Posted 5 months ago on Feb. 4, 2014, 6:34 a.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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Economists have lied. They have, they have lied. Repeatedly, and often. There are no FREE MARKETS - they do not exist. Free markets do not exist and never have, no matter what economists do insist.
To prove that economists do lie, repeatedly and often, consider the term:
And the short version:
And why is this such a crock of shit? Permit me to be brief:
If I fire an arrow over the house, and it lodges in a repelican breast, is this effect, whether negative OR positive, is it external to my having fired the arrow?
The term externality is simply a linguistic charade, a sleight of hand - or rather, in this case, a slight of tongue - a contemptuous abuse of the public intellect. By simply restating the case along with the presentation of various charts and graphs illustrating the function between selfishness and market forces they confound and confuse a very simple legal principle.
The implication of their behavior is that if you are of modest means, income, and, most importantly, of property, then any damage or loss sustained by you as a result of economic activity, or externality, is somehow mitigated by the selfishness that produced that economic activity, because the loss sustained falls somehow, outside of that activity. And when that activity produces what can only be called a business model dependent on a manufacturing process that poisons the air we breath and the water we drink, and that model becomes sufficiently pervasive and monolithic, we all collectively shrug our shoulders, say little or nothing, rendered into a state of catatonic and conditioned helplessness . . .
Witness . . .
Economists lie, they lie often, they lie because they must. Monied interests demand it of them.
There is no Free Market. It is not now, nor ever was, nor ever will be, and this is a fact they know well.
A medium of exchange is an intermediary used in trade to avoid the inconveniences of a pure barter system.
a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively.
In the face of inflation we are forced to borrow while our wages stagnate, against a future which is uncertain and at cost determined by those who possess the medium of trade in sufficient quantity as to control its supply - as if the whole world works in the company mine, lives in the company town, and is cheated at the company store . . . every day.
We are, it seems, no more human. We are become something else, and that much more mundane. We have been commodified. We are a product. We are consumers. Consumers whose necessity has been manufactured, whose own lives are bought and sold on the open market, where we have become the property of another.
Our Liberty, it seems, has become an integral component and entirely dependent upon our ability to consume - to consume where all that is sold is a lie, and the stomach remains empty no matter how much one consumes.
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