Understanding Human Behavior

670px-Improve-Your-Child's-Behavior-Step-1How did Common Sense Economics discover that most of human behavior is based on instinct and not intellect? It all starts by understanding that intellectual reasoning would never produce the kind of results we get in government and and macro economics. Then we notice that humanity is always described in the most flattering way possible. Certainly it is an instinct common to all animals to exalt their own species. Animals live lives of dominance and subservience and human beings are no exception. Out of necessity, self interest is part of every human activity.

It is not so much that Common Sense Economics made a discovery. These are observations anyone can make. Man acting out of intellect would never create the situation we are in today. Man acting as an animal driven by instinct would would generate the exact situation that is in place today.

The secular world, as it is called in metaphysical circles, is nothing more than animals surviving the way animals are hard-wired to survive. It is through the spiritual nature that good will, mercy and concern for others is experienced. There is a clear choice to be made although it is seldom made consciously. Study politics and macro economics the same way a herd of horses is analysed and all that goes on in the world makes perfect sense.

Peace can be found spiritually but it seldom is. The secular world has a counterfeit version of peace that is based on defining the person and everything in life with euphemisms. A human is defined as a splendid entity, just short of being divine. All people are assumed to be upright and of the highest character unless demonstrated to be otherwise. Innocent until proven guilty is the secular world’s golden rule. Peace is a matter of managing one’s self esteem.

As comforting as euphemisms are, it is a big mistake to apply them to ones country and one’s leaders. Self interest is what motivates all people in their secular lives. Almost any highly educated sociologist, economist, anthropologist, political scientist, or even a truck driver could make these observations and explain them more elegantly. Most of knowing is dependent on the willingness to observe.

Jesus explained that “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.” He was teaching special listeners who already knew the nature of truth. The truth may set you free but you will probably be offended upon first hearing it. Most people cannot make themselves entertain ideas like this.

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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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