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The Progressive Nightmare & The Conservative Solution

Posted: August 20, 2011 in 2012, 2nd amendment, 4th Amendment, academics, administration, agenda, agents, airport, arguing with idiots, audit the Fed, austrian, bankrupting america, banning american flag, Barack Obama, Barney Frank, bearded marxist, bernanke, Bernie Madow, Big Ed, big government, bondholder ripoff, Border Patrol, broke usa, budget, busybodies, cap and tax, carbon trading, climaquiddick, climategate, Cloward Pivens, congress, conservatism, conservative, conservatives, constitution, corruption, currency devaluations, DEA, debt, decision points, declaration of independence, deficit, deficits, democrat, democratic, democrats, dhimmicretins, Drug War, easing, east anglia, economic, economic liberty, economics, economy, education reform, election, elite, elitism, elitist, employment, entitlement, environmentalism, ethnic, euro, european monetary union, F. A. Hayek, federal healthcare, federal reserve, federalist papers, firearms, freedom, friedman, general electric, gerrymandering, global warming, government motors, government spending, guantitative easing, gun control, Herman Cain, homeland security, idiots, illegal immigration, international debt, international economics, international monetary fund, ipcc, job killer, John Keynes, JournoList, justice department, justice fraud, Lame-Stream Media, left, leftist, liberal, liberal gene, liberals, libertarian, libertarianism, liberty, lies, looters, Media Malpractice, Michelle Bachmann, Mitt Romney, monetary policy, moochers, nanny state, napolitano, natural law, Neo-Libertarian, Newt Gingrich, Obama, Politically incorrect, propaganda, rational basis test, reason, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, weapons, Wesley Mouch, Zimbabwe School of Economics

The Progressive Nightmare

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A sex scandal puts the International Monetary Fund on the front page. But what does the global organization really do and are their banking practices as messy as their personal intrigues?

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With the economy sliding deeper into a recession, panelists discuss whether it’s time to stop throwing our money into a massive pit out in the desert.

It would actually help if they did burn it instead of burning through it.. Not to worry, though. The Fed can create much more with just a few keystrokes. And of course the Treasury’s printing presses are running overtime. With enough inflation our debt will disappear, just ask Zimbabwe. They replaced the Rhodesian Dollar (which had a 1:1 exchange rate with US dollars in the mid ’70s, I know, I was there) on a one to one basis in 1980. When they finally got out of the money printing business they were printing Z$100 Trillion bills. On 8 November 2008 one of those bills was “officially” worth $147.50. Note that our debt is all in US dollars, does that give you any ideas? Can we /should we inflate our way out of debt? By the way, now in Zimbabwe they use a “basket of currencies” (sound familiar?) that includes the US dollar, South African Rand, Botswana Pula and the Pound Sterling. I wonder what our “basket” will consist of?

Courtesy of Onion News Network

I have been wondering about the seemingly incoherent policies propagating out of the District of Corruption and trying to develop a model of thinking and goals that would be consistent with the insanity. I have had to abandon any thought of citizen or taxpayer well-being or maintenance of American exceptionalism in order to come up with a somewhat consistent model.

The District of Corruption has become, in essence, a wholesale club sized Faculty Lounge that has developed a plan to run the country as a university focused on the welfare of the faculty over the students or the payers of the tuition.

First is the plan to get out of debt seems to be Quantitative Easing III, IV, V, VI, and however many more it takes to make all those outstanding Treasury Bills (and their interest obligations) worthless. The fact that it will impoverish the American citizenry is as Microsoft used to say, “not a bug, but a feature.” It will wipe out the rich as well as the successful and the thrifty, thus putting all citizens’ welfare in the hands of those best qualified to judge a persons worth (no not the free market, that is seen as cruel, unfair and idiotic to the insufficiently rewarded, it must be those with the wisdom of Solomon, the Tenured).

This destruction of the dollar not only gets us out of debt while punishing those so rude to have been more successful in the free market than the new masters, but also sets the stage for the resurgence of America as a “properly structured society.” In other words the serfs need to acknowledge their proper place in the presence of their accredited and credentialed betters.

That brings us to the master stroke. In claiming that the oil companies get a “tax incentive” by writing off business expenses such as depreciation, exploration, and the cost of failed production attempts (things that legitimate costs of doing business in every other business, just bigger numbers in the oil business), the stage is set for the DOE to revoke all leases and nationalize the oil fields. After the dollar has been destroyed and whether the new currency that purchases oil is a “basket of currencies” or the PetroBuck® the wealth in the oil fields of what was previously called the United States will be more than enough to support the proletariat in their virtual slavery while the masters party like Nero. Issuing decrees as the Gods from Olympus (you have to “properly guide” those serfs, dontcha know?).

A love song for economist F. A. Hayek?

But, “The Road to Serfdom” was #1 on Amazon for a few weeks this summer and is still above Obummer’s books despite being over 50 years old. It’s encouaging to see the young people getting interested in things that will actually make a difference in their lives after their parents just kicked the can down the road.

Original song by Dorian Electra.Filmed by Clara Lee, Madeline Scholl, and Ciaran Finlayson.

Lyrics:

Hey there Freidrich Hayek, ya lookin really niceYour methodology is oh so preciseYou break down social science to the fundamentalsRules and social order are the essentials

Chorus:The use of knowledge in societyby each of us we make the economyIt’s not magic that somehow our plans all alignThe result of human action, not of human design

Tell me your thoughts on resource misallocationDistorted price signals and misinformationInterest rates that are made artificially lowTelling producers where resources should go

Chorus

Since these low interest rates, like you said, are liesMalinvestments come as no surpriseSoon these mistakes will all be revealedand then corrected, unless they’re concealed

Chorus

Sometimes I dream all day ’bout bein’ Mrs. HayekWe’d share milkshakes, watch sunsets, and kayakWe’d work together on that business cycle theoryOh darlin’ you’ve been workin’ hard, you must be weary

Come to my couch, on which you can restI’ll make tea, we’ll talk credit and interestThen I can talk about my interest in youOf course we’ll talk ’bout the economy, too

Just me and you (x2)Me and YouOh, ohMe and You

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Unfortunately it is very necessary (unless you prefer to watch Fox Business or Glenn Beck popularize the issue).

The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely, objective analysis and concrete solutions to key international economic problems.

Business Insider says, “Here’s Niall Ferguson’s Complete And Definitive Guide To The Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis.” Niall Ferguson is a contributing editor for the Financial Times and a regular contributor to Newsweek. As a Historian and economic expert, he contributes often to television and radio shows in the U.K. and the U.S. He has authored multiple books, among them best-selling book “Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World”, published in 2008. He is a Professor of History at Harvard University and Professor at Harvard. Business School. He graduated from Magdalen College (Oxford University) in 1985. He was a Hanseatic Scholar in Hamburg and Berlin and a Research Fellow at Cambridge. He was then a Professor and Financial History at Oxford.

The lecture actually begins at the 8:45 mark after all the intro fluff.

To access the lecture’s slides click here.

To access the lecture’s transcript click here.

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