Interim report March 2009                                                 Urantia Readers International
Part one

                                                “IS NOW THE TIME”

The problems we face today were recognized and reported to humanity over a hundred years
ago. The recognition of a future financial crisis was well known then and experienced severely in
the 1930’s, and moreover is certainly quite possible today. The resolution of these problems is
paramount for the continuance of some synchronization of world economies, but according to my
information this will not happen without celestial intervention and only after a drastic collapse of
world economies; and that the problem will start in the United States and spread to the rest of the
world, being so severe that governments will plead for a miraculous deliverance from their dire
financial conditions – something yet to manifest. It would be prudent and reasonable to inquire
how this collapse could be known over a hundred years ago. An analysis of the economy and
financial history alone will not supply the answers, something economists have unfailing
overlooked. It is only from an analysis of inherent psychological motives governing the interactions
within the economies that are relevant and salient, and these factors are apparently not evident to
economist, because as we have already seen they have completely missed the boat. We will
explore the underlying motives of industry and commerce in general, along with the reasons they
could not survive indefinitely the way they have been operating. (This is a highly condensed
report)

It appears evolution at some point demands ethical responses to human conditions (fairness,
responsibility, and accountability – this is how the universe is run) as essential ingredients to the
survival of a healthy society, for without these parenthetical conditions selfish motives remain
beneficial only to a small minority that bumptiously control the direction and flow of monies
throughout the world – a flow that effects everyone. When economies are controlled by
personalities with selfish interests, concerned only with satisfying their investors at the exclusion of
everyone else the economies become perverse and its values so egregiously distorted as to
reach an eventual breaking point – “the straw that broke the camels back”. After assessing the
situation from year to year, we then have to ask ourselves: Are we approaching a breaking point?
And if we are, we must do something before we reach that point, or as we are doing now, place the
whole society in peril. Isn’t this how governments are supposed to function?

When Jesus foretold of the fall of Jerusalem Nathaniel was quick to respond:
“Tell us, Master, how
shall we know when these events are about to come to pass?” (UB, Pg. 1912, L).
The same
applies to our social situation today, for no one without revelation can supply exact dates – only
time periods, which can be valid approximations to determine current events – even events of
catastrophic proportions. And Jesus went on to say to Nathaniel:
“Yes, I will tell you about the
times when this people shall have filled up the cup of their iniquity.”
What is relevant to this report
is the last word in the sentence above, for this is what today’s societies have in common with
Jerusalem – iniquity. I might add stupidity, iniquity, and self-centeredness to be more precise – the
iniquity being the indifferent attitude toward average citizens on the part of industry and
government. What we face is not a minor problem: The world’s largest insurance company has
gone broke (AIG), and after receiving 161 billion in three bailout subsidies had the nerve to spend
145million on bonuses to the top executives; the world’s largest auto manufacturers have gone
broke (General Motors and Chrysler); the worlds largest energy company went broke (Enron): the
largest accounting firm in the U.S. went broke (Arthur Anderson & Co.); three of the largest stock
brokerages went broke – two were subsequently bailed out – Bears/Sterns, Merrill/Lynch, and
Lehman Bros.; Bank of America had to borrow 45 billion after purchasing Merrill/Lynch, and then
Countrywide the largest home lender in the US., so it virtually went broke; the next two largest
lenders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went broke and were bailed out by the Federal    
Government. The government took over 25 banks last year and there are 50 more in dire need of
assistance.