Where Stupidity Rules

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NeumanAs Americans go about their daily lives as individuals, many are brilliant and completely adept at what they do. When they participate in groups or aggregations of people, all but a few are completely stupid.

Notice the discourse in the political arena. Do you hear are read anyone making well reasoned intellectual arguments as to why one way is better than another? How often are attempts made to get you to change your mind or adopt an idea without thinking? Look and read, you won’t find an exception. Politics is the art of getting folks to act according to another wishes without thinking. Continue reading

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Worshiping False Idols

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Natural law has preeminence over any principle derived out of human intellect.  This presents a problem for mainstream economists. The best sources of natural law are largely off limits to to academics. The ideal sources of natural law are found in ancient writings. The very best sources for Americans are the Old and New Testaments. Natural law is modeled in the stories contained in both books. When modern day activities parallel the stories in these books, it is easily noticed that there are common outcomes. Persons of antiquity thought very deeply and constantly looked for meaning. Now that knowledge has largely been reduced to letters, deep thinking is not that commonplace. People and institutions are observed according to how they are defined and not how they function. Packaged ideas are the norm. People and institutions are seen in terms of how we would like them to be and not according to the way they really are.

In democracy based governments citizens do not behave as modern thinkers insist they do. In these types of systems ordinary people are charged with controlling their various governments. What actually happens when leaders and representatives are elected? Citizens relinquish control and give it to those they have elected. The assumption is made that the motives of elected officials are pure as driven snow. This is complete fantasy. The practice of worship is not restricted to giving respect to and acknowledging a deity.  Humans are far more likely to worship each other than a supreme being. Leaders and representatives are worshiped as if they are in charge of providing essence to the population.  In the ancient writings this is called worshiping false idols.  Believing or not believing in God is a personal issue. One thing is certain. No living thing on earth is divine. The folly of worshiping false idols is constantly demonstrated throughout ancient writings.

Still mankind is prone to seek essence from higher powers. Higher powers are assumed to be possessed by all who govern whether elected or appointed. There may be no harm in denying the existence of a supreme being. There is great harm in deeming various individuals and institutions as being substitutes for a supreme being. Natural law guarantees that great harm will follow the practice of worshiping false idols. I will paraphrase the words of a very insightful person, Roy Masters. “Wherever you place your faith, there you unwittingly surrender your soul.”

The truth is a hard sell. Fantasy Free Economics gains readers one at a time. Major search engines simply do not list blogs which disagree with their political agenda. As long as folks share the link to this blog and others speaking out against the grain, the truth will at least trickle into the public consciousness.

Fantasy Free Economics recommends the following blogs.

Woodpiler Report Of Two Minds Liberty Blitzkrieg Mises Institute Straight Line Logic Paul Craig Roberts

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Rigging the Stock Market Long Term Consequences

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Most Americans are unaware the financial markets are rigged. That doesn’t mean prices will never fall. It does mean that the nature of the coming decline will be different than what has occurred in prior bear markets. That is because elevating asset prices especially stocks as a national goal has priority over national defense, law enforcement and all other activities government is involved in.

Political power can do amazing things. When all of the country’s resources are focused on enriching those who are already rich, the country’s future is destroyed. A corporation can invest in plant and equipment and innovate. In a free market doing that is how profits are made but there is a faster way. Continue reading

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Understanding Socialism

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The United States now has a new socialist in congress. This is a good time to go over just what socialism is.

What Americans fail to acknowledge is that the United States is a socialist country now. Those who want to turn the United States into a socialist country, don’t need to. It already is. The definition from dictionary.com is  “any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.” This one is good enough.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new congress person in the democratic party probably doesn’t know what socialism is. She envisions the United States adopting an old style socialist system like the one which just destroyed Venezuela.  What she doesn’t understand is that, who gets what in a socialist country is determined by who has the most political power. She doesn’t have to do a thing to usher in socialism here. She is not alone in rejecting free market principles. Her brethren from teenagers to old people breathing their last breath all have rejected free market principles. This is a mistake. There will be suffering either way. It is a error to think that socialism distributes goods and services equally throughout the population. The rewards go to whoever is most powerful politically.

