Applying Natural Law To Economics

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The discipline of economics in the aggregate is fatally flawed because of a complete ignorance natural law. As intricate as economic theory is, it never has a chance of working as intended because it is flawed from the beginning. The most elaborate theories can be debunked in  a sentence or two by pointing out that influences at the most basic level are not even known about much less considered. If a cook uses salt in place of sugar in making an angel food cake, it is going to taste less and less like a cake as more and more salt is added. No cook is going to do this unless it is by accident. The world’s most esteemed economists do this and nothing else by using erroneous assumptions.  They do not recognize what the most basic influences are. Neither do the people who listen to them and hang on every word that comes out of their mouths. A quick look at the image below presents a clear picture of where aggregate economics is focused. The trunk of the tree illustrates where Fantasy Free Economics is focused.

I discard economic theory dogma because it guarantees bad outcomes. It is all based on math and the theories are all based on math. The basics of economics can’t be explained with numbers because the influences that cause numbers are not even acknowledged. That is because no number can explain a basic influence. Natural law accomplishes that.

I believe in math. I have even taught algebra II and pre-calculus. I am not a mathematician but math may be the most useful skill a student often learns. However, it is as dangerous to use math where it doesn’t apply as it is to to use dynamite to try and solve all of the worlds problems. Dynamite is wonderful also, provided it is used it the right way and for the right things.

I am going to use probably the most acknowledged natural law known for example. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Who disagrees? Someone might disagree but as of yet I have not encountered such a person. So what does mainstream economics do with that tidbit of truth? It deems it a platitude and ignores it. Doing this alone guarantees failure. All natural law, other than a few like the laws of supply and demand, are ignored.  More importantly natural law is not used. Even the laws of supply and demand are not mentioned or acknowledged as being natural law.

Buy accepting the power corrupts law it is easy to show that those in powerful positions are always more corrupt than the masses who give them power. When a person is given a position of power that person becomes more corrupt than he was the day before acquiring the position.  Society treats such people as peers, but they are no such thing. The indisputable truth is that the automatic corruption makes that impossible. Mainstream economics pretends that empowered folks are no different than any other of their brethren. All are assumed to be working tirelessly seeking to improve the lives of ordinary people. Yet, because they are more powerful than the rest of us, it is natural that they are more corrupt than the rest of us.

If you are interested in learning principles of basic natural law, I suggest finding Jordan Peterson’s Youtube Channel. He is a much better teacher of natural law than I am. No, I don’t know him. We have never met. One of my sons sent me a link to one of his lectures that begins with an explanation of his channel having been taken down by Youtube and eventually being reinstated. Knowing that, I was pretty sure he was teaching something profound and watched the whole two hour presentation. I am glad he did. He is an extraordinary teacher. Other than that I know nothing about him personally other than that he also comes across as a terrific psychologist which is his chosen academic specialty. My impression is that he is an honest man trying to share what he has learned with everyone else. I am going with that because I have no information to the contrary.

I studied the reasons why his channel was taken down. What he did is tell the truth about something and a few others were offended by what he said. He was punished under the provisions of the emerging unwritten law that new and different pronouns be used by people who wish that the use of these pronouns be required universally. What nonsense that is. It is human nature to call them as we see them. In 3000 years that may be different but in today’s world we are all defined in terms of how we appear to others in their minds. By statute, no one is required to say she, her, mam or sir. It might be our desire that everyone address us in a certain way but it is silly to even suggest requiring them to do so. They themselves are hurt by their efforts. Folks never consider how they are going to be spoken of behind their backs when they try to force others to respect them.

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Advice for LGBT Efforts

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This is not criticism of the goals of people in the LGBT movement. It really is advice and nothing more. It is human nature for all of us to try and elevate the perception others have of us. I have no way of knowing how and why certain people have different attributes. I am not foolish enough to proclaim that I know anything at all as to why one person turns out one way and someone else turns out another.

I debunk economic theories one after another, just by not assuming certain things are true. What is important is that LGBT people are here right now walking the earth. Trying to better their situation is what all people do. Who is comfortable denying someone else the opportunity to do what all others do freely?

