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The Answer To Working From Home In The Current World Of New Normal

The Answer To Working From Home In The Current World Of New Normal 

Working from home is looking to be a real positive as we move forward with the disruptive forces of the COVID-19 pandemic. In countries where the bell curve is starting to flatten, plans of reopening businesses are being discussed although social distancing measures are still enforced. Schools, planes, cinemas, everywhere that have seating in close proximity is being redesigned to cater in the aftermath of this unprecedented catastrophe and it’s looking like this will be with us for the foreseeable future and maybe even beyond. The golden age of socialization is over, now being replaced with an ever-cautionary way of living. 

There are 3,389,979 confirmed cases worldwide with more than 1,124,676 United States citizens who have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 65,510 have died according to worldometer.info. More than 1,000 additional deaths have been announced on a daily basis since April 2nd in the U.S.alone. 

As the spread of the virus continues, political leaders seek to reopen parts of the country. The economic effect is overwhelming, unemployment claims have spiked and people are starting to feel the negative psychological effects of isolation. Life has been fundamentally reordered because of this virus and although portions of the country begin to reopen, health officials have warned the return of communal events and socializing would come in stages as the virus could surge again with a new wave in the months ahead.    

 

  

Ballooning unemployment has been the result of this pandemic causing a deep recession. Historically, in any other recession we’ve had in the past, unemployment has been an issue but at a slower pace. This time we have reached record highs in only 2 months and it is being reported it will take a long time to recover. 

 

To Work Or Not To Work

America’s flight crew of various airlines has also reacted to the risky situation of the lack of COVID-19 protocol and restrictions. Although major airlines are allowing passengers to do some seat switching to help with social distancing, passengers are not required to wear masks or stay 6 feet away from each other. This has prompted a call from the union of flight attendants to the Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, to “end all leisure travel until the virus is contained”.   

There has been widespread anxiety among workers in the United States about returning to work as some states attempt to begin the long and tedious process of recommencing economic enterprise at this stage of the pandemic, a survey reveals.  

According to a survey conducted by Fishbowl, An overall 81% of workers that took the survey from across the U.S. indicated that they would not feel safe if their state were to reopen now. The survey was answered by 19,689 verified professionals on the Fishbowl app from across the U.S. and included employees at companies such as EY, Deloitte, Accenture, Amazon, Edelman, Nike, Google, KPMG, and thousands of others.

Given that New York is the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the states, it’s not surprising that the state recorded the highest percentage of 85.35% suffering from the anxiety of returning to work right now, with only 14.64% said that they would feel safe returning to work. 

Previous Fishbowl surveys have revealed that 54 percent of workers fear layoffs at their companies as a deep recession grips the country. Nationwide, at least 26 million people have lost their jobs in the U.S. over the last month.

 

Profound Psychological Change

There has also been a considerable demand for homes in rural areas as people react to the pandemic, wanting to relocate from the dense urban areas to a more virus-free country location. 
It has been reported that there seems to be a discerning psychological about-face as people are more interested in buying a house at the foot of the mountains and that’s a complete flip from the demand where everyone wanted to live in the city that has been the trend for a very long time. 

So how does that fit in on the job front? Even before the Coronavirus pandemic hit, work from home businesses and the remote job market was increasing as more and more people are seeking a more flexible lifestyle allowing them to work from home. Due to the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 lockdown, companies are increasingly asking employees to work from home, but there are many who have lost their job entirely or laid off as a result of the pandemic.  

 

New Opportunities

Thanks to the technology of social media we can all stay connected virtually, and it also opens up many opportunities for either remote employment or starting your own business from home. The possibilities are many in the online sphere, in fields such as IT and computer, freelance, content creators creative arts, customer service, education, translation, sales, and marketing, and there are many more being created as we enter into this new normal world. 

 


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The Next Generation

Now we have the next-generation approach to working online and completely facilitating your own business on a platform that caters to e-commerce, creative artists, marketers, entrepreneurs, in fact, anything that comes to mind.  This visionary company, Markethive is the perfect springboard to anything you choose to do. In and of itself you can earn an income as you are paid to be active on the site by just referring three people to join you. 

Markethive has incorporated Blockchain Technology meaning it has its own ecosystem with the Markethive Coin which is distributed continuously. So just using the platform you will accumulate the cryptocurrency and are able to purchase goods and services. Blockchain Technology and the cryptocurrency sphere has enabled Markethive to align itself with the users’ need and right to be in control of their data and how they use their time to monetize their efforts. As we move forward with the launch of the Markethive Wallet App and coin exchanges the MHV coin will then provide liquidity. 

So what we have here is a money-making platform where you can showcase your talents on a social media interface to a multitude of like-minded entrepreneurs. Markethive also delivers the reach across the internet. The ability to register and assign your many social networks into the Markethive system produces the reach into the literal billions. This is the epicenter of all things linear. Below the comparison chart that illustrates Markethive has integrated everything needed for successful marketing and business practice, increasing your brand exposure, and generating an income. 

In a nutshell, Markethive is a multi-dimensional, deep level linking dynamics, social organizational integrated system. Integrating Vast Social networks reaches, internal social network connections, unlimited interconnected WordPress blogs, the vast API news sites like NBC, Wired Magazine, Bloomberg, Western journal, Mashable and 1000s of other news sites, that continue to expand due to the power of your own Markethive network and the collaboration of separate Markethive groups all working in union with each other.

 

Unprecedented New Age

The opportunities and extraordinary value we have here at Markethive are unprecedented and as we move into an age where more people are looking to work from home. In many areas, the internet has become too complicated, too expensive, and too competitive. Not to mention the personal data breaches and lack of privacy that has become big news and a real controversy.

Blockchain technology has made it possible for Markethive to advance and offer far more for far less than any other platform or program out there today. Markethive’s vision is to give privacy, autonomy with every opportunity for true wealth via universal income while simplifying the process for anyone to successfully create and operate any business from the Markethive all-in-one platform. 

This incorporates all inbound marketing tools, including email autoresponders, a stellar blogging platform, Storefronts with eCommerce capabilities, press release, and sponsored article portals, banner program, and banner impressions exchange, a video hub with video advertising, wallet with integrated messaging app and coin exchange plus so much more. 

It’s essentially a complete blockchain commerce system – A Social Market Network 

This puts Markethive in the category of the next generation Market Network and the first to be built on the blockchain. Collaboration and the social media aspect is an integral component and the community spirit has brought Markethive’s vision into reality. Apart from all the features that can be accessed by free members, There is the opportunity to upgrade to The Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program. This is the premium highest level you will ever have the opportunity to acquire. It contains all the leveraged advantages you need to accelerate your success in Markethive. All the benefits are outlined here. This is a time-limited opportunity and there are only two more days to left to upgrade at the time of writing this article. 

 

CEO and Founder of Markethive, Thomas Prendergast says,

“Markethive has already established itself in every country in the world. With the phenomena of the Covid 19 virus forcing the entire world to go home by force in many countries, the world is discovering entrepreneurialism and it is in the not too distant future, Markethive will explode across the planet.

If you had the clear focus of projective reasoning and purchased an Entrepreneur One before this wave explodes, you will be one of the very few with a system that will produce many millionaires and the generational wealth that will materialize, and that is why we built the Entrepreneur One platform. We built it for the Markethive visionaries and early adopters. Do not miss this once in a lifetime event. Do not just stand by as this massive event passes you by. Join Entrepreneur One now before the others sweep it up.”

 https://markethive.com/upgrademe

Conclusion

What has transpired and will be with us in the wake of this global pandemic is the perfect storm for the next generation social and marketing platform, blockchain-driven, utilizing cryptocurrency to rise up from the devastation caused on all fronts. Called a Market Network noted by experts in the field, this is part of the new way of doing things. This is where complete sovereignty and financial freedom is not only possible, it’s probable.  

If you like the idea and freedom of working from home or in a position where this crisis has affected you and are looking to adapt to a new career path then this may be the perfect time to shine. Markethive is truly dedicated to your education, success, and sovereignty with the automated tutorials to learn all aspects of Markethive and improve your user experience, plus it also pays all members to learn the Markethive system. 

Markethive is at present, in BETA and as this is a mammoth undertaking, some features still in the works. Our target of 500 Entrepreneur Ones is almost complete which means we can move forward with more integrations making Markethive the first and only next-generation Social Market Network on Blockchain. We have the platform, now it’s up to us to learn it and take back control of our own lives, of our lifestyles and our personal happiness. 

 

 

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Deb Williams
A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

THE INCENTIVIZED LOAN PROGRAM ILP A Powerful Way To Spread The Wealth

THE INCENTIVIZED LOAN PROGRAM (I.L.P) A Powerful Way To Spread The Wealth.

The Incentivized Loan Program is a powerful and beneficial way to spread the wealth. The ILP is essentially a loan and is regulatory friendly and in compliance with the UCC Code, in that, they can be compliant even with the most stringent regulatory frameworks around the world when it comes to fraud and money laundering. 

