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The Road to Serfdom, Directions from a Blind Man. ( I would not start from here?) Krugman, De-Long, Keen , Varafoukis.) Lietaer and Kreutz, Who He?

Looking at Serfdom there is a link to the excellent Wikipedia article to Brad De Longs Blog, he is I see from Wikipedia reckoned to be the 754th most influential economist in the World, He is a Professor at Berkely, where no less than two of my Former Business Partners are also Tenured Professors, also in The Economics Priesthood.
According to Wikipedia, he is a self-proclaimed Neo Liberal?
(  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Bradford_DeLong    )  , served under Clintons Economics chief Summers and whilst he seems a thoroughly nice and well meaning chap he has no Clue, certainly no wish to draw any attention to having any clue as to Money Creation, more precisely endogenous money creation.

http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/2003_archives/001447.html

May 10, 2003
The Causes of Slavery or Serfdom: A Hypothesis
Paul Krugman’s post, Serfs Up!, reminds me of one of my major sins this spring (for which I must atone): my cutting Evsey Domar (1970), “The Causes of Slavery or Serfdom: A Hypothesis,” Economic History Review 30:1 (March), pp. 18-32, from my spring 2003 Economics 210a reading list.
As Krugman summarizes Domar’s main point:
Domar was motivated by his knowledge of Russian history. Serfdom in Russia, he knew, wasn’t an institution that dated back to the Dark Ages. Instead, it was mainly a 16th-century creation, contemporaneous with the beginning of the great Russian expansion into the steppes. Why? He came up with a simple yet powerful insight: there’s no point in enslaving or enserfing a man unless the wage you would have to pay him if he was free is substantially above the cost of feeding, housing, and clothing him.
Imagine a pre-industrial society where population is pressing on limited land supplies, and the marginal product of labor – and hence the real wage rate under competitive conditions – is barely at subsistence. In that case, why bother establishing property rights in human beings? It costs no more to hire a free worker than to feed an indentured laborer. Indeed, by 1300 – with Europe very much a Malthusian society – serfdom had withered away from lack of interest. But now suppose that for some reason land becomes abundant, and labor scarce. Then competition among landowners will tend to push up wages of free workers, and the ruling class will try, if it can, to pin peasants down and prevent them from bargaining for a higher standard of living. In Russia, it was all about gunpowder: suddenly steppe nomads were no longer so formidable, and the rich lands of the Ukraine were open for settlement. Serfdom was an effort to keep peasants from taking advantage of this situation. (And if I’ve got it right, those who were venturesome enough to run away and set up outside the system became Cossacks.)
Meanwhile, the New World opened in the west. Sure enough, the colonizing powers tried various forms of indentured servitude – making serfs of the Indians in Spanish territories, bringing over indentured servants in Virginia. But eventually they hit on a better solution, from their point of view: importing slaves from Africa…
Domar’s contribution is truly one of the most effective and powerful pieces of synthetic social science I have ever read. It isn’t perfect. He has more predecessors than he realizes (Marx, for example, especially Marx’s observations on the Swan River Colony in Australia, and the whole section on primitive accumulation and the creation of agrarian capitalism in Britain). And Domar misses one big cause of serfdom and slavery. During the formation of the Roman Empire, in Poland at the end of the Middle Ages, and in the Caribbean islands during the early modern period, slavery and serfdom did not emerge because a high land-labor ratio meant that the ruling elite could not afford to bid for labor in a free labor market. Slavery and serfdom emerged, instead, because high demand for staple products (grain, sugar, tobacco…) greatly lowered the gap between the productivity of free and the productivity of bound workers. Staple production is easier for gang-bosses to monitor than more diversified farming. Staple production also has lower skill requirements for workers. When demand for staple products is very high–to feed the proletariat of imperial Rome, to feed the growing cities of late-Medieval Flanders, or to supply the cheap luxuries demanded by early modern England–slavery or serfdom can emerge even without an extraordinarily high land/labor ratio.

Herd immunity: will the UK’s coronavirus strategy work?

Ministers look to have given up on containment in favour of a novel approach some experts are wary of

The government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, right, joins Boris Johnson and Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, to announce further coronavirus measures.

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  1. ^ The English word “farmer” in the sense of “agricultural producer” is derived from the French word fermier which means “leaseholder” (of an agricultural business or any other thing). Initially the word “farmer” designated in England only those agricultural producers who were not the owners of the land they were cultivating. Subsequently “farmer” became the generic term of all agricultural entrepreneurs, whether they owned the cultivated soil or not.

