining pattern concepts like terra-centrism, nomadism and Debt Only.

New paradigms are the ultimate integrative mental and temporal phenomena that replace the old/present ones…. like for instance helio-centrism, agriculture/homesteading/urbanization and Monetary Gifting.

Let us be aware of and not be afraid to use all of the means and modes of analysis, lest we stumble around in the light in the corner of a room and never consider that solutions may exist in the unexplored darkness of its entirety.

The parable also applies to addiction to dualism and complexity instead of considering the wisdom tools of integrative thirdness greater oneness of truths, and the pungent effectiveness and enlightenment that often accompanies contemplation of elemental deep simplicities.

The Signs of Imminent and Actual Paradigm Change In Our Present Economy and Money System

Correct Lars. The rejection of formalism as an answer in and of itself is one of the necessary pre-paradigm signatures listed in my book, but it is only the beginning of the real solution. Why? Because it leads to iconoclasm, but economic theory has been in iconoclasm for a very long time. What becomes ultimately necessary is the first signature of paradigm change and that is the willingness and ability to consider COMPLETE conceptual opposition to orthodoxy. That, and then with the new tool and/or insight that has always accompanied historical paradigm changes and enables theorists to see how applied policy causes temporal reality inversion….finally breaks the image and shows the way forward.

Like:

1) Conceptual Opposition: an austere statistical monetary and economic general equilibrium vs a dynamic, interactive, integrative and abundant monetary free flowing statistical disequilibrium created, enabled and controlled by:

2) Missed Insight: becoming aware of the fact that most basically money is accounting/double entry bookkeeping and thus must adhere to that discipline’s conventions so that

3) New tool/Insight: becoming aware of the tremendously powerful implementation point of retail sale for monetary and price policy because it is a true factor summing and ending point for the economic system and so potential temporal universe economic reality pivoting point and so

4) Temporal Reality Inversion: with equal direct and reciprocal monetary debits and credits at that point changes systemic austerity and individual purchasing power scarcity into abundance of both, that changes the economic vice of chronic inflation into beneficial deflation and last but not least will also enable the industrial policy rationality necessary to survive climate change.