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Zeitgeist, The Addendum: Overview pin-pointing the causes of a sick society

As the average Human looks towards the second decade of the 21st Century from a global perspective and contemplates what has passed during the first 10 years from 9/11 and the war on Terrorism to the stress of information overload and the financial collapse of the world's economy in addition to Tsunami's, earthquakes and the fear of Global Warming, we all know and feel something is going seriously wrong. We are all bred and conditioned to accept the status quo, depending upon where we were born and there are seemingly few feasible alternatives to challenge the very fabric of what controls the way we live, think and feel.

There is however a glimmer of light on the horizon in the form of new an fascinating movement that is growing in pace and popularity across the planet. At Hypo Global we are not sure if the architects of this new movement have thoroughly thought through all the solutions they propose at least in a practical and structural sense. However, they have managed to pin-point in spectacular simplicity some of the fundamental causes and social symptoms that has made our imperfect world what it is today!

Here below is an overview transcript of Zeitgeist, "The Addendum", which we are sure that all Hypo Global readers will agree at least makes interesting reading as it sheds light an array of complex matters.

Zeitgeist, The Addendum - Transcript Overview
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society" -J. Krishnamurti 

Society today is composed of a series of institutions…from political institutions, legal institutions, religious institutions… to institutions of social class, familial values and occupational specialization. It is obvious the profound influence these traditionalized structures have in shaping our understandings and perspectives…

Yet, of all the social institutions we are born into, directed by and conditioned upon, there seems to be no system as taken for granted and misunderstood…as the monetary system. Taking on nearly religious proportions, the established monetary institution exists as one of the most unquestioned forms of faith there is. How money is created, the policies by which it is governed and how it truly affects society are unregistered interests of the great majority of the population.

In a world where 1% of the population owns 40% of the planet's wealth…in a world where 34,000 children die every single day from poverty and preventable diseases, and where 50% of the world's population lives on less than 2 dollars a day… one thing is clear:
Something is very wrong.

And whether we are aware of it or not, the lifeblood of all of our established institutions and thus society itself, is money. Therefore understanding this institution of monetary policy is critical to understanding why our lives are the way they are.
Unfortunately, economics is often viewed with confusion and boredom. Endless streams of financial jargon coupled with intimidating mathematics quickly deter people from attempts at understanding it. However, the fact is, the complexity associated with the financial system is a mere mask, designed to conceal one of the most socially paralyzing structures humanity has ever endured.

Read on - part 1
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