The tiny house movement can’t do it.

Real markets were once a part of everyday life. When we lived in the context of a marketplace, prices were set in mutually beneficial exchanges by what people wanted and could afford. Today, instead we live with monopoly set prices that have destroyed market mechanisms that keep prices where they make sense. It isn’t a better life.

As financialization comes to an end, that is: the technique of making money through financial bets rather than by asset production, low interest loans are ending. That’s important because low interest loans enabled a huge amount of malinvestment and debt that seemed to stimulate economic gambling but that did not stimulate the production and accumulation of real wealth… only large quantities of capital.

What remains in the wake of financialization is a bunch of titanic monopolies and their attendant price distortions toward higher pricing. There’s also terrible corruption in government. This corruption has led to many problems in the justice system, the legislature and the executive branch, all three branches which remain stubbornly determined to subvert the rule of law and the vote in order to remain powerful in the face of the various disasters unfolding around us now.

There’s a lot of talk about higher ends through some high falutin sounding program that will make today’s suffering worthwhile in the distant future, but you should not believe any of it. There have never been beneficial goals for today’s covid 19 emergency or climate change or ESG or whatever to make any kind of real world sense except for them being indicative of a criminal mindset where some want to have everything that belongs to others and be responsible for nothing and no one. Most of what’s unfolding is just a really big heist with a bunch of empty excuses. Large wheels are still in motion. Watch out and don’t get ground down by them if you can help it.

There’s an Indian saying that a person or a lot of people can help an elephant to not fall down until it has finally lost its balance and is falling. In that case just get out of the way. The elephant is now falling.

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To return the discussion now to the tiny house movement, some people have tried to adjust to ridiculously high real estate prices by building according to the tiny house aesthetic. This movement suggests that regular houses cost too much and that ordinary people can get by with significantly less space. Instead of a house that’s 1500 to 2500 square feet, they can begin a new life in 300-700 square feet. It just requires a little sacrifice like less room for hobbies, or a family or pets or other activities. What the tiny house movement suggests to me, however, is that monopoly pricing in real estate has ruined the housing market for most of us. It shows that making ends meet can’t happen while monopolist pricing prevails.

Now we hear that the Federal Reserve must raise interest rates to protect the value of the dollar. Some say that this will cause a recession and that it is meant to reduce inflation by slowing down the economy. Raising interest rates will supposedly shrink down the bubbles in real estate and the stock market which are expected to fall in price as interest rates go up.

Some investors have thought that they can trade their stocks for real estate and then prevent real estate depreciation through corporate house ownership. The idea among investors is that deflation can be prevented and real estate assets can be substituted for financial assets because they have real value in the 3-D world rather than just symbolic value as in the money world. Monopolies in real estate can keep the prices high.

When the stock market falls, investors in this strategy think that they will retain the value of real estate assets they own. But financialization bubbles were blown in most of the economy during the flow of easy money. The high price of assets and capital has now led to demand destruction.

Raising interest rates to protect the dollar can’t slow down the economy where demand destruction has already happened and holding prices at an unreasonably high level will not save the economy from a deflation. Today’s inflation isn’t from an overheating economy. It is from money overprinting and overcirculation and it shows that MMT is a complete failure now as it has been throughout history. Demand destruction will only continue on apace.

Corporations buying into real estate doesn’t allow the asset market in real estate to recover a natural price according to the natural path of supply and demand that was followed with non-corporate home owners. Most people have been priced out of most ordinary sized properties. And the tiny house movement seems like a tiny segment of housing that won’t help to support the high price of the larger corporate owned homes that Americans were formerly accustomed to buying. As the tiny house movement is being portrayed on television, I can’t help but wonder if it signals the end of a consumer lifestyle. If home ownership means living with less that may signal less resilience among homeowners generally. Home buying may never lead Americans out of recession if Americans can’t afford to buy a property that allows them to grow more resilient over time.

Networks have spontaneity.

It seems that there’s a broad misunderstanding these days about networks and what a network can do based on the connections between elements in a network. Today a lot of people seem to want to form control networks instead of open networks. For example, cancel culture is about forming networks to exclude the participation of some potential members and to favor the participation of others. As soon as you do that you create a net instead of a network. That net is meant to trap some and block others. When you do that, you stop the network from growing to become whatever is needed.

