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In his Culture of Critique trilogy Kevin MacDonald shows how many Jewish intellectual movements have developed a culture of critique that undermines those ideas and values that protect White group interests and cohesion.

These Jewish intellectual movements include the Frankfurt School (philosophy, sociology), Boazian anthropology, Freudian psychoanalysis, the New York Intellectuals (literature), Marxism and even neoconservatism.

Note the almost all encompassing nature of the Jewish critique that included everything from philosophy and psychology to literature, biology and politics. It is this culture of critique that has in many ways turned the White Western science and culture on its head.
Note the almost all encompassing nature of the Jewish critique that included everything from philosophy and psychology to literature, biology and politics. It is this culture of critique that has in many ways turned the White Western science and culture on its head.

But how about libertarianism? Is it also a part of the Jewish run culture of critique?

MacDonald gives us a three-step method to answer the question:

  1. find influential movements dominated by Jews, with no implication that all or most Jews are involved in these movements and no restrictions on what the movements are.”
  2. determine whether the Jewish participants in those movements identified as Jews
  3. AND thought of their involvement in the movement as advancing specific Jewish interests.” (Kevin MacDonald. Culture of Critique, pp. 11-12.)

The first step is easy. After all, libertarianism has clearly been dominated by Jews. The four biggest names in libertarianism are all Jews: Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard. Furthermore, they all dominated specific sub-schools of the libertarian movement: tChicago school, Classical Austrian school, Objectivism and the Radical Austrolibertarian school. Also one of the most famous popularizer s of libertarianism, Walter Block is Jewish.

The second and third step are more difficult. Therefore we have to study deeper into their lives and identities. First Milton Friedman:

MILTON FRIEDMAN

Milton Friedman was born on July 31, 1912 to Sara Ethel Landau and Jeno Saul Friedman, Jewish immigrants living in Brooklyn, New York. Milton was the youngest child and had three older sisters.

We do not know much about the Friedman family because all his life Milton Friedman was quite secretive about his family and ancestors—the only exception being in 1976 when he received the Nobel prize in economics and he had to write a short autobiography. But even then he did not tell much about his ancestors. He did not even mention that his ancestors were all Jews. In fact, the word Jew does not appear in this official autobiography.

My parents were born in Carpatho-Ruthenia (then a province of Austria-Hungary; later, part of inter-war Czechoslovakia, and, currently, of the Soviet Union). They emigrated to the U.S. in their teens, meeting in New York.

When I was a year old, my parents moved to Rahway, N.J., a small town about 20 miles from New York City. There, my mother ran a small retail “dry goods” store, while my father engaged in a succession of mostly unsuccessful “jobbing” ventures. The family income was small and highly uncertain; financial crisis was a constant companion.

Strangely Milton does not even mention that the birthplace and hometown of both of his parents was Berehove, a Hungarian town. One would think that the Friedman family would be interested in their ancestral town especially since there seems to have been no significant “anti-Semitism.” In fact, the town even had a mikve, a place for Jewish ritual cleansing.

Jewish mikve in Berehove
Jewish mikve in Berehove

Milton does mention that his parents came from Carpatho-Ruthenia but falsely claims it was a province of Austria-Hungary. Actually it was integral part of autonomous Hungary. The name Carpatho-Ruthenia is usually only used if one wants to emphasise that the area belonged not to Hungary but to “the forgotten people,” ruthenians/rusyns. In fact, only a very small part of the area was inhabited by them. For example, Berehove was majority Hungarian.

Carpatho-Ruthenia is a historic region in the border between Central and Eastern Europe claimed by Hungarians, Slovaks, Ukrainians, Poles, Russians and Romanians. Before World War I, the area belonged to Austria-Hungary and contained many Jews, just like the neighboring Austro-Hungarian Galicia. Many of the most famous Jewish economists came from this area, which is now part of Western Ukraine.

It does not seem likely that Milton’s parents – two young immigrants from Berehove – would accidentally meet in New York. Quite possibly their marriage was arranged by their families.

Curiously, nothing is known of Jeno Friedman’s parents or siblings. Geni.com has no info, nor does any other genealogical service; and there’s nothing in Milton’s Wikipedia entry. Furthermore, Milton seems to never have written anything about his grandfather or possible paternal uncles, aunts or cousins. Nor has Milton’s son David Friedman though he is very interested in history.

This is most curious for two reasons. First, family and genealogy have always been very important in Jewish culture. Second, Milton Friedman was extremely intelligent and that runs in families because intelligence is heritable. Where did Milton inherit his intelligence? Neither of his parents seem to have been very intelligent. They had no higher education and ran a small dry goods store. Milton’s mother’s LandauHartman family was very large but seems not to have been very intelligent or otherwise notable unless they were related to the famous Galician Landau family and Joachim Landau who was a member of the Austrian parliament. The famous libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises‘ mother came from this Landau family (Mises bio, p. 9). However, Landau was a fairly common Jewish family name so any direct relation between Berehove and Galician Landaus seems unlikely.

Sarah Ethel Landau with children.
Sarah Ethel Landau with children.

Friedman’s mentor was Arthur Burns who also mentored Alan Greenspan. (In his memoirs p. 63 Greenspan explicitly refers to Burns as “my old mentor”.) Wikipedia reveals that Burns was originally Burnseig but does not tell his original first name. Neither does any other source.

Burns was born in Stanislau (now Ivano-Frankivsk), Austrian Poland (Galicia), a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1904 to Polish-Jewish parents, Sarah Juran and Nathan Burnseig, who worked as a house painter. He showed aptitude early in his childhood, when he translated the Talmud into Polish and Russian by age six and debated socialism at age nine.[2] In 1914, he immigrated to Bayonne, New Jersey, with his parents.[1] (Wikipedia)

Arthur F. Burns. Link to Irwin Collier.com
Arthur F. Burns. Link to Irwin Collier.com

Also the young Milton Friedman had a very Jewish upbringing:

As a child, Milton had very strong ties to Judaism, studying in a Hebrew school and, in his words, “obeying every Orthodox religious requirement.” After a stint of extreme piety during the years before his bar mitzvah, he lost his faith and ceased Jewish practice, but he still strongly identified as a Jew and took great pride in both Jewish tradition and his Jewish heritage.

After his father’s death [1927] he faithfully recited Kaddish for the full eleven months, even traveling to neighboring communities to find a minyan. And he was a devout Zionist who strongly identified with Israel and expressed pride in its achievements. (Jewish Press)

In 1929 Milton got a scholarship to Rutgers University and became more secularized but never abandoned his Jewish identity. He became a socialist probably because at the time social beliefs were very common in the Jewish community. However, Milton’s political opinions started to change when at Rutgers university he became a student and protégé of Arthur Burns.

In economics, I had the good fortune to be exposed to two remarkable men: Arthur F. Burns, then teaching at Rutgers while completing his doctoral dissertation for Columbia; and Homer Jones, teaching between spells of graduate work at the University of Chicago. Arthur Burns shaped my understanding of economic research, introduced me to the highest scientific standards, and became a guiding influence on my subsequent career. … Arthur Burns and Homer Jones remain today among my closest and most valued friends. (Autobiography 1976)

Burns convinced Friedman that (relatively) free markets were even better for Jews than socialism.

In 1932 Milton got a scholarship to Chicago University where he met Rose Director who was two years his senior. The influence of Rose and the Director family on Milton has often been underestimated.

Rose Director and Milton Friedman in 1935. Link to Achievement.org
Rose Director and Milton Friedman in 1935. Link to Achievement.org

Rose Director was born in 1910 in Staryi Chortoryisk, Volhynia, Western Ukraine, Russian Empire. Wikipedia states: “The Directors were prominent members of the Jewish community in Staryi Chortoryisk.” Volhynian Jews were extremely bitter towards the Tsar because they had lost most of the ancient privileges they had enjoyed under Polish rule. However, with their capital and business networks they kept control of the economy. Jewish Virtual Library explains:

The Jews of Vladimir-Volynski (1570) and Lutsk (1579) were exempted from the payment of custom duties throughout the Polish kingdom. The Jews of Volhynia enjoyed the protection of the royal officials, who even defended their rights before the aristocracy and all the more so before other classes. With the weakening of royal authority at the close of the 16th and early 17th centuries, the Jews had the protection of the major landowners, mainly because they had become an important factor in the economy of Volhynia.

At the close of the 16th century, the noblemen began to lease out their estates to Jews in exchange for a fixed sum which was generally paid in advance. All the incomes of the estate from the labor of the serfs, the payments of the townsmen and the Jews (who lived in the towns which belonged to the estate), innkeeping, the flour mills, and the other branches of the economy were handed over to the lessee. During the term of his lease, the Jew governed the estate and its inhabitants and was authorized to penalize the serfs at his discretion.

During that period, a Jew named Abraham who lived in the town of Turisk became renowned for his vast leases in Volhynia. However, with the exception of these large leases, which were naturally limited in number and on which there is no further information from the beginning of the 17th century, many Jews leased inns, one of the branches of the agricultural economy of the estates, or the incomes of one of the towns or townlets.

A lessee of this kind was actually the agent and confidant of the owner of the estate and the financial and administrative director of the economy of the aristocratic class. As a result of his functions, such a lessee exerted administrative authority and great economic influence, a situation which embittered the peasants, the townsmen, and the lower aristocracy. The lease of estates, together with the trade of agricultural produce derived from them, constituted the principal source of livelihood of the Jews of Volhynia. ..

The emancipation of the peasants in 1861 and the Polish rebellion of 1863 caused far-reaching changes in the economic and social development of Volhynia that affected the Jews. The decline of the estates of the Polish nobility, the construction of railways, and the creation of direct lines of communication with the large commercial centers deprived the Jewish masses of their traditional sources of livelihood and impoverished them. This prompted the Jews to develop industry. Of the 123 large factories situated in Volhynia in the late 1870s, 118 were owned by Jews.

One thing is certain. Most Jews hated the Czar and preferred Austria-Hungary because there Jews were allowed greater freedoms.

According to Wikipedia the Director family emigrated to America in 1913 just before the First World War. Did the Directors emigrate because they had collaborated with the Germans and organized communist resistance to the war? Perhaps. After all, in America Aaron Director became a communist agitator who preached that a communist world revolution was imminent. However, at the same time he went to Yale! This probably indicates that the Director family had a lot of money or at least important connections.

[Aaron] Director was born in Staryi Chortoryisk, Volhynian Governorate, Russian Empire (now in Ukraine) on September 21, 1901.[1] In 1913, he and his family immigrated to the United States, and settled in Portland, Oregon.[1] In Portland, Director attended Lincoln High School where he edited the yearbook.[1]

Director had a difficult childhood in Portland, then a center of KKK and anti-communist hysteria in the wake of World War I. He encountered anti-Semitic slurs and was excluded from social circles.[2] He then moved east to attend Yale University in Connecticut, where his friend, artist Mark Rothko also attended. He graduated in 1924 after three years of study.[1] (Wikipedia)

It would be interesting to know the name of the Yale University dean of admissions who got the two immigrant communist Jews, Aaron and Mark into Yale.

Aaron graduated from Lincoln High in January 1921, and about that time the Yale University dean of admissions visited the school, with the result that Aaron and a slightly younger friend enrolled in Yale in the fall of 1921 as scholarship students. The younger friend was Mark Rothkowitz, later famous as an abstract painter under the name Mark Rothko. (ProMarket.org)

Lincoln High School and Mark Rothko. Link to a.1.stdibscdn.com
Lincoln High School and Mark Rothko. Link to a.1.stdibscdn.com

Not surprisingly Aaron and Mark detested Yale as racist and anti-Semitic. They anonymously published a satirical newspaper that accused Yale of being full of stupid anti-Semitic racists.

While at Yale, Director was influenced by Thorstein Veblen and H.L. Mencken, both elitist academics who believed the public lacked the intelligence to make democracy successful, and he eventually came to hold these views as well.[2] He and Rothko [3] anonymously published a satirical newspaper called the Saturday Evening Pest in which he wrote “the definition of the United States shall eternally be H. L. Mencken surrounded by 112,000,000 morons” and called for an “aristocracy of the mentally alert and curious.[4](Wikipedia)

Rothko dropped out of the university but Aaron stayed and graduated.

Rothko received a scholarship to Yale. At the end of his freshman year in 1922, the scholarship was not renewed, and he worked as a waiter and delivery boy to support his studies. He found Yale elitist and racist. Rothko and a friend, Aaron Director, started a satirical magazine, The Saturday Evening Pest, that lampooned the school’s stuffy, bourgeois tone.[8] (Wikipedia)

Link to The Yale Saturday Evening Pest
Link to The Yale Saturday Evening Pest

Mark and Rothko were especially irritated that sports played such a big role at Yale. They explained in their newspaper:

We believe

That in this age of smugness and self-satisfaction, destructive criticism is at least

as useful, if not more so, than constructive criticism.

That Yale is preparing men, not to live, but to make a living. …

That athletics hold a more prominent place at Yale than education, which is endured as a necessary evil. (ProMarket.org)

It is also probably safe to assume that they did not get an invitation to the elitist Skull and Bones. Nor did Yale administration look kindly at Aaron and Mark. Could it be that their antics helped uphold the Jewish quota at Yale? At the time Chicago had a reputation of being Jew-friendly while Yale and Harvard had a reputation of being “anti-Semitic”.

They evidently came under fire from the administration; their last issue contains a supporting letter solicited from Sinclair Lewis, a distinguished alumnus of Yale. Rothko did not return the next fall, and Aaron graduated in 1924 after only 3 years, probably to the relief of the Yale administration. (ProMarket.org)

After Yale, Aaron continued his socialist activism, became a teacher at a labor college and also traveled to Czechoslovakia.

He taught at a labor college in New Jersey, and he traveled to Europe, to England, and as far to the east as Czechoslovakia, before returning to Portland as an educational director at the Portland Labor College. (ProMarket.org)

Neoconservatism

After Lenin and Trotsky lost power to Stalin in the late 20’s Soviet Union, many Jews started to realize that capitalism could be better for the Jews than socialism. This realization and Stalin’s increasing anti-Semitism convinced many Jews not only to abandon socialism, but also to join conservatives in denouncing the Soviet Union. However, this did not mean that these Jews became conservatives. Instead they developed a cult around Trotsky that eventually morphed into neoconservatism that supported relatively free markets but allowed economic interventionism, modernist egalitarian values, secularism, philo-Semitism, open borders, and an interventionist foreign policy.

Like so many other socialist Jews, Aaron Director gradually became a neoconservative. He abandoned his promising career as a communist agitator and became a teacher of statistics at Chicago University. That in itself is quite amazing since he had been a high-profile communist agitator and only had an undergraduate degree even if it was from Yale. Obviously Aaron had powerful friends who kept helping him. One of those friends was the economist Paul Douglas whose wife was a wealthy Jewess, Dorothy Wolff.

In 1927, he [Aaron Director] decided to come to Chicago for graduate study in labor economics with Paul Douglas, then a member of our [Chicago] economics department and later a US Senator from Illinois. After 3 years as a student, Aaron joined the staff in 1930, teaching and assisting Douglas on a book on unemployment. (ProMarket.org)

Aaron also influenced the Jewish Paul Samuelson who would subsequently not only dominate economics education with his popular economics textbook but also win the Nobel Prize in economics. In fact, Aaron was Samuelson’s first teacher.

Aaron was evidently a very effective teacher— the Nobel economist Paul Samuelson recalls that it was a course of Aaron’s that introduced him to economics when he was a college student here and that course first excited his interest in the subject. (ProMarket.org)

Soon Aaron also helped Rose to become a student at the University of Chicago. It was also there in late 1932 that the Director family took Milton Friedman under their wing. Together with Arthur Burns they not only converted Milton to neoconservatism but also helped him in his career.

Paul Samuelson noted that it was Aaron Director and Milton Friedman who together created the second-generation Chicago school. Milton was the writer and Aaron the organizer who literally did not publish anything but used his network to organize an intellectual and political movement. (Samuelson interview, p. 528)

Milton Friedman, George Stigler and Aaron Director in 1947. Link to Achievement.org
Milton Friedman, George Stigler and Aaron Director in 1947. Link to Achievement.org

This Second Chicago school was not only much more Jewish and interventionist but also placed a greater emphasis on mathematics. Milton’s Essays in Positive Economy created a methodological revolution in economics. Deductive reasoning from the logic of action was replaced with fancy mathematical formulas, statistics and econometrics. Statistics and mathematical economics were needed for economic interventionism, especially in banking. Mathematics has a certain prestige in academia. It gives whatever one does an air of rigor and intelligence.

This extreme empiricist-positivist methodology was a success in the sense that it made neoconservative interventionist policy recommendations sound more scientific. Gradually the Chicago school took over a large part of academia and many private policy institutes to the extent that the Chicago school became almost synonymous with free market economics. Competing approaches, i.e., those with that were less mathematics-oriented, more conservative and less interventionist free market schools such as the Austrian school, were pushed to the sidelines.

Link to Wikipedia
Link to Wikipedia

Professor MacDonald has shown how neoconservatism is basically a Jewish movement that is part of the culture of critique. However, he did not write about the economic aspect of neoconservatism and that such economists as Arthur Burns, Milton Friedman, Aaron Director and Alan Greenspan were also important neoconservative intellectuals. They all were also active in the Republican party. Friedman was famously a close confidant of the neoconservative presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, whose Jewish grandfather Michel Goldwasser had emigrated from Poland. It was Goldwater who destroyed the last vestiges of the Old Right paleoconservatism and turned republicans into neoconservatives. Later Friedman would also be an advisor to presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan who both had uneasy alliances with neoconservative Jews.

One reason why Friedman is not usually considered a neoconservative is because he often described himself as a libertarian. However, this is an example of deliberate confusion where Jewish intellectuals change the definitions of words. They needed to change the definitions of conservatism and libertarianism to include open borders (especially for Jews), a central bank-led banking cartel (often led by Jews) that finances an interventionist foreign policy that fights wars on behalf of Israel. This is why they needed to develop both neoconservatism and neolibertarianism. They were so successful that the true paleoversions of conservatism and libertarianism hardly even exist anymore. Now conservatism usually means neoconservatism.

Dynastic networks

Despite similar ideologies and backgrounds it took Milton Friedman and Rose Director six years to get married. Later Milton explained that they just had too little money.

Ludwig, Arthur, Richard, Adele (Landau) and Karl Mises. The leading Jewish family in Galicia. Link to Mises bio.
Ludwig, Arthur, Richard, Adele (Landau) and Karl Mises. The leading Jewish family in Galicia. Link to Mises bio.

What is often forgotten is that the Jewish bankers, such as Jacob Schiff, and communists worked together to topple the Tsar because the Tsar was seen as anti-Jewish. It seems that there were international bankers even in Trotsky’s Jewish Bronstein-Zhivotovsky family.

