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Hollywood Used To Understand Economics

February 25th, 2014 . by Cary

Everyone remembers or knows about the Great Depression of 1929 – Black Tuesday, the stock market “crash”, the long road to recovery lengthened by the economic policies of Hoover and Roosevelt (they both chose to interfere with and try to direct the actions of the free market, causing the recovery to to take longer to gain traction). What a lot of people DON’T remember is the recession of 1921, when Harding was president. Hollywood and the fledgling movie industry were hit very hard when people could not afford to attend the flickers – at one point, movie theaters were selling tickets two-for-one, and premiums were given away with tickets at others.

How did Hollywood learn? By watching Harding’s, and after his death, Coolidge’s, policies of cutting taxes, slashing spending, and removing economically retarding regulations. Basking in looser regulations and lower taxes, Hollywood grew by leaps and bounds along with the United States – in 1921, the unemployment rate (measured as people out of work) was at 11.7% and had dropped to a peace-time record of 1.7% within five years – while after the Crash, Hoover and Roosevelt increased taxes, increased spending, and tighter regulations strangled the economy until well into the 1940s.

Sound familiar?

Just imagine where we would be as a nation if the current administration had decreased taxes when so urged, cut spending when that was suggested, and removing choking levels of bureaucratic regulations – instead, we have the highest peacetime unemployment (not the “official” count where people who can’t find work are counted and people who aren’t working are not … huh?) ever of 24.3% (or so – no one has a solid number, except for the fake 7% number). What could you do if you had more money in your pocket and less rules about where you could spend it?

Nowadays, Hollywood leads the left in demanding more government interference and larger control by the government.

I tell you, McCarthy was way ahead of his time.

Chat ya later…

cary

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8:09:10 11/12/13

November 12th, 2013 . by Cary

Well, it’s been a month since I last posted. Today’s date is one of those neat numbers I like. Let’s check in with the Founders, shall we?

“The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold on us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.”

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 13, 1781

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It would seem that tyranny has gotten a hold of us. Although, he certainly puts on a good show of honoring America, doesn’t he? I have mixed feelings about him being on The Hallowed Ground. Yes, his position entitles him to participation in the cermony, but his actions since he took office have certainly not been in the best interest of the United States, have they?

Keep your powder dry, America. The time is drawing nigh.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Power Without Right

August 20th, 2013 . by Cary

“A Constitution is not the act of a Government, but of a people constituting a government, and a government without a constitution is a power without right.”

–Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

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Question: What do you call a government which, when confronted by the illegality of their actions according to the constitution that they swore to uphold, continue to act in the same way AND try to make up new laws that will allow their actions?

Answer: The reason for the Second American Revolution.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Time To Contract

August 13th, 2013 . by Cary

“There is not in the whole science of politics a more solid or a more important maxim than this — that of all governments, those are the best, which, by the natural effect of their constitutions, are frequently renewed or drawn back to their first principles.”

–James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791

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It may be time to draw this government back to our first principles.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Twofer Tuesday

July 16th, 2013 . by Cary

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.”

–James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790

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licentious: (adj)
1. sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd.
2. unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral.
3. going beyond customary or proper bounds or limits; disregarding rules.

Especially the second definition. Without constraints, how free do you know you are? Or, how do you know what freedoms you do have?

Without liberty, law has no meaning. It doesn’t matter what you do, you are not allowed to do it.

“It is our duty to endeavor always to promote the general good; to do to all as we would be willing to be done by were we in their circumstances; to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly before God. These are some of the laws of nature which every man in the world is bound to observe, and which whoever violates exposes himself to the resentment of mankind, the lashes of his own conscience, and the judgment of Heaven. This plainly shows that the highest state of liberty subjects us to the law of nature and the government of God.”

–Samuel West, On the Right to Rebel Against Governors, 1776

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This is one that the current crop of “representatives” needs to read and read and read again until they understand WHY We, the People, are upset with them. Why We, the People, are likely to revolt and toss them all out on their keisters. We may even go so far as to declare our freedom and independence from the current form of government and reboot this experiment.

Chat ya later…

cary

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