Since the kind of work I do has no capacity to generate an income, I have no need to come up with a plausible explanation and sell it to the public. In terms of honesty, I consider myself about average in that respect. Unfortunately, the truth doesn’t sell. On balance  truth has a negative value in the market place. That means people are more prone to pay to avoid hearing it. I don’t avoid doing what I thoroughly enjoy doing just because I am not being paid. At least it is not an expensive non paying avocation. Others who are retired spend their time and money doing things like playing golf, restoring old cars  or fishing. I don’t do those things. I do this instead. The fact that I don’t have to make a living at it is a blessing all by itself.

Natural law imposes certain headwinds that work against people who are trying to improve their lives. One of these is the futility of trying to make positive changes based on changing other people. As far as I can tell there has never been a case in history where a collective effort to change other people has provided a positive outcome. Perhaps other people should change and that would be good for them as well as you. That can be true but unfortunately it is a technique that is guaranteed to fail.

Another problem is that human beings are defined by those who see them and not according to how folks who are being seen. That is not going to change. Nature does change but it takes thousands of years. This doesn’t mean your motives are wrong. It does mean that people are not going to change just because you insist they do. It is not a productive way to 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.gain stature in the world.

Then there is the practice of creating unwritten laws. There is no statute that requires others to address you with chosen pronouns. However, there is an emerging unwritten law that these pronouns be used. The punishment for violating an unwritten law is more severe than than violating a statute of the same magnitude. What you are doing here is forcing others to accept you. Will they? No they won’t. They only comply with the unwritten law by complying with your wishes. If they hated you before, they will hate you even more when you force artificial respect out of them. What they previously said about you to your face they will be saying behind your back. You deny people the right to look at you and respond according to how you come across to them and you are doing to them something worse than what they are doing to you.

LGBT people are just one group of people who are not universally accept by society. Lots of people belong those kinds of groups. The LGBT’s are highly visible but there are many others which go unnoticed. Myself, I am a lifelong misfit. I don’t know if I was born this way or not. As a child, I did not believe in Santa Clause for even a minute. I did not play games or pretend. Never in my life have I ever been able to role play, Nor am I adept at “go along to get along.” Most of my life I wasted trying to fit in. I honestly feel LGBT people face stronger headwinds than I faced as a misfit. The point is there are people who can relate to the headwinds others face. Those are folks who have faced headwinds themselves, some lesser or greater. There are lots of them. You are not alone even though you feel alone.

Another good question is, what exactly is it that you are trying to fit into? Too often fitting in comes down to needing the approval of other people. It is a lot easier to give up the need for approval than it is to change other people or to become what others would have you
be instead of what you are.

In the end, if what you want something to happen now depends on human nature changing, it is not going to happen.

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The Sensation Of Understanding

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I make no secret of the fact that I teach natural law as well as economics. The discipline of economics is rooted in natural law and the basis of economics is drawn from natural law, but only a few principles are used. The rest is discarded. Examples of natural law as part of economics are the laws of supply and demand.  It is a natural law that people will buy more at a lower price than at a higher price. It is also a natural law that sellers will sell more at a higher price than at a lower price. What makes these natural laws, with or without proof, is the fact that it is normal human behavior. There are many more natural laws that determine behaviors in the economic arena, especially at the aggregate level.

In dealing with natural law there is a unique sensation I call the sensation of understanding. Who has not experienced a tingling in the spine and a sense of well being following internalizing  something profound? This is what I call the sensation of understanding. When understanding occurs there is nothing that can necessarily be put into words. But, something has been learned and the learning has taken place at a deeper level than at the level were words explain what we experience.

Some people seek to change for the better.  Some people are unhappy and want to change. Positive change begins with understanding.  Out of understanding a person changes and the change is always positive.