In fact, Schiff was quite open about his mission to destroy the Tsar. It was Schiff who had financed Japanese to attack Russia in 1905. It was also then that Trotsky’s revolutionary activities almost managed to topple the Tsar. Fear of banker power would also explain why the Tsar was so lenient towards communist revolutionaries and terrorists. Instead of executions, they were sent to Siberia from where they often escaped to the West. For example, after the 1905 Russian revolution Trotsky was only sentenced to Siberia and so allowed to escape to West again!

Foreign policy interventionism

Milton and Rose Friedman’s family backgrounds makes it easy to understand why banking and economics were so personal for them. It was literally about life and death for their families. First they helped to topple the Tsar and then Hitler. Banking and the economy had to be manipulated so as to finance the battle against anti-Semitism. Therefore it is also not surprising that Milton believed America should do everything in its power to crush Nazi Germany. This often led to fights with other students and professors who believed that America should stay out of the World War II. Wikipedia turns this into an anti-Semitic incident.

During 1940, Friedman was appointed an assistant professor teaching Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, but encountered antisemitism in the Economics department and decided to return to government service.[35][36] (Wikipedia)

However, later Wikipedia does note the pro-war attitude of Friedman.

In 1940, Friedman accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, but left because of differences with faculty regarding United States involvement in World War II. Friedman believed the United States should enter the war.[39] (Wikipedia)

When America did enter the war, Friedman did everything in his power to help crush Germany. Despite now being a member of the pro-free market Chicago school, Friedman helped create the withholding tax which libertarians consider the most destructive tax of all.

From 1941 to 1943 Friedman worked on wartime tax policy for the federal government, as an advisor to senior officials of the United States Department of the Treasury. As a Treasury spokesman during 1942 he advocated a Keynesian policy of taxation. He helped to invent the payroll withholding tax system, since the federal government badly needed money in order to fight the war.[37] (Wikipedia)

It was the withholding tax that made the warfare-welfare state possible but Milton never had any regrets. Anti-Semites had to be destroyed.

I have no apologies for it, but I really wish we hadn’t found it necessary and I wish there were some way of abolishing withholding now.[38](Wikipedia)

Banking interventionism

The original Chicago school was almost unique in defending the free market in banking. Many of the members of the school presented the Chicago plan which supported free banking and 100% reserves because money is the lifeblood of the economy. If you let the government control money and banking, it controls the whole economy. Milton agreed in principle that free market in money and banking is the best alternative, but in practice wanted the central bank to control the money supply and thus the whole economy.

Why this interventionist an exception to the rule of free market? Perhaps because banking is traditionally a Jewish business. Better bailouts than bankruptcies. Furthermore, without government bailouts gentiles might become upset during bank panics and blame the Jews. Better to have bailouts than anti-Semitism.

Friedman’s interventionist attitude was probably also encouraged by the fact that when he was studying at university, the chairman of the Fed was a Jew, Eugene Meyer. That was very important for Jews because it proved that they could also have powerful positions in the American economy like they had dominated the European economies.

Like his ancestors for over 2000 years, professor Arthur Burns taught his three top Jewish proteges— Milton Friedman, Alan Greenspan and Murray Rothbard—that Jews could and should have an active role both in politics and banking. Alliances with elites in politics and banking are two sides of the same interventionist coin. Professor Benjamin Gingsberg calls this strategy the Fatal Embrace because throughout history it has led to pogroms and other manifestations of anti-Semitism.

Rothbard had chosen the Austrian school over the Chicago school. He believed in the free market, the gold standard, free banking and 100% bank reserves because that would keep the state totally away from money and banking. This would also be good for Jews because then they could not corrupt the economy the way they had done in Europe. In fact, Rothbard believed that one reason why there had been so little anti-Semitism in America was because the banking system and economy in general had been relatively free. He greatly admired the early nineteenth century Jeffersonian-Jacksonian anti-bank movement that fought for free markets and even abolished the early American central bank.

Link to Wikipedia
Link to Wikipedia

Arthur Burns was surprised and dismayed by Rothbard’s libertarianism. Burns had expected something very different because he had been the neighbor and close family friend of the Rothbard family. Burns had even promised Murray’s father, David Rothbard, that he would take care of Murray. Apparently the idea was to make Murray into a successful economist and banker like his ancestors.

Burns had already mentored Milton Friedman to become an economics professor in the University of Chicago. Now Burns was mentoring both Alan Greenspan and Murray Rothbard who were almost exactly the same age. Both had East European Jewish ancestors. Murray was not only the most talented of Burns’ proteges but also had an illustrious ancestry full of businessmen and bankers. For some reason Murray never spoke about his banker ancestors, but two years ago the Mises Institute came into possession of an autobiographical essay written while Murray was still a high school student.

With remarkable honesty notes Rothbard writes how Jews had refused to assimilate in Poland.

My father has a very interesting and complex character, combined with a vivid background. Born near Warsaw, in Poland, he was brought up in an environment of orthodox and often fanatical Jews who isolated themselves from the Poles around them, and steeped themselves and their children in Hebrew lore. ..

When my father immigrated to the United States, at the age of seventeen, he had only this spirit to urge him forward. He had a great handicap in that he did not know any established language, since he had spoken only Jewish [Yiddish?] in Poland. The isolation of the Jews precluded any possibility of their learning the Polish tongue.

Rothbard tells more about his mother’s family but again fails to name names. For some reason he took them to his grave and not one historian seems to have studied the subject.

My mother’s background, though different, is just as colorful. Her family abounded in the traditions and characteristics of the old Russian aristocracy. My grandmother’s family, especially, had reached the highest pinnacle that the Jews in Czarist Russia could have achieved, One ancestor founded the railroads in Russia, one was a brilliant lawyer, another was a prominent international banker; in short, my mother’s family was raised in luxury and wealth.

Murray Rothbard with parents. Link to Mises.org
Murray Rothbard with parents. Link to Mises.org

So Burns had great expectations for Murray. Apparently Burns dreamed that together with Friedman, Rothbard and Greenspan, he would not only dominate academia but also American banking and thus the whole world economy. And now Rothbard refused to play ball!

Rothbard was appalled that the great Jacksonian anti-bank movement had been nullified by the creation of the Fed in 1913. Even worse, it was just a front for three mighty dynasties of the ruling elite: Morgans, Rockefellers and the Schiffs/Rothschilds. Rothbard saw history as a battle between liberty and the tyrannical ruling elite. He was totally against central banking that made the fraudulent and highly destructive fractional reserve banking possible. Bankers were literally the cancer of history. And Jacob Schiff with the help of Warburgs and Rothshilds was at the center of it. Rothbard wanted nothing to do with them!

Rothbard not only refused to embrace central banking and economic interventionism but also opposed the mainstream empiricist philosophy which used mathematics and statistics to manipulate the economy. Instead Rothbard embraced Aristotelian rationalist philosophy and Austrian School free market economics. Rothbard even started to think that all government statistical research bureaus should be eliminated so that it would be impossible for the government to regulate businesses and society in general!

Burns was not amused especially since he was director of research at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He soon started to sabotage Rothbard’s studies. Burns even blocked Rothbard’s PhD thesis The Panic of 1819 because it claimed that America’s first depression was the result of central bank overexpanding the money supply. Only many years later when Burns left Columbia University to government service did Rothbard finally get his PhD.

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But the intellectual war was only starting. For the rest of his life Rothbard would criticize Arthur Burns, Milton Friedman, Alan Greenspan and all other interventionists as statists and socialists. Often when Friedman wrote a book, Rothbard answered with his own book that showed the errors of Friedman’s logic. The most dramatic episode of this intellectual war dealt fittingly with the monetary history of the United States.

In 1963, together with Anna Schwartz, Milton Friedman published his magnum opus, A Monetary History of the United States. It blamed the Fed for the Great Depression because it did not expand the money supply and so could not bail out enough banks.

In the very same year Murray Rothbard published his own book America´s Great Depression which had a diametrically opposite analysis. Rothbard blamed the Fed for expanding the money supply too much and bailing out banks!

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Rothbard believed that if you let banks fail the economy will soon recover like it did in 1921. Of course, some depositors and especially bankers would be wiped out, but that would teach them a lesson for trusting fractional reserve banking. Rothbard did not deny that such shock-therapy might create an anti-Semitic anti-bank movement, but he seemed to considered it a bonus! After all, what was needed was to destroy the fractional reserve banking altogether and reform the monetary system with pure gold standard and 100% reserve banking.

Burns and Friedman were enraged by Rothbard’s book. (According to rumors Greenspan was not enraged but rather amused and almost sided with Rothbard until Burns had a small chat with him.) Instead of answering Rothbard’s arguments they did their best to stop Rothbard from gaining a position in any university. Finally, years later, Rothbard did manage to obtain a position as a professor but only in an obscure community college. However, in the end Rothbard did sort of win the battle of ideas because Paul Johnson cited Rothbard’s thesis in his international best seller, Modern Times.

Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to Wikipedia entry

On the other hand, Friedman won the political battle since Burns and Greenspan took over the Fed, destroyed the last vestiges of the gold standard, and started feverishly expanding the money supply to finance the American welfare-warfare state. Each time there was a threat of a depression they greatly expanded the money supply. This is now standard practice, and interest rates have been pushed down to zero with dangerous consequences. Now the whole world economy is at the brink of abyss of debt.

Milton Friedman (left) and Arthur Burns. Link to Blogs Library Duke.edu
Milton Friedman (left) and Arthur Burns. Link to Blogs Library Duke.edu

Zionist interventionism

Considering their backgrounds it is not surprising that Milton and Rose were also fanatical Zionists. In practice libertarianism and Zionism are incompatible though for some reason there has lately been hardly any discussion about this obvious fact in (neo)libertarian circles. Indeed, they were not only Zionists but hard-core Likudniks. They often visited Israel and were very supportive of the extreme-right Likud party which has obvious terrorist roots. Milton even seems to have supported the annexation of the Palestinian West Bank. In his Newsweek column, he downplayed the occupation and even stated: “I had no feeling whatsoever of being in occupied territory.”

Perhaps the Palestinians had a different feeling.

Link to The Jerusalem Post
Link to The Jerusalem Post

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Friedman not only identified as a Jew but was ready to ignore his libertarian principles when the interests of Jews were threatened. This is why he helped to institute the most dangerous and anti-libertarian tax of all: the withholding tax. And after Germany was destroyed, he fully supported not only the creation of Israel but also its expansion as an occupying power. Friedman seems not to have strongly opposed the huge subsidies America sends to Israel every year.

Burns, Friedman and Greenspan seem to have been the brains and architects of the petrodollar system. The idea was to get off the gold standard which limited the expansion of the money supply and therefore the capacity to bail out banks and whole countries. America went off the gold standard in the early 70s when Arthur Burns was the chairman of the Fed. Milton had already laid the groundwork for this exit in his 1953 Essays in Positive Economics by claiming that flexible exchange rates have huge benefits. Ironically, it was Friedman who was the greatest foe of the gold standard despite admitting – only in principle, of course – the moral and economic superiority of the gold standard.

But how to maintain the value of mere paper dollars especially when their amount increases exponentially? Simple: Artificially increase the demand for dollars. Just make sure that international trade and especially oil trade takes place in dollars. All you need is US-Nato war machine that forces all countries to use dollars in the international oil trade. Naturally this suited well the old allies of Israel, the Saudi family. And if some countries like Iraq or Libya refuse to trade their oil in dollars, then it would be easy to either organize a color revolution or if that fails then just bomb them into submission.

All this also fitted very well with the Jewish neoconservative world view where Russia is the enemy. Russia certainly has been biggest obstacle of Israeli expansionist foreign policy. The Fed and the petrodollar system were especially needed to destroy the Russians who stubbornly continue to cling to their nationalism and “anti-Semitic” alliance with Arabs. The Russians even have the gall to support Syria and other opponents of Israel in the Middle East.

The Friedman-Director family had an impressive enemies list and track record: Tsar, Hitler, Soviet Union and finally Putin’s Russia.

With the support of the petrodollar system the Fed could expand the money supply as much as necessary to defend both American and Israeli interests.

Libertarianism vs. tyranny

Rothbard was right. Friedman was no supporter of free market. On the contrary. Friedman together with Burns and Greenspan continued the ancient Jewish tradition of court Jews creating monopoly state capitalists.

So it is easy to answer Kevin MacDonald’s three questions:

  1. Libertarianism and its Chicago subschool have been dominated by Jews such as Milton Friedman
  2. Milton Friedman strongly identified as a Jew
  3. Milton Friedman deliberately used the libertarian movement to advance specific Jewish interests

But why was Rothbard virtually alone in noticing all this? Because Friedman was a brilliant propagandist. He presented himself as a free market supporter even if he was only relatively more libertarian than socialists. But more importantly Friedman was a good liar. This could be seen in his famous article Capitalism and Jews where he claimed that Jews have usually not benefited from government-granted privileges.

To summarize: Except for the sporadic protection of individual monarchs to whom they were useful, Jews have seldom benefited from governmental intervention on their behalf.

Link to FEE.org
Link to FEE.org

How could Friedman be so mistaken? Or rather, such a brazen liar He must have known the truth. His own ancestors came from Eastern Europe where for many centuries Jews had been the king’s privileged state capitalists. For thousands of years Jews had been slave traders, tax-farmers and almost everywhere in Europe enjoyed state granted business and banking cartel privileges.

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  1. Hello, fellow White People!

    • Thanks: cronkitsche
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  2. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    if some countries like Iraq or Libya refuse to trade their oil in dollars, then it would be easy to either organize a color revolution or if that fails then just bomb them into submission.

    Yup, good observation. Both Hussein and Khaddafi tried to start making an end run around the dollar and both ended up dead. Sort of like the mafia sending a message.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
  3. “when he received the Nobel prize in economics and he had to write a short autobiography. ”

    So, to get the Prize/money, they have to write an autobiography, like a college application? I did not know this, and have never heard it mentioned before. Are these readily available? Someone should study them, it might be interesting to see if they reveal anything (inadvertently, of course). Call Miles Mathis!

    • Replies: @chris
  4. “Neither of his parents seem to have been very intelligent. They had no higher education and ran a small dry goods store.”

    Can you refer us to the scholarly, peer-reviewed research on this? The implications are important. Since today people are more likely to go to college than run a small business, people must be getting more intelligent, nu? Perhaps the Waltons or Bloomingdales could fund this research.

    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
  5. songbird says:

    Director was influenced by Thorstein Veblen and H.L. Mencken, both elitist academics who believed the public lacked the intelligence to make democracy successful

    I am wondering if the above is some kind of typo.

    Was HL Mencken an academic? I didn’t think he ever went to college. Though, I know some of his essays were about the arts or scholarly subjects.

  6. Franz says:

    Burns and Friedman were enraged by Rothbard’s book.

    That’s what I heard.

    Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman. Burns, Mises and Bill Buckley all hated Rothbard. Which makes him either the odd man out or the good guy.

    Probably good guy: When he fingered Rand as a cultist, his judgement was on all the Neocons too. Rand was only the gateway drug to the Adam Smith Necktie Club of the 1980s and he knew they were a pack of jackals.

    Rothbard would end up making common cause with Paleocons and helping Lew Rockwell’s site when it first started. He was a heretic and suffered the heretic’s fate. I didn’t even know he died till I just looked it up. He wouldn’t tow the party line and his fate was oblivion. It’s the fate of good guys generally too, unfortunately.

    • Agree: cronkitsche
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  7. cohen says:

    Great to see something on Milty. A overblown character by Zionist machine portraying a very laid back cool intellectual. Once I saw him answering a student’s question and a follow up question by the student blew Milty’s cool off the radar.
    Similar problem with Mr. Alan Greenspan. To this day I can not understand what he talked about in his congressional testimonies. Always rambling. Senator Tom Harkin once pointed out about Mr. Articulate Greenspan by saying – Does this guy know what he is talking about? However, Jewish Newspapers like NYT never stopped senseless worshiping of Mr. Greenspan.

    Looking forward to read the entire article

    • Replies: @anon
    , @ivan
  8. onebornfree says: • Website

    “Rothbard was right. Friedman was no supporter of free market. On the contrary. Friedman together with Burns and Greenspan continued the ancient Jewish tradition of court Jews creating monopoly state capitalists.”

    Thanks for that. And for this:

    “Milton’s Essays in Positive Economy created a methodological revolution in economics. Deductive reasoning from the logic of action was replaced with fancy mathematical formulas, statistics and econometrics. Statistics and mathematical economics were needed for economic interventionism, especially in banking. Mathematics has a certain prestige in academia. It gives whatever one does an air of rigor and intelligence. This extreme empiricist-positivist methodology was a success in the sense that it made neoconservative interventionist policy recommendations sound more scientific.”

    Although really, it was not Friedman who “created a methodological revolution in economics” that handily impressed idiots easily impressed by utilizing graphs, formulas etc. etc. , it was a predecessor, Keynes, in his convoluted, contradictory theories as expressed in his “General Theory” and in his other works of pure pseudo-intellectual , pseudo-scientific gibberish, which were themselves all written in the grand tradition of pseudo-intellectual, incomprehensible, obfuscatory gibberish manner of Marx himself.

    “The [Keynes] General Theory was not truly revolutionary at all but merely old and oft-refuted mercantilist and inflationist fallacies dressed up in shiny new garb, replete with newly constructed and largely incomprehensible jargon.”Murray Rothbard

    “States have always needed intellectuals to con the public into believing that its rule is wise, good, and inevitable” Murray Rothbard

    “What do intellectuals and opinion makers get from big government? An increasing number of cushy jobs in the bureaucracy, or in the government-subsidized sector, staffing the welfare regulatory state, and apologizing for its policies, as well as propagandizing for them among the public. To put it bluntly, intellectuals, theorists, pundits, media elites, etc. get to live a life which they could not attain on the free market, but which they can gain at taxpayer expense.” Murray Rothbard

    “The state has typically been a device for producing affluence for a few at the expense of many.”Murray Rothbard

    “Modern economics is a set of formal models and equations purporting to fully determine human behaviour, at least in the economic realm. And there is no way that uncertainty can be compressed into determinate mathematical models.”Murray Rothbard

    Rothbard was an anarchist- specifically, an anarcho-capitalist. Friedman,Burns, Greenspan, and even Von Mises , were statists, although Von Mises did believe in an extremely small, limited government that only controlled national defense and the justice system, as far as I’m aware, which made him far more libertarian than either Friedman, Burns or Greenspan appear to have been.

    I suppose Greenspan should have known better, given his earlier close connections with the [mostly] “constitutionally limited governments and free markets are best” Ayn Rand objectivism cult, but then again, Rand herself was very much pro- Israel.]

