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Unveiling the Dangerous Libertarian Utopia

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Unveiling the Dangerous Libertarian Utopia
Steve Keen
Steve Keen (born 28 March 1953) is an Australian-born, British-based economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. The major influences on Keen's thinking about economics include John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Hyman Minsky, Piero Sraffa, Augusto Graziani, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Thorstein Veblen, and François Quesnay.

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  1. I think we should be talking more not only about the anti-scientific character of this ideology, but also about the MATERIAL BASIS of this movement organized by Hayek and others, to mobilize and coordinate big capital in subverting science, scholarship and media.

    When we see two "economists" presented in parallel fashion, one of them being an actual political economist like Steve, and another a libertarian ideologue pushing fairytales and collecting a paycheck and being materially supported in all particulars by the fracking industry, people are nonetheless inclined to imagine they are two "players of the same sport", so to speak, just wearing different-colored uniforms, when in fact they are entirely different creatures.

    And this points to another key issue — what mechanisms have been put forth to prevent "True Scotsman Capitalism" from inevitably devolving, as it has in hundreds of historical instances, into "Crony Capitalism"?

    I only see two solutions being offered: 1. "Small government", which doesn't work because big capitalists have the incentive and power to make government bigger and 2. "Education and advocacy", which is another way of saying an all pervading system of, propaganda, censorship and indoctrination coordinated by and in service of a tiny oligarchic elite.

  2. @davidwilkie9551

    Every design has to stand the test of Time, log-antilog interference positioning-location time-timing coherence-cohesion sync-duration resonance that is.
    So the flipside of Disproof Methodology is where it does not observe the difference between Absolute Zero-infinity Kelvin Spacetime, and infinite trivial zeros of Logarithmic Eternity-now.

    Because if you can't make a precision judgment of your positioning POV, then you literally know No-thing definable, ie "proof of stand alone Conception e-Pi-i resonance sync-duration metastability cause-effect, is a matter of pulse-evolution selection of successful formulae. Requires excellent skills and judgment, Peer Reviewed.

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