Schernikau: how “human” disruptions impact GDP

Human disruptions? GDP? As if it matters by now? GDP is a figure. Most people have no idea what it represents – yes even among the economically initiated. It’s taken at face value like the gospel from a priest. But it’s also an excessively observed number. People notice when it changes – still not knowing the how and why. So it’s not surprising that there is a lot of cheating when it comes to this figure – as there is with many others. GDP is a figment of our imagination thats used to influence people. It does not represent reality and as we have cheated for decades by now and it has cumulated, we are so far from reality that once the extent becomes clear during a collapse, the fall will feel bottomless. 

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