The invisible hand is invisible because it doesn’t exist or this one goes out to all the Ron Paul supporters…
Lets take the spotlight away from all the media attention on Ron Paul’s recent scandals come to light again and I’ll just say this…
If you support Ron Paul then you do believe one thing -You think that having the free market unregulated is the answer to everything and that the “invisible hand” will somehow magically guide all of us to the land of milk and honey. In my opinion you are fundamentally wrong. I will however say this, you are right about one thing. The market will self regulate….regulating with a few extremely rich people at the very top and even more poor people at an even lower level of poverty then what we are seeing now. Income inequality will be worse if you can imagine that. Ron Paul is not the answer to this, and the sooner people understand this the better in my opinion. Just because a candidate gets a few things right doesn’t mean you should vote for them or embrace this idea of “lesser of two evils”. Have you forgotten history? Laissez-faire capitalism doesn’t work AT ALL. Not a single government in the history of humanity has survived this type of market. It makes me cringe seeing all these Ron Paul supporters fervently willing to embrace this type of rhetoric. To me they are amongst those “Clambering for their own enslavement” as Chris Hedges put it. I am not ever going tell anyone who to vote for but I will inform others if I think my fellow earthlings are headed down the wrong path. I don’t trust any of the presidential candidates and I don’t think you should either. I think its time for a new system of governance free from zealots and greedy “two-faced” politicians. A non-hierarchical structure, a kind of horizontalism is the only answer. This is almost 2012 and as a child growing up I have witnessed the birth of modern computing taking us into a new digital age never thought possible. Scientific research has opened new doors for humanity in so many ways its hardly fathomable I have seen all of these systems of thought in physics, mathematics, & computing (to name just a few), accelerate beyond any of our wildest dreams, (All of which came from human imagination)…We see radical developments on a daily basis in the areas of science and computing. Technology and human ingenuity is increasing exponentially and yet we are told that we can never change our system of governance and economics - because things would somehow dissolve into chaos or stagnate into the dark-ages. I say FUCK THEM THEY ARE LIARS! Those who perpetuate the consumer propaganda are stagnating and limiting human potential & by us continually embracing the idea of a one, two, or three party system we are effectively being divided amongst ourselves and our potential together is being severely limited. I say this so called “System” needs an upgrade, it is time for a complete overhaul. Alan Turing was thought of as a man who could imagine things that others simply couldn’t fathom. Like Turing, lets step out of the box for a moment and consider the possibility. It is believed that most politicians act in their own self interest and that you do also. Almost every single one of them champions the idea but it has been proven time and time again this is not true. We are not machines. We are not numbers. They are reducing us and dehumanizing us. All of the politicians believe in a simplistic economic model of humans & by believing in the “invisible hand” you are deducing that we all act in our own self-interest and thereby modeling the whole of society on this notion. Prove me wrong. Restore my faith. I want to believe.
Libertarians don’t believe in democracy
Libertarian economic ideology enabled Wall St. to rob the U.S. and global economy. People act like this is all a new idea or something. Libertarian theories have dominated our economic policy for the past 30+ years. The idea of allowing full self-regulation by markets is a virus and needs to be immunized. In fact it is ideas such as this that directly led to the financial collapse. Alan Greenspan will tell you that.
How is increasing power to the private sector going to liberate us from the illusion of market democracy?