The government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, right, joins Boris Johnson and Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, to announce further coronavirus measures. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

inanition

(ĭn′ə-nĭsh′ən)

n.

1. Exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality.
2. The condition or quality of being empty.

11:09

I have answered your question there is a glaring lacuna
still, in this debate, we still don’t know I am sorry to say this we still don’t know
There is a vast Inanition an enigma a conundrum Is Jeremy Corbyn going to campaign for the deal he proposes to do or is he going to invite his labour colleagues to destroy the contraption that he has created

Preceding this little flourish by our motor-mouthed Old Etonian Spiv was perhaps what will turn out to be the Biggest Lie of this 2019 election. Etheridge asked if Johnson had perhaps dug himself a Ditch where the Prematurely minted coinage of the sort made by back street counterfeiters, could bury their ill-gotten treasure, spoils, gains , booty, pillage, …. you get the idea? ed.

ETCHINGHAM

09:55
I’m noting, I’m noting, here of course
09:57
that we haven’t heard whether you would
10:00
campaign for remain or TO leave In that
10:02
situation but it is important that we
10:04
put the point that you have just made
10:06
directly to mr. Johnson about this
10:07
timetable let’s have a look at the
10:09
timetable you reckon you can get your
10:11
divorce deal done and a trade deal done
10:14
by December 2020 do you stick on a
10:17
pledge on that deadline of December 2020
10:20
or have you dug yourself in A DITCH.

Boris Johnson

yes absolutely.

If De Spaffel had stopped here and directed his answer to the
Last part of Etchingham’s question it might have been a rather more honest serving of word salad.
But no Golden Balls revved up and smirking with relish at his cabotaged payload of New world order bollocks chose to dig in building a system of trenches much as the Donkeys did at the Somme Verdan or other of the killing fields of Flanders, for make no mistake Johnson is a death cult cool-aid junkie and his use of the word “inanition” at the end of his Polemic was telling.

“inanition”

(ĭn′ə-nĭsh′ən)

inanition

[in″ah-nish´un]

the exhausted state due to prolonged undernutrition; starvation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·a·ni·tion

(in’ă-nish’ŭn),

Severe weakness and wasting as occurs from lack of food, defect in assimilation, or neoplastic disease.
[L. inanis, empty]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

inanition

(ĭn′ə-nĭsh′ən)

n.

1. Exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality.
2. The condition or quality of being empty.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

in·a·ni·tion

(in’ă-nish’ŭn)

Severe weakness and wasting as results from lack of food, defect in assimilation, or neoplastic disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

inanition

state of exhaustion or a bodily disorder arising from lack of any of the nutritional elements such as calories, protein, vitamins, minerals or water.

Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Pardon me. Men of business do indeed know how they themselves
made their money, or how, on occasion, they lost it. Playing a
long-practised game, they are familiar with the chances of its
cards, and can rightly explain their losses and gains. But they
neither know who keeps the bank of the gambling-house, nor what
other games may be played with the same cards, nor what other
losses and gains, far away among the dark streets, are
essentially, though invisibly, dependent on theirs in the lighted
rooms. They have learned a few, and only a few, of the laws of
mercantile economy; but not one of those of political economy.

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it is “Who you know and what you believe that counts” The Semi Establishment Pelagianism of Bremain. #Brexit #Brino #DominicCummings “Cynics saw what people could be and were angered by what they had become; Timonists felt humans were hopelessly stupid & uncaring by nature and so saw no hope for change”. #antiestablishmentarianism

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It occurred to me today that politics has become a Business as has Government and everything else, which when I was at school, that which used to come under the Catch all Subject area of “Civics“. Narratives and Branding, Focus groups and Polling and Modelling. Much of the content of what is packaged as the political component is actually exported between markets and the various snake oils and lubricants are shipped under the Political Captains sporting what can only be described as Hollowed out dummy Vessels flying Flags of Convenience.

CABOTAGE

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Cabotage is the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country by a vessel or an aircraft registered in another country. Originally a shipping term, cabotage now also covers aviation, railways, and road transport. Cabotage is “trade or navigation in coastal waters, or, the exclusive right of a country to operate the air traffic within its territory”.
Smith Munt Act, International, Supra National Trade?