The ILP is like a convertible note which is defined as a type of short term debt financing used in early-stage capital raises. You can think of it as an IOU. 

It is essentially a legitimate way to finance projects via the blockchain and has been created and utilized by Markethive as an alternative crowdfunding means of raising funds.  Markethive is the first to offer the Incentivized Loan Program and will be one of the first companies to raise capital by decentralized crowdfunding of debt. 

ILP holders also share in the success of the company and enjoy a form of a return via interest from the net profit of the company which is 20% of the net revenue paid monthly and a balloon payment to be paid at the end of the duration of the note of 20 years. 

Here is a bullet point breakdown…

  • An Incentivized Loan Program creates a legally binding and conforming loan agreement. Because it is a debt instrument, it is not subject to tax and is compliant with the USA UCC code governing debt instruments. 

  • It is open to individuals around the world as loans are allowed almost everywhere.

  • The company doesn’t need to create tokens that are speculative and actually have no use. 

  • Markethive onboard operational capital through this debt structure. ILP holders are issued a transferable secure blockchain token.

  • The maximum amount of ILPs is limited to 1000, although we are targeting to distribute less than 1000. 1 share equals 1 full ILP.

  • Revenue generated from Markethive’s multiple revenue streams will fund the interest payments, paid through the ILP via the blockchain in MHV which can then be converted into the currency of your choice via the Markethive Coin Exchange.

  • 20% of the Net Revenue is paid to all ILP token holders per their pro-rata share as interest payments, as long as the principal is outstanding. A balloon payment is then paid out after 20 years and can be extended upon mutual agreement.  

  • The ILP Blockchain will securely, efficiently and accurately pay the interest payments on a periodical monthly basis. There can be no tampering with blockchain technology. 

  • ILP tokens are sellable through Markethive’s peer to peer auction-style exchange. This gives the ILP token holder control over their exit plan. 

  • ILPs can be broken down into fractions thereof. This can be down to 1/1000th of an ILP. There is a dedicated internal ILP Markethive Exchange being built where members can buy and sell their ILPs or fractions of their ILPs. This turns the ILP into a cash cow. 

  •  ILPs can also be obtained by upgrading from a free member to one of the Entrepreneur Loyalty Programs currently priced at $100 per month. A 1/10th of an ILP is allotted to you after 12 months of consecutive payments and for every year thereafter that you are an active subscriber. Come May1,2020 Price will change  No more Entrepreneur One, No ILP, so you'll want to act fast.

Imminent Growth – Lucrative Outcome

Based on the continual exponential growth according to internal and external data sources as well as ongoing development along with achieving every single milestone over the past 5 years, we are super confident we will exceed 5 million members within the next 2 years.

This is a very conservative estimate, however, based on this data, let’s play around with some figures. We can expect the following growth…

With just 10% of Markethive’s 5 million members upgrading to one of our Loyalty Programs at $100 per month equates to a monthly income of $5 million per month. 20% of the net revenue would be approximately $10 million per month. Divided by the maximum number of 1000 ILP shares, would represent a monthly income of $10,000 per month. For the holders of 1/10th of an ILP that represents a cool $1000 per month for a subscription payment of $100 per month. 

As the company grows the revenue will reflect that growth for a projected duration of 20 years before the loan becomes due which is regarded as a balloon payment. When we initially offered ILPs to our members, they were listed at $10,000, but as a growing amount of ILPs has already been acquired, the ILP is now listed at $100,000 per ILP.  As Markethive gets closer to exponential growth the value of the ILP will continue to increase along with the monthly interest payments. 

An ILP is like owning an Oil Well, as described by Thomas Prendergast, the Founder, and CEO of Markethive. 

Markethive is making it easy to access the ILPs for our rank and file members as we believe and embrace making Markethive everyone’s company. The Markethive coin along with the micropayment faucet is another process of giving our members long term wealth and revenue with a true ecosystem to make use of our coin beyond valuable.

Creating a “Universal Income” for entrepreneurs. Using our state-of-the-art integrated inbound marketing platform, social network, artificial intelligence, business services, ewallet, coin exchange, mining datacenter, incubator and blockchain income platforms for success in the crypto-preneurial and entrepreneurial markets.

View Markethive’s White Paper https://markethive.net/Markethive.Whitepaper.V4.pdf

 

So how do you get your hands on your share of an ILP? You can choose from the following 3 ways…

  1. You can wait for the ILP exchange to be completed and the Markethive wallet in place and then buy ILPs or shares from other members in the exchange.

  2. You can purchase ILP shares or partial shares from us (Markethive) directly. We sell full shares and fractions thereof as small as 1/100th for $1000. Purchase an ILP outright by contacting Douglas @ cfo@markethive.net (priorities are given to ILP purchasers) 

  3. You can upgrade to Entrepreneur One and receive a 1/10th share every year for up to 10 years, which works out to $1,200 a year and receive a 1/10th share. And once you have an Entrepreneur One account and stay current, you keep that account as long as you want.

Conclusion

Markethive’s growth and ever-improving Alexa Ranking, community involvement, the fact Markethive is a Social Network with continued interaction and engagement on the platform, becoming more prevalent each day moving forward. 

A social media platform with all the essential inbound marketing tools needed for growing a business, along with a cryptocurrency ecosystem to ensure universal income for its members. This company is not only poised for a successful launch of its system and Consumer Coin, but it is also set for long term growth and is the next generation of how we interact and conduct business online. 

Markethive is currently in Beta and start-up and the advantages you get today will not last long. You can be considered an early adopter.  Secure your future with the next generation Social Market Network offering you the perfect system for real long-term success, financial freedom, and a place you can call home. This web 3.0 model of social media, inbound marketing, and eCommerce is coming to fruition. This is truly the complete ecosystem for entrepreneurs. 

 

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The Coming Banner Exchange

The Banner Program in Relation to our traffic

 

Markethive has a unique banner proposal. All other Entrepreneur One advantages aside:
(get the full list of Entrepreneur One advantages here: https://markethive.com/group/marketingdept/blog/the-12-points-of-the-entrepreneur-one-upgrade )

The Banner option will only be available in the Entrepreneur One loyalty program. As we prepare to unveil it, banner advertising will shift from day to day limited to 7 days to banner ad exposures (not clicks).

Your Entrepreneur One account will deliver to you the maximum exposure as X divided by Y. That equates to X= the amount of page views Markethive receives monthly divided by Y the number of Entrepreneur One accounts. When this system is ready to deliver, Entrepreneur One will cut off and no longer be available to new subscribers. Current subscribers to Entrepreneur One will be the only resellers of the Banner option.

Illustration One (Monthly Page Views X and Current E1 subscribers Y) Analytical results of current stats are X = 22 million and Y = 115

That equals 191,130 impressions per Entrepreneur per month. Impressions sell for .01 per on average. That is $1,911.30 per month in Banner value. That is today, right now with current numbers and average cost per impression.

The only way members other than E1 will be able to run premium positioned banners is by bidding for banner impressions from the E1 group resale banner panel.

The Banner resell system and assigned monthly impressions is a permanent benefit of the Entrepreneur One upgrade program, among many other benefits.

Long term projections only make this offer that much more valuable, case in point.

Illustration Two (comparing traffic from top ranked CoinTelegraph) and assuming we sell out at the top threshold 1000 E1 accounts. We project Markethive traffic numbers will reach or exceed CoinTelegraph within 2 years, with over 50 million subscribers and an Alexa ranking under 900. Cointelegraph.com Alexa rank at this writing is 2,384.

This would equate to Markethive’s Monthly Page Views @ 317,384,880 and Current E1 subscribers max limit @ 1000)

That equals 317,384 impressions per Entrepreneur per month. Impressions sell for .01 per on average. That is $3,173.84 per month in Banner value. That is based on the maximum E1 upgrades allowed. I am pretty sure that number of E1s will be much smaller more along the line of 500. Based on 500 the value of impressions per month (634,769.76) would be around $6,347.70 per E1.

How this will be monetized for you. Each E1 banner account will have a store front to sell impressions to Markethive members automatically based on your ask price and/or the buyer’s bid price in an exchange type platform within the Advertising control panel.

This will allow you to sell impressions to members as well as buy or sell impressions to other E1 members. It will operate as an exchange so your impressions are yours to sell at any price you decide to sell them at. It is an exchange, selling impressions for ILPs, MHV coins, Markethive credits or USA.

Entrepreneur One (E1) members receive exclusive banner exchange store fronts to buy, sell and negotiate impressions for the business of banner advertising to Markethive members. This opens up many doors of advantages.