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How To Knock Off A Conspiracy

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Who is looking for conspiracies? Who is participating in a conspiracy? Why that would be you and I. Are conspiracies illegal? Are all conspiracies secret? I suppose a conspiracy can be illegal. Plotting to overthrow the government outside of the democratic process is illegal. Conspiring to change the nature of government by using the democratic process is perfectly legal. It is also legal to be in a secret conspiracy provided its goals are legal. I can’t think of many conspiracies, secret or otherwise which are illegal. A huddle in a football game is a conspiracy. So is a PAC committee. Children conspire against their parents. Students conspire against teachers. One government conspires against another. People in government conspire against the citizens. The mob conspires against law enforcement and law enforcement conspires against crime. Well financed folks conspire as a way to bypass the law and override the legal system. That type of conspiracy is highly common and certainly is illegal. These kinds of conspiracies must be identified and addressed. As a prolific conspiracy theorist, knocking off those kinds of conspiracies, is my role.

Only a few conspiracies are born in the imagination. Most of those can be counted on one hand. The fake moon landing is clearly one of those. The truth is that behavior in the aggregate is conspiracy based. To accomplish anything at the aggregate level requires organizing into competitive conspiracies. I identify those kinds of conspiracies. I have no interest in making conspiring illegal or even limiting or regulating conspiracy based based government action. Forbidding citizens from working together in conspiracies would be as hard as convincing lions and tigers not to hunt. Conspiracy based behavior is a normal part of human nature.  That won’t change anytime soon. It takes thousands of years to change human nature, so don’t expect it to be different anytime soon.

Given that, how do we knock off a conspiracy? Where is a conspiracy needed? Is there more than one that is seeking the same or similar outcome? Are there institutions seeking to save themselves? Who would benefit by conspiring with others who have the same or similar aspirations? Finding those situations is not hard at all. At higher levels, if two different entities are seeking a common outcome, there is close to a certainty they will find each other and begin working together.

Before Pluto was discovered in the twentieth century, scientists noticed changes in the orbits of planets that could only be explained by assuming the existence of another planet that had not yet been discovered. Bizarre changes in human behavior along with the occurrence of highly unlikely events as much as guarantees a conspiracy is in operation.

This is the case with respect to the Epstein arrest and following events. There is in fact a conspiracy to save persons with enough political power from consequences from having participated in fun an frolic with under aged girls at Pedo island. There is no chance there would not a conspiracy emerge involving various important people with the need to save themselves. When it comes to saving oneself even people who hate one another, will work with one another. You can expect it. The Epstein situation, is a poster child for the incentive for a conspiracy to form.

Who are the potential beneficiaries of an Epstein conspiracy? Well, who visited the island? Who visited the island on multiple occasions? Who has enough power, money, and stature to offer something of value to the general conspiracy? Is it the case that someone’s life will be completely destroyed if identified as a pedophile? What choice do they have other than to engage in a coverup?

Here is my current assessment of the ongoing Epstein coverup.

Donald Trump: The president needs to win in 2020.  He was being bashed in the media relentlessly. The Deep State has been constant in trying to discredit him and remove him from office without an election.

Who is in danger of being exposed as having done illegal things on Pedo Island? Who has something to offer in the spirit of cooperation? There is a long list of important people, not the least of which is a member of the Royal Family. Would Donald Trump and the Royal family find each other? Certainly they would.

How many important Democrats and Republicans are in danger of exposure? Who is on the list.

How many in the Deep State network are vulnerable? Who is on the list?

How about the Republican and Democratic Parties? Who is on the list?

Donald Trump is the quintessential deal maker and he has a creative mind. Donald Trump initiates the deal. What does he get? He gets the media dog called off and the Deep State stops trying to sabotage his presidency. You may or may not have noticed that the media softened its approach with respect to Trump beginning the day Epstein was arrested. As it is now, following Epstein’s death, media coverage of Trump is at a very low soft plateau. That has never been the case before.

So, what do the other parties to Trump’s deal get out of it? Trump launches a long drawn out investigation to nowhere and  guarantees, certain of the anointed safety from exposure. Who is part of the deal? Who would be destroyed without it? Who has the power, and influence necessary resources to offer value to the conspiracy by virtue of their participation?  Limit the choices people have down to one option and they will take it, especially if not participating guarantees their destruction.

