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THE PROFIT PROBLEM - by Peter Joseph from The Zeitgeist Movement. The Venus Project On The Edge (VIDEO) Part 1 of 10.
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In the modern day, there is a great deal of public criticism in regard to "abuse" within the financial system. Toxic derivatives, CEO Bonuses, Madoff pyramid schemes, Goldman Sachs fraud, etc... These near constant occurrences are traditionally considered “anomalies” within the current order, tossed on to the front pages of our papers as though we should be surprised by these realities. What you don’t see on the cover of newspapers in regard to such “corruption” are those actions which are, in principle, equally as corrupt-but have been accepted as “normal” under the guises of “marketing strategy” and the “competitive nature” of the marketplace. These include various forms of dishonestly, such as the deliberate withholding of efficiency of a given good for the sake of reducing it’s “cost basis”, to the protectionist tendency of any company to preserve itself, regardless of social function or the advent of innovations which might inhibit a currently profitable practice.

It is important to point out that the motivations and hence actions of any human being within a society can only be a consequence of that society's influence. Stealing, for example, is not a “genetic” trait. It is the product of a culture.
Human motivation is complex and the study of human behavior should be at the forefront of criminology, with all relevant attributes of the social system considered as a possible cause. It is no revelation of human psychology and hence sociology that if a certain to act does not offer a proper reward, then naturally there will be little motivation to carry out such an action. Likewise, if personal gain/reward can be attained through what society even condemns as an “unlawful action”, that distinction truly changes nothing if there is a level of desperation within a given person to require whatever that action may be.

TO BE CONTINUED ...

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Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows appeared on Controversial TV at 8pm (British Summer Time) for a two hour live interview on a program called On The Edge hosted by Theo Chalmers. You could have watched this on Sky satellite channel 200, or on Freesat (across Europe) or live online at www.edgemediatv.com. Viewers in the UK could of texted in questions to 87778 with the word EDGE a space and then your message.

Author: Peter Joseph ; Source: The Zeitgeist Movement - Newsletter July 1st, 2010