In politics, the idea lately has been to promote participation by excluding some so that everyone knows that unless they pretend to believe in certain ideas, they will not be welcome to play any part whatever in what the network can accomplish. That seems like a terrible error that is unwise in the context of what happens in nature.

In nature, networks form spontaneously in an ever changing set of connections that come and go depending on what energy and opportunity there is to connect. Think about the way water behaves as a fluid substance because of weak and ever changing connections called Van der Waals forces. These are weak connections between H+ and OH- or hydrogen and hydroxide. These connections mean that water is wet. Van der Waals connections also mean that water can move into any space and fill it. Water can have surface tension because of weak forces. That’s what makes life on earth possible. Where would we be without water?

Among people, social connections that form spontaneously can also be extremely valuable. Instead of selecting people because of what they believe or don’t believe, or by some other trait, I think that it works better to allow connections to form between people to do something that needs doing. In our economy, an openness toward people who want to contribute is valuable. Too much emphasis today on using networks to control access leads to less participation and less energy and opportunity to do anything.

For example, getting an education that provides a basic set of skills and understanding can allow more people to participate in the economy than over-credentializing education into very narrow specialties. I’m amazed to see that a lot of employers expect people to pay for retraining when their basic skills already should allow a simple transition into another career in our quickly changing times. Today the average span of each job is so short that there’s a lot less return on investment for retraining. Wasting anyone’s ability to contribute, wastes what a more inclusive society can accomplish when more people can work together.

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Stability and prosperity are possible with the right tools.

Have you ever built a dry stack wall? First of all you need to grade the landscape and use some gravel that is leveled where your blocks are going to go. You have to buy good blocks that have been manufactured to last, that are consistent in shape and size and that are of a shape useful in wall building. In order to get a stable wall made from your blocks, you need tools to help you to achieve the three blessings that every wall needs: plumb, square and level. You need the tools to help you check that you are plumb square and level. If your wall isn’t plumb square and level your wall will look bad and it might fall down.

Likewise, in building a stable society you need good tools too. Society has a politic and economy. In order to get a stable society, you need three things: good laws, stable banking and infrequent warfare. To have good laws a society follows rule of law guidelines. That is, the law should apply to everyone, be easy for people to understand and be published and consistent. Banking must be regulated so that money maintains its value so that it can act as a store of value. Money serves many functions but if it fails to maintain value or if banks become insolvent, money can’t support exchanges in a well functioning economy. Warfare has been necessary over history at times but those times should be infrequent. Warfare is expensive: it uses up lives and money. Constant warfare can lead to disastrous taxation and tyranny.

Lastly, governments are supposed to regulate the politic with just laws that protect private property so that people have an incentive to work. Markets, that is the mutually beneficial exchage of goods and services, can combine the efforts of many people to assemble a good economy. Prosperity happens when gains are protected so that people can build on their gains. Most people gradually improve when they are allowed to work for their own prosperity. When governments interfere with markets, government becomes corrupt, markets fail to prosper and people can’t build on their gains to create a better future.

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Complexity typifies economies.

Just a quick comment, today about an article I read on Zerohedge yesterday by Tyler Durden. He was writing about subsistence labor. He argued that unmeasured subsistence labor where a person works several jobs just to stay alive can still happen in an economy reporting high labor non-participation. This argument doesn’t matter in an economic sense because economies are complex adaptive systems where the individual’s contribution can only count toward economic wealth when it produces a surplus that helps the economy to grow. Surpluses can build an economy toward prosperity. Subsistence can’t do that.

Imagine a farmer who only works hard enough or with soil fertile enough to maintain a subsistence lifestyle. Over his lifespan he will get older but no richer. It is only when he can sell something in excess that he can get ahead and use his profits to invest in his farm and make it more productive. He can buy more land or get more livestock or more seed or better inputs of whatever kind that increase his outputs that he can sell in order to get ahead. When economic surpluses are used to grow greater surpluses, and when many people can do that, economies grow. Subsistence isn’t unimportant to individuals who use it to survive, but it can’t grow an economy.

