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Forum Post: Economic Highlanders

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 17, 2018, 10:04 a.m. EST by agkaiser (2515) from Fredericksburg, TX
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"In the end there can be only one." Thus spake The Highlander.

I say: that one will be a banker. Moses knew it too. I think he and Marx were kindred economist/prophets. Moses implied by banning them that usury and rents are destructive. Marx expressed the warning as the danger of fictitious capital and other non productive and parasitic activities in the marketplace.

"... Marx's Theories of Surplus Value(German Mehrwert), his history of classical political economy, poked fun at David Ricardo's warning of economic Armageddon if economies let landlords siphon off of all industrial profits to pay land rent. Profits and hence capital investment would grind to a halt. But as matters have turned out, Ricardo's rentier Armageddon is being created by his own banking class. Corporate profits are being devoured by interest payments for corporate takeover debts and related financial charges to reward bondholders and raiders, and by financial engineering using stock buybacks and higher dividend payouts to create 'capital' gains at the expense of tangible capital formation. ..."




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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2515) from Fredericksburg, TX 3 years ago

The Chemical Bank decapped J.P. Morgan and Chase. Is its contemporary face the prime American contender for the 'Prize of One,' the all time winner?

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 3 years ago

The Mogul horde rode in on the Amero-shit-tsunami with the case of "Citizens v. United" (in hindsight: Citizens Divided.) I'm exasperated about and tired of the cliffhanger stunts of trumpery Amero-exit so let the Bagpipe Master pipe up.

With the current toady airhead-blindly-teardown fickvergnügend regime (regarding human rights, contracts, treaties, and most importantly trust,) the U.S. is a FAILING state. The "Prize of Zero" awaits the Yellow-Fox-Peril Mongol horde and the Shittoad tsunami.

My Heart's In The Highlands - 1789 (Robert Burns), lyrics American-anglicized on 2018-10-17 Tune: Failte na Miosg.

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North, The birthplace of Valor, the country of Worth; Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands forever I love.

Chorus.-My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here, My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the mountains, high-covered with snow, Farewell to the straths and green valleys below; Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods, Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.

Modern rejoinder.-My heart's in the Highlands, hunting to salt the roe, Venison to last the Winter, And caviar for the doe.

Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation. – Benjamin Franklin

Moby-Dick is coming. Ruthie Baby. Get harpoons ready.

Don't worry too much about "the barefooted and pregnant-in-the-kitchen" work. We can consult and hire the sperm-whale experts. Outsourcing jobs is Great for making foreign friends, domestic enemies, and future autocratic enemies around the world. Historically, the most effective job-creating programs are wars. Warum Kriege? Um allerhand Nahrung zu kriegen!

The Faroese know trumpery's explosive and pungent flatulence. Note that the expert steps to the side to avoid being body-slammed (because the flatulent sperm, Moby-Dick, is "my kind of gay," yeah, acute flaccid myelitis that is) -- definitely demonstrating his knowledge and expertise in cutting the sperm. The Japanese know how to butcher a whale carcass into smaller pieces for the Miller's scientific research. Another country's (?China, Philippines, Indonesia?) folks did it faster and live (watch the gills and the mouth move) although that was not a sperm whale.

Red waves are coming.