Bulletin N° 862
“Reheating the Cold War”
with André Vltchek & Ross Ashcroft
Western triumphalism has bred a certain complacency that’s starting to bite as the elites continue to turn on their own people.
Yet, the new world is quietly emerging with a shared purpose.
So, is this continual talk of the ‘new cold war’ legitimate? Or could Western politicians be peddling an old idea so to distract their citizens from thinking about their increasingly limited freedoms and diminishing standards of living?
Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by philosopher, author, and filmmaker André Vltchek to discuss the rapid, ongoing geopolitical shift.
Subject : Resistance in the Carnival House of Homicides and Suicides.
George Grosz (1893-1959)
October 10, 2019
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
Like the overwhelming number of inmates in concentration camps, who made possible their oppression by collaborating with their “masters,” we find ourselves today powerless to take control of our lives because we have grown accustomed to being powerless and even defend our right to be without authority over our own lives. This is the message brought home by Ellen Brown in her book, The Web Debt, The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free (2007,2011).
Her odyssey along the yellow brick road brings us back home again, to our own willful state of powerlessness. Toward the end of her book, she writes under the subheading, “Waking Up in Kansas,” that,
It is at this point in our story, if it is to have a happy ending, that we the people must snap ourselves awake, stand up and say, ‘Enough!” The bankers’ extremity is our opportunity. We can be kept indebted and enslaved only if we continue to underwrite bank profligacy. As Mike Whitney wrote in March 2007, ‘The Federal Reserve will keep greasing the printing presses and diddling the interest rates until someone takes away the punch bowl and the party comes to an end.’ It is up to us, an awakened and informed populace, to take away the punch bowl. Private commercial banking as we know it is obsolete, and the vulture capitalist investment banking that has come to dominate the banking business is a parasite on productivity, serving its own interests at the expense of the public’s. Rather than propping up a bankrupt banking system, Congress could and should put insolvent banks into receivership, claim them as public assets, and operate them as agencies serving the depository and credit needs of the people.
The Ponzi scheme has reached its mathematical limits, forcing another paradigm shift if the economy is to survive. Will the collapse of the debt-based house of cards be the end of the world as we know it? Or will it be the way through the looking glass, a clarion call for change? We can be swept up by the tornado into debtor’s prison, or we can step into the technicolor cornucopia of a money system based on the ingenuity and productivity that are the true wealth of a nation and its people.(p.453)
In a section entitled, “The Puzzle Assembled,” Brown provides a descriptive summary of the constituent parts of the financial system and how it plunders the public (see pp. 448-453). She then returns to lessons from the past:
Like the earlier Greenback and Populist Parties, this grassroots political party might not win any major elections ; but it could raise awareness, and when the deluge hit, it could provide an ark. We need to spark a revolution in the popular understanding of money and banking while free speech is still available on the Internet, in independent media and in books. New ideas and alternatives need to be communicated and put into action before the door to our debtor’s prison slams shut. The place to begin is in the neighborhood, with brainstorming sessions in living rooms in the Populist tradition. The Populists were the people and what they sought was a people’s currency. Reviving the ‘American system’ of government-issued money would not represent a radical departure from the American tradition. It would represent a radical return. Like Dorothy, we the people would finally have come home.(p.457)
Later she cites the 2008 confession of “investment guru and trading insider” Jim Cramer, who in a television series on January 17, 2008, admitted that defrauding gullible investors was motivated by unadulterated Greed.
