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Economic Issues for Think Tanks and Radio Talk Show Hosts - Capitalism and Socialism

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Expert Author Lance Winslow
Welcome to modern talk, in this rather thrilling day of October, 22, 2012, yes a Monday, with an thrilling stock market curler coaster and the closing presidential debate. It seems that the economic system is certainly nonetheless the front and center. As the profits on Wall Street roll in we see extensive headwinds for our economic system on the way to have an effect on the outcome of this election, both a slender margin of victory for the incumbent or possibly a surprise loss. Some could say that this financial system will be one that impacts America's future, and everybody has their views on how and why.

Since you're among the politically willing, and economically wise, I suppose these days we ought to speak approximately socialism and capitalism. Okay so, for this radio show or if you are reading the transcript in a web article permit's set a few ground regulations. First off, I talk and also you pay attention, and after I am finished you can name in or in case you are reading this on-line, you can go away a remark under. Realize which you have to have an highbrow purpose for responding, not simply rehashed talking factors, or something you read someplace, we've already heard those issues - so bring your thoughts and remarks anew. Now then, allow me begin, my first topic is;

1.) Too Much Choice - Sure Blame it On Free-Market Capitalism If You Want, But I "Like" It

There changed into an interesting article in Brain World Fall 2012 difficulty titled; "I Can't Decide - Why an Increase in Choices Decreases Our Happiness," by means of Lauran Migliore. The creator indicates that having an excessive amount of free-market capitalism and too many buy picks we are somehow hurting our souls, brains, and psyche, which would possibly sound like a valid argument on the surface, however I might put up to you that those communists that only ate bread and potatoes couldn't likely had been as glad as I am going into my neighborhood grocery shop with an abundance of everything, almost whatever I ought to likely ever need to devour.

Personally, I do not need to put on a Mao outfit like all and sundry else, nor do I need to force a car like absolutely everyone else, and I might post to you that specialization is a good issue and leads to choices to exercising our individuality, pursue happiness, and revel in our existence studies with general freedom - "Freedom of Choice" as Milton Friedman would have exclaimed. Socialism is extra frequently than not where individualism is decreased to the low shallowness enjoy of the Borg. Where all and sundry belongs to the entire and is to locate happiness in some thing larger than self, as a result, negating self, that means self-actualization isn't always and can not be realized. Don't purchase it; read Ayn Rand's novels.

Those who condemn loose-marketplace capitalism have to comprehend the blessings of preference, even the abundance of options for personalization and freedom of expression. Finding ways to further attack abundance, even for an educational "social scientist" is alternatively puzzling and aggrandizing in a self-serving agenda pushed manner. Fortunately, despite the fact that this have a look at would possibly have amble facts points to indicate their speculation, I for one absolutely would not want the opportunity - little or no desire. This is a long way from the primary study of this kind nevertheless, the other side of the coin isn't so quite both.

Do we blame big groups for such a lot of options in our retail marts? Are corporations with their advertising and advertising and marketing, in conjunction with branding complicated clients, getting humans all stuck up within the worry of loss in case they make the incorrect decision with their purchases? Are they guilty? I locate that rather a harsh assessment to the socialist academic viewpoint - almost hypocritical, because the opportunity would be fewer jobs, fewer businesses, fewer humans hired. Perhaps, anybody may want to best power a white car, and they would all be the equal - would that make you happier?

There were research that once students wear uniforms to school that their persona shines more, and there are fewer clicks, much less jealousy, and greater equitable social fairness, nonetheless, I do not adore it. So, that is my factor right here. Now then, if each car, domestic, and all clothes had been sincerely the equal, then there may best be some corporations producing those things, and they might want to depend upon the government for protectionism - to hold their market strangle-preserve. That would be unfortunate. Now then, could that mean that saving and making an investment would possibly be all of the identical too?

2.) What If Large Corporations Float Bonds and Slowly Pay It Back Out In Dividends Without Profits?

Right now, we've a pleasant window of possibility for big organizations to issue corporate bonds at very low charges, amassing huge amounts of money of their coffers for the future. Thus, they might journey out any recession, outlasting their competitors who perhaps are not strongly rated businesses not able to borrow at the ones ranges. Does this suggest that they might float corporate bonds, then sit at the money despite gradual income, simply pay a dividend for essentially a decade without going for walks out of cash? They might be capable of do that and keep their stock valuations without robust profits.

