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Big Business, on the other hand, takes no hits

On May 19th I published crushing Mom’n’Pop here discussing how crucial small business has been to our economy, life, liberty and property. Small business is either the prime target or one of the intended victims of the Covid terrorist attacks. Today I found this poster describing the country’s largest employers as very much NOT the target. I websearched the numbers and found modest variance with the figures below, but nothing that would change the point being made here.

The Ron Paul Liberty Report

This is on my regular route of media absorption – for very good reasons. I’m sure you know that OB/Gyn Doctor Ron Paul spent decades in Congress known as “Doctor NO” because his Occam’s Razor was: Is it legal for Congress, Is it Constitutional, are we really allowed to do this? Thus he voted NO to darn near everything Congress did during his tour of duty there. He had a heckuva run at President of these United States. Millions of us were ready to vote REPUBLICAN, but the criminal element did what they do, keeping us from having the opportunity to vote him in. His brushfire popularity scared them a bit… and excited a lot of us, though we were […]

incoming bribes

Payola nearly always flows TO the politicians. That is their primary source of income. Today the graft came TO US from the politicians. If only I didn’t understand economics. I could be happy with this little “gift” and grateful to the benevolent rulers who sent me spendable electrons. Problem #1: The billionaire club got most of the money – business as usual. The upper 1% got 99% of the “stimulus money”, as they are calling it this time, while the bottom 99% received 1% of it. That little spit divided among 300 million of us is HUSH MONEY – pure and simple. Problem #2: Every existing dollar in cookie jars, bank accounts or wherever little people stash their cash is […]

economic reality check

Ex-Treasury undersecretary paints a stark view of our economy. In the video below, Greg Hunter interviews Paul Craig Roberts. His credibility is of the highest order. His message is something we should be aware of. The man responsible for the creation and implementation of the popular Reagan-onomics is warning that the economic trajectory looks very bad. We can no more print our way out of this depression than one can dig their way out of a hole.

shadowstats.com

The Reagan administration began “CORRECTING” and “ADJUSTING” economic, employment and other data they reported to the people. For the rulers, it was a breakthrough. The hidden part of the Reagan economic miracle was that they printed their way to economic success. The real magic was that people did not know because the published numbers were cooked, I mean “adjusted” to make sense for the little people. Cooking the books has been “improved” regularly ever since. There are ways to cut the fog, but it does take work. John Williams does the work and publishes the real data side by side with the cooked data. He sells subscriptions with in-depth analysis, but gives away the charts and information I show below. […]

economics and toilet paper

Gasoline prices in the teeth of incoming hurricanes are an excellent example of how price signals clue people to minimize their purchases where the supplies are rapidly dwindling and unlikely to be replenished at normal prices. Instead of having the first two motorhomes wipe out the supplies, faced with significantly higher prices, they buy just enough to get out of the evacuation zone, leaving more for the next arrivals at the storm-front gas station. Each purchaser buys only what they need to get out of the impact zone and out to suppliers where prices are normal. At a high enough price, someone will truck fresh supplies of gasoline into the teeth of the incoming storm, replenishing the depleted supply. No […]

free market in toilet paper

Gasoline prices in the teeth of incoming hurricanes are an excellent example of how price signals clue people to minimize their purchases where the supplies are rapidly dwindling and unlikely to be replenished at normal prices. Instead of having the first two motorhomes wipe out the supplies, faced with significantly higher prices, they buy just enough to get out of the evacuation zone, leaving more for the next arrivals at the storm-front gas station. Each purchaser buys only what they need to get out of the impact zone and out to suppliers where prices are normal. At a high enough price, someone will truck fresh supplies of gasoline into the teeth of the incoming storm, replenishing the depleted supply. No […]

managed economies – the dream turns to trash

In the late 1980s, Soviets were allowed to keep the wealth they created by raising vegetables on their garden plots. Although these plots composed only about 2% of the agricultural lands in the Soviet Union, they produced 25% of the food! When Soviets kept the wealth they created, they produced almost 16 times more than when it was taken from them, at gunpoint if necessary! Mary Ruwart   “Just as there is a very short distance between the U.S. and Cuba, there is a very short distance between a democracy and dictatorship where the government gets to decide what to do, how to think, and how to live. And sometimes your freedom is not taken away at gunpoint, but […]