[We used to say] ‘The commissions on structured products are so huge, let’s just jam it.’ [Note ‘jam it’ means foist it on the customer.] It’s all about the ‘commish’. The commission on structured product is gigantic. I could make a fortune ‘jamming that crummy paper’ but I had a degree of conscience – what a shocker! We used to regulate people but they decided during the Reagan revolution that that was bad. So we don’t regulate anyone anymore. But listen, the commission in structured product is so gigantic. . . . First of all the customer hs no idea what the product really is because it is invented. Second, you assume the customer is really stupid; like we used to say about the German bankers, ‘The German banks are just Bozos. Throw them anything;’ Or the Australians, ‘Morons.’ Or the Florida Fund [ha ha ], ‘They’re so stupid, let’s give them Triple B’ [junk bonds]. Then we’d just laugh and laugh at the customers and jam them with the commission. . . . Remember, this is about commissions, about how much money you can make by jamming stupid customers. I’ve seen it all my life; you jam stupid customers.’(p.467)
Ellen Brown concludes her study, The Web of Debt, The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free, with a Postscript in which she sums up her discoveries this way:
Our financial woes are a direct result of a monetary scheme in which money is created by private banks and lent into the economy at interest. To find our way out of the labyrinth, we need to retrace our steps and exit on the road by which we came. The power to create the nation’s money and credit needs to be vested in the people themselves, as it was in the early American colonies. Possible roads to that result include:
1) Nationalizing the Federal Reserve, making it an agency of the Treasury authorized to issue Federal Reserve Nortes for direct congressional use.
2) Mandating that the privately-owned Federal Reserve buy U.S. securities (or debt), rebate the interest to the federal government, and roll over the loans. Interest-free loans rolled over indefinitely are the functional equivalent of debt-free government Greenbacks.
3) Thawing the credit freeze at the state level by forming state-owned banks, on the model of the Bank of North Dakota. State assets could be used as capital, and state revenues could be used as a deposit base. These funds could then be leveraged into loans, supplying a cheap and readily available source of credit for the local economy.
4) Nationalizing bankrupt banks considered ‘too big to fail’ not just partially or temporarily but permanently, making them public services like libraries and courts. Nationalizing just one major bank having branches around the country could be sufficient to establish a public banking system nationwide.
Those would be the better roads to Oz, but whether the Emerald City can be reached before a bankrupt populace falls into anarchy and a police state is imposed remains to be seen. Will Dorothy’s house come crashing down on the Witch? Will she pull the silver slippers from the Witch’s feet and step into their magical power? Or will she keep running after humbug Wizards who are under the Witch’s spell themselves? Stay tuned.(p.478)
We shall return to this question of the key role bankers and finance play in the capitalist system that plagues the planet today.
The 15 + items below should provide readers with information about the current events that are shaping our lives and about the possibility for us to look for strategic opportunities to intervene and shape such events in ways that will assure an advantageous outcome. As the economic, political and social forces aligned against us become more visible, we are potentially empowered to act strategically for the causes of humanity, against the cause of capital.
honoraire de l'Université
Ancien Directeur des Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
The big polluters’ masterstroke was to blame the climate crisis on you and me
by George Monbiot
This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action
As Trump Administration Downplays Warming, Agencies Chronicle Climate Impacts - Scientific American
Paris : des manifestants pour le climat et des Gilets jaunes occupent le centre commercial, Place d’Italie
by Renegade Inc
with Director of Replenish Earth, Dr Tia Kansara, and author and campaigner, Rory Spowers
10 photos de l’incendie qui ravage l’usine Lubrizol à Rouen
California Legalizes Public Banking
Lost wars can bring down empires
by Lawrence Wilkerson
Murder and Murderers
Last week, Human Rights First and others hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill aimed at keeping the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist and Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi in the forefront of Americans’ thoughts as the one-year anniversary of his death approached. Eleven Members of Congress—five senators and six representatives—made appearances that were more than cameos. They offered serious statements concerning the murder and the perpetrators thereof, the Saudis. Several even declared Mohammad bin Salman, the young Saudi crown prince whose strategic mistakes are embroiling the Kingdom in possibly its worse morass since its creation, culpable of ordering the murder. The majority of the U.S. Intelligence Community backs them up. The important question is: how do those of us who care obtain redress?
As the policy-related attachments to the current military spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, make their way through the conference process now occurring with regard to that some $740 billion defense authorization, we need to take note that two such attachments concern respectively Khashoggi’s murder and, very much connected, the horrible war in Yemen. These two attachments, along with several other contentious policy matters, will be the difficult issues in the conferencing process, not the almost three-quarters of a trillion dollars allocated to the military. That part is a done deal.
