INCOME INEQUALITY: HOW TO UNDERSTAND IT AND HOW TO ADDRESS IT. PART 5 MONEY MAGNIFICATION AND THE ORGANIC LAW OF PROPORTIONALITY
“Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” Haggai 1:4
The internet has only magnified the discrepancy between the monied minority and the masses of workers who live in poverty or below it. The natural law of proportionality is understood by those who work for wages. Every laborer is worthy of his hire.
The acquisition and use of money – particularly that generated by corporations where mother nature is rarely compensated and the internet where the same item can be sold thousands of times for its one time production – all needs to be brought into harmony with the natural law of proportionality. ‘In all creatures of the earth there is a scientific law of proportionality. Human beings have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head. There is a scientific range of size. So called little people and a huge person at seven feet define the range. This proportionality is true for all the species of the earth’. (1) In the acquisition of money – for instance, corporations, there is the generation of money followed by the disposition of it – to shareholders who have invested in the corporation. This investment had to come from money above what is required to live at the level of the particular lifestyle of the investor.
In the past many or most people used all of the money they earned to support their family. The law of proportionality applies to the basic needs of humans; food to eat, shelter, mobility or freedom and happiness which Aristotle calls an activity of the soul. The range in terms of basic needs is not wide as King Lear expresses on the heath – ‘O reason not the need, Our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man’s life is cheap as beast’s’. King Lear Wm. Shakespeare. (2) Now, because of the diversion of money to the small and getting smaller, number of investors or those who had or have additional money to begin with, and the internet entrepreneurs in the business of sales of internet produced items, most of the average workers-for-wages are losing or have already lost, economic stability.
“You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it”. Haggai 1:6‘
Money, by itself is inorganic, a token, a chip, a coin, a piece of paper. It was invented to be used in a transaction which is a mathematical construct, also inorganic. Money’s meaning or its value or its claim to authenticity in our organic universe comes solely from the human beings who control it’ (3)
So the call is out for all those citizens who find themselves in the minority mentioned above, to be cognizant of of the natural law of proportionality and to search for ways to comply with it. Some of these ways are addressed in the next chapter BALANCING THE BUDGET OF HUMANITY’S NEEDS AND THE FULFILMENT OF THOSE NEEDS.
(1), (2), (3), There Are No Enemies,
Mary Anneeta Mann