Sun, 27 March 2011
This week I am joined once again by Gonzalo Lira to discuss his theory of the Lira Principle.
Hi Steve, The Lira Principle as described by Gonzalo on your show has been developed before in the book The Logic of Political Survival by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. Fantastic book - highly recommended to understand political success and governance failure. Cheers, Stefan
Hi Steve and Gonzalo, Thanks for the podcast. A while back I figured out that the skills required to get elected were incompatible with the skills required to do anything once elected. That was back before I didn't see through the illusion of elections. Let me draw an analogy. A citizen sees Coke and Pepsi, competition and a choice of cola. Capitalism at its finest, no? What does Big Capital see? You know, the small groups who own the majority of the wealth (Ilargi recently claimed 1000 families own 1/2 the wealth in the world per UN research - I hope he sources it soon)? Put yourself in the place of Big Capital. You own half the world's wealth. Do you invest in just Coke? Just Pepsi? Or BOTH? Hint - the obvious answer is all caps. Big Capital (you!) invests in both and the citizen HAS NO CHOICE whether to enrich your interests. You count your increased wealth without a care in the world as to the "choice" the proles make between Coke or Pepsi. Now, replace Coke and Pepsi with Republican and Democrat. Both are put into power by Big Capital. One has to be Big Capital or one has to make deals with Big Capital in order to get access to Big Capital's positive media press and the $30 million to run for Congress or the $500 million required to run for President. Just like the citizens have a choice of Big Capital's Coke and Pepsi, they also have a choice between Big Capital's two political parties. Guess who owns the Fed? Big Capital - excellent guess! ;-) Guess who Bernanke represents? My neighbor? NOT! Big Capital. He is not dumb. He knows EXACTLY what he's doing, but he's also read up Sun Tzu (and you should, too!). Tzu said war is all about deception and the best warriors never have to fight since they win via deception. You see the financial war crimes being waged on the citizens across the world, but you haven't been able to identify it as an actual premeditated war of aggression by Big Capital against everyone else. You probably think the Fed's mandate is to keep unemployment low and prices stable. If so, you've been given the Sun Tzu treatment by the enemy. Google "Federal Reserve Act Section 2A" and read the mandate for yourself. It doesn't say what you've been told it says. You'll see that Big Capital's Federal Reserve, Big Capital's media, Big Capital's politicians all LIE about the Federal Reserve's black letter law mandate TO KEEP CREDIT AGGREGATES IN LINE WITH THE NATION'S PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY (essentially GDP). The results of keeping that LEGAL mandate are supposed to be low unemployment and stable prices (also a lie - inflation isn't described by "stable prices"). Making Tzu and Orwell proud, they have deceived the public into believing the results of their true mandate is the actual mandate SO THAT THEY COULD THEN BREAK THEIR BLACK LETTER LAW LEGAL MANDATE! Here's the visual of the Federal Reserve CRIMINALLY AND PURPOSEFULLY taking credit parabolic to GDP - something a 5th grader educated in exponential math would instantly understand as unstable and destined to crash... http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?get_gallerynr=1296 cont'd...
Capitalism doesn't have a moral component. It doesn't care if there are many or few players. The end game is the accumulation of more power by the powerful. If you want a solution don't appeal to capitalism. You treat it like a new religion. We already have moral and ethical frameworks providing a base for solving that problem.
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