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I've written before about the idea of applying nature's rules to macro-economics, discussing a need for a smarter approach to globalization:  Membrane Economic Globalization.

Pat Buchanan  wrote,    

"The U.S. trade deficit is the greatest foreign aid and wealth transfer in program in history, and our workers are paying for it by the loss to their families of the American Dream."

I propose that allowing billionaires to exist, with their propensity to invest overseas, to invest in gold and commodities and real estate, actually is an equally devastating transfer of national resources away from applications that create jobs. Buchanan suggested in his 2004 article that a billion in exports created 20,000 jobs. I propose that a billion in a billionaire's portfolio costs the nation 20,000 jobs, though it may create jobs overseas. 

This idea of eliminating billionaires would start in the US, or perhaps, once the meme is in the air, it would start in more liberal democracies, like those in Europe. But one way to enforce it on other billionaires, outside the US would be to not allow them to enter the US. Consider them dangerous people, threats to our democracy, our economy. They really already are.

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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at least in our lifetimes. We simply have not evol... by Michael Shaw on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 12:15:16 PM
First things first I cannot begin to express in a ... by Jack Heart on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:37:01 PM
And it should not be done this way.There is a natu... by BFalcon on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:31:35 AM
People who have accumulated a great deal of wealth... by Jack Heart on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:39:22 PM
Your brother was right, I concur too. Unfortunatel... by BFalcon on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:47:25 PM
Certainly there's some truth in the idea that CNN ... by Gary Williams on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:15:54 PM
For years now the neocons have used propaganda rep... by BFalcon on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 9:37:13 PM
As you said Rob they are acromegaly's and in time ... by Jack Heart on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:38:37 PM
Not a bad idea Rob, but just like with taxes from ... by kenneth sibbett on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:11:48 PM
Rob,In my memoirs I indicate I was raised to be a ... by Douglas A. Wallace on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:17:56 PM
the $500 million is an arbitrary number, mainly to... by Rob Kall on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:18:52 PM
I think we need to look at why we get paid and why... by David Vicks on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:47:28 AM
They take far more than they can possibly use, or ... by E. J. N. on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:23:23 PM
on Wall Street who are collecting annual income th... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8:12:44 AM
The problem is not that there are working poor. Th... by bern on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:26:09 PM
So the power billionaires command through their we... by Joe Reeser on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:34:47 PM
That's a really good question, Joe. I'd go a step... by prsmith on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:19:20 PM
HOW TRUE,, TAKE THE MONEY AWAY FROM PEOPLE THAT KN... by bern on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:26:03 AM
Billionaires are not smarter or harder working the... by David Vicks on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:04:41 AM
There is no way around having flawed humans making... by David Vicks on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:54:08 AM
As long as we ignore this, the planet will be in c... by David Smith on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:52:59 PM
I was not a socialist but in the last few years I ... by Jack Heart on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8:34:57 PM
I have heard enough gibberish about Democracy much... by Jack Heart on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8:35:53 PM
Great article, Rob, but a most important point is ... by Frank Munley on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 9:33:01 PM
Not to worry, your beautiful World is about to wip... by prsmith on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:28:56 PM
They use their money like little lords, and contro... by Odyseus_97 on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 9:34:08 PM
Let's take this statement, from which your drew t... by bern on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:06:26 PM
Sounds like envy to me. Stop worrying about others... by Minnesota Brad on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:34:06 PM
The distribution of wealth has everything to do wi... by David Vicks on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:14:33 AM
People are not entitled to anything. If you want i... by Minnesota Brad on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8:20:27 AM
suggesting people are jealous is an ad hominem per... by Rob Kall on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:06:42 AM
Since we timed this reply to 'Brad' so closely, I ... by Ned Lud on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:25:51 AM
You're an ass, Brad.Perhaps it will occur to you, ... by Ned Lud on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:13:58 AM
If people are not entitled to ANYTHING then why ha... by David Vicks on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:32:04 PM
YEA, I HAVE ALWAYS NOTICED HOW MUCH A BUNCH OF LOS... by bern on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:37:33 PM
1985 MACROCOSM NEW WORLD ORDER MILLIONS Will... by mireille torjman on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:44:52 PM
Rob, no need for elimination when bankruptcy is ... by Patrick McGean on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11:10:16 PM
Why not just declare a war to win the country back... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11:48:39 PM
WHAT A STUPID IDEA.... by bern on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:30:19 AM
I've always wanted to hear someone talk about this... by David Vicks on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:34:02 AM
Socialist theories are critical of the concentrati... by Doctor44130 on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:44:27 AM
Under Eisenhower through Reagan, the most wealthy ... by Rob Kall on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:45:10 AM
Thanks for your response, Rob. I agree with your i... by Doctor44130 on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:43:12 AM
Don't forget to debillionairize the corporations, ... by Keith Pope on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:31:55 AM
These billionaires are all part of the corporate/f... by Julian ONeill on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:48:05 AM
We must stop supporting power addiction. It's a si... by David Vicks on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:20:26 AM
Billionaires and millionaires are nothing more tha... by R. A. Landbeck on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:36:13 AM
I have always shuddered when I see entertainment p... by Michael Hayes on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:27:01 AM
Maybe you should study a little history and read a... by bern on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:20:49 PM
Alhtough we all agree that parasites run the show ... by Mark Sashine on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:50:11 AM
You've ever seen a goose walk, Mark?They're not ve... by Ned Lud on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:32:51 AM
for a ninety percent top marginal income tax rate,... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8:02:13 AM
As a general rule of thumb, the more money (paper ... by Ned Lud on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:43:32 AM
and the stupidest thing we could do is tax our cor... by bern on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:53:15 PM
by offering some support for what you say. Try som... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 12:27:04 AM
Consider the personal computer industry: It was c... by Jack Flanders on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7:05:51 AM
The plutocrats would have us believe that billion... by Jack Flanders on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:52:10 AM
There was an encounter above when someone used the... by Mark Sashine on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:19:14 AM
It appears to me that you wrote the article somewh... by Dale Snyder on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:01:20 AM
count me in with what your commending and fighting... by marty skele on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:14:15 AM
How do we measure the health of our society? Scie... by Philip Pease on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:59:24 AM
Perhaps the laziest of the people feel that way. W... by Dale Snyder on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:37:44 PM
"Them that's got shall get. Them that's not shall ... by E. J. N. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 12:13:51 PM
In other words, the way the Christian Right looks ... by E. J. N. on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 4:39:32 PM
If we started with the richest people, reducing th... by Bob Stuart on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 12:12:52 PM
Well, if you started with the richest, the first s... by Keith Pope on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 9:51:46 AM
There are all kinds of too big to fail. And perh... by Michael Dewey on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 8:00:16 PM
All one really needs to do is look at what the cus... by Jack Flanders on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7:52:51 AM
First, you are on the right track, Rob. We need to... by David Kendall on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 5:19:36 PM
The results, based on any Internet survey where pe... by David Kendall on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 6:21:11 PM
1.  It doesn't do anything about imputed inco... by Scott Baker on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 2:52:46 AM
Still need a highly progressive capital gains tax.... by David Vicks on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 3:48:53 AM
It's because of the 15% Capital Gains tax (really,... by Scott Baker on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 12:17:34 PM
just blows my mind about computers doing that trad... by David Vicks on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 10:41:19 PM
Rob, I  have great admiration for all you w... by Susan Lee Schwartz on Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 4:07:34 PM