Managing the ‘Invisible Hand of the Market’

Go Lean Commentary

So “who” does control the world? Or more exactly, who controls the world’s economy; how about the Caribbean economy? Are there entities trying to regulate and dictate the financial affairs of society?

The simple answer is Yes. Planners, forecasters, profit-seekers abound.

But, is there an all-benevolent power? Or worse, a malevolent one; a secret society trying to mold the world’s thoughts, feelings and actions into “its designs”. Conspiracy theories also abound, even for the limited Caribbean region. There is the historic fact that there are Special Interest Groups and Crony-Capitalists looking to exploit public resources for private gains; these “bad actors” are always there, always present. In addition, there are also bad government policies of rent-seeking, which are frequently manifested in the Caribbean region. (See recent news article here:–Lower-global-oil-costs-should-lower-power-bills).

It is the assertion of this commentary that the Caribbean market economy has often fallen prey to controlling forces – governments, industries, Direct Foreign Investors – looking to control the environment for their advantage. Many times though, these controlling forces have good intentions and altruistic motives seeking the Greater Good, but they may not have been equipped with the proper tools and techniques for effective oversight.

The book Go Lean…Caribbean and the underlying movement seeks to bring the proper tools and techniques to the Caribbean region to optimize the stewardship of the economic, security and governing engines.  The book posits that the economy can be induced and spurred for continuous progress, with technocratic management – stewardship – better than the status quo.

Will these new economic stewards then become some secret society that fosters the power and control of Caribbean economy and society? While this is not the design, there is the need to examine the full width-and-breath of controlling institutions. There is a contrast in theories; on the one hand there is the theory of the unknown, as in the benign Invisible Hand of the Market, on the other hand, there is the reality of secret societies controlling the market, as in the historic Illuminati.

Brace yourself for the details.

Invisible Hand
Profit 2This consideration stems back to the Father of Macro-Economics, Adam Smith, the 18th century Scottish political economics pioneer, and his landmark book, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). This publication is cited as a reference source in the book Go Lean…Caribbean – a roadmap for the introduction and implementation of Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU) to elevate the economic, security and governing engines of the Caribbean region. A relevant quote from the Go Lean book follows (Page 67):

… The “Invisible Hand” is a frequently referenced theme from Smith’s book. He refers to “the support of domestic industry” and contrasts that support with the importation of goods. Neoclassical economic theory has expanded the metaphor beyond the domestic/foreign manufacture argument to encompass nearly all aspects of economics. The “invisible hand” of the market is a metaphor now to describe the self-regulating behavior of the marketplace. …

Consider this VIDEO on the Invisible Hand:

VIDEO 1: The Invisible Hand – 60 Second Adventures in Economics –

Published on Sep 5, 2012 – Economist, Adam Smith, used the term the Invisible Hand to describe the self-regulating nature of the market place – a core concept for so-called free-marketeers.

The actual definition of the Illuminati is more vague and non-specific. Though it is rooted in history and fact, there is more fiction and fantasy associated with this concept. Consider the encyclopedic reference here:

Encyclopedic Reference: Illuminati
- Photo 1The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, “enlightened”) is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. The society’s goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life and abuses of state power. “The order of the day,” they wrote in their general statutes, “is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them.”[1] The Illuminati—along with Freemasonry and other secret societies—were outlawed through edict, by the Bavarian ruler, Charles Theodore, with the encouragement of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1784, 1785, 1787 and 1790.[2] In the several years following, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed that they continued underground and were responsible for the French Revolution.

In subsequent use, “Illuminati” refers to various organizations which claim or are purported to have links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies, though these links are unsubstantiated. They are often alleged to conspire to control world affairs, by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations, in order to gain political power and influence and to establish a New World Order. Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games, and music videos.

Modern Illuminati
Several recent and present-day fraternal organisations claim to be descended from the original Bavarian Illuminati and openly use the name “Illuminati”. Some of these groups use a variation on the name “The Illuminati Order” in the name of their own organizations,[27][28] while others, such as the Ordo Templi Orientis, have “Illuminati” as a level within their organization’s hierarchy. However, there is no evidence that these present-day groups have amassed significant political power or influence, and rather than trying to remain secret, they promote unsubstantiated links to the Bavarian Illuminati as a means of attracting membership.[19]

Popular culture – Modern conspiracy theory
The Illuminati did not long survive their suppression in Bavaria, and their further mischief and plottings in the work of Barruel and Robison must be considered as the invention of the writers.[3] However, writers such as Mark Dice,[29] David Icke, Texe Marrs, Jüri Lina and Morgan Gricar have argued that the Bavarian Illuminati have survived, possibly to this day.

