#UnhealthEconomics: if business structures link profit targets to the potential unhealthiness of large masses of people.
You need to see these business structures in the light of #Organismics, or the existence of global and human-transcending organisms, with their own goals, values and norms, which follow a hidden agenda. Of course, such an organism consists of many people, but there are also bureaucratic control structures and lobby clubs that manage to stifle every individual initiative and minor external influence. Once such a structure developed a revenue model, it will do everything to secure and maximize the profits through that axis, even if that is not desirable for our health. Several of these structures together support each other, and use the crowd as a herd of livestock that you maintain to continue to earn.
This also means that #UnhealthEconomics is not the result of the individual efforts of so many people who care for others in heart and soul. These people are often terribly frustrated by the restrictions imposed on them, which in turn leads to other unhealthy situations. There are also many other small-scale initiatives that actually deserve all the support, but get few opportunities in the current economic and legal system.
#UnhealthEconomics ensures that:
- Regularly new diseases and unhealthy conditions are identified
(with associated therapies, medication or treatment methods)
- People remain persistent in their “healthy unhealthiness” due to their trained lifestyle
- People who need it and can afford it, are treated in a specialist manner
(while the large mass goes through the cheaper standard treadmill)
- Bodies decide what is good for you and what is not, while managing your money for it
- Little attention is paid to the long-term effects of industrial activities and the excessive use of substances
- More and more attention is being paid to mental unhealthiness, in addition to physical issues
- There is an exponential growth of people who make health care and healthy living their profession
- Death and demise is something that should be postponed for as long as possible
- Human dignity becomes subordinate to ethics and regulations
- Small-scale care and prevention disappear in favor of large companies
This can happen because we are made uncertain. Ideally, we all want to spend many years in good health with each other, but the information flows repeatedly emphasize that such a thing is not self-evident.
Unconsciously we are all unsure about dying and health.
The theme #UnhealthEconomics is so comprehensive that a simple introduction is not possible.
Instead, just some open questions to stimulate thoughts about the topic (especially if you consider the questions in conjunction with each other):
- Why do we compensate the growing amount of desk work with regular fitness and workouts?
- Why do misconducts in the food industry repeatedly come to light?
- Why do we innovate primarily on treatment of diseases and ailments, and not on prevention?
- Why are healthy things so much more expensive than unhealthy?
- Why do industries subsidize so many non-industrial activities of influential people?
- Why is there an increasing number of professional specialism protective regulations that make the work of individual service providers impossible in favor of the larger organizations?
- Why does someone continue to work at a chemical concern where poison is produced?
- Why is voluntary euthanasia such a fraught topic?
- Why are some substances criminalized and banned, and others are not?
- Why does it take so long before the addition of extra sugar and salt in industrial food preparation is reduced to natural values?
- Why does marketing try to persuade people to purchase their average product by presenting misleading information?
- Why do we continue to work with harmful substances until it is actually shown that people become ill?
- Why do we need so many control bodies to monitor whether companies are complying with the regulations?
- Why does the economic interest of a fraudulent company outweigh the deterrent effect of a closure?
- Why do large companies oppose small-scale initiatives that are apparently too competitive, instead of embracing them as a better alternative?
- Why is there so little attention to health and prevention during schooling, starting at the very beginning?
- Why does a top executive have no problem with a huge departure premium if his company has contributed to general unhealthy for many years?
- Why do engineers have no remorse about falsifying measurement results with regard to diesel engines?
- Why are there so many individuals who abuse the credulity of their clients?
- Why do we spend so much money and knowledge on mass destruction and war weaponry instead of on sustainable peace and living together?
- Why … are we keeping each other unhealthy?
I am curious if these questions raise other symptoms of #UnhealthEconomics. Please give your own contribution via the Forum!