Emigration from industrialised countries to non industrialised ones
The number of income tax paying consumers in the industrialised world is so huge that the producers of the industrialised countries cannot satisfy the demand of these consumers for products to maintain ways of living that keep the integrity of Nature, once the law is adopted. The non-industrialised countries can relatively quickly develop industries which' production processes leave the environment in perfect condition. These countries can do it faster than the industrialised ones, because the latter ones have to transform or undo their existing industries first. Moreover, the costs in money and resources of transforming an industry are most likely higher than the costs of creating a new one. The non-industrialised countries can therefore be more competitive in the market of products for ways of living in harmony with Nature than the industrialised ones.
There will thus be a flux of former immigrants out of the industrialised world back to their countries of origin. In particular the allochthonous who obtained a good education will be motivated to go back. They will have good opportunities to make a successful career in the countries creating a green industry, because there will be a lack of well-educated professionals there and they speak the languages of these countries. Even the non-well educated allochthonous will be drawn back to their countries of origin, for similar reasons. While creating a green industry there will be work for non- or poorly-educated workers, who, moreover can be trained and educated on the spot. The chance to get work as an unschooled person in the industrialised world is quasi nihil.
For the United States this means that many people originally from South America will go back to their countries of origin and particularly to Mexico.
Adopting this law implies for Russia that persons from central Asian states will stop coming to Russia and even return home.
For the European Union this means that people from Eastern Europe will be among the first ones to go back to their countries. Many of these countries are already member of the EU and their state of democracy is such that it is quite likely that these countries can indeed quickly create green industries, which' producers can successfully compete with the ones from industrialised countries.
The Maghreb countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya, will also attract a lot of allochthonous back. The large amount of inhabitants of the EU whose origin is in the Maghreb countries implies a potentially well-educated and young working force to search for and develop green industries in these countries. Through their political union, "Union du Maghreb arabe", these countries could cooperate in developing green industries. The Maghreb countries could therefore become a competitive force in launching ways of living that leave the environment sound with which the industrial world will have to count.
A pacifying effect on wars and terrorism
A successful development of green industries in these countries, in which the Muslim religion is the dominant one, might have a soothing effect on events in parts of the Muslim world. Once the well-being and education of people increases, religious leaders loose power over the people who belong to their religious groups. This became clear after the Enlightenment. "The Enlightenment is the period in the history of western thought and culture, stretching roughly from the mid-decades of the seventeenth century through the eighteenth century, characterized by dramatic revolutions in science, philosophy, society and politics; these revolutions swept away the medieval world-view and ushered in our modern western world." (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/enlightenment/) Adam Smith founded the science of economy during this period, with his book "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", generally referred to as "The Wealth of Nations", published in 1776. The power of the Roman Catholic Church over the people who live in the countries where Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion has not stopped declining since, while scientific knowledge, education and well-being increased.
There is also a reason why recognising the professional responsibility of consumers for living in harmony with Nature might pacify terrorists.
On October 26, 2016 Professor Peter Robert Demant gave a lecture at the "Dialogue Platform" in Brussels entitled: Is Jihadism Blind Spot of Western Intellectuals? He gave as a tool to stop and thus to prevent terrorism, the presentation of a new ideology preferably as radical as the ones of the jihadists.
To recognise that the consumer has a professional responsibility to maintain ways of living that safeguard the integrity of Nature is radical because radical is defined as, "favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions" according to Merriam Webster. To remunerate the consumer for doing his job is an ideology because that word is defined as, "the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program" and as, "a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture".
Dynamic triangular equilibrium between
the state, the consumer and the producer
By these two laws, the state, the consumers and the producers engage themselves in maintaining a dynamic triangular equilibrium, one of the most stable and sound equilibria that seems to exist.
When the consumer deducts his green costs of living from his taxable income, he will simultaneously account for his purchases. His claims to justify his deductions have to be confirmed by the producers. The state will verify the validity of their arguments to justify the claims of consumers.
When the consumer receives compensations for the ecological quality of his expenses, the producer will also have to prove his claims in order to justify the reimbursements, which the consumer receives.
In both cases, the consumer will account for all of his purchases. The black market thus stops to exist, eventually. The incomes over which taxes can be levied will therefore increase. This increase can be considerable in certain countries and professions.
In exchange for increasing taxable revenues with the revenues previously made on the black market, the taxpayers manage the public funds with private companies. The shareholders of these companies will be those who pay the taxes.
The law that allows this management of the public funds will take a source of corruption away because there will no longer be state funds to spend in the hands of its administrators, who did not earn these funds.
The administrator of the state will then be a manager, like any other manager, who is respected, appreciated and valued for the benefits he generates, while managing a state department or -company.
To adopt these laws will be financially advantageous for the state. The total amount of money, which income tax paying consumers hand over to their states, is less than the costs of damaging the environment by the present ways of living of consumers.
