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As Political Power Fails | The Free Market Prevails

As Political Power Fails
The Free Market Prevails

Political Power is no different from the power claimed by any other criminal organization. Political Power, like any criminal gang power, works this way; they will use any form of compulsion necessary to take what is yours, then use graduated levels of violence or kill you – and your loved ones – if you don’t submit.

Power over others not only corrupts, it makes the would be rulers stupid too. They may kill themselves through ignorance along with everyone else they are harming.

Most don’t understand what they are doing is evil and the top few don’t care. For those few, power is a religion. The top few pretend to serve a higher purpose when they are only feeding their power addiction.

No level of participation or committees of watchdogs can create meaningful change of any organization that is protected from free market competition and protected from individual liability for their actions.

Criminal organizations will spend fortunes convincing people to waste their time and money in attempts to change the organization. The organization speeds forward and thrives due to legalized immunity as it uses all forms of violence and dishonesty.

Evil can only thrive when there is a perception that Evil is the only solution to all our problems.

Sometimes the gangs use extortion, monopoly, licensing laws, regulators, unlawful laws backed by the farce of No Prayer of Justice Courts, Ponzi Schemes, Counterfeiting through Central Currencies, Con Games, and Wars.

TheLibertyGang posts will help you explore how power over others manifests in daily activities.

I think the easiest way to keep from being confused is: remember, government by gun is never anything other than a criminal organization that has done a great job selling criminal power as the solution to any and all injustice.

The politicians, bureaucrats, lawmakers, courts, soldiers, and police have stolen control of so much of how the world works that it is difficult for us to hear ourselves think as they wail about how the world would become a criminal empire if a criminal empire was not in control. Therefore we all have an obligation to protect the existing criminal empire. And we should be grateful to them.

Therefore we all have an obligation to protect the existing criminal empire. And we should be grateful to them!

Who can argue with that?

Today’s post teaser is from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)

The Market Is More Unanimous Than Democracy

Donald J. Boudreaux

The quotation of the day is from page 270 of my late Nobel laureate colleague Jim Buchanan‘s insightful and deep 1984 article “Rights, Efficiency, and Exchange,” as it is reprinted in volume 1 of The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan: The Logical Foundations of Constitutional Liberty (footnote deleted):

‘Within a specific legal order, if entry [into markets] is free, market exchanges are made under an implicit rule of unanimity.  If A and B voluntarily agree to an exchange, and if C remains free to offer possibly different terms to either party, there is no outcome that does not pass the consensus test.  The outcome attained can be classified as “efficient” because it reflects agreement among all parties…’

Go to this link for the rest of article…  FEE Article Link

My comments below. (Ed: Don Winfield)

In a free market economy, both parties have to say Yes or no transaction takes place.

Under government – another word for tyranny- one or even both parties can lose… And all the idiots who benefit from

And all the idiots who benefit from excess government will think they’ve done a great job; because we’re too stupid and should be grateful for their rule even though they provide a long string of failure.

Even if freedom only allowed us to do our own failures; it would be cheaper and we would learn from experience because we pay the price for our failure.

The political elite don’t have personal liability for their failures, which is just one more reason why they never learn from the catastrophic to mildly stupid results they create for the rest of us. Therefore, tell them every time and in every way “No!”

Political Power Fails: The Only Vote That Makes A Difference Is The Individual Right To Just Say "No!"

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Tax Satisfaction Survey | If Government Gave Satisfaction Guarantees, Who Else Wants A Refund?

Tax Satisfaction Survey | If Government Gave Satisfaction Guarantees…
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How Individual Freedom Innovations Solves Problems

How Individual Freedom Innovations Solves Problems

Government is the problem… Individual Freedom is the best answer to any problem. Even if a totalitarian system could outperform freedom occasionally, we are left with a totalitarian system whose abuse of power makes any benefits irrelevant.

So let’s all protect each other from ruling elites, government protected monopolies, cartels, slavery, & serfdom…

This article provides history on wealth creation. We can learn from it and share it.

