[Rushtalk] The Wonderful World Tomorrow

Paf Dvorak notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
Fri Aug 30 02:54:48 MDT 2013

I found this rather difficult to read what with 
all the pop-ups, so I'm reposting it in its entirety here:


15 Ways the World Will Change Once the “Great Boom” Hits

· Aug 29th, 2013

golden age
The great golden age is upon us. We haven’t seen 
it because we’ve been looking at the wrong things and in the wrong directions.

Regardless, it is here. It has been building for 
some time and it is ready to break out. And it 
will break out as soon as enough of us start 
acting in support of the golden age, rather than accepting its delay.

Yes, I know that it doesn’t remotely seem like a 
golden age is here. We have 
bills, we are working more hours than we can 
really handle, and we are stressed to the point 
of illness. Please place this thought aside for a 
moment; I will explain it below. Before that, I 
want to give you an idea of what the golden age 
will be like. It is important for us to look 
ahead, so we can see where we are going and to 
make some sense of the current situation.

As I worked on this issue, an old passage from 
the book of Isaiah kept leaping to mind; it 
beautifully describes the arrival of a golden 
age. Here’s the part that relates to us now:

Go through the gates, prepare the way of the 
people. Cast up, cast up a highway, gather out 
the stones, lift up a standard for the people.

Regardless of who Isaiah had in mind, this is an 
excellent summation of what we must do to set our 
golden age free. So, let’s step outside of the 
gates – outside of the city – outside of the 
televised script – and take a fresh look at what lies before us.

The Great Boom

What lies before us is an economic boom beyond 
anything we’ve ever experienced. Please 
understand, this is not the usual idealistic 
scenario of happy miracles leaping up once we all 
start living the “right way.” Everything below is 
based upon factors that already exist.

This is not “could be.” This is “already here and needs to be released.”

The following list is based upon a very clean 
scenario: the failure of existing economic and 
structures in the West, followed by individuals 
reorganizing on their own. In real life, the 
changeover will be an uglier process than is 
depicted here, but it is important to start with 
as clear a set of images as possible. It’s hard 
enough to depict the 
without making it complicated.

