Category politics

Epitaph or Gospel?

An epitaph is simply a short text honoring one that has deceased. Gospel simply and literally means “good news.” By the end of tomorrow, we will most likely know which one this article could best be described as. This country was never perfect. It never was and never will be. Regardless, tomorrow, the American voter […]

Crash and burn!

Ha. Ha. Ha. Yet another imbecilic and infantile “plan” devised by our holy central planners tears itself a new one; yet another failed synthetic product of a bygone era; an era that never needed said garbage in the first place. Price controls always fail. I speak of our present and absurd monetary central planning: the […]

Modern Decadence

My alcoholism is regrettable, but my life is not. I’ve conquered benzodiazepine addiction, which, in my somewhat-humble opinion, is far worse than quitting opioids, especially considering that improper withdrawal can kill you. I’ve quit moles, arguably the most addictive substance known to man. Nicotine is known to have a 93% failure rate for those that […]

Circling Down the Drain

Awake – Textures Who would’ve thought that Ol’ Yellen would’ve been the one to take the economy out back and shoot it? I ask this in not a bitchy, simpleton, Krugmanesque manner, but in an Austro-monetarist one. Seven years of All-American ZIRP have thrust the country into an orgy of both consumption and investment: an […]

Cage Match #3: Garrison and Lachmann

Garrison and Lachmann have a great many ideas in common. However, they differ in significant manners that allow us to investigate and deduce their most core understandings of the emergent factors involved in the “microfoundations” of “the macroeconomy.” Garrison sees the economy, really the collection of individuals interacting in various trades, as essentially something that […]

Cage Match #2: Eurocrats, Nations, and Individuals

Up next, we have the international money, competing with the European federal state, competing with individual European nation-states, competing with European individuals themselves. Ostensibly, Eurocrats (including the ECB) and international banks like the IMF want to work together. Lately, they have been, owing to the fact that Greece looks like a pressure point in the […]

Cage Match #1: Evil Idiots

Nobody gets out alive. Neocons, now plainly perverse yet perfectly pervasive, even in the average dumbocrat’s mind, cheesily understand leftist monetary and fiscal policy, while since, have finally and jankily figured out how to meld political and monetary collectivism with regulatory/protectionist policy that has been entirely captured by Machiavellian pricks that benefit from them, or […]

The Perversion of Monetarism

The monetarist school of thought has evolved within this last century and a half from holding “right-wing” Jacobin-styled (neocon/Knightian) egalitarian goals, to then pursing libertarian means, and has since been perverted back to simpleton “conservatism;” inasmuch as “conservatism” means (to your average person) holding the beliefs of mild center-leftism plus hardcore corporatism, which basically just […]

stockman as an austrian friedman

david stockman is a genius. he integrates stock analysis, fiscal policy, capital theory, macro theory, and monetary theory into every conversation you hear with him. stockman is essentially the austrian version of m. friedman: please oh god, don’t let this insanely debt-wrought and volatility-prone government-controlled economy kill us (or the government itself kill us, a […]

systems of determining more-effective action

– one system is wherein people do things that work well for them over time, and thus keep doing them, while discarding behaviors that work poorly for them. think of mises’ “removal of felt unease” inherent to all intentional action. – the other meta-system (containing two similar but separable systems) that creates repeated intentional goal-oriented […]