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Monday, June 27, 2016

Statist Elitism in One Single Quote

"The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate."
--- President Martin Schultz of the European Parliament, 2016*

It's no wonder that current political-social-economic events such as the Brexit Vote have begun to surface. Centralized power is beginning to be challenged everywhere, and centralists and their welfare-addicted herds are throwing tantrums as their control and very existence is being threatened. Statist Elitists such as President Schultz of the EU Governance have always scorned and feared individual self-determination, let alone a whole nation group of such individuals.

I have always suggested that these Statist Elitists types harbor an inner "hollow core" empty psyche of hatred, fear, and anger towards themselves, others, and life itself. This is why they are obsessed with control over everything from free individuals to whole nations and economies. Control over people is their only axiomatic purpose in life.

The man after power over people, the ultimate second-hander, to paraphrase Ayn Rand from her novel The Fountainhead.

See my Hollow Core Cartoon from 2010.

John Dick

* Reported from the Zero Hedge website. See full article at this link.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Why Businesses Leave America or Close

By John E. Dick © 2016

1. Heavy Taxes and Fees Burden
-- Corporate Taxes, Income Taxes, Property Taxes, Business and Licensing Fees, Additional State and Local Municipality Taxes and Fees, etc.

2. Government Forced Regulations, Controls, and Limits
-- Federal Agency (EPA, FDA, etc.) and State/Local Agency Compliance, Additional State/Local Regulations and Controls, Anti-Trust Laws, Forced Family Leave Acts, etc.

3. Labor Costs
-- Minimum Wage Laws, Disability Insurance, Social Security & Medicare Tax, ObamaCare & OSHA Compliance, Increased Liability Insurance, Discrimination Liability, Control of Hiring, etc.

4. Litigation Costs
-- Increased Legal Fees, Court Costs, Bogus Law Suits, Increased Liability Costs, etc.

5. ObamaCare (The A.C.A.)
-- Compliance Costs, Labor Disruptions, etc.

6. Union Thuggery and Unrealistic Demands
-- Union Collusion with Government Force, Unrealistic Wage and Entitlement Demands, etc.

7. Excessive Government Welfare Costs
-- Growing Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Competition Bailouts, Subsidies, Entitlement Demands, Growing Food Stamps Program, etc.

8. Government Cronyism and Forced Monopolies
-- Business not allowed to compete freely because of Coercive Government Law & Force in certain Business Markets, certain Geographic Areas, certain Products and Services, across State Lines, Government Favoritism and Subsidies, etc.

9. Federal Reserve and Government Ruin of the Private Banking System and US Dollar
-- Ruin through Regulations, Controls, Interest Manipulation, Fiat Money Expansion (Inflation), Destruction of Private Savings, etc.

10. American Anti-Business and Anti-Profit Culture
-- The public using the “Hammer” of Government to “Squash” Evil Businesses, and Redistribute the Wealth and Profits of such Businesses.

Note: All of these factors are attacking Property Rights and Economic Freedom. American Business in general is caught between a rock and a hard place. It is no wonder that their only choices are to get in bed with government (cronyism), risk taking a chance with a foreign government by leaving the US, or simply closing up shop. Hell, I too would either leave or quit if my fellow Americans hated and abused me as much.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

"Fugitive from Asteron" Book Review

I love it when I read a new book whose story grabs my attention from the start and captivates me through to the end. It is rare, but I have just read such a book.

Fugitive from Asteron, the latest novel by author Gen LaGreca, is not only a well written and fast-paced science fiction adventure story, it is also a story about love and the rebirth of one man’s attitude and spirit about life as a free individual who was enslaved for years in a faraway tyrannical world. The novel’s basic intrigue, however, arises from the age-old universal struggle of tyranny versus individual freedom, in the eventual conflict of these two opposing worlds, and which of these worlds will survive.

But what I personally loved most about this new novel was Ms. LaGreca’s continual injection of the amazing wonders discovered in the world of freedom by the novel’s main character, Alex, despite his own heroic struggles to save that world. Ms. LaGreca’s wonderful descriptions of the free world’s inventions, private property, prosperity, and the inhabitants’ character and relationships were so enticing. I found myself wanting to learn more and more about the story’s world of freedom, a place where I would want to live.

We normally don’t get to taste such a view of how things could be in a free world from contemporary literature. It is always so refreshing when we do. And my impressions were confirmed from this particular quote in Fugitive from Asteron:

“… I laughed – easily, freely, lavishly, the way we Earthlings do.”


You may order Fugitive from Asteron either as a paper-published version or as an electronic-book version from Amazon.

Also visit the publisher: Winged Victory Press.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

False Premises

From my personal pen ---

"If you live under false premises, your life is a forgery."
- John Dick, © 23 October 2015

A is A. You can try to ignore and avoid reality, but you can never escape it.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Don't Assume Teachers are Smarter

Sometimes there are other postings form other sources I just have to share. And this is one of those.

An interesting, and insightful, article about our America’s current “schooling” system. Worth the read. From the NotPC Blog, “Don’t Assume I'm Smarter Than My Builder.”

I love what the author says at the end: “So, no, Tom, I am not smarter than you; we’re both pretty smart. It’s just that our school-influenced culture wrongly tells us that what I do is more cerebral and therefore requires more intelligence than what you do. And that’s a bad assumption.”

Also, please see my own 2008 commentary about the subject of education in my comparative blog Capitalism vs. Statism.


Friday, August 7, 2015

Best Fake Business Motto

Best Fake Business Motto
By John E. Dick © 2015

Okay, so I had to make this up. That's humor.

Best fake business motto from fictitious international "insultant" company

"Because you deserve it."