So, the great boom begins with a 
of existing systems, similar to the end of Soviet 
domination in Eastern Europe. Once released, we 
would begin to encounter these things:
    * An immediate and massive increase in 
prosperity. There will be no income 
property taxes, sales taxes, payroll taxes, 
gasoline taxes or the like. People will spend 
this ‘extra’ money on other things. A few will 
blow their new money at racetracks and casinos, 
but most of them will buy things of more enduring 
value and invest in promising businesses. Some 
percentage of this money will have to be spent on 
physical and fire protection – however newly 
organized – but that amount will be an order of 
magnitude lower than what people paid within the old structures.
    * Massive growth in the gas and oil 
businesses. With no one forbidding them, people 
will begin extracting oil, and especially gas, 
from lands they own. This will not only create 
jobs in drilling, but in pipeline construction, 
liquefaction terminals, trucking, and dozens of 
specialties. There are thousands of trillions of 
cubic meters of natural gas all across North 
America, Europe and elsewhere, and most of it can 
be safely and reliably extracted using a 
technology called “fracking.” (It involves 
horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, at 
depths of two miles or so.) And this is not the 
only new hydrocarbon technology.
    * This energy boom will affect far more than 
just oil and gas; it will make nearly every other 
product cheaper and therefore more abundant. In 
addition, it will deprive many of the world’s 
biggest trouble-makers of easy money from gas and 
oil. All those billions of petrol-dollars will be 
transferred to the hands of individuals and 
private businesses
 who have a long track record 
of behaving much, much better than oil-rich dictators.
    * New security and commercial adaptations. 
All sorts of new services and businesses will 
emerge. One early group will be replacements for 
the security services formerly monopolized by the 
state. It will be a time of multiplied options. 
Some will fail and some will succeed, but the 
world will become much more interesting. Millions 
of self-organizers will be set free from office 
cubicles and corporate manuals. Instead of taking 
orders in very narrow fields of action, their 
minds will be free to create
 and they will create.
    * Many more, and better, industry 
associations. Once there is no more state to 
punish rogue businesses, the responsible people 
in most industries will organize themselves and 
create industry associations. These associations 
will effectively police their own 
and will tend to develop their businesses. They 
will certainly be better at this than uninformed 
a thousand kilometers away.
    * Unregulated professions provide more and 
cheaper services. Why can’t a dental assistant 
with twenty years of experience replace your 
filling? Why can’t a reliable person drive you 
around for a fee? In the golden age, these will 
not be questions that people have to ask. Such 
things (and many more) are now forbidden by 
professional regulation laws. This has especially 
hurt the lower end of the economic scale. The 
dentist has to go through many years of expensive 
training to be able to work. Merely to pay back 
his loans requires him to charge high fees. That 
cuts out the low end. (The same goes for lawyers, doctors, etc.)
    * If you need crucial services, you will 
always have to pay the higher rates, but the man 
who merely needs a filling replaced shouldn’t be 
forced to pay for a dental surgeon. And the 
dental surgeon should be able to work his way 
through school by filling cavities. These changes 
will not only provide better value, but will open 
good jobs to many more people. Those who go on to 
the tops of their fields will still be well-paid 
and reputation agencies will form to provide the 
necessary assurances of safety.
    * Marginal operations will become viable. 
Martial arts schools, storefront churches, small 
restaurants and many other businesses that can’t 
usually make it now, will become viable. This is 
doubly important because these are the types of 
businesses that are undertaken for love of the 
work, and which tend to enrich people’s lives. 
Our lives will be enhanced in unexpected ways.
    * Maximization is no longer necessary. Once a 
basketful of reporting, taxation and regulatory 
impositions are gone, businesses will not have to 
discard marginally profitable products or 
services. The two-day-per-week mechanic can work 
in a corner of the parking garage, the retired 
accountant can work a couple of mornings per week 
for old clients, and so on. If you and the customer agree, you can do it.
    * Self-help and charitable organizations 
spring up. Once state charity is gone and 
productive people effectively double their 
incomes, they will become more charitable. When 
it is not coerced, people feel good about giving, 
creating a double benefit and a virtuous cycle. 
The new arrangements will be far more effective 
than the old institutions. The people who run 
charities will be set free to adapt, improvise 
and to make informal arrangements that help people.
    * Private vendors are free to sell whatever 
they like. There will be far more products, 
available in far more places. No one will be 
forbidding. This provides housewives a chance to 
sell pastries, teenagers to deliver packages, and 
damaged people (mentally retarded, crippled, 
etc.) a chance to work and make money however they are able.
    * The War on Drugs vanishes, and rich 
monsters with it. A very well informed friend of 
mine says this: One hundred years ago heroin and 
cocaine were legal, and there was about a 1.5% 
addiction rate. Now, they are illegal and there’s 
about a 1.5% addiction rate. I believe him to be 
correct. In the meanwhile, honest people have 
been driven out of the trade, prices have 
skyrocketed, thousands of monstrous criminals 
have become obscenely rich, massive fortunes have 
been wasted, and millions of non-violent drug 
users have had their lives ruined in prisons. 
When drug prohibition ends, many kinds of abuses will end with it.
    * Insurance and bonds. Insurance companies 
will find broad new areas of demand. Reputation 
merchants and bondsmen will become important new 
businesses; escrow agents as well.
    * Schooling will be radically changed. Good 
schoolteachers will find people competing for 
their services; bad ones will have to move along. 
There will be lots of work for tutors.
    * The return of the middle class. The new 
economic options will be mostly small. This will 
give medium income people multiplied 
opportunities to make money. Also, their 
financial burdens, relative to others, will be 
reduced. They will experience greater release and 
improvement, resulting in a new type of 
<http://www.freemansperspective.com/productive-class/>productive middle class.
    * The return of fine craftsmanship. Many 
people will fear for the worst as building codes 
are no longer enforced. What actually happens 
will be mostly the opposite. In the current 
environment, people specify the legal minimum as 
a default. Once that begins to change, quality 
workmanship will increase. (If you examine 
buildings constructed before enforced standards 
overwhelmed the market, you’ll find excellent workmanship.)
    * Barnstorming and dinner clubs return. There 
were quite a few unique activities that went away 
because of regulations, among them amateur 
aviation and dinner clubs. Barnstorming vanished 
by about 1935 and dinner clubs by 1960, both the 
victims of regulators. There are many other cases 
like these. Old pursuits will return.

Not all will be sweetness and light, however. 
There will be problems. These problems will be 
minor compared to the overall benefit, and fairly 
easily solved, but they will show up.

The first problem area is replacements for “old 
system” services: roads, firemen, policing. The 
hardest of these, surprisingly, will be roads. 
The solution involves nothing more than finding a 
way to pay the same people who fix the roads now 
(who will be glad for the work and won’t have to 
bribe politicians), but people will probably 
ignore the problem until the roads start to fall 
apart. Then, in desperation, they’ll cooperate 
and get them fixed. Insurance companies will 
probably handle the fire department 
reorganization. There is plenty of private police 
protection already, so this will barely be a 
problem. Projections suggest $30 per month, per 
house or business, as a base cost level. That’s 
not much, especially considering that taxes and enforced fees will be absent.

Long-standing problems pertaining to waterways 
and pollution will remain, but should be no worse 
under the new arrangements than under the old. 
The common law, which will endure, dealt with 
such issues back to medieval times and will continue to do so.

Epidemics sound like a scary problem, but, modern 
medicine being what it is, this is unlikely. 
Problems may emerge in a few scattered places and 
times, but they will exist mostly in the fear-based media.

Mafia groups and street gangs will remain a 
problem, but less so: there will be no easy 
profits from drugs and no protection to buy from politicians.

The abandoned elderly, the insane and other sad 
cases have always been with us, and will continue 
to be. Charity will increase and these problems 
will be handled better than they are now, but we 
should expect a few tragic stories. They, too, 
are part of the human experience.

Probably the biggest problem will be future 
shock. Like people emerging from darkened caves 
into the sun, it will take time for many of us to 
adjust. Taking responsibility for your own 
destiny can be frightening. We may have to face 
the reality of genetic engineering and perhaps 
near-immortality. There will be great nostalgia 
for being held in place as part of a larger entity.

In short, we’ll be forced to grow up, and that can be terrifying.

But wouldn’t the results be worth it?

[Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from 
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