Posted 2 months ago on Feb. 5, 2021, 5:12 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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Like a feudal lord who extracts so much rent from his tenants that they can no longer work to produce wealth for him to appropriate, the FIRE Sector has profited during the pandemic, while the real economy we depend on to produce necessary goods has been decimated.
One might say that the hospitality industry and such services are not really necessary. But they're much more useful than billionaires. Our masters point to things we didn't have 100 years ago. They do so to take credit and encourage complacency about their extractions. And that sort of progress includes many of the entertainment and recreational products that have suffered, while Wall St. prospered in the past year.
When we examine the past 70 years more carefully, we realize that the conservatives in America have been working to first slow and then reverse the progress that had been steady since the mid 1930s. The force toward regression increased about 1970. Nixon began to impede useful progress and Reagan stopped it and turned it around. While there continues to be some areas of progress, it's been economically regressive for most of us since at latest 1982. The only growth for most people has been growth of debt, which is one and the same as the profit of investors. The rate of compound interest and profits is the exponential concentration of wealth with the top ten percent.
Like a profligate lord 1000 years ago, the Wall St. billionaires have destroyed the economy that produces their wealth. They make money out of thin air. That is: their profits are created on the ledgers of the banks that leverage their stock purchases, while the production of real goods and material services no longer play a significant role in their imaginary enterprises.
The real economy is being fatally burned in the FIRE on Wall St. The arsonist billionaires and their conservative accomplices are totally oblivious to their destruction of the real economy that must exist for the money they create to be useful.
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