Only the consumer can solve
the ecological crises,
because he can do it by
adapting his ways of living
until they leave the
He is going to
live in that way the moment he can deduct the money he spends on goods and
services that maintain the integrity of Nature from his taxable income. He will then buy only such products.
The demand of
these consumers for these products will oblige producers to compete with each
other until they have restored the perfect state of Nature and keep it in that
My demand to
adopt a law, which allows this tax deduction, is based on three concepts, which
I have founded in the science of economy.
The first concept is: the goal with which consumers spend their income
determines the sense of development.
In the present economy the consumer
spends his money with as goal: to consume more.
This goal is determined and sustained by the macro-economic practise of
maintaining growth in the development of the economy. Growth in development implies that more is
produced. However, production figures are included in the GNP's only if that what is
produced is also sold and thus consumed.
It is not
possible to continue consuming more of limited resources without eventually
depleting them. Nevertheless that is
what consumers have been doing with the limited resources of the planet since
commerce began and particularly since the beginning of the industrial
revolution. There is no more to consume
more. The reserves are depleted. No growth is possible anymore, in spite of
the almost 0% interest rates, which central banks maintain since years.
should spend his money with a different goal than to consume. To survive with seven billion people with the
nature of this planet, the consumer should spend his money with as goal to keep
Nature in perfect condition. He will do
it out of personal- and financial interests; two mighty drives in human
behaviour, after the tax-deductible-green-costs-of-living law, is adopted.
which I have founded in the science of economy, is: the principle of efficient
utilisation of resources. In order to
achieve an optimum efficiency in the use of resources, costs should be managed
at the source of the incomes, which they generate. This implies that the people who earn the
incomes should manage the costs with which they create revenues.
By applying this
principle, the efficiency in the consumption of resources in the ways of living
of consumers will increase drastically and finally become optimal. Enough goods and services will then be
produced so that everyone everywhere can enjoy compatible levels of well being.
There will be no more poverty. People who share satisfaction live in peace.
A third concept
is: it is the responsibility of the consumer to ensure sustainable development,
or, better to say, a development that meanders forever within the limits of
Nature. It is the profession of the
consumer in the economy to sustain such a development. He has to be paid for exercising this profession.
Some consequences of adopting the law
The state will have more
funds at its disposal once the law has been adopted. The total amount of money,
which income tax paying consumers hand over to their states is less than the
costs of having to repair the damages to the environment caused by the present
ways of living of consumers. By living
in harmony with Nature, consumers will keep the environment sound. No more funds will be necessary to repair the
environment or to protect it, if that would be possible. Moreover because the economy will take off
again, producers will produce more, will thus earn more and therefore pay more
taxes. This increase will compensate for the decrease in taxes, which consumers
sound scientific base of the need to adopt the law, which I propose and the
many advantages, which will result from it, politicians cannot permit
themselves not to consider my demand. If
they do, they collaborate intentionally and with premeditation in destroying the
planet and in eradicating humanity.
state of the economy is that seven billion consumers continue to consume more natural
resources. To persist in maintaining
growth in development destroys the planet.
Hoeilaart, 4 February 2016
Willem Adrianus de Bruijn,
Material to support this demand is given on the next