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The Gap between a World-Turned-Global and the Anachronistic Economy

A more systemic explanation of the root of the crisis is that the world has become global and connected. Every system, including economic and social, is linked to another, affects one another, and is affected by one another. The money markets, for instance, are a single global system. Therefore, whatever happens in the U.S. affects Europe and the rest of the world, and vice-versa. The stock markets have long become a global barometer that expresses our hopes, our despair, our crises, and our growth.

Also, money markets are affecting other systems, especially the business world, the performance of economies, and our personal financial well-being. The world has become a complex global system of interdependent systems, connected in a way that we did not choose, but which we cannot ignore.

At the same time, however, our human relations are still based on individualistic values. Our relations are inherently self-centered and competitive, and have changed very little in the past several centuries. Naturally, since our economy reflects those relationships, it also reflects those values.

We are facing a huge gap between the laws of the global-integral world, and the egoistic nature of human relations and the economy derived from them. That gap is the real reason we are experiencing economic and social crises. Until we bridge that gap, we will continue to experience this gap as a crisis.

The laws of the new world compel us to bond and to change the economic and social systems to become based on mutual consideration, cooperation, and synergy, on sharing of resources and knowledge, on balanced consumption, and unification of economic, monetary, and fiscal mechanisms. Both these systems express the mutual guarantee among people, while the current economy continues to be based on maximizing benefit and personal gain and competition, and thus supports an inherent conflict among people.

Due to the importance of money in our lives, the economic crisis is receiving much attention, and the economic dependence among countries and stock markets is clear and accepted by all. Yet a similar interdependence exists in other systems, such as ecology, education, and science. In fact, every system affected by human relations is now in crisis.

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