Case in point:

Offsite Reseller systems
Remember this is a win win situation as it both brings you business (revenue) and associate members

  1. Coinbound.io
    Banner Ads can be offered for sale via impressions or terms.


     
  2. Coinzilla.com
    Banner Ads can be offered for sale via impressions or terms.


     
  3. Bitmedia.io
    Banner Ads can be offered for sale via impressions or terms.


     
  4. AdClerks.com
    Monetize unsold space instantly with SwiftAds


     
  5. Adshares.net
    Decentralized Advertising


     
  6. Adsboot.com
    Blockchain Empowered Crypto Ad Network!


     
  7. Adex.network
    AdEx is trust-minimized solution for digital advertising


     
  8. Coinad.com
    Impressions priced banner advertising


     
  9. Btcsurf.io
    The largest Advertising Crypto-community

 

Focusing solely on the Banner aspect of Entrepreneur One (E1) it should be clear to everyone, the simple $100 per month over the lifetime of this upgrade (10 years) can easily return over $350,000. That is a nice return ROI for $100 per month (10 years = $12,000)

This is very limited and once we have the banner ad exchange panel ready to be released, this offer ends.

Whichever comes first, 1000 Entrepreneur One upgrades or the Banner Control Panel release. This offer once acquired is good for life as long as the monthly membership fees are current.

Other upgrades will come, but none of them will compare to the magnitude this offer gives you.

Oh yeah, one more juicy detail, as Markethive subscriptions grow and grow, the demand for Banner ads just internally will be huge and they will only be available from you E1s. Keep that in mind as we approach 5 million, 50 million, 500 million or more.

Next up will be the Press Release system.

This will be included in E1. Allowing you a press release worth 1 Bitcoin per month to sell or use.
Similar type Press release offer from Cointelegraph.com selling for 1 Bitcoin.

Summary

Markethive is making these incredibly financially rewarding offers to you, her early adopters to help you as you help us finance this big project. The potential here is literally billions of profit per month. And you’re invited. Our numbers back this up.

Ready to upgrade? Welcome aboard!
https://markethive.com/upgrademe

 

THE RABBIT HOLE OF MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING MLM

THE RABBIT HOLE OF MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING (MLM)

The Multi-Level Marketing Industry has been around for decades starting out with home parties or Party Plan and predominantly seen by women as a way to supplement the family income. MLM companies never advertised on mainstream media, so relied on word of mouth and solicited recruitment of anyone inexperienced or otherwise, and that was all well and good until the hype of fulfilling dreams of getting rich beyond your wildest dreams, firing your boss, becoming your own boss all because of the unsustainable and complicated compensation plans created by the company to entice anyone that would listen.  

Over time the MLM industry has evolved online and this is when scams escalated and the promise of untold wealth for doing nothing really became a mindset.  Some companies have products albeit a few making outrageous claims about the benefits, but many don't have a product or service or at the very least they portray a facade of digital products that could normally be accessed online for free. The latter has been dubbed a money game showcasing their gimmicky comp plans since the internet era. Fundamentally, if an MLM company pushes recruiting and is only interested in building a team to fill up a matrix in the compensation plan, not focusing on acquiring customers to buy their product, this is considered a pyramid scheme and very much a red flag.  

There are programs that have failed, only to pop up later with a new name but similar model sucking in unsuspecting and usually desperate people looking to make an income online, or even worse believe the promise of getting rich quick. There are a number of individuals that keep launching new companies, all with matrix or binary comp plans then eventually closing them, then move on to the next, then another, and people losing money hand over fist with no recourse.

 

Common Sense. Do The Math

MLMs work by geometric expansion, where you get ten to sponsor ten, to sponsor ten, and so on. This is usually shown as an expanding matrix (looks very much like a "pyramid"!) with corresponding kick-backs at various levels.

The problem here is one of common sense. At a mere three levels deep this would be 1,000 people. At six levels deep, that would be 1 million people believing and expecting to make the amount of money promised to fulfill their dreams of becoming a millionaire. This, of course, must go on ad infinitum. This is proven to be unsustainable, there just wouldn’t be enough people in the world, let alone interested prospects, not to mention the attrition or churn rate of recruits. 

I have spoken to individuals who know its limitations and flaws and they just say, “That’s ok, at least I can make some money while it lasts.” What about the poor people that come in after you? 

The ethical question is, Are MLMs a morally acceptable way to make money? 

 

There are a few MLM companies that have been around for years that are legitimate as they concentrate on selling the products, some have even done away with their suspect compensation plan to stay in good stead with the Federal Trades Commission. (FTC)  Illegal pyramid schemes do have a product, but critics say that many MLMs have a business model that focuses on recruiting “downline” and getting new distributors to buy the product, rather than on actual sales to consumers, making them akin to pyramid schemes.

When you take a look at the FTC, and what they have to say about MLM companies, you need to offer retail products in order to stay in compliance with the law. This can be confusing for some however what it means is a company must have retail products that can be purchased by customers only without them having to become a distributor and buy into the opportunity offered through the comp plan to get those products.

 

Multi-Level Marketing Is The “Brand”

Robert L. FitzPatrick is an expert in examining and revealing deception and fraud in Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, and bogus home-based businesses opined,

“MLMs do not have brands in the same way that conventional companies do. Some MLMs have almost no "customers" at all other than their own “distributors” and most of them last less than a year. Arguably, MLM can’t be understood by business analysts because it more closely resembles a cultic religion than a business.

MLM’s “brand” is not based on products or on company culture, customer loyalty, or on new technology or social or political values. The brands of all MLM companies are one and the same, "multi-level marketing" itself, the contradictory business model, involving recruiting your own competitors and “being your own customer.” Each and all require “endless chain” recruiting and they always produce the same outcome: the majority of all “commissions” wind up in the hands of the top 1% of recruiters, kind of like a pyramid scheme always does.”

Polarization Runs Deep

While this is the most difficult point to make, it is perhaps the most important. Anyone who has any experience with an MLM has strong feelings, either for or against, and this is the problem. Polarization runs deep. 

There are a host of issues brought forth regarding multi-level marketing companies, often from former distributors and the disgruntled community is growing. If you search YouTube, you can find countless videos outlining the numerous problems with various MLM companies.

 

How MLMs Defend Themselves

There have been many arguments raised by MLMers. 

“How can it be a pyramid scheme if it’s legal?” 
Through some crafty loopholes. The fact that there is an actual product to sell allows them to operate and give the appearance of legitimacy. If you need to fill your matrix up to be eligible for commissions, it’s a pyramid scheme. 

“You just haven’t found a good MLM yet.” 
Wrong. A good MLM is an oxymoron. Multi-level Marketing is the brand. No matter what products they have, if the distributors are forced to recruit, then most are doomed to failure. The biggest problem with MLM’s is that most distributors don’t make a profit. In fact, a majority end up losing money. According to the FTC, an astounding 99% of recruited sellers lose money. From the FTC report: “MLM as a business model is the epitome of an “unfair or deceptive acts or practice”.

“But how is this any different from any other major corporation where the CEO makes the most money?” 
Because the people below the CEO at legit companies get paid salaries and have actual benefits. They don’t depend on endless chains of recruiting new members and asking for money upfront.

Comp Plans Detailed

Jeff Babener, Babener & Associates/MLMLegal.com published a guide explaining the major types of plans. The two outlined below became popular since the advent of computer technology.  

The Matrix Plan

This plan looks like a grid in which a distributor is limited to a certain number of recruits at each level. For example, in a 3-by-5 matrix, each level down to five can have only three downline distributors.

This type of plan is sometimes considered to be more gimmicky than others. Why? Because due to the width limitations, new recruits may find themselves placed underneath upline distributors who did not directly recruit them. In a three-wide matrix, for instance, the fourth distributor you personally sponsor would be placed under one of the first three distributors you personally sponsored (your first-level distributors).

Matrix plans have been subjected to attacks by regulatory agencies because they sometimes look like "a game." By and large, they have not had a successful record in the industry, and they foster nonproducers, which makes the upline distributors resentful. Nevertheless, several major companies operate matrix plans. 

 

Binary Plan

The binary plan is the newest on the scene. In a binary plan, a distributor is allowed to occupy one or more "business centers," each limited to two downline legs. Compensation is paid on group volume of the downline legs rather than a percentage of sales of multiple levels of distributors. In other words, payment is volume-driven rather than level driven. Sales volume must be balanced in the two legs to be eligible for commissions, which are paid at designated points when target levels of group sales are achieved. 

The distributor may occupy multiple positions and may re-enter or loop below the other two leg matrices in which he or she has been active. There is no depth limit on payment but each matrix has a finite amount that can be paid out, thus necessitating involvement in multiple two-leg matrices. 

The binary is the most controversial of plans. The binary had its unfortunate origins in the early 1990s in fraudulent gold coin programs, and its use later for other questionable products did not help. Those subsequent products were generally high-ticket one-time purchases such as consumer service or travel memberships, travel certificates, or overpriced prepaid phone cards. By the end of the 1990s, and after many legal challenges, the binary was not in great favor, and only companies like USANA, that had applied the concept to consumables, seemed to be around.

