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Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Dreamer

Lately, I have learnt a lot about spoken word and how it is used to express ideas and thoughts. Sitting down with a pen and paper, I though that I would write a few of my thoughts and this is what I made.

The dreamer is not a sleeper
He is our redeemer
He is a believer
Society's healer

Head in the clouds
Optimistic preacher
Standing out from the crowd
A new form of teacher

Simple thoughts
Radical resolutions
Block the noise pollution
But, don't get caught!

Out with the old
In with the new
Break the mould
We need to start anew

The environment is dying
Corporations are lying
Yet it is expected
None will be arrested

A loss of accountability
Hiding from their responsibility
Unrest is overflowing
Protests are growing

The population is awaking
The powerful are shaking
Have you figured it out?
Do you know what it's all about?

You are the dreamer
You are the solution
You can be the healer
You can stop the pollution

Dreamers, unite!
The future can be bright
A state of realisation
Stepping out of hibernation

Our actions cause reactions

The solution is a revolution

The only resolution is society's evolution

It all starts with you, can society start anew?

J S Devlin

Saturday, 21 November 2015

How the War on Drugs Destroys Economies

We are taught that in a paternalistic sense, the Government is looking out for our own interests through the illegalisation of drugs. On the surface, this makes sense. We are taught that goods detrimental to our health should not be available as a benefit to society as a whole. We don't want streets littered with addicts and users. We don't want strains on the health system. We want people to act responsibly, respectfully and conform to David Cameron's 'British Values'.

This is what we are taught.

To the unintentionally ignorant, this makes complete sense. Something being illegal means that it is off-limits. No-one will have access to it and no-one can use it. The society will conform to the 'socially acceptable'. 

If this makes sense, why then do we have more people in prison for minor drug offences than for violent crimes in the US? There, we have over 50% of the population of Federal Prisons convicted for drug offenses.

In the UK, it costs £65,000 to actually sentence someone to time in prison. After this, it costs a further £40,000 per year to cover the costs of their imprisonment. Furthermore in the UK, almost 20% of the prison population are there for drug offences, with 55% of prisoners admitting to using drugs in the month before coming under police custody. It is evident that this is very costly for the Government. There is an opportunity cost with this money. It could be spent in other areas, such as the health care system or even drug rehabilitation.

Economically, it makes far more sense to introduce legalisation and regulation. People who want the drugs enough will always find ways to get them. Furthermore, despite legislation, it is extremely easy for those who want to purchase them to purchase them. With regulation, we could introduce age and quantity limits which would mean that quantity supplied is heavily restricted. This would also afford us an ability as a society to track those on drugs in the sense that help and rehabilitation will be there if they need it.

Many drug addicts are not scared of getting caught, but they are scared of asking for help. Government regulation means that they cannot actively seek help in case they are penalised under law. Current legislation restricts available help to those who need it and actually allows a wider supply of substances.

Regulation brings better quality and more tax revenue. Instead of poisonous materials being mixed with common substances, Government regulation could mean that only pure substances are sold, meaning that there are less health issues arriving from this. Furthermore, regulation means tax. In a world of welfare cuts, the Government could actually increase spending whilst decreasing income tax through the use of VAT on these substances.

Studies show that cigarettes and alcohol are far more dangerous than substances such as cannabis. Why then are they legal? For a start, large cigarette corporations fund parties running for election so that when that party gains power, they can implement policy in their best interests. Cigarettes are well known now to cause cancer and a large number of health issues, but are still legal, although heavily regulated. The conservative party in the UK revels each time they lower the tax on alcohol for the 'working man'. They celebrate when they lower the consuming cost of alcohol which can be argues to be an extremely addictive substance. This is counter-intuitive and nothing more than a mechanism to gain popularity.

