The laws of economics and morality are set. They are not to be molded or shaped, only discovered. The marketplace does not bode well for those who choose to make up their own rules. In a world of clear economic laws, there will always be winners and losers. This is to the benefit of us all.
Please enjoy my recent conversation with Nelson Chartrand. Herein we discussed his path to Anarcho Capitalism, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard, Creature from Jekyll Island, Frederic Bastiat, Larken Rose, Economics in One Lesson, Cuba at present, economic climate, Socialism and Communism confusion, socialized medicine, Cuban experiment, imprisonment of freedom lovers, hunger strike story, obtaining food in Cuba, future plans of the Cuban Libertarian Party and more!
“La libertad solo existe cuando no es de nadie.”
“Liberty only exists when it doesn’t come from anyone.”
The circle of life as it relates to nature (dead plant matter), business, and the economy is such that resources are always conserved and can never be destroyed. In the natural world there is a clear cycle of birth, growth, death, and birth. There is no waste. All resources are conserved. Even in death resources go to support new life.
As it is in the natural world so to it is in the economic world. Businesses are born, grow, perish, and new businesses are born. It takes a vast amount of resources to start a new business and attempt to provide value. Through their patronage or lack thereof only the consumers can decide if the market is well served by this new business. If the market rejects it then it is by definition an inefficient allocation of scarce resources and its best value to the market is in death. This frees up those scarce resources to be used by other intrepid and bold entrepreneurs to try their hand at serving the market.
This natural process can be interfered and meddled with only when coercion and force is introduced into this magnificently functioning symphony i.e. the State. At this point it becomes a cacophony of zombie undead institutions, artificially propped up and unnaturally maintained. Reality can be staved off only for so long. To believe resources are not scarce does not make them so. Statism is a self-destructive ideology, from whose ashes a wonder will emerge of epic proportions that will catapult human progress to the stratosphere and beyond. I look to the future with bright and hopeful eyes at what magnificent splendor awaits us.
We must be civil and courteous to everyone we meet. If the sentiment is not reciprocated, respectfully retreat, no argument or hostility is required. There is no shame in accepting some people to be incompatible with one’s nature. We all discriminate with who we choose to spend the valuable finite amount of time we have on Earth. This is at the direct expense of other people. There is no time for insults, shaming, and degradation. Spend your precious time with only those who inspire, motivate, and uplift you. In helping each other we become stronger. The rising tide raises all boats.
Role playing games use skill points, experience points, and such to level up playable characters, learning how to communicate is a lot like that. We learn how to interact with others based on what people know while we are children first. We can only learn by social behavior to begin with.
After that we can ask other questions. However, learning how to communicate beyond what we pick up subconsciously seems to be a little more difficult. Words have meaning. And these meanings can be altered or interpreted differently based on a number of different stimuli.
Body language, tone of voice, inflection, word choice, and actual comprehended definition of a word can all affect the perspective of others we communicate with. Most importantly of all of these things is the difference between observation and judgment.
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