Critics charged that the implementation of binary plans brought on legal and business problems. Companies and distributors tended to promote the plan rather than the product, creating accusations of a "money game." Often plans had a one-time sale requirement which created a something-for-nothing atmosphere and appearance of payment for headhunting recruitment. 

The multiple business center approach was often presented as a "purchase of a business center," an "investment," or a "front-load" of product. The ability to stack personal business centers also created the possibility of front-loading. The required balancing of sales volume between legs meant that hard work might yield no payoff and income would be forfeited because personal production did not count if balanced sales volume did not occur. 

Finally, the multiple re-entry or looping created a "game-like" atmosphere in which an individual could end up in the downline of someone he or she had sponsored. For the distributor looking long term at a distributorship that might be sold, this "looping" also made it virtually impossible to place a value on a distributorship because no continuous downline genealogy could exist.

 

The Legitimacy Of Multi-Level Marketing

An issue in determining the legitimacy of a multilevel marketing company is whether it sells its products primarily to customers or to its distributors who must recruit new members to buy their products. In other words, does it emphasize getting products or services into the hands of consumers, or does it emphasize making money by finding new recruits? If it falls into the latter category, run away, fast. In the end, it’s the product, not the compensation plan that drives success.

Most people that are lured into these companies have little money to invest and want to believe the hype about utopian promises, get rich quick schemes, and how they can achieve great success. How they can fire their boss and be their own boss. Essentially, you are not your own boss. You have no control over the company, its products, people you recruit, or comp plan. 

Multi-level marketing companies are not new. However, with the rise of social media, more people are becoming fed up with their tactics. In fact, there is an anti-MLM subreddit devoted to calling out MLM practices and product quality. If you are considering buying a product from or signing up with an MLM opportunity, do your research first. 

 

Legitimate Company Investments Out Of Reach For Most? Not Any More.

The idea of investing in a legitimate company at a grassroots or shareholder level was out of the question. Only capital investors or entrepreneurs with millions of dollars were invited or could get involved. Hence the saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”, until now.

Markethive has been created for the rank and file to achieve success on every level. Starting out with the ability to promote your business with all the inbound marketing tools including blogging platforms, email services, CMS, etc, which you would normally have to pay for is free to use at Markethive. Then there is the collaborative social media platform of like-minded individuals which of course is free. It’s free but you get paid to use it! 

Huh? How? Blockchain Technology and Markethive’s crypto ecosystem has made this a reality for everyone to attain sovereignty and the freedom to create an income. It’s also the answer to an inequitable marketing industry.

But the icing on the cake is the ability to become a shareholder in Markethive via the Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program for $100 per month. This involves not only your cumulative share of an ILP (Incentivized Loan Program) but a number of cottage businesses that are like your franchises where the earning potential on these genuine products is huge.

The first one being launched at the end of this month is the Banner Impressions Exchange. (BIX) Markethive does all the work, drives the traffic and you sell your share of impressions for the price you set. You keep all the profits from the impressions you sell, for one small flat monthly fee of $100. Now that’s an offer never seen before and allows regular folks like you and me to realize financial success in a real company, not driven by greed or imperialistic status. 

Marketers and businesses pay 10 to 20 times more than $100 per month just for the inbound marketing tools mentioned above that you get for free in Markethive!  

Real Business. Real Services. Making Dreams a Reality

This is not MLM, this is a real business and social market platform with next-generation technology and provides services that are proven and products with substantiated and provable facts. These are products that are being used all over the internet for the purpose of creating exposure to all businesses and content. This medium is increasing exponentially as more companies choose to advertise online. It’s unfortunate that MLM victims are so accustomed to getting ripped off they find it difficult to determine a genuine company.

The Visionary and Founder of Markethive, Thomas Prendergast explains in this video the conditioned mindset of the many that keep them trapped in the merry go round of living week to week, paycheck to paycheck. He also elaborates on the BIX that will be open for all Entrepreneur One upgrades to trade,

What do the rich buy? A millionaire mindset vs the poverty mindset

Breaking News

The Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program for $100 per month is limited to 500 with the rollout of the first of many franchises (BIX) expected to launch on May 1st, 2020. After that date, if there are any E1s left they will be available for the purchase of $1,500 per month. Until then, we are calling on people to beta test the exchange.

The Entrepreneur Two, Three, Four, etc, have been taken off the table to focus on the Apprentice and Journeyman subscriptions. More on that soon. 

If you’re still thinking about upgrading to E1 to take advantage of the money machines Markethive has in store for you as well as becoming a shareholder, you only have 8 days left at the time of writing this. Don’t be a “shoulda, woulda, coulda”, that can be a costly exercise. You really can be your own boss with the control required to succeed in Markethive making it your primary source of income.  

Click this link to upgrade before May 1st.   https://markethive.com/upgrademe

 

 

ecosystem for entrepreneurs

 

 

Deb Williams
A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

Sundays gathering and the current shift

It is Passover week and the celebration of the Resurrection of Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ). This Sunday we will celebrate His resurrection. Crucified on Wednesday and Mary found the tomb empty pre-dawn on early Sunday morning, an event that changed everything, whereas Jesus gave all of us a pathway to salvation and everlasting life. He is Risen!

Then there is 1948 an event not only prophesied by Christ in Mathew 24:32 but prophesied over 2500 years ago when Israel existed prior to the diaspora (the exilation of the Jews from their homeland) “Jesus said.. Learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.” ~ MATTHEW 24:32

When the LORD mentioned the fig tree in Jeremiah 24:5, Hosea 9:10, and Joel 1:6-7, He was always describing Israel. There is no one who could argue otherwise.

So, back to 1948.. 70 years ago, on May 14th, the ancient Biblical Nation of Israel was officially “reborn.” The LORD prophesied, around 3,000 years ago, that the Israelite Jews would be exiled from their Holy Land for around 2,500 Years. After that period of separation, He promised to return them to their Promised Land. We read in Ezekiel, Chapter 37 and verse 21 –

“Thus saith The LORD God: Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them back into their own Land.”

 

In 606 BC, the Jewish exile began. In the exact number of Biblically-prophesied years later, God fulfilled His age-old promise to the Jewish people. He gathered them from all nations of the world, wherever they had been scattered, and brought them back into their God-given Holy Land. I love the mathematical prophecy which is found in the Book of Ezekiel. In Chapter 4, verses 4-6, the LORD said to Ezekiel –

“Lay upon your left side.. For I have laid upon you the YEARS of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety (390) days: so shall you bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when you have accomplished them, lie again on your right side, and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty (40) days: I have appointed you each day for a YEAR (430).”

God was speaking of judgment upon Israel, as a whole, but mentioned Judah separately from Israel because (at that time) the Nation was split into two Kingdoms. Judah represented the Southern Kingdom. There were 390 days of judgment against the ten Northern Tribes of Israel, and 40 days against the two Southern Tribes of Israel – which equaled 430 years of judgment against the Jewish Nation.

Israel was taken into captivity by Babylon for exactly 70 years. So, 430 years minus 70 years fulfilled during the captivity = 360 years remaining in the judgment. After the Babylonian captivity, many have wondered where exactly the remaining 360-year judgment was in Israel’s history? We must look to the Biblical “7X Factor” of God’s judgment.

Biblical scholars could not find any specific captivity or dispersion that fulfilled the 360 years left in the judgment, until a closer look into the Book of Leviticus revealed the “seven times” prophetic warning (Leviticus 26:18, 21, 27-28 & 33). In those verses, God warned Israel that if they continued in their disobedience then He would multiply their judgment by “seven.”

God always says what He means, and He means what He says. When we apply the 7X factor to the remaining 360 years of judgment against the Nation of Israel, we arrive at 2,520 years of judgment remaining. Now, the LORD gave the Jews the most sophisticated calendar on Earth. It is both a Lunar and a Solar calendar.

The Jewish calendar uses a 360-day Lunar (and Prophetic) year, and then adds a Leap Month on specific years to accurately coincide with the Solar cycle – which we use on our Julian calendar. The Holy Bible uses 360-day years for prophecies, and expects us to add the appropriate leap months on schedule. So, the easiest way to unravel this prophecy is to first convert it into days: 2,520 years x 360 days = 907,200 days of judgment remaining against Israel, after the Babylonian captivity.

We then convert the 907,200 days into our 365.25 day Solar (Julian) years (the .25 adjusts for leap years), and we end up at 2,483.78 years of judgment remaining. Starting with the 70 years of Babylonian captivity, we arrive at 536 BC. We then add the 2,483 years of judgment which are left – plus one year (because there is no “zero” BC or AD) – and we arrive at 1948 AD! How amazing is that?! God is truly right on time – all of the time.

In the spring of 1948, Israel was officially declared – and globally recognized as – a Nation again for the first time in over 2,500 years. HalleluYah! Prepare to have your mind blown even more… The time period of the Jews being exiled from their Holy Land by the Babylonians to the year in which Babylon destroyed Jerusalem was 19 years. The time period of Israel regaining their Homeland in 1948 to reclaiming Jerusalem as their Holy Capital City in 1967 was 19 years!

