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a critique

getting ready for bed. saw the link, expected a lively, intellectual discussion so i grabbed a few beers and got horizontal.

now, i've only seen the first zeitgeist. i thought it was okay. didn't see the rest.

pressed play. 26 minutes in and this dude is clearly a shyster.

he drones on in the typical, hyper-complex way of not explaining anything. the kind that you get when someone wants to obfuscate their real intentions.

am i mistaken, or he is advocating technocratic (mercantile, whatever you choose) rule? guy claims that he used to be libertarian, but argues the root cause of all our problems is the competitive nature of the markets. because voluntary, mutually beneficial interactions in a free market are really evil, aren't they?

maybe you just don't understand because you're not as enlightened as him.

he's really just boo-hooing that you actually have to produce something in order to survive.

also, somehow actually believes money is irrelevant. (did he just say, "neutralizing the market economy as fast as possible?" yes, he did.) i guess since he mentioned mises, we must assume he has absorbed his knowledge and has progressed beyond it.

"Dr. Hoenikker used to say that any scientist who couldn't explain to an eight-year-old what he was doing was a charlatan."

- Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle"

put it this way: the entirety of human knowledge is easily understandable by even the most foolish of fools. it derives from logic. if someone is confounding you, you're getting scammed.

ole joeseph is selling you a used car, folks.

(that said, thanks sharpsteve for sharing! i look at this as a positive criticism.)