The Khashoggi policy issue is contained in the provisions of Subtitle K of HR 2500 (the NDAA). These provisions mirror legislation labeled the Saudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act (HR 2037), which was sponsored by Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) and passed the House with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, 405 to 7. Members of both parties have spoken out repeatedly about the need for accountability for the Khashoggi murder. A companion bill (including the same language) was introduced in the Senate with bipartisan support by Senators Chris Coons (D) and Lindsey Graham (R) (S. 2351).
Syria - Turkey Again Invades
by Moon Of Alabama
So it begins:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that a Turkish military operation into Syria has started.
Erdogan said on his official Twitter account Wednesday that the operation, named “Peace Spring,” has begun. He said the operation aims to eradicate “the threat of terror” against Turkey.
Earlier, Turkish television reports said Turkish jets had bombed Syrian Kurdish positions across the border from Turkey.
The plan is as we anticipated. A major goal is to interrupt the M4 highway that runs parallel to the border and allows for troop movements between the east and the west of the Kurdish majority areas. The highway is about 20-30 kilometers from the border. The sector Turkey attacks right now has only a minority of Kurdish people amongst a majority of Arabs.
@ragipsoylu - 11:34 UTC · Oct 8, 2019
How will Turkey conduct the operation in Syria?
• First phase: 120km area between Tal Abyad/Rasulayn, where US troops withdrew
• Airforce, drones/jets and howitzers will pound YPG targets
• Then Turkish Special Forces and Syrian National Army will enter
— Turkish reports
Julian Assange - the case of the WikiLeaks founder
The ‘Whistleblower’ Probably Isn’t
by Matt Taibbi
an insult to real whistleblowers to use the term with the Ukrainegate
Americans who’ve blown the whistle over serious offenses by the federal government either spend the rest of their lives overseas, like Edward Snowden, end up in jail, like Chelsea Manning, get arrested and ruined financially, like former NSA official Thomas Drake, have their homes raided by FBI like disabled NSA vet William Binney, or get charged with espionage like ex-CIA exposer-of-torture John Kiriakou. It’s an insult to all of these people, and the suffering they’ve weathered, to frame the ballcarrier in the Beltway’s latest partisan power contest as a whistleblower.
Drake, who was the first to expose the NSA’s secret surveillance program, seems to have fared better than most. He ended up working in an Apple Store, where he ran into Eric Holder, who was shopping for an iPhone.
I’ve met a lot of whistleblowers, in both the public and private sector. Many end up broke, living in hotels, defamed, (often) divorced, and lucky if they have any kind of job. One I knew got turned down for a waitressing job because her previous employer wouldn’t vouch for her. She had little kids.
The common thread in whistleblower stories is loneliness. Typically the employer has direct control over their ability to pursue another job in their profession. Many end up reviled as traitors, thieves, and liars. They often discover after going public that their loved ones have a limited appetite for sharing the ignominy. In virtually all cases, they end up having to start over, both personally and professionally.
With that in mind, let’s look at what we know about the first “whistleblower” in Ukrainegate:
He or she is a “CIA officer detailed to the White House”;
The account is at best partially based upon the CIA officer’s own experience, made up substantially by information from “more than a half dozen U.S. officials” and the “private accounts” of “my colleagues”;
“He or she” was instantly celebrated as a whistleblower by news networks and major newspapers.
That last detail caught the eye of Kiriakou, a former CIA Counterterrorism official who blew the whistle on the agency’s torture program.
“It took me and my lawyers a full year to get [the media] to stop calling me ‘CIA Leaker John Kirakou,” he says. “That’s how long it took for me to be called a whistleblower.”
Kirakou’s crime was talking to ABC News and the New York Times about the CIA’s torture program. For talking to American journalists about the CIA, our federal government charged Kiriakou with espionage. That absurd count was ultimately dropped, but he still did 23 months at FCI Loretto in Western Pennsylvania.
When Kiriakou first saw the “whistleblower complaint,” his immediate reaction was to wonder what kind of “CIA officer” the person in question was. “If you spend a career in the CIA, you see all kinds of subterfuge and lies and crime,” he says. “This person went through a whole career and this is the thing he objects to?”
