How Trump Got to be President

First let me say, with Fantasy Free Economics no one gets to wear a halo. The president is not held in awe. The president gets no respect. No respect is needed in research. The president is not worshiped. The president is just one of the animals. He has special attributes that I will get to,  but the president is just an animal acting on the one basic incentive nature provides all of the animals.

Lets start. Is there any reason Pee Wee Herman would never play linebacker in the NFL? Is there any reason that you could never play linebacker in the NFL? Here are some of the common characteristic of NFL linebackers.

1.) Competitive to the nth degree 2.) Much higher than average intelligence 3.) Height about 6’2″ 4.) Weight about 220 5.) Runs the 4o in less than 4.6 6.) Bench presses at least 315 lbs. 7.) Squats a minimum of 445 lbs

I don’t possess even one of the attributes needed to play linebacker in the NFL Somehow I don’t think you do either.

The NFL is highly competitive but still not nearly as competitive as competition to be the most powerful man on earth. Does it not make sense that a job like President of the United States would require some attributes that only a tiny fractions of humans have? I don’t mean attributes for doing the job, just the attributes needed to get elected.

These are the personality characteristics needed to compete and get elected president. These characteristics are not just needed. The successful presidential candidate  must have each of these characteristics in an abundance greater than practically anyone alive.

1.) Lack of empathy, 2.) Cold calculating nature, 3.) Shallow emotions, 4.)  Narcissism, 5.) Grandiose self image,  6.) Charming, 7.) High IQ, 8.) Manipulative, 9.) Secretive, 10.) Authoritarian

A successful presidential candidate must have all of these characteristics in abundance. At this level of politics, the one who loses has the same political personality. There is no way to win in politics at the presidential level without being 100% ruthless.

How and why did Trump win? Even with no political experience, he won because the level at which he possess these personality characteristics is off the charts.  That doesn’t mean he wasn’t the best choice. It is important to remember, Trump ran for himself, not you.

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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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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