Perhaps an thrilling article to study on a facet- subject matter to such arguments might be "Debt Fuels a Dividend Boom - Firms Collect Payouts and Investors Get Yield; Reminiscent of the Bubble Era," with the aid of Ryan Dezember and Matt Wirz which became published inside the Wall Street Journal on October 19, 2012.

If our nation has a similarly deepening of our financial woes, then we may want to see this going on. Further, it also way extra capital sitting on the sidelines with out funding, expansion, or the ability for future earnings - this means fewer jobs, factories, and much less studies and improvement. It may want to have a in addition chilling impact, but completely possible if groups are sketchy on the financial future and therefore sit down at the cash, in place of spend it into the economy.

If so, the corporations could be satisfied to spend some of that money doing lobbying to get the playing field unbalancing it in their choose, and thinking about our pay-to-play government political machine, sadly it would be cash well spent. Still, is not this surely the trouble - isn't this why our government is damaged?

Three.) The Crony Capitalism Must Be Stopped In Washington DC - Where Does the Buck Stop?

Some would possibly say that the rate of "crony capitalism" is certainly overplayed, but is it? Look at the cash funneled to Alternative Energy agencies in the course of our so-known as stimulus plan, which was looking to start a brand new enterprise and feature thousands and thousands of Americans hired with the aid of it.

What we were given were few jobs, and we failed to spend money on as lots natural studies as we had to, as we had spent the money on actual companies; choosing winners and losers, or as Mitt Romney said within the presidential debates; "a pal of mine said the Obama Administration is not picking winners and losers, it's picking simplest losers" which I'd say changed into a funny sound chunk, this is if it had been no longer so genuine. It's a sad fact regrettably - Solyndra as an example, to the song of 1/2-a-billion dollars earlier than submitting financial ruin, read The Wall Street Journal editorial;

"The Solyndra Memorial Tax Break," posted on October sixteen, 2012.

Indeed, I assume you will be so taken aback, you will be irritated at everything, if you are not already, because it simply provides insult to damage. Oh you need every other instance, nicely simply because Solyndra became no anomaly, it wasn't a one-off. What about A123 Batteries, or heck, there are so many now, who can rely all the ones failed organizations.

Consider in case you the investments that haven't gone South, however of the same vein, what approximately the investment in Tesla Motor Cars, properly, Elon Musk gave $35,800 to Obama 2012 Victory Fund. This is just another example of crony capitalism for my part, and thoughts you I even have a excessive opinion of Elon as an entrepreneur, I applaud his intensity and ardour. I like the Tesla sports automobile, indeed, I want one. I am positive, he is doing what he should do after Obama bailed out GM, and Tesla should compete with severe favoritism.

Still, if Tesla Motors can not do it without authorities loans, then it's now not properly sufficient. Further if Space X, some other of Elon's agencies which I very much like, if it cannot do it without bribing the government for commercial enterprise or guaranteed loans, then we've got a massive trouble. No, I am not letting Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon, GE, GM or everybody else off the hook, but we've got had enough of this favoritism. Crony capitalism is a real hassle, and incredible corporations do now not want the gain, they have already got it with their economies of scale and ability to comfortable the best expertise, markets, and get entry to to nearly unlimited capital - we referred to company bonds only a moment in the past, recall?

Further, the GM bailout and Chrysler too allowed the ones automobile businesses to break franchising and financial ruin regulations - causing 700 vehicle dealerships owned by way of smaller companies to lose their franchises, clearly because they have been considered a burden to the automobile businesses. What form of a grimy trick became this crushing small groups like that? Further, the bond holders took it inside the shorts with a wave of the magic Obama-Wand disregarding a 100-years of financial disaster laws. If the financial disaster laws are that onerous, then possibly we need a few deregulation, you suspect?

And what did we simply bail out? The unions, pension price range, and Cadillac health care plans, which means a strong voter block for President Obama's reelection at the same time as it looks as if Joe the Plumber really did proportion the wealth, as the ones small business dealerships had been bankrupted rather - terminated franchise agreements with "no recourse" wow - how does that paintings, because as a former franchising organization founder, I've by no means heard of something like that in my existence.

Back to Elon Musk and Tesla, well, they were given cash, offers, guaranteed loans, however turned into that going to hire extra workers, no, robots. Remember they had have to compete with Chinese cheap labor right? Now then, at the same time as it's far actual that it takes plenty of time to train new people to paintings on meeting traces and factories, and because the Los Angeles Times positioned it on October 16, 2012; "Factory Labor Shortage May Rise - The US lacks eighty,000 skilled people however the shortfall may want to go to 875,000 take a look at says," via Tiffany Hsu.