It’s fair to wonder if this is a one-person effort. Even former CIA official Robert Baer, no friend of Trump, said as much in an early confab on CNN with Brooke Baldwin:
BAER: That’s what I find remarkable, is that this whistleblower knew about that, this attempt to cover up. This is a couple of people. It isn’t just one.
BALDWIN: And on the people point, if the allegation is true, Bob, what does it say that White House officials, lawyers, wanted to cover it up?
BAER: You know, my guess, it’s a palace coup against Trump. And who knows what else they know at this point.
That sounds about right. Actual whistleblowers are alone. The Ukraine complaint seems to be the work of a group of people, supported by significant institutional power, not only in the intelligence community, but in the Democratic Party and the commercial press.
In this century we’ve lived through a president lying to get us into a war (that caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and the loss of trillions in public treasure), the deployment of a vast illegal surveillance program, a drone assassination campaign, rendition, torture, extralegal detention, and other offenses, many of them mass human rights violations.
We had whistleblowers telling us about nearly all of these things. When they came forward, they desperately needed society’s help. They didn’t get it. Our government didn’t just tweet threats at them, but proceeded straight to punishment.
"Bush & Cheney Should Be Charged with War Crimes,” Says Col. Wilkerson, Former Aide to Colin Powell
Trump admits US killed millions in war based on lies
by Bill Van Auken
Propaganda 101: The New York Times pumps another ‘evil Russia’ plot
by Finian Cunningham
Trump Administration Provides New Evidence for a Saudi Connection to 9/11
by Philip Giraldi
The debate over what actually occurred on 9/11 and, more to the point, who might have been behind it, continues to preoccupy many observers worldwide.
There is considerable legitimate concern that the commission that reviewed the incident engaged in a cover-up designed either to excuse a catastrophic failure on the part of the United States’ national security apparatus, or even connivance of federal agencies in the attack itself. And then there is the issue of possible foreign government involvement. The roles of the Saudi Arabian, Israeli and Pakistani governments and security services has never been adequately investigated in spite of the fact that all three countries had clear involvement with the mostly Saudi individuals who have been identified as the attackers. Beyond that, Israel had intelligence operatives that appeared to be celebrating the fall of the twin towers in real time, an involvement in what took place that has never been comprehensively looked at by law enforcement due to unwillingness to offend the Israelis.
It was Saudi Arabia which had the most sustained and personal contact with some of the alleged hijackers. For years, families of victims have been seeking to find out more about the possible Saudi role, admittedly so they can sue the Kingdom in US courts under existing anti-terrorism legislation that dates from 2016 and is referred to as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The Act permits lawsuits in the US directed against any country whose government supports international terrorism.
The plaintiffs have won something of a victory recently with the Trump administration decision to declassify a key name of a Saudi official who has been long sought by the relatives of the victims. Under the terms of the information release, the government as well as the victims’ lawyers, who received the name under a “protective order,” have not been allowed to expose the name publicly.
The declassified name, which came from an FBI investigative file, is, however, only a partial victory for the group that goes by the name 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism. The release of other documents relating to the Saudi role is pending, possibly due to the Trump White House’s insistence on maintaining good relations with the Kingdom and more particularly with its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but the plaintiffs wonder how it is possible that information on the attack should still be classified more than eighteen years after the fact.
The name of the official is nevertheless important, even a “top priority,” because it is believed that he was a senior intelligence officer who was meeting with two men who may have assisted the alleged hijackers. The FBI even refers to it as “the primary piece of information that the plaintiffs in the 9/11 litigation have been seeking.”
The Saudi Embassy in Washington has not commented on the report and the White House referred inquiries to the Justice Department, which did not comment beyond stating that it had been a top-level decision not to invoke the so-called “state secrets” privilege to keep the information classified.
