Tag: free market
On this small-business Saturday, free market concepts should be important. In the USA, corporate-owned politicians have put into place laws and policies that significantly undermine local sole proprietorship in favor of chain store privilege.
The topic of the awkward Trump tariff has roiled in one’s mind for some time, and it is mystifying that few others notice this albatross around the neck of the US public. Typically a tariff is imposed in order to balance American imports and exports to enhance exports over imports to accomplish the end of cash flowing into the USA rather than out of the USA. The US governing body duopoly of Democrats and Republicans have collaborated over years to send manufacturing and jobs overseas. And so to place a tax upon imports accomplishes nothing other than further taxing the US consumer. One has heard bureaucrats ‘splain away the Trump tariff by saying it was implemented for geo-political reasons. This charmingly snarky ‘splanation is typical of the jargon that passes for news these days. And too many of the public smiles and nods and says “oh, okay”.
Some people attempted to warn young ladies that patriarchy would attack personal Choice, and were labeled as radical Feminists for so warning. Another warning is that capitalism isn’t a free market. Patriarchal Establishment continues to use labels appropriate to free markets in our capitalistic system; one such definition being inflation when a better definition is price gouging. On a continuum and particularly with Citizens United-purchased lawmakers, capitalism becomes organized crime. The target is the US public.
So many ways to do better
https://www.ecowatch.com/pollinator-gardens-bus-stop-roofs-europe.html –Across Europe, more and more bus stops are sporting a new look — with lush green roofs designed to support pollinators. The number of bus stops topped with pollinator gardens is expected to increase another 50% in the UK alone by the end of this year.
To provide relief to targets of predatory debt and educational institutions, mirrors similar approaches by government to the disease-care industry. In both scenarios the middleman is protected at the expense of the targets and byway of politicians bought into public “service” via Citizens United who are deft at maintaining the structure which is capitalistic hierarchical Establishment that in another place and time could be called dictatorship, and that has little to do with free market principles.
It’s almost as though global oligarchs regardless of nation of origin have found an excellent distraction for the transfer of wealth from the 100% to the 1%
The bait-and-switch heard in the USA that capitalism is anti-state is used along with lies that capitalism uses free-market concepts. But the most dangerous lie from capitalistic hierarchy is that US-current ideoogy about anti-state-ness is unshackled from imperialism and colonialism. The blatant FACT of requirement of The Military-Industrial Complex to maintain global supremacy by American oligarchs should be a topic of discussion.
Indoctrination that a so-called free market is the best system by which to provide opportunity for the most people can be questioned. This has been the co-option by capitalistic hierarchical Establishment that has taken this concept and twisted it into a Pyramid Scheme economy. Now would be a great time to reconsider control by those who may have tendencies toward self-promotion rather than to maintaining a livable planet including human rights and rights of nature.
IS PR MISINFORMATION?
Fiscal policy that encourages if not mandates that both Mom and Dad must compete in the so-called workforce also supports use of our educational system as babysitters funded by property taxes imposed upon homeowners. Globalism that sent jobs overseas ensured poverty-level wages that enrich capitalistic hierarchical Establishment. Who knew our school systems seem responsible for feeding children, too? This was once the responsibility of parents who in 2021 are funneled away from family life and into that purported workforce. In other words, the priority in our capitalistic system is using We The People in a corporate framework rather than as respected citizens for which a free market functions. Extraordinary property taxes to fund the educational system as babysitters encourages Mom and Dad to maintain workforce lifestyle in place of family life, due to simple economic desperation.
Before reading this, perhaps we could all go out and buy something at a local business. The need for a small business Saturday seems a response to black Friday. We would all be the better for recognizing patterns rather than specifics. What is the connection or lack thereof with small businesses, multi-national corporations, The Military-Industrial Complex, and Climate Change?
Tyranny hasn’t historically been expressed, debated and then voted into reality. Tyranny more typically is a slow immersion byway of propaganda, lies, persuasion and control by hierarchical greed and privilege. Often tyrants pose as saviors. The public doesn’t need a savior. The public needs human and environmental rights.
The story of local small businesses that have been destroyed by chain stores is a bygone conclusion and has changed the USA away from free markets into hierarchical capitalism. The result hasn’t been good for the majority of the public. A reason for this transformation of life in the USA may be privilege bestowed by bureaucrats toward wealthy and enabled entities and people. This reality seems to continue and to suppose a better outcome now than was the case 30 years ago is a fools game.
Capitalism like communism is hierarchical and requires subservience from the public. A Free Press is uncomfortable to hierarchy.
chi·can·er·y— the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose. — Corporate-owned-state-influenced MSM talking heads giggle when they hear this word they seem to believe is archaic. The word is still relevant, but has been white-washed away by capitalistic hierarchical Establishment.
C-Span hosted a discussion with Grover Norquist, the anti-corporate-tax lobbyist. His sales presentation for capitalism is quite ’80’s. It’s like the public hasn’t lived the reality and has experience to compare alongside his fantasy.