    “The State is, and always has been, the great single enemy of the human race, its liberty, happiness, and progress.” Murray Rothbard

    “The State is a gang of thieves writ large – the most immoral, grasping and unscrupulous individuals in any society.” Murray Rothbard

    “The public sector can only feed off the private sector; it necessarily lives parasitically upon the private economy. But this means that the productive resources of society – far from satisfying the wants of consumers – are now directed, by compulsion, away from these wants and needs. The consumers are deliberately thwarted, and the resources of the economy diverted from them to those activities desire by the parasitic bureaucracy and politicians.” Murray Rothbard

    “Rule by the statist elite is not benign or simply a matter of who happens to be in office: it is rule by a growing army of leeches and parasites battening off the income and wealth of hard-working Americans, destroying their property, corrupting their customs and institutions, sneering at their religion.”Murray Rothbard

    “Capitalism is the fullest expression of anarchism, and anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism. Not only are they compatible, but you can’t really have one without the other. True anarchism will be capitalism, and true capitalism will be anarchism” Murray Rothbard

    Regards, onebornfree

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  9. BuelahMan says:

    Every. Single. Time.

  10. Wyatt says:

    Come on. Am I seriously limited to Bobby Fischer and Otto Weininger when I need to reference net positive jews?

    Jesus Christ.

  11. One thing for sure, ending the draft during Vietnam War was great for Jews. Milton Friedman pushed that.

    1. Smart educated Jews no longer had to share barracks with dumb brutish goyim.

    2. Superior Jews don’t have to die like dumb goyim in wars. You see, Jewish lives are precious. Jews were willing to fight in WWII because the enemy was the Jew-Killer Nazi regime. But when there are no Jews to save, Jews would rather not sacrifice their own lives in wars.

    And Jews certainly will not sacrifice their own lives to save goyim.
    Indeed, the notion that any Jew should die for goyim is laughable to the Tribe. Jews kvetch about how the US didn’t act fast enough to save Jews in WWII, but if some country was murdering millions of goyim, Jews would not send Jewish boys to die to save goy lives. How many Jews lined up to be sent to Rwanda to end the genocide there? None. Vietnam War was about ‘saving’ goyim from communism. Why should any Jew die for that? No wonder so many Jews opposed that way. Muhammad Ali said, “Viet Cong didn’t call me no ni**er”, and Jews really felt, “I ain’t risking my sacred Jewish ass for no ‘g**ks’.” Of course, Jews couldn’t say such publicly, so they made a big stink about they are opposed to the war for humanitarian reasons.

    3. Since the end of the Cold War, most wars have been Wars for Israel. Jews support those wars because ‘volunteer’ goyim do all the fighting and dying.
    Let Jews foment and direct the wars from the top, and let goyim serve as dogs and do the killing and dying.
    If the US military was based on the draft, Jews would have to serve and fight like everyone else. But as it is all-mercenary, most troops are working class whites, blacks, and browns.

    4. Even though Jews support the Wars for Israel, they would be far less supportive IF their own kids might have to go and die in wars. But if dumb goyim are doing all the fighting and dying while Jews enjoy privilege and command all the elite positions, then it’s A-Okay.
    Even when it comes to war crimes, it is goyim on the ground who get charged and convicted EVEN THOUGH it’s the criminal Neocons who spread lies and instigate bloody wars on bogus grounds that hide the fact of “Is it Great for Jews?”

    In that sense, ending the draft was bad for the nation. It was a boon for the elites. It spared Jews from military service, and this made Jews even more war-mongering since it’d be only the goyim who’ll do all the dying.

    This is how Jews think:

    • Agree: RedpilledAF
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  12. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Excellent analysis- explains a lot. I wonder if Walter Block would agree? I expect so, at least privately.

  13. Thank you. Interesting and informative.

  14. Rothbard’s newsletter (Libertarian Forum) is amazing, probably the best political writing of the 1970s.
    Rothbard was no shill for Israel. In 1972 he opposed Scoop Jackson’s presidential run, a 100% Zionist operation. In 1980 he correctly described neoconservatives as ex-Trotskyite Jews when the MSM was lying about what a neocon really was.

    • Agree: Franz
  15. “Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman. Burns, Mises and Bill Buckley all hated Rothbard.” Rothbard was a student of Mises. This is the first time I’ve read this about Mises. Mises “famously” walked out of a Mt Pelerin meeting announcing to the other participants, “You’re all socialists!” He had his standards. I don’t think Rothbard violated them, and I doubt that Lu hated Murray.

    • Replies: @Franz
  16. Fascinating. I enjoyed reading the article.

  17. utu says:

    It seems that the author is very concerned that some Jews pretended to be libertarians. I would be more concerned that so many goys do not pretend and actually are sincere libertarian believers. Rothbard, Mises and Rand (Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum) did a great job infecting young goys’ minds with the toxic doctrines of libertarianism turning them into zombies sand useful idiots of oligarchy.

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  18. I was so pleased to see your excellent discussion of Murray Rothbard.

    He was stunningly brilliant, had a wry sense of humor in person, and should be read by every serious person.

    My college economics and politics professors never heard of him–and refused to read him when I asked them to do so.

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  19. Dan Hayes says:
    @Franz

    Tom Fleming and Murray Rothbard tried for a mutual outreach between paleoconservatives and libertarians, but that never seemed to get off the ground!

    BTW, I let my National Review subscription lapse due to Buckley’s vicious Rothbard obituary.

    • Replies: @Magic Dirt Resident
  20. There is nothing in the current world that does not somehow advance Jewish interests. I’m beginning to believe it’s supernatural. And I’m not joking.

    Dec 16, 2020: The U.S. Senate passed a bill that would elevate the position of the anti-Semitism monitor to ambassador, adding punch to the envoy’s mission of pressing other governments to confront anti-Jewish bigotry.

    This creates a cabinet position charged with addressing anti-semitism both domestically and across the globe. Added to which, there exists a congressional anti-semitism caucus. That exists, though I’m sure virtually no citizen is aware of that.

    Maybe they are literally chosen. Certainly appears that way, as they never, ever lose.

  21. Franz says:
    @Butte Bill

    I don’t think Rothbard violated them, and I doubt that Lu hated Murray.

    My guess is Ludwig hated them all before it was over. He annoyed Ayn Rand once and she said, “You’re treating me like a silly Jewish girl” to which Mises said, “You ARE a silly Jewish girl!”

    Rothbard joined the bullpen at Chronicles Magazine when they were taking a straight America First line on trade. Rothbard not only didn’t disagree, he even referred to Thomas Sowell as an “affirmative action” economist for Sowell’s justifications for free trade.

    Rothbard made the opposite trip his one time comrade-in-anarchy friend Karl Hess made: Hess started off a conservative and died an anarchist; Rothbard started as an anarchist and wrote his last articles for a conservative, pro-Christian publication.

    Strange are the ways of Fate.

  22. Dumbo says:

    A Jew trying to advance Jewish interests against the majority? Incredible… Say it isn’t so… 😀 😉

    But I kinda sympathized wth Friedman. With Ayn Rand, not so much – never understood that cult.

  23. Anon[405] • Disclaimer says:
    @Franz

    As though the odd man out weren’t very often the good guy.

  24. @utu

    Lolberturdianism is literally about atomizing ALL goyim societies and infecting them with sociopathy and materialism.
    All while (((they ))) and their golems organize into collective entities capable of taking down all lone preys with ease.

    Huwhite mutt’s “HIQ” myth is busted because of this. ANYONE who unironically claims to be a lolberturdian is factually weaker and more ignorant than a sub-Saharan Negro. The Negro actually has a community and kinship.

    • Agree: Angharad
  25. gotmituns says:
    @Wyatt

    Bobby Fisher knew the score. That’s why they tried saying he was crazy. He wasn’t crazy, he’d just figured out the jews game and called them out on it. Otto Weininger, I don’t know that guy.

  26. unwoke says:

    “Friedman was no supporter of free market. On the contrary. Friedman together with Burns and Greenspan continued the ancient Jewish tradition of court Jews creating monopoly state capitalists.”

    An ancient tradition still going strong down to the present hour. Biden’s larcenous court is chock full of them. Jewy Joe has given the top three Cabinet posts to the tribe. Sec. of State Blinken, Attorney General Garland & Milton Friedman fan, Sec. of Treasury Janet Yellen; continuing another mostly unbroken tradition of top Jewish Treasury Officials. This, in combination with the Chairman of the Fed almost always being one too. Don’t know how Powell slipped through but Jewy Joe will probably fix that. As far as JAPPY Janet goes, we can probably guess what Treasury will be up to in the next four years from something she averred when Fed Chairman: “The notion that monetary policy operates with ‘long and variable lags’ — that statement is due to Miltion Friedman, and it is one of the essential things to understand about monetary policy and it has not fundamentally changed at all.
    That is why I believe we have to be forward looking, and I’m not in favor of a ‘whites of their eyes’ sort of approach, we need to operate based on forecasts”; i.e. the strong hand of government steering the economy.

  27. @Wyatt

    Lol. But totally unfair. Race-realist and anti-feminist Michael Levin is a brave and excellent Jew; ditto, sociologist Steven Goldberg; of course Rothbard. There are others. Mises was a genuinely great thinker (unlike most celebrated Jewish “thinkers”, whose work is usually worthless – Marx, Freud, Boas, Adorno, Marcuse, Sartre, Derrida, Dworkin … the list of Jewish intellectual frauds is endless). People here are going to yell at me, but I think Mark Levin, apart from his constant and unbelievably annoying Zionist apologetics, and especially the courageous Michael Savage, are on the side of the good guys. And Barry Goldwater 1964 – we needed him!

    Let us not be ingrates and forget our outstanding benefactor, Ron Unz himself.

    And there is indeed the small matter of Christ the Lord.

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  28. @Franz

    Are you a moron or just ignorant? Mises was Murray’s beloved mentor, and Rothbard was possibly his favorite and greatest pupil.

    • Replies: @Franz
  29. JamesinNM says:

    Romans 2:28-29 (After Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection- born again Christians regardless of ethnic background). Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 (Synagogue of Satan serving Lucifer and the fallen angels)

  30. @Bragadocious

    You don’t mention his historical writing. If he were alive today, he would be labelled a “holocaust denier ” and would find great difficulty getting his books published or reviewed by the MSM. Rothbard was an honest man. When he died 25 years ago, things were difficult for honest people in Academia. Now such people would be barred entry to Academia completely, unless by some error or some independent institution willing to take the flak ( very few of them ).

    • Agree: cronkitsche
  31. @Just another serf

    Maybe they are literally chosen. Certainly appears that way, as they never, ever lose.

    Except for 109 times (probably more) on Earth, and infinite suffering and punishment for them in hell. Frankly, I would rather have them win a few battles on the material plane than have them escape in the afterlife.

    The souls of ALL kikes are going straight to hell when they finally kick the bucket. This is why all of these bizarre Utopia bullshit and “heaven on earth” projects are all kosher or tainted by the yids. They WANT to escape their deserved judgment. Too bad, even their “god” (the devil) will have his due.

    Hey kikes! Remember, HELL is for eternity!

    • Replies: @Druid
  32. @Lord Shang

    The only way for a jew to be saved is to recognize their true savior and repent. I don’t think Mr.Unz has a problem with that. But most kikes will never mend their ways. And that is fine. It is their racial characteristic. I certainly don’t have to accommodate Muslims or niggers in my country just because I met a few of their educated classes.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  33. @Justvisiting

    Maybe telling people to sell their children as consumer goods and arguing for abortion after admitting that it is basically violating his NAP are just some examples of what repulses good Christians from a filthy fucking kike materialist.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  34. Schuetze says:

    “During the term of his lease, the Jew governed the estate and its inhabitants and was authorized to penalize the serfs at his discretion.”

    “The emancipation of the peasants in 1861 and the Polish rebellion of 1863 caused far-reaching changes in the economic and social development of Volhynia that affected the Jews.”

    Lincoln freed the negro slaves from their Jewish owners in the US and was assassinated in 1865 by Rothshild Jews and their masonic allies. Alexander freed the Polish and Russian serf-slaves from their Jewish owners and was assassinated in 1880 by Rothshild Jews and their masonic allies. Tikkun olam was in high gear then just as it is now.

    I do find the description of Burns, Friedman, Greenspan and their Cabal as “court jews” to be very apt.

  35. cohen says:

    Milty’s own words about tax withholding?? Sounds he was very proud of it.

    https://reason.com/2016/04/18/milton-friedman-helped-invent-income-tax/

  36. Milton Friedman wrote an autobiography. Friedman admired Israel and wrote glowingly of its economists. I read parts of Friedman’s autobiography 20 years ago in a New York City Public Library while waiting for friends.

    Friedman wrote extensively about his travels and the Jewish economists, mathematicians, statisticians, whom he met.

    Thank you.

    Edward Manfredonia

  37. eric says:

    I think there’s an opportunity for some scholars to develop a better description of this sort of ethnocentrism because it’s very indirect. Rothbard was not tribal at all. You can listen to his lectures on YouTube, and in them, you will find a very ecumenical spirit. Mises and Friedman were classical liberals who emphasized individualism, secured by property rights. Rand was an ideologue and narcissist in the manner of Freud, but unlike Freud, she prioritized individualism over any tribe. While Friedman and Rand were highly supportive of Zionism, considering the illiberal nature of the neighboring Arab states, this is hardly surprising.

    Perhaps a better lens would be to say that a history of pharisaical reasoning created a mindset useful for creating and expanding an ideology. They all wrote and spoke a lot, and it’s clear they were true believers in classical liberalism (which was founded by Christians, who also found this consistent with individualism).

    • Disagree: Thim
  38. An important article on an number of fronts because one of the great fallacies about the United States is that it is a “Capitalist” nation, which is a falsehood at the heart of the false dialectic that would be set up around Marxism/Capitalism against the “American System of Economics”

    LaRouche Shocker—The American System Is Neither Capitalist or Communist—Why Didn’t You Know That!

    • Agree: Mefobills
    • Replies: @phil
  39. xyzxy says:

    Instead Rothbard embraced Aristotelian rationalist philosophy…

    In discussing ideas within a ‘modern’ philosophical or economic sense, it would probably be best if folks could refrain from using terms such as ‘rationalist’ when pointing to (or within the context of) Classical thinkers.

    The term ‘rationalist’ is generally more appropriate and holds a more definite meaning when describing 17th C thinkers such as Descartes, Leibniz, and Kant. Aristotle could just as well be called an empiricist based upon his scientific studies and taxonomic classification schematic.

    In any case, Aristotle’s economics (household management) were certainly not Jewish-Capitalist in the ‘money hoarding’ sense.

  40. anon[397] • Disclaimer says:

    Ron Unz,

    Enough of your daily doses of Jew this Jew that. Every fucking day, while for a year the entire planet has been subjected to a pernicious class war. (And how amazing: entire platforms and stacks get booted off yet here is Jewish Ron Unz publishing the usual and fucking tired fare at unz.com)

    This is the type of thoughtful articles we want to see, instead of your disciplined distractions:

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/01/18/anteroom-of-our-own-extinction/

    The rest of you: stop being such useful idiots. The future is at stake. Be present in NOW. Past is past and we can always return to these topics.

  41. Anon[182] • Disclaimer says:

    “Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!”

    “So how many will have to die so
    we can force our little Ponzi scheme
            on the rest of the world?”

    There is a lie,
    Then there is a BIG lie.
    There is 911,
    Then there is Santa Claus.
    Jesus died for your Evils is beyond Santa Claus!

    Qur’an Chapter 62

    5. The example of those who were entrusted with the Torah, but then failed to uphold it, is like the donkey carrying works of literature. Miserable is the example of the people who denounce God’s revelations. God does not guide the wrongdoing people.
    6. Say, “O you who follow Judaism; if you claim to be the chosen of God, to the exclusion of the rest of mankind, then wish for death if you are sincere.”
    7. But they will not wish for it, ever, due to what their hands have advanced. God knows well the wrongdoers.
    8. Say, “The death from which you flee will catch up with you; then you will be returned to the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, and He will inform you of what you used to do.”

    Quran Chapter 30

    39. The usury you practice, seeking thereby to multiply people’s wealth, will not multiply with God. But what you give in charity, desiring God’s approval—these are the multipliers.
    40. God is He who created you, then provides for you, then makes you die, then brings you back to life. Can any of your idols do any of that? Glorified is He, and Exalted above what they associate.
    41. Corruption has appeared on land and sea, because of what people’s hands have earned, in order to make them taste some of what they have done, so that they might return.

    http://www.clearquran.com

    • Agree: Druid
  42. @Peter D. Bredon

    My Mom volunteered to help with Sunday School for some institutionalized retarded kids. The idea was to give the kids a day out at a local church. Everyone of those kids came from smart professional parents. Dumb people can throw out a smart kid every once and awhile. Question is was Friedman actually smart? Spewing tribal thinking doesn’t require intelligence. I guess baffling people with figurative bull feces is to some extent.

    • Replies: @jamesc
  43. @Priss Factor

    How dare you! You’ve insulted the memory of all five Jews who served in WW 2.

    • Replies: @Bookish1
  44. It was Friedman’s ideas that made me loathe Ronnie Reagan back in the day. We are currently living the full effects of Reagan economics. The lockdowns are majorly showing its flaws if you want to look. Uncle Milty claimed debt was an asset. Unless you are a banker, for the rest of us it is slavery. Capitalism was always about the usury exploiting the market place. Also Ludwig Von Mises was brought over by the Rockefeller clan and I still despise Reagan.

    Not surprise about MF Jewish thing. Greed and ambition are the white gentile’s weakness that the mythical chosen have exploited to the hilt. Also it is just not our men, feminism exploits the same weakness.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
  45. moi says:
    @James O'Meara

    F0rget whites, this country now belongs to the yids, nigs, and spics.

  46. jamesc says:

    I haven’t yet read this article, but my answer is definitely yes.

    I came to that conclusion after watching a youtube video, where Friedman is speaking to a US, Jewish audience.

    His message was twofold.

    First, that his style of capitalism was based on what was good for the Jews.
    Second, Jews should get on board and abandon left-wing thinking.

    He was clear that,with his pro-capitalist rhetoric, he was advocating for financial based economies, which were good for middlemen, and hostile to industrial sectors, where there was little Jewish involvement.

    Within the financial sector, he wanted new entrants to challenge the incumbents – this being, again, what is good for the Jews.

    Previously, having studied economics at university, I was well aware that Friedman was highly disingenuous.
    His arguments on the crash, for example, blamed government intervention based on the government not intervening to boost the money supply. Quite how he sold that as argument for free markets, I don’t know.