Even so, I might submit to you that it isn't always the government's responsibility to train new workers for company jobs. If we do, we are able to tack that onto the already insane view of the need for corporate welfare. Because that is what it might is if you are schooling employees to paintings in a manufacturing facility on the taxpayer's dollar - all in hopes that you may acquire more taxes from them within the destiny - that is a bad investment, and it's no longer the taxpayer's duty besides.

You see, many of those workers will now not work within the equal manufacturing facility five years from now, and they may need retraining another time. If you supply them retraining twice, and they work for two agencies 5 years each, now they have paid into Social Security for their minimal ten-years, and even if they by no means labored a day of their lifestyles they've labored there 10 years, so once they reach retirement age they get complete blessings; all the time, for the relaxation in their lives. That's now not a winning proposition for the taxpayer, that is not an amazing use of money.

Lastly, why are we giving organizations massive presents, stimulus bailout cash, or guaranteed taxpayer loans whilst they are constructing robot factories? If our intention is to bring more jobs returned inside the marketplace, that is a failed strategy from the get-pass.

Now then, I am k with Six Sigma efficiency, more strength to productivity, regardless if it's miles a robotic or a human doing the paintings, performance creates abundance, better earnings, decrease expenses, however we need to stop this flow of taxpayer's cash, and the government is not imagined to be within the enterprise of funding corporations, or saving inefficient stagnant bureaucratic ones, and back to Ayn Rand, isn't always this only a replay of one among her novels displaying the troubles with socialism and crony capitalism?

Four.) Forward, March! Socialism Is Marching to New Heights In America

We've built the greatest country ever within the records of mankind, we did it with loose-market capitalism, and it's labored properly. Socialism has just been a disaster in which ever it's been tried, simply study the country of Europe proper now. Would you simply study what is going on inside the international? In Europe we have a complete denial when it comes to free-market capitalism. In reality, in the Economist March 31, 2012 edition there has been an interesting article titled; "An Inconvenient Truth," in which he showed a graph and chart in which respondents in France have been requested if they idea the free-market system become the best. The percent is down from just over forty% in 2002 to 30% in 2010. Even decrease now in 2012 however no estimate changed into given.

Of course, France isn't the handiest nation which has became its returned on loose-market capitalism, all the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain) have as nicely but that is k they may be doing even worse. Why we're permitting the United States of America to slide into the grass of socialism is beyond me. We've visible in which that debt cliff ends in in this in some distance too many countries in human records. Look at the state of affairs in Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Ecuador to simply call a few. Not lengthy in the past, I got an exciting question from a young entrepreneur who wanted to start a commercial enterprise in Ecuador he requested;

five.) Should I Start a Mobile Oil Change Business in Ecuador?

The solution is really not, it might be a horrific idea. It does not make feel to start a commercial enterprise in a socialist kingdom. After all, if you are a business man or woman, and you are making money, you will be taxed to death, and all the whilst mistreated, and labeled because the bad man. Why would anybody need to position themselves thru that? Speaking of which, why are we doing it right here in our very own country. Mitt Romney in the current presidential debate stated that small corporations account for two-thirds of our employment. Many socialist academic elitists trust that those aren't desirable jobs. That's baloney, ask a person who has a activity at a small enterprise if they'd as an alternative not have a activity.

It can be real that the ones jobs do no longer come with Cadillac healthcare advantages, union wages, or inherently not possible pensions (unsustainable), however I could publish to you that many union jobs only exist because of protectionism, government intervention, and crony capitalism in the first region. The small enterprise individual is a loose-market company. This is wherein consumers and sellers come together of their own unfastened will and free desire - bear in mind we discussed free preference in free-market capitalism formerly.

Many authorities unions are also unsustainable. There turned into a completely exciting article inside the Los Angeles instances on October 20th discussing a number of the challenges that San Bernardino goes thru looking to offer pension and advantages to 1600 retired employees, those underfunded pensions are a large challenge, and one of the problems with their financial disaster. Also study the Wall Street Journal article "City Challenges Norm on Pain into CalPERS," by way of Michael Corkery. I suppose by the time you are achieved studying those two articles you may simply exchange your views, in case you manifest to disagree with me.

