Pensions

What happens to all the people who have put in their years of work at local, state and national agencies when governments can’t get anyone to buy their bonds?

The central banks have worked very hard to create the Keynesian utopia we know will never happen. With deflationary pressures mounting by the day due to the misallocation of investment due to the intervention, you will have a failure of the economic system. The question is when.

What – Truth from our Government?

Zero Hedge has a great post that a pretty shocking disclosure from our government. What’s most shocking is the truth of the statement. No wonder it’s getting ZERO media attention. Why would they want to convey the truth that attacks the very premise they support:

government can fix all and do no wrong.

Tax Prof Blog

Paul Caron, aka Tax Prof Blog, has a great post on the amount of donations the large universities receive for the endowment fund. What do these endowments do other than generate a net investment return. Doesn’t sound like a non-profit activity to me. Maybe O should look there for additional tax dollars instead trying to tax the middle class he claims to care about.

Actions speak much loader than words.

Government Intrusion into Markets

Notice that every time the government gets involved in a market, the normal economics of the market breaks down. Normally, if demand reduces because prices are too high for the customer, suppliers reduce the price to help stimulate the demand.

Think about how cities react to reduced ridership in public transit. What do they do? Increase prices.

Now, move this to healthcare. The actual customer (i.e. patient) has been taken out of the equation and basically has no direct interaction with the service provider due to private insurance, government programs, etc.

Like we just saw with oil, eventually, the market will win. Its too bad we don’t let it win in other sectors too.