Gradido presents an economic system suitable for grandchildren

Youth without political relevance?

Künzelsau,18.08.2021 - Does our youth have no lobby? In the run-up to the Bundestag elections, more and more young people are complaining that the established parties do not offer them any convincing prospects for the future. Because these have neither a solution model for the increasing debt mountain, nor for the stabilization of the job market - completely to say nothing of a futureable education model or a convincing program for the nature protection. At all these relevant points the Gradido academy for economics bionics sets with its (r)evolutionary economic and financial model. Based on the abolition of the principle of debt money, the introduction of the common good currency Gradido, the 'Active Basic Income' and a compensation and environmental fund, the 'Gradido Model' shows precisely those perspectives that the election programs are missing.

Youth fear for their future

The Corona crisis has made abundantly clear the many failures that have been made over decades in education, family, health, economic and financial policy. Young people, who have not only suffered countless restrictions on their educational opportunities and development prospects, but also had their hopes for a future worth living dimmed, are sadly among the losers of the crisis.

Politics without a programme suitable for grandchildren?

Even in the run-up to the Bundestag elections, young people do not feel politically seen. This was the result of a survey of 7,000 adolescents and young adults conducted by the research association 'Childhood - Youth - Family in the Corona Era' of the University of Hildesheim and the Goethe University Frankfurt. The nationwide 'JuCo study' shows: almost 60 percent of the respondents said they had the impression that the situation of young people was not important to politics and almost 65 percent had rather not or not at all the impression that the concerns of young people were heard in politics. "Only with a clear course correction can we give our children and grandchildren back their faith in a fulfilled life in security and prosperity," sums up Bernd Hückstädt, co-founder of the Gradido Academy for Economic Bionics. "Only when we stop piling up gigantic mountains of debt for the following generations and permanently ignore the concerns, questions and ideas of our youth, will old and young people get the chance to tread the path to a better future in solidarity and trust in each other."

Giving youth a voice

60.4 million eligible voters will be able to vote in the federal election on 26.09.2021. The 2.8 million first-time voters represent only 4.6 percent of the eligible voters. The votes of older citizens carry significantly more weight. According to the study Young Germans "Youth and Corona in Germany: the young generation at the end of its patience', the Corona crisis has had a lasting impact on young people's political understanding. The author and founder of the study, Simon Schnetzer, explains that many of those surveyed had become existentially problematic and consequently no longer see only a responsible environmental policy but also a sustainable financial and economic policy as absolutely necessary.

The future model for man and the environment is based on natural laws

This is exactly where the Gradido model comes in: Based on nature's success models that are billions of years old, the economic pioneers of the free research institute at the Gradido Academy have spent two decades developing the concept of the common good, which is based on turning away from the debt-money principle and introducing the Gradido (GDD). The basic ethical principle of the new type of economic and financial system is based on the 'Threefold Good', in order to create the best possible opportunities for life and development for the individual, to secure the social life of the community and to protect nature to the best of our ability. People of all ages have the opportunity to receive 1000 Gradido (GDD) monthly as 'Active Basic Income'. In return, they take on tasks in the community that they enjoy doing and thus do well. For the community also 1000 Gradido (GDD) per person and month are scooped, which makes taxes superfluous. The third pillar is another 1000 Gradido, which is scooped monthly for an environmental fund and dedicated to the protection of nature. Natural disasters such as the recent elementary flood damage thus no longer necessarily lead to economic disasters.

Transformation instead of rebellion

Young people feel disappointed and neglected by politics, especially since the Corona crisis. "Young people have the feeling that politics doesn't care about them," reports youth researcher Simon Schnetzer, and warns. "A generation that has had the experience that you can make a difference if you take to the streets will revolt sooner or later. All that's missing right now is that certain spark that ignites this mood."

Such 'sparks' are delivered by politics in droves. They are symptoms of a dying system in desperate need of transformation. The well-known Austrian memory artist and educational system designer Ricardo Leppe, who has helped tens of thousands of students to develop their full potential, encourages in the Gradido podcast to start at the most effective points: "If the financial system and the educational system change, then everything will change. I think those are the two main anchor points if we're going to create a new future - or rather, we're in the middle of it."

Margret Baier, the managing director of the Gradido Academy, explicitly invites the young people to co-create a future worth living together: "so that the completely understandable protest and rebellion of the youth against the existing conditions grows into an active co-creation of a sustainable future model for all generations - a 'Great Cooperation' for the benefit of the whole human family."

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About the Gradido Academy
The Gradido Academy for Economic Bionics has developed an alternative 'common good currency' based on the models of nature. Nature follows the rule that only where something passes away can something new emerge, and thus long-term improvement (evolution) is possible. Its recipe for success is the 'cycle of life'. If our economy were also to follow this natural cycle, then, according to the assessment of the bionic economists, practically all the world's monetary problems could be solved. The Gradido model is based on the idea that not only every person, but also every state receives income generated on a credit basis. It can thus fulfil all its tasks without having to collect taxes. Deflation or inflation are a thing of the past. The economy is freed from the constant compulsion to grow, the danger of a collapse of the financial system is finally averted.(