Just due to the fact businesses can promise pensions these days, does not mean they'll be able to pay them tomorrow, simply as many city, county, and kingdom authorities corporations will now not be capable of both. The federal government might be a extraordinary tale in that regard due to the fact they could hold printing money, but that just makes absolutely everyone else's money nugatory. Welcome to socialism, and the calamity that awaits us if we hold down this route. The real undertaking is that many Americans are completely oblivious to this truth, they watch the debates, listen to the news media, and watch a few political advertisements on TV and anticipate they may be informed electorate; they are not.

6.) Are US Voters and Citizens Being Distracted With Political Rhetoric - Let's Talk

On one hand, we have politicians claiming that we want youngsters to go to high school with a view to stay in the 21st century with regards to entrepreneurship and innovation. Then, we've politicians propping up antique stodgy bureaucratic industries, preventing new innovations from coming to the market. It's the complete Motley Fools "rule makers and rule breakers" syndrome. On one hand we want extra innovation, and which means more synthetic intelligence, computer systems, robotics, new materials, and new alternative strength techniques.

Of direction, the quicker we carry this stuff to market the greater they project the popularity quo and our biggest enterprise mainstays. The union workers don't want to see their jobs leaving for new technologies, so the politicians provide up protectionism in change for votes. The new technologies also foyer for their factor of view even as the congressmen have masses of cash for his or her marketing campaign warfare chests, and in the end they select be largest donors of marketing campaign contributions as to which facet of the vote they fall upon. That is to mention both to protect the vintage industry, or make new guidelines and policies which permit the new industry a foothold and gain, and perhaps even offers, government giveaways, and taxpayer assured or backed loans. Can you presently see this factor?

I comprehend that the kingdom is involved approximately managing the contemporary paradigm in economic terms, but what is incorrect with hyper-technological advances? The unfastened-market will sort it all out, ah, so that's in which my faith lies; Free-Markets! They'll solve all of the troubles if we let them and don't permit the socialists hijack our abundance, because if you do, you can kiss your social safety right bye while the government and valuation of your cash collapses.

Look, we already have sufficient issues in free markets with occasions past our control. There is usually a chaos or crisis, as a result, possibilities inside the ever-converting and ever evolving global of enterprise. There are herbal failures screwing up the supply chain, human conflicts, droughts, solar flares, hackers, and all kinds of different things - the final element we want is intervention from authorities un-leveling the gambling discipline for one business or some other, selecting the winners and losers.

Since I simply stated droughts, there was an thrilling article in the LA Times on October 14, 2012 titled "Drought's Affects Take Toll Menu," and it mentioned how "eating places boost prices, reduce portions as they face higher costs," by Tiffany Hsu.

Now then, consider being in a eating place business and looking to make cash at a time when someone has just put forth the Obama Care law wherein you may ought to pay any other $forty,000 consistent with 12 months for healthcare on your personnel, and your metropolis has just instituted a brand new rule for better taxes on sugary beverages, and to make subjects worse you presently have to label all the objects on your menu with a number of calories, and if those foods have been organized with any substances made from GMO products. Wow, does it ever quit? And the solution is no, no it does not. It is one thing proper after another, you cannot win; the sport is rigged.

The only manner you can win is if you have an internal song to the presidential administration to present you a waiver for Obama Care, and by way of the way, some of the most important companies had been able to acquire a waiver, because they did have the inner political song. More power to them I say, but this is every other shape of crony capitalism is not it? There isn't any honor in that, we all realize it's incorrect, and but the game maintains, daily in Congress, and 12 months after 12 months. Do we actually need more jobs on this u . S ., because if we do, we are sending the incorrect message or blended messages to folks that offer the roles, all the small groups obtainable.

This most effective has to take place to you one time till you're pressured into financial disaster, and after that you learn your lesson, "the sport is rigged" as Elizabeth Warren referred to in her speech at the DNC - Democratic National Convention in 2012. What she failed to mention is that the Obama Administration has been one of the chief instigators in rigging the machine, and doing it for political motives. No, I'm no longer letting absolutely everyone off the hook, or the Republican Administrations of the beyond, they've carried out it too, however it wishes to forestall.

The government simply can not assist themselves from arising with extra guidelines and rules, or attacking positive corporations for you to assist themselves to extra power, larger budgets, or make themselves and their businesses appearance better. It's all about manage, and the regulators in the US Justice Department are throughout it, unfortunately regularly enough they record a case or begin an research due to political reasons. What if you were in the bicycle production enterprise? Do you already know what currently came about?