When there is only one way out, that is the path that will be taken. So far the situation is unfolding exactly as I would expect a conspiracy to unfold. Are the Epstein investigations anywhere in the news? Is the media bashing Trump with the same intensity it did previously? Is the public shifting its attention toward other news and forgetting about the Epstein saga?

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The Role Of Conspiracy Theory

Adam Smith is routinely referred to as the father of free market economic thought. Was Adam Smith also the father of conspiracy theory? If not, he certainly explained how natural the formation of conspiracies is a constant influence in economic issues.
“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”
Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
If the value of conspiracy theory was taught in school instead of portraying government as like a  benevolent  parent, citizens might take their required role of reining in government more seriously.
When a doubt is raised as to the veracity of what is being told by official sources, the doubter is deemed a conspiracy theorist. The purpose of that is to dismiss the observation as conspiracy theory. The fact is that all of collective action is comprised of multitudes of layers of conspiracies. Independent initiatives by single actors are minuscule in number and never successful. If a person is to understand the process of government or society in general, identifying conspiracies is absolutely necessary. Not focusing on identifying ongoing conspiracies guarantees failure of all attempts to make constructive changes.
The terms conspiracy theory and conspiracy theorist are used to protect a lie. I have never heard either used in any other way.

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Organized Crime Owns Your Government

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“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

_ Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was terribly misguided when he made that quote. Democracy had never been thoroughly tried, so he can be forgiven for not foreseeing that there were more serious issues with the abuse of democracy than what originates with ordinary people. So, the United States is organized as a republic and that is supposed to keep the masses from voting everything in the treasury into their own pockets. Continue reading

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The Central Planning Depression

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The kind of Depression the United States is entering is permanent. There will be no free market recovery because the free market system has been replaced with central economic planning. Recessions in a free market system are short and temporary. There is no free market so there will be no recovery. So, once a recession begins an all out depression will occur ensue. Continue reading

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The Importance Of Covering Up The Epstein Affair

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The terms  conspiracy theory and conspiracy theorist are evoked as a means of protecting a lie. I have never heard either term used in any other way.

Collective action as a matter of fact is conspiracy based. All who approach government for any reason are part of a conspiracy. I don’t know of a case where one and only one person has taken a matter before congress where any kind of change has occurred. There is no way to address problems without observing conspiracies. Conspiracies may or not be secret. If a conspiracy is secret, it is not necessarily illegal. A person acting alone can have nefarious intentions just as can a group of people.

Immediately following the reporting of Epstein’s death, before the news had even been digested, from a chorus of news outlets, warnings were going out about what conspiracy theorists were going to to do with the issue. That alone indicates a plan is in effect. Translated into plain English this means. “If you question what has gone on here, we are going to make a fool out of you.” or, “Don’t listen to anyone who contradicts what you are going to be told over the coming days.” The coordinated use of terms which are used to protect a lie is an indication that a lie is being told.

There are a number of highly unlikely occurrences which took place in the time frame in which Epstein died. I have taken five of these happenings and figured a rough probability that all of these events would take place at the very place and time in the jail by coincidence.

How many jail cells are there in that jail? I don’t know but it is safe to assume quite a few. How many are equipt with a defective camera? Epstein’s cell may have been the only one in the jail with a bad camera. Still lets say 25% of all cameras are not working. That means there was a twentyfive percent chance Epstein would end up being in a cell with a broken camera.  It is odd that a high profile prisoner would end up in a cell with a bad camera. But for now, I won’t question that.

The camera focused on the hall in front of Epstein’s cell was malfunctioning also. Lets go with the extremely high probability that 25% of the hall cameras in the jail were bad also. So, if that many hall cameras are bad, there is a 25% chance the hall camera was bad also.

The probability that both cameras would not be working at a specific place in time would be the probabilities of the two single events multiplied together. That probability would be 6.25% just based on these two unlikely events.

Just for sake of example I am going to go with 25% as the probability the other three events would take place at exactly that time period also.

Two guards were taking naps at exactly the same time. Do all guards nap during their work day? Were they sleeping in the same place? How many other guards at the jail also nap during their work shift? 25% is really high. If sleeping guards was a standard at the jail, the jail would have an even worse reputation than it already does.

