The Matrix Exposed
If I only had:
– Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor
by Thad Beversdorf
I define corporatism as an economic model, such as our existing, that prioritizes short term profit maximization above everything else even consuming all other aspects of society to attain that goal. Now I try not to simply opine on matters I discuss but attempt to substantiate my claims with objective quantitative analysis. And yet it amazes me the number of ‘experts’ and otherwise out there that don’t just disagree with me but quite aggressively take exception to my claims.
What is really fascinating to me is that so many stringent supporters of corporatism honestly believe they are proponents of capitalism. And it is for them that I’ve set out to unleash the iniquitous truth with such clarity so as to finally sever their misplaced loyalties to those false authorities who would have them not only believe but defend that the system is, in fact, what ‘They’ say it is.
Now before we go on, I must warn you there is a potential risk lying somewhere between jest and certainty that you will never see the world the same way again. And so if this is something that will cause you a sense of unending doom then perhaps best to click over to CNBC. And so….
“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”
Recently I provided some charts that show Wall Street profits up some 800% over the past 30 years while over that same period median weekly earnings for the American worker have risen about 9%. The point of this was not to make a moral judgement about central bankers (I’ll leave that to you), but to highlight the fact that policy objectives are best understood through policy results. Now in today’s world of continuously updated news, facts and figures it becomes almost impossible to gauge real progress. We rarely ever hear about YoY results anymore let alone 5 year or 10 year results.
Our standard of measure is relative to yesterday or at most last quarter. This allows the artistic freedom of seasonality adjustments. You see YoY results don’t require seasonal adjustments and that means the raw figures would have to be exposed. And well, that is a dangerous proposition for any government office or agency. But by keeping us focused on a new individual leaf each day they have prevented us from noticing the forest has burned down around us.
So take a step back with me and let’s look at the long term results to see exactly what the policy objectives have and continue to be. What we are about to see is that for those not already in retirement and especially for those just entering the real economy today the economic future is menacing and most will not survive it.