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Productive Capitalism Perspectives

We like the productive capitalism perspective (making things delivers sustainable prosperity), within the productive capitalism realm we like the PPP (people, planet, profit) view on economy very much. This non-anglo-saxon view on things doesn’t change the fact that we perform above average in analyzing and modelling. The narrow perspective of only shareholder focus delivers not that good quality at all (as we all know since 2007).

On the other hand we don’t like financial capitalism that much: we think it’s destructive towards both it’s environment and itself (making money with money is just parasitic behavior that ruins the system): we think financial capitalism's credit driven ‘growth’ is no growth at all, but just perishing while anaesthetized: after this ‘party’ the bills have to be paid and the means to do it are declined.

We like businesses and corporations. We think they could deliver prosperity for people and owners/shareholders. But the Anglo-Saxon model leads to financial and moral bankruptcy. We're more of the multi stakeholders focused Rhine-Land model ( We think that brands are no longer served that well by Anglo-Saxon behavior. These days are over. One clear example that touches every corporation: Paying no taxes was a brand value increasing strategy, it now is getting more and more a brand value undermining facet: Consumers don't except any longer that they need to pick up the whole tab.

We like sovereign governments that serves their inhabitants interests. We think free market extremists and anti-market communistic extremists both are not that much useful in building market driven wide prosperity. We're not globalists, nor imperialists. We believe not in empires nor in imperial state agendas (that always creates a ruling elite at the cost of the homeland people: empires tends to create crony capitalism that delivers a wider spread of inequality both home and abroad). We like the independent nation state (government close to and transparent for the inhabitants) that achieves as much mutual interests based bilateral relations as possible: bilateral relations that thrives mutual economies. Bilateral relations also deliver a tailor cut balance tool: am economic switch board that can deliver the best for both: we believe strongly in mutual interests serving relations: they are the only ones that are sustainable on the long run.

We're not that much straight/direct into Adam Smith: There's nothing wrong with free trade, there's a lot wrong with the combination of free trade and patent legislation: as that favours the imperial elites of the US and UK. A selective interpretation of 'free' trade is not ours: ruining the weak and protecting the strong is not a that good/sustainable model. Free trade often is not real free trade, but an US patent hegemony promoting movement: a wolf in sheep clotting. We like free trade, but only is it's real free trade. So if they want to demolish national trade policies, they should demolish patent legislation too. Otherwise it's just installing patent hegemony at the end of the dollar hegemony: the Global West against the Global Rest. Imperial focused trade and stifling imperial patent schemes have nothing to do with free trade and building global prosperity and have more to do with creating imperial client states. The last thing the world needs is a global looting system by patent legislation, that represses and taxes any development anywhere in the benefit of financial capitalism. Patents are not that much on free trade either.

We're not believe in state ran economies too: the USSR was not a success. The state never can run an economy: the nature of an economy is too complex and civil servants are not the best inventors (understatement). Governments only can steer the direction/nature of economic development by facilitating infrastructure, rule of law, education and credit. Government should govern. Businesses should perform. A merge between government and (selected/preferred) businesses pollutes both governments, those businesses and the environment for other businesses. It creates a bad functioning non fair playing field.

We’re more into the national economic development models of Alexander Hamilton and Friedrich List that are focused on market driven national innovation (see or see Hamilton's Report on Manufacturers on Their models have proven to be successful in the industrialization of the USA, in the industrialization of Germany, in the industrialization of Russia and in the industrialization of Japan. Germany for example grew due to these models from almost no industrialization in 1870 in a time frame of only 40 years to industrial nation #2 of the world in 1910 (passing both the UK and France). More on Alexander Hamilton's and Friedrich List's their national economic models can be found on the internet (see for example:

Furthermore we like the economic self-development models of the 20th century English economist E.F. Schumacher ( and the financial self-development models of the 19th century German economist F.W. Raiffeisen ( who made the industrial revolution of Continental Europe possible by creating rural food surpluses that could feed the emerging cities with his usury free self-development finance system. Raiffeisen's system of local development could be used for national development too.