There was an agonizing scream from around Epstein’s cell at the time he died. How common are agonizing screams in the jail? Lets say during any hour, there is an agonizing scream from a cell in the prison 25% of the time. That would be quite a lot.

Then Epstein died at 6:30 a.m. when activity in the prison was subdued.

To find the probability all of these weird things happened together right about that time, we just multiply 0.25 by itself 5 times. The final probability that all of these events would occur all at about the same time is and around the same place is .09% which is of course less than 1%.

There is not much chance that Epstein’s death occurred the way it is said to have occurred by official sources.

The art of not knowing is a skill good politicians cultivate. There are lots who know what is going on. They are pretending they don’t know because it is in their personal best interest to assume that posture. Why else would no politicians speak up?

The reasoning is that it is better to let a multitude of important people who are guilty of child sex crimes get off scott free, than it is to allow the the power structure of the world to collapse.  Look at some of the names already known to be on the list.

I read a story one time about a group of parishioners who were concerned that a mob boss was a member of the parish. They told the priest the mobster should be excommunicated. The priest agreed but explained that under current circumstances that was not possible. The mobster tithed more than anyone else and the parish would not survive financially without his money. This is the reasoning of politicians who are not speaking up about what is going on with respect to Jeffrey Epstein. The fallacy in this is based on the misguided approach that the “end justifies the means.”  The nature of the fallacy is that it is the means that produces the final outcome. The story was fiction but the principle holds true.

So, the number of of elites guilty of sex crimes in the Epstein affair is so great that the power structure of the world would crumble if they were all exposed. Would Democrats, Republicans, Deep State, Media, Trump Administration and corporate leadership not have a huge incentive to work together to protect themselves? Is there any reason why they would not work together to make their common problem disappear? There is certainly a greater chance they would than they wouldn’t.

But, those groups never agree on anything you might say. They would get past that to accomplish this. They can argue later.

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The Economy Is Doomed

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First let me say that I haven’t caused any of this. So don’t blame me when the depression hits. I am just telling the truth about why the economy is doomed. I am free to do that because this web site generates absolutely no income for me or anyone else.

The biggest issue we face in the United States is that there is no way to recover from the coming depression. The free market system has largely been replaced with a system of top down socialism that is passed off as free enterprise. Contrary to popular belief things like adding more money or fiscal stimulus will not cause an economic recovery. Only free market influences can turn an economy around. Those influences are not only absent, they are being discourage. How and when did the Great Depression end?  New business investment started increasing immediately when Roosevelt died. As soon as it was clear that the country’s movement toward socialism had ended, the recovery was underway.

The depression will be very bad because its cause is many decades of central economic planning. Central economic planning guarantees the the economy’s resources become increasingly inefficiently allocated as time goes on.  The process of out with the old and in with the new is disabled. After over forty years of constant stimulus, the country’s economic resources are so inefficiently allocated that forward progress is not possible. So, the economy will collapse. There is as much certainty in this as there is in knowing that dropping a pinch of salt in your automobile’s gas tank every day will destroy the engine.

There is not one politician in the country suggesting anything but more central economic planning. The president of the United States is badgering the Federal Reserve Chairman, who is defined in economic theory as 100% objective, into doing more in the spirit of central economic planning. What is the trade war other than United States central planners warring with Chinese central planners? The ordinary citizens of both countries lose either way.

The coming depression will be life changing. The damage will worsen as time progresses. As more central economic planning is initiated troubles will get even worse. With free market influences being absent, the only path the economy can take is not a good one. Central economic planning caused the collapse of the old Soviet Union. The United States will have a similar fate.

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Confessions Of A Happy Conspiracy Theorist

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Conspiracy theory is a term that is used to protect a lie.

Where do we find the most conspiracies? Very little happens in Washington D.C. that is not a conspiracy. What is a lobbyist other than one who represents others who are conspiring to have congress pass a bill that bolsters their income and well being. Every election is filled with conspiracies to allow one candidate to gain an advantage over the other or to discredit the opposition. Continue reading

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