"Not understanding the process of a spontaneously-ordered economy goes hand-in-hand with not understanding the creation of resources and wealth."
Julian Simon
[Julian Lincoln Simon] (1932-1998) Professor of economics, author, Senior Fellow at the Cato
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Economics is a natural law not to be tampered with. Only simple rules to prevent monopolies and trusts from cornering the market are necessary.
 -- cal, Lewisville, tx     
    Unfortunately the progressive mind cannot resist the temptation to make everything fair and just to an impossibly ridiculous degree that flies in the face of basic human nature always chasing that elusive Utopian dream of heaven on earth.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
    Wow, cal and Mike nailed it.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    Cal, the natural law of economics was tampered with when property and payroll tax came along. Mike " heaven on earth " is a bit much. Seeing heaven starts where the ground stops. A peaceful agricultural based society is where we were before the civil war. When the industrializing north wanted natural resources and cheap labor, they stole it, implemented property tax, funny money, and eventually payroll tax. Economic liberty and freedom for the individual destroyed, the foundation crumbles. Folly is set in great dignity, all the while the rich get richer and the slave remains a slave.
    Five stars for nothing, Robbing your neighbor of their resources and wealth is more to the order of the governments functions of today.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    It is the establishment's job to make sure our representatives do not ever really understand this, and thus neither will the people. Look at the choices we get to vote for -- stooges all of them. Anyone who really understands the problem and makes an argument for the abolition of the predatory monetary system is laughed at. The sooner we get that our presidential candidates are chosen for us by the financial interests who hold all the nation's debt to keep the plunder going, the sooner we may be able to topple this racket.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    @Archer :)
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    A good overview analogy. The control freaks and otherwise occupying statist theocracy infesting this land neither understand the process of a spontaneously-ordered economy nor, understand the creation of resources and wealth.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Explore more, for our learning Mike. We are all ears. Focus !
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    Ron, what quickly comes to mind is; Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Fiscal law (as exists superior to all of carnal man’s efforts to implement unlawful economies - socialism and Keynesian economics are antithetical to fiscal law, for example) is viewed by carnal man as a spontaneouls-ordering. The more an individual sins, transgresses or commits iniquities (lives antithetical to the laws of nature and nature’s God) the greater the chaos. The greater the chaos, the greater the perceived need for more control and force. More control and force equates to greater chaos. Said addictive cycle spirals away from resource and wealth creation. Order is the systematic influence that assures lawful expression to all. Spontaneous would be that which develops outside man’s direct involvement.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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