The REAL intent of this post is just this following subject. There is something obviously very important in realizing and acting upon the economic law discussed. But there is an even MORE important concept to fathom; and unfortunately, it is one that has manifested in our shared environment in so many incredible ways. That economic law is the Law of Negative Returns. This law is a common sense extension to that which we have already covered. Apply the very same logic behind the law already described...and just realize that there is a point in which, ceteris paribus, each additional increment of input or effort or application of resources translates to total REDUCTION of desired results!
Political discourse is really in a sad state of affairs. So is the general philosophy in regards to life and sense of empowerment. The how behind this is important to understand; the solutions suggested are even more-so. It comes down to this: Do you want permission to act and guides to what just to say; or do you want to be empowered to think, to act, to escape from destructive mindsets and narrow, severely limiting paradigms?
Control the money and you control the people. The federal government has done just that in the Unites States. Over the last hundred years, the federal government and the Federal Reserve, a privately owned bank cartel conceived of in secret, have waged a war on sound money in America. They’ve ended the free circulation of gold (and, for a time, criminalized its ownership), while imposing taxes on those who trade with it. They’ve replaced gold and silver coins, and the promise of gold redeem-ability on IOUs, with paper money and credit. An ever-expanding volume of fiat money has replaced sound money as the primary medium of exchange. Liberty-loving citizens, savers and consumers who use Federal Reserve Notes (commonly referred to as “dollars”) in exchange for goods and services all have a vested interest in restoring the soundness of our money – whether they know it or not.
More Laws, More Violence Thus, though the police may be the face of law and order, behind their blue eyes rest the marching orders of politicians riddled with this presumption—that the law is the best tool for bringing order to a society facing complex problems. Let’s not give the politicians too much credit though. They, of course, are elected by “the people” to presume as much. As Mencken wrote, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard,” and though I do not think the common people deserve to be victims of police brutality, I am not surprised they have become the victims of their “representative” government. Indifferent to freedom, the people have forged their own chains and have given “themselves” the reins by empowering their government and its agents.
Obamacare is known by its official name: the Affordable Care Act. As I’ve said often, one constant in politics is that the law being considered will do the exact opposite of what the politicians say it will do. Another constant is that politicians will create a problem, create a solution for the problem they created that creates more problems, then create another problem-causing solution to follow. And they always require more money. Obamacare is no exception. The real solution is to turn to a free market in which consumers either negotiate costs directly with insurance companies for coverage they need at a cost they can afford, or better, where the consumer negotiates prices and treatment directly with the healthcare provider.