Poor planning and incentives
Rivers and lakes cannot tolerate the increasing agglomeration, tourism and littering much longer! Ten million people live in Switzerland; visitor numbers keep rising and are often discussed with guests. Creating green spaces around water bodies that bind high amounts of CO2 would be beneficial. However, this also means that highly frequented zones must be “suitable for the masses.” For example, athletes and tourists must be better instructed and guided. Even people living in Switzerland are sometimes overwhelmed by the multitude of laws and their complexity. It is not due to a quasi “irresponsible” Swiss population, travellers, or their education level. The so-called “elite” are responsible for a large part of the climate damage.
Desalinating and purifying water and creating habitats and recreational zones
Several plant species are capable of purifying or desalinating water. It is likely possible within research to breed plants for year-round needs and to generate varieties that would harmonise with native plant species. A professionalisation of afforestation close to water bodies and partial restrictions for hiking and popular sports would be necessary for many places. In principle, there are approaches to flexibility within the working world. Nevertheless, private individuals, state-related professional groups, and their pension funds still seem to care little or have little interest in globally practised deforestation and destruction. Even within green-positioned parties, a certain mindset is climate damaging. But which party acts much differently? Who in current society is monetarily independent and does not actively or passively contribute to the destruction and contamination of, for example, forest zones? Many experts are professionally and not existentially bound to companies and institutions, which diminishes their credibility. Even if certain statements are comprehensible and justifiable, their standard of living is similar to most of the population.
Especially in the current turbulent and crisis-ridden times, both society and its exponents are being challenged. New opportunities are emerging and should be used, but this needs to happen more adequately. Innovation is prevented due to years of an overflowing state economy, dependencies and entrenched structures. Capital distribution – as can be read and heard in many places – constantly flows into the same coffers. The state economy promotes corruption as much as socialism. Trust is also lost because of personal existential fears. People adapt and often do not reveal their opinions to avoid being unpopular.
The advantages of digitalisation are only accessible to a limited extent to the general public. Depending on the situation, this would require management and related resources. Admittedly, a lot can be achieved with knowledge, but there is a massive overestimation of one’s capabilities in many places. The possibility of realising far-reaching intuition is given to only a few people. This can lead to a mindset allowing the state quota, state economy or state-related organisations and businesses to exceed the 45 per cent mark, which cannot be the way of a socially liberal society. With an 80 per cent state economy that also applies to some banks, independent enterprises need more value creation and appreciation. This is called a planned economy, which has been well-proven for centuries to fail and is more of a misconception.
What promotes a free-thinking society and a prosperous economy?
- Protection and support of the people’s rights. The general public must be able to exercise their rights.
- Data protection measures and effective laws. User protection, respectively, guarantees data anonymisation and related personal legal security. This means that data on the Internet should – whenever possible – be able to be removed by users themselves and not by authorities or other institutions.
- Promote state-independent, socially valuable companies that credibly demonstrate that legislation is being complied with.
- Advance digitalisation of the education system. Create participatory fields, reduce face-to-face teaching, improve training in the digital domain, digital does not exclude control and examination, and a more practical design.
- Ensure participation of the rural population in digital opportunities, thus relieving the burden on the education sector and substantially reducing traffic.
- Promotion of conscious, ecologically, and economically sensible online shopping opportunities.
Reduction of dependencies:
- A high level of self-sufficiency within decisive areas would be possible in Switzerland.
- Clearly defined goals and developed proper framework conditions for market participants.
- A high level of self-sufficiency could be achieved with appropriate steering, not only for food and related economic sectors. This would mean more promotion of autonomy and self-control.