It was once considered a noble and daring thing to speak truth to power, the state of affairs presently seems that power is not even advised to speak truth to itself. Tokenism seems to be the Flag of convenience which is flown by all the major players on the stage regardless of their Stage instructions to be Stage Left or Stage Right In the Lime Light or further Back in the Shadows of the stage, back there at the top of the Slope.

The Tokenism Brand it is then for the crop of Pound Shop race to the bottom, “There is no Alternative” ( TINA), Merchants of the Rules based International Order. As it is With all Generic Brands, such as Hoover, The Generic Term for our Flag of convenience morality play should Be “Political Correctness,”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generic_and_genericized_trademarks


PC an everyday tale of Political Folk.
Professor Bruce Charlton in his Book Thought Prison PC describes the Brand like this.

Note: Why I use the term Political Correctness, instead of Liberalism or Socialism?
The reasons include:
1. The confusion over what ‘liberalism’ means – to some a free marketeer, to others a socialist. My definition of political correctness is broad and includes most mainstream conservatives, libertarians and anarchists; who are nowadays all significantly PC.
2. Differences in usage between the UK and US: in the UK the Liberals are a strange mixture of business- and farming-friendly Centrists with pacifist Leftists of an upper middle class type; in the US Liberals are the furthest Left of mainstream political ideologies.
3. That although PC clearly evolved from (what is in the US) called liberalism, PC is the outcome of a distinctive ‘turn’ in Leftist politics, which became obvious in the mid-1960s. In its striking, explicit, surface features PC is something new under the sun, never before seen in history.
4. Leftist political groups have, over the years, called themselves Communist, Socialist, Social Democrat, Liberal Democrat, Democrat and various other names – but none of these have become dominant, and none are fully inclusive of Leftism.
5. The dawning realization that the phenomena collected together under the jokey term ‘political correctness’ was a vastly more robust and malignant thing than I had ever imagined.

Ferme générale

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The ferme générale (French pronunciation: ​[fɛʁm ʒeneʁal], “general farm”) was, in ancien régime France, essentially an outsourced customs, excise and indirect tax operation. It collected duties on behalf of the King (plus hefty bonus fees for themselves), under renewable six-year contracts. The major tax collectors in that highly unpopular tax farming system were known as the fermiers généraux (singular fermier général), which would be tax farmers-general[a] in English.[1]

In the 17th and 18th centuries the fermiers généraux became immensely rich and figure prominently in the history of cultural patronage, as supporters of French music, major collectors of paintings and sculpture, patrons of the marchands-merciers and consumers of the luxury arts in the vanguard of Parisian fashions. In his 1833 novel Ferragus, writer Honoré de Balzac attributes the sad air that hangs about the Île Saint-Louis in central Paris to the many houses there owned by fermiers généraux. Their sons or grandsons purchased patents of nobility and their daughters often married into the aristocracy. Especially members of impoverished aristocratic families were eager to marry daughters of the fermiers généraux in order to restore the wealth they had prior to their ruin. This was called in popular French redorer son blason (literally “to re-gild one’s coat of arms”).[2]

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  1. ^ The English word “farmer” in the sense of “agricultural producer” is derived from the French word fermier which means “leaseholder” (of an agricultural business or any other thing). Initially the word “farmer” designated in England only those agricultural producers who were not the owners of the land they were cultivating. Subsequently “farmer” became the generic term of all agricultural entrepreneurs, whether they owned the cultivated soil or not.

Farm (revenue leasing)

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Farming or tax-farming is a technique of financial management in which the management of a variable revenue stream is assigned by legal contract to a third party and the holder of the revenue stream receives fixed periodic rents from the contractor. It is most commonly used in public finance, where governments (the lessors) lease or assign the right to collect and retain the whole of the tax revenue to a private financier (the farmer), who is charged with paying fixed sums (sometimes called “rents”, but with a different meaning from the common modern term) into the treasury. Sometimes, as in the case of Miguel de Cervantes, the tax farmer was a government employee, paid a salary, and all money collected went to the government.[citation needed]

Farming in this sense has nothing to do with agriculture, other than in a metaphorical sense.

Coronavirus: dem hands

Saturday 7 March 2020

Contrasting sharply with his reluctance to be seen anywhere near flooded areas, offering somewhat lame excuses for his absence – and after something of a hiatus before he was prepared to get involved with the Covid-19 crisis – it seems impossible to keep our idiot prime minister away from the front line….

…..