This matters because of the many ways that governments can parasitize economic profits so that they aren’t reinvested in making the economy grow. When governments take economic profits in taxes, it undermines the incentive to create a surplus and it also directly reduces economic growth. Even though there are people working in government who want to have a government job, that job never creates a surplus that can be reinvested in the form of capital. Instead it uses up capital taken out of the economy. When there is too much taxation, economies can become stunted. Debts can pile up. That debt represents a tax on tomorrow’s surplus. If there isn’t a surplus, the debt can’t be paid and it blocks the ability of a surplus to help the economy to grow.

A society has a political system that can either protect economic surpluses or squander them. The social group’s ability to enjoy prosperity depends on protecting each person’s surplus so that that person can increase their production which can add up eventually with other surpluses and lead to social wealth. That wealth can diversify society so that people’s labor can specialize. But without a productive surplus as you have in the case of subsistence, a person’s production can’t grow an economy, can’t support economic diversity, can’t store up wealth and can’t do research and development to discover new ways to make more surplus that can be reinvested in economic growth.

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Election fraud causing global mayhem.

The 2020 U.S. elections were clearly fraudulent. I have written about that in the past. Numerous witnesses came forward with eye witness testimony and several different methods were used to steal the 2020 election and appoint non-elected persons into key positions. The electronic voting fraud which the courts and Congress failed to investigate despite well documented fraud appears to have played a nefarious role in stealing elections for years previous to 2020, by moving legitimate votes away from the people’s choices to some other choice that doesn’t represent the will of America. When the majority of Americans selected Donald Trump for another term, the fraud to steal the election and change the result to a Biden win was so obvious that the secret was out. Elections here in America for a while have been faked with electronic voting and also by additional and obvious other means in 2020.

Many Americans who recognized that fraud had occurrred were afraid for the United States. How can Americans fight against this kind of corruption? Many wondered how to end the electronic voting when people in control positions that are supposed to safeguard elections were failing to do so. There hasn’t been a national move since 2020 to stop using electronic voting machines. How do we get rid of electronic voting that is fraudulent when most courts refuse to address the issue? We have been worried since 2020 about a sequence of bad and worse outcomes when the will of the American people is thwarted. We have seen some bad outcomes already for ordinary Americans under the Biden Administration.

Now in addition to recession and inflation in America, we have a global catastrophe of enormous size and threat to all of Europe that has happened under the Biden Administration. The destruction of the Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 pipeline will cause hardships and deaths in Europe. This morning, Kunstler.com referenced Monkeywerx.com in a discussion of U.S. direct action against Nordstream 1 and 2. A U.S. bomber, according to MonkeyWerx.com appears to be responsible for the destructions of those pipeline-lifelines which would have supplied natural gas to Europe this winter.

If it is true that those pipelines were destroyed by U.S. missiles that is a terrible act against American interests. If true, the Biden Administration appears to have acted against our allies in breach of treaty. The Biden Administration has acted also against Americans in destroying this pipeline. It is an act of war that endangers Americans and Europeans. Shouldn’t Biden be immediately impeached along with his Vice-President who is also illegitimate and should also be removed from office? Many have been arguing that Biden should be removed because he is senile, but I would argue that he should be removed because he was never selected by popular vote for the office that he holds. And now he is acting against American treaty interests and against global peace.

This planned catastrophe shows how damaging election fraud is. By placing illegitimate candidates in the American Presidency and other offices serving the United States the world and the U.S. are placed into peril. The destruction of Nordstream 1 and 2 also begs the following questions: “Who wants to have Biden in the U.S. Presidency? If Americans didn’t choose him, who did? Whose interests are served by damaging the American/European alliance?”

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3 Oct 2022 ADDENDUM: According to Https://thelawdogfiles.com/2022/10/nordstream-ii-electric-instapundit.html The Electric Instapundit Lawdog 97 comments: there is a way for pipelines to fail (when they have stationary natural gas as Nordstream 2 did for two months in a shut down pipeline) which may have caused the ruptures we have seen in Nordstream one and two. There’s a “pig” that goes through the pipe when it is operational to keep it cleaner than it would be without a “pig”. The pig helps to remove impurities like hydrogen sulfide which can cause pipe ruptures. A shutdown pipeline isn’t getting cleaned. Natural gas pipelines are less at risk of rupture when they are frequently cleaned by the pig to remove impurities. Although some have said that the ruptures of 2 pipelines proves sabotage, the pipes (according to another source) sometimes come close enough together that a rupture of one might damage and rupture the other. According to Lawdog, there were 2 different times when ruptures occurred: 2:03 and 19:03. This doesn’t prove that no sabotage occurred but it does indicate a process that might happen to a shut down pipeline that might lead to failure.