The Medieval Geniuses Who Invented Carried Interest and the Modern Barbarians Who Want to Tax It

It’s no secret that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fail to understand that taxation is theft. Neither was even willing to retain the few laudable provisions that exist in the tax code. Instead, they used class warfare to condemn what is commonly referred to as “carried interest.”

Carried interest allows the investment manager of a fund or partnership to be compensated with the profits of the funds. The proceeds are taxed as capital gains rather than income.

Despite the heated rhetoric, the provision of law is based on a historical parallel that dates back to the Middle Ages. A look back into history shows how carried interest was created and why it is a vital component of a thriving society.

Merchants Fuel Long-Distance Trade

Once Venice’s government was comprised of people who knew how to make money and create jobs, there was a dramatic increase in financial and legal innovation.

Think back to Venice, Italy in the year 1036. Due to the geographic location and numerous beneficial alliances, Venice began to grow wealthy as an international center of trade. Up to that point, the Venetian head of state, or Doge, had absolute power and was always selected from one of the three wealthiest families. But as the wealthy merchant class grew, so did their power, and by 1036 the first merchant was elected as Doge.

As the wealthy merchant class gained power, Venice’s trade greatly expanded, creating enormous opportunity for its citizens. However, after a series of political crises and a deadly plague in 1172, the Doge Vital II Michele was assassinated, leaving a void in the government. A new constitution was created by the merchant class that changed the city remarkably. Dogal powers were drastically reduced and the Great Council, or parliament, was created. But now, instead of the nobility controlling the city, the Great Council was made up of a group of families that had built their wealth on trade, not inheritance.

Now that the government was comprised of people that knew how to make money and create jobs, there was a dramatic increase in financial and legal innovation.

As the National Bureau of Economic Research stated:

By the early fourteenth century, financial innovations included: the appearance of limited liability joint stock companies; thick markets for debt (especially bills of exchange); secondary markets for a wide variety of debt, equity, and mortgage instruments; bankruptcy laws that distinguished illiquidity from insolvency; double-entry accounting methods; business education (including the use of algebra for currency conversions); deposit banking; and a reliable medium of exchange (the Venetian ducat). All these innovations can be related directly back to the demands of long-distance trade.

Long-distance trade had the potential for enormous profit, but it carried a substantial risk. An enterprising young man could more than double his money if he could fill a ship with goods to trade with Constantinople and the Eastern Mediterranean. However, raising the capital to buy the original goods and hire a ship was beyond the reach of someone trying to get a start in the merchant trade. Additionally, there were pirates, bad weather, and shipwrecks to consider. Any of these factors could affect the profitability of the trip.

Enter Carried Interest

This is where the idea of carried interest enters the story. Start-up merchants needed investors, and investors needed some incentive to finance the merchants. For the investor, there was the risk of their investment literally sailing out of the harbor never to be seen again. The Venetian government solved this problem by creating one of the first examples of a joint stock company, the “colleganza.” The colleganza was a contract between the investor and the merchant willing to do the travel. The investor put up the money to buy the goods and hire the ship, and the merchant made the trip to sell the goods and then buy new foreign goods that could then be brought back and sold to Venetians. Profits were then split between the merchant and investor according to the agreements in the contract.

This arrangement limited the liability for both parties. For the first time, poorer merchants had a chance to improve their lot in life by taking on the inherent risks of travel. This shared liability and carried interest agreement opened the doors to a greater number of Venetians participating in trade and wealth-building. Without the colleganza, Venice would have never grown so successfully, and its people would have been stuck in a class system with no opportunity for economic mobility. No longer was wealth reserved for those lucky few born into it. Instead, wealth was available to anyone willing to work for it.

We Must Retain the Carried Interest Provision

Eliminating the carried interest provision is a turn in the wrong direction.

