The Real Reason behind Opposition to Keynesianism

Ever wondered why various groups from CONservatives, Libertarians and Neoliberals abhor Keynesianism?

Here is the short but tasteless answer-

Any group or ideology that is heavily invested in a zero sum view of the world always wants to kill, abuse or exploit others regardless of the long-term consequences of such behavior. Conservatism, Libertarianism and Neoliberalism are just different flavors of zero sum thinking.

These wonderful people just want to masturbate over and piss on the impoverished mass of “others” too feel good about themselves. While they may couch their rhetoric in complicated words and colorful graphs, they just want to enslave those others and murder their kids.

Worship them if that makes you feel better. You are at best- a useful idiot, as far as they are concerned.

Zero sum thinking will ultimately lead them nowhere, but they believe that they can outgame the universe. It is hard to take the stupid sociopathic ape out of most humans.

Comments?

  1. Roy
    September 7, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Can you back your claims up?
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    Actions speak louder than carefully chosen words.

    • Roy
      September 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm

      So you are just talking.

      Whenever any of these groups (and most likely you) talk about how only a small percentage of people are really necessary for the continuation of civilization, how most people do not “deserve” this and that or how ‘stupid’ people are “outbreeding” smart ones- that is precisely what you are talking about.

      You have obviously not read a lot of what I have previously written.

  2. Adam
    September 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I dunno man. I think I dislike Keynesianism because it doesn’t look like its working. They’re spending all this money and things don’t seem to be getting better; they feel like they’re getting worse.
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    Are they getting much worser?

    And in Japan they followed Keynesian economic prescriptions for years and it just destroyed them.
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    They still exist as a functional and developed country. Any bets if the US will still exist after 20 years of “rugged individualism” in a deflationary environment?

  3. September 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Tasteless or not, I would agree with your assessment at a gut level, although I believe there is more to it.

    There is nothing intrinsically wrong with ideas, unless newer ideas render the old obsolete or ‘quaint’. Keynes theories were first published in 1936. Even Freud, of the same era, is thought to be wrong on many of his famous ideas. As the NLP saying goes, “the map is not the territory”. As models they are doomed to be flawed because they cannot account for the complexity of reality. Thus we have unending revisions of economics and psychology.

    I’d like to present a specific economic decision made in the name of Keynes: The spending of trillions on stimulus packages. It should be noted that Bush and Obama passed similar bills that, by design, bankrupt the working class, i.e., proletariat Americans, by converting private debt to public debt, and public assets to private. This points to a bigger question: Why are both parties, supposedly based on different ideologies, using the same sociopathic tools and silver tongued rhetoric?

    http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com

    You might find this interesting:
    http://mjb.biglaughs.org/2009/11/24/regulation-free-markets-and-keynes/

    I got 20ameros on ‘exist’.

  4. Red
    September 11, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Adam :
    And in Japan they followed Keynesian economic prescriptions for years and it just destroyed them.
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    They still exist as a functional and developed country. Any bets if the US will still exist after 20 years of “rugged individualism” in a deflationary environment?

    Honestly that’s like comparing Germany to the Austro-Hungrain empire. Of course Japan’s going to hold together better with a single culture than a nation like American that’s got at least 8 different major regional cultures.

    I’m curious, why would you advocate something like Keynesianism if it’s leading us to 20+ years of deflation which will end up destroying us? And no I’m not part of lets help the rich with lower taxes crowd.

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