What you can do.

During psychological operations with media that is meant to confuse instead of inform, turn that bad media off. Don’t let them make you feel like the world has lost its mind. Instead, it’s helpful to concentrate on doing what needs doing instead of trying to figure things out.

At this point, my opinions are based on information that I trust. I used my education in biology to understand what happened during the covid scare. I used my education in fine arts to understand that I can’t really trust media evidence because of deep fakes. I did a lot of reading and then I wrote a book that helped me to understand politics and economics better. It’s for sale at Amazon: Political Catsup with Economy Fries. Buy one if you want to know more about how the U.S. got where we are right now.

I have looked for confirmation for each opinion as I came to form it. I even bought books about social media to understand something about its influence. Instead of feeling constantly uneasy about politics and economics which look like a mess right now, I’m concentrating on hard work that I can do to improve my life. When so much doesn’t make sense to form a narrative that would offer hope that things are getting better and not getting worse, you can do what I did: take hold of your agency and make your own life better. Be kind to yourself and others. Remember to appreciate your life.

I have a garden and enjoy fresh produce. I’m redoing the front landscaping. I cook great meals. I’m reading about history in the world because history can offer glimpses that illuminate today’s issues and problems. I have mostly stopped guessing what will happen next and I work everyday to make my life better by putting effort into making it better. I live in an ordered environment that is clean and organized. That is a blessing. I am grateful to have that.

Have courage. Courage is part of meeting the challenges that we face. When you use your strength physically, you sleep better. No doubt about it.

Say a prayer for the people who suffer and be strong as you face tomorrow.

The Confusions of Empire Are Limitless.

Today I’ll be writing about the confusions of empire. Most Americans never wanted an empire role for the United States and the role of empire is not designed into the U.S. Constitution. The original resilience of the American political experiment was about empowering individuals and limiting the power of the federal government. The Wealth of Nations was written around the same time as the American Revolution, 1776, by Adam Smith, and it described the invisible hand of vibrant commonwealths where people independent of government interference can build robust economies where many people can collaborate in producing what is needed by people in a prosperous nation. Political activism of Revolutionary times was written into the Federalist Papers and if you want to read about what American politicians thought you can grab a copy and read it. They thought governments are a necessary evil that must be limited in power. In the previous post, I wrote about failures to enforce the rule of law in the U.S. These failures show a desire for limitlessness. What limits do you see operating now?

The U.S. was once a nation that had the rule of law, and political and economic accountability. What happened? After WWII, people working in the federal Government expanded their military and operating budgets, adopted the policy of having secret government organizations and grew the bureaucracy. Hitler had used secrecy and propaganda and moved Germany into a powerful position that challenged the world to defend itself. Some U.S. politicians wanted that kind of power. They believed that when banks and government work together to control and direct an economy, that economy can become ever more powerful and can become an engine of power that can dominate all other powers. Congress began to expand its intervention into economic matters. Small changes in government have brought us now into the malign influence of federal government roles never intended by the Founders and not allowed in the U.S. Constitution.

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“Crowding out” where government spending dwarfs all other spending and dominates the flow of money appears to be the Biden Administration’s goal. In the past it was seen as causing bad economic outcomes. What outcomes do we see now? Small businesses expiring. High unemployment. Powerful monopolies in finance, healthcare, education, energy, information, transportation. Trillions of dollars in spending on various boondogle emergencies. A bailout of college debtors. Open borders. Covid spending. Government spending without a budget or any accounting. Military transfers of equipment to other nations without an accounting. Untrustworthy voting methods. Barbed wire around the Capital building. Pay to play politics. The Greenspan put. Corporations and government working together to perform scary experiments on people by threatening to fire those who refuse to participate. All assets have become coveted by the most powerful. More for themselves and less for ordinary Americans is their plan and the world has seen the ruin that comes from these policies before. For a short time these powerful people will be richer and it will seem that nothing can stop them. That’s where we are right now.