Many drugs, such as cannabis, have many alternative uses other than those used by those in power to demonize their use. For example, hemp has been used for hundreds of years as a natural material to produce many goods. Also, this drug has been shown in many studies to help with many serious health problems such as cancer and MND/ALS. The reason that this is so well hidden is simple: special interest groups. Large pharmaceutical companies would struggle when such an easy to produce and natural remedy could be sold rather that those companies retailing chemicals, claiming to enhance the human condition.

Personally, I would take neither legal or illegal drugs. That is my personal opinion, but that doesn't shape my political or social views where regulation would bring addiction down, tax revenues up, prison populations down and would also enhance the lives of the entire population.

The figures are fact. 

People from lower class backgrounds generally make use of illegal drugs more than those from more wealthy backgrounds. There are an abundance of reasons for this. People try to escape a reality where no-one should be living. They need an escape, a coping method. When people can't control their situation, they control the only other aspect they can: what goes into their bodies. It is a slippery slope, at first an escape can seem great, useful and harmless. But what happens when the user gets caught in the escape? This leaves them trying to escape the escape. These people get trapped and what happens next? They are caught by the police who use valuable resources in convicting someone who should only ever be helped. resources are wasted because they are not implemented in the right way. This legislation is designed to clear the streets of 'undesirables' who the 1% don't want to see. It's class division in the modern day. This is obviously an extreme example of a limited group, but the effect is the same throughout.

What about casual users? Those who choose to find a release through this mechanism but are caught and gain a permanent police record which will show up on all travel documents, work applications and credit applications. This effectively restricts the person's movements and future prospects to better themselves.

In short, legislation to make drugs illegal can be used to class divide a society, restrict choice and support large corporations.

Again, I personally would not take any drugs or substances, but to me, that doesn't mean that others should be restricted. From the basis of medical research and development and addiction recovery, regulation seems like the most viable option. Lastly, from an economic point of view, tax revenues increase, government spending decreases and society's addiction problem decreases.

If you would like more information on the history of the war on drugs, please visit this (YouTube) link:

Written By J. Stefan Devlin

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Student Debt- The Unnecessary Evil

Education. What we use to further our society, to spread knowledge and to develop our future. As a society, we need it to continue our economy, knowledge and culture. You can't put a price on knowledge... Can you?

Imposed in 1998 by the Labour government, University fees act as a disincentive for many young people in going to University. Now standing at £9,000, the average student leaves University with around £50,000 worth of debt. Studies show that these students will be repaying their loans until they retire.

For those who are lucky enough to have relatives that can afford to pay the fees, great! For those coming from working class backgrounds, who are forced to take up 100% loans, sorry! David Cameron and Tony Blair obviously didn't have you in mind. Putting it bluntly, it is an underhand tax on the working and lower middle classes whilst those with inheritances are able to remain afloat financially.

I am far from condemning those who have the ability to pay their fees from paying their fees. Indeed it is not the fault of the student population, but it is their problem. It is a systematic failure to reduce inequality. A system that, on the surface, supports allowing equal opportunity. But, behind closed doors, maintains the status quo.

Through the luck of birth, human beings are separated and segregated through the educational system. Indeed, this system is corrupt from the outline. From Primary schools to Secondary schools and everything in between, funding is unequally spread to areas of more wealth. Schools in less funded areas struggle to survive.

Performance follows funding. 

In order to advance society. In order to improve. In order to enhance knowledge, we need equal education. Depriving a child of an education simply because their parents work in an undervalued industry is a shame to what we call society. How can we expect the best ideas to come through if we don't provide the environment?

This article is politically and economically motivated, sure. But most importantly, it is socially motivated. For as a society, we should allow basic building blocks for every citizen to develop and grow.

The disincentive of fees and the soon to be lack of a grant as a helping hand not only hinders students, but also society. Who is going to solve the energy crisis? Who will develop businesses? Who will treat you when you are ill?

Would you rather have a doctor who is from a more well-off background or who got there through merit?

As a society, we have a choice to make: do we offer the most basic form or equality?

The answer is obvious, but the solution won't come from Downing Street.

