Dilemma of the High Pressure Car Salesman

Ask 1000 people if they would buy a car from a high pressure car salesman. Almost all will say no. But, the high pressure car salesmen are the highest paid on the lot. In politics and economics it works the same way. People talk one way but behave another.
There are reasons why conservative Politicians seldom win and those with reputations as conservatives flip and vote as liberals at critical junctures.
Intellect can determine what words come out of the mouth but people act according to instinct and genetics. A small percent of the population are born elitists. These kinds feel incomplete if they are not directing the lives of other people. They feel incomplete if they are not doing so. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, is a poster child for the elitist profile.
The rest of the population hard wired to relate to government as if it were a parent. There is an assumed adeptness in government that is based on no facts whatsoever. Government is treated as having answers and remedies even when there are mountains of evidence showing the opposite.
Even people, who are constantly calling for small, less intrusive government, opt for more government when faced with making a real choice.
Why does government spending grow without bounds? Citizens are helplessly unable to control instinctive impulses that cause an irrational dependence on government. If government spending was evaluated rationally, citizens would discover that most government spending provides no utility to taxpayers at all.
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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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