The first confusion of empire is the confusion of imagining a world without borders that would allow a person to infinitely expand their own power. Limits are an ordinary part of biological life and human life. I’ve been reading about Roman history and last week I was reading about Antony and Cleopatra. As Roman influence embraced the power of Empire, Antony became confused in his loyalties. He came under the sway of Cleopatra, fathering children with her, abandoning his Roman wife. He imagined that he could be true to his every ambition without any limits. If Rome were an empire, then its capital could be in Egypt. Why not? If Egypt were partnered with Rome, wouldn’t both be bigger and better than ever? Except that other Romans didn’t see it that way. Cleopatra was an enticement only for Antony, not for every Roman. You know how it ended. Both Antony and Cleopatra killed themselves. They couldn’t say no to their ambitions and they preferred death to being humbled by any limits.

Empire aspirations by United States insiders and influencers and investors abroad have led many in industry and government to imagine that they could expand into every global marketplace. Think of all those potential customers! The problem is that not everyone can profit in a system meant only to make investors richer. Global espionage also continues to erode patent protections in developed nations. How many inventions have left one nation and spread outward away from investors? Security problems have also been growing with computer chips being produced abroad. Wouldn’t other nations and industries value a backdoor into American systems? In addition, military sales to increase the potential of wars breaking out all over doesn’t have the same dividend as peacetime. And wartime money laundering isn’t such a great thing either for the United States.

We have the problem now of expensive energy. It is scary to every powerful person. GAAP principles were abandoned in accounting, leading to problems like the collapse of large companies. As we face energy problems in our economy, some think why not abandon fairness in energy? Why can’t the consequences be externalized to the less powerful? Can’t you just tell them that they can’t drive anywhere? Make cars too expensive to afford. Can’t you tax their carbon output and stop them from spending precious expensive and limited resources? Tell them that they can’t spend energy! Carbon tax them out of economic activity. Inflation, inflation, inflation. And change the banking industry to a social credit system: CBDC’s Central Bank Digital Currency. Mark every expense. Total control. The ultimate power. Infinite-ultimate never-ending power for those in the right position. But it won’t solve the problem of expensive energy and it will spread penury. This is what you get when a group tries to live without limits.

Why is living large so very bad? I wonder about that. Human beings evolved in the face of serious challenges to life and limb and within the context of limits. Living without limits disconnects us from the natural world and from normal sanity. An existence where being responsible matters for survival is one that at least makes sense. When a powerful person externalizes consequences to the less powerful, it seems at first that they escape the bad consequences that others suffer. But when you take a closer look, living without sanity and responsibilty doesn’t lead to a good place where people are valued and where they value each other. And people living without consequences for harmful decisions do not live well themselves. Without a budget of sensibility they get lost and can’t help themselves to reform. It’s not a good life. Only an enemy of the United States would choose to operate our nation the way it is being run by the Biden Administration.

Confusions of empire: no rule of law, no loyalty, no markets, no voting fidelity, health experiments without care, no reliable information, insolvent banking, rampant theft, monopoly, limitlessness. Don’t you think that there is a better life with limits than without them?

Drone assasination demonstrates barbarity.

In the previous post, I mentioned failures in the rule of law and the dire consequences that are ensuing because of that. In the United States failures of the rule of law started with undeclared warfare through global policing. The Empire goal of becoming the global police force has led to out-of-control spending and the roll-out of private mercenary armies. Then and concurrently with global policing, came deregulation in communication, energy, finance and transportation and the result of that has been Fake News, unrealistic Green Energy goals and technology, Too-Big-to-Fail Banks and now Inflationary Gas Prices and Restrictions in petroleum powered trucking which we rely upon to ship goods across the nation. After that, voting fidelity was undermined with electronic voting and mail in ballots. After a Fake election in 2020 that installed a Fake President, there was an attack against military training and military discipline with all kinds of Transgender shenanigans, Woke ideology, mandatory vaccinations with an experimental vax that has led to reduced fitness and deaths of military personnel or resignations. The mandatory experimental vax also injured police, firemen and medical workers or drove them out of the workforce. People have started referring to these absurdities and others that happened earlier as Clown World. Assasination by drone without arrest and trial is another change that is part of Clown World.