J Stefan Devlin

Monday, 10 August 2015

Social Entrepreneurship Revolution

A social enterprise is an organisation that applies business strategies in order to maximise social welfare, rather than simply earn profit. 

In the capitalist system, many firms see profit maximisation as their key goal. In order to do this, costs are minimised and sales revenue is maximised. In doing this, there are a lot of negative impacts: environmental concerns, loss of quality, raise in cost of living and minimisation of individual welfare. Although there are some great impacts such as wealth creation, a lot of industries exploit natural resources and the general public.

Is social entrepreneurship the answer? 

Through social entrepreneurship, profits are often reinvested in worthwhile causes (think Bryson House and the YMCA). These cause often, in turn, have tremendous social impacts in helping communities.

Making the profit motive a secondary objective works for many diverse industries. Having a principled mission, social enterprises set goals like many other organisations; but these goals generally have positive social impacts.

A revolution is coming and it is socially motivated. 

Many socially motivated entrepreneurs and seizing markets by storm, developing great programmes and making money while they do it. A social enterprise is the middle ground between charities and private enterprise. They take money in return for goods and services, but the profit is redirected into worthy causes. Everyone wins.

Building a business around a social cause is great for marketing and business growth. People will talk about your business. People will develop brand loyalty over your stance for social development.

Social enterprises build communities and reputations alike. 

Gaining a reputation, every project you develop will be watched and followed. The public will flock to those who take initiative.

The past is profit maximisation. The future is development. 

The best way to develop is reinvestment and everyone can become involved. 

It all starts with you. 

J Stefan Devlin

Friday, 7 August 2015

Get Involved!

I am writing this having just written an article for the one-month anniversary of 'Treconomics'. It will be published on Monday 10th August at 9:00am, London time. For a teaser, the topic title is "Social Entrepreneurship Revolution".

Instead of having to wait until official release times, why not get articles delivered to you early? Simply email telling me why you would like to get early releases. All you have to do in return is proof read the article and correspond with any improvements or suggestions. In return, you get added to the mailing list for updates on the blog, early releases of articles and you hear all news first!

What are you waiting for? Let's do this journey together!

J Stefan Devlin

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Are You a Leader or a Boss?

Leader and boss... Are they the same? To the unassuming, yes they are. But to those who lead teams, design ideas and push forward, a leader is so much more.

A boss is in charge. They may instruct their employees to complete certain deadlines or give work instructions. But a boss is far from a leader. Think of a boss as the bare essential to take charge of a company. Work will get done, but without a leader, no progress or development will be made. 

A leader simply leads. 

A leader has a vision and works to implement change. Their team respects them and shares in their vision. To be a leader, you need to have the qualities of the entrepreneur; you must understand how to work your team. 

Motivating a team is very important.

If you have a dream or a vision, share it. Let it be known that you want change in the future and that you're willing to work for it. Having a common goal will enhance team work and will ensure co-operation. 

Ensuring team satisfaction is also key. Your team must be happy in their duties and responsibilities. Positive feedback, more responsibility and small perks are all great ideas to keep a high morale. 

Your team needs to respect you. 

Knowing that you have been where they are; that you are willing to provide knowledge and help; and that you wouldn't ask them to do something you wouldn't is important in gaining respect. Hold meetings and informal gatherings so that you can communicate to your team. Share your knowledge and provide advice, but make sure they don't see you as a friend. You are still in charge. 

Make your reputation known. 

Your team should have knowledge of your past experiences and achievements so that they know they are working for someone who knows what they are doing. Find time to write, make announcements and allow interviews. 

Be there. 

The most important part of being a leader is that you are there for your team members. In any task they are asked to complete, make sure you can give advice and provide information. Be prepared to jump into the action and get your hands dirty. 

A good leader is always willing to jump into any situation. Leaders are respected, admired and often more successful professionally. Understanding the capabilities of those around you is essential in creating great content and achieving your goals. 

Be a leader, not a boss. 

