You’ve probably never heard of it, but Tapeworm Economics is the economic system we’re all living under. The author, Catherine Austin Fitts, defines a tapeworm economy:
“In a Tapeworm Economy, a small group of insiders consolidate political and economic power at the expense of people, living things, and our environment in a manner that destroys real wealth. A Tapeworm Economy is one in which it is considered acceptable to make money from doing things that cause the Popsicle Index to go down.”
And the Popsicle Index is:
“The percentage of people who believe a child can leave their home, go to the nearest place to buy a Popsicle or snack, and come home alone safely. For example, if you feel that 50% of your neighbors believe a child in your neighborhood would be safe, then your Popsicle Index is 50%. The Popsicle Index is based on gut level feelings of the people who have intimate knowledge of a place, rather than facts and figures.”
In our Tapeworm Economy:
“Those who achieve money and power by driving the Popsicle Index down are considered socially acceptable, even admired. In investment terms, it is an economy with a negative return on investment. It is parasitic in nature.”
The linked article (the first one) has other links showing everyone how “to see The Tapeworm clearly and how Tapeworm political and financial interests — both overt and covert — are woven throughout our lives, our networks and assets.”
Food for thought.