I believe that God had mirrored the years of their exile and their return for a sure sign that it was His Divine Hand at work. It was in June of 1967, when the Islamic armies surrounding Israel attacked the Jewish State from every border. They were looking to finish what Hitler started, by attempting to wipe out the Jewish people and the Nation of Israel from the face of the earth.

Though greatly outnumbered by tens of thousands of troops, the small number of Israeli forces not only defended their Nation valiantly but (after only a Six-Day War) they recaptured their ancient Biblical Capital of Jerusalem. Islamists had controlled the Holy City ever since taking it from the Christians centuries earlier. Israel defeated nearly a half dozen hostile Muslim nations in less than one week.

It became crystal clear, to all observers that God was with His beloved Nation of Israel in the War. Scholars and historians call the Israeli military victory nothing short of a miracle. The Six-Day War also mirrored an ancient battle in our Holy Bible to a tee. In the Book of Joshua, Chapter 6:3-4, we find that the Israelite Army won the victory at Jericho in only six days –

“You shall compass the city, all the men of war, going around the city once. Thus shall you do six days.”

By the 7th day, Joshua and his Army had obtained the victory – just as the Israeli Army did in 1967. There can be no doubt that the LORD, Himself, was fighting on behalf of Israel on both occasions. He always has, and He always will…

What does this have to do with Markethive? Keep reading….The Holy Spirit is guiding this letter.

No one can argue that we are not in the season of the end of the Church Age. All the signs are here and becoming more evident as each day passes by.

Matthew 24:37

As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.

Jesus Christ said that end-time events would be like those during the time of Noah. What were those conditions like, and why should we be concerned?

Discussing the time near His return to earth, Jesus declared, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:26-27).

It appears people thought they were living normal lives during the time Noah lived, just before the Flood. They were oblivious to the impending disaster. So what was Jesus talking about?

Widespread violence

Since He said that the last days would parallel the society of Noah’s day, we can look further into God’s Word to learn what He meant. The book of Genesis explains what conditions were like at that time.

Not long after God placed human beings on earth, mankind quickly headed toward self-destruction. Following Adam and Eve’s example of rejecting God’s instructions, humanity became increasingly hostile and corrupt. By the time of Noah, “the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

Because of this, God said that He was “sorry” that He had created mankind (verse 6) and told Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth” (verse 13).

God’s grieving was not sorrow for making a mistake. God doesn’t make mistakes. God gave His human creation the freedom to choose between right and wrong (Proverbs 1:29-31), and He was grieved in His heart to see how far humanity had fallen from what He originally intended.

Living in perilous times

It seems God gave humanity 120 years to change its evil ways. God said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years” (Genesis 6:3).

The 120 years of Genesis 6:3 refers to the time God’s longsuffering would continue with that generation (Barnes’ Notes on the Bible). During those 120 years, Noah preached a warning message, and God waited patiently for heartfelt reform (1 Peter 3:20).

Living in this evil society that refused to repent, Noah alone found favor in God’s sight as a “righteous” person. We’re told that he was “moved with godly fear” and built an ark (Genesis 7:1; Hebrews 11:7). Because of the widespread violence in the world at that time, God decided to repopulate the earth through this faithful man and his descendants (Genesis 6:17-18).

 

Violence today

The apostle Paul said that before Christ’s return the world would have perilous times, filled with pleasure-seeking, materialism, immorality, violence, idleness and a rejection of the things of God (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

A major reason for God’s bringing the great Flood was that the earth was filled with violence (Genesis 6:13).

Consider the age we live in. There’s been an alarming increase in global violence just in the past 100 years. Wars in the past 90 years killed more people than during the previous 500 years combined (“War and Conflict”). An estimated 203 million people were killed by wars just in the 20th century (Matthew White, Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century, 2010, “Deaths by War”).

Between 170 and 360 million people were killed by governments in the 20th century, apart from war. Recently, more civilians have been dying in armed conflicts than combatants themselves, accounting for 90 percent of casualties since 1945. Just in the last decade, war has claimed the lives of an estimated 2 million children and has disabled another 4 to 5 million children.

A silent form of violence is perpetrated around the world by deliberate abortions of innocents. Each year about 44 million abortions are performed globally (“Global Abortion Rates, 2008”).

Globally, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has documented more than 125,000 violent terrorist attacks since 1970 (“2013 Terrorist Attacks”). Martha Crenshaw, a START board member, reported, “Sadly, it seems to be increasingly acceptable in certain belief systems to kill as many members of the other religious community as possible. Moral restraints seem to be eroding” (CNN.com).

Indeed, things are changing in the world. Jesus Christ said, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19). We are currently living in an age where these vices are becoming more commonplace. “We’ve seen a fairly steep upward trajectory in the total of terrorist attacks and fatalities worldwide,” said Gary LaFree, START’s director. “We are convinced that a big chunk of this is real change in the world.”

Indeed, things are changing in the world. Jesus Christ said, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19). We are currently living in an age where these vices are becoming more commonplace.

Substantial research on our Western culture has demonstrated the correlation between media violence and youths exhibiting violent behaviour in society. Studies show that in the United States a typical child will view more than 200,000 acts of violence, including 16,000 murders, on television before the age of 18. Television programs display 812 violent acts per hour. A recent study found that 15 percent of music videos contain interpersonal violence. Still another modern source of violent exposure is access to the Internet and video games (“The Impact of Media Violence”).

As the violence of this age increases, God’s message becomes more fitting: “There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint, with bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone who dwells there will waste away” (Hosea 4:1-3).

 

Respect for life

After the Flood, human history began again through Noah’s family. God then reinforced the special significance and sanctity of human life.

Addressing Noah and his sons, God said, “Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:5-6).

Following this decree, God pointed to the rainbow as the sign of a covenant that He would never again destroy all the inhabitants of earth with a flood (verses 15-16).

Had God’s instructions to respect life been followed throughout history, it would have had the effect of upholding the sanctity of human life. Now, as in Noah’s day, we’re seeing a growing culture of flagrant disregard for human life.

Examples for us

The Flood of Noah’s day, like the destroying fire of Lot’s day, became an enduring example of punishment for disobedience. The apostle Peter echoed Jesus’ connection between these two events, explaining that God “did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:5-6; compare Luke 17:26-30).

Throughout human history there have been many evils committed. Why, then, didn’t God punish every generation of humanity for its sinful behavior? One reason is that God is longsuffering and merciful to His creation (Exodus 34:6-7), not delighting in the destruction of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11). In His wisdom, sometimes God chooses to show mercy (Romans 9:15).

Even though all people have sinned and do sin (Romans 3:23), only God can determine when an entire society or nation has violated His laws to a critical point where He will tolerate no more. It was in God’s perfect judgment that He destroyed the world during the days of Noah, allowing it to serve as an example for all mankind to learn from. To learn more about the similar societal conditions that led to the sudden destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Lot’s day, please read the article about Sodom and Gomorrah.

History often repeats

In Noah’s day, the time of punishment came when God “saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

A risk that people take when rejecting God’s merciful call to repentance is that their hearts can become hardened. God says, “In accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who ‘will render to each one according to his deeds’” (Romans 2:5-6).

The first time God brought His judgment on the earth, it was by a great flood of water. The next time God punishes the whole earth, it will be at Christ’s return, when He will “render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword the LORD will judge all flesh” (Isaiah 66:15-16).

He will come unexpectedly

So Jesus Christ’s warning in Luke 17 was that when He returns in great power and majesty to save an unsuspecting world, the vast majority of people will still be eating and drinking, focusing on their everyday lives, unaware of the dangerous times they’re living in. Just as the people in Noah’s day, people in the end times will be ignoring the warning messages and rejecting God’s righteous ways (Matthew 24:37-39, 44).

Noah, the prophet of God, was very likely mocked and ridiculed for preaching “righteousness” (2 Peter 2:5). The Bible reveals that in the end times, prior to Christ’s return, people will also ignore warnings to repent. As Peter notes, “Scoffers will come in the last days, … saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’” (2 Peter 3:3-4).

Jesus added, “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day [of Christ’s coming and God’s wrath] come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:34-36).


20 years ago the Lord gave me a vision and an urgency to get what has taken me over 20 years of intense work to build. It once was Veretekk, the first Inbound Marketing platform started back in 1996 and closed down around 2014. I thought I was done but about the same time I was given a clear blue print vision to build Markethive and to restart from scratch. I built the blue prints and design interfaces based on what I had learned from building Veretekk.

I then came up with an innovative way to fund this new site with what was called the BOD (Bond of Debt) whereas loans were paid back in full in 20 years and in the meantime a percentage of the new revenue would be set aside and paid to the BODs.  We rose over $300,000 within a month and began building the new system.Then came the process of finding a name. We struggled with finding the right name. Names like: etolia.com; ewava.com; prosbay.com; sohogear.com; sohomeme.com; yayacom.com; youdontsay.com; memebubble.com; entreport.com; gear-head.com; freedomfox.com and more, but none of them popped for me.

