Join 66,647 users and earn money for participation
read.cash is a platform where you could earn money (total earned by users so far: $ 390,521.57).
You could get tips for writing articles and comments, which are paid in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) cryptocurrency,
which can be spent on the Internet or converted to your local money.
If you know the basics of economics and have a grasp on how markets work, then you know monopolies are among the worst thing you can have.
Competition is what forces the market players to lower their prices, to provide better services – to get more value to the user or beneficiary of a good or service.
Monopolies have no place in free markets.
States are monopolies, they draw the lines, they make the rules, they make the loopholes, they exploit them.
This has dire consequences.
The taxpayer is constantly offered poor service at a high cost.
Think about all of the taxes you pay and how the state allocates them to do all sorts of things in your name – things like getting new cars for government officials, pay for meals, directly accept and adjudicate contracts, and more.
Inefficiency, High-Costs… and you don’t get to decide.
Who does the planning? The “generous” state plans for you, you don’t get a say.
Mises wrote some farfetched things in Bureaucracy, but he also wrote a ton of great capitalism concepts down.
One of these genius concepts was the profit-and-loss test.
This is the test every company has to pass in order to stay afloat.
If the company doesn’t provide value to the markets if it doesn’t make the right decisions if it doesn’t deliver what people want when they want, where they want, how they want, and so on… they go bankrupt and are pushed out of the market.
The state never goes through this test.
It keeps itself in the market through coercion and is never accountable for not delivering value.
This is why many of the decisions these agents of Statism do end up being poor decisions.
“If you keep on bailing out the losers, there’s no end to the cost”. The state is a loser constantly having its mistakes and bad decisions forgiven, and there’s no end to this cost… it keeps on being paid by all of us…
There are two moral tables or moral tabs in play – one for you, one for them.
You see, you learn that it is immoral to:
- Infringe on other’s liberties;
- Force others to do what you want them to do;
But if you think about it, the State does this every single day.
- The State steals you by taxation, fees and it even taxes money that was already taxed (you get taxed on earnings, then you get taxed spending those earnings and can even be taxed again for capital gains on those earnings and etc…)
- The State coerces you to pay taxes, to pay for services and products you don’t need, to respect deadlines or you have to pay extra, etc…
- The State threatens you with jail, fines, extra payments, you name it!
- The State decides what you can and can not do or have, infringing on your liberties sometimes with preposterous reasons.
- The State forces you to do things you don’t want to, to go to places you don’t want to, to enroll in procedures you want no part off… etc!
Moral values restrict you, you’re supposed to be moral and ethical, but they aren’t.
Today, private companies can sometimes skip the profit-and-loss test and survive despite offering little value to the market.
This is done by what is known as Lobbying!
Big enough companies can grease the palms of the agents of Statism to get special favors, bailouts, and other great perks like the State deeming their products mandatory.
The states can simply decide everyone is forced to take Vaccine X, and therefore justify spending tax money on buying said vaccine – feeding a company that would otherwise struggle to sell even half.
Hence, it is this lobbying factor that rends capitalism a bad name, when in fact it is a symptom of Statism.
Statism exists at the expense of all of us and provides nothing to the average man.
I’m not an anarchist, as I once said, but the system needs to evolve to take human greed and emotion out the seat of power – perhaps adding a system based on pragmatism, something we can easily implement with the advent of blockchain, hasgraph, and other technologies… but I digress.
Regardless, make no mistake, the next system will be an upgrade to this one, Feudalism ran its course, so shall Statism and Government Propelled “Fake Capitalism”.
So, if the state really wants to manipulate people so hard, shouldn’t just they use Cult Tactics?
After all, those are tried and proven!
Of course, and they use them already… people just have too much Stockholm Syndrome to notice.
Even children wave flags, chant the country’s name, proud anthems are played, nationalism showcased in movies, parades, fighter jets soaring over sports events… and these are just a few of the many examples out there.
Of course, this all legitimizes the entity. If you, therefore, refuse to comply, you’re a traitor to everyone… that’s the idea.
Read some books on cult tactics and you’ll start seeing the parallelisms.