    Later, he achieved influence in Israel and the UK to carry out real world experiments, based on his ideas on the money supply. Both ended disastrously,

    • Thanks: chris
  47. profnasty says:

    Only a Jew would read this much folderol about another Jew.
    Sad really.

  48. jamesc says:
    @Old and Grumpy

    Yes, he was extremely smart.

    He used a technical subject to argue for a cause, knowing that he would not be challenged and practically no one would understand any criticism.

    He also had the advantage of selling a medicine that would feel good for years, with the side effects arriving a generation later.

    Deregulate debt markets, create booms in consumption and the public will be happy and not realising that there would be a cost.

    Naturally, his constituency would not bear that cost, despite benefiting hugely from the boom.

    • Replies: @The_seventh_shape
  49. In a hypothetical universe:

    Suppose Friedman was forced at gun point everyday to debate Unz
    review Readers on his economic theories and policies? I am fully confident that Friedman would get his ass kicked in…So would his Negro bovine protegee Thomas Sowell.

    The Intellectual Giants of Libertarianism have an overinflated reputation in terms of their debating skills. The Real World wins all the time…..

    Thomas Sowell is an arrogant bovine…

  50. TG says:

    Milton Friedman’s Libertarianism sought to advance Milton Friedman’s interests.

    He was awarded a fake Nobel Prize in Economics to give him the manufactured veneer of intellectual achievement, but his theories – like those of all such intellectual whores – are rubbish.

    I mean, look at what he wrote about ‘free’ trade. The United States became the world’s greatest military and industrial power behind the barrier of a protective tariff (“The American System”). All four presidents carved on Mt. Rushmore were unashamed projectionists.

    Then Friedman comes along, and insists and demands that shipping all of our industries to Mexico and Communist China simply cannot possibly have a downside – this isn’t wrong, it’s a lie, it lacks all face validity, like an astronomer claiming it is guaranteed that the sun will rise in the West.

    And his theories lack all internal consistency. So under ‘free’ trade, corporations can ship US factories overseas in order to be free to utilize de-facto (and sometimes, de jure) slave labor. But if US citizens want to play the same game, and directly import cheap goods from overseas, no they can’t: because that would interfere with the ‘freedom’ of corporations to maximize their profits by restricting trade! So you see, it’s all about freedom.

    ‘Free to choose to own and employ slaves’ – how can anyone object to freedom?

    • Agree: Craig Nelsen
    • Thanks: Peripatetic Itch
  51. Libertarians are cowards who can’t pick a side. Easing pickings for what’s coming.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  52. Jew man always speak with forked tongue.

  53. anarchyst says:

    Here in the united States of America, it was Milton Friedman who came up with the concept of “withholding” income taxes from wages. Previously, income taxes were due on and paid in one lump sum on April 15 of each year.
    This concept of “withholding” made the payment of taxes partially “invisible” and easier to enforce.
    This move made businesses “agents of the state”, which was fought against in “Kellems v. State” as the claim was made that the “withholding Act” was unconstitutional. Of course the courts ruled against Kellems and the rest is history.
    Imagine today, if withholding was abolished and people had to pay their income taxes on April 15…

  54. Catdog says:
    @Just another serf

    I’ve had similar thoughts. Either they really do have supernatural intervention, or something like the Bene Geserit religion planting experiment in Dune is working in their favor.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  55. Mike Tre says:

    “Instead they developed a cult around Trotsky that eventually morphed into neoconservatism that supported relatively free markets but allowed economic interventionism, modernist egalitarian values, secularism, philo-Semitism, open borders, and an interventionist foreign policy.”

    I have heard before that neoconservatism is merely an extension of Trotskyism. Are the above what Trotsky’s political values were? Genuinely curious to know.

  56. Catdog says:

    Thank you for this article. I’ve been wondering about how Jewish Rothbard was lately. This article has done a lot to rehabilitate him in my mind.

  57. Bookish1 says:
    @Just another serf

    Hitler questioned nature’s purpose of jewish influence on our lives. The question puzzled him. He said that maybe the reason is because in order to survive the jewish influence on our lives we have to be strong and united and that is what nature is always striving for. In other words it is either get strong and united or die out.

    • Agree: Thomasina
  58. @Just another serf

    “…Maybe they are literally chosen. Certainly appears that way, as they never, ever lose…”

    The fact that they often (not always) succeed is a typical case of what is called a “self-fulfilling prophesy”. They believe that they are “chosen” and thus destined for success, which makes them to work tirelessly for success and thus they do indeed often succeed, which is then again interpreted as a “proof” of their chosenness. Even intelligent people can be sometimes superstitious.

  59. phil says:
    @Abdul Alhazred

    It’s a matter of degree. By now, there are elaborate, albeit imperfect, attempts to put countries on a scale from 0 to 10, where 10 would be pure capitalism. The score for the US is typically about 8.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  60. Bookish1 says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Over the years I have talked to ww2 veterans who told me that the jews had the soft jobs during the war. Jobs like working in the garment distribution centers behind the lines of the fighting.

    • Replies: @Alden
  61. @songbird

    This writer was certainly wrong about Mencken. Per Wikipedia, his entire post high school education consisted of one course in writing and nothing else. Of interest is Mencken’s opposition to US entry in both world wars and his admiration of Nietzsche. Naturally, he was branded both a racist and anti-Semite. Some things never change.

  62. At the end of his life, I saw Friedman in two mini debates on McNeil Lehrer show with two of his left wing colleagues. He didn’t seem very impressive.

    Interesting story Friedman’s colleague Melvin Reder wrote a very interesting paper on Immigration. I highly recommend that everyone read this paper…..that inlcludes you Ron Unz. Friedman thought quite highly of Reder’s paper.

    People are born into communities. Free Markets are just a tool that may or not be usefull in a given point in time. There is a reason why Free Markets are called Autistic Economics. It’s a universal that gives rise to monsters such as Jeff Bezzos….

    • Replies: @cronkitsche
  63. Angharad says:

    Th short answer to the question in the title is “YES. Of COURSE. Always. Silly Goy”.

  64. He showed aptitude early in his childhood, when he translated the Talmud into Polish and Russian by age six and debated socialism at age nine.

    LOL, LOL, LOL! So this Burns fella translated 2,711 pages of the Talmud into two different languages by age 6.

    In 1914, he immigrated to Bayonne, New Jersey, with his parents

    So I suppose by age 11 he was selling bridges he owned in New York. I am sick and tired of reading about all these liars and cheats and their tall tales.

    • LOL: Schuetze
  65. @HeebHunter

    The main reason I went on to reject Christianity as a teenager is because of ignorant bigots like you. I’d rather not go to heaven if I have to be surrounded by a bunch of knuckle-dragging Christians. Of course, per your exclusionary ideology, I’m going to Hell anyway.

  66. Mefobills says:
    @phil

    It’s not a matter of degree.

    Jews are great at creating dialectics, to where people think capitalism is some sort of degree on a liner scale.

    There are different kinds of capitalism, and they are not on the same linear scale.

    The American system uses state credit, which channels into the physical economy. The physical economy is that which makes physical things. In other words, the American system is a form of industrial capitalism. State credit channels into building out industry, roads, bridges, health care, public schools, and the scientific establishment. The U.S. got rich behind tariff walls, and using state credit which channeled into industry and the commons.

    Lolbertarianism in its various guises, hides the fact that their fictitious “capital” includes paper instruments that bounce around in finance markets. This paper then makes demands on the physical economy and labor. It forms an extraction economy, where jewish finance lives as a parasite.

    This so-called free market for money includes private bank creation of credit, which channels not into the physical economy, but instead into speculation.

    Speculative finance capital is a form of usury. Jews are usurers and have been for thousands of years. Not all jews are usurers of course, but it is the main tribal evolutionary mechanism, Jewish economists are apologists for hidden usury mechanisms which benefit the tribe.

    The Chicago Skool (latest edition), in addition to a mathematical approach, also conveniently ignores monetary history by glossing over, cherry picking, or not teaching said history for a reason: Jewish usury mechanisms may be exposed.

    The American System was invented in the Colonies, especially Mass. Bay. It was a response to (((English Merchants))) promoting their limited supply of gold to the colonials at extreme rates of interest. The international finance class would have been doing rake-offs on the colonists, and living like kings while their metal money “worked.”

    The colonies instead used bills of credit, and this colonial credit CHANNELED into local industry, especially the first iron works in the Americas.

    In Hamilton’s first report on manufacturers, he notes how much American Credit is flowing in industry and improving physical productivity.

    • Agree: Abdul Alhazred
  67. anon[148] • Disclaimer says:

    The facts are so simple, that negate every so called “economist” theories.

    Here is the very simple explanation : just like an airplane in flight , there are 4 forces in an economy, they are:
    1) Thrust= industrial production
    2) Drag= , Government regulations
    3) gravity =acts of nature like weather, earthquakes, deaths, etc.
    4)lift= when thrust overcomes drag and gravity, you have lift.
    Simple formula: Thrust>Drag+Gravity = Lift

    It is so simple, that so called great minds fail to grasp it’s simplicity, and the other problem is that a fifth grader can understand it, which makes most of the PhDs and MBA’s babble unnecessary, and out of their highly paying jobs, which by the way, are in the “drag” category.
    In short, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

  68. frontier says:
    @Franz

    Which makes him either the odd man out or the good guy.

    Not the only options… Not the most likely either.

  69. @onebornfree

    “Mathematics has a certain prestige in academia. It gives whatever one does an air of rigor and intelligence. This extreme empiricist-positivist methodology was a success in the sense that it made neoconservative interventionist policy recommendations sound more scientific.”

    Continuing from there, these same sorts of mathematical models have been incorporated into computer-driven projections to give us the current consensuses on climate change and pandemic forecasting. Their phoney successes come from tuning the models to the past while their abject failures in predicting the future can be passed off by simply rewriting history whenever necessary. We can thank them for The Great Reset and Building Back Better, among all sorts of other (((Globalist))) solutions.

    Now what was it Darwin taught us about species that cornered themselves into evolutionary dead ends?

    Apparently [the now extinct GPS pigeon] was capable of receiving directions for getting home via satellite signals. The broken beaks [on all discovered fossils] indicated to [biologist Hooper T.] Hoppet that, unfortunately, these birds were so intent on listening for directions that they failed to notice other obstacles in front of them. With so much other air traffic, as well as trees, mountains, and tall dinosaurs, these birds soon collided with extinction

    https://www.scq.ubc.ca/evolutionary-dead-ends/

    Thank you for that.

  70. frontier says:
    @Mefobills

    There are different kinds of capitalism, and they are not on the same linear scale.

    True words. I’m not sure why an obviously feudal arrangement is called “capitalism”. The present day feudal lords – Amazon, Google, FB, etc make the rules of communication and behavior these days while Antifa complements the police as their enforcement arm, aka private army. Employers are scared shirtless of the media-driven, police-protected mob and hire and fire as the feudals desire, ditto for a double standard justice system. Lolbertarianism is no laughing matter, it’s the apex of feudalism.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  71. anon[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @cohen

    The job of the Jew run msm is to help promote Jewish academics and talking heads (who run think tanks) by constantly quoting them and referring to them as “geniuses” and “experts”, until they get their Nobel prize, then they can boast about how many Nobel laureates are Jews, therefore Jews must be the smartest people alive. Jews also sit on the Nobel review board, to make sure at least one (usually multiple) Jews are nominated each year and win.

  72. @Mefobills

    Well said and thank you!

    The basic issue of economics regards this issue:

    Should money determine the value of wealth or should the production of wealth determine the value of money?

    The problem is that we have come to a place, where money determines the value of wealth, through the absurd notion of ‘free markets’. which only serves “the interests whose interest is interest” to grift and outright steal from those who actual create wealth in society, productive labor.

    The nation’s role is to protect its people, and thus put the survival of those who actually produce wealth, before those of the sundry monetary interests.

    The question comes down to this: would your rather have money or food?

    For those who think money is the answer, then try not eating!

    • Agree: Mefobills
  73. @War for Blair Mountain

    George Parkin Grant: “….the profit motive relativizes all other motives…including that of patriotism.”

  74. @anon

    Absolutely wrong as it was government deregulation of trade in the 1920’s regarding the importation of food that caused market collapse in agricultural products, to which then such producers of wealth did not have the purchasing power to purchase capital goods and service sector services…

    It was government intervention under the 1942-52 expression of achieving Agricultural Parity through parity base prices for commodities markets that not only allowed America to produce wealth at the base of the Arsenal of Democracy for the WWII effort, but further was the basis for the post war boom, for the farmers made profits that multiplied through the entire economy by a factor of seven as the Raw Materials National Council discovered by examination of the nation’s official economic records.

  75. Schuetze says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    “these same sorts of mathematical models have been incorporated into computer-driven projections to give us the current consensuses on climate change and pandemic forecasting.”

    It goes way beyond any kind of “science”. Neil Furgesons 20,000 lines of Fortran shit code from a 40 year old hack job program was used to lock down the entire planet. The amount of cheating on data sets used for Climate Forcasting is legendary, the “hockey stick” data set being one of the most famous. “Hide the decline” became the motto of the entire cadre of “climate experts”.

    Of course, all this mathematical and computer science “genius” is responsible for such great achievements as Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 by the Microsoft company run by vaccine Bill Gates.

    The bread crumbs most certainly lead back to Friedman and Keynes, but don’t stop there. The entire Malthusian eugenics prognostications that form the backbone of the planets recent history of world wars of genocide are another case in point.

    Science is a farce, and Scientists as a single group have been tools for the globalist jews for centuries. Today these “scientists” are the most privileged nomenklatura sinecured and pampered at all the major universities across the planet. Being a shabbez goyim masquerading as a braniac pays very well.

    It is also worthy of note that our host, Ron Unz, has repeatedly espoused an arrogant confidence in all these “scientists” by brushing aside and ignoring people who fail to show sufficient deference to this overly “educated” elite.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  76. anon[263] • Disclaimer says:

    I’ve seen clips of Milton Friedman on YouTube, he came across as a nasally sounding arrogant douche, and a fast talking snake oil salesman. Never trust a fast talker, they are always trying to pull a fast one on you.

    In his book Goliath: The 100 Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, Matt Stoller talked about the Chicago School’s collaboration with Yale law prof Robert Bork to change our antitrust focus from preventing concentration of power to consumer protection. Milton Friedman came up with all the math to support Bork’s argument that monopolies are more efficient and therefore better for consumers, and viciously attacked and ridiculed anyone who questioned their argument as “people who don’t understand math and science”. Consequently, people became afraid to oppose them because they didn’t want to come off looking stupid for not understanding their voodoo math. As opposed to scientific math which conforms to natural law, economic math is all made up crap, pure pseudo science.

    This change in focus of antitrust is the reason why practically all mergers and acquisitions are approved these days, and why monopolies dominate every sector of our economy. Bork, Friedman and their Chicago gang of thugs destroyed this country with their distortion of the original intent of antitrust.

    As if that isn’t enough, Friedman further destroyed this country with his “profit is king” mantra for our businesses. According to him the sole purpose a business exists is to maximize profit, as opposed to providing jobs for the community and making products that help people. Thanks to this toxic mantra our corporations offshore all our jobs, use the cheapest parts to make cheap junk while fighting for maximum cheap labor importation to take all the jobs that can’t be offshored. Workers and consumers suffer while Wall Street and the C-suite reap all the benefits.

    It’s quite fitting that his initials are MF, mo-fo is what he was for what he did to America. I hope he’s burning in hell along with his fellow Zionist Sheldon Adelson.

  77. “For thousands of years Jews had been slave traders, tax-farmers and almost everywhere in Europe enjoyed state granted business and banking cartel privileges.”

    So how did a tiny minority managed to hoodwink such a large populous? The answer lies in a small part of the whole article:

    “But more importantly Friedman was a good liar.”

  78. There is a reason why peoples all over the world see Antisemitism as a self preservation instinct. People that ignore this gut feeling always suffer the consequences. Can you say Isramerica?

  79. @onebornfree

    Although really, it was not Friedman who “created a methodological revolution in economics” that handily impressed idiots easily impressed by utilizing graphs, formulas etc. etc. , it was a predecessor, Keynes, in his convoluted, contradictory theories as expressed in his “General Theory” and in his other works of pure pseudo-intellectual , pseudo-scientific gibberish, which were themselves all written in the grand tradition of pseudo-intellectual, incomprehensible, obfuscatory gibberish manner of Marx himself.

    I have to say that I disagree with your assessment of Keynes here (Marx not so much). Being a bit familiar with the field of Economics and having read The General Theory, let me say that while it isn’t the easiest read, I did not find it incomprehensible and if I recall, there is only one graph in the entire text.

    Most people simplify Keynes into a deficit lover, but his contribution to the field is more in presenting an alternative to the Classical school and its understanding of the behavior of the different components of the Circular Flow of Income.

    In my view, the main difference between Keynesianism and the Classicals is the theory of interest rates, namely, Liquidity Preference vs. Loanable Funds. The latter model sees the interest rate as determined by the balance of demand and supply for loanable funds, the supply being set by savings or foregone consumption. In this model, a large scale decrease in desire to consume will increase savings/loanable funds, interest rates fall, and investment spending increases to bring the saved income back into the circular flow of income and sustain demand for output.

    Keynes asks a reasonable question: suppose there is large decrease in consumption, but the saved income is held as physical money under everyone’s mattresses. Do loanable funds rise? Should we expect such an increase in savings/decrease in consumption to trigger a decrease in interest rates? Obviously no. In Keynes’ mind, the interest rate is not the reward for abstaining from consumption, but for parting with liquidity. In his model, interest rates decrease when the demand for money falls, not when consumption falls.

    The other insight that Keynes brings to the table is a discussion of the motivations for investment spending and how likely a decrease in interest rates is to stimulate investment demand. In this vein and relevant to your allegation that Keynes was formula/math obsessed, I think it is relevant that he viewed much the world and investment decisions in particular as surrounded by unquantifiable uncertainty as opposed to measurable probabilities. The chances that my start-up’s product will become obsolete in 5 years is very different than the probability of getting red at the roulette table. I do not know anyone who thinks “animal spirits” is a mathematical idea.

    The funny thing about your linking Keynes to “funny idiots who like graphs and math” is that while undergrad Macro is largely a condensing of Keynes into a set three graphs (The General Theory is never assigned, I read it for “fun”), graduate level Economics completely throws Keynes in the trash bin and presents the Macro economy as a interlocking set of different agents’ calculus problems and where all agents know exactly what makes them happy, know exactly the probabilities of different outcomes, and have a full understanding of all other sectors’ budget constraints. Overall it would not be too much of a stretch to describe modern economics as the autistic baby of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. If your modeling approach is anything but a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium model with perfectly rational and foresighted agents you are persona non grata.

