Tag Archives: self interest

When some are above the law.

Dear Friends, It seems to me, when some are above the law, why should anyone follow it? It is common sense that when laws are selectively enforced, they only serve the elite, not the society at large. Laws that serve … Continue reading

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What is in the self interest of the elite?

Dear Friends, It seems to me, People, all people, act in our own self interest. It is possible then, to reason from emphatic self interest or in other words, discerning motivations, to predict actions. When confronted with a fire, for … Continue reading

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Violence as a Means to Control Followers

Dear Friends, It seems to me, if your ideas mush be enforced with violence, those who leave your sect must be killed and you spread your ideology through conquest, you must have self esteem issues. Confident people, institutions and groups … Continue reading

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Why there is so much money in politics

Dear Friends, It seems to me, the perennial question in politics is, what comes first the money in politics or the corruption? That question misses the point however, if the power of the state hadn’t grown to the magnitude and … Continue reading

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Pragmatism, The American Philosophy

Dear Friends, It seems to me, pragmatism is the quintessential American philosophy, it embodies everything our founders believed. The US founding was based on a market system… of ideas, economics, politics and philosophy. In a marketplace, ideas, products, and even … Continue reading

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Why Our jobs are dwindling, Wages are Stagnating and Wall Street is Raging.

  Dear Friends,   I wonder, why would a big company spend money on plant, equipment or it’s workforce, when government is all too happy to drive the competitors out of business with regulation? Government regulations protect companies with political … Continue reading

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What Does “Economy” Really Mean?

Dear Friends, It seems to me, the term “economy” is too nebulous to really define anything effectively. It has so many parts that understanding it in any meaningful way eludes even the most astute thinker. If we break the term … Continue reading

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Lies, Politicians and Self Interest

Dear Friends, It seems to me that everybody lies. Some people lie occasionally to spare the feelings of others, some lie to make themselves seem bigger than they are, some folks lie when the truth would serve them better… but … Continue reading

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Government as Gatekeeper

Dear Friends, It seems to me, when government is the gatekeeper of all the goods in society, politics filters those goods. By gatekeeper, I mean that everything and every action by the individual and organizations, must be recognized and allowed … Continue reading

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Envy and Self Interest

Dear Friends, It seems to me our leaders have absolutely no concept of how the market system works or the implications of destroying it. Obama’s executive order the other day is a prime example of this. In his speech he … Continue reading

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