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When the Obama Administration started doing drone assassinations, I read a criticism of that action by a woman from the Northeast. She said that it was an immoral barbarity to not accuse and try a person in a court of law but instead to simply kill them. I have read others saying that murder is the easiest political recourse but what most of us realize is that it doesn’t make friends or establish trust in politics. In politics, your friends are at least as important as your enemies. Friends are often more important than enemies in politics because they build relationships that can strengthen society’s resources and provide new positive avenues for better options that you might not ever discover without your friend’s help when building a better future. Murder by drone as a political expedient does none of that.

Barricading the White House won’t save our government officials in a Drone Assasination World. In fact, although we hear stories every so often about some crazy person shooting up the White House, the advance of drones will eventually replace any would-be assassin with a simpler political expedient that would perhaps be harder to defend against because drones will eventually be smaller and perhaps deadlier in their payloads. So whenever I hear someone bragging about drone assasination and how politically useful it is, I have to say I disagree that it will work for better political outcomes. It would be better to stop it right now before it gets more deadly as drone technologies advance.

I wonder sometimes if this series of absurdities happening in politics and the economy now is really just a new kind of warfare without widespread infrastructure destruction. Instead of attacking buildings and people directly, nodes of control and communication are attacked. I have to say that destroying people’s better options by destroying the conscientious use of the rule-of-law in a functioning polity seems like a warfare tactic that differs from actions taken during WWI and WWII. I’m sure that these techniques have been used in recent foreign wars but their practice here is new in the United States to most people. I suppose that we have computer technologies, game theory and probably some government organisations to thank for these strategies. I don’t applaud this undermining of social infrastructure. I predict that Clown World won’t end well for anyone.

Impossible futures.

Impossible futures are today’s topic. What is necessary for future events to unfold? The whole world is poised to move onto whatever comes next. What will that be? What ideas and what goals inform our trajectory? Who will lead us and where are we going?

Ever since computers started writing the news, it seems to me that there are fewer human centered ideas in everyday reporting. There are certain views, however, that have now become realizable to a lot of people. A loss of sovereignty in government is one of them.

This notion isn’t all that surprising if you remember reading that the global financial world was buoyed up with US dollars transferred abroad during the Great Recession. That movement of finance has had lingering consequences which are ongoing. With regard to sovereignty, I heard Catherine Austin Fitts say on solari.com that Congress has lost its sovereignty to banks. Could that be true? Is it true that deregulation of banks (which was completed in the US with the final death of Glass Steagall regulations during the Clinton Administration) has now made banks sovereign? Congress is of course supposed to be the sovereign US government body because it writes federal laws. Has Congress lost its sovereign power to the power of money and influence wielded by untethered banks? Maybe it has.

Austin Fitts’s argument that Congress is no longer sovereign goes back to failures to prosecute bank frauds and RICO frauds that happened during the Great Recession. Banks were allowed to get away with massive fraud in real estate loans and in derivative misrepresentations to their clients that caused a failure of liquidity that crashed and destroyed hundreds of banks all across the nation, as well as causing a 30-40% crash in real estate value. Our nation’s prosperity has been declining ever since.

Now of course, many real estate properties are owned and their price elevated and maintained by investors who have moved money into real estate holdings. Investors aren’t living in the homes; they are holding them and supposedly selling them even when the price is unaffordable. That’s probably what is keeping the real estate market from crashing. (American housing is also declining in real value. Many properties are now offered “as is” sometimes with unfinished flooring except for a cement foundation in several rooms and leaking roofs, yet still at a premium price. Investors owning real estate at high prices to elevate and maintain the price isn’t working to maintain the use-value of American homes).

Also, observe that those computer news-making algorithms aren’t very inventive if they had anything to do with naming the Great Recession and the Great Reset: the acronym GR could stand for either or both. The Great Reset has been the reach for global power through covid WHO sponsored plague-law rules (like the ones the Medici’s used to sieze power in 14th century pre-Italy). Covid was engineered in a lab and it was supposed to make way for plague-law hegemonies and the supposedly inevitable sequelae of utopian outcomes for everyday people when their governments would stop being important and Charles Schwab and his acolytes could run the world in a new improved way without pesky laws, or voters or markets. Of course the Great Reset seems now to be an impossible future for many reasons not least of which is the historical importance of voters, markets and rule of law.