    It’s very sad that a form of dogmatism has taken over most departments in academia. In the humanities and non-econ “social sciences” it’s a bunch of SJW gobbledygook, but in Economics it’s an autistic obsession with math for math’s sake that nearly always leads to the conclusion that whatever is happening in the real economy is just dandy. “Don’t believe your lying eyes Keynesians, our models clearly show economic downturns are impossible.”

    • Thanks: Mefobills, utu
    • Replies: @Garliv
    , @Lurker
    , @werpor werpor
  80. @Dan Hayes

    Libertarians like Tom Woods and Jeff Deist of the Mises Institute are still trying to form an alliance like that with paleocons like Paul Gottfried and Daniel McCarthy. Unfortunately I think the country is too far gone for them to ever gain much influence.

    • Thanks: Dan Hayes
  81. Anonymous[640] • Disclaimer says:
    @Catdog

    High-trust, individualistic European societies are vulnerable to exploitation by an organized minority with a capacity for long-term planning.

    I also think Counter Currents writer Andrew Hamilton is onto something with his concept of “Racial Dominance,” and his other (much recommended) essays on Jews, which observes that Jews are naturally dominant over whites in white societies.

    https://counter-currents.com/2014/04/racial-dominance/

    This natural tendency towards dominance, is not necessarily the same as superiority. In my opinion, a large part of it is simply a desire and will to accumulate wealth and power, and a reckless domineering attitude towards their host society that other groups such as high IQ Chinese simply lack.

    https://counter-currents.com/2014/05/empathy-without-sympathy/

    “One quality Jews possess in one-on-one situations, and even group situations, is a keen sensitivity to the subtleties, nuances, desires, thoughts, and emotions of non-Jews. They can size up people of all races and interact with them extremely well. This is no doubt one reason for their prominent role as mediators and go-betweens. ”

    • Replies: @Alden
  82. Schuetze says:

    Until I read this article I was not aware that Friedman had been instrumental in the withholding tax. This was clearly instrumental in the creation of the grotesque monster called the IRS. I just ran across this article:

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-tax-season-will-be-one-of-the-nations-most-important-ever-the-irs-says-here-are-the-key-dates-to-know-11610744747

    “For quickest turnaround times, people should file their taxes electronically with direct deposit information, the IRS said. ”

    File electronically slave and you will get social credit bonus points.

    “While the filing start date is later, the IRS Free File portal opened up Jan. 15. The service lets taxpayers making less than \$72,000 file their taxes free of charge through partnering private tax preparation companies. They’ll start accepting returns Jan. 15 and begin beaming them over to the IRS on Feb. 12.”

    One small step for the IRS, one giant leap of the income tax industrial complex.

    Thank you Milton. Thank you Aurthur. Thank you Alan. I makes us all proud to be jewmerican slaves.

    • Replies: @Alden
  83. @ConqueringFools

    The most consistent, outspoken, and righteous opponents of the Church of Covid have been libertarians.

  84. Mefobills says:
    @frontier

    Employers are scared shirtless of the media-driven, police-protected mob and hire and fire as the feudals desire, ditto for a double standard justice system. Lolbertarianism is no laughing matter, it’s the apex of feudalism.

    I agree, LoLbertarianism is no laughing matter – it is deadly.

    It captures well meaning people into cul-de-sacs of bad thought. Unfortunately, the American ethos of rugged individualism beats sympathetically with lobertarianism, so the doctrine easily finds adherents.

    This rugged individualism is/was promoted by jewly-wood, as part of full spectrum dominance.

    It was groups of Americans, working together as a team, who built out the Americas. If you become de-racinated and programmed to be individualistic, you are easy pickings for a predatory in-group.

    Feudalism is a very good analogy, where speculative private finance has enclosed the economy, in the same way that past feudal lords enclosed the land.

    • Replies: @utu
  85. @Bragadocious

    His articles from the 90s are some of my favorites. Great analysis and erudition mixed with his trademark wry humor. They are collected into a book, The Irrepressible Rothbard, freely available as a PDF from the Mises Institute.

    https://cdn.mises.org/The%20Irrepressible%20Rothbard_2.pdf

  86. Milton Friedman’s views on the manipulation of economies was actually called “moneterism”, which was first tried in England under Margaret Thatcher.

    By the time US leadership was starting to look at Friedman’s proposals, they had already completely failed in England causing all sorts of economic issues.

    Friedman also went to South America to set up his economic nonsense under Pinochet and even invited Friedrich Hayek to be an observer of his theories.

    Friedrich Hayek is actually the father modern neoliberalism but he had more humanistic views on such implementations.

    Watching Friedman’s theories completely fail in South America as they did in England, Hayek left the region in complete disgust…

  87. gsjackson says:
    @songbird

    I think this writer must be very young, or has no clue about American culture in the early to mid 20th century. Otherwise he’d know that whether or not people born in the 19th century went to college was hardly a token of intelligence. And he’d know Mencken’s background.

    My grandfather, born in 1891, left home at 16 to become a railroad telegrapher and ended up as the regional director in the South of Western Union, at the time a major Fortune 500 company. My grandmother didn’t go to college but became one the leading lights of New Orleans literary society, and as a mentor to Harper Lee edited every word of To Kill a Mockingbird before it was published. Of their two sons, rough contemporaries of Friedman, my father became an excellent lawyer and his brother got a doctorate from Columbia under John Dewey.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @Alden
  88. @anonymous

    Those two countries also featured in the Yinon Plan so the Israeli connection must be factored in.

  89. The main reason I have never trusted “libertarians” of any stripe, is because the whole philosophy is bogus. In my opinion, it’s used by many citizens to convince others that they care about the country, while in reality, it’s just a reason to sit on the fence, forever avoiding taking party in the real battles. My grandmother used to say, ” get your butt off of both chairs and commit to things, that way the Lord will know what to do with you!!” lol

    • Replies: @Alden
  90. Mr. Ed says:

    Rich Jews and precocious teenagers tend to be libertarians; the rest of us can’t afford it.

  91. JimDandy says:
    @James O'Meara

    I seem to remember he was instrumental in getting rid of the peacetime draft. Because a sending a mercenary army to fight proxy wars for Israel can be done with less plebeian resistance?

  92. Garliv says:
    @Mario Partisan

    Thanks. This is what makes it a pleasure to keep visiting Unz webzine; there is always something to learn not only from Columnists but Commenters too.

  93. Agent76 says:

    Mar 12, 2013 Milton Friedman on Classical Liberalism

    What is Classical Liberalism? According to a Classical Liberal, what is the proper role of government in a free society?

    Jul 19, 2009 Responsibility to the Poor

    Milton Friedman 1978 From a lecture given at Stanford University

  94. chris says:
    @James O'Meara

    It might be even more useful to study the biographies of the Nobel Comittee members.

  95. @gsjackson

    You have not only failed to answer songbird’s question, but have misconstrued his comment as an attack on people like your ancestors.

    His comment seems, if anything, sympathetic to them and Mencken, who was neither a peer nor fan of Veblen.

    The author should correct the article and respond to songbird’s comment.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  96. utu says:
    @Mefobills

    “It captures well meaning people into cul-de-sacs of bad thought. “ – You are too generous for lolbertarians. It all begins with some psychopathology. This is sociopathy under the false flag of rugged individualism and self-reliance.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  97. @Wyatt

    Bro…
    Gilad Atzmon???
    I enjoy his work here at Unz.

  98. gsjackson says:
    @Greta Handel

    The “writer” I was referring to is Mr. De Wit, who doesn’t seem to have a good handle on socio-economic-educational status in early to mid-20th century America, which would seem indicated by his assumption that Mencken was part of an academic elite. I didn’t realize that wasn’t obvious.

    • Thanks: Greta Handel
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  99. Alden says:
    @Bookish1

    Because so many Jews managed to get into the coast guard during WW2 it was known as the Jewish navy. Military warehouse workers are notorious for being thieves. I bet many Jews ran army surplus stores during and after the war selling what they looted..

    Interesting article. Makes me feel even more helpless against the Jewish liberal juggernaut than I usually am. My entire adult life has been just one Jewish anti White law and Supreme Court order after another.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  100. @HeebHunter

    If you had met the man you would have been very impressed.

    He would have listened very seriously to your views _especially_ where you disagreed with him–unlike the “intellectuals” today who want to ban anyone who disagrees with them on any minor point.

  101. Alden says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    I know a few young men who are libertarians. I think they are libertarians because the 2 political parties are so detrimental to Americans and America they don’t want to identify with either.

    So the only other political philosophy they can find is libertarian. Blacks can join some black power group within the democrats. Women, Hispanics, environmentalists criminals lgbtgs can all find a home within the democrats.

    But for Whites, it’s libertarians, neo Nazis or nothing. Wish I could find a White Nationalist party.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  102. @Schuetze

    Science is a farce

    I can well agree that much of it is corrupted. But I argue that we should defer judgment of Mr. Malthus’ basic points. The issues are considerably more complicated than we thought they were back in the 1960s and 70s when last we looked at it. Remember there were serious African famines back then that looked like they would intensify and overwhelm the world’s agricultural capacity. The specter of widespread famine has of course now receded and we are encouraged to believe that is because of the so-called green revolution, thus supporting Malthus’ critics, who allowed that advances in technology would always come through to relieve the stress of overpopulation. The reality is however otherwise.

    What really increased the world’s food supply over the last fifty years was the increasing level of CO2 in the atmosphere, from about 350 ppm to our current 415 ppm. That has led to a massive greening of the planet, well documented by NASA, equivalent to an entire extra continent’s worth of food. Much of that greening has occurred in the Sahel region of Africa, where many of those famines in the 1970s occurred.

    Carbon dioxide is, of course, the basis of photosynthesis and our food supply. Along with water it makes up the two major limiting factors in food production. Every plant takes in CO2 from the air through its stomata (leaf pores). In doing so it loses about a hundred molecules of water for every molecule of CO2 it takes in. It’s much like opening your front door in winter: warm air goes out, cold air come in. But when the atmospheric concentration of CO2 increases, the plant decreases the size and/or number of its stomata and can thrive with less water.

    What caused the increasing CO2 concentration is also now again a live issue. the Covid19 lock-downs this past year reduced our burning of fossil fuels by an estimated 7%. That should arguably have been detectable in the CO2 monitoring station on Mauna Loa. So far, however, there has not been even a hint of the expected signal. Leading some to suggest that the secular increase in CO2 was not due to our use of fossil fuels, but rather to the warming of the oceans (or perhaps oxidation of agricultural soils). Warming oceans liberate CO2 by Henry’s Law, the same principle that makes your beer go flat.

    In ice ages past the atmospheric CO2 concentration has fallen below 200 ppm. At that point plant growth slows. When it gets to 150, most plants die. The specter of a Malthusian population crisis may be just one climate cycle away. Listen up, Miss St. Greta.

  103. @anon

    It is interesting that the critics of libertarians (and I was a libertarian back in the day) fail to mention the libertarian largest error–the elephant in the room.

    The biggest problem is that the large corporations use the power to bribe politicians, control the regulatory agencies, control the markets, control the populations, and eliminate competition.

    They literally destroy the game board with all the other players on it.

    At that point it is no longer “capitalism”, it is some sort of feudalism.

    Meanwhile folks here look at the pieces on the floor and say “see, the libertarians did this”.

    Actually, it was the large corporations that did this–the libertarians are victims just like everyone else.

    We failed to figure out a way to control these corporations before they got out of control.

    However, most of the suggestions around here do not impress me at all–so this is not just a libertarian problem.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @gnbRC
  104. Pheasant says:
    @Mefobills

    ‘Lolbertarianism in its various guises, hides the fact that their fictitious “capital” includes paper instruments that bounce around in finance markets. This paper then makes demands on the physical economy and labor. It forms an extraction economy, where jewish finance lives as a parasite.

    This so-called free market for money includes private bank creation of credit, which channels not into the physical economy, but instead into speculation.

    Speculative finance capital is a form of usury. Jews are usurers and have been for thousands of years. Not all jews are usurers of course, but it is the main tribal evolutionary mechanism, Jewish economists are apologists for hidden usury mechanisms which benefit the tribe.

    The Chicago Skool (latest edition), in addition to a mathematical approach, also conveniently ignores monetary history by glossing over, cherry picking, or not teaching said history for a reason: Jewish usury mechanisms may be exposed.

    The American System was invented in the Colonies, especially Mass. Bay. It was a response to (((English Merchants))) promoting their limited supply of gold to the colonials at extreme rates of interest. The international finance class would have been doing rake-offs on the colonists, and living like kings while their metal money “worked.”

    The colonies instead used bills of credit, and this colonial credit CHANNELED into local industry, especially the first iron works in the Americas.

    In Hamilton’s first report on manufacturers, he notes how much American Credit is flowing in industry and improving physical productivity.’

    Thanks.

  105. @gsjackson

    Your comment was plenty clear. I’m sorry to have so badly misread it.

  106. Mefobills says:
    @Justvisiting

    We failed to figure out a way to control these corporations before they got out of control.

    However, most of the suggestions around here do not impress me at all–so this is not just a libertarian problem.

    The Hungarian Constitutional Kingdom lasted nearly 1000 years. They were able to squash home-grown oligarchy somehow (I don’t know how they did it).

    In the modern era, it was fascism that developed to reign in corporate power.

    In 1926 Mussolini nationalized the private banks. Private banks are corporations. The banksters were voting absentee stock, then swinging the market, and taking sordid gain.

    Lolbertarianism constantly preaches against government power which in turn is used to limit corporations. Jewish run finance corporations especially don’t want to be limited.

  107. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    Friedman was once in Scandinavia when a Scandinavian economist gloated, “We have no poverty here, unlike in America.” Friedman replied, “We have no poverty either, among Americans of Scandinavian descent.” Of course Friedman could never say that today. Probably it was even bravely candid then.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • LOL: Schuetze
  108. Alden says:
    @gsjackson

    Didn’t Truman Capote write To Kill a Mockingbird? And you’re proud of a grandmother who advocated black on White rape? That book was a major, major cause of the plague of black on White rape that began around 1960 and hasn’t ended.

    “ The rape victim wanted it”. We used to call it the To Kill a Mockingbird Bird defense. The feminazis did one good thing. They forced the defense bar to drop the “ she wanted it” defense.

    The Men of UNZ hate feminazis. They came in power by fighting the To Kill a Mocking Bird defense. So remember that Men of UNZ.

    That book, combined with the Emmet Till Carolyn Bryant attempted rape case made it possible for hundreds of thousands of black rapists of White women to commit rape again and again and get away with it.

    Because of that satanic pro rape book and Capote Harper Lee your grandmother the publisher White hating pro black rapist liberals and the satanic public school system blacks went in a rape rampage.

    The situation was so bad because of To Kill a Mockingbird that for about 15 years, 1963 to 1980 Alameda County district attorney refused to charge black on White rape. That’s black criminal Oakland Ca. The da’s office knew what would happen. Ron Dellums and every scumbag black revun in the county leading marches attacks on the victim prosecutors and investigators.

    Things were a little better in San Francisco. Jurors did convict black rapists. But for about a decade the sentence for rape in San Francisco was 3 weeks mental health counseling.

    The person who wrote that book publisher your grandmother and every public school teacher who forces kids to read that book should fit in hell forever and ever amen. And be raped by black scumbags and told by the police the rapists couldn’t be prosecuted because it’s racist to prosecute blacks for the crimes they commit.

    Why am I a White Nationalist knowing that most Whites Whites favor black criminals against White victims of crime.

    The feminazis managed to defeat the To Kill a Mockingbird defense and force the police and prosecutors to arrest prosecute and imprison black rapists. Was your grandmother a Jew? Is your family part black? Or communists or gay? Both Capote and Lee were gay. Whichever wrote that unspeakable piece of anti White propaganda both were gay and both produced a masterpiece of propaganda that led to 60 years of black on White rape.

    I know the story was about a horny White trash woman who dragged a virtuous saintly black man into her house for sex. And charged him with rape. That was the story. But actually it was just propaganda for the standard rape defense if she really wanted me.

    I never actually interviewed the scumbags much. Just told them they were going to prison for the maximum term. But my DA partner told me how the rapists always always claimed “ she wanted it”. The DAs and investigators would point out that if “ she really wanted it” the rapist wouldn’t have had to break the woman’s jaw and wrist.

    Lived in New Orleans, one of the blackest highest crime cities in America. And your grandmother edits a book advocating and defending black on White crime. Must be a communist Jew family.

    As bad as the rape advocacy was, the sneering hatred of poor White trash woman and her family just permeated every word of that book. What’s a communist like your grandmother doing hating the poor White victims of their beloved blacks?

    Did your grandmother advocate the horrors of integrated public schools and bussing for the poor White trash while sending her own to all White private schools? I bet she did.

    Your grandmother Capote Lee and the publisher are the epitome of race traitors. Nothing more purely evil than a wealthy upper class White woman unleashing black rapists on other White women.

    • Thanks: Peripatetic Itch, Druid
    • Replies: @David In TN
    , @gsjackson
  109. tolstoy says:

    What a bunch of nonsense? I am tired of this “Jewish working together to control the world”. I got news for you. If the blacks could, they would work together and control the world too. Jews are just smart and they can go into any field, so what. Doesn’t mean they want to destroy you. If you’re smart, you can go into any field too.
    So what if they work together preferentially. You would too if you were the subject of discrimination for centuries. Just like the Chinese academics working together on US universities now. They also try to do what’s good for China. Even though it’s stealing.
    The Chinese are trying to do it, world domination, again after centuries of submission.
    That doesn’t make Jews any more sinister. It’s human nature. Jews are not anymore sinister than Chinese. Read Chinese history. They killed millions of their own people. They will kill millions of you too, white people, if they can.
    The question is: are you smart enough and honest enough to resist? The Chinese, the Jews.
    White people were n’t crying very hard when you colonize 75% of the world and looted and killed countless. Now you’re crying like babies. WTF is wrong with you white people.

    In fact the Jews and their brains are the last hope for the western world. Without them, you’ll find fighting the Chinese a lot harder.

    • Replies: @Art
    , @Ugetit
    , @Robjil
    , @Anonymous
  110. Alden says:
    @Schuetze

    Doesn’t the IRS already have the withholding tax of people making under \$80 K? And what difference does it make with what company a person does his taxes? Not arguing, just wondering.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  111. ivan says:
    @cohen

    Once in the early 80s in Singapore I saw a panel which featured Dr Friedman. In answer to a point raised, he claimed that had there been a “free market” in cars, as there supposedly was in semiconductor chips, cars as good as the Rolls Royce would cost only a few dollars. Clearly he had little idea of the differences between the automobile industry and the semiconductor industry. In the former a certain amount of metals mined and leather tanned have to be part of every car. There was no getting away from these material costs at the minimum. While the semiconductor industry relied on tens of millions of copies miniaturised to effect it’s economies of scale. The manufacturing processes were clearly different and do not transfer between different industries.

