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(P&I) The Totalitarian Economist Handbook

February 11, 2015
Defunct Economists and Practical Men Quote

Defunct Economists, Practical Men, Madmen, and Their Clients

Drama. Socialist governments and their economists have always thought that we should feed them and they insist on it by the force of arms and armed aggression where feasible (or not) which they also expect us to finance, and we often have  – if not without exception – obliged them and have acquired desperate client states not only today but throughout the last one hundred years, many of which are still with us today and have played one country off against another.

Moreover, that fact is not restricted to “socialist” governments because we’ve often – if not without exception – created and financed “fascist” governments as it might suit us – and that’s the reason we do it – it suits us and said us is all of us because there is no country in the World that has not been an aggressor or not had a client state at one time or another and the last one hundred years has produced a succession of tens of millions of bodies in partial payment because the balance has not yet been rendered and new sums are being added all of the time and nothing has changed as governments and politicians and demagogues drum-up some new reason for their excitement.

Make Food, Not War

Our cause for concern is not at all new; Mr. Keynes propounded it in 1936 but several generations of economists and redactors have debated its pros and cons and provided relief to any number of oligarchs.

But the bottom-line is what we said in our recent Post “(P&I) Our G20 Weekend and The Rush to India” – the G20 is a failure and it is abetted by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund – none of which do what they say they want to do nor will they ever do it until they guarantee that the capital of an economy is the people in it, and that is the only guarantee that the balance will ever be paid in cash and not people.

The current situation in Greece and the Ukraine is quite desperate for the people in them and these are client states of the Euro Area countries and Russia, and the United States apparently wants a piece of that business (Bloomberg, February 10, 2015, Ukraine Peace Talks Could Be the Real Deal and RT, February 10, 2015, Obama calls Putin before Minsk talks to discuss E. Ukraine peace deal – White House).

Moreover, the current socialist totalitarian government in Greece is already looking for hand-outs and confiscating industry and the “we-don’t-know-what-it-is” government in the Ukraine can only “save” itself and its police, army, and bureaucrats, by war but to save the people, they need to look at the trade and the hard work that totalitarian economists are not used to doing.

The Client State – Better Call Saul

If the people of a country elect to be a “Client State” by force or will, then they need a good “attorney” who speaks for them and not their leadership – arms are a bad investment and their patrons have written them off – them that is, but not the arms or the debts; please see Exhibit 1 and 2 below.

Exhibit 1: The Client States – Better Call Saul

Figure 1.1: The Client States - Better Call Saul

Figure 1.1: The Client States – Better Call Saul

Exhibit 2: Greece and the Ukraine – A Practicum By Right or Might

Figure 2.1: Greece and the Ukraine - A Practicum By Right or Might

Figure 2.1: Greece and the Ukraine – A Practicum By Right or Might

For more information on The Barometer, foreign economies and trade, please see our Posts “(P&I) The World Trader’s Almanac” , “(P&I) The One World Food Bank” and “(P&I) La Francophonie & The Commonwealth“.

And for more information on real “risk management” in modern times and additional references to the theory and how to read the charts and tables, please see our Post, The RiskWerk Company Glossary and “(P&I) Dividend Risk and Dividend Yield“, and our recent Posts “(P&I) The Profit Box” and “(P&I) The Process – In The Beginning“; and we’ve also profiled hundreds of companies in these Posts and the Search Box (upper right) might help you to find what you’re looking for, such as “(B)(N) TLM Talisman Energy Incorporated” or “(B)(N) ATHN AthenaHealth Incorporated” or “(B)(N) PETM PetSmart Incorporated“, to name just a few.

And for more applications of these concepts please see our Posts which rely on the Theory of the Firm developed by the author (Goetze 2006) which calibrates The Process to the units of the balance sheet and demonstrates the price of risk as the solution to a Nash Equilibrium between “risk-seeking” and “risk-averse” investors within the demonstrated societal norms of risk aversion and bargaining practice. And for more on The Process, please see our Posts The Food Chain and The Process End-Of-Process.

And for more on what risk averse investing has done for us this year, please see our recent Posts on “(P&I) The Easy (EC) Theory of the Capital Markets” or “(B)(N) The Easy (EC) Theory of the S&P 500“, and the past, The S&P TSX “Hangdog” Market or The Wall Street Put or specialty markets such as The Dow Transports & Utilities or (B)(N) The Woods Are Burning, or for the real class actionLa Dolce Vita – Let’s Do Prada! and It’s For You, Dear on the smartphone business.

And for more stocks at high prices, The World’s Most Talked About Stocks or Earnings Don’t Matter – NASDAQ 100. And for more on what’s Working in AmericaBig OilShopping in America or Banking in America, to name just a few.

Postscript

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