The Pull Of Serving Masters And Tribal Living

I frequently write about leaders, and regular people as well, acting in line with instinctive behavior patterns. Do not think that this is an attempt at comedy. Where politics and economics are concerned the majority decisions made are made in keeping with instinctive biases. With this simple observation, I am at a terrific advantage in predicting outcomes in the political and economic arenas. Understand that people, as a norm, make the most important decisions of their lives because they are controlled by instinct. Also understand that in economics and political science people are assumed to be autonomous and acting according to thoughtful intellect.
Understand that instinct and not reason determine what people do a majority of the time and suddenly all of the crazy things going on in the world today will start to make sense. Today public officials as well as candidates for office are seen daily offering to have government do for you things that government cannot do. The most frequent of these offers is that of having the government create jobs. The public never doubts that the government can create jobs, and of course they cannot.
The lets have government create jobs conversation is never going to stop because all but an insignificant percent of the population is blinded to the fact that instinct plays a part in their behavior. You can always expect to people to view humanity in a positive light, see themselves as independent actors and look to government to solve their problems. This is hard wired instinctive behavior.
This is all changing but the changes are coming over hundreds and thousands of years. One of the newest developments in societal evolution is the movement toward liberty and freedom of choice. Since a little earlier than the American Revolution, these new concepts have resulted in huge advance in the quality of lives. Unfortunately we are all genetically pulled backward toward tribal living and serving masters.

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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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