    Such ignorance accounts for the mendacity of the prescriptions of the monetarists, for whom the idea that everything is infinitely malleable comes naturally.

    • Agree: utu
  112. Alden says:
    @Anonymous

    In other words, Jews are the greatest con artists of the human race.

    • Agree: Art
  113. ivan says:

    To be fair monetarist theories were used to bludgeon the workers of the West to accepting reality. Gone were the days when someone could make a decent living polishing hubcaps and fenders, in the face of competition from Asia. There is something quite dysfunctional about countries such as the US and UK, where they have to set up binary choices between say “monetarism” to curb wage inflation on the one hand, and “keynesianism” on the other hand. Whereas in truth elements of both have to be present in any successful government policies.

    • Agree: utu
  114. ivan says:

    The authour is mistaken in thinking that the idea of ‘petrodollars’ came from Burns and company. It was Citibank’s Walt Wriston who promoted it aggressively in the 70s. Focussing too much on the Jews may have the effect of writing the rest of mankind out of history.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  115. Art says:

    Two points on Lew Rockwell. I believe that Murray Rothbard was Rockwell’s hero. That he had great respect and affection for Rothbard.

    Twenty years-ago LewRockwell.com was financed by a Jew. All of the libertarian writers of note were forced to never write ill of Israel or Jews. One well-placed Jew, was able to shut down all intellectual libertarian thought about Jew aggression in the Middle East. The Jew has passed and now pro-Palestinian articles are published.

  116. Art says:
    @tolstoy

    White people were n’t crying very hard when you colonize 75% of the world and looted and killed countless. Now you’re crying like babies. WTF is wrong with you white people.

    In fact the Jews and their brains are the last hope for the western world.

    TROLL!

  117. utu says:
    @onebornfree

    Thanks for Murray Rothbard quotes. They clearly illustrate that he was a yahoo. He had what it takes to be a rabid Bolshevik or red anarchist in Rote Armee Fraktion but by being a libertarian he could serve the oligarchy better.

  118. @Peripatetic Itch

    I got a bit carried away with that pigeon story, not noticing it was humor. Take it as exemplary only. Or not. LOL

    • LOL: utu
  119. geokat62 says:
    @Alden

    Wish I could find a White Nationalist party.

    https://nationaljusticeparty.com/

  120. anarchyst says:
    @anon

    Your post:
    “As if that isn’t enough, Friedman further destroyed this country with his “profit is king” mantra for our businesses. According to him the sole purpose a business exists is to maximize profit, as opposed to providing jobs for the community and making products that help people. Thanks to this toxic mantra our corporations offshore all our jobs, use the cheapest parts to make cheap junk while fighting for maximum cheap labor importation to take all the jobs that can’t be offshored. Workers and consumers suffer while Wall Street and the C-suite reap all the benefits.”
    …is spot on.

    I am in complete agreement with your premise and have thought along the same lines for most of my life.

    Labor is never given value, but is a commodity-a “necessary evil” according to the Wall Street types and is to be minimized and marginalized at all costs.

    Adolph Hitler’s Germany monetized labor and gave it value. THAT is the reason that the jews went after Germany. Post WW1 Germany was successful in its economy due to throwing off the shackles (and shekels) of the internationalist banksters.

    Henry Ford CREATED a market which had not existed when he paid his employees \$5.00 per day when the average wage of the day was around \$1.25 per day. His premise was not entirely altruistic as assembly line work was monotonous; a way had to be found to retain employees as well.

    Of course, the wall street types and the banksters howled that Ford’s wage rates would destroy capitalism (as they knew it-those at the top reap all of the benefits while the proles are forced to live on a bare subsistence wage, due to the machinations of those at the top).

    Guess what??

    The OPPOSITE happened. Henry Ford knew one of the basic tenets of a truly free, capitalistic society, that a well-paid work force would be able to participate and contribute to a strong economy, unlike what is taught in business schools today-that wages must be kept to a bare minimum and that the stockholder is king.

    Henry Ford created the middle class. He wanted people to be able to afford his products, as well. He KNEW that paying his people well would come back to reward him as well.

    Our “free trade” politicians have assisted the greedy wall street types and banksters in depressing wages on the promise of cheap foreign labor and products.

    A good example of this is the negative criticism that Costco receives for paying its employees well above market wages. These same wall street types praise Wal-Mart for paying its employees barely subsistence wages while assisting them in filling out their public assistance (welfare) forms.

    Any sane person KNOWS that in order for capitalism to work, employees need to make an adequate wage. Unfortunately, this premise does not exist in today’s business climate.

    Henry Ford openly criticized those of the “tribe” for manipulating wall street and banksters to their own advantage, and was roundly (and unjustly) criticized for pointing out the TRUTH.

    Catholic priest, Father Coughlin did the same thing and was punished by the Catholic church, despite his popularity and exposing the TRUTH of the American economy and the outsider internationalists that ran it . . . and STILL run it.

    Our race to the bottom will not be without consequences. A great realignment is necessary (and is coming) . . .

    • Agree: HeebHunter
    • Replies: @anon
  121. @Alden

    Nicholas Stix has written that a standard defense used by black rapists of white women since reconstruction has been “the sex was consensual and part of a long term relationship.”

  122. Ugetit says:
    @tolstoy

    In fact the Jews and their brains are the last hope for the western world. Without them, you’ll find fighting the Chinese a lot harder.

    You should study your topic a bit harder.

    The China of today is not exactly homegrown. Now I’m sure I don’t know .001% of the story, but you’d be shocked at some pertinent Chinese history.

    Here’s a picture that should say a lot, but even at that certainly represents only a tiny ice crystal at the tip of the iceberg.

    Mao in a meeting with several Jews, Frank Coe, Israel Epstein, and Solomon Adler. Coe was one of the Jews responsible for the Great Leap Forward and the famine which killed forty million people. Miss Cankles in the middle is the fanatic Red daughter of a “Christian” pastor, Anna Louise Strong, I believe. Among her other lifelong goofy exploits is the fact that she once led a nude women’s parade in Hanko, China which was not only a center of Red revolutionary activity, but a principal opium trading center in China. Try to wrap your brain around that!!!

    • Replies: @ivan
  123. bayviking says:

    Here is a topic vital to our recovery and continuing prosperity. Thanks to Marco DeWitt and comments, the videos demonstrate what n effective debater Friedman is.

    I am familiar with the terms classical economics (Smith & Keynes) and neoliberal economics (which I thought were Friedman, Hayek, Greenspan aka libertarianism). I this the same as what Friedman calls neoconservatism?

    Selling the ideas that Government can’t do anything right and its only function is to prevent coercion, free markets provide the most benefit to the most people, income tax withholding is necessary to fund war and welfare, and a privatized fractional Central Banking for the benefit of the Chase, Morgan, Rockefeller & Shiff/Rothshild’s families simultaneously, is no small feat.

    Friedman is not unique in harboring extreme contradictions. Our Federal Reserve System is a monopoly which is run by a consortium managers on behalf of extremely wealthy families, the opposite of s free market. This construct doubles and triples the cost of every public works project, because there s no reason why the Federal Government should borrow that money from private interests. Every sovereign government, with its own currency, has the power to create that money out of thin air, all by itself, which is what the privatized Fed does, for a fee.

    Roads, water, sewer and power projects, health care, public schools all serve the common good and are vital to the functioning of our modern economy. In order to be competitive with the rest of the world, these costs must be constrained. There is a substantial record proving the post office, public utilities and health care provide better paying jobs for workers and lower rates for consumers than privatized ventures. The reason for this is that Capitalists, without thinking about it, always seek a monopoly position, from which they can gouge the market. Private ventures which are actually competitive provide very well for the general welfare, as mandated by our constitution, until they grow into a monopoly, when greed takes over. Government needs to control or own all essential goods and services which fall into the category of monopoly. Roads and schools are such things. We would quickly return to a medieval economy if every road had a toll booth.

    All the gold in the world will fit on a football field. There are 7.8 billion people in the world. There is enough gold for every human to possess .006 ounces. Currency plays a vital role in every economy, as a convenient medium of exchange. Given the current population, it would be impossible to link our currency to gold anymore and have enough paper for everyone to engage in work or trade. Although Rothberg’s debt concerns are legitimate, his desire for a gold standard economy, like Ron Paul, is impractical, in this day and age. Instead we have mostly electronic currency.

    Friedman is correct in identifying inferior schools as the source of grave economic problems for our black population. Politics is a fight over what to do with money and resources. It is not proof that private schools are necessarily better. Many are, but only because that is a consequence of how money and resources are distributed to the population. This is a solvable political problem ,resisted inside a long history of racism. Political problems are the responsibility of our Government.

    So much more can be said, but so little time…

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  124. Mefobills says:
    @utu

    You are too generous for lolbertarians. It all begins with some psychopathology. This is sociopathy under the false flag of rugged individualism and self-reliance.

    UTU, was it you who went to a Lolbertarian conference once, and it felt like a funeral wake?

    I get your point, that they aren’t well meaning, but have some sort of underlying pathological problem.

    If you go to a Lolbertarian party, and it feels like there is a death cloud hovering, then there is something wrong with the people. They have no joy.

    I am probably too generous as you suggest.

  125. Mefobills says:
    @ivan

    It was Citibank’s Walt Wriston who promoted it aggressively in the 70s.

    If you see the word CITY in a bank name, that is code for a Rothschild operation i.e. City of London.

    • Thanks: Robjil
    • Replies: @ivan
  126. Anon[191] • Disclaimer says:

    Libertarians are usually pro-open borders, which guarantees collectivism gets to bring in as many as they need to outvote the native majority. This assures the free market eventually loses.

    Its as if libertarianism was a collectivist sham from the get-go. Anything…….just keep those borders open until we can outvote the natives.

    I thought it pretty easy to see through

  127. Robjil says:
    @tolstoy

    In fact the Jews and their brains are the last hope for the western world. Without them, you’ll find fighting the Chinese a lot harder.

    Hopeless not hope. Jewish power relies on “no feedback allowed”.

    This “no feedback allowed” theme has never been applied ever in human history by any rulers.

    All rulers before the rule of Zion, allowed themselves to seen and known.

    The rule of Zion is the most cruel and anti-human. They consider themselves as “super victims”.

    These “Super Victims” rulers can never reform or change their ways ever. Why? They can’t ever be noticed or talked about. One must just follow their orders. This is what the west has been doing for the past hundred years since 12.23.1913. Follow orders is not advancing, it is descending down the evolutionary ladder.

    It is a “crime” to notice any bad behaviors of our Zion Rulers. Why? The big 6 of Zion is a mandatory religion. This religion can’t be questioned. Jail time in Europe or Job less time in the rest of the world.

    • Replies: @tolstoy
  128. @jamesc

    Pretty dumb sometimes too. I once seen him say in an interview that the reason why Central Park was in bad condition (decades ago) was that it is publicly owned, as if to say that publicly owned parks are generally in poor condition while people keep their private gardens and yards generally in good condition. Anyone with a pair of eyes can see that this is false. It was a claim based on a priori reasoning rather than empirical observation.

    • Replies: @jamesc
  129. ivan says:
    @Ugetit

    In fact when the Chinese themselves were wondering where all that killing and terror of the Cultural Revolution was leading to, Mao had to turn to another Jew,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Gun_Cohen

    to help him get it done right.

    If you want killings and terror done right, done to excess, done beyond necessity, then the Jew is your man.

    Nikita Khrushchev known in some circles as the “butcher of the Ukraine”, had this to say to a Jewish woman who had asked him for help in settling in the Ukraine : The Ukranians are not well-disposed towards the Jews because of their role in the Great Famine. Or something to that effect.

    Mao and the Communists had a good press in the West, courtesy of the children of the Christian missionaries, who could not get enough of the Great Agrarian Reformer. There seems to have been a division of labour : Jews promoting Soviet Bolshevism, and Protestants promoting the Chinese Communists.

    An ironic commentary on Jake’s : You can’t answer the Jewish question without answering the Protestant question.

    • Thanks: utu
    • Replies: @Anon
  130. anon[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @anarchyst

    You do wonder how long this charade will last. Majority in the 3rd world are still too poor to buy all the expensive tech toys and gadgets that our monopolies make, while Americans are getting poorer by the day (and tech toys are getting more expensive). Thanks to poor K-12 education, most kids can only major in soft subjects in college these days. After graduating with huge debt, they have to fight with 250,000 foreign grads plus another 100,000 brought in directly from India (and to a lesser extent, Philippines) each year for entry level jobs. Many can’t even afford to pay rent and have to move back in with their parents. There is an army of college educated journalists, artists, designers, musicians, writers, college adjuncts/assistant professors, admin staff, grad students, researchers who are partially subsisting on food stamps.

    Adjusted for inflation, our per capita GDP today is lower than it was 30 years ago. Broke people can’t afford to buy stuff! I’m waiting for a revolt where people junk their expensive iPhones and switch back to cheap flip phones because they just can’t afford it anymore. I would do it just coz I’m sick of Big Tech. I use Firefox and DuckDuckGo for search, completely avoid Google Chrome and Google Search. I’m not on Facebook or Twitter. iPhone is the only thing that keeps me attached to Big Tech, and I’m still on iPhone 5. I’m close to junking it for a flip phone. I don’t think my life will change much.

  131. John Hagan says: • Website

    Jewish Satire: Why do you imagie that here are 50 states in the US and 32 Holocaust museums, yet there are only 25 civil war museums. US population is 2% Jewish. Even universities in the US understand that Jewish equity studies have a higher academic appeal than trans gender equity studies.

  132. I have NOT read the article, but judging from his last name, it’s safe to assume assume he advanced Jewish interest..

  133. Mefobills says:
    @ivan

    Oh come on.

    The first stage of grief is shock and denial.

  134. gnbRC says:
    @Justvisiting

    The biggest problem is that the large corporations use the power to bribe politicians, control the regulatory agencies, control the markets, control the populations, and eliminate competition.

    They literally destroy the game board with all the other players on it.

    Ummm … this is the game board … ?

    You omitted organized crime (the MOB) (e.g. Russo books), Philanthropic Foundations, Trusts, etc. There’s A LOT of money out there … I’m really surprised our ‘leaders’ can be purchased so cheaply, considering – why not create an unknowably complex internal organization within the government and ask for a lot moar … (but then perhaps I’d be dead, if I was a ‘leader’.)

    We failed to figure out a way to control these corporations before they got out of control.

    Actually, there is a way already figured out, that being to create corporate person called ‘Citizens and Residents of the State of …’, then have this organization elected (of course everyone will vote for themselves), then appoint facilitators have an specified position description stating limitations to do what ‘Citizens and Residents’ decide. Next, ‘Citizens and Residents’ take over the Judicial system by claiming ‘Judicial Discretion’. Voila. Once you divide the citizenry into simple area based neighborhood groupings having common interest, there’s no one to attack or pay off – ‘black hats’ would have to kill or pay off every resident of the states to prevent their fortunes and profits from being fed back into the ‘general welfare’ of the state’s citizenry.

  135. Schuetze says:
    @Alden

    “what difference does it make with what company a person does his taxes?”

    The issue is that the government has made taxes so intrusive and complex that a person cannot navigate them himself, so they are forced to farm out their taxes to a “certified”, now like mandatory “woke”, accounting firm. Complex taxes and political IRS, where rich jews are mostly exempt from prosecution, has lead to the consolidation of the tax reporting industry into ever smaller pools of “experts”.

    Most Americans haven’t a clue about how US taxes affect expats, where acronyms like FEIE, FATCA, FBAR, GILTI, Transfer tax, “deemed to have died” are the stuff of nightmares. Trump really shafted the expats with his “tax cuts”, but Biden is likely to eliminate the FEIE (Foreign Earned Income Exclusion) altogether, making 100% an expats income double taxed. I am certain this has Friedman wet dreaming in his coffin.

  136. Schuetze says:
    @bayviking

    “Friedman is correct in identifying inferior schools as the source of grave economic problems for our black population.”

    Thinking that black people can be educated like white people and have the same outcomes is the source of grave social and economic problems for our WHITE population. Jews did this deliberately.
    FIFY.

  137. tolstoy says:
    @Robjil

    The Zion ruler are no different than the Chinese. Talk to Uighers. Chinese are ruthless and murderous; they will use whatever they can to dominate, just like the Jews, just like the Japanese who killed millions of Chinese, just like the white settlers who killed millions of native Americans and Central Americans, and Africans. People are ruthless and will use whatever they can to dominate other people. Jews are no different, no more special in the ruthless aspect.
    I am tired of people making them out to be some special ruthless alien species; they are not. They are just human beings who happened to be smarter than others, but are no less subjected to human follies and cruelty. Fight them if you want, and you have every right, but stop making them into some weird alien race.
    Once you live under the Chinese and their cruelty, you would be glad to live under the Jews.

  138. Lurker says:
    @Mario Partisan

    and where all agents know exactly what makes them happy, know exactly the probabilities of different outcomes, and have a full understanding of all other sectors’ budget constraints

    When I was studying economics and the above insight was revealed I just thought it was absurd. I could never really take the subject seriously again.

  139. gsjackson says:
    @Alden

    You really are a specimen, aren’t you? Sort of like “HeebHunter,” planted here to make sure every hoary stereotype is fully embodied in the UR comment section in order to discredit everyone?

    The theory of Capote writing To Kill a Mockingbird would be what ….. that he sent the manuscript to Lee as it was being serialized in the ’50s, and allowed her to take credit for it? Hadn’t heard that one.

    Did you live in New Orleans when blacks had to go to the back of the streetcar, when they were required to go to a separate beach at Lake Ponchartrain, when they had to drink from separate water fountains? Do you remember the segregated South? I do. It was demeaning, and contrary to everything that I, as an 11-year-old kid who had grown up mostly in California and England, naively believed represented U.S. values. Would you return to Jim Crow if you could?

    As to your “questions”/accusations about my grandparents: They were Republicans, secularized Christians, heterosexuals, who sent their kids to public schools through high school and didn’t pay a dime of their college tuition. They saw themselves as being called to assist the oppressed by a sort of noblesse oblige acquired from helping a Japanese family during WWII when they were being anathematized, and enjoying the family’s enduring gratitude as the children became successful through the ’50s.

    Certainly my grandmother had intellectual pretensions (as well as a pretty good intellect), and that might have caused her to venture into what even back then may have been Jewish-occupied territory. She did not work for the publisher of TKAM; she read it as president of the New Orleans Penwomen, an organization dedicated to identifying and encouraging promising young female writers in the South. My own view of the book is that it is a pretty good Southern Gothic coming-of-age novel about family relationships in which the crime and trial are somewhat incidental. I understand that’s not how it has been taken by the culture at large.