J Stefan Devlin

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Blog Short Term Plan

I have now written a small number of articles to test which have the best received format. Going forward, I will focus on entrepreneurship, business planning and economic issues. This means that content in the future will have a common thread.

Another change will take place. After reaching over 500 page views, articles will be published more regularly, beginning with one per week. The regularity means that if you are interested in the content, you can check out the blog whenever there is schedules to be a new article updated.

The content is original, fresh and will seek to inform you and give you advice about careers or your own business.

You can subscribe by email at the top of the page, or follow my Twitter (link at the left side) to stay updated. Tweet me for any special topics or questions you would like covered.

When we reach 1,000, there will be another announcement. So stick around, there is a lot more to read and share!

J Stefan Devlin

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Interview Top Tips

Interviews can be tough, but only if you make them. Before my first few interviews, I did a lot of research into techniques and best practices. Ultimately, I found that trial and error was my best method. I tried many different techniques and found the best that suited me, my keys to success in an interview.

Here are my top five tips:

1. Research the company/organisation
2. Prepare answers to likely questions
3. Research yourself and your accomplishments
4. Prepare questions to ask
5. Tailor your entire interview to your desired employer

Remember, you are selling yourself. Make them want you. 

What do I research?

When researching the company, look out for some history, some notable clients and most importantly: what the company does! Look at their products, current projects and mission statement. You are doing this to evidence how interested in the company you are.

When researching yourself, discover why you are unique. Collect all of your qualifications, training and programmes you have been involved in. Why are you so special? Take this time to learn yourself. Know what you are interested in and what you have done in your life. Every single increment of your past that is relevant should be accounted for. You are an individual with a lot to offer. Show them this.

What will they ask?

A lot of interviewers ask similar questions about your skills, qualities and what you could bring to the company. They also ask questions more applicable to the industry in general. Therefore, your research will work wonders for you.

In answering any questions, always use the STAR method. It stands for: Situation, Task, Action, Result. STAR will be covered in more depth in another article. Work through each answer piece by piece and remember to include which skills you have demonstrated.

Body Language!

My last piece of advice is body language. Non-verbal communication is incredibly important, even though it may not represent you if you are nervous or excited.

Remaining calm and knowing how to use your body is a key to success at interview. Always maintain eye contact, shake hands and use open body framework.

Most people worry about where to place their hands. I often recommend using hands for gestures. This betters your communication efforts whilst ensuring that you don't fidget throughout.

The most important part of body language is your appearance. Dress for the job. Appear clean and tidy. Wear what you believe a professional in that area would wear. If you are unsure, a suit is generally the best option.

Remain calm and in control. Sell yourself. 

Written by J Stefan Devlin

Friday, 24 July 2015

Consumerism Vs Spirituality

Can capitalism and happiness co-exist?
Can you be spiritual in a world full of greed?
Can you be connected in a society of individuals?

Consumerism and greed make happiness seem like a product you can buy, but in reality nothing physical can give you permanent happiness. Only by allowing yourself to feel can you experience truly great emotions and not a highly volatile emotional state.

Are you really happy if you allow small things to set you off? Remember that only you can make yourself happy. Disconnect your emotional state from the state of the outside world or it will be too volatile to deal with.

Keep yourself in a calm, peaceful and happy state by allowing yourself to be so. Control the state that you allow yourself to be in. Why is our happiness so fragile that common place occurrences can disrupt it?

I believe that living in an ideology of individuals, bettering life for yourself, but not others, disconnects us from society. Bettering yourself at the cost of others is a sure-fire way to gain material possessions, but are they what you need?

We are indoctrinated into the ideology of perfectly free markets and unrestricted capitalism from an early age. Indeed, advertisements directly market goods to children who will instinctively apply pressure to parents to purchase certain items. In this day and age, marketing seems to have more retail power than essential goods.

Demand is farmed, not necessary.

When demand is created, people do not have free will. They are told that if they buy a certain good, they will be happy. Indeed, a number of recent commercials tells the consumer that a brown sugary drink will make you happy. Of dull taste and harmful to the body, can this be true?

