Elephant In The Room
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"Elephant in the room" is an English idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have made a choice. They are choosing to concern themselves with tangential or small and irrelevant issues rather than deal with the looming big one.
In all human decisions, public and private, the elephant in the room is global dying. No matter what politicians, businessmen, educators, parents or pulpiteers say or do, global dying is accelerating with weather extremes becoming more extremes. These extremes (witness the 2010 Russian heat wave and 2010 Pakistani floods) is nothing compared to future extremes culminating in death of all life on earth. These extremes are destroying not only habitats and infrastructure, but the are destroying the food chain. The destruction of the food chain is causing inflation in the necessities of life for those who have not had their crops destroyed by drought, flood, heat or fires.
Increasingly, public policy-makers are throwing money at worsening unsolved problems. Disaster dollars fuel the flames of inflation. When economies have more money and fewer products, the result is inflation. Budget fudging and price inflation are like the difference between spouse cheating and diet cheating. You can hide one hide the former but not the latter.
More generally than the impact of global dying on prices, inflation indexes the cost of unsolved problems. Every problem costs time and money. The longer the problem goes unsolved, the more time and money it costs. The costs of unsolved problems figures into the charges that companies and individuals charge for their paycheck time.
The index of the existential meltdown is the inflation in the basics of life, that is, the time required each day to acquire the necessities of life ... if one can find a job. In America, politicians and economists are ignoring inflation as they try to jumpstart the recessed economy with more money. So, inflation is rampant due to shortages of basic goods and a growing abundance of money.
Personally, in eighteen months (Jan, 2007 to Summer, 2008) the price of our household foodcart has gone from $50 to $150 without a change in eating habits. No comfort is found in the economists' in sync chiming that there is no inflation except for food, energy and/or housing costs. These are necessities. Price drops in luxuries is no comfort to the needy. No matter what the individual or group does, short of reversing global dying, the cost of living will escalate faster than the reactions of politicians or businesses.
In 2006, this writer concluded that humanity had passed the tipping point, that is, if all human's died and not another molecule of fossil fuel was oxidized, both CO2 and temperatures would continue to rise. Why? Because the biomass of previous eras of high CO2 and temperature is no longer here to soak up and sequester the CO2. In hopes of reversing global dying before reaching the recovery point--the point of no return--this writer began developing the Manheaven Project from his writings for better democracy and capitalism. What needs to be done will not be done without these twin problem-solving systems, one for politics and the other for economics.
Sadly, the Russian fires prompted this writer to conclude in Summer, 2010, that humanity has passed or is near passing the recovery point. Ninety percent of humanity will be dead by 2015. All life on earth will be gone by 2030.
Of inflation, habitual politicians need to remember this line about the national course of Germany after the First World War: "Nothing made the German people so embittered, so raging with hatred, so ripe for Hitler, as the Inflation."--see Thank You Note. Worse will be the reaction of the polity when
When politicians make good policy then the polity in the polis will be polite without police.
In summary, the ignored elephant in the room will become increasingly active and violent as it tramps to death the other occupants of the room: Global Dying will kill us all in just a few years.
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