    What its effect on the culture has been — whether it led to rapes — I have no way of knowing, and neither do you. I agree its publication was an emblematic event in the civil rights movement, which in those days was a good thing as it sought to undo a de-humanizing system of segregation. That it became a destructive movement, and in retrospect can be seen as business-as usual by the usual suspects, doesn’t discredit all of those who got aboard in the early days. At least for those who want to get history right.

  140. Libertarianism is a poison pill. Something that sounds good on the surface. It sounds like a conservative movement until you read the fine print. It lacks morality.
    Legalized drugs, legalized abortion, legalized suicide. No controls on immigration. You end up with an amoral drugged-up population. No morals. Just let people destroy themselves and those around them however they want because it was their “choice”.

    • Agree: John Johnson
    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  141. Libertarianism is based in race denial. Rand spoke against investigating racial differences while mocking Christians as being anti-rational.

    Their theories have already been tried and failed in African countries. That is the reality of the situation.

    As with liberals if you point this out they call you names (UZ A RAYCISS) and revert back to saying we should trust “the experts” without actually providing an argument.

    I just ran into a libertarian here that stuck to the party argument that Black felons should be allowed fully automatic weapons.

    This nutcase cult actually wants to legalize crack and allow corporations to sell fully automatic guns to Black felons. This will somehow improve our situation.

    Throw this ridiculous cult in the trash. Open borders and Wall Street funded hard drugs sold over the counter. Yea that’ll fix the West.

    Jesus H Christ I can’t believe people still sign up for this. We know Rand was a total liar and hypocrite. Israel amusingly was given a free pass on borders. Well that’s different said Rand.

    • Agree: HeebHunter
  142. @tolstoy

    That may be so but for those living under ZOG Jewish rule is the problem and to free yourself from ZOG who do you need to deal with? Not some “they’re just human beings” bantustani, Nip, Chink, Tibetan.

  143. JM says:
    @onebornfree

    “To put it bluntly, intellectuals, theorists, pundits, media elites, etc. get to live a life which they could not attain on the free market, but which they can gain at taxpayer expense.” Murray Rothbard”

    There’s something missing in this model.

    My observation over a long period of time is that this breed moves freely between the private sector, banks, brokerage firms, universities and the government sector. In fact the parasitism that supports them goes well beyond the public sector.

    In some circles, from the 1960’s on, this phenomenon was referred to as Neo-Capitalism and arose from the problems of Capitalism itself, manifested particularly in the Great Depression, actually requiring the strengthening of the State to iron out its contradictions. Keynesianism and even radical Social Democracy and Fascism can be viewed as early manifestations of that. The ultimate capture of – once – Conservative parties in the service of this rescue operation is almost universal today and can be viewed as confirmation of this analysis. Is this overall reality really a Jewish/Zionist phenomenon or is it essentially abstract and disembodied?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  144. Franz says:
    @Lord Shang

    From Murray said while at NYC while debating anarchism, the trouble he ran into with libertarians (early and late) was the anti-Christian bias he saw running through the LP membership that made a damp mess of their attempts to expand.

    Rothbard considered Mises a good mentor to the end. But students usually add on to what their teachers give them. While he gave Mises’ name to the institute he founded, he seemed more comfortable around popularizers and commentators such as Rockwell and Fleming.

    Mises in the end was a libertarian materialist; Rothbard was more Americanized. When Murray did his fine overview of the birth of the United States, he was very aware of the part Christianity played in it. Mises was not dumb in that regard, he just had a European blind spot to it. Rothbard’s wife maybe made a difference.

    In the end there was also the fact that Mises got a Rockefeller Grant, which Rothbard’s anarchism precluded. That was probably the big distiction, Rothbard never got the big stuff or the rep.

    I’m not saying they threw shit at each other. There was respect. But Murray was smarter than Ludwig and Murray’s extremism held him back.

    Jerome Tuccille did a fine study of the early days of Libertarianism in It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand and Radical Libertarianism. Some is semi-fictional but Rothbard approved of them.

  145. Druid says:
    @HeebHunter

    Hope you’re right. There must be some fair outcome, and it doesn’t seem to be on this planet!

  146. Robjil says:
    @tolstoy

    The Zion ruler are no different than the Chinese. Talk to Uighers.

    This Uigher thing is a joke. A bit like the Kosovo thing. It is about getting control of a piece of land by the Zion West.

    Kosovo has the biggest Zion USA military base in Europe now. Kosovans were the third largest group that fled to Northern Europe in 2015. Why did they flee? Kosovo was under NATO control, then?

    Humanity advances by feedback and debate. Chinese culture allows one to know who rules and feedback.

    Jewish Zion power allows no feedback or debate at all, and worst of all its doesn’t allow it to be known that they rule. It just dictates. This is destroying humanity’s growth and the world with its love of war and power.

    • Agree: HeebHunter, Alden
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  147. @anon

    Here is the very simple explanation : just like an airplane in flight , there are 4 forces in an economy, they are:
    1) Thrust= industrial production
    2) Drag= , Government regulations
    3) gravity =acts of nature like weather, earthquakes, deaths, etc.
    4)lift= when thrust overcomes drag and gravity, you have lift.
    Simple formula: Thrust>Drag+Gravity = Lift

    If the formula is so simple then why doesn’t Somalia have an advanced and thriving economy?

    Would you rather have surgery in heavily regulated Sweden or a “free market” African country?

    The Libertarian position is indefensible at this point. Their theories have already been tried in the third world. As with liberalism you have to maintain that race doesn’t exist (through argument suppression) and then keep your formulas to very selective data. It just doesn’t add up. Sweden should have collapsed years ago while minimalist government African states should have rocketed ahead.

  148. @Robjil

    Humanity advances by feedback and debate. Chinese culture allows one to know who rules and feedback.

    Yes humanity advances by debate but the Chinese have nothing to do with that.

    They don’t allow debate and in fact will send you to a re-education camp if you question the government.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  149. @tolstoy

    Once you live under the Chinese and their cruelty, you would be glad to live under the Jews.

    Nice try, kike. When was the last time “da chinks” messed with the Occident so much that they were expelled 109 times and counting?
    Will da chinks build up a massive fleets of anti gravs ships to conquer the (((West))). State dept shills like you deserve neither politeness nor any entitlement to rational debates.

  150. @JM

    “To put it bluntly, intellectuals, theorists, pundits, media elites, etc. get to live a life which they could not attain on the free market, but which they can gain at taxpayer expense.” Murray Rothbard”

    There’s something missing in this model.

    Yes what is missing is that we have an entire industry of fake intellectualism that isn’t dependent upon taxpayers.

    Commercials pay the salaries of pundits and media elites that lie to the public and promote their egalitarian and conservative fantasy theories that serve the establishment.

    So there is no reason to believe that the “free market” leads to free thought or rational analysis.

    Anyone doubting this can enter a debate on TV and bring up genetics as a potential cause of human behavior in a social problem. The debate won’t air.

    • Replies: @JM
  151. @gsjackson

    Lol, my only concern is for my fatherland and Europe as a whole.
    Stay butthurt. Your meddling in our affairs is the cause of your suffering.

  152. @notoneofthem

    Don’t forger the “you can sell your underage children in voluntary contract” part. Only the KIKES would ever advocate for this and argue that it is moral. Did people all over the world did this sometimes, somewhere? Yes, but it was universally considered abhorrent. Not to these lolberg kikes though.

    They only deserve torture.

  153. Robjil says:
    @John Johnson

    What do you call the endless jailing and demonizing people who questioned the dogma of the big 6? China does not do such a thing. It has no dogma to defend.

    https://qz.com/1595792/holocaust-denial-in-france-alain-soral-sentenced-to-a-year-in-jail/

    Alain Soral, one of France’s most prominent far-right provocateurs, has been sentenced to one year in jail for denying the Holocaust.

    The 60-year-old was also ordered to pay back €6,000 (\$6,780) in legal fees to the four anti-racism NGOs that sued him on behalf of the government. Soral’s lawyer, Damien Viguier, was also fined for a legal conclusion he authored in a separate case, which Soral published online, in which Viguier defended the theories of professor-turned-Holocaust-denier Robert Faurisson (paywall).

    Here is the religion of the (((free))) west.

    http://robertfaurisson.blogspot.com/2009/03/secular-religion-of-holocaust-tainted.html

    The religion of “the Holocaust” is a secular one: it belongs to the lay world; it is profane; in actuality, it has at its disposal the secular arm, that is a temporal authority with dreaded power. It has its dogma, its commandments, its decrees, its prophets and its high priests

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  154. Milton Friedman is often quoted as having succintly made the point that you can have either open borders or a welfare state but not both at the same time. Given the individualist and globalist mindset that has been dominating the US-led west, there is little that can be reproached to Milton Friedman. Libertarianism has been the only way any conservative, reality-based values could be successfully articulated in the USA. Without people like Friedman, woke Democrat rule would just have been even more absolute. The conflict between Jacksonian populism and central-bank capitalism has been decided long ago anyway, and even those “populists” like Steve Bannon who might seem to be heirs of Jackson and skeptics of big bank bailout are in fact not anything like it. Bashing of jewish financial capitalism has become more and more of a fake rhetoric. Trump himself, advised by Bannon, increased the state debt to record levels and relied on the FED. The authors of “anti-globalist” tirades who extoll Trump and Jackson are usually advocates of MMT and big spending. More than ever “anti-globalism” is indeed often nothing more than a way of expresssing an ill-conceived anti-jewish resentment. Nevertheless this article is highly interesting due to the historic research contained therein and the use of MacDonald’s perspective, which is illuminating anyway.

  155. @anon

    I hope you speak for the majority.

    In any case: seconded.

    Mr Unz – unless you are willing to publish able rebuttals to this puissant claptrap garbage – and it is garbage – this article is total garbage dug out of the garbage heap and placed under your name – then please, stop.

  156. Anon[102] • Disclaimer says:
    @ivan

    @ “ You can’t answer the Jewish question without answering the Protestant ”

    Once you understand what nations have been the bad guys in the last 2000 years, the question is which nations, if any, have been the good guys, and why they have been the good guys. Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, with all their spots, were good guys. Rome played the crucial role of defeating Carthage’s culture of pleasure and death and, more importantly, Rome was a civilizing empire.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  157. bayviking says:
    @tolstoy

    Yes sir, just like white man and America does today, all the time pretending to stand for freedom and democracy. Friedman had his doubts about whether democracy can even work, but in functioning democracies people do not starve.

    We dropped more bombs on Cambodia and Laos than we ever dropped on Germany, without ever declaring war. We have converted Iraq, Libya and Syria into stone age wastelands. The modern weapons used by the USA permit us to isolate ourselves to a certain extent from our violence. Our combat troops do not have that luxury, which is why so many suffer PTSD and commit suicide.

    Our Government dodges responsibility for its crimes as much as it can. When troops were sent to Spain to clean up four nuclear bombs that were accidentally dropped, exploding plutonium everywhere the VA denied cancer treatment to those cleanup crews for sixty years. Same with all the civilian leukemia victims downwind of Nevada test sites.

    The USA is a terrorist State. People like Friedman and Kissinger justified and implemented that violence while most Americans, completely unaware, watch a lot of television.

  158. Robjil says:

    Yes sir, just like white man and America does today, all the time pretending to stand for freedom and democracy.

    Since 12.23.1913, it has been Zion rule in the USA. Thus, all those things you mentioned comes from Zionist rule of the USA. Biden is going overboard with Zionist rule in his cabinet. He is not even picking Shabbos Goys.

    https://nationaljusticeparty.com/2020/11/27/the-biden-cabinet-an-anti-democratic-cesspool-of-zionism-and-plutocracy/

    Ted Kaufman, the Jewish head of Biden’s transition team, said this about the team’s supposed commitment to diversity: “As we continue working full-speed ahead to Inauguration, our diverse group of leaders and staff are reflective of America — upholding President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ belief that through diverse voices we can develop and implement a policy vision to tackle our nation’s toughest challenges.” For his part, Biden promised to build a “diverse” cabinet that “looks like America,” but so far it looks a lot more like Israel. Despite being only 2% of the US population, Jews constitute over 75% of announced cabinet picks in the incoming Biden administration.

  159. @Robjil

    What do you call the endless jailing and demonizing people who questioned the dogma of the big 6? China does not do such a thing. It has no dogma to defend.

    China has a dogma to defend which is belief in the state.

    I’m for open conversation of any type. In fact I have been very critical of Sweden for banning discussions on crime and race.

    China doesn’t have free speech and in fact will make people disappear if they are too much of a threat.

    We saw this with the coronavirus. Doctors that were discussing the virus early on were reprimanded for spreading propaganda. One of them disappeared.

    So China is not a model of free speech or even close.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Robjil
  160. @Anon

    Rome played the crucial role of defeating Carthage’s culture of pleasure and death and, more importantly, Rome was a civilizing empire.

    Nothing says civil empire like a thousand crucified men at the entrance of the city.

    • Replies: @Alden
  161. Robjil says:
    @John Johnson

    China has a dogma to defend which is belief in the state.

    That is OK with most of the world. That is normal to confine your dogma about your nation within your nation. What is abnormal and cruel is to enforce one’s dogma on the entire west like the Zion West does with the big 6. Even worst it promotes war, like the Seven Nations to Destroy. The same theme for the first Israel of the Torah.

    http://robertfaurisson.blogspot.com/2009/03/secular-religion-of-holocaust-tainted.html

    It has come to pass that religions disappear with the empires where they used to reign. This is because religions, like civilisations, are mortal.

    That of “the Holocaust” is doubly mortal: it spurs countries to go on warlike crusades and it is rushing to its doom. It will rush to its doom even if, in the last instance, the Jewish State vanishes from the land of Palestine.

    The Jews then dispersed throughout the world will have only one last resort, that of bewailing this “Second Holocaust”.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  162. Alden says:
    @John Johnson

    Thank you for that comment. It was also the largest slave empire in history, far worse than the Ottomans or any Arabs. And their slaves were mostly Europeans west north and east of Rome. The Celts and Germans they conquered weren’t barbarians either.

    The slaves on the huge latifundia big AG farms were sold in lots, just as herds and flocks of live stock are sold.

    Amazing how dependent on slaves Rome was. For instance the law courts. Judges and attorneys were free. Bailiffs reporters clerks librarians the administrators mostly slaves. Fire department the same. And everything was built by slaves.

  163. Alden says:
    @anon

    This is Ron’s site. He pays for it and does all the work. He often makes changes in response to complaints and suggestions. He’s created huge archives of books and writings that public and even university libraries threw in dumpsters for the purpose of destroying the history of the European peoples. He funded and led the California law that prevented the Ca public schools from becoming bi lingual Spanish.

    This site focuses on Jews. American Renaissance focuses on black and White crime.Vdare focuses on the detrimental effects of mass immigration. Not every site can be all things to everyone. UNZ review isn’t my ideal White Nationalist site. If I want such a site I should create one myself. But I’m too lazy, have too many other things going, don’t have the skills to do it all by myself, don’t want to jeopardize family and business.

    Read off guardian. And post it here for others to read. Or set up your own site.

    I read the off guardian site. Author’s wrong about blacks and browns going hungry. They’re the most overweight people in America. And they’ve been getting even more free food in the fraudulent epidemic that they got before.

    Plus author is the typical European brainwashed moron who thinks because we call our free health system the County Hospital and Clinics instead of the National Health System we don’t have free or sliding scale health care for the poor and indigent. This free health care includes childbirth for mom and baby plus free health care for baby for the rest of his life. Plus vast numbers of medical tourists from all over the third world who come here for free medical care by the free County Hospital and Clinics system.

    Don’t read UNZ if you don’t like it.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  164. Alden says:
    @gsjackson

    No, I was a probation officer doing my best against the system to send black rapists off to prison instead of refusing to charge them at all or if convicted 3 weeks counseling. And the Scottsboro case Emmett Till and that book To Kill a Mockingbird were the causes of a legal system that allowed and still does allow black men to rape with impunity.

    Back of the bus vs men given leave to rape at will? Public transit FYI is a major hunting ground for rapists. Whoever wrote that satanic pro rape propaganda book, that author, your grandma editor publisher and every school system that imposes it on kids is collectively responsible for hundreds of thousands of rapists getting away with it since 1960.

    Your grandma never worked a late shift and took a bus home did she? I bet she never took a bus in her life except to school. But women who don’t earn enough to own a car get raped all the time because they have to take buses and are vulnerable to the predators who lie in wait at the bus stops for women.

    At least the feminazis did the right thing and managed to completely turn around the rape and child molestation laws. For which every White person including the women hating Men of UNZ are grateful. FYI child molesting, like rape is a black thang. Why do you think so many black kids are in foster homes? Because they have such good caring parents?

    And who do you think gets all those 14 year old black girls pregnant. Hint it’s not 9th grade boys. It’s grandpa dad mammas latest sperm donor and all too often brothers both full and half. Ever known an oby gyny dr or nurse who practiced in a black neighborhood. The majority, majority of 12 to 18 year old black girls have STDs. Black men infect those girls, not women or boys their age or White men but adult black men. One of my sons still plays basketball. He played with black kids in high school. Both the school team and informal leagues all over the metro area. He loved ghetto style , lots of smashing and bashing hard physical contact.

    As teen boys do, they talked about sex. And the black boys were shocked, really surprised that White teen boys don’t routinely have sex with their sisters.

    What really struck me about that pro rape book was the class snobbery and hatred expressed by rich country club bitch Harper Lee or who ever the author was towards the White trash victim. I’m a rich bitch myself, but sex and race solidarity means more to me than class and economic solidarity.

    You sound like those early colonial owners of both black and White slaves who encouraged breeding to increase your herd of human live stock.

    Segregated buses worse than raping with total legal impunity. Jeeesus Christ If that’s your opinion, you are as pro rape as Harper Lee the publishers and your grandmother.

    FYI, black men rape far, far , far more black women and very young girls than they do Whites. Simply because it’s easier. If you love blacks more than Whites you should be concerned about that. If you pay taxes you should be worried about the money medi caid and other government health care pays out for young black girls infected with STDs and or pregnant by black men.

    That’s all that book was, propaganda to de facto legalize black on White rape. And it did. But luckily the feminazis needed a cause and government grants. So they were able to reverse the Mockingbird pro rapist laws and procedures and return to pre Mockingbird anti rape legal procedures and sentencing.

    For that every woman in America should be grateful.

    • Replies: @ivan
  165. Oemiktlob says:

    I believe anon does have a great point about the lack of focus, in general, on the class-warfare we’ve all been witnessing but, as you say, I can source that subject elsewhere if I want.