Back to modern day: there are those in the government that want to cripple start-up businesses looking to grow their company. Businesses rely on investors to get started or jump to the next level of success. Just like the merchants of Venice, American businesses would stagnate without investors willing to take a risk. And investing in start-up businesses is risky as there is no guarantee that the money invested will ever return a profit. For over 100 years in America, the risk for investors has been offset by the lower tax rate for capital gains and carried interest.

Some people in the government think that carried interest should be taxed as regular income, but that just doesn’t make sense. Just like the Venetian investors who watched their money sail away, sometimes for years, before returning, today’s investors often must wait years to see a profit or possibly even suffer a loss. A lower capital gains tax rate serves as a great incentive to take that risk.

Eliminating the carried interest provision is a turn in the wrong direction. It would be a massive tax increase on investment capital and, as such, would discourage investment. Rather than raising capital gains up to the tax rate of regular income levels, we should be lowering both tax rates. That would provide more incentive for investors to buy into American businesses and create more jobs and more wealth for everyone.

Drew Armstrong

Drew Armstrong

Drew Armstrong is a freelance political journalist based out of Orange County, California.

This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article.

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Socialism Vs Capitalism? Not Really…

Socialism Vs Capitalism?
Not Really…

Watch this short video and observe your thinking? Are the right questions being asked?
What assumptions are made? What definitions are assumed? Do you agree with the assumptions? Do you agree with the definitions? Are there better questions?

Socialism Vs Capitalism? Not Really…

If you manipulate the definition of words properly, you can normally short circuit questions & thinking.

No state provides socialism or capitalism. The state provides state control plus a belief in their own infallibility. They lust to manage our lives and use everything we produce. Some may actually believe they are managing our lives better than we can.

After all, if we were so smart, who the Hell would have ever allowed these idiots control.

They use labels to disguise the fact that they are tyrants who will say or do almost anything to gain, keep, or expand their power over others.

Neither State Socialism Nor Crony Capitalism produce healthy results. They are tools the politically powerful use to steal & live as tyrants.

 

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Money Propaganda & Myth

Money, Myth & Propaganda

Money Propaganda & Myth

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Money Propaganda: Even the best of economists and commentators fall into traps…

While they can see how some things are operating, they are as blind as those they would lead in other areas.  This is true for you and I as well.  We accept statements without question and perpetuate myths.  And each day  we are robbed of an ever increasing amount of our daily bread, whatever we have managed to accumulate and our futures.

These are some of the myths that blind us.

  1. You may hear that more fortunes were made during depression than at any other time in history… And a depression is your opportunity to become wealthy…
  2. Money is never destroyed, it is only transferred…
  3. The rich pay most of the taxes…
  4. The poor pay most of the taxes…
  5. Never invest in startups… Invest only in proven companies…
  6. You have the power to rise above any set of circumstances…
  7. You can never shed your servitude to rise above anything…

And despite the contradictions, the above statements are all true… If you put the correct filters over your eyes!

The Depression Con Job

You may hear that more fortunes were made during the 1920’s depression than at any other time in history… And a depression is your opportunity to become wealthy…

Keep this law of economics in mind:

Price is a factor of supply and demand.  When demand is high and supply is low, price goes up.  When supply is abundant and demand is low, prices drop.  

The earlier depression, not the one we’re in now, was caused by manipulation of the money supply by the newly created central bank that was created specifically for the purpose of transferring money from the masses to those who had just added control of the money supply to their other political powers.

Step 1 in creating the depression and transferring other people’s money to themselves: The lending supply was loosened so that people could borrow and invest.  When the marks could borrow at 3% and get a return of 5% by investing in the stock market, who wouldn’t enter into this grand opportunity and step 1 of a con job?

– When demand is high and supply is low, price goes up. –  

Step 2 – The political elite insiders sold their stocks to get cash reserves for the next stage of the execution of this con.

Step 3 – Interest went up to 5.5%.  Now the borrowed money is a cost and not a source of profit.  People began to sell their stocks so they could liquidate their loans.