Separation of the socio-economic power and integration in a dynamic equilibrium between the social power of income and the economic power of expense
The socio-economic power will be split in the social power of income of the producer and the economic power of expense of the consumer. With the social power of his income the producer shapes society. With the economic power of his expense, the consumer maintains an ethical current in the economy. Both powers will interpenetrate in an harmonious equilibrium.
A projection of the economy after these laws are adopted
Any country that adopts the first and thus inevitably both laws, will become the centre of research for goods and services that are effective in maintaining ways of living that leave the environment sound. The economy of this country will consequently become one of the most thriving and its people will be among the wealthiest, in medium term.
As soon as this country embarks on this new economic development, its people can make an appeal to every warrior to stop all conflicts during seven years, the time it takes to put the economy on new tracks and to solve the problem of poverty, with priority.
These people could lead us out of the ecological crises, which ravage the planet. The water, the air and the land are polluted, resources are depleted and life is exterminated. There are acid rains, the atmosphere is warming up and it is loosing Ozone like an old man looses his hair.
By leading us out of these crises, these people could take us into a society where people share satisfaction and live in peace while their consumers maintain ethical currents in the economy. The development of this economy will progress continuously within the natural limits of Nature that could be luxuriant.
Opportunities to support the adoption of the first law
There is a petition on Avaaz
which you are invited to sign.
The persons who master the Dutch language can also sign a petition at
Petities.nl is a site which the Dutch government consults to find out what people want, claims information at the site. The Netherlands has an excellent reputation in respecting democracy. If enough persons sign the petition, the proposals will become common knowledge and the Dutch government will know what people want. Democracy will do the rest.
Another petition, also in Dutch, has been launched at
It is a site in Belgium. Democratie.Nu has launched the site. They want to legalise referenda in Belgium.
As long as the macro economic practise of maintaining growth in development is pursued, billions of consumers will continue to consume more, resources will dwindle further, the ecological crises will worsen and poverty will become even more rampant. By the time arable land and pure, fresh water have become rare resources, wars will break out to defend what is left of them. At a certain moment in such a development the dynamic equilibrium of Nature collapses in catastrophes that wipe out large parts of the human and other living species. Today's world disappears, just as Atlantis did.
The probability that this happens is not 0%. Politicians, law makers obstinately refuse to listen to scientists when dealing with the ecological- and economic crises and with poverty.
On 24 June 2015, Urgenda and 900 co-claimants won the climate case and enforce a more stringent climate policy by the Dutch state. A court in the Haghe, the Netherlands decided that in 2020 the emission of CO2 has to be reduced to 25% in comparison with 1990.*
In September 2015, I explained in a letter to Mr. Rutte, who was then Prime Minister of the Netherlands, that he would be able to reach the levels set by the court, if he paid the consumer for living in harmony with Nature. I received a letter signed by him that my proposal was contrary to the programmes of his government. I answered that he should adapt his programmes, because science is not adapted, science determines. I received a letter from the person who had already dealt with my letter to Mr. Rutte, not to bother them anymore.
In November 2015 I sent a letter to a scientific council of the Dutch government with the same advice. In July 2011 I had sent a message to the Dutch government with the same proposal. In 1990 I reacted to a demand for advice how to defend the Netherlands against rising sea levels because of the warming of the atmosphere. My advise was published in the report made, with all the advices received.
Had the Dutch government adopted my proposal in 1990, the development of the Dutch economy would have followed a bedding within the limits of Nature for 27 years already. Such a development would by now have spread all over the free market. Imagine the misery, catastrophes, wars and poverty that could have been prevented, had Dutch politicians listened to scientific arguments. There might still have been vast ice caps on the poles and less plastic in the oceans and in the fishes we eat.
In February 2017, I used my right as an inhabitant of Hoeilaart, a small village in Belgium, a small country at the North Sea, to speak to the City Council for five minutes before their meeting. Afterwards, the mayor, Tim Vandenput asked me for a three to four pages document to make a proposal to the Belgian parliament. Before, in 2014 he had already promised me to arrange that I could hold a speech about my ideas to the inhabitants of Hoeilaart organised by the Willemsfonds of which his father is the president. The latter informed me, after my speech to the city council, that I can make a speech of one hour in the fall of this year, 2017. Tim recently told me that he was not going to promote my theory.
Politicians listen only to themselves like at the Paris Climate Conference. It is totally impossible that a group of politicians can solve planetary problems concerning Nature by agreeing to meet certain goals, like the Millennium Development Goals. They have not been met. The goals politicians set can only delay the inevitable end of a development based on consuming more.
The probability that this world disappears, increases with the sustained unwillingness of politicians and law makers to listen to sientific arguments. The year 2030 might not be the year it all ends, but it could very well be the year of the point of no return.
Some theoretical support for preventing the next Atlantis is given on the next page