Economic Multipliers (180)

Do you know what these are?

They help CREATE wealth in systems.

Poverty is not an economic multiplier. (No. 10)


I reiterate:

‘Elections (and any time) are a great time for young people to ‘meet’ their leaders.

For that reason, I’m hoping young people will think about some things they observe in their world related to how their ‘leaders’ lead.’


Lots of people won’t believe this but the single most significant thing that occurred in the world in the last 100 years is that most people learned how to read.

People can think anything they want about history (or nothing at all).

It is possible to prove that there is a strong correlation between the ability to create wealth (and strong economic multipliers) and the literacy rates of any nation.

It also is possible to prove that merely connecting people with knowledge does not create economic multipliers. Knowledge is like a seed. It requires judicious application, care, good light, good soil, nutrients and water.

I read one time that some (beautiful) varieties of roses which have been bred indoors no longer smell as they no longer need to attract bees or other insects for pollination.

Rose growing is not my ‘business.’ Even as I have ‘thoughts’ about this development, I know that people earn livings (and pay taxes) and others derive great joy from these roses.

As the ‘non-scientist,’ I cringe when I think that children (and their parents) are sometimes taught that it’s OK to release helium (I’ll call it a ‘rare gas’) into the atmosphere (and into space) via small balloons which themselves create havoc for wildlife. What if that helium is needed in 500 years for something we cannot yet imagine today? Am I the scrooge of ‘fun’?

Sales of balloons and (not so much today for children’s balloons) helium are businesses which employ people and pay taxes. In my own youth, I experienced the momentary joy of balloons that ‘got away.’ I didn’t know until I was older that helium is very unique. Five hundred years from now, it might be more valuable than gold. It never occurred to me that a small helium-filled balloon could cause so much potential loss.

People have different ideas about ‘momentary’ joy versus ‘long-term’ joy.

People have different ideas about appropriate uses for resources and potential losses which can accompany each use.

People also have very different ideas about the value of knowledge and how knowledge can be best applied.

The first key to knowledge is learning about how you think. Then it’s easier to place yourself among other people’s thoughts.

In the same vein, it’s easier to create economic multipliers when planned actions are designed to create value for everyone.

For that to occur, you have to have some sense of what other people value.

You have the LUXURY of knowing how to read. Keep reading and defining how you think and how those thoughts fit into the world of other people’s thoughts.

Then, if anyone ever asks you to create a plan for something, you’ll more readily be able to think about how to maximize the value for all.