Lockdown victims and crisis winners

Gradido promotes social peace and new prosperity for all

Künzelsau, 14.12.2021 - While more and more people are struggling for their existence and dreaming of a better time after Corona, gigantic billions in profits are concentrated in a handful of companies, first and foremost the so-called GAFAM corporations Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. Their market capitalization has increased dramatically since the Corona crisis and stands at several trillion US dollars. The tech giants are pursuing a disturbing agenda: Bill Gates is becoming the largest landowner in the US, Mark Zuckerberg is building the artificial 'metaverse' and Elon Musk wants to fly to Mars. The Gradido Academy of Business Bionics has developed a promising model to finally pave a common path to global prosperity and peace for the human family.

Escape the mass psychosis

Since Corona the end time scenarios are booming. The worldwide despair makes people hope for self-proclaimed "saviours", who with their staged narratives praise a new salvation-bringing 'order'. The witch burnings in the Middle Ages and the two German dictatorships are cautionary examples of inhuman ideologies. How can we prevent possible mass psychoses and - free of omnipresent narratives - compile with heart and mind the solutions that humanity really needs now?

Living nature as a successful role model

Bionics is the name of the scientific discipline that transfers the 'ingenious inventions of nature' to other areas. For example, we have it to thank for the fact that birds served as a model for aircraft construction. For more than twenty years, the researchers of the Gradido Academy of Business Bionics have been investigating the laws of success of nature, which have brought forth new life in overflowing abundance for billions of years. If we respect the laws of nature, there should be - according to their findings - a way to enable all people to live well on our beautiful earth, and to do so in harmony with nature. "The first time was hard", remembers Margret Baier, owner of the Gradido Academy, "we were met with doubts and rejection. People asked what we thought we were doing to improve the world. But with 25,000 people dying of hunger every day, giving up was not an option."

The old system contradicts the laws of nature

The economic bionics researchers found that the current financial and economic system is diametrically opposed to the laws of nature and is not at all suitable for creating global prosperity and peace. "Humanity suffers from a global debt-money system in which the credit of some must necessarily be the debt of others. The system-conditioned world-wide indebtedness leads inevitably to a murderous competition, to poverty and hunger, to the exploitation of humans and nature and to cruel wars", warns Bernd Hückstädt, co-founder of the Gradido academy.

Historic opportunity for the human family

"The current collapse of the old system offers us a historic window of opportunity to do better in the future by creating new rules of the game in accordance with the laws of nature," Hückstädt continues. Two essential laws of nature should be mentioned in particular. The first is the law of cooperation, of successful symbiosis. For example, in a handful of healthy humus, more living organisms cooperate symbiotically with each other than there are people in the world. The Darwinian narrative of 'eat and be eaten', on the other hand, is far less common in nature. Cannibalism, as in economics, occurs in spiders and slugs. The other is the law of becoming and passing, also called the 'cycle of life'. From the smallest atom to the largest galaxy, everything is subject to this universal law of nature. In contrast, the current economic system relies on permanent exponential growth. But laws of nature are inevitable. When we try to ignore impermanence, painful collapses occur, which we know as hardship, wars and other catastrophes. The last global collapse was the Second World War.

Blueprint for a healthy world

Based on these and other laws of nature, the economic bionics experts of the Gradido Academy have developed a new monetary system in which money is no longer created by debt, but by the people and for the people. For each person, 3,000 Gradido (GDD) are created each month. Gradido stands for Gratitude, Dignity and Donation. One Gradido is equal to one Euro. The first 1,000 GDD are earmarked for an 'Active Basic Income', for which every person can contribute to the community with his or her talents and abilities (what he or she likes to do) and thereby develop his or her potential. 1,000 GDD will go to the public budget and another 1,000 GDD will go to the Compensation and Environmental Fund (AUF) for the healing and preservation of nature. In accordance with the natural law of becoming and perishing, money in the form of negative interest continuously dwindles by 5.6 % over the course of a month. This creates a self-regulating system that keeps the per capita money supply constant. Taxes and other levies are no longer necessary in this system as the appropriate money is created. For most people, the transience of Gradido is less than the tax levies in the old system. Money can be invested by making interest-free loans and getting back the amount lent at the agreed time.

Together into a future fit for grandchildren

"Gradido benefits everyone and harms no one," says Margret Baier happily, "because the rich remain wealthy, while the poor achieve prosperity and nature regenerates at the same time. This is due to a change in the rules of the game - away from the old zero-sum system, which predominantly produces losers, to a plus-sum system, in which everyone wins, Hückstädt explains the peaceful transformation. This could be achieved together.
Gradido is a research project in which several thousand people are already participating and constantly contributing new knowledge and insights. This 'Great Cooperation' gives people courage and strength. In order to advance the peaceful transformation, the Gradido Academy invites all responsible people to help shape the common transformation project. "Only those who do not participate can lose. Because what do we want to say to our children one day when they ask us what contribution we have made?", Hückstädt sums up, "'well, I've waited and seen, there's nothing we can do anyway' - or 'I've done my utmost so that we can have a good future together'?"

Details about the Gradido model and the 'Great Cooperation' at (www.gradido.net

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.(www.gradido.net)