Bringing The Country Together

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Surely you frequently hear candidates profess that they are the one to bring the country together. This is if we are better off with one common goal and that everyone can help make it happen by giving support and cooperating. The idea sure sound good, but is it?

If that sounds like a good idea, it is because you don’t know how or  have forgotten how democracy works and  what what it takes to make it work.

Democracy serves as a way folks can live together without agreeing with one another. There is no expectation of working together. Today, students are taught that working in groups and cooperating is the most productive way to live a life. The problem is that in real life people don’t cooperate unless they are certain that doing so will produce a better outcome.

Survival in at least this part of the universe is accomplished by all creatures looking after themselves first. This happens regardless of stated expectations or stated goals. Both democracy and free markets accommodate human nature. Other systems do not. Lifestyles have always sky rocked when these two systems are employed.

When you are expected to fall in line and support a national agenda, what are you going to end up doing? What is needed are multitudes who gleefully make sacrifices to accomplish goals from which they will never receive any benefits. You become part of a currency that is about to be spent. You might find yourself fighting in a war, paying higher prices for everything you buy or making other enormous personal sacrifices  for the perceived public good. Bringing the country together is perfectly natural in a totalitarian political system.

What kind of sacrifices do your leaders make? They make none. That is your job in the “bring the country together” initiative.  As much as possible, the costs of the initiative fall on you the citizen and the benefits go to those who come up with or lobby for the plan.

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James Quillian independent scholar,free market economist,and teacher of natural law. Who is James Quillian? Certainly I am nobody special, Just a tireless academic and deep thinker. Besides that, I have broken the code with respect to economics and political science. Credentials? Nothing you would be impressed with. I am not a household name. It is hard to become famous writing that virtually no one in the country is genuinely not in touch with reality. But, if I did not do that, there would be no point in my broking the broken the code. If you read the blog, it is easy to see that there are just a few charts, no math and no quantitative analysis. That is not by accident. Given what I know, those items are completely useless. I do turn out to be highly adept at applying natural law. Natural law has predominance over any principles the social science comes up. By virtue of understanding natural law, I can debunk, in just a few sentences , any theory that calls for intervention by a government. My taking the time to understand the ins and outs of Keynes General Theory is about like expecting a chemistry student to completely grasp all that the alchemists of the middle ages thought they understood in efforts to turn base metals into goal. Keynesian theory clearly calls for complete objectivity. Government can only make political decisions. Keynesian techniques call for economic decisions. So, why go any further with that? Fantasy Free Economics is in a sense a lot like technical analysis. Technical analysis began with the premise that it was impossible to gain enough information studying fundamentals to gain a trading advantage. Study the behavior of investors instead. Unlike technical analysis, I don't use technical charts. What I understand are the incentives of different people and entities active in the economics arena. For example, there is no such thing as an incentive to serve with life in the aggregate. In the aggregate, only self interest applies. It is routinely assumed otherwise. That is highly unappealing. But, I am sorry. That is the way it is. I can accept that because I am genuinely in touch with reality. Step one in using Fantasy Free Economics is for me to understand just how little I really know. A highly credentialed economist may know 100 times what I do based on the standard dogma. Compare the knowledge each of us has compared to all there is to know and we both look like we know nothing at all. There is always more than we don't know than what we do know. I am humble enough to present myself on that basis. Why? That is the way it is. I am not bad at math. I have taught math. What I understand is when to use it and when to rely on something else. Math is useless in natural law so I don't use it. While others look at numbers, I am busy understanding the forces in nature that makes their numbers what they are. That gives me a clear advantage.
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