Saturday, October 16, 2010

Real World Economics - Educational Material

Real world economicsToday I just got this article for distribution ... This article really has some nice words... Read it carefully.

1. Corruption control, the literature

It is popular to define corruption as the use of public office for personal gain. Would this include a president (and members of Congress) who are behaving as if they already have received hundreds of millions of dollars for their re-election campaigns from the health care industry?

It does not appear to apply to politicians who proclaim that they want to see higher taxes and a greater variety of taxes each year. Squandering tax revenues on space programs, expensive foreign wars, massive farm subsidies, and massive urban development subsidies also are exempt.

Social security, the Nazi brainchild, as originally implemented was no more than a massive surtax on income. "Don't you worry now", said the Nazis, "Some time many years from now, after you are dead, you will become eligible for payments. Of course we don't make any payments to dead people."

A typical scenario in the U.S. is that of a man reaching the age of 65. He gets a payment of $5600. Federal taxes are $2400 and state taxes are $600 leaving the victim with a social security income of $2600 per year, $216 per month. The system is absolutely disgraceful. Parasites don't leave much behind for their hosts to survive on. Whenever criminals gain control of a county's monetary system a lot of strange things happen.

What it all boils down to is a system in which many special interests do as they please, and not as they should. The result is the same as an uncontrolled cancer spreading throughout a victims body. The stages are well defined and the disease progresses as expected.

2. The colonization concept:

Logic at a level of intelligence that is below that of the average tapeworm has prevailed for hundreds of years. Colonies were periodically looted of all their gold and silver by the royal crown (as tax collections). This, of course, left the colonies with no money to purchase or sell goods and services. The impact upon the colonies was devastating.

Once an adequate money supply exists to support commerce in a region such as England, it is at best stupid to keep hoarding more and more gold and silver. A doubling of the supply of gold and silver does nothing other than to reduce its value to half of what it used to be. Shutting off the royal looters is what made the U.S. very prosperous compared to British colonies that were unable to break free of the British crown.

3. Virulent versus non-virulent parasites

Some only want to rob you. Others, the virulent parasites, want everything, including your life. There are some (non-virulent) parasitic arrangements that are similar to a tapeworm sucking nutrients out of a victim intestine. For example, merchants might have to go through 15 local regions to get their barge filled with 10 tons of wheat to a seaport where it can be loaded onto ships and sold in the international market. The king in a local region granted a particular land baron the right to collect tariffs from river traffic in the amount of ten percent of the goods carried. At each check point a chain across the river forced each barge to stop so that the ten percent tariff (one ton of wheat) could be collected. It is the same logic at a level of intelligence below that of the average tapeworm. By the tenth tariff collection point the barge no longer had anything in it. The land barons raved about merchants defrauding them of tax revenues by using land routes instead of the river to get their wheat to a seaport. The greedy land barons taxed themselves out of any revenue at all. They actually were stupid enough to believe that their loss of revenue was the fault of clever tax evasion by merchants.

Virulent parasites deliberately destroy their hosts. These would include adverse encounters with smallpox, malaria, bengal tigers, etc. A good example would be the German Nazis. Their approach was simple. "Here we are. We are going to steal everything you own. Then we are going to kill you." The advantage is the collection of a huge quantity of resources in a short period of time. The disadvantage is that the hosts are destroyed. Actual behavior usually is the only way of identifying virulent parasites. They do not have green skin, two inch fangs, or any other obvious unique characteristics.

There are some obvious evolutionary changes since the days of the Roman empire. Roman outposts hundreds of miles from Rome thought nothing of collecting tribute (robbing) the same farmers dozens of times each year. These were the first property taxes. They were collected in whatever amount and whatever manner the taxing authority felt like collecting them. This resulted in the demise of farmers and their farms that were close to the outposts (hence easy to rob). The criminal nature of property taxes continues to this day.

Breaking the death grip of central authorities is a matter of life or death. The result is a large number of small nation states. A big fly in the ointment is that small nation states are easy to infiltrate, subvert, and conquer. Small nation states may not be able to afford the cost of international protection. Hence a welfare situation exists. What usually happens is a brutal absorption by a neighboring country.

The past century has seen two basic forms of class warfare. The first is that of honest management/government versus management/government that is saturated with criminals and parasites. The second is that of legitimate labor versus a work force that is saturated with criminals and parasites. The war was lost with the triumph of Stalin in Russia and the triumph of Hitler in Germany. Mass murder is one unmistakable symptom of infestations. Today the problem is widespread in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, etc.

4. ACTION: How do you survive? Anybody who builds a bomb shelter is suffering from a complete split with reality. If you do not have sufficient forces to engage the enemy, a good idea would be to make yourself scarce as soon as possible. What in fact happens is that some persons adapt to a hostile environment much better than others, resulting in elimination of the worst misfits. Unfortunately elimination does not apply to mutants such as mongoloid idiots or parasites. Even as one group of parasites is in the process of self-destructing, new groups are being formed.

Parasitic rule by governments and corporate mismanagement is more common today than ever before. The results are more devastating than ever before too. Breaking free of parasitic management is essential to survival. The problem is not identifying the weeds. The problem is getting rid of them.