Why Should We Trust the Government to Fix Unemployment - They Caused the Problem

Friday, June 1, 2012
I don't know about you, but as a free-market capitalist I just cringe when podium pushing politicians tell us that they are going to create more jobs. That the government is going to get busy and do what it takes to get the economy going again. I hate to break the news to you, but that's just BS, government cannot create jobs in the free marketplace, only free-market businesses can do that. Sure, the government can throw around money, give away contracts, and help out in various sectors of our economy, but when it comes right down to it the government and even with their trillion dollar budget is quite small potatoes to the rest of it. Okay so, let's talk.

Do you know why we are in such a mess right now? The reality is that government leaders, along with their crony capitalist friends caused this problem in the first place. If government has caused the problem, what makes anyone think they are going to be able to solve it? They will merely be using the same tools they used before which is exactly why it got messed up. They will hire the same academic consultants and economists to help them through the downturn in the business cycle. Still, it should be interesting to note that the academics don't work or live in a free-market system, after all academia is an enclosed system which runs off of government subsidies, and government guaranteed and sponsored student loans, that's why it's another bubble in the making.

The professors of academia often work in a monopolistic fashion. Consider if you will that the textbooks they sell you, you can't buy anywhere else, and therefore they can charge you upwards of over $200 apiece, even if they only changed five or six pages from the previous year. If those professors allowed you to buy the e-book, and gave it to you for two to ten dollars, that would actually be a fair price for what you're getting. But when you are operating in a monopoly, you can charge whatever you want, and your customers have to pay, or they can't play.

We certainly can't run the rest of our economy like that, or we'd all go out of business, and no one would have any money left over for things that are important like food, you know people have to eat and all that. No, it won't be government that fixes are unemployment crises, unless of course they merely stand aside, get out of the way, and let the players on the field do the work, that's what the free-market is for, and the more it is manipulated, prostituted, or forced to bend to the ways of crony capitalism where big business and big government get in cahoots, the less the chances of anything ever recovering. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

By Lance Winslow