The system we have in place could properly be called pro business socialism. This is because our corporations and their officers have lots and lots of political power. The type of socialism she prefers could be called bottom up socialism. That means the bottom end of the food chain gets most of the benefit. Despite the intention that it turn out that way. It is impossible for that to happen. It does sound good. A chain letter at first glance looks like the ideal business to buy into. The fallacy in each case is that there are aspects of human nature which prevent people from acting in the ways the proponents of these ideas insist they will. Systems of socialism rest on a belief in the imaginary human incentive to serve. When in reality self interest is the only universal incentive nature provides.

All enterprises are based on self interest even when they are declared not to. Enterprises in a socialist system are always for profit just as they are in a free market economy. Healthcare businesses under the Affordable Care Act are for profit. If the country goes for a single payer healthcare system, it will be for profit also even, if it is said not to be. The difference is in who gets the profit. In either case the profit will go to the group with the most political power.

The country is currently being destroyed by top down or pro business socialism. That is the system that destroys the most wealth in the shortest period of time because there is more wealth to start out with. With our current type of socialism, the economy will implode at some point and everyone will grow poor together. Donald Trump is a top down socialist. Hillary Clinton is a top down socialist also.  Most members of the house and senate are top down socialists. Germany under Hitler was a top down socialist system. Of course that Germany was destroyed by 1945.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has aspirations of turning the United States towards ordinary socialism which of course is the kind that destroyed Venezuela. In the United States it may not matter which of these systems we use. Both are highly destructive so either one of them will destroy the country.

The truth is a hard sell. Fantasy Free Economics gains readers one at a time. Major search engines simply do not list blogs which disagree with their political agenda. As long as folks share the link to this blog and others speaking out against the grain, the truth will at least trickle into the public consciousness.

Fantasy Free Economics recommends the following blogs.

Woodpiler Report Of Two Minds Liberty Blitzkrieg Mises Institute Straight Line Logic Paul Craig Roberts

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Why The News Media Is So Dishonest

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EU-Media-Futures-Forum-pic_0I can’t imagine the difficulty of trying to go fantasy free cold turkey. I was born this way. Nature provides all animals with the ability to access the meaning of almost every situation or threat. Animals can immediately grasp and understand the exact circumstance they are in and understand what is going on around them. Indulging in fantasy greatly inhibits these abilities.  When fantasy free we see the truth. When fantasies are indulged in we see a preferred alternative to the truth. Continue reading

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Happiness Power Fantasies and Euphemisms_

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Happiness is not possible if the universe is taken at face value. The struggle to survive is brutal. Fantasies create happiness and fantasies keep people happy. Euphemisms are substitutes for truths because truths can be harsh. Fantasies come and go but in time certain fantasies become symbiotic. Once a symbiotic relationship takes root between two or more fantasies more fantasies are added to the relationship over time. Continue reading

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The Deep State And The Aids Virus

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The AIDS virus attacks body’s defense system. With respect to society’s defense system, the Deep State operates the same way the AIDS does in the body. Both are parasites and both, in time, destroy their respective hosts. In both cases, the host can be unaware of the presence of a parasite until it is too late.

What are some of society’s natural defenses to being exploited by a sinister force? Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy Of The Right

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Conservatives, right wingers, republicans, and whatever else they want to call themselves think of themselves as champions of freedom and small government. They come out in droves to set the classic socialists straight.  Yet, there is not one demonstrative conservative or free market initiative in the world today. The notion seems to be that if enough Americans are of the right frame of mind the wind of God will blow the country onto the right track without anyone having to lift a finger. Of course that is giving everyone too much credit. Continue reading

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The Bashing of AOC

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Hey, I am a free market guy. It is not that I am on the sidelines. I am working tirelessly to motivate others to join me in motivating others to apply pressure to repeal laws and close government agencies.

While I am doing this, I am looking out my window and what to I see? There are two battles for dominance raging across America. The fight is between fascists and classic socialists. Sometimes, I do a play by play but I am not in this

contests.

Fascists are alarmed at the sudden emergence of classic socialists, mainly Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Notice that they call themselves conservatives, Republicans and capitalists. Continue reading

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Deep State Stock Market Logic

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Even a modest bear market will go a long way towards destroying the deep state. Deep State operatives are buying outright to control the trend of the market.  What is their alternative?

The choice is to invest more outright or have ones wealth completely devastated by natural market forces. The Deep State has absolutely nothing to loose by using their own resources to support the value they already have. The only alternative is to absorb a guaranteed loss and run the risk of ceasing to exist. Continue reading

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