A alternatively unknown and difficult to understand organisation went after Lance Armstrong and in doing so that they destroyed the popularity of cycling, the Tour de France, and an American icon. Why? Why would they do this seven years after the truth - because they are able to and the government needs each person to be obedient, and that they want to control by using the use of humans for instance, the larger the call, the better the business enterprise's or enterprise head's notoriety. I'm the usage of this example to expose how they've ruined biking and a whole industry. There was an interesting article on October 20, 2012 within the Wall Street Journal titled; "Rabobank Quits Pro Cycling Pointing to 'Rotten' Culture," with the aid of Maarten Tartwlik.

An unintended result; sure, you could name it that. Still, I could put up to you that all government regulatory assaults or worse politically inspired intervention in free markets leads to an unintentional outcome. Those unintentional effects encompass process losses, destruction of industry sectors, commercial enterprise screw ups, and financial deterioration. So why do they do it - due to the fact they could, because they want to manipulate, and because they have alternative agendas which frequently include propping up one competitor against another, or self-aggrandizement of the corporation.

Throw in a touch politics, a little lobbying, some campaign contributions, and guys who might be king and nicely, it brings out the worst in humanity. But they simply can not go away properly enough alone. It's thrilling while we examine it in these terms, and step lower back faraway from the mass media hype, and agenda pushed politics that we can see what harm we're doing to ourselves, our society, culture, enterprise community, economy, and us of a. This form of intervention, greed, and want for power political or in any other case is using us into the drink.

In the case of Lance Armstrong we are doing away with the foundation of the individual citizen by way of destroying a family call, American icon, and debatably one of the finest athletes of all times. Making examples of human beings who've finished splendid matters, leads to awful situations and in the end all we are able to have is poverty, low vanity, and a mindless loads which can be unable to think for themselves, care for themselves, or obtain upward mobility, however on the other hand that socialism, isn't always it? Sure it is.

Mitt Romney made an exciting statement after his first debate with Barack Obama. He instructed the audience that we stay in a high-quality country, and that we have come a long way, and we're higher than this; that we do not have to live like this. He's right, that point of rivalry cannot be argued, and it is time that all Americans understood that we've got a desire. Indeed, this election is all about the difference between socialism and loose-market capitalism.

Don't confuse crony capitalism with what capitalism is sincerely about or its intended definition. Crony capitalism is capitalism distorted, run amok, and those the usage of and abusing the device, stealing and hijacking the flows of labor, money, and capital for their very own accord and powerbase. That's not capitalism, it really is crook. Those who condemn capitalism and assume that it is cheating, corrupted, and what have you'll be proper in their observations, however we are not practicing true capitalism, extra so a prostituted version, but whose fault it that? It's the fault of individuals who abuse it.

So, those who declare capitalism has failed, properly, they're no longer talking approximately free-marketplace capitalism they may be talking approximately crony capitalism. The largest crony capitalists of all time are individuals who are left-leaning socialists and run with the motif of socialism.

There is a very good book that I think you need to examine; "How Capitalism Saved America," and in that e book the author makes a completely legitimate assertion in which he explains that capitalism has survived regardless of the overregulation, now not due to it. He also explains that there's a massive difference among unfastened-marketplace capitalists, and crony capitalism wherein the crony entrepreneurs are continually in cahoots with the humans in political electricity. This is the very element that Adam Smith warned us about in "The Wealth of Nations," as he informed his readers of the time; watch out for such incestuous relationships among huge commercial enterprise and huge authorities.

Such truths are hard to disclaim, but my biggest question is why do we ignore all of this understanding, and why and Earth might we allow socialism to ruin all we're and all we built, robbing us of our freedom to select, and the super abundance we've created? It makes no experience whatsoever.

That's why you need to constantly vote for the candidate who believes in loose-marketplace capitalism, freedom, liberty, and the proper to pursue your very own happiness without having a government dictate how you live, what you are saying, who you worship, what you believe you studied, or deprive you of the future you are seeking for. That shouldn't sound profound, that is what Americans are alleged to stand for, that is what we've promised ourselves. It's as much as us to make sure that we don't lose those brilliant rights that we have.

Okay so, that is my 30 minute talk for nowadays (minus advertisements). Now it is your turn, and once more before you name at the telephone strains, or go away a message or remark I will another time remind you. There's no feel in speakme to the choir, but I'd want to pay attention your examples, observations, and evaluations, even though they don't trust mine, specially in the event that they do not. No need to come up with talking points from both aspect of the political spectrum, we've all heard masses of those, instead carry your own thoughts, and intellectual speak to this debate. Our country is relying on you, and you're the target market which makes this radio show feasible and are my loyal readers. Okay I will open up the cellphone traces;

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