Posted 5 years ago on April 27, 2013, 12:03 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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The flaw with conservative economics in general and libertarian thinking in particular is the failure to understand that an economy is what we do to supply ourselves with the stuff of life.
The libs and cons apparently believe that an economy is a structure built for them to use to grow wealthy by abstract manipulation, without the need to personally labor at the production of any real thing. Perhaps more importantly, they fail to perceive that any economy is inherently collective in that without the participation of others their can be no such thing as commerce or trade.
To prove the latter assertion I suggest a thought experiment. Put all the rich investors and their hangers on, managers, overseers and wannabes on a desert island. Take away all input from the lower classes. That means they have nothing produced by their employees or anyone other than themselves. They'll have no tools or weapons or cars or houses or food or workers to do for them. They'll have no clothing, medicine, money or anything else we produce collectively. See how long they survive by their own hard work and nothing produced by ours, taking orders from them.
Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, may you rest in peace in your libertarian heaven, in which no moochers will disturb you in any way.