One evening in basic despair for a name I fell asleep in deep prayer to the Father for a name. Upon waking He gave me the name “Markethive” for which all domains where available, all social networks and all trademarks were available. This name fit my parameters of being 3 syllables or less, two words with both words being common and both words being both a noun and a verb.

Markethive has been registered and used for over 19 years and that domain expired and became available on the day I searched it and I immediately bought it. Along with it I got all the other 20 some TLDs. Then I searched the social networks, the word Markethive was available on all of them. So I set them all up. Then came the Trademark and with trepidation I searched and was shocked, SHOCKED there was no Markethive trademark for any classes, so I purchased them all.

Do you see the divine influence here? Along the way I have experienced amazing miracles. Many many miracles similar to the following one: Early into building this in 1999 I was out of money on the verge of losing it all. Here is what happened (BTW: Just talked to my friend Garry Howard who was my account exec at NonstopNet to make sure the story was accurate).

I had just financed our first real server farm. $1 million dollars worth. We had just launched one of our first private labelled automated marketing programs (For Life Force International via Corey Citron) with over 50,000 members and 5000 paying us $50 per month for it. Our colo (data center) called NonstopNet, financed the deal and we justified the $50,000 based on our projections. Shortly after launching the system, NonStopNet accused us of spamming and shut all our servers down for 4 weeks, destroying the credibility of Veretekk and killing that income. This left me with zero money in the bank and zero capital coming in. We needed a miracle.

So Back to urgent prayer I went.

First out of the blue NonStopNet has a funding withdrawal (in an attempt to go public) and immediately fails. At the same time out of the blue I make $50,000 selling a domain from an unsolicited offer to buy it. I sold it and collected the badly needed funds.

I find a new colo Unified Web, for a fraction of what NonStopNet was charging me.  The bankruptcy trusty called me and told me we could purchase all our servers ($1 million worth) for $10,000 but had to have it all out in 24 hours.

Unified Web was 4 blocks away and sent the guys over to pick it all up and we were back up within 24 hours, owning all our equipment with $40,000 in the bank. OK? I call that divine intervention.

Are we living in Biblical times? Is Markethive a vision? Is the Lord returning in our lifetime? Are the ways things done in the world shifting dramatically? Is Markethive part of all this?

I believe we are. What do you believe? Within a matter of two years our traffic has surged to over 400,000 unique visits a day, over 60 million monthly impressions and 50,000 members. And our growth is about to become exponential. It is all about timing. I am grateful to the Lord for all of this and especially for you and those whom have upgraded to EntrepreneurOne.

Markethive has engines that are growing to become major engines. We are now building the money machines, for you.

Have you upgraded to Entrepreneur One yet? Why not?

https://markethive.com/group/marketingdept/blog/entrepreneuroneupgradeareciprocalblessingitworksbothways

How On The Money Wheel works

How On The Money Wheel works.
Welcome to On The Money where one spin can make your dreams come true.
We designed this regal purple wheel to make you feel like a king or a queen and to do three critical things for your online business.
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You see that Gold wheel below. It has 16 prizes slots
 
To see how it works, Give the wheel a spin , and you will win one of the prizes on the wheel, and if that's all you want to do, you can join the site free, collect your reward and start receiving more traffic.
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When you have a product or service on the Wheel you will gain huge exposure for that product or service.
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At On-The-Money, you can brand the wheel with your name and logo. You don't need to worry about doing the setup work or maintain the wheel, and you can have a very lucrative business online without the hassles, the headaches, the start-up costs, or the overheads.
 
Phil and I know all the headaches, the hassles, and the costs of maintaining websites online, and we decided that since we have this know-how to do all that is required, we will do it for you, and that's how On-The-Money-Wheel was born.
 
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Faith is stronger than Fear

To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement.  We’ve been through wars before, we’ve experienced 9/11 and the global financial crisis. We’ve lived through periods of tremendous change and turmoil in the world, and at various moments in the history of society when no one could predict what would happen next.

But the level of fear and uncertainty we are currently witnessing is unprecedented. We see it on people’s faces, we hear it in their voices, and, now that we are all in our homes, with little real connection with each other, we are witnessing it on social media. We are scared of being hurt, we are scared of the economy, we are scared of not being in control, and now we are even scared of each other.

 Fear is a natural human instinct. It’s our 2-million-year-old brain that is designed to protect ourselves in the moment, for the sake of survival. It’s always looking for what’s wrong, so you can fight, run away from threat, or freeze. But if you do one of these three things every time you are fearful, or have pain, you’re going to be constantly fighting, running away, or stopping and putting your life on hold. And that is no way to live.

Look, every day we drive down a highway with nothing but a painted yellow line dividing you from cars that are hurling headfirst towards you at 70 miles per hour. You know that every single day people cross that line. They kill innocent people just like yourself on the other side of it.

And you also know that a certain percentage of those drivers are drunk. You also know some are texting. Some are falling asleep. Those are facts. Every single day this happens all over the world. In fact, 1.4 million people will die in car accidents each year around the world. That's more than 3,200 a day.

And yet we still get in our cars and drive. Why? Because of another “f” word that is 100 times more powerful than fear. FAITH.

Faith is not learned, it’s something we are born with. Faith is what fuels us through times of fear and uncertainty. It is more powerful than any emotion, even fear. When all hell is breaking loose, it gives us the ability to find our center, to help ourselves and others to find answers, to find a higher meaning in the midst of our pain and in spite of our fear. And if you’re a leader, you take that certainty and transfer it into others, because human conviction has a viral effect and will spread. You bring unwavering certainty to chaotic environments through the power of your faith.

Faith is knowing that at our core we're more than anything we will ever face, and we can handle whatever life brings us. We always have and we always will. That is the power of the human race.

Human beings are unique from other species in that we have the ability to control our behavior, to train ourselves to be emotionally fit and create an inner strength, a psychology of resilience. One failure does not mean we stop trying. Animals don’t have this! Anyone who has ever trained a dog knows this well. They experience one, maybe two “failures” and they’ve learned their lesson, they won’t try again. We are the opposite; we are eternal optimists. We fail, and then we try again.

Just look at some of the most successful companies in the world today. Most of their founders and leaders experienced massive failure – many times over – before they were successful. Think about some of the happiest, most connected couples you know. Chances are, each one of them “failed” at relationships in the past, but did they give up? No. They learned, they adapted, they grew, and they started over.

The beautiful gift of being human is that we're resilient as a species. We're adaptable by nature. This won’t be the only crisis this world will ever go through, and it won’t be the only crisis any one of us ever goes through, and it certainly won’t be the only crisis that anyone we love ever goes through. People are shaped not by how things go when things are going well; people’s lives are shaped by the most difficult times.

We have a resourcefulness inside ourselves that says no matter what happens in life, who I am is bigger than anything that could ever happen to me or anyone I love. No problem is permanent, and nothing that happens is pervasive.

Life is both pain and pleasure, both opportunity and challenge, both birth and death. There is a season and a time for everything, and it’s not for us to decide what the right season is, or which season we should be in. It’s our job to embrace the season that’s been given to us.

In this uncomfortable moment, it feels a lot like winter, doesn’t it? Everyone is isolated in their homes, trying to protect themselves from the cold and stay warm. And, for many people, it’s the season of boredom. Schools and restaurants are closed, social events are on hold, office workers are homebound and for those who are out in the world, like healthcare workers, there is a feeling of trepidation, of dangerous exposure.

But as Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Albert Camus once said, “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

Winter doesn’t last forever. Spring always follows. We will spring back to normal life, like we always do, like we’ve done for centuries. And when we do, will you be prepared? Are you trained for future challenges? It’s been said; The meeting of preparation and opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. In every crisis lies opportunity. People who are successful are not lucky; they are just prepared for opportunities that come their way. Anticipation is power.

So, what are you going to do during this winter season? Are you going to sit back in boredom? Or, maybe out of that boredom, join the fearful crowds, magnifying meaning and exaggerating risk to the point where there is only the worst-case scenario? Will you create disempowering emotions and bring yourself and others down? Or will you discipline your fears, stand guard at the door of your mind, rise to the challenge that is facing us, and adopt beliefs that empower you?

Regardless of what's happening around you, there is a part of you that’s strong. Call on that part of you. The part of you that’s hungry. The part of you that is courageous in the face of unfathomable fear. The part of you that won’t put up with excuses, smallness and bullshit. Call that part of you forth – call that part of you to step up to become what you were MADE for.

It’s been said; “what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public”. This is your private time, this is your time for training, for practice, to prepare for what’s ahead. If your health is less than you’d like it to be, focus on improving that. If your relationships have become stagnant or distant, use this time to reconnect with your loved ones. Business owners, sit down and take the time to work ON your business, to strategize, to envision the business that you need to become in order to succeed in the new environment. Make your map. Plan. Learn. Grow.