I will not mention the product range, but a quick search of YouTube or Google of 'happiness' and you will understand exactly what I mean.

In essence, the creation of demand and the extension of marketing tricks restricts the freedom and lessens the wonder of the outside world. Can we be happy without discovery? We live in a narrow minded community, cut off from consciousness. Only we can change this. 

I am not saying that you shouldn't buy certain goods or services. By all means, if you enjoy it, do it. All that I'm saying is that you shouldn't let your happiness be so temporary, so fragile that the existence or absence of a retail-able product changes your emotional state. 

Enjoy life, not materials.

Live your happiness, don't buy it.

Written by J Stefan Devlin

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Creating great content- business talk

A business is all about the content you provide for your customer. Whether it is a newspaper or a heavy machinery producer, content matters. No-one will buy worthless goods or services unless unethically duped into the purchase. Worthless goods don't get good press, word of mouth does not ensue and you do not get repeat business. In order to create a meaningful and sustainable business, you must first have content.

What is content?

Content is quite simply a product or service that a business produces to satisfy the wants or needs of consumers.

What is great content?

Great content is the value added. Your product must have something special. It must be different, fill a gap in the market and, most importantly, it must be of great value to a consumer. Adding value to something simple makes it great.

The most important part of any business is the content you provide. Therefore, you are the key to the survival of your business. You can't just be average, you have to be an entrepreneur.

The entrepreneur has that spark. He/she is creative, meaning that they think of ideas and create products. It is all about following through.

Content is the idea, the implementation and the sustaining of output. 

The idea. Find a problem and solve it. If you want to be a business person, you need to become great at finding problems in the world where solutions are possible but undiscovered. You fill demand, so you must be able to create solutions.

The implementation. Find a way to implement your solution. Don't just stand by and allow others to claim glory. Seek to improve the world you live in with the ideas you have. Start with making a phone call: then two or three... What you will find is a whole host of people ready and willing to help you deliver on your idea. All that is needed is you.

The output. Once you have the idea and the method to implement your idea, all that is required is for you to follow through. Follow through. That's it. All the 'hard work' is done. You have the idea and the means, just organise it. Be an entrepreneur, make things happen. Start telling people about your great idea, find people who want to buy it. Sell it.

Create and sell. That's business. 

I will cover some great selling techniques in a later article as I would rather you focus on creating for now.

If you are a creative person, you will think of great ideas and have great follow through. You see problems, find solutions and help society, all the while making yourself some money and a good reputation. Your content is your name, it can make and break your reputation. Put your name to everything you create and you'll know if your're proud of it. There are always risks, but who is better to bet on, you or someone you don't know? You are special. You are an individual. You have the idea.

Every entrepreneur started with an idea. 

All you need is the follow through. 

Article written by J Stefan Devlin

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Saturday, 18 July 2015

The Entrepreneur Revolution- Review


A term often used by corporations trying to market their latest products. 'It's a revolution in hair products', 'a revolution in comfort', or 'a revolutionary drink'. The meaning becomes lost with repetitive use.

What does it mean?

A revolution is an exciting change, a change that creates a new society, a new way of thinking, something that changes peoples' lives. Can you call a new drink revolutionary? No. Can you call a new T-shirt design revolutionary? No. Can you call the 'Entrepreneur Revolution' revolutionary? Yes!

The book will change your thought process. We are not just worker bees completing menial tasks, but free thinkers who create worthwhile projects.

Daniel Priestley will change your mindset. The Australian author and entrepreneur draws from both his own experiences and knowledge of his mentors to teach you that each individual has their own secret to success. The book will bring you through some great ideas and methods of doing business, such as the 'Ascending Transition Model' and the 'Global  Small Business'.

The style isn't that of an author, it is that of an entrepreneur; someone sharing their story, their ideas and their experience. If you are looking for a good read, something to motivate you and teach you, I would definitely recommend it.

If you are starting a business or just interested, go for it! I am not an avid reader, but I found it tough to put this book down.