Previous exposure of a possible Saudi role in 9/11 came with the release of the redacted “28 pages” of the 9/11 report on July 15, 2016. To be sure there were extensive deletions from the text to protect names and sources, but the document produced by the White House was at the time reported to be largely complete. CIA Director John Brennan provided some damage control prior to the release by arguing that much of the information contained in the redacted section consisted of “raw” and untested information, suggesting that it might not be completely reliable, while some who had seen the full document revealed through leaks that there would be no “smoking gun” exposing direct Saudi involvement in 9/11.
9/11 TV Coverage That Mainstream Media Didn’t Let Us See Twice - Red Pill University
Richard Grove - Red Pill Expo
9/11 Whistle Blower Fired for Revealing Errors in Government's Report
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Féminicides : action choc des Femen au cimetière du Montparnasse à Paris
Joe Biden 'Personally Paid $900,000 By Burisma' According To Ukrainian MP In Bombshell Admission
by Tyler Durden
Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach revealed on Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 from Burisma Group for lobbying activities, citing materials related to an investigation.
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member Andriy Derkach said citing investigation materials.
Derkach publicized documents which, as he said, "describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr." at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine's press center in Kyiv on Wednesday. -Interfax
"This was the transfer of Burisma Group's funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company. Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, which according to open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden. The payment reference was payment for consultative services," said Derkach.
Derkach also puiblicized sums of money transferred to Burisma Group representatives - including Joe Biden's son Hunter.
"According to the documents, Burisma paid no less than $16.5 million to [former Polish President, who became an independent director at Burisma Holdings in 2014] Aleksander Kwasniewski, [chairman of the Burisma board of independent directors] Alan Apter, [Burisma independent director] Devon Archer and Hunter Biden [who joined the Burisma board of directors in 2014]," Derkach added.
"Using political and economic levelers of influencing Ukrainian authorities and manipulating the issue of providing financial aid to Ukraine, Joe Biden actively assisted closing criminal cases into the activity of former Ukrainian Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky, who is the founder and owner of Burisma Group."
"Biden's fifth visit to Kyiv on December 7-8, 2015 was devoted to making a decision on the resignation of [then Ukrainian Prosecutor General] Viktor Shokin over the case of Zlochevsky and Burisma. Loan guarantees worth $1 billion that the United States was to give to Ukraine was the point of pressure. Biden himself admitted exerting pressure in his speech at the Council of Foreign Relations in January 2018, calling Shokin 'son of a bitch who was fired'," Derkach added.
The timeline of events proves that the U.S. linked the Zlochevsky case to loan guarantees, he said.
After the decree dismissing Shokin was published on April 3, 2016, the governments of the United States and Ukraine signed a loan guarantee agreement worth $1 billion, several months later, on June 3, he said.
"In this case, there are facts should be subject to investigation. There is an agency that has powers to investigate them; the U.S. Department of Justice. If the Ukrainian Prosecutor General signs documents and send them to U.S. Department of Justice without any requests, he will accomplish his mission," he said, adding that the Ukrainian Prosecutor General has such powers.
"Considering international corruption in public is a way-out for President Zelensky. I am certain that he is not involved in international corruption," Derkach said.
It was reported earlier that Derkach publicized correspondence between the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and officers of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. According to publicized correspondence, starting from July 14, 2017, the lists of criminal proceedings undertaken by NABU officers were sent from the electronic mailbox of Polina Chyzh, an assistant to NABU first deputy head Gizo Uglava, to the electronic mailbox of Hanna Yemelianova, a legal specialist of the anti-corruption program of the U.S. Justice Department at U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
Derkach says he will publish the leaked documents on his Facebook account, and will initiate the creation of an ad hoc parliamentary investigative commission, "and has already requested launching a criminal case against Ukrainian officials into interference into U.S. elections," according to the report.
This article was originally published by "ZeroHedge
Protest Wave Engulfs Iraq, Over 100 Dead, Government Helpless?
Tracking foreign interference in Hong Kong
by Pepe Escobar
Lawrence YK Ma is the executive council chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation and director of the China Law Society, the Chinese Judicial Studies Association and the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation. He also finds time to teach law at Nankai University in Tianjin.