Because I guarantee you, winter will end, and when it does, you will emerge so far ahead of everyone else who has not used this time as efficiently as you that it will feel like you finished miles ahead. You will leapfrog past your peers, past your competitors. You will have taken your life to the next level.

 No matter where you are in the world, no matter how much time you have or don’t have, you can always work on yourself.

And remember: It's time to become conscious of your power and remind yourself and all those around you the human race is resilient, flexible, and strong beyond imagination. Lead, don’t follow. Discover ways to innovate, to create and to give and support others who may not see past the winter. Lead with the truth of our essence, that faith and certainty, our natural birthright and our abilities, can be awoken. This ability can be activated, so live the truth today around everyone you're around. Then we can solve any problem we face. The human race always has, and it always will.

So live strong. Live with faith. Live with passion. And God bless.

                     Adam Kegel

2020 Stimulus Check: Most Frequently Asked Questions

2020 Stimulus Check: Most Frequently Asked Questions 

Dear Friend, 

With the recent passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, I want to answer some of your most pressing questions regarding the stimulus payments to individuals. 

Why is Congress proposing to offer a stimulus payment to individuals?
The public health and economic consequences of COVID-19 are significant. These checks help Americans afford what they need during this public health crisis, as many are experiencing a significant cash crunch. 

When will the checks be distributed?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will work to deliver checks quickly in the form of advance payments. For people who filed a federal income tax return in 2018 or 2019, payment processing will be based on payment or address information already on file with the IRS. Electronic distributions will be automatic to an account the payee authorized January 1, 2018 or later.        

How large is the payment?
The amount of the payment depends on family size. The payment is $1,200 for each adult individual ($2,400 for joint filers), and $500 per qualifying child under age 17. The payment is reduced by $5 for every $100 of income to the extent a taxpayer’s income exceeds $150,000 for a joint filer, $112,500 for a head of household filer, and $75,000 for anyone else (including single filers).

Do payments need to be repaid?
No, the payments do not need to be repaid. If an individual experienced an income loss in 2020 or if they have an increase in family size, they may be able to claim an additional credit of the difference when the individual files their 2020 tax federal income tax return in 2021.

How will the checks be delivered?
It depends. Payments will be delivered automatically—by the IRS—to most Americans who file individual federal income tax returns. When available, electronic direct deposit will be used in place of mailing a physical check. 

Many individuals don't need to file a tax return. Are non-filers eligible for the stimulus payment?
Yes. There is no earned income requirement to be eligible for a stimulus payment, but non-filers may need to take additional steps to receive their payment. The Social Security Administration will share information for Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) beneficiaries with IRS to help ensure these beneficiaries receive an automatic advance payment. The IRS will conduct a public awareness campaign to reach other non-filers and provide them with information on how they can access their stimulus payment. 

How will a person who has recently moved access their check?
The IRS will determine payment delivery systems for everyone entitled to a stimulus payment. 

Will the payment affect my eligibility for federal income-targeted programs?
No, the stimulus payment is considered a tax refund and is not counted towards eligibility for federal programs. 

What identification requirements apply to receive the stimulus payment?
Taxpayers must have Social Security Numbers for themselves and their qualifying children in order to receive their stimulus payment.

For any assistance or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of my four district offices. As always, it is an honor to represent and serve you. 

 

 

The conversation From Seth’s Blog – Story of the Week March 18 2020

The conversation

 From Seth's  Blog  –  STORY OF THE WEEK ,  March 187, 2020
Published March 18, 2020 by Eva Szentmiklossy LifeStyle Consultant  
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STORY OF THE WEEK

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The conversation

A short manifesto about the future of online interaction

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The world is changing. Faster and more suddenly than most of us expected.

And beyond the fraught health emergencies that so many are going through, many of us are being asked to quickly move our meetings and our classes online.

Fortunately, there are powerful and inexpensive tools to do just that. Unfortunately, we’re at risk at adopting a new status quo that’s even worse than the one it replaces.

We can make it better.

You have a chance to reinvent the default, to make it better. Or we can maintain the status quo. Which way will you contribute?

Rather than doing what we’ve always done in real-life (but online, and not as well), what if we did something better instead?

Here’s what we think we get from a real-life meeting:

  • A chance for people to come together and discuss important issues.

Here’s what we actually get:

  • A chance for some people to demonstrate their status and power.
  • A chance for most people to take notes and seek to avoid responsibility.

Real-life meetings are among the most hated part of work for the typical office worker. They last too long, happen too often and bore and annoy most of the people who attend. They can mostly be replaced by a memo (if they’re about transferring information) or they could be better run (if they’re about transforming information.)

But at least you’re not in school.

The traditional school day is nothing but a meeting. Eight hours of it. In which you are almost never asked to contribute, or, if you are, it’s at great risk, both social and in terms of academic standing.

And now, because of worldwide events, local meetings and local schooling are going online.

It will lead to one of two things:

1. Just like the ones in real-life, except worse.

2. Something new and something better.

Forgive me for not being optimistic, but if what we’re seeing is any guide, we’re defaulting to the first (wrong) choice.

It’s worse because you can check your phone, your email and your fridge. It’s worse because you can more clearly see the faces of people who are bored right in front of you who can’t realize you can see them.

[Did you know that there’s a ‘focus’ button in Zoom and other tools that shows the organizer when people in the room have put Chrome or something else in front and are only sort-of paying attention? It’s there to ensure compliance and it’s there because we’re figuring out how to not pay attention.]

The compliance of the mandatory Zoom meeting is not nearly as firm as it is in real life. It’s like an episode of the Office, except it’s happening millions of times a day.

And then when we try to move classes online! First we coerced students to pay attention with grades, withholding what they want and need (a certificate, a diploma, an A) in exchange for them giving up their agency and freedom and youth.

Then, because we weren’t getting enough compliance, we invented the clicker.

It’s a pernicious digital device that probably had good intent behind it, but like so many things that are industrialized, it’s now more of a weapon than a tool.

How the clicker works: Every student at a large university is required to buy one. Yes, you need to spend more of your own money to be controlled. It has built-in ID (it knows who you are) and wifi and GPS. Inside the lecture hall, you need to click. Click to prove you’re there. Click to prove you’re awake. Click to prove you can repeat what the professor just said.

Sure, it’s possible to use clickers to produce powerful and engaging discussion. My quick research seems to indicate that this almost never happens. It’s easier to have the student simply pay for compliance in exchange for the certificate.

So, we have a few problems:

1. The in-person regime of meetings and school is riddled with problems around status, wasted time, compliance, boredom and inefficient information flow.

2. Moving to online gives up the satisfaction of the status quo, diminishes the ego satisfaction for those seeking status, and creates even more challenges with compliance, boredom and the rest.

But…

There’s a solution. A straightforward and non-obvious choice.

Let’s have a conversation instead.

A conversation involves listening and talking. A conversation involves a perception of openness and access and humanity on both sides.

People hate meetings but they don’t hate conversations.

People might dislike education, but everyone likes learning.

If you’re trapped in a room of fifty people and the organizer says, “let’s go around the room and have everyone introduce themselves,” you know you’re in for an hour of unhappiness. That’s because no one is listening and everyone is nervously waiting for their turn to talk.

But if you’re in a conversation, you have to listen to the other person. Because if you don’t, you won’t know what to say when it’s your turn to talk.

Conversations reset the power and compliance dynamic, because conversations enable us to be heard.

Conversations generate their own interest, because after you speak your piece, you’re probably very focused on what someone is going to say in response.

You don’t have to have a conversation, but if you choose to have one, go all in and actually have one.

And here’s the punchline:

The digital world enables a new kind of conversation, one that scales, one that cannot possibly be replicated in the real world.

There’s even a special button for it in Zoom, and if you have enrollment and the passion to engage with it, you can use it to create magic.

We know, because we’ve done it at Akimbo. We’ve created important and useful conversations for a group of 700 people at a time. More than 97% of the people who joined our online meeting were in it at the end. With no coercion, no diploma, no grades and no clickers.

If we want to, we can use Zoom to create conversations, not a rehash of tired power dynamics. We can create peer to peer environments where conversations happen.

Here’s how it works:

0. The most important: Only have a real-time meeting if it deserves to be a meeting. If you need people to read a memo, send a memo. If you need students to do a set of problems, send the problems. If you want people to watch a speech or talk, then record it and email it to them. Meetings and real-time engagements that are worthy of conversations are rare and magical. Use them wisely.

1. People come to the meeting ready to have a conversation. If they’re coerced to be there, everything else gets more difficult.

2. Part of being engaged means being prepared. Consider this simple 9 point checklist.

3. Organize a conversation. That can’t work at any scale more than five. How then, to do an event with hundreds of people? The breakout.

A standard zoom room permits you to have 250 people in it. You, the organizer, can speak for two minutes or ten minutes to establish the agenda and the mutual understanding, and then press a button. That button in Zoom will automatically send people to up to 50 different breakout rooms.