In an outbreak situation, using politicians – and especially controversial figures such as Johnson – can severely impede delivery of a message – as painfully illustrated by this piece.

Thus to have had Johnson recently preach the benefits of hand washing – persisting even yesterday with his charade – was and is precisely the wrong thing to do. He should not allow himself to be in the position of delivering that message – with or without singing “happy birthday”. Even if the fanboys adoringly slurp up every instruction, his many detractors will scorn his advice, for no other reason than the fact that he gave it.

Coronavirus: the ship that sailed

Friday 13 March 2020

As a working assumption, we can take it that what happens in Italy today will be visited on the UK within 2-3 weeks, give or take. So, while Italy goes into “lockdown”, we now enter the “delay doing anything” phase, as our revered prime minister blusters his way through another press conference.

To explain why the government seems so extraordinarily reluctant to take very obvious and necessary action, one can pick up on Robert Peston’s observations, where he is amongst the first in the legacy media to cotton on to herd immunity.

The strategy of the British government in minimising the impact of Covid-19, he says, is to allow the virus to pass through the entire population so that we acquire herd immunity.

Coronavirus: a change of pace?

Sunday 15 March 2020

Working from basic principles, from what I’ve been taught and put into practice, yesterday I advanced the view that, in order to bring this Covid-19 epidemic under control, the first and urgent need was “the rapid identification (and confirmation) of the sources of infection”.

Some of this seems to be confirmed by health secretary Matt Hancock. In an authored piece in the fanboy gazette, he first takes time out to deny that the government is pursuing herd immunity as a goal or strategy. “Our goal is to protect life from this virus, our strategy is to protect the most vulnerable and protect the NHS through contain, delay, research and mitigate”, he writes.

Coronavirus: a change of pace?

Sunday 15 March 2020

Working from basic principles, from what I’ve been taught and put into practice, yesterday I advanced the view that, in order to bring this Covid-19 epidemic under control, the first and urgent need was “the rapid identification (and confirmation) of the sources of infection”.

“Everything is aimed at making sure the NHS is not overwhelmed, to save lives and to prevent hideous choices having to be made”, an anonymous source tells Peston.

Some of this seems to be confirmed by health secretary Matt Hancock. In an authored piece in the fanboy gazette, he first takes time out to deny that the government is pursuing herd immunity as a goal or strategy. “Our goal is to protect life from this virus, our strategy is to protect the most vulnerable and protect the NHS through contain, delay, research and mitigate”, he writes.

He then talks of a “call to arms” for a drive to build the ventilators and other equipment the NHS will need. “We now need any manufacturers to transform their production lines to make ventilators. We cannot make too many”, he says.

Then, in the planning is what he calls measures to “shield” older and medically vulnerable people from the virus, with everyone being given “help to ensure they get the support they need to stay at home, and to protect them from the consequences of isolation”.

In the coming week, we will see an emergency bill, “to give the government the temporary powers we will need to help everyone get through this”, which – according to the Mail on Sunday – will have the Army on the streets guarding hospitals and supermarkets.

Thus, despite the obvious and very glaring deficiencies in the government’s handling of this epidemic, there is at last a feeling that Johnson and his crew are beginning to take it seriously. One can only hope that what little is on offer will not be too late, while we still wait for further improvements.

Richard North 15/03/2020 3 Comments


Coronavirus: bring out your dead

Saturday 14 March 2020

In the days before one of the many reorganisations of the NHS, investigation of notifiable diseases was a local authority function, and public health inspectors (later to become environmental health officers) were often in the front line.

Yet we are given to understand that this is aimed at protecting the most vulnerable people while the virus spreads through the general population. The approach, we are told, “would help build up herd immunity as people recover from the disease and become immune, reducing transmission”.

Yet, in the first instance, since there are no official moves physically to distance vulnerable people from potential sources of infection, it is difficult to see how government policy can be construed as protecting them. At that level, what Vallance is saying simply doesn’t make sense.

As to building up “herd immunity”, in the context of modern techniques for controlling epidemics caused by novel pathogens (for which there are no vaccines), this is almost a throwback to the Middle Ages.

Without vaccination, in order to achieve herd immunity, one relies on the response of people exposed to the new pathogen: some get ill and die. Others get ill and recover, and thereby acquire a level of immunity. Others who are exposed don’t get ill but nevertheless acquire some immunity. Under some circumstances, mothers pass on their immunity to their children.