Many modern conspiracy theories propose that world events are being controlled and manipulated by a secret society calling itself the Illuminati.[30][31] Conspiracy theorists have claimed that many notable people were or are members of the Illuminati. Presidents of the United States are a common target for such claims.[32][33]

Other theorists contend that a variety of historical events were orchestrated by the Illuminati, from the Battle of Waterloo, the French Revolution and President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to an alleged communist plot to hasten the New World Order by infiltrating the Hollywood film industry.[34][35]

Some conspiracy theorists claim that the Illuminati observe Satanic rituals.[36][37] [See Samples & Examples in the Appendix-VIDEOs below.]

Criticism and satire of this theory has became so common that it is now a minor internet meme, with users identifying triangles in pieces of media, superimposing the Annuit cœptis over the triangle and then (usually in the form of an image macro) proclaiming that said work is a work of the Iluminati.[citation needed]

The Illuminati, or fictitious modern groups called the Illuminati, play a central role in the plots of many novels, for example The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. They also make an appearance in Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. A mixture of historical fact and established conspiracy theory, or pure fiction, is used to portray them.
Source: Wikipedia – Online Encyclopedia (Retrieved 09/10/2015) –

There is serious discussions around the subject of “controlling institutions”, from “pundits and peons” alike. A poignant reference for this consideration is the acclaimed Professor, Author, Scientist, and Social Justice Activist Noam Chomsky. See his VIDEO interview on this subject here:

VIDEO 2: “Who does control the world?” – Noam Chomsky – BBC interview 2003 –

Published on Feb 21, 2015 – Noam Chomsky BBC interview 2003 ,
Also very important information about capitalism you will find here: Prof. Richard Wolff…, Ecosocialism, climate justice, degrowth – Joanna Cabello [Carbontradewatch] – Daniel Tanuro [Ecosocialist International Network]…

The book Go Lean…Caribbean and the accompanying movement does not dwell in conspiracy theories, but it does identify and relate the damaging affects of Special Interest and Crony-Capitalists. This does not surmise that the whole world is being controlled by some secret society, but rather certain industries and government policies. (See reference to Wall Street’s Shadow Influences in this prior blog/commentary here:

The Go Lean roadmap therefore seeks to neutralize all Crony-Capitalistic and plutocratic influence in Caribbean’s economic, security and governing engines. Further one previous blog/commentary, related how many entitlements were legacies stemming from Royal Charters and the resultant effects on powerful families, though not secret-based. This blog concluded with the remediation to assuage this bad legacy.

This book and subsequent 340+ blogs (as of this date) posit that the Caribbean can even do better than our American counterparts, that rather than being parasites, we can be protégés and maybe even provide American communities our model on how to build a progressive society to live, work and play.

The Go Lean book and accompanying blogs stress that the region can re-boot and turn-around by forging new societal institutions to empower the region with transparency. This point was vividly pronounced early in the book, in the opening Declaration of Interdependence (Pages 10 – 14) with these pronouncements:

Preamble:  As the history of our region and the oppression, suppression and repression of its indigenous people is duly documented, there is no one alive who can be held accountable for the prior actions, and so we must put aside the shackles of systems of repression to instead formulate efficient and effective systems to steer our own destiny.

xi.   Whereas all men are entitled to the benefits of good governance in a free society, “new guards” must be enacted to dissuade the emergence of incompetence, corruption, nepotism and cronyism at the peril of the people’s best interest. The Federation must guarantee the executions of a social contract between government and the governed.

xii. Whereas the legacy in recent times in individual states may be that of ineffectual governance with no redress to higher authority, the accedence of this Federation will ensure accountability and escalation of the human and civil rights of the people for good governance, justice assurances, due process and the rule of law. As such, any threats of a “failed state” status for any member state must enact emergency measures on behalf of the Federation to protect the human, civil and property rights of the citizens, residents, allies, trading partners, and visitors of the affected member state and the Federation as a whole.

xxiv.  Whereas a free market economy can be induced and spurred for continuous progress, the Federation must install the controls to better manage aspects of the economy: jobs, inflation, savings rate, investments and other economic principles. Thereby attracting direct foreign investment because of the stability and vibrancy of our economy.

xxxiii. Whereas lessons can be learned and applied from the study of the recent history of other societies, the Federation must formalize statutes and organizational dimensions to avoid the pitfalls of [other] communities.

