By Bill Johonnesson, Board Chairman, UNS
This article is a re-post from May 24, 2022.
Due to what’s happening in the world today I wanted to get a rush bulletin out to all UNS-trained health care practitioners. Things are about the craziest I have seen in my lifetime and, having spent my adult years as an international management consultant, I have seen a lot of craziness. One thing I noted over the last 25 years or so, is that when wars and calamity break out on the world stage, a giant shift of attention occurs with consumers of goods and services throughout the world. Consumers tend to stop consuming or begin consuming less. The knee-jerk to any incident that has a deleterious effect on the economy (such as the current rate of inflation) is an immediate effort to economize, to hunker down in our fox holes and pray that someone somewhere will make things better so that we can continue to live.
Unfortunately, many people have been mis-educated with a lot of false data regarding money and economics. As a result, most people don’t understand what’s really going on.
What’s Really Going On?
If you think the government will take care of you, you should stick your head in some ice-cold water and wake up. Idiot economics infects any political party running the government. There are very, very few politicians who truly understand the basics of money and economics. The US government and British Parliament subscribe to the theories of one John Maynard Keynes, a quack who thought that government deficit spending was healthy for an economy. Keynesian economics promotes government intervention to promote consumer demand. It also thinks that an economy can be controlled by raising and lowering interest rates. The media would have us believe that what’s happening with the stock markets reflects the health of an economy.
The honest-to-gawd truth is that the only thing that will stabilize an economy is COMMERCE, the exchange of goods and services. Between who? Well, between US – you and me and the rest of us here at UNS. We should be selling and delivering more training (knowledge) to you so that you can sell and deliver more services to your patients so that they get healthy and maintain their health so they can earn more money and raise the quality of life for themselves and others. And if you think that the only training you need is clinical training, well you are operating on false data. A good example of this is UNS, itself. About 5 years ago, it was heavy on clinical tech and very weak on management tech. And it nearly went away. Today, as anyone here will tell you, we are in the best shape ever.
We haven’t neglected our clinical tech. To the contrary, we’ve been working very hard to strengthen it. It’s just that we studied this business and strengthened the administration and management of our business. So did several of our veteran practitioners and they are thriving.
So don’t do any knee-jerk reactions to the current inflation and don’t get fixated on all the saber-rattling going on and for heaven’s sake don’t shrink into a bunker and cross your fingers. You can flourish in spite of all the insanity being dramatized. If you aren’t doing well, the reason Why is within your own zone of control. It is not outside of it no matter how “logical” that may seem. YOU cause your stats to go up or down.
We are here to help you make your dreams come true.
Board Chairman, UNS
By Bill Johonnesson
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