What Are Lobbyists For?

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The main role of lobbyists is to convince congress to increase government spending. Certain groups like the gun lobby and a few others are are concerned with other things but they make up a very small portion of lobbyists activity. Economic intervention, is a favorite of the lobbyist persuasion. Q.E. for example, elevates profit margins and maximizes what citizens pay for goods and services. Lofty explanations of the lobbying function are easy to find. In the United States, most of what citizens believe about government is not true.

Whether rich or poor, government is approached for the purpose of personal gain. Any exceptions are so tiny, they don’t need to be explained. Citizens fantasize otherwise. All institutions are what they are but they are given lofty definitions.  Citizens assume the lofty definitions are accurate. Toward the end of an economic expansion, virtually all life is based on fantasy and lofty definitions of what they do.

Here is part of a lofty dictionary definition. The lobbying profession is a legitimate and integral part of our democratic political process that is not very well understood by the general population.

I am not suggesting criminalizing lobbying activities. All that is necessary is for citizens to understand what lobbyists actually do. After that, it would be quite productive if folks could grasp the the incentive to serve is only imaginary. It would go a long way towards improving the country if ordinary people would stop wearing kick me signs on their backsides.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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