If there are 120 people in the room and you set the breakout number to be 40, the group will instantly be distributed into 40 groups of 3.

They can have a conversation with one another about the topic at hand. Not wasted small talk, but detailed, guided, focused interaction based on the prompt you just gave them.

8 minutes later, the organizer can press a button and summon everyone back together.

Get feedback via chat (again, something that’s impossible in a real-life meeting). Talk for six more minutes. Press another button and send them out for another conversation.

This is thrilling. It puts people on the spot, but in a way that they’re comfortable with.

If you’re a teacher and you want to actually have conversations in sync, then this is the most effective way to do that. Teach a concept. Have a breakout conversation. Have the breakouts bring back insights or thoughtful questions. Repeat.

A colleague tried this technique at his community center meeting on Sunday and it was a transformative moment for the 40 people who participated.

If you want to do a lecture, do a lecture, but that’s prize-based education, not real learning. If people simply wanted to learn what you were teaching, they wouldn’t have had to wait for your lecture (or pay for it). They could have looked it up online.

But if you want to create transformative online learning, then allow people to learn together with each other.

Connect them.

Create conversations.

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What Everyone Needs to Know About the Financial and Political Turmoil Right Now

What Everyone Needs to Know About the Financial and Political Turmoil Right Now
by Jeff Thomas

International Man: What types of risks — financial or otherwise — should people be aware of today?

Jeff Thomas: Well, much of the former free world, as we once knew it, is on the verge of collapse economically.

You have the U.S. after World War II suddenly taking over the world in production, and they were the future. A lot of countries got onboard: Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan. All those countries got on that particular train and did very well.

But the U.S. went from being the greatest nation in the world in terms of manufacturing to losing almost all of that and became the foremost debtor nation in the world. Now, the U.S. is in financially a worse place than possibly any country in the world. It’s just that whatever collapse is going to occur, it hasn’t happened yet.

So, that shoe hasn’t dropped, but when it does, it won’t only be the U.S. that goes down, it will be all the other countries that are on that particular train.

So, what that means is that if you want to come out of this well, then you try to diversify yourself into those countries that are not going to be as directly affected.

For example, if you wanted to leave the U.S., you wouldn’t go to Japan because it’s going to give you just as much trouble. You might choose to go to Thailand, or you might choose to go to Uruguay. There are a number of places that you could choose where you’re still going to have quite a good life and, going forward, possibly an even better life than exists in those places now.

Historically, this is always true. If you look at history over thousands of years, there’s always some country going down and another country coming up. It’s just a question of timing; when something is about to collapse, you want to get out.

In 1938, for instance, many people left Germany. It’s the same thing now. It’s hard to accept that this is about to happen to the great US of A since it’s been number one for so long, but it’s reached its sell-by date.

International Man: What is it exactly that you are looking at that might lead to a collapse?

Jeff Thomas: Well, there’s going to be a major debt collapse. It’s inescapable at this point. You get to a tipping point where, even if it hasn’t occurred yet, it’s too late to fix it.

When you get countries at the point where they’re borrowing so much money that they can’t even pay the interest any longer yet are moving headlong to borrow more and offering their people increased entitlements, the money isn’t going to be there. It simply doesn’t exist. In that regard, it’s really a question of simple arithmetic. Do the numbers add up, or do they not?

We see that in the US, where it’s rapidly moving in the direction of far greater entitlements and more Americans who are demanding much more in the way of entitlements. Somebody’s got to pay for this.

Historically, the same thing happens in every empire.

Every empire ends in the same fashion because human nature remains the same in any generation, in any era. The same mistakes end up being made by those in charge. So, you can look at what’s happened elsewhere.

For example, just in recent history, we can look at 2001 in Argentina and examine that. Or, you can visit Zimbabwe and research what happened there in 2008 and watch those that collapsed, how that unfolded. Or, we could take a trip right now to Venezuela and watch that in its collapsing stage.

I started warning about Venezuela, I think about eight years ago and, ever since then, in articles that I’ve done, since this is where they are now. They’re right in the middle of their collapse and nearing the end of it, at this point.

So, you can kind of watch the movie as it’s played out in other nations and say, "This is the pattern." You can examine the pattern, and it’s almost always the same. So, you follow that, and you say, "Well, this is what potentially is going to be happening in the country that I live in."

It’s not a question of trying to change the country because, historically, it doesn’t work. What you do, instead, is you step aside, you simply let it go past you by being in another jurisdiction.

Jeff Thomas: It’s a process of diversifying yourself amongst several jurisdictions so that no one jurisdiction can dictate to you.International Man: You’ve written extensively about international diversification. What is the basic concept behind it?

It’s a known fact that countries tend to treat their guests a lot better than they treat their own citizens. Once they feel that they own you, they can be a lot rougher on you and make greater demands.

What you would ideally hope to do would be to have your citizenship in one country, probably have your residency in a second country or even more than one country, have your income in a third country, and even have your banking or wealth storage in a fourth country.

International Man: How difficult is it for someone to go about doing this?

Jeff Thomas: Well, it certainly does take some planning. But what it really takes is researching some places where you’d be happy being or where you feel that you’d be better treated and where the laws would treat you better.

For example, if you happen to be a U.S. citizen, which is one of the most difficult countries to be a citizen of right now—they tax their citizens worldwide, and other countries don’t do that—what you’d want to do is find the country that you could either be a citizen of or at least be a resident of or have investments in that has either little or no direct taxation.

Then you would have an opportunity to keep the money that you’ve made rather than simply turning it over to others.

International Man: What are some of the practical things that people should be looking to do to start this process?

Jeff Thomas: First, I tend to focus much more on what’s coming than what exists right now. Most people try to face whatever is facing them right now and saying, "Can I live with this?"

My approach is to be looking ahead 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, and for whatever reason, I’ve done that all my life. And so, based on what’s coming, I say to myself, "Can I live with that when it happens?" And if not, I want to get out of the way of it.

For example, the worst hasn’t happened in the U.S. by any means. Some people would be saying, "Well, if I see it get bad, then I’ll get out."

But historically, what ends up happening is that you then start having capital controls. Your government places capital controls on you so that you can no longer move your money out. They will use a number of reasons why this is necessary, but they’re usually not true.

This time around, they’ll blame it on money laundering or terrorism so that you’re some sort of an evil person if you actually want to take your money out. That will be followed by migration controls where you are physically not allowed to leave. If you try to leave, you lose your passport.

A lot of these laws have already been written in the US over the last eight years. And there’s a whole pile of them that have been written but not yet implemented. So we know they're coming. We know that they intend to implement these laws, but they're not quite finished with what appears to be a boom time.

So, if somebody wanted to deal with this, the first thing that they’d do would be to liquidate all their assets in any country that’s at risk. They don't want to leave anything there.

Anything that you keep behind is sacrificial, and that would include a bank account. Even if you continue to live in that country, you'd keep only three months’ worth of spending money in a bank account and then regard that as being sacrificial. It could conceivably be lost.

In the US, you have a confiscation law, as of 2010, which allows the banks to confiscate all the money that you have on deposit in a bank. Very few Americans know that, but there it is. It's there in black and white; it's in the American law that banks can do that.

So you’d want to liquidate your assets, then you’d want to expatriate the proceeds.

Then, if possible, if you can afford it, you would establish a residency somewhere else and then prepare an exit so that if it got to the point where you say, "Whoops, this is really beginning to fall apart now; I can’t take it any longer; I’m going to make an exit," you would be ready.

At that point, you may not even be able to sell your house; you may have to just turn the key in the door, wave goodbye, but at least… you have an exit plan. If you’ve done everything in advance, you’d just pack a carry-on, and out you’d go.

Those people will be able to escape. A lot of people will not be able to.

International Man: It sounds like the underlying message here is to start preparing for this sooner rather than later and to have your solutions in place before people start to panic and before there’s a rush to the door, which is often the case.

Jeff Thomas: Yes, exactly right.

First, you may not be allowed to leave. But also, all those countries that are presently welcoming people from any given country may pull away the welcome mat.

And again —Nazi Germany, in 1938, there was a conference in 1938 — the Évian Conference — when the Jews attempted to begin to leave Germany, 32 governments got together and said, "There’s going to be millions of them, we can’t take them, but we don’t want to look like bad guys, so let's all make an agreement that we won’t take them, then they’ll have nowhere to go, then they’ll just stay where they are." And that’s exactly what happened.

So that will happen again. The welcome mat will be pulled in a lot of countries, so whatever legal residency you want to have somewhere else, you need to get it in place now while the welcome mat is still out.

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Thought of the Week

"The greatest threat facing America today is the disastrous fiscal policies of our own government, marked by shameless deficit spending and Federal Reserve currency devaluation.
It is this one-two punch – Congress spending more than it can tax or borrow, and the Fed printing money to make up the difference – that threatens to impoverish us by further destroying the value of our dollars"

~Ron Paul