– When supply is abundant and demand is low, prices drop. –

Step 4 – People were competing against each other to sell when no one was buying…

– When supply keeps increasing (as more and more people try to sell) and demand is low (because no one is buying), prices drop through the floor. –

Step 5 – The banks proceed with foreclosures against property that had secured the loans…

Step 6 – As prices for stocks sank way beneath their value, the cash rich insiders began the process of buying control of American Companies that they could use to further the wealth transfer by using political power to enrich and protect their newly acquired companies from competition.

Although some small portion of the new fortunes were created by innovation and entrepreneurship, way too many of the fortunes were create by fraud and theft. Political elites used their newly created monopoly powers over the money supply to steal from almost everyone.

Unless you are someone who is ready to help eat your neighbor, you may not want to support the actions of the elite.

Your neighbors were manipulated into a position where they can have their life’s earnings transferred to someone with a small amount of cash.

Is this a great opportunity?

The victims are blamed and an eating frenzy is promoted by people who are anxious to show you how to take advantage of tax liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and fire sales created for the benefit of the political elite…

Minds begin to close to any possibility that what was done was not right and that participations supports an ongoing con job. Minds justify and rationalize any actions taken… And besides everyone else is doing it?

Money is never destroyed, it is only transferred…

Keep this qualification of money in mind:

Money is a store of value…

If you build a home, a chair, write a book, raise crops, make a belt, or useful things and a hurricane comes through, there is no transfer.  Destruction is destruction. The wealth people have created is destroyed.

Destruction Is Good?

Communists, socialists, soldiers, veterans, and the great brainwashed have been deceived into thinking destruction is actually a benefit for the economy.

A brick is thrown through a window. A good communist and bad economists will focus on the jobs created from replacing the window.

What is ignored?

The money it cost to repair the window would have used a different way; perhaps it would have been used to add another product line, pay for training, a much needed vacation, or to invest in another company.

Where there is violent destruction, there is loss to everyone.

If violent destruction was a benefit, governments would be a blessing; because,

  • They are destroyers of abundance, (Perhaps the more they destroy, the wealthier we all get?)
  • They destroy morality, (Perhaps that will create a more moral population?)
  • They destroy opportunity, (Perhaps that will create more business?)
  • They kill people to promote their power, (Perhaps that will make the world more peaceful?)
  • They demand tribute to themselves and the politically powerful cartels & monopolies, (Perhaps these central planning monopolies protected by government by gun will provide better products and services? )
  • The power addicted elite create wars that murder and maim the elderly, men, women, children, and infants on both sides of the conflict. The fear, hurt, and hate provide excuses and opportunities for politicians to steal more power over others and their money, (Perhaps you will get a flag in exchange for the life of your young adult child or husband. You may get emergency or temporary care for the loss of limb. You are offered the joy of being patriot who kills others for the benefit of the political elite)
  • The power addicted elite create wars that destroy the accumulated abundance of both sides of a conflict and transfers more money and power to their deep, deep pockets, (When a bomber is built to murder and main for the benefit of the 1%’s; the building costs – about $250 Million for today’s bombers make money for the builders and service suppliers. These bombers destroy the homes, businesses, infrastructure, and the opportunities of the victims for the benefit of the political elite. The destruction is one both sides. $250 Million could have been used to build to build 5,000 homes worth $50,000 each.) War – 99% lose… 1% gain…
  • The power addicted are liars, con artists, serial killers, and criminal gangs who drape flags and ooze righteousness to further an empire based on the concept that some people are above morality, right and wrong, and should certainly never be held accountable for their crimes…

They will willingly destroy a Billion Dollars worth of the lives of their serfs and slaves so long as they can net 2% for destroying and killing others. War increases their power, prestige, and patriotic image.

They willingly destroy our live to capture a fraction of our worth.

The rich pay most of the taxes…

The slaves and serfs have the wealth they created transferred to the political elites, no matter what their level of wealth or poverty.

They will pay tribute with their lives, their freedom, and their very ability to question.

Curiosity, questioning, innovation are the source of all growth and innovation.

