The first time I heard Joe Biden’s campaign slogan of ‘Build Back Better’, it struck me as strange because it was just so clunky and inherently meaningless. Build what back, better than what, it just kind of hovers in the ether, meaning nothing and saying nothing. But as it turns out, it says a lot, so much so that it turns out to be the main slogan to the impending New World Order of the United Nations. What an odd choice for a campaign slogan for a United States candidate for president, unless….
Unless it’s connected to something called The Great Reset, unless it’s connected to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, unless it’s connected to this entire COVID-19 global trojan horse of the New World Order. Which, as it turns out, is exactly what the truth is. Joe Biden chose ‘Build Back Better’ as his campaign slogan because he is the chosen vessel of the New World Order, and a Biden Harris administration would tear down the United States from sea to shining sea. Build Back Better? Only if you’re a globalist.
Build Back Better is a dog whistle for the Green New Deal of AOC and the Democratic Socialists, for Climate Activism, for defunding the police called for by Black Lives Matter, and for the call to ‘radically reimagine’ what life would like like in a post-capitalistic, post-America, post-law and order brave new world. Still think your vote doesn’t count this year? Think again.
To build back better, we must reinvent capitalism. Here’s how FROM WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: A true recovery from COVID-19 will not be about putting things back together the way they were: we need to ‘build back better’, to ‘reset’, if we are to address the deep systemic vulnerabilities the pandemic has exposed. For businesses, building back better is about much more than corporate social responsibility: it is about truly aligning markets with the natural, social and economic systems on which they depend. It is about building real resilience, driving equitable and sustainable growth, and reinventing capitalism itself.
The case for ‘green’ stimulus measures is clear: they are likely to deliver more jobs and higher (equitable) growth in the short-term, while reducing longer-term risks linked to climate change and biodiversity loss – crises that, if unaddressed, will cause a level of disruption to our economies and societies orders of magnitude greater than COVID-19.
COVID-19 has exposed the fragility and societally negative outcomes of contemporary capitalist economies. It has strengthened the case for shifting to a more sustainable and inclusive model. The pandemic has temporarily weakened what Milton Friedman called ‘the tyranny of the status quo’ and created a context in which transformative change is at least possible. It is vital that we seize this opportunity to correct the broken incentives and information flows at the heart of our current model of capitalism.
If we don’t seize this opportunity to build back better – to reset and reinvent rather than ‘return to normal’ – systemic risks and vulnerabilities will continue to accumulate, making future shocks both more likely and more dangerous. Despite the tragedy, we must leverage the COVID-19 pandemic, and make sure that it becomes the catalyst for a profoundly positive transformation of the global economy, taking us closer to a world in which everyone can live well, within planetary boundaries.