The book is full of fresh ideas with a recurring theme of a change in the nature of production. The ideas are generally discussed, with a few looked into with more detail.

The book will make you look to the future, your future. You will think about your place in the Revolution and how you can create change.

A valuable resource for motivation, inspiration and planning. 

Entrepreneur Revolution- Daniel Priestley
Advertised Price: £12.99
Buy the book on Amazon (£9.09) by clicking this text. 

Review by J Stefan Devlin

Are we Slaves to Debt?

Borrowing helps. Interest hinders. Debt kills. 

Economic growth can be achieved through a number of means. Looking to an economy like a business, it can either grow internally or externally. Internal growth could be a business increasing its range of products or reinvesting its profits. External growth factors include mergers and borrowing. 

Many developing countries see borrowing money as a method to improve stability and better their growth prospects. The extra capital can be used to fund growth in infrastructure or provide seed capital for infant industries. In the short run, it really is a miracle worker. 

However, short term thinkers don't recognise the long term economic impacts of their actions. The debt plus the interest must be paid back. Indeed many developing nations or nations in need find it tough to even pay off the associated interest. The debt increases in value and becomes more difficult to manage or control. 

Indeed, in relinquishing control of their financial security to a creditor, the country has lost financial freedom. We can look at Greece as a real world example. The IMF and European Commission continue their bailout talks and force policies onto the Greek Government. 

Syriza has been put in power through the will of the people to avoid austerity. However, we can see that the relative power of the people is minuscule compared to the power of a large organisation or a group of nations. The Greek Government has limited choice, even in its own radical leftist policies. They have backed their point of view through the referendum, but even here, it has limited effect. Unless free of the forced debt, the Greek people are not free to choose their destiny, to choose how their society works and co-operates. 

Debt can be a burden, but it can also be a God-send, on the surface...

For this, we look to China. China is a rapidly developing economy. the growth is fueled by inward investment and export growth. However, much of the economic growth here has been artificially created through bank borrowing and debt. The rapid growth is unstable and cannot continue in the longer term. They are creating a bubble of economic growth. 

Bubbles burst. 

If solutions are not found to eliminate the debt in any of these situations, the economic situation will continue to deteriorate. Such an interconnected system of lending and borrowing is fragile. 

Imagine the 'Asian Tiger' growing in size on a sheet of thin ice in the Arctic. Their economy is producing unspecialised goods, goods that should be made in areas of comparative advantage, not absolute. As the tiger grows, as does the pressure on the ice. The ice fractures. The ice breaks. The tiger falls. The tiger dies. The thin veneer of debt fuelled growth is unsustainable. When the debt cannot be settled, the economy, ever so dependent on this growth factor, withers and dies. 

Debt creates uncertainty. Debt restricts freedom. Debt creates crises. 

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Current Systems of Economies

