The financial systems are crumbling and taking down local, state and national governments with them. In response, these officials in government believe the thing to do is place more restrictions on individuals as well as more taxation. The governments have come to believe themselves so vital that they feel their misruled occupation in high office is the highest priority - even greater than the survival of the nation itself it seems. So they finagle, cheat, lie and manipulate as they search for new targets for taxation. What to do? What to do?
Quite frankly, there is not much anyone can do to prevent the future...it just happens. So these greedy idiots at the top will continue to rob from the poor and middle class because - that's where the money is that they have not yet stolen. All we can do now is watch the impending collapse and prepare personally to survive. Grow food, secure your water supply and stock up for a long winter especially if these greedy fools go ahead with an attack on Iran.
There are more things that could be done but first I'd have to find some current leaders of some nation in the world like say, Cuba for example, that sees the current social policy approach is a dismal failure. These individuals, perhaps in the military, might see the bigger picture and have grown tired themselves of defending the corrupt systems used throughout the world to officially steal. Come on...everybody does it no matter what label you place on it. Be it communism, capitalism, feudalism, socialism, etc., at the end of the day means being stolen from by the government. That leads always to more police to uncover more hiding of our wealth and labor activity because the people implement sneakier ways to evade. What a waste of time!!! So these leaders would have to be open to establishing new social, political and economic systems that would allow their culture to prosper and grow.
If Cuba were to become this 21st Century enlightened country then an entirely new philosophical approach must be undertaken that would eliminate most of the violence now perpetrated by the government seeking their cut of production. There is a smarter way. Since I believe there is still a need for a government to secure the nation against violence domestically and from threats abroad the question is how best to fund these defensive functions without this very apparatus becoming the greatest threat to the people as is now the case in the United States of America and in Cuba. Everybody knows it too. The trick is to have an economy where individuals can keep all the fruits of there own labor. When this occurs the vast majority of people get so busy working they have neither time for crime nor a decadent lifestyle. Therefore most government safety net functions become totally unnecessary. The revenue to fund the limited local, provincial and nation government would come from a land value tax that is relatively small compared to the wealth generated by individuals and is impossible to evade. We know the land where you live and work plus you can't hide it in Switzerland.
Making a wealthy nation begins with allowing individuals the freedom to work. This is followed by the worker's assurance that they can keep the fruits of their labor. Then the next vital cog in this new economy and society would be the nation's money based solely on valuable commodities like gold and silver as well as banks forbidden from fractional reserve fraudulent banking now perpetrated by all nations. This is simply stealing by the bankers who rob from the unknowing masses. Disputes among men would be settled peacefully in Courts of written law based on the Constitution. Finally, this nation would need to spend a good deal of its wealth on military defense. That is because this nation would rapidly generate and save up wealth and unfortunately too many nations today like the United States of America make a tidy sum stealing from other nations as well as their own citizens. If say Cuba adopted enlightened social/economic policies then it would be no time at all before the U.S gunboats would be sailing to the Caribbean with excuses to invade. So Cubans should never delude themselves about this fact or who the enemy would be if the nation ever got busy and started working for a living.
Here is what is in this plan for you leaders. You get to be famous historical figures who will be remembered as the enlightened ones who saw the folly of the selfish, greedy modes of governing now employed throughout the world. It is little better than free range slavery at best.
But you can never give birth to a nation in liberty. They must always be adopted. There is a fantastic record of what social/economic policy is a dismal failure and what actually works. The odd thing is here in America, in Cuba and all around the world fewer and fewer people are working. There is something stupid here going on. Keep doing something stupid and what does that make someone? Wouldn't it be better to build a rich nation of enlightened individuals who ban together under the ideals of liberty so the future security of the nation might be preserved for our children and their offspring?