Curiosity, questioning, and innovation are supported by individual freedom and destroyed by central planners, wars, and criminal gangs who would rule our lives for their benefit.

The poor pay most of the taxes…

We slaves and serfs – the elite call us citizens – have control of the wealth we create transferred to the politically powerful, no matter what our level of wealth or poverty.

We will pay tribute with our lives, our freedom, and our very ability to question… They will kill the the major source of growth and innovation so long as they can live in a favored corner of the pig sty world they create.

 

Never invest in startups… Invest only in proven companies…

The advice is well meant… As is the advice of “only buy used cars”…

Both ignore the responsibility that we all have to encourage innovation.

Let’s fund the greatest source of innovation and entrepreneurship in history. That source is the start up guys who are the foundation of most new employment, job creation, innovation, improvement and the creation of abundance and opportunity for everyone.

They create without political coercion.

The politically powerful want to control the entrepreneurs and the innovators to protect their monopolies cartels and systems of theft.

They see creativity and innovations as a threat to their power over others.

 

 You have the power to rise above any set of circumstances…

Within our prisons, we have the power to create wealth for our masters.

Some of it is ours temporarily…

 

You can never shed your servitude to rise above anything…

The current system is designed to keep all of us and our families in servitude… Forever!

If we attempt to rise within that system, sooner or later, we will make it stronger…

The Tipping Points

  • When the rules don’t work… Create new rules…
  • We have the power of innovation…
  • We can reject the rule of the elite…
  • We can withdraw our financial support…
  • We can choose to ignore their monopolies and cartels…
  • We can choose to defend the rights and freedoms of others in a court of law…
  • We can question…
  • We can seek to use real money instead of counterfeit…
  • We can barter…
  • We can gift…
  • We can refuse to follow orders that are not in accord with our highest best self…
  • We can choose to live and let live…
  • We can choose tolerance for the choices of others and refuse to support the regulators…
  • As a member of a jury, we can always protect the God Given rights of the individual and reject the laws of subjugation and slavery imposed by the political elite…
  • We can refuse to follow orders or run with crowds contrary to action demanded by our higher best selves…
  • We can honor only those who protect the individual freedoms and rights of ourselves and others, who may be different in some way, who may be declared targets of the political elites…
  • We can encourage and forgive those who suppress the individual freedoms and rights of ourselves and others who may be different in some way, by supplying the moral support they need to ask questions and assert their own highest best self in the face of orders and peer group pressure…

 

Wisdom of Crowds

The wisdom of crowds is displayed in the history of wealth, abundance and morality created through individual freedom with tolerance for the rights and even the stupidities of others which is also a necessary doorway to learning and for personal growth.

The wisdom of crowds is probably our best tool to undo the damage that has been done and to topple the evil empires which rule us all.

 You Personal Power

Choose to Be Thankful for Your Individual Power & Ability for All That You Love in Your Life… This Is the Wellspring from Which Our Blessings and Our Ability to Remake a World for Individual Freedom and All of Its Positive Evolutionary Changes Flow

 

FYI: This video provides an overview of the difference between the public con game about money and currency.

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Are the Politically Powerful Psychopath, Sociopath or ? A Survey

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Are the Politically Powerful Psychopath, Sociopath or ? A Survey…

Are the Politically Powerful Psychopath, Sociopath or ? A Survey

They look normal… Well, most of them anyway.

Select on a scale which category politically powerful fall into… Help us identify the characteristics of the politically insane, living or dead, in or out of office.