In order to understand how we can change the format of the type of economy we use, we all first need to understand what forms most modern economies take.
The three most common forms of economies include: planned, mixed and free market. Each of these forms has their benefits and drawbacks. I believe that none of these main forms are ideal. Each have their flaws; each create non-ideal circumstances for our society.
A planned market economy is commonly found in socialist or communist states, such as China and Vietnam. In the planned economy, the state controls all business forms. there is no profit in the common sense. All land is commonly shared and none is owned by the private individual. There are no private enterprises as the state organises all production and consumption.
In the planned economy, the benefit is that no difference is made between the population. Everyone is equal in purchasing power and there is no 'one percent'. It is true, however, that within the political form of this system, party officials often spread the wealth disproportionately and inequality can exist.
As an economist, I can point out a number of flaws with this system. These include corruption, public sector inefficiency and limited choice. Ignoring the political angle of the debate, as in whether the people was centralisation, there is evidence of corruption in every known planned system. This means that the system may favour some over others, which creates further inequality.
Furthermore, as there is no profit motive, within business and for differentiated labourers, effort decreases as motivation drops. This results in less output, less quality and higher prices. Along with inefficiency, output becomes limited as the range of choices decreases. A centralised system can only produce a specific number of goods or services which means that consumer choice decreases and ultimately, welfare decreases.
However, with a centralised system, the government would have more funds for education, health and the welfare system which may in turn create a better society. Furthermore, consumers are not exploited through artificially high prices and low quantities as the state only wishes to break even.
The free market economy is an engine for growth. The government takes little to do with the affairs of the market and individual enterprise ensues. This is found in libertarian states such as the USA, to an extent. A free market economy allows anyone with start up capital and a good idea start a business.
In this case, the consumer gains from a larger range of choice. Provided the good specific market is competitive, prices will be lower and quality will be higher. In this respect, the free market generates wealth through good ownership and control.
However, this is an idealised viewpoint. This case assumes that there is perfect competition in the market, that there is no collusion or corruption. In reality, large firms take up market share in the market, work together and exploit the consumer. Those who have wealth keep wealth through unfair welfare systems and those who begin poor rarely have the opportunity to change their life.
Capitalism is good for a developing economy. It allows for economic growth and more opportunities. However, after a mature stage in growth, corporations that have established themselves in the market are rarely kicked out of the market. Instead, they form deals and relationships in order to reaffirm their place.
From this, it is clean that in an unregulated free market where large corporations have the majority of control, consumers are exploited as their casting vote has a minimalist role. Indeed, it is also clear that in maturing economies such as in Europe and North America, markets are moving towards a mixed market economy with more regulation and controls, but that still have private enterprise.
Mixed market economies have both private enterprise and public ownership, it is a genuine mix of the two above systems. It is capitalism with regulation. Often viewed as the answer to  a Utopian system, a mixed market is by far the most effective of the three discussed.
Any large corporations that are exploiting the consumer can be dismantled or regulated and goods and services, such as health care, can be provided for free at the point of use. Indeed, a mixed market is a great solution for many current problems. For example, regulations can be put in place where firms that pollute too much can be fined, lessening our impact on global warming.
However great regulation may be for a free market, however, it is evident in most modern economies that the views of firms are over-represented in government, whereas the population is under-represented. The will of firms pushed through legislation that promotes the income and living equality gap.
Each of these systems has large flaws. Although the mixed market is a short time solution, our society must move forward together. We need to create and inspire change. We need real and genuine systems that will create a platform and opportunity for equality for all. A system that allows all equal chances in life and promotes a high, yet ecologically sustainable standard of living for the entire population.
This blog and soon our YouTube channel will aim to provide both education of current systems and news, along with genuine alternatives. Thank you for reading, please share these articles and feel free to comment.
- JD

Welcome to Trecon

Welcome to Treconomics! I made this blog and soon I will make a YouTube channel. The purpose is clear and simple...

Mainstream media spins all news towards a certain cultural 'norm' of perpetuating capitalism, marking it as the best type of economy that helps everyone. In reality, however, capitalism increases the economic gap between the rich and the poor, destroys the Earth and overuses natural resources.

I am here to tell you, the people who this directly affects, that Economics is not for the few, it is for the many. Economics and Politics affects everyone's lives for the better or worse. So, it pays to understand it and make up your own mind.

In this blog and in the subsequent YouTube videos, I will be discussing fundamental economic ideas, current events and how you can make change happen.

I am but one man, what I can do, I will. Change does not follow one man, but follows a collective of idealised people. Without understanding, we cannot make change. Learn to understand and learn how to change. This is the only way we can use so that future generations do not suffer from our economic inequality.

To tell you a little about myself, I am a Northern Irish Economist, Entrepreneur and Student. I am 18, not that age matters. I want to make a change and this is my first step.

The word Treconomics follows on from Russell Brand's 'Trews' show. Motivated by a gap in the market, I aim to share True economic and business news, along with provide viable alternatives for our society.

Thank you for your support and interest, together we can make a difference. A well informed population is a disregarding government's worst nightmare.