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War – The Last Option of a Failing Economy

The big banks, the big insurance companies and the U.S. Government are just separate departments of the same corporation. These unified multi-billion dollar corporations are already bankrupt! Why do I say this; because they have fallen into the biggest economic trap of all time by leveraging wealth they don’t possess. When the only way to keep the ledger in the black, is by borrowing money, the economic future of the country that allows this practice is on borrowed time!

Investment is a matter of trust. If everyone were to ask for their investment money back, the debt would be too great to be repaid! The power and influence that large corporations have is on paper only. If Congress wants to crawl out from under the rock of “investment tyranny”, it is going to take real courage. I don’t expect that will happen but I hope I’m wrong. The most likely scenario will be war! War is not a cure to these economic ills but yet another wrong path, which only gives the illusion of a cure.

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History

repeating itself.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

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When you can't start any more wars...

just let someone else start one. Right?

DPRK is like Lincoln Logs - the last toy remaining after the spoiled child has smashed all the others. The main difference being that these Lincoln Logs have nukes.

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

That's pretty much where

That's pretty much where we're headed. The President knows the American people won't let him start another war, but hey if we force a third world country into attacking us again it'll just be fair game just like 9/11

...and speaking to the title of the thread...

China is in a position now similar to where the U.S. was, both before and after the phony cold war - it needs a good war somewhere to distract the people as well as to justify Keynesian spending philosophies like 'full employment', i.e. jobs as soldiers. The key difference is that unlike the U.S., China is not 'war-weary', they are just as bloodthirsty as any good ol' boy, and to top it off there is a shortage of females - 2 million or so - meaning 2 million young Chinese men have exactly 0% prospects for starting a family...

http://www.dailypaul.com/272617/substitutes-for-the-function...

Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

A failed economy does not equal War

I would like to point out one thing.
Lets take the title, “War – The Last Option of a Failing Economy”. In this essay Nick makes the claim that a failed economy may lead to war, that it is highly probable, very likely, or to be expected. If that is NOT his claim, then he might want to correct my impression (and most readers impression), right there.

It might be news to you and many libertarians (myself included) that the historical evidence economic collapse = war is not a good one. Its neither probable, or likely, or to be expected.

To find out more, you might enjoy reading Dr. Pinker’s new book, THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE: Why Violence Has Declined. Here he is not only familiar with Enlightenment/libertarian ideas, but he shows a remarkable amount of data in its support.

And most interestingly, he points out what real world conditions that do make war probable, likely, or to be expected (an economic collapse is not one of them).

So we all should give this book a chance and open ourselves up to perspective that we may never have understood before.

Treg

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The tricky part is manuevering the other guy

into firing the first shot, or at least making it appear that he did.