In 1971, President Nixon permanently dislodged the USD from the gold standard, ending nearly forty years of global monetary policy in which the USD was equal to a fixed price for gold. In its place, Nixon decided to introduce a floating currency exchange system called Fiat which remains in place today.
There is a lot of hypocrisy in American political history. The Civil War had as much to do with business interests as a desire to end slavery, for example. Or take the Federal Reserve. An entity created to stabilize the consumer economy has created a nation built on debt that only serves the interests of the financial sector.
I wrote my first book, ‘Optimizing America’ as a way of telling an important story about our dysfunctional economy. The world we live in is full of scarcity, yet we have an abundance of resources. This simple fact should make you wonder why that is. My first book describes a big solution for most of our world’s problems. However, I want to get the message out faster. So, I wrote a booklet that I am giving away for free.
‘West World’ is no doubt one of the greatest science fiction shows of our time much like Star Trek was 30 years ago. Many of the imagined technologies used on Star Trek are a reality today. Technology has no limits, it’s just a matter of time before the possibilities are discovered and made into reality. This is why science fiction is so thrilling, it shows us the possibilities. West World seems plausible and that’s exciting. The show makes us look beyond the technology and makes us look at humanity, what is West World saying about us?