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The Useful and the Useless, by Robert Gore

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 25, 2017

The Useful and the Useless, by Robert Gore

Centralization serves the needs of government and its dependents. Honest production and exchange require little government, perhaps none at all.

It will come as a surprise to many, but governments cannot suspend reality. Their arsenal, when things break down, comes down to their arsenal: the capacity to coerce. Violence or its threat enables governments to exact compliance. Proponents of government power invariably see themselves exercising it. Once the ship hits the iceberg, it will be obvious that governments’ guns are not wands, freeing citizens from the necessity of producing as much or more than they consume. They cannot compel innovators to innovate or producers to produce. While coercive power comes from one end of a gun, none of the powers that produce progress (and the gun) magically materialize at the other end.

Trump’s supporters by and large do useful things, or are angry because they’re prevented from doing useful things. They build, engineer, manufacture, plant, grow, operate, maintain, repair, transport, and sell the things we find useful or essential. When we ram the iceberg, their skills, brains, and adaptability will be sorely needed.

Politicians and bureaucrats and the millions dependent on them for their fake jobs, income, food, shelter, transportation, and medical care will find little demand for their skills, such as they are. The useful may well conclude that keeping them alive is more trouble than it’s worth. 

Honest production and exchange require little government, perhaps none at all. 

Have you asked yourself why “free Trade” agreements need thousands of pages of rules and regulations, plus tens of thousands of pages for implementation?  How does adding two thousand pages to the federal tax code simplify it?

It is all about control and government bureaucrats knowing what is best for you, because you don’t. It for your own good.  If only one child…

Government’s main function is to use guns and badges to perpetuate itself.

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