10 Amazon Warehouses Hit With COVID-19

We are avoiding Meat-Space in droves. Little towns, big towns, grand malls … they are all hollow echoes of their ever-so-recent past. THE MASSES have discovered online ordering. We don’t touch keypads a hundred others have touched. We do not handle paper money a hundred others have recently handled. We aren’t gripping shopping cart handles a hundred others have grabbed in the last two days. ONLINE ORDERING HAS EXPLODED. Big box stores were right on top of it. Minor chains were hot on their tails. Mom-N-Pop were right behind them, sometimes in front. Darn near everybody whose income HAD depended on floor traffic have come up with ways to deliver their services (and get paid for them) while minimizing virus […]

The Health Ranger yanks me off the Coronovirus fence

I have refused to get sucked in to either side of the virus reality debate. Partisans for both sides have long, well-established, thoroughly-warranted reputations for exaggerating, understating and flat-out lying more often than truthing. My guarantee has been that the second- and third-order effects will be dramatic and life-changing for all of us. That is still true, but having read the article and watched two ten-minute videos from Mike Adams has convinced me the very real effects of COVID will itself kill, sicken and weaken huge swaths of the world population. I highly recommend you review his look at the medical and political situation in the article and videos below. He is calm, thoughtful and absent the excesses typical […]

2nd order effects kicking in

The media demonizes them as hoarders. Shoppers following in their wakes curse them as preppers. They are, however, neither of those. Preppers know that an event disrupting the intricate just-in-time delivery system of our society is inevitable. Analyzing what is really important for family survival, perhaps comfort, and insuring a reasonable supply is not only a way of life for them, it is subject matter they study and regularly review. Conservative planning centers around being ahead of the rush WHEN it happens, not IF it happens. The current crop of Costco Raiders are rather the great middle of our society. Those who have some ability to spend cash or credit when triggered by the media onslaught. Those a day […]

black swan

Presumably you too are hearing, reading and learning that regarding China, it is not business as usual. Whether it is natural, man-made, under-reported, over-reported, engineered, hyped-up, or any other combination, the second and third order effects are very real and will very soon be felt HARD! Black Swan Events The term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, writer, and former Wall Street trader. Taleb wrote about the idea of a black swan event in a 2007 book prior to the events of the 2008 financial crisis. Taleb argued that because black swan events are impossible to predict due to their extreme rarity yet have catastrophic consequences, it is important for people to always assume a black swan […]

Enjoy The Decline

Accepting and Living with the Death of the United States By Aaron Clarey I just finished reading, and enjoying this book. He is a very good writer with balanced modesty and excellent insights into our cultural and economic decline. The swelling number of socialists, parasites and plain old goofballs will succeed in destroying our free country. Choosing to quit carrying the burden they represent is the best solution to the insanity. This immediately brings to mind the massive Atlas Shrugged 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. Aaron’s is much more accessible. He is guilty of accepting the definition of our government as “a democracy”. This common mistake is a reality in its operation, but not the facts of our Constitution. […]

Socialism explained

In this primarily photo, graphic, poster-centric post I am focusing on declared socialism and how it works when applied in the real world. This results-based view is quite unlike the academic socialism that sounds so good in theory to youngsters still in school expounded by adults who never left academic circles for productive, competitive life. Failure is not occasionally, or even usually. It is ALWAYS. There are reasons that this country was established as a Constitutional Republic rather than any other of the governmental organizations that were known in 1780. Just as there are reasons subversives took over politicas, education and media to uniformly push the idea that this country is a “democracy” and that “spreading democracy” throughout the […]