Before man had sufficient and diverse raw knowledge to see the quantifiable
and qualifiable time in each part of existence, schools of thought
arose separately like descendants from the Tower of Babel. Time
is the universal linkage of all existence. When taken as the point of reference
for understanding existence, this linkage becomes the unifying language.
This unified system of understanding is also a system of encompassing values.
Now, through timism, man can unite the artificially diverse disciplines into
a universal understanding to quickly and efficiently solve our problems.
Solutions in previously distinct disciplines can be translated for more
universal, widespread application to other fields. No where will human problems
benefit more than from the application of timism to politics and economics:
better democracy and better capitalism.
Waiting for discovery, a periodic table of existence existed with time as
the common, basic link. The food chain, from the sub-atomic to astrophysics,
from Kreb's Cycle to Einstein's equation, is a chain of time. Chain reactions
in chemistry depend on time. No time, no reaction. Time underlies our deficits:
dollars, trade, education and pollution. No time, no family values
and no work ethic.
The time gains of Einstein's relativity are no different than any other entity
on the existential foodchain: Something loses its time (existence) when something
else increases it time. Zero-sum existential economics. Timism is the
tool by which problem-solvers in all fields can develop a more efficient
sixth sense on how to solve problems.
Existentially, timism is the master jigsaw puzzle pattern. It locks together
the deep diversity of life beneath a thin, painted veneer of human short-comings.
One pattern, time alone, cuts all images and holds them together.
Time is essential to understanding and solving problems. Problems waste or
destroy time. No one has yet been found who can describe a problem
which does not waste time. In fact, the awareness of time being wasted or
being lost leads to the application of the "problem" label.
Solutions to problems create or save time. Humans create or destroy time.
We are either part of the solution or part of the problem based on the
time we create or destroy. We flicker between the two.
Do we have the right to destroy time? Yes, if we are part of a system
which creates more time than is destroyed. Unfortunately, mankind as
a whole may be cancerously cannibalizing parts of our survival system,
an existential meltdown. Do
I have the right to restrict you from destroying
or wasting my time? Yes.
Over a lifetime we must create more than we consume. Hopefully, we reflect
the Almighty as a creator of time. Karma is a bucket of time, or, lack thereof.
An existential meltdown is in
motion. Problems increase while the problem-solving individuals and institutions
decrease. The sands of time in the human hourglass fall faster without
replenishment. The thin veneer of shiny financial cosmetics creates
and hides the infrastructural cancer ravishing the human
Gains in some workplace productivity often cause greater human
reductivity. Too often Wall Street sets record gains in productivity while
Main Street suffers reductivity in economic activity. No net gain. The fabric
of civilization smolders, approaching a flashpoint of a full-blown civil
holocaust. The inflationary bubble of an irrationally exuberant stock market
masks a deep cancer eating away at the foundations of human existence.
Within an economy, the common intermediate product by which producers
exchange their work time is named after time:
currency: "I'll pay you
what your time is currently worth" or "What are you
currently due?" This unappreciated fact underlies most
necronomics, the killing
laws that necrose our time. Time is the basis of true
ecos nomos where economists
can simultaneously know both the price and value of everything through
lifehours. Understanding and
applying a timistic analysis can end more than contradictions in
economics and physics. A timistic analysis can end the
need to observe that "Not everything that can be counted
counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."--A.Einstein.
We suffer inflation when currencies are not kept current in time value. Inflation
is not really a cheapening of paper but a cheapening of the valuable human
time behind these paper products. Only when the symbols of our time are united
with the substance of our time will we have stable currencies and economies.
That unity ... lifehours. Without
lifehours--a currency uniting
symbols and substance--our hours of life are cheapened.
Time is the essence of profits, that
is, pro esse, forward existence or being. The time benefits
of the participants in a transaction determine whether a profit
existed in more than words. The foundations of economics will be rebuilt
on the following:
Man survives and progresses by solving and preventing problems.
A problem wastes a certain amount of time.
A solution requires a certain amount of time.
The difference is the true, absolute, immutable profit or loss in any human
The difference is the currency of existence, what one is currently worth.
If a problem wastes two hours and the solution requires one hour, the profit
is one hour saved or created.
Profit is absolute in hours of life regardless of the symbolic
currency for the current time savings.
Profits are not determine by the markets or politicians who merely determine
the theft of someone's time.
If the participating parties in a transaction do not equally go forward
(pro) in time/being (esse), then the profit was stolen in part
or whole. Gun-toting thugs don't have profits when they rob another human
being. Nor do profits exist from theft by computers, lawyers, politicians
or economists ... even if "legal."
solutions to our problems are simple until politicians introduce the complexity
of campaign welfare: someone getting something for nothing--legal theft.
More than 99% of Wall Street transactions do not have profits. Financial
bureaucrats push paper to gain wealth from the wealth creators.
Ninety-nine percent of stock transactions--existentially
profitless--do not create
wealth, but, instead, transfer wealth. Financial
bureaucrats are like the habitual politicians who use
inflationary money presses, treasury debt and middle-class
transfer wealth to
their re-election friends.
This transfer of
wealth is more than numbers on paper balance sheets. It is
increasing indenture of a growing majority by a fewer few.
More time for few and less time for more. The most obvious injustice
is how those with political privileges don't
pay their fair share of taxes. The poor working slobs
who draw regular paychecks make up the difference. Less
obvious but more insidious is how th unearned wealth creates
inflationary competition for basic goods and services.
The average person has to work longer to have the same
standard of living.
