I Do Not Believe Lies

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I don’t believe lies. That is not automatically a good thing. It does put me at a distinct advantage at this particular time in history as an economist, political analyst and teacher of natural law.

Lie is a general term . There are many kinds of lies. The kind I am concerned with are beliefs and notions that are just not true but in fact are almost universally believed. These kinds of lies are very detrimental to the lives of everyone, because belief in them guarantees corruption in government, and are a direct cause of the economic difficulties the average person is experiencing or is about to experience.  What is unique about these kinds of lies is that they are not told. They are just things we are conditioned to believe are true. Certainly some are instinctive propensities which at one point in evolution contributed positively to humanities chances for survival. I am going to mention just two few that are of critical importance due to today’s situation.

Government is benevolent and administers justice fairly. This is a comfortable viewpoint but it is not true even in the slightest. Government is where people with political power go to get what they want. Government is not used for anything else. It puts citizens at a distinct disadvantage that it is almost universally assumed that self interest disappears when someone is working in the public sector either as a politician or an employee. The self interest of all who work in the public sector determines what outcomes are with respect to government policy.

Politicians tell the truth. Truth is not part of politics. Winning is all that counts. The truth gets morphed out of any discussion very quickly. Candidates say what needs to be said in order to get elected. A lie can always be made to sound better than the truth. So if the truth was ever told in a campaign, the other candidate would change it just a little to make it sound better. The public would then respond to the candidate who made the truth into a lie.

Politics is an intellectual pursuit. Examine the political dialog and count the number of sentient arguments you find. Do you see anything in the media, facts or ideas, which are not superficial. How often are you expected to have an in depth grasp of an idea before being asked to make a decision? Politics is the art of getting others to adopt an agenda without thinking. Where politics is concerned, the mind downshifts into the survival mode. The issue becomes getting what one wants immediately. When have you ever heard the necessity of deferred gratification mentioned in a political debate? Politics is an animal world activity. The larger sentient brain shuts down and impressions and notions which the animal brain has stored as fact, guide all behavior. Politics works very similarly to the way it does when lions and hyenas fight over a carcass. Neither activities encourage truth seeking.

If this was 1949 and the world was on the verge an extended period of mostly natural economic growth I wouldn’t bother with any of this. I wouldn’t be able to get anyone’s attention anyway. The fact is that the United States economy is indeed going to collapse. Our system of government may very well fail also.  Democratic principles are not functioning. No one is excepting outcomes based on popular sovereignty. Authoritarianism is the alternative to not accepting a loss within the democratic process. Enforcing laws is now optional. This situation is very dangerous.

In the coming times, it will be advantageous to focus on what is true where in the past it may not made much difference.

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.

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Dying For HealthCare

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Americans have opted to remove all remaining vestiges of the free market system from their health care system. Do not be too quick to applaud them for that decision. The only health care system in the world that is worse than healthcare provided in classic socialist countries and democratic socialist countries, is the system that has been created here in our non-democratic socialist economy.

Taking an industry out of the free market realm and replacing it with a system of collective non economic decisions changes the incentives of all who are part of the healthcare system. That is because governments are not capable of making economic decisions. A child with a dollar in a candy store makes economic decisions. The child gets as much candy as is possible to buy for a dollar. Only the candy with the highest utility to the child gets purchased. The child cannot buy all he wants. But, out of self interest must economize. That is an economic decision.

Governments don’t make economic decisions. They can’t. Government committees make the worst economic decisions. Who gets what out of government is determined by political power.

When you see a doctor, you will notice a distinct decline in goodwill. That is because goodwill is caused by the free market system. It disappears when it is replaced with something else. I will call it what it is. Non-democratic socialism is fascism. With fascism, who gets what is determined by political power. When two or more people interact in any market, goodwill is an essential ingredient.

In our fascist healthcare system, your doctor does not work for you. Interaction between the insurance company is what determines the doctors income. Your doctor gets paid by getting kick backs from pharmaceutical companies for giving vaccinations and other things. Insurance companies pay doctors to promote their participation in feeding frenzies on government money.

