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May 15, 2016 | The ‘PROBLEM’ Comes Prior (Before) the Solution!

Donald B. Swenson: Born January 24, 1943, Roseau, Minnesota. Graduated H.S. 1961, Moorhead High, Minnesota. Graduated College 1968, Moorhead State University, Minnesota. Designated member of Appraisal Institute (MAI), 1974. Employed with Western Life Insurance Company, 1968 – 71; Iowa Securities Company, 1971 – 73; American Appraisal Company, 1974 – 81. Part-time teacher/valuation consultant/bartender, 1979 – 2008 (taught workshops at Waukesha County Technical Institute, Wi. and Madison Area Technical College, Wi.). Retired 2008 (part time teacher/blogger), AZ. Self educated economist/philosopher/theologian:

Watch as our global economy continues to get worse, then more dire, and finally it becomes fatally flawed! Why? Why do our elite leaders (supposedly the best thinkers on our planet) not recognize that one must focus ‘first’ upon the ‘PROBLEM’ if conditions are going to get resolved (better)? Our children understand this logic! Yet the mindset of our elite leaders is ‘ass backwards’ IMO! Our leaders need to think differently! The ‘PROBLEM’ must come prior to any solution. If we ignore the ‘PROBLEM’ and the nature of the ‘problem’ then how can we expect to improve our situation going forward? Our ‘thinking’ must now change from the question: What is the Solution? to the question: What is the PROBLEM! Once the PROBLEM(S) is understood, identified, and diagnosed…then we can proceed with a real solution. Problems, if left by themselves, tend to get worse, more worse, and then fatally worse. This is reality 101 as we all experience it! Is it now time to THINK differently?


Mayo Clinic has a model for thinking which makes sense! Discern the ’cause’ prior to developing a treatment!

Take a brief look at our economic problem (right now): Can you discern that we have a serious economic ‘problem’? If not, then focus upon our current national ‘deficit’ ($500+ billion), then our national ‘debt’ ($19.2+ trillion), then our total ‘debt’ ($64.9 trillion). Scroll down and notice our unfunded liabilities at $102 trillion, poverty at 46.8 million, food stamps recipients at 44 million, total receiving government benefits at 161 million, etc..  ALL these problems are currently being ignored by our elite thinkers in Washington. Can this continue forever? I don’t think so! What our leaders are now doing is merely ‘kicking the can’ down the road and using Band-Aid solutions to continue the charade. This is not sound thinking and Americans now need to wake-up and let our elite thinkers know that this mindset must stop. Delusional thinking is what I observe in Washington D.C. at present!

This mindset has been practiced for some 40+ years and what are the results? Unpayable DEBT!

Is it now time for the American people (the voting public) to wake-up and THINK differently? Our ‘thinking’ creates our behavior and our ideas (when implemented) do have consequences. Notice the consequences of our prior thinking: What I currently discern is that our ‘thinking’ (in Washington) is basically ‘ass backwards’…and it must change if we desire to survive. Basically, our elite leaders must start to ‘think’ differently NOW. The PROBLEM must come before any solution. It is obvious that our economic problems are getting more dire each day. Think of a patient with fatal ‘cancer’ or an ‘alcoholic’ with a serious drinking problem. Does ignoring the ‘problem’ create a better lifestyle for this patient? I don’t think so! Ask any doctor with common sense and he/she will recommend that this ‘patient’ get treatment immediately. Our economic situation is now dire…yet no treatment is being applied. The ‘patient’ is sick and getting sicker and the mindset is ‘kick the can’! What a shame! We need to ‘kick’ our leaders so they feel the situation/problem!

Is it time to ‘kick’ the leaders who espouse this philosophy? I think so!

My suggestion for our leaders in Washington is to think differently immediately. Assess our economic ‘situation’ realistically. Diagnose the ‘problem(s)’ fully. Develop a new ‘perspective’ on the issues. Make some real-time ‘assumptions’ for treating the problem. Inform the general public of the details. Ask for assistance from the American people. Accept the consequences and inform the public of the likely consequences. Continue this thinking process until a cure is complete. New ‘thinking’ can deal with our problems if the PROBLEM is made an immediate priority. Basically, we need to recognize that Keynesianism and the math based debt model for prosperity is OVER. Currently, some $8 digital dollars (of debt) are needed to produce $1 digital dollar of growth. This result should wake-up everyone to the reality that the Keynesian DEBT economic model has run its course. This game is now OVER! We need a NEW GAME for a new prosperity! We now need a NEW MODEL for our global economic situation! Think on this! Enjoy! I am:

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May 15th, 2016

Posted In: Kingdom Economics

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