BullShit so Vast its visible from SPace! Washington Post Spins Crony Capitalist Virus.#CronyCapitalistVirus2020 #TheCoronaKnoll #Survival #MassCull #ThinningTheHerd #HerdImmunity #HerdStupidity #MadnessofCrowds

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EU/UN Feudalism, what feudalism under the new EUssrRegime Looks Like. Evolution of the Swedish Constitution, Brino , Brexit. Sweden the 4th Reich and The EUsssr and the 5th Reich.

Benito Mussolini claimed that the modern phase of capitalism is state socialism “turned on its head”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_capitalism

The Swedish Theory of Love, an everyday story from #Cuckland. #SwedishHypocrisy #SwedishStateMonopolyCronyCapitalism #SwedishEUMilitaryUnification #EUArmyNatoByBackDoor

The Peculiar history of the Swedish State constitutionally and the arrangements made in the Social Contract when the US New Deal and British versions of the same were cast. The Swedes created a form of State monopoly Capitalism somewhat analogous to the Junkers and Prussian arrangements explained by John Catto.

This evolution lead with a flirtation described as Socialism or Democratic Socialism. It was in fact a FLirtation with National Socialism/StateMonopoly Capitalism a Flirtation which endures and is also the driving force behind the Eu.

Holy Roman Emperor

Brexit Unentangled.@GrubStreetJorno @Survation @wiki_ballot @financialeyes @DavidGolemXIV @JoeBlob20 #IABATO #TheSlog #GrubStreetJournal

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“Thus, the major output of the modern international Mass Media consists of only four categories:
1. Good presented as bad
2. Bad presented as Good
(That is to say simple inversion)
3. Good presented as Good for a bad reason
4. Bad presented as bad for a bad reason
(That is to say explanatory inversion)
These four categories, which can be summarized as either simple or explanatory inversion, account for all sustained and high impact modern major Mass Media stories without any exceptions.”

Professor Bruce CharltonAddicted to Distraction.

To untangle Brexit you have to disentangle everything else.
The Main Theme of dominant narratives of the 21st Century since 2000, 9/11
war on terror, Climate Beliefs and Haulocaustianity, Denialist Thoughtcrime and thought crime denunciation, Political Correctness, Identity politics, Divide and Rule, Media, Social Media, Censorship, Self-censorship. Peer Pressure Peer review, Star Worship, Cults of personality,

With that list, this list of Wells’s from The fate of Mann quoted in My poem Globalisation Unentangled.

Cabalists, Gnostics, Manichaeans, the Old Man
of the Mountains, Knight Templars, Satanists,
Rosicrucians, Illuminati, Freemasons, Rousseau,
Voltaire, Cagliostro, Madame Blavatsky, Mrs. Besant,
Trade Unions, Anarchists, Socialists, Theosophists,
Communists, Those Bolsheviks, a frightful horde
all plotting and getting hold of power and handing
it on and doing down Christianity and the Christian life
Wells The Fate of Man.p.259


the idea before it was clothed in words
heard in minds, as uttered thought
the communication of arranged ideas
Thoughts lifting mist from the poet´s page.
To set the stage, not in the round
but, to see the scene in the sphere
Which actors will the playwright lay
on the page´s narrative to steer.
Which course to meet
who to set upon the bridge
For the strength of Bulls Wall Street
of Bears & onion domes upon our chart
A heroes pride found in Britannia’s isles
Monks ´´sans humilite´´ fane ease
Like Pope we find our actors
´´All, all alike, find reason on their side´´
mais par impatience de souffrir
On the present discontents, Burke opined
Putin ,Trump and Farage set courses un-entangled
Junker , Merkel, Call for straight ahead.
Few are the partisans of departed tyranny
of Globalism or Nationalism which be the tyrant?
Yet passions are deceiving someone,
so near 50 years, behindhand a hero fell.
“On this day, the day of March
in my opinion´´, is the end of the
United States of America
as the land of the free
and the home of the brave.”
Eliza with Rogerian inscrutability
hears the confession of the mal-contents
A mirror held up before cosmetic application
Globalisation and Internationalism confused
despotism´s nature is to abhor any say
save that of its own momentary pleasure;
it annihilates all intermediate situations
between boundless strength on its own part,
and total debility on the part of the people.
Our education can be Ours? our, government.
Our reason can be our Judge, of the rivals;

Globalism, Authority, coercion and competition.
or Nationalism, Internationalism, Cooperation.
Are we to have free will and democracy
Will we have determined authority
A struggle of ideals an ancient quarrel