When a change is made from free market to a system of economics by force (fascism), your doctors incentives change. In our fascist system your doctor has an incentive to function as a clerk instead of a doctor. Performing as a clerk pays better than seeing patients. So, doctors engage in more clerk activities and spend less time with patients.

One important aspect of fantasy free economics is that people and institutions are studied   based on how they function, not how they are defined. It doesn’t matter how much education a doctor has or how esteemed the position is,the doctor is a clerk if the doctor functions as a clerk.

Medicine becomes more driven by the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies and healthcare professionals. Patients are not really of much importance at all. Importance in a fascist type market is determined by political power. Benefits trickle down from the top. Few benefits make it all way down to the position of patient.

Profits are maximized by homogenizing and standardizing patients and searching for profitable conditions to treat. Patients are treated on a statistical basis. If it doesn’t show up as an out of range statistic on a lab test chances are it will never be noticed.

The death rate in the United States is already rising. It will continue and get much much worse. Many who want to get well and remain well are finding very good cures and remedies by seeking their own information.

While patients are getting very poor results out of their medical doctors orthomolecular medicine is a different story. I recommend that everyone start accumulating information in that area. The work of Andrew Saul PHD  is very impressive. With our healthcare system having morphed into fascist medicine, it is going to get much harder for people and families to find cures for maladies and maintain good health.

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 YouTube Channel

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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A Yikes Moment is a Possibility

Download PDF Version                                 Originally Posted 12-6-2018

Predicting one day crashes is hazardous. We do know they occur on rare occasions given the right conditions. It just so happens we have the right conditions. While rare crashes can be devastating. People buy insurance on their houses to protect them in unlikely cases their houses burn down. Thinking about what to do in the case of a stock market crash is not at all imprudent, even though odds are against it.

Stock Market Crash What to Expect (from earlier this year)

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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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Can the United States Survive a Bear Market?

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If the stock market falls, it will take the rest of the economy with it.

Without rising asset prices, there would be no economic recovery. The model used for causing economic activity is the “If we build it they will come.” model. The idea is that if the wealthiest of the world’s citizen are enriched when the value of all they own rises independently of earnings and everything else, the recovery will extend all the way to the bottom of the food chain. Does the logic of this sound solid? If it does, I will remind you that the logic behind a chain letter sounds appealing. Continue reading

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Your Punishment For Believing Lies

Originally Posted 10-24-18

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I have a saying. When a lie is told, there are two guilty parties. There is the liar of course. Then there is the party for whom the truth is not good enough.  Without that arrangement few lies would be told.

The punishment for believing lies is suffering.  Continue reading

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Victims of Fascism

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There are serious victims of fascism. Why is it they are so hard to find? Actually they are right before everyone’s eyes. The truth is that hardly anyone wants to see them. To see the victims of Fascism requires giving up the fantasy that the United States has a free market economy. In the United States today, economic well being is determined by political power.  All legislation is for profit. All bills passed redistribute wealth and income channeling it from the bottom of the food chain to the top. Those who benefit from the fascist process are not going to describe our system as anything other than the benefits of capitalism? Continue reading

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Natural Law Applied To Politics And Economics

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Anytime I allude to natural it seems to invoke images of 60s hippies sitting under a shade tree dropping acid or smoking weed. Then I have to show where most natural law is found or modeled. That happens to be in ancient religious  writings. Examples abound in all of them. These ideas did not spring up over night. The models of natural law apply completely to human behavior independently of any religious interpretation. Continue reading

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Thinking For Survival

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Thinking devoted to the task of survival is a different task than thinking as a way to create happiness. At times it makes sense to emphasize thinking for survival. Without survival  happiness is not a possibility. Without surviving somewhat above the subsistence level happiness is not very likely. Continue reading

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The Trade War

War is natural. At one time war was all there was. War came first. Peace came second. The practice of trade evolved as a substitute for belligerence. Between nations, a trade is still war but without bloodshed in the immediate time frame. Force is introduced or increased when the country which perceives itself as strongest fails to get what it wants by peaceful means. The force used is that of tariffs. Normally a bloody war breaks out as the war is escalated. Continue reading

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