The Problem Is The Solution



Monetary and fiscal policy work perfectly in theory. On paper, Communism is by far the best economic system. On paper, a chain letter is a flawless business model. All of these ideas are flawed because, in terms of economics, people act in their own self interest no matter what.
Currently the Federal Reserve is “solving” the world’s economic predicament. Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke is popularly assumed to be a brilliant economist. He is not near as smart as others in the financial sector who quickly learn to game Federal Reserve policy.
Where the U.S economy is concerned the “solution” is the problem. Relying on the Federal Reserve to right the economy over the years has caused a grossly inefficient allocation of resources that will be corrected one way or another. Loose monetary policy has allowed organized crime to infiltrate the financial sector and manipulate prices in all of the financial markets. Dishonest markets always collapse. U.S financial markets will not be an exeption.
Since its inception in 1913, the Federal Reserve has caused one economic problem after another. How can an organization that is staffed with some of the world’s most credentialed economists perform so miserably? The answer is rooted in an inconvenient fact that dooms all attempts at central economic planning to failure. Governments are not capable of making economic decisions. Governments only make political decisions. Despite claims that it is otherwise, all decisions by the Federal Reserve are political decisions.

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About Fantasy Free Economics

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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