The differences between sociopathy and psychopathy are the following;

Characteristics of a sociopath are as followed :

1. Sociopaths are very charming.
2. Sociopaths can be extremely manipulative and will try to con you whenever possible.
3. Sociopaths feel that they are entitled to everything.
4. Sociopaths will lie continuously to get what they want. They can even sometimes manipulate a lie detector.
5. Sociopaths have no remorse, shame or guilt.
6. Sociopaths will show love and happiness only when it serves their purpose. None of the feelings are genuine.
7. Sociopaths have no room for love in their life.
8. Sociopaths need to have excitement in their lives or live on the edge.
9. Sociopaths have lack of empathy hen their victims suffer pain that they have caused.
10. Sociopaths believe that they are all mightier than tho, there is no concern on how their behavior impacts others.
11. Sociopaths usually have a long history of juvenile delinquency as well as behavior problems.
12. Sociopaths will never take blame for anything they have done to anyone no matter if it is family or friend.
13. Sociopaths have many sexual partners and tend to act out many sexual acts.
14. Sociopaths rarely stay in one place for a long time (home/work).
15. Sociopaths will change themselves if they know it will keep them from being found out.

Characteristics of a psychopath are as followed:

1. Psychopaths use superficial charm to lure their victims.
2. Psychopaths are extremely self-centered.
3. Psychopaths must always do something to keep themselves from boredom.
4. Psychopaths are very deceptive and tend to lie continuously.
5. Psychopaths show no remorse of guilt towards their victims.
6. Psychopaths are very predatory and usually will live off other people.
7. Psychopaths have many sexual partners in their lifetime.
8. Psychopaths are very impulsive with their lifestyle.
9. Psychopaths are always blaming other people for their actions.
10. Psychopaths never have a realistic view of their lives. (king of the world or from another planet)
11. Psychopaths always want psychological gratification in sexual and criminal activities.
12. Psychopaths tend to try suicide, rarely succeeding.

Please note the above is not a scientific analysis of the 2 terms; because, they appear to be pop culture terms and NOT based on scientific analysis.

It is just a fun analysis for our amusement to see what we think of politicians…

See the rest of the discussion on why it is NOT a correct list of characteristics by visiting the site and read the rest of the article & comments and the acknowledgement from the author and her way of looking at the two lists…

Your Psychopathy/Sociopathy guide is severely outdated (the information on Sociopaths is entirely pseudoscientific and based on media tropes)…

http://writeworld.org/post/64660957472/sociopathy-vs-psychopathy

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Black Flags and Windmills

“Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective”

by scott crow

Read the reader reviews of “Black Flags and Windmills” by following the link below.  Anarchy is another word for freedom and the good things people naturally do even when the police state is trying to stop them…

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Black Flags and Windmills” tells several stories of people attempting to help those in need while bureaucrats and police interfere and condemn.

Freedom is perfect because of the long term consequences of many short term mistakes.

Most people think of government as the elimination of mistakes… When the state is really the preservation of mistakes where they benefit the few at the expense of the many… And they use guns; because, there are not enough people stupid enough to do as the state wishes them to do and when they have to participate with their own money.

The Free Market is the only democracy that has worked in history.  Democracy plus Individual Freedom, including the Freedom to say “No!” works fine.

Democracy, as practiced, is a combination of ruling elites who enforce their tyranny with gun barrels.

WikiPedia’s definition of Anarchy is: “Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of people or a single person which does not recognize authority. It originally meant leaderlessness…”

Anarchy is also used by those who use violence to create socialist, communist, fascist, or some form of democracy where they count the votes. The only change they want is be in control.

The “violence for violence sake” is not the best definition of anarchy. That’s chaos. The two are not the same.

It’s kind of nice to read about the many efforts to help others that spring naturally to aid others in distress when they have the freedom to do so and enough left after feeding the tax collectors to have ways and means to share.

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Black Flags and Windmills

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Lawrence Lessig: Laws that choke creativity | Creative Commons

Lawrence Lessig: Laws that choke creativity…

And the Creative Commons

Larry Lessing provides another excellent presentation with a lot insights about the benefits from the creative commons copyright approach.

Enjoy this Ted talk and then read on for why the creative commons needs more individual freedom to define it, alter it, test it and improve it.

One of our main problems is attempting to solve all problems by selecting the 1 best choice. We’re not that smart.