This is the quest of Go Lean…Caribbean, to impact the Caribbean, and make the homeland a better place in which to live, work and play. In general, the CU will employ better strategies, tactics and implementations to impact these 3 prime directives:

  • Optimization of the economic engines in order to grow the regional economy to $800 Billion & create 2.2 million new jobs.
  • Establishment of a security apparatus to protect the resultant economic engines and mitigate internal and external threats.
  • Improvement of Caribbean governance to support these engines.

The Go Lean book stresses key community ethos, strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies necessary to transform and turn-around the eco-systems of Caribbean society. These points are detailed in the book as follows:

Community Ethos – Economic Principles – Economic Systems Influence   Individual Choices Page 21
Community Ethos – Economic Principles – Consequences of Choices Lie in   the Future Page 21
Community Ethos – Ways to Impact the Future Page 26
Community Ethos – Ways to Manage Reconciliations Page 34
Community Ethos – Ways to Impact the Greater Good Page 37
Strategy – Vision – Confederate all 30 member-states / 4 languages into a Single Market Page 45
Strategy – Mission – Build and foster local economic engines Page 45
Strategy – Mission – Fortify the stability of our mediums of exchange (Currency) Page 45
Tactical – Ways to Foster a Technocracy Page 64
Tactical – Growing the Economy – Post WW II European Marshall Plan Model Page 68
Tactical – Separation-of-Powers – CU Federal Government versus Member-State Governance Page 71
Implementation – Assemble All Regionally-focus Organizations of All Caribbean Communities Page 96
Implementation – Ways to Better Manage Debt Page 114
Planning – 10 Big Ideas – Haiti Marshall Plan Page 127
Planning – Ways to Make the Caribbean Better Page 131
Planning – Ways to Improve Failed-State Indices – Local Government and the Social Contract Page 134
Planning – Lessons Learned from the previousWest Indies Federation Page 135
Planning – Lessons Learned from 2008 – Optimizing Economic-Financial-Monetary Engines Page 136
Planning – Lessons Learned from Omaha – Human Flight Mitigations Page 138
Planning – Lessons Learned from Detroit – Turn-around from Failure Page 140
Advocacy – Ways to Grow the Economy Page 151
Advocacy – Ways to Improve Governance Page 168
Advocacy – Ways to Better Manage the Social Contract Page 170
Advocacy – Ways to Improve Homeland Security Page 180
Advocacy – Ways to Preserve Caribbean Heritage Page 218
Advocacy – Ways to Re-boot Haiti Page 238
Appendix – Failed-State Index for Uneven Economic Development Page 272
Appendix – European Shuffling in the Guianas – Historic Timeline Page 307

This Go Lean movement represents the effort to remediate Caribbean societies now. We need to focus on reality, not be overwhelmed with conspiracy theories – see Appendix-VIDEOs below. Yes, there are “controlling institutions”; there is the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), Money Center Banks (Wall Street) with global outreach; there are Special Interest Groups; there are Crony-Capitalists; there are profit-seekers and rent-seeking (especially in the Caribbean region). These constitute bad community ethos that need to be identified, qualified and remediated.

It is the assertion of this roadmap that the Caribbean market economy can be induced and spurred for continuous progress.

The Go Lean roadmap focuses on fostering good community ethos.

Our quest is simple, to positive impact the future, with open and transparent policies intended for the Greater Good. Yes, we can!

Download the book Go Lean … Caribbean – now!


Appendix VIDEOs: Illuminati Conspiracy Theories Samples & Examples  – Illuminati Slip on CNBC  – Exposing The Darkness: Music Artists Expose Satan’s NWO & Industry.  – Illuminati compilation clips 100% real – Madonna SuperBowl Half Time Show – Filled with Imagery?

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