As much as people today are discussing digital currency linked to carbon allowances, few seem interested in zooming out to examine the origins of assistance-based social engineering. This is a shame, because tens of millions of families in over 70 countries are now controlled through conditional cash transfers. Mexico was a testbed for programmable money tied to behavioral compliance with health, nutrition, and education services. Poor, predominately rural families, were the targets. The powers that be used Mexico to begin to work out strategies for getting conditional assistance into the hands of the global unbanked. The threat posed by robust informal economies to a global currency system is significant. I put together a detailed presentation on this topic for the “What’s Left?” podcast, based in the Bay Area, with the intent of linking Mexico’s Progresa, CCT program, to the Universal Basic Income pilot rolling out in Oakland. Along the way we dip into the planned role of blockchain public assistance for Oliver Reiser and Julius Stulman’s “World Brain” project and the eugenics-laced history that underpins the entire Human 2.0 campaign.
Here’s a link to the slide deck for the two talks each of which is about 3 hours.
Here’s a link to the relationship map I made for the Progresa CCT program.
Here’s a link to the 2014 World Bank slide deck on conditional cash transfers. They hook people by offering assistance no strings attached, for a limited time. Then conditions and enforcement mechanisms are added after dependency is established.
Clip of Mexican Senator Indira Kempis promoting cryptocurrency as a tool of “financial inclusion” for the unbanked.
Part One -Conditional Cash Transfers and the Global Brain
Part Two – Conditional Cash Transfers, UBI and the Liberal Road to Hell