06 August 2011

Second law of thermonuclear economics.

That would be the law that what can't go on forever won't. As demonstrated by decades and decades of socialist and fascist economics enthusiastically embraced by every ignorant liberal in the country despite warnings on the scale of a plague of Egyptian grasshoppers.
These volatile details matter, but the underlying problem remains unchanged: The economies of Europe and the United States have arrived at the moment when they no longer have any conceivable hope of being able to pay for the huge public commitments they've amassed the past 40 years. This year's "debt crisis" has been building for decades. European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet finished his public statement yesterday by calling on Europe, for the umpteenth time, to do "comprehensive structural reform."

. . . President Obama's primary contribution, after he joined the talks, was to insist that the deal include tax increases, of all things, amid high unemployment and weak growth. . . .

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. . . and the Federal Reserve has poured oceans of cash into the markets.

The Keynesians have fired all their ammo, and here we are, going south.
Liberals have loved science and what it portended from the demonstrable benefit of rigorous logic applied to meticulous data collection. Where liberals could interfere with economics by means of the political process, however, it was greed and expediency all the way, defended by scurrilous attack on all who attempted to sound the alarm. As is true with all objections to liberal, progressive, socialist, statist, fascist, and/or communist madness and treachery.

"The Global Rout. The Keynesians have fired all their ammo and here we are." Wall Street Journal, 8/5/11 (emphasis added).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was Keysian theory, all blanks, and now they're in the "long run". I think the AGW crew will send help, hopefully in the form of ZERO budgeting for the government funded warmists. indy

Col. B. Bunny said...

Theoretically, we're all in the "long run," as you know, I'm sure.

Do you mean the anti-AGW crew will help? Anything that dries up warmist funding is all to the good, but it's a drop in the bucket given the scale of of our fiscal problems.