Ma is the go-to expert in what is arguably the most sensitive subject in Hong Kong: He meticulously tracks perceived foreign interference in the Special Administrative Region (SAR).
In the West, in similar circumstances, he would be a media star. With a smirk, he told me that local journalists, whether working in English or Chinese, rarely visit him – not to mention foreigners.
Ma received me at his office in Wanchai this past Saturday morning after a “dark day” of rampage, as described by the SAR government. He wasted no time before calling my attention to a petition requesting a “United Nations investigation into the United States’ involvement in Hong Kong riots.”
He let me see a copy of the document, which lists the People’s Republic of China as petitioner, the United States of America as respondent nation and the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation as ex parte petitioner. This was submitted on Aug. 16 to the UN Security Council in Geneva, directed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
In the document, Issue II deals with “funded, sponsored and provided supplies to any organizations, groups, companies, political parties or individuals” and “trained and frontline protesters, students and dissidents.”
Predictably, the US National Endowment for Democracy is listed in the documentation: its largest 2018 grants were directed to China, slightly ahead of Russia.
The NED was founded in 1983 after serial covert CIA ops across the Global South had been exposed.
In 1986, NED President Carl Gershman told the New York Times: “It would be terrible for democratic groups around the world to be seen as subsidized by the CIA. We saw that in the ‘60s, and that’s why it has been discontinued.” As the Times article explained about the NED:
In some respects, the program resembles the aid given by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s to bolster pro-American political groups. But that aid was clandestine and, subsequent Congressional investigations found, often used planted newspaper articles and other forms of intentionally misleading information. The current financing is largely public – despite some recipients’ wish to keep some activities secret – and appears to be given with the objective of shoring up political pluralism, broader than the CIA’s goals of fostering pro-Americanism.
Soft power at work
So it’s no secret, all across the Global South, that under the cover of a benign umbrella promoting democracy and human rights, the NED works as a soft-power mechanism actively interfering in politics and society. Recent examples include Ukraine, Venezuela and Nicaragua. In many cases, that is conducive to regime change.
The NED’s board of directors includes Elliott Abrams, who was instrumental in financing and weaponizing the Contras in Nicaragua, and Victoria Nuland, who supervised the financing and weaponizing of militias in Ukraine that some but not all experts have described as neo-fascist.
The NED offers grants via various branches. One of them is the National Democratic Institute, which has been active in Hong Kong since the 1997 handover. These are some of the grants offered by the NED in Hong Kong in 2018.
Why the Differences Between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Matter
(October 10, 2019)
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Subject: [MCM] What population crisis? The heirs of Thomas Malthus have apparently—and radically—brought DOWN the global birthrate. (MUST-READ)
Here's a typical example of the faux-green propaganda used to blame humanity itself for the environmental crisis
This must-read essay gives the lie to such hysterical predictions.
"In this situation, one can’t help but recall the US secret service programs on depopulation, the purpose of which was to artificially reduce the population according with the ideas of the 18th century English political economist Thomas Robert Malthus. Involuntarily, one starts thinking about the rhetorics voiced by the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, who argued that the population of our planet must be reduced to the “golden billion”, thus advocating eugenics. Gates made his remarks to the invitation-only Long Beach, California TED2010 Conference, in a speech titled, 'Innovating to Zero!.' Back then he stated that he would expect vaccines to be used to reduce population growth. It’s been humorously noted that when Bill Gates speaks about vaccines, he speaks with authority."
06.01.2019 Author: Jean Perier
The population of the Earth today is just over 7.6 billion people. Up until the 1970s, the world’s population would grow in accordance with a hyperbolic formula discovered by the Austrian physicist Heinz von Foerster.
Most recently, as sociologists were bracing for a demographic record, birth rates have suddenly come to a stall. Since the 90s, there’s been a noticeable slowdown in the growth of the population of the planet. Previously, it was predicted that by 2015 the world’s population would exceed 9.3 billion people, but in reality it barely reached 7.5 billion people. The UN would regularly issue forecasts titled World Population Prospects, with the latest of them stating that by 2030 the world’s population may reach 8.6 billion people, closing to 9.8 billion mid-century.
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