Parmenides or Heraclitus navigators both

If centuries be epochs with peculiar discretion

19th, 20th, 21st a behind hand review
19th innate goodness of man, nationalism
20th Fallen man Calvinist rule, Globalism.
For the 21st partisans for patronage
And from here we start our disentanglement with a new piece of EU regulation/Law-Making? Censorship by the back door, creation of a new Taten Folk and furtherance of the Granfaloon of Climate Change worship

Julia Reda

Public debate

Among independent academics, “there is scientific consensus that Article 13 cannot be allowed to stand”, the leading European centres researching IP and innovation law find. According to expert analysis, the Commission proposal is…

  • Incompatible with existing EU law: The E-Commerce Directive forbids general monitoring obligations, which even the European Parliament Research Service says Article 13 would establish. Other premises of Article 13 are also unsupported by existing law and jurisprudence, including the assertion that platforms “optimizing the presentation” of uploaded content become liable for infringements. [Sources: Study 1Open letterStudy 2Study 3EPRS]
  • Incompatible with the Charter of Fundamental Rights as interpreted by the ECJ: It violates the principle of a fair balance between competing fundamental rights laid out by the European Court of Justice in case law. [Open letterStudy]
  • Ambiguously worded and inconsistent: Even the official German translation contains differences that significantly alter the meaning of some provisions.

expert opinion

Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the Internet, from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users.
– 70 internet luminaries including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

This [law] will lead to excessive filtering and deletion of content and limit the freedom to impart information on the one hand, and the freedom to receive information on the other.
– 57 signatories representing fundamental rights organisations, including Human Rights Watch and Reporters without Borders

States and intergovernmental organizations should refrain from establishing laws or arrangements that would require the “proactive” monitoring or filtering of content, which is both inconsistent with the right to privacy and likely to amount to pre-publication censorship.
– United Nations Human Rights Council report

Edward Snowden

@Snowden

In less than a month, the European Parliament will not only decide on a new law, but also on the future of the free and open : If you are from the European Union, get active now, go to https://pledge2019.eu and ask your representative to

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Censorship in the Soviet Union.

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What are the economic principles of taxation?

14. Taxation is at the economic core wherever government supplies significant services such as civil and military protection of property rights, infrastructure, education or healthcare. The UK is no exception.

15. Taxation comprises three fundamental economic parts:

l Creation of the medium of taxation and issue into the economy

l Distribution of the medium of taxation through the economy

l Collection of the medium of taxation

The medium of taxation

16. Over the course of history, the medium of taxation has changed several times. Under the earliest systems, taxation was paid in cattle, later moving to grain – generally rice or wheat (tithe systems) or labour (corvée systems). Whenever payments moved to metal tokens issued by the rulers, a money system was born. These tokens were usually made out of scarce and distinctive metals to prevent counterfeiting – silver, sometimes gold. The tokens would move through the economy through economic exchange, but would be demanded back by the rulers as the means of collecting taxes. Wooden tally sticks were the most successful English tax medium. The public demand of tokens to pay taxation ensures a sustained demand and maintains their exchange value across the economy.

17. Modern taxation systems are still based around the creation, distribution and collection of tokens, but the tokens now take electronic rather than physical form. These tokens are bookkeeping entries in the banking system. The structure of the taxation system and the economy it controls is determined by the rules under which these electronic bookkeeping tokens are created, distributed and collected. Coins and notes are still issued in small quantity, but are subsidiary to to the banking system’s bookkeeping entries.

18. The economic power of the tax system is determined both by how and where in the economy the medium of taxation is created and where and how the medium is collected.

19. Contemporary governments grant the exclusive power to issue the medium of taxation to a state sanctioned banking cartel. The banking cartel comprises a central bank and private member banks. The central bank is responsible for price fixing, information sharing, promoting member interests and preventing member defaults. Serving the public interest is not a primary goal of a central bank. The cartel holds the exclusive power to set the price of and issue the medium of taxation. Governments generally prohibit the issue of alternative media for exchange and mandate payments of taxes only in the cartel-issued medium.

20. The collection of the medium of taxation is under direct government control. Most tax is collected whenever economic production takes place. This places a burden on producers, who must acquire the medium of taxation directly or indirectly from the private banking cartel. The economic effect of taxation is dependent on the rules for calculating the amount of tax which is paid, regardless of who the tax is collected from. Usually, the person from whom the tax is collected can pass the burden of acquiring the medium on to others, generally by paying less for economic inputs, but sometimes by charging more for economic outputs.