Time is the judicial line gauge for establishing the phenomenon of capitalism
or decapitalism. If the action adds time to humanity per capita, then it
is capitalism. If time is stolen or destroyed, then it is decapitalism. Time
determines whether it is
Increased productivity means more time creation in less clock time ... Einstein's
theory of relativity on the factory floor. An honest currency is the
of productivity. Stable reservoirs of time allow producers to exchange goods
and services over vast distances in space and time, elsewhere and elsetime.
Sadly, productivity gains in the workplace are outpaced by the destructivity
gains outside the workplace due to the misemployment laws of
Relative to human existence, what is information but a bucket of time? The
information either adds to or distracts from the quantity and quality of
life. As such, we are not experiencing an information revolution. Rather,
we are experiencing an explosion in the creation and saving of time that
has had its thin surface veneer called "information." With the advances in
finance and information from computerization the question is: Where
are all the time savings going?
The age old debate about haves and have nots is not one of
money but one of time. Even the economists recognize the consolidation of
a larger percentage of wealth into
hands. Really, this growing disparity between the haves and have
nots, both individual and national, is actually the new face
of slavery. A increasing number of people have longer workweeks and
worklives while the politically favored work less and retire earlier. In
the year 2000, the average person and family had to work eight weeks longer
than in 1980 to have the same standard of living.
There would be no problems if the rich created their wealth rather than bought
wealth through economic privileges. Economic prejudices are the
most engrained, base forms of institutionalized racism ... and the basis
for racism. Timism, lifehours
will fight a mindset of unquestioned selfishness. Their flowering will bloom
among youth unset in a comfort zone of diverse bigotry.
Despite the blaring headlines, the financial and informational revolution
has been the establishment of a universal existential plantation enslaving
an ever larger part of mankind to serve the whims of a fewer few. Like
the similar enslavement by chains, this enslavement will have another
unprecedented bloody civil war unless the rule of reason succeeds. To end
this enslavement stemming from political corruption and favoritism, we need
term limits and campaign reform. Democratic Capitalism offers both, awaiting
enough people to make a difference by throwing off their mental chains and
casting them into the dustbins of history.
Democratic Capitalism seeks
to implement Abraham Lincoln's
compensated emancipation with
a leverage buyout of
the habitual politicians.
An ultimate tool transcends the penultimate time-saving value of currency.
How best can humanity solve problems and save vast amounts of time?
divisioned optimally in frequency and numbers according to the problems they
face, people solve problems. Time is saved.
Optimal democracy is the key to re-civilization. Optimal democracy will stop
the existential meltdown of
humanity. The automatic and manual on-line forums democratize the
problem-solving knowledge of citizen. Citizens living with the problems are
the core of Democratic Capitalism: A Timistic Vision of Humanity for the
On an interpersonal basis, love is neither black nor white. Love is
colored in shades of grey, reflecting the willingness and actuality of one
to give time to the
want to or abuse of love is black and white, but not love itself.
Like a debased currency or a rubber check, too many people abuse the
word "love" as they try to buy something more valuable than they can essentially
and truly afford. Love confessions are too often
meaningless rubber checks with no real currency of time
behind them. Love is a mine which bears endless motherlode as one
invests the time to dig deeper into the relationship with another person.
Many people claiming love are merely claim jumpers never farming
or mining the land they claim.
Timism adds new meaning to the expression that the whole is greater than
the sum of the parts. Families, cities and humanity can create more time
as a whole than can be created by the same people living as isolated hermits
or suburbanites. But we must improve our highest form of
productivity--democracy--to handle the quantity and quality of problems.
The key to maximum human time creation is democracy, the
America has benefited from having the highest level of democracy, but the
level is nothing compared to what it can be achieved through on-line democracy.
Sadly, America does not export the number one product of human endeavor
which makes America sine qua non.
Timism provides the standard by which to determine
creativity: Creativity is simply the
amount of time that is created by inspiration and perspiration. Clearly,
the person who finds a new way to build better mouse traps, paint
inspirational artwork or write soothing songs is a person who creates time
for those who use, view or listen. The creativity of Mozart was his creating
something that consistently attracts and entertains people.
Timism is a basis for understanding the origin and commonality of moral
systems. All arose, as the archaic definition of morality implies, to have
more. More what? Death? No. More life. More time. The moral
man had more and mores--when the unity of substance with symbols had
not suffered slippage. The tenets of all lasting systems of morality
can be condensed to the creation and maximizing of more time for humans wanting
to live a long and prosperous life, timism. At the core of the Judeo-Christian
and other religious tradition is God the Creator. The clutter cutter
on an action's morality is whether it creates or destroys time. What
if everyone did it? Timism is morality.
While time creation can be found at the core of all lasting
morality, one commandment encompasses all other dictums: Thou shall
not steal ... the primary rule of
the civil trinity.
All crimes are a theft of another's times. Sadly, less unified value
systems have implemented a social system in which the victim of
the crime does the time.
Timism, for all its potential to unravel solutions to our time wasting problems,
is the ultimate time-bomb. Failure to act to promote better democracy and
capitalism will burden you with the negative consequences of the ultimate
time-saving device. Every time-saving advance in history (e.g., gunpowder,
electricity, nuclear energy) has advanced the ability of humankind to destroy
itself. The key to immortality, timism, is also the key to cheap mortality.
If Thomas Jefferson, Adam Smith, Louis Pasteur, Milton Friedman and Albert
Einstein, among others, synthesized their ideas on democracy, capitalism,
biology, economics and physics into a common, universal language, they
would come up with timism.Timism is a new way of looking at life to
profit the most from
your one lifetime. Timism is a system of understanding for values that
will last a lifetime. Not everything that can be counted
counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Amusingly, and in summary, timism is the one ring to control all rings and
in this existential darkness find and bind them, a hellova sutra
fur das glasperlenspiel.
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