USA Inc.: An Essay
Not Holier Than Thou, More Prosperous Than Now. An essay on how the US economy should gear up for a new age of enhanced prosperity, cleaner environment, full employment, longer lifespans and domestic tranquility, leading to peace and disarmament. Tap the oceans and space for new wealth. New type of patents development. A brief vision of man’s future. More
A preface lays out the object of essay. We discuss the former rivalry between Communist Russia and Capitalist America, placing it in perspective and contrast. We opine on basic principles of economy. It takes a family to raise a child, a village to raise the standard of living. Wealth and its proper relationship to money, the fact that love of money is by no means the only source of evil, and not the most dangerous is laid out in a mandala of evil. Ethics cannot be divorced from economics, though animal satiation of needs is the prime mover. Chapter 1 lays out groundwork for economic strength in terms of the conflict between leviathan and behemoth, representing two types of systems, one internationalist and the other based upon maximization of local control of government and industry. We mean to lay a background to the problems of poverty, venting adventurous spirit and aggression in the proper direction such as to enhance wealth generation. This a bit subtle perhaps, as the reader may not have the same background perspective as the author. Chapter 2 discusses how offshore and seabed utilization will supply USA Inc with water, raw materials, energy, manufactured goods, military platforms for enhanced security of our shores and heartland. We explain how most jobs will be onshore with a skeleton crew providing services that supplement automation and robotics. Perhaps 200,000 people will sustain a huge platform with dozens of square miles of factory space, and a maintenance crew onboard of perhaps 1,000, plus any Marines, Sailors, merchantmen in transit, and very frequent visits from cargo aircraft. We place this in the context of a doubling and redoubling again of energy production to sustain more automation, terrain transformation, returning eroded soil, missing forests, replenishing aquifers. The Moon will be a good place to develop nanotechnology and for reconnaissance of that most important celestial body, the Earth. It is a good place to capture asteroids for science and industry. Chapter 3 introduces the Distributed Patent. The government acts as a binding core, using its offices to seek out new patent possibilities. It gets a string of necessary companies to split investment costs of development, then sharing the patent. As many companies have trade secrets, the distributed patent will make it harder for patent thieves, industrial sabotage to steal the technologies. As the limited corporation was to the Commercial Revolution, when properly ran, the Distributed Patent could be the next great leap in business innovation. True, less share in the total profits, but countered by smaller investment and less risk, similar to the advantages of Limited Liability companies. The military will be very heavy into this. As the war bands of Indians provided both economic wealth to the tribe and military force, so our military will hunt out new technologies, new seabed resources, new opportunities in space. Chapter 4 discusses the Global Economy problem and its relationship to the decline of US strength and large debt. We briefly discuss Trump's problems and possible attacks by those tied to globalism. Basically, it comes down to: Not Holier Than Thou, but More Prosperous Than Now (the American Dream lives on.) A vision concerning the future of man’s journey in the world ends the essay.