In line with Hamilton, List, Schumacher and Raiffeisen we strongly believe that national resources (raw materials and energy resources) exploration should not only benefit financial capitalism, but also productive capitalism. Resources rich nations need revenues to build infrastructure and perform as government. States should have 50% of the revenues on the exploration of their national raw materials and energy resources. Further in line with this perception we think the state should do state things and the businesses should do business things. Mixing those delivers mal-functioning crony capitalism for some select few with government ties and bad economics for the rest. Self regulation of economic sectors is another bad mal-functioning perception of merging governments and businesses: it doesn't work, even for the companies (who find themselves sooner or later in huge law suites as result of this). We're not that big a fan of labour taxation: we think that jobs are the best/fastest/cheapest (overhead free) method of market driven prosperity distribution.

We think that the governments of the Global West (including Japan) are heading towards severe financial dire straits. The concept of still growing budgets in a zero growth economic environment is that not sustainable: everybody who gives this some thought will confirm this: governments unfortunately don't want to hear this and let advise themselves by 'soon it will be better' advisers that don't understand both the global economy and monetary system that good.

The same can be said of the current financial system of the Global West: the Global West has a financial system that is designed for growth: if growth is absent (or even reversed: growth became decline) and this model stays in place a coming derailing becomes a safe prediction. This a financial model technical issue that needs some explanation: The money for each loan is created on birth of the loan by the issuing bank, but the money for the interest payments is not created and must come from growth. But as growth is no longer there in the Global West (all data saying that there's growth is just massaged/manufactured data to hide the decline): the current financial model will derail sooner or later.

The governments and the financials of the Global West will need a reality check, they both need a new model (as the old models don't perform anymore). A model that's based on maintaining their existing wealth (as growth is over: the economic sun shines in other parts of the world, with 5 till 10 % growth figures). They need an economic full grown model to replace their economic growth model.

See also International Currency Stability
See also Europe: Diagnosis and Prescription
See also Governmental Funding Turbulence
See also Labour Taxation
See also Money Creation
See also Energy Open Finance Platform
See also Global PV Solar Energy Finance Model
See also EQE/EBS Model Summary Diagram
See also BQE: Bilateral Currency Swaps
See also Gold Backing vs EQE/EBS Backing
See also Secular Stagnation as Denial Term
See also Financial QE vs Productive QE
See also Productive Capitalism Perspectives
See also Emerging Nations - Electricity PPP
See also Emerging Nations - Solar PPP
See also Easy Instant Solarizing Nations
See also Making The Euro More Offensive
See also Structural EU/EC Boat Refugees Solution

See also Global Solar Rollout - Description - Diagram
See also Regional Solar Rollout - Description - Diagram
See also Obama Administration Energy Strategy
See also China As Global Leading Solar Energy Nation
See also Open Finance Platform for Energy Investments
See also Iceland 3.0: Geothermal and Energy as Currency
See also Addressing Economic Decline of the Global West
See also IntraContinental: Continental Rail Schedules
See also Global West Enters Economic Adulthood
See also Global East Driven Globalization 2.0
See also Financial Capitalism vs Productive Capitalism
See also CIRI (China India Russia Iran) Avoids Dollar
See also Global West Gets A Common Currency
See also What Ended Global West Dominance
See also National Economic Development Organizations
See also Desert Investment Economics
See also Ending Global Poverty (By Sea Water Irrigation)

See also Global Deserts Exploration Model
See also WaterTech and MicroCredit Merge
See also Lupin As Soy Replacer
See also Global Seed Cartels Aren't Right
See also Global Food Model: Local to Global
See also Sun / Earth Interactions
See also Telco 3.0 : Telco out of the Cloud
See also National Business Clusters Abroad
See also Scientific Education/Research Funding
See also Iran: National Economic Plan
See also Immigrants and Trade
See also Emerging Nations - Minerals PPP
See also Emerging Nations - Deserts PPP
See also Emerging Nations - Energy PPP
See also National Solar Fund Model
See also Secular Islamic Finance
See also Open Energy Finance Platform

Gijs Graafland / Planck Foundation / Amsterdam / 2015

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Planck Foundation is dedicated to develop future global strategies for central banks, governments and corporations.