1.  Free markets, even in law, are necessary to discover the good and bad in our choices. Free Markets allows people to test and select competing ideas which in their Individual Opinion serves them best and that may provide benefits and rewards to all… And they can change their mind and choices without an act of congress…  Or

2.  We stick to allowing only 1 answer (because some group of politically powerful got their controls passed) and we punish, imprison or kill those who disagree…

I prefer number 1.

Individual Freedom is the answer to the problem of ruling elites. The only democracy in history worth bragging about is the Free Market.

Let Individual Freedom provide the answers or tyranny will.

 

Lawrence Lessig: Laws that choke creativity…  And the Creative Commons

Don Winfield Senior Editor

 

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Lawrence Lessig: Political Corruption & Vote Buying

Lawrence Lessig: Political Corruption & Vote Buying

This is a very good Ted Talk on the problems of political corruption and vote buying in a democracy.

He has created some very clear illustrations of the problems and shows a good sense of humor as well… I have a problem with his solutions.  Watch the video and continue reading below.

Excellent presentation with proposed solutions for political corruption and vote buying are leaning in a better direction.

Great presentation for a solution based on opposites. Opposite is not the same as better.

He makes excellent points, easy to understand, for a few of the reasons the system is broken.

His solution is to change the people in charge of problem creation… The problem is not how lunatics are elected. The problem is that the lunatics have taken the power to take from 1 person to give to the politically blessed.

The problem is not about how to elect ignorant and arrogant rulers, the problem is citizens are serfs and electing rulers is not a solution to the problem of slavery,wars, mega-monopoly protection and promotion, and monopoly money under political elites.

When people have the right to “Just say No!” to our rulers, we will begin to see the blessings of Individual Freedom, Free Markets, Innovation, Competition, and the Normal Process of Prices Decreasing While Quality Goes Up.

When people can choose and post what system of law they will operate under, we will see systems of law improve.

The only democracy in history worth bragging about is the free market.

The only way to protect your Individual Rights and Freedoms, which are the source of abundance, harmony, unfettered opportunity, health, morality and justice, is to protect the Individual Rights and Freedoms of those you neither like nor approve of.

There is no other way.

Ride with The Liberty Gang with your Pledge to protect the Individual Rights and Freedoms of those you neither like nor approve of.

Lawrence Lessig: Political Corruption & Vote Buying

Don Winfield Senior Editor

 

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If Tyranny Is the Answer, What Was the Question?

If Tyranny Is the Answer, What Was the Question…

“What Was the Question?”

Help us play with the possibilities. Add variations to existing questions or create new ones:

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If the FDA Is the Answer, What Was the Question?

How to protect big campaign donors from competition?

How to create sick people to benefit the pharmaceutical and medical cartels?

How do we protect monopolies from competition while claiming to protect consumers?

How do we keep people from getting well; so that monopolies can provide symptom suppression until the individual dies?

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We welcome your contributions.  Just pick your favorite bureaucracy and contribute questions with or without answers; so that others can play too.

Some things to question???

If the Federal Reserve Is the Answer; What Was the Question?

If SWAT Raids Are the Answer, What Was the Question?

If Airport Security Sticking Their Hands in Children’s Underwear Is the Answer, What Was the Question?

If the War Is the Answer, What Was the Question?

If the Obama Was the Answer, What Was the Question?

If a President is the Answer, Who Wrote the Question?

 

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Nothing “lasting and good” can be created without Individual Freedom. 

We tend to use a lot of descriptive terms to help people realize that what politicians and other professional liars call Freedom, Free Markets, Money and other word choices have no relation to the meaning of these words on these pages.  The political elites misuse these words to help poison people against the only remedies to the abuse of power… Individual Freedom.

If you have not read George Orwell’s 1984 recently, it might be a good idea to reread or read it for a pretty accurate description of the insane ways words are used for propaganda value and to create confusion in our thinking.

 

What politicians supply is rule – not Freedom.  Politics does not provide any of the Blessings Freedom Creates.  Freedom is about Individual Choice or it is Not Freedom.

 

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Self-Rule is good.

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