Any God an atheist does not believe in, no one should believe in... for all belief is based on a idea of the 'thing' 'not believed in'.

God is not an 'idea'... a 'thing', a 'being'.

God is the Ground of 'being'... Being and non-Being itself.

God ALONE is real.

Reading scripture (of any religion) from a human perspective, it may appear that God is capricious and cruel. From that perspective, the stories told about how God treats humans may rightly invoke terror.

Read from the 'perspective of God'... …

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From the human perspective, Consciousness seems to arise as a result of ‘activity’ in brains that results from physical interactions with an external world, mediated by processes within the body housing the brain.

From Consciousness perspective, brains (and all else) appear in and to Awareness… inseparable from Consciousness :)

From either perspective the apparent world is a world of illusion.

From the human perspective, there is no ‘little person’ inside the head looking out through the eyes into the assumed ‘physical world’.

On this view, the apparent world is created as a set of ‘sensory images/qualia’ inside the brain, formed…

Around 50% of the population cannot contribute to the production of our goods and services: the young, old, incapacitated and their unpaid carers, as well as a small percentage ‘between jobs’.

This is not a fixed group. The people in it constantly change: the young grow up and babies are born. The old and disabled die and their carers get other jobs; as others age or become incapacitated, requiring new carers. The unemployed find new paid work, while others lose their jobs.

The group is ‘us’ over time.

Nor are the people in this unpaid group simply ‘takers’. Many undertake…

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The Coronavirus has created a health crisis, that has led to an economic crisis that is creating human tragedy on a global scale. Every day, millions more people across the world are seeing their lives destroyed, not by the virus, but by the loss of their income. Unable to pay rent or even buy food they are falling into despair, some taking their own lives as a result.

This article reflects the Australian experience, but the lessons are universal.

We Understand the Health Imperative On any day, more 3,000 people die in Australia, while many more suffer catastrophic injury or…

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

This article summarizes a series of eleven short papers that address how we can use ‘market mechanisms’ to better share our resources, without destroying the biosphere upon which all life depends; now and into the future.

The primary focus of the series is a new way (based on an old idea) to alleviate ‘systemic poverty’ in Australia. The details are addressed in the first seven…

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

This article is the seventh in a series of eleven short papers that address how we can use ‘market mechanisms’ to better share the world’s resources, without destroying the biosphere upon which all life depends; now and into the future.

It illustrates the many benefits of a Market-based Universal Basic Income.

Overview
Each of the articles is written to be ‘self-contained’. …

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

This article is the sixth in a series of eleven short papers that address how we can use ‘market mechanisms’ to better share the world’s resources, without destroying the biosphere upon which all life depends; now and into the future.

It shows how a Market-based Universal Basic Income can address all of the concerns people have with a ‘traditional’ approach to UBI.

Overview Each of…

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

This article is the third in a series of eleven short papers that address how we can use ‘market mechanisms’ to better share the world’s resources, without destroying the biosphere upon which all life depends; now and into the future.

It shows how to fund a Universal Basic Income in Australia

Overview
Each of the articles is written to be ‘self-contained’. …

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

This article is the fifth in a series of eleven short papers that address how we can use ‘market mechanisms’ to better share the world’s resources, without destroying the biosphere upon which all life depends; now and into the future.

It shows how a Market-based Universal Basic Income can be used to alleviate the root cause of systemic poverty.

Overview Each of the articles is…

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Our Three Economies
The Real Economy
The economy in which goods and real property are created and traded and services provided for money.

The Financial Economy
The economy in which securities are created and traded.

The Unpaid Economy
The economy in which people perform valuable work for no pay.

The ‘unpaid economy’ includes learning; minding the home; caring for children, the elderly and incapacitated; as well as undertaking volunteer work, and unpaid creative work and social interaction that provides value to the community and meaning to our lives. On some accounts, if all transactions were priced, this economy would be…

Michael Andrew Haines.

Once was a Seeker

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