Ten Economic Myths that Need to Be Corrected

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WhiteIndian's picture

WYSIWYG!

Observing Soviet communism, I call it communism, even though true-believer communists bellyache that what can be observed is not PURE® Communism, but "State Capitalism," or a "mixed economy," "cronyism" or whatever lame alibi they can conjure to excuse their ideology's failure.

I apply the same principle to capitalism by which I judge communism; that is, WYSIWYG, or What You See Is What You Get, or simply A=A.

Observing American capitalism, I call it capitalism, even though true-believer captialists bellyache that what can be observed is not TRUE® Capitalism, but "State Capitalism," or a "mixed economy," "cronyism," or whatever lame alibi they can conjure to excuse their ideology's failure.

True believer dogma aside, both capitalism and communism, as we observe them, are agricultural city-Statist political schemes that are quite similar: They both concentrate power and wealth, and they both collapse when wealth and power are too concentrated in the hierarchical elite's hands.

Both capitalism and communist true-believers are exactly alike in their disdain for the personal responsibility for living a Non-State society lifeway of gamboling about plain and forest, foraging and hunting for food.

Officer, am I free to gambol about plain and forest?

MARX: NO!
MISES: NO!

Thus we can see that capitalism and communism are actually quite similar political ideologies of totalitarian* agricultural city-Statism (civilization.)

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* "For its complete ruthlessness toward all other life-forms on this planet and for its unyielding determination to convert every square metre on this planet to the production of human food, I've called it totalitarian agriculture."

~THE BOILING FROG
by Daniel Quinn
Excerpt from the book, “The Story of B”
http://www.oilcrash.com/articles/frog.htm

zygodactyl's picture

White Indian,
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