21. The spending power derived from taxation is shared between the government and the private banking cartel. This spending power is transmitted through the economy by banking cartel to their favoured associates, and by the government and their favoured associates. The system is effectively one of dual sovereignty since the sovereign powers of tax collecting and the corresponding issue of money is shared between the government and the banking cartel. This is the most distorting aspect of tax policy.

Shubick says this.

”The monetary and financial system of an economy are part of the socio-politico-economic control mechanism used by every state to connect the economy with the polity and society. This neural network provides the administrative means to collect taxes, direct investment, provide public goods, trade. The money measures provide a crude but serviceable basis for the accounting system which in turn, along with the codification of commercial law and financial regulation are the basis for economic evaluation and the measurement of trust and fiduciary responsibility among the economic agents. A central feature of a control mechanism is that it is designed to influence process. Dynamics is its natural domain. Equilibrium is not the prime concern, the ability to control the direction of motion is what counts.

Why is this EU Green New Deal being Unveiled on the 12th December? perhaps because it is too late, then, to influence the UK’s “Brino”, Election. An Election in which, EU Military Unification, The Carbon Based currency agenda and a shift to a more Authoritarian and top-down constitutional approach are all slated, but not discussed. As a Vassal of the EU Rules-Based federated Empire. BRINO is not Brexit and Get Brexit done is an anagram of Being Extorted.

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The Extortion and the Austerity is Baked already into the EU Lisbon Treaty cake, which of course is a re-iced confection of the Maastricht treaty. Brino is yet more Centralisation and loss of peoples democratic and economic sovereignty by other means. BRINO is a re-iced MAY surrender treaty. And the political pigmies in Westminster and the British Establishment happily mislead the Uk public over the cliff for their own Elitist ends.

What does it mean to take back control,

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This post focuses on our Money? Who controls it

19. “Contemporary governments grant the exclusive power to issue the medium of taxation to a state sanctioned banking cartel. The banking cartel comprises a central bank and private member banks. The central bank is responsible for price fixing, information sharing, promoting member interests and preventing member defaults. Serving the public interest is not a primary goal of a central bank. The cartel holds the exclusive power to set the price of and issue the medium of taxation. Governments generally prohibit the issue of alternative media for exchange and mandate payments of taxes only in the cartel-issued medium.”

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Loss of control of Our Money it seems is a planned two-stage process Augered by the Timing of De Leyns’ trailing of the European Green New Deal, and of Mark Carneys New “Job”shepherding in the carbon credits essential to the Carbon-based currency end game. Think about it we breathe in Oxygen and Breathe Out Carbon Dioxide, how well would it go down if you were told the Governments appointed Money Changers were going to Tax the Air that we breathe, instead they choose to tax the CO2 we Breathe out,

All to maintain the “.. monetary and financial system, (of an economy are part of the socio-politico-economic), control mechanism used by every state to connect the economy with the polity and society.”

Carbon Neutrality has nothing to do with the Levels of CO2 in the Atmosphere at any one time and everything to do with taxing the flows of energy use within the economy at higher levels supporting Corporate state monopolies that will make life more of a struggle for the precariat but enhance the state-sanctioned monopolies of Billionaires and the New Nobility of post Fordistfuedalism..

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Great speech from @BorisJohnson – time to unite and keep our promises https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1154042821541654528 

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Boris Johnson’s first speech as PM: ‘I am standing before you, the British people, to tell you the critics are wrong,

‘We are going to restore trust in our democracy and come out of the EU on October 31 – no ifs or buts’ #BorisJohnsonPM

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Or Is Boris a confirmed Narcissus, will he remain committed to the Egotistical rules-based international order of the Rovian Actors in history.
Boris as an Augustine confessor returning from the Manichean dark side of the lies based globalist order? To a free trade internationalism of meritocratic one nation, Churchillian safety net, Pragmatism? Time will tell.