Voters, markets and rule of law have been useful influences that have been making sense of the world filled with complexity and billions of people. People are happy when they are safe, sheltered, well fed, healthy, family centered, employed with useful tasks. All of that is enabled with rule of law, markets and voters. No ruling group is able to interpret the complexity of all that is happening in the world without voting which makes sense of what people want politically, markets which makes sense of what people want economically and rule of law which makes sense of what people think of as justice. Deregulation has been a mistake that is now carried even further by the Great Reset which is a colossal disaster that looks more and more like a death cult.

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The Great Reset in a sense has been born from failures to prosecute during the Great Recession, therefore a failure in the Rule of Law generally. I myself have observed that Congress seemed to have lost its soul after it failed to meet the challenges posed by a stolen election season in 2020, but Congressional failure is like other governance failures that have supported globalization profitting economically without any political globalization governance. What was missing during this romantic foray was the rubric of global legal oversight. The whole push for globalization seems to have more in common with criminal desire to get more through whatever means, than it does with governance. Many are now observing that our government looks more like a crime syndicate run by a grifting fake President than it resembles an elected Chief Executive enforcing our nation’s laws. Is it any wonder that so many can now imagine that enemies have been holding the strings of the US Presidency?

Impossible futures have little to offer anyone. What is possible? We can go back to what works: rule of law. We can go back to legitimate voting (paper ballots at election centers). We can pause the globalization project because what has been done started as a romantic goal of uniting the world through trade but now, because of lacking a legal structure, it is only wrecking the world. One thing that we can do to reign in corporate crimes is we can get rid of holding companies and start holding corporations accountable instead of letting them wiggle free into new enterprises to escape reasonable reprisals for reprehensible acts that harm others.

Impossible futures are today’s topic. What is necessary for future events to unfold for a better outcome? We can do what works. Consensus through voting. Rule of law where we respect and apply the law equally. We need rule of law to be applied even to banks and officials in government and large corporations. We need rule of law to apply in civil and criminal court cases involving even ordinary people but without the steep price tag that ordinary people can’t pay.

The whole world is poised to move onto whatever comes next. What will that be? Opportunities that nurture human potential for good would be a step in the right direction. What ideas and what goals inform our trajectory? We are better served by informed consent in healthcare instead of mandatory injections. We are better served by education that enriches people’s potentials and aptitudes and doesn’t indoctrinate. We are better served by regulated and decentralized banking.

If the people behind the Great Reset continue in their project, if governments around the world continue to tolerate usurpers of the rule of law, the vote and the operation of markets, then I suspect that an explosion of violence and death will be inevitable. Unfortunately.

Who will lead us to a better place and what good end can we get to? We need to end secresy in government. The alphabet soup of secret organizations haven’t been answering to a standard that protects human life. Also, organizations like the CDC that have departed from their public service role through regulatory capture and politicization can be shut down. Public private partnerships fail to serve public interests and get taken over by greed. Get government out of regulatory roles that interfere with people’s lives. Hold agencies accountable for harms they are causing and shut them down. Human beings behave better when they are held responsible for harms they cause others and when they have freedom to make good choices for themselves without co-opting the public’s purse to accomplish personal gains. Also, federal interventionism in our economy where the government decides economic winners and losers needs to end. It leads to collectivism that serves an elite cadre that stives for domination that only ends in destruction and death. Vaccine manufacturer’s immunity needs to end.

Copernicus and others have said, “Bad money drives out the good money”. Easy money low interest rate financialization has run its course and it is ending. Investments in the 3-D world are on their way. Malfeasance and malinvestment can end when losses are realized and not ignored or subsidized by our federal government. Losses are real and have to be realized. Good leaders will come back into prominence when the corruption stops paying and criminal networks shut down. You can’t have crime and good leadership at the same time. Lots of good people want to lead the nation. We should restore the rule of law so that they can.