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Politics and Greenhouse Gases

Advocates and sympathetic politicians claiming that man-made global warming from use of carbon-based energy sources mandates international controls on economically prosperous nations were already worried that their victory is slipping. Now another blow has been struck against the basic “science” used to support their case. Following an extensive theoretical analysis, two German physicists have determined that the term greenhouse gas is a misnomer and that the greenhouse effect appears to violate basic laws of physics.
To briefly review, the entire argument for immediate political action on carbon-based emissions rests upon three premises, formulated over the last twenty years by scientists affiliated with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):
1. The planet is experiencing worldwide atmospheric warming, threatening life as we know it.
2. This warming is unprecedented because average worldwide temperatures for at least a thousand years have shown no significant variation until the last seventy years, which correlates with a thirty-percent increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) gas generated by industrial activity.
3. Invoking a “greenhouse effect” model, the IPCC claims that CO2 exhibits a property involving special characteristics of long-wave energy absorption and radiation with altitude (called “radiative forcing”) which accelerates near-surface warming and, as the CO2 quantity increases, spells planetary disaster unless reversed.
In an AT article posted September 27, I laid out the case for why the first two premises were flawed, if not outright fraudulent. Now, the IPCC “consensus” atmospheric physics model tying CO2 to global warming has been shown not only to be unverifiable, but to actually violate basic laws of physics.
The analysis comes from an independent theoretical study detailed in a lengthy (115 pages), mathematically complex (144 equations, 13 data tables, and 32 figures or graphs), and well-sourced (205 references) paper prepared by two German physicists, Gerhard Gerlich and Ralf Tscheuschner, and published in several updated versions over the last couple of years. The latest version appears in the March 2009 edition of the International Journal of Modern Physics. In the paper, the two authors analyze the greenhouse gas model from its origin in the mid-19th century to the present IPCC application.
The Greenhouse Model
Gerlich and Tscheuschner rely on referenced experimental evidence to show what is really going on. The dominant heat transfer mechanism is not radiation, but convection. Experimental evidence shows a greenhouse interior warms merely because the glass physically traps interior rising air, which then becomes warmer and warmer relative to air outside the greenhouse, which conversely can rise and cool unimpeded.
If the classic glass greenhouse model is obviously wrong, then this raises suspicions about the atmospheric “greenhouse effect” itself. The authors examine definitions of “greenhouse effect” by three respected sources (the Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy; the Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics; and Encyclopedia Britannica Online). They show how each uses ill-defined global concepts (such as “mean temperature”), confuse infrared radiation with heat (they’re different), incorrectly describe the physics inside a glass greenhouse, and use other terms unsupported by the laws of physics.
Thus, scientific support for the man-made global warming hoax slowly collapses while politicians rush to lock in massive international wealth-redistribution in its name. Those pesky “greenhouse gases” just don’t behave in a politically correct manner.

Comments on Dr. Ollila’s Claims that Greenhouse Effect Calculations Violate Energy Conservation

March 12th, 2020

Once again I am being drawn into defending the common explanation of Earth’s so-called “greenhouse effect” as it is portrayed by the IPCC, textbooks, and virtually everyone who works in atmospheric radiation and thermodynamics.

To be clear, I am not defending the IPCC’s predictions of future climate change… just the general explanation of the Earth’s greenhouse effect, which has a profound influence on global temperatures as well as on weather.

As we will see, much confusion arises about the greenhouse effect due to its complexity, and the difficulty in expressing that complexity accurately with words alone. In fact, the IPCC’s greenhouse effect “definition” quoted by Dr. Ollila is incomplete and misleading, as anyone who understands the greenhouse effect should know.

As we will see, in the case of something as complicated as the greenhouse effect, a simplified worded definition should never be the basis for quantitative calculations; instead, complicated calculations are sometimes only poorly described with words.

What is the “Greenhouse Effect”?

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  1. rogerglewis says:

    In the economic decline of any civilization, political elites routinely call on a very limited playbook: more debt, more regulation, more restriction on freedoms, more debasement of the currency, more taxation, and more insidious enforcement.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/all-transactions-to-be-conducted-in-the-presence-of-a-tax-collector-2012-4?r=US&IR=T

  2. rogerglewis says:

    Harvard economist and Kennedy supporter, John K. Galbraith, confirmed the Council’s influence: “Those of us who had worked for the Kennedy election were tolerated in the government for that reason and had a say, but foreign policy was still with the Council on Foreign Relations people.”

    https://twitter.com/GrubStreetJorno/status/1239173233167020032

    https://swprs.org/the-american-empire-and-its-media/

    https://twitter.com/GrubStreetJorno/status/1239173504882413570

  3. rogerglewis says:

    https://twitter.com/GrubStreetJorno/status/1239180012911316992 Learning from Others with different world views, Politics or opinions, an extreme example.

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