    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  166. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    I confess I fell a lot for Milton Friedman and the U Chicago school of economics – free to choose.

    I’m from the U Chicago Hyde Park Community – opposition to collectivision and the inner city Chicago 1980 welfare state, public housing, the worst public schools in the USA – wouldn’t t it be better to have privatization, freedom for better students to get away from the worst students, gangs anything looks better than Harold Washington, Coleman Young, Marion Barry Lid Demorat Great Society welfare state, welfare mothers in the early 1980s. Plus Milton Friedman always seemed like such a nice man. He was nice to my mother.

    I grew up arguing with bright, Liberal Leftist jewish students every single day of my life 7 years old to 18. I thought then the problem with Js was that they were too “Liberal”, “Leftists” based on bad experiences with Conservatives, Kings, Tzars, Nationalists, National Socialists back in the old European countries. But, I thought things were getting better here as Americans Js seemed to be getting more Conservatives, giving up on Communism, socialism. I confess I fell a lot fo J Neo Conservatism -wouldn’t that be great if the Js did actually come over to our side like another J… St. Paul, the former J Pharissee high priest Saul of Tarsus.

    Then I found out about Js and immigration…..

    Js, including Milton Friedman have always been insane, murderous about mass immigration in to the USA, the west.

    I listened to Milton Friedman speak about immigration to the United States in the 1970s and 80s where Dr. Friedman stated that if it wasn’t for a large government welfare state, virtual unrestricted mass immigration wouldn’t be any problem. Like us importing the entire population of Haiti, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Congo wouldn’t be a problem. WTF?

    It’s just reality that all Js Liberal to Conservative, Left to Right, Socialist to unrestrained Capitalist, money changer, usury international bankers like George Soros, Jacob Schiff – these Js are all insane, murderous about mass immigration.

    And of course all these Js have completely 180% different views about mass immigration to Israel the Jewish ethno state.

    “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours need to be multicultural. Oh and you’re not allowed to notice or comment on the fact that Js have set up debt slavery usury J banking mafia monopolies and J media mafia monopolies. Anybody that does notice or mention this is another Hitler. And yeah, well Hitler was right about those bad J things.”

    Isn’t it terrible to know that Hitler was so right about the most important things and there is no Hitler anywhere now to be found. Trump was closest to being our Hitler, our savior. Now he’s gone.

    Oh well, there’s always Hungary and Poland. The current ruling parties and just regular Hungarian and Polish people seem to have a good handle on the JQ, mass Muslim migrant invasions, cult marxism, feminism, porn etc.

    We need to start talking about, encouraging White American, White South African immigrate to Poland and Hungary, set up “Little America”, “little London” communities like so many of those Little Italys in Chicago, Boston, New York City.

    IN other bad news, I’m somehow on FB adverts that are getting American Js to get accepted back in to Portugal, Spain, Austria based on some connection to Js that used to live in these places in the 15th century or in 1939. Js are becoming even more international Js with passports USA, EU, Israel.

    • LOL: soll
  167. Oemiktlob says:
    @Oemiktlob

    My statement is in response to Alden @ 166.

  168. @Robjil

    That is OK with most of the world. That is normal to confine your dogma about your nation within your nation.

    It isn’t normal in the rest of the world to try and control a basic medical conversation through government threat of being sent to a re-education camp. The doctors in that situation were simply trying to compare notes and discuss what they were observing. It also isn’t normal to suppress anyone that discusses democracy or competing political parties.

    China is not a model nation for free speech in any context. Your opinions on Zionism are irrelevant to that fact.

    China is a 1984 style state that tracks every citizen through a required app. They should not be held as a model for anything.

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @Robjil
  169. @gsjackson

    The theory of Capote writing To Kill a Mockingbird would be what ….. that he sent the manuscript to Lee as it was being serialized in the ’50s, and allowed her to take credit for it? Hadn’t heard that one.

    The theory I heard is that he cleaned up her manuscript and turned it into a book that he knew would be a hit.

    I believe it is most likely true because she didn’t write anything else except the lousy sequel.

    The sequel is poorly written but amusingly angered liberals because Atticus Finch had changed his mind about Blacks.

    This most likely means that Harper changed her mind as well. There is no other reason why she would destroy the most beloved liberal character.

  170. JM says:
    @John Johnson

    Yes, the operative phrase is “free market”. Or, in other words – one of – perhaps THE – logical development/s of Capitalism, with or without the ethnic touch.

  171. Robjil says:
    @John Johnson

    Whatever China does is in China, stays in China. What our (((free))) nations are doing is more important to the world since the (((free))) west often attacks other nations or does coups in them.

    Here is more about how the (((free)) west treats its big 6 dissidents.

    https://alethonews.com/2016/07/17/holocaust-discourse-and-the-moral-high-ground/

    Even where Holocaust revision is legal, those who are involved in it or support it in any way are liable to be vilified, persecuted and generally treated as lepers. British academics like Irving and Nicholas Kollerstrom saw their careers destroyed, and every effort is made to deny revisionists any sort of platform; it goes without saying that they are subjected to vindictive trolling on social media.

    Some, like Faurisson and Zündel, have been physically assaulted on more than one occasion. After pro-Palestine activist Paul Eisen wrote an article ‘The Holocaust Wars’ in which he suggested there were questions to answer about the Holocaust, he experienced an extraordinary campaign of vilification and ostracism, especially from the pro-Palestine movement he had given so much to. That he was Jewish himself was no defence against the charge of antisemitism. As Eisen himself says, ‘I had metamorphosed into that lowest of animal life forms, the maggot at the bottom of the food chain – a Holocaust denier’.

  172. Robjil says:
    @John Johnson

    Well, China handled this “dis ease” better.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30800-8/fulltext

    As of Oct 4, 2020, China had confirmed 90 604 cases of COVID-19 and 4739 deaths, while the USA had registered 7 382 194 cases and 209 382 deaths. The UK has a population 20 times smaller than China, yet it has seen five times as many cases of COVID-19 and almost ten times as many deaths. All of which raises the question: how has China managed to wrest control of its pandemic?

    Despite being the first place to be hit by COVID-19, China was well-placed to tackle the disease. It has a centralised epidemic response system.

    Most Chinese adults remember SARS-CoV and the high mortality rate that was associated with it. “The society was very alert as to what can happen in a coronavirus outbreak”, said Xi Chen (Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA).

    “Other countries do not have such fresh memories of a pandemic”. Ageing parents tend to live with their children, or alone but nearby. Only 3% of China’s elderly population live in care homes, whereas in several western countries, such facilities have been major sources of infection.

  173. Anonymous[243] • Disclaimer says:
    @tolstoy

    Because of the media, white people are not allowed to ask critical questions about Jewish power, or European identity, divorced from all of the anti-racist propaganda. Perhaps, if some of the “anti-semites” are right, all that needs to be done is pass laws checking Jewish power and keeping them out of the mass media and education system.

    Here are the only questions that matter:

    1) Is the vast Jewish power they’ve accumulated good for us?
    2) Should whites be allowed to live separately, in their own societies, without a Jewish oligarchy?
    3) Should whites have the right to their own identity, free from the “systemic racism” charge of the Jewish media.

    For the first question, it doesn’t matter whether Jews conspire together consciously, or if it’s only a few bad apples that drive all of the negative effects. But frankly, whites should start raising these questions amongst themselves, or else they’re finished.

    • Agree: Robjil
  174. Anonymous[243] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden

    I think knowing about Jewish power is half the battle, which is why they’re obviously so desperate to censor any mention of it. Part of their dominance strategy depends on the blindness and submissiveness of their host society.

    “Any meaningful effort to stop them must take racial dominance into account and devise methods to successfully thwart and overcome it. This means identifying pressure points and unique vulnerabilities, as well as strengths, in both races and targeting or compensating for them respectively. It is a practical problem requiring imaginative solutions.”

    I think they can be extremely dangerous, however, and shouldn’t be underestimated, as the white nationalists argue.

    I don’t consider myself a white nationalist, and I have no ill will towards normal Jews, though I think obviously the current regime based on Jewish power is extremely dangerous and one-sided.

  175. @anon

    How are we supposed to sentence the (((elites))) if we can’t even name them? On UNZ we can find both kike busting and Micheal Hudson’s articles. That is about as “classless” as it gets.
    Piss off, kike.

  176. Ron Unz says:
    @Alden

    This is Ron’s site…This site focuses on Jews…Don’t read UNZ if you don’t like it.

    Hmmm… Is it really the case that this website “focuses on Jews”? I’m not sure I’d agree with that characterization.

    I certainly don’t bother looking at most of the voluminous output of our four bloggers, but I’d be surprised if even 10% of their posts substantially deal with Jews/Israel. In fact, except for Steve Sailer, I think the others only very rarely focus on those topics.

    We also have about 30 regular columnists, whose most recent pieces occupy the center column of our Home page. Most of Philip Giraldi’s pieces probably fall into that topic category, but I’d doubt that more than about 15% of the other pieces do, and that’s despite a couple of those columnists themselves being Israeli.

    I think that the usually longer main features we publish on the Home page are more skewed towards Jews/Israel themes, but averaged over time, I doubt it’s more than 25% or so. The distribution of articles on the Left column may be somewhat higher than that, but that’s because if articles continue to get strong readership, they stay around longer.

    So by numbers, the Jews/Israel category probably accounts for less than 15% of our content, while in size and word-count probably 15%-20%. Offhand, it seems to me that such a skew is not at all out of line with the importance of those issues in American policy and society. For example, aren’t something like 40%-50% of the higher-ranking figures in the incoming Biden Administration likely to be Jewish? I’d say that an awful lot of our major public policies over the last couple of decades have been tinged by such issues.

    I think the primary difference is that since this webzine deliberately focuses upon important topics “largely excluded from the mainstream media,” those articles we publish dealing with Jews/Israel may approach those topics from a “critical” angle considerably different from that of the NYT or other MSM outlets. And that rather unusual nature of our coverage may make it seem that we run far more articles than we actually do.

    Here’s a related issue. Sometimes people characterize this as a “White Nationalist” webzine even though I doubt that even 10% of what we publish would fall into that category. But since the MSM publishes 0.00000% WN content, that 10% seems like infinity to lots of people.

    Anyway, that’s my offhand impression…

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Thanks: Robjil
    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @Bumpkin
  177. ivan says:
    @Alden

    Explains the dysfunctional character of all too many blacks if true.

  178. @onebornfree

    A private company is not all that different from a State. It is in fact seldom less authoritarian than a State. Except for cooperatives, there is no voting among the employees to choose its president. The only way to settle disputes is through disruptive actions like strikes or through the State. One relevant difference is that a private company cannot imprison or kill someone, whereas the State can. A libertarian will construe that as proof that private companies are less harmful than the State. But another way of looking into it is to note that a private company cannot imprison or kill someone because the State prohibits it and has the monopoly on imprisonments and executions.

    So, anarcho-capitalism is a sham. Capitalism without government implies that we would have a bloody worldwide dictatorship of corporations. Rothbard was a fool.

    • Agree: HeebHunter
    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  179. Schuetze says:
    @Ron Unz

    One reason I like Unz Review is that the commenting engine is just about the best on the internet. Thank you Ron Unz. This commenting engine is available to all races and religions, and is often used by the most hideous Hasbara trolls like Fran Taubman, FB, mcohen and many others. Ron gives these Hasbara trolls a complete free hand to commit hate speech, incite hate speech, and even to make threats of hebrew reprisal. So to claim that UR is a “white nationalist web site that focuses on jews” is completely off the mark.

    I would also add that there are a whole slew of authors who religiously never “name the jew ” and where you will likely have comments deleted if you make comments that do:

    Pat Buchannon
    Paul Craig Roberts
    Paul Kersey
    Michelle Malkin
    Jared Taylor
    Max Parry

    The real issue here is one of jewish obfuscation where any criticism of one of their chosen grievance groups is transmogrified into anti-semitism. If you criticise feminism, blacks, homos or communists eventually you will be labelled an anti-semite. Buchannon and Taylor are the poster children for this.

    • Agree: HeebHunter
  180. annamaria says:
    @tolstoy

    We live in a western civilization that has been falling apart thanks, to a large extend, to Milton’s business model of society. The nationalist model has been hated by the tribe because such a model deprives them of absolute power over the banking sector. Hence their hatred of Germany led by Hitler and of the modern Russia.

    Note that Nazism has been approved by zionists not only in the 1930s (in Germany) but in 2014 (in Ukraine) as well. So much for holobiz museums. Whether slave trade in Africa or opium trade in India and North America, the Jewish dealers have been at the forefront of organizing the trade by any means. See Sassoons and Sacklers – the same shameless, murderous, talmudist disrespect for human life.

    The Miltonian cancer has been destroying the US. Compare the ethnocentric representative of the international banking cabal Milton F. to the honorable nationalist Mr. Ford who was interested in American prosperity.
    Henry Ford:

    International financiers are behind all war. They are what is called the international Jew: German—Jews, French— Jews, English—Jews, American—Jews… the Jew is the threat.

    What the US has been doing in the Middle East? – Wars for Israel. Understandably, Russian natural wealth and the RF’s involvement in Syria made Russia into target Number One for the ZUSA. As Pelosi articulated it:

    If this capitol crumbles to the ground, the one thing that remains is our commitment to Israel [to the financial Squid].

    The same Nancy and a bunch of other zionists (Schumer, Schiff, and the likes) have accomplished a real regime change in the US. The presstitutes from Maddow to Zukenberg have been instrumental by pleasing their CIA curators:

    https://thesaker.is/trumps-opponents-succeeded-with-their-government-coup-ruslan-ostashko/

    • Thanks: Robjil
    • Replies: @Hibernian
  181. jamesc says:
    @The_seventh_shape

    More likely, he knew his audience and was saying what he thought would influence them. It might not have convinced you, but he was a professional communicator and highly effective.

  182. Njall says:

    In this mix of characters who is the modern Lew Rockwell?

  183. Bumpkin says:
    @Ron Unz

    It doesn’t matter how much WN content you actually have, it is clear a government purge is coming for sites like yours, whether under the new “domestic terror” laws they plan to pass or by pressuring your tech providers to “deplatform” you, as they just did to Parler. You really should have a backup plan in place, whether it’s backing up this entire site on decentralized tech like IPFS or using multiple cloned hosts in multiple countries so that if one country or host shuts you down, the others are still in place.

    I know this site already uses Cloudflare, which has booted sites they disagree with in the past. That is their right, and I fully support their right to transact with who they want, but it is a risk for you in serving content that’s deemed controversial to many.

    I think the government and Neocons have noticed you and are now priming the vast brain-dead populace for the coming purge of sites like yours.

  184. You can keep your “free discussions” as (((they))) and their golems legalize you out of extistence. You are in the same ridiculous mental trap as the lolberturdians.
    Hey boomers, this ain’t 1900s Luxury Intellectual Salon in Nice Mountain by Nice Waterfall, Nowhere, usa! There is a global ideological war on a scale never seen before, and your country is already beaten.

    Wake the fuck up or die!
    The chinese don’t give a crap about (((western))) ideologies, that is why they are on top now. From the look of it, they already cut deal with your elites who you just love to have “free discussions” with. The (((western elites))) will complete their 1984 transformation and play Kabuki with Eurasia. You will sit in a corner bleating about muh freedumb of speech, wondering where it went wrong.
    Wake the fuck up!

  185. @Brás Cubas

    I agree with almost everything you say but “Rothbard was a fool”. Kikes like it are demonic and KNOW exactly what they are doing. Like Ayn Rosenbaum with the whole Pissrael issue.

    Never underesestimate a kike. Always seek for closure with extreme prejudice.

  186. Hibernian says:
    @annamaria

    Henry Ford made a lot of his money war profiteering off of WWs 1 & 2.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  187. annamaria says:
    @Hibernian

    Well, even the zionized Wikipedia does not agree with holobiz-sufferers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford

    Ford was also widely known for his pacifism during the first years of World War I…

    Or you are outraged by this?

    Like other automobile companies, Ford entered the aviation business during World War I, building Liberty engines.

    Moreover, here is another morsel of information to contradict your holobiz slander.

    Ford had opposed the United States entry into World War II and continued to believe that international business could generate the prosperity that would head off wars.

    There were indeed agitators for WWII, but Henry Ford did not belong to them: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/05/13/the-lies-about-world-war-ii/

    World War II was initiated by the British and French declaration of war on Germany, not by a surprise blitzkrieg from Germany.

    http://www.lastsuperpower.net/docs/nzc10zionismingermany
    https://israelpalestinenews.org/wrote-balfour-declaration-world-war-connection/

    Diverse documentary evidence shows that Zionists pushed for the U.S. to enter the war on Britain’s side as part of a deal to gain British support for their colonization of Palestine. … After an understanding had been arrived at between Sir Mark Sykes and [Zionists] Weizmann and Sokolow, it was resolved to send a secret message to Justice Brandeis that the British Cabinet would help the Jews to gain Palestine in return for active Jewish sympathy and for support in the USA for the Allied cause, so as to bring about a radical pro-Ally tendency in the United States. …

    Lloyd George had testified in 1937 “that stimulating the war effort of American Jews was one of the major motives..” … Future Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter worked to prevent an early peace to the war. Frankfurter often worked secretly with Brandeis, who had procured a professorship for Frankfurter at Harvard.

    Henry Ford had a strong survival instinct; his concern was America, his motherland.

    • Thanks: Robjil
  188. bayviking says:

    What exactly gets moderated on this site anyway? The statement and delay is real, but otherwise its completely imaginary.

  189. @onebornfree

    May I suggest reading Benjamin Anderson’s Book “Economics and the Public Welfare: A Financial and Economic History of the United States 1914 – 1946”, in the context herein, especially Chapter 60, Digression on Keynes.

    Not excluding Chapter 60, his book exposes entire fallacies, backing them up with years of experience both in the theoretical environment of academia, and practical years at Chase National Bank where he served as economist and editor of the Chase Economic Bulletin.

    I have had, since a child an interest in economics, history, and political science. To be sure after studying these at university and as a layman — in fact founding a business in 1978, which I still own and operate — I realized I knew nothing and understood much less. I began reading while at university, books, I found at the public libraries. Then buying them. I found biographies at a book store in DuPont Circle. I bought, borrowed, and stole (forgot to give back) from friends and acquaintances books they had half read, or read, I began to realize, accepting premises wholesale — which I had begun to doubt.

    Finally I discovered a veritable treasure-trove of books on line at Laissez Faire Books; if I remember correctly about 12 years ago. The owners of Laissez Faire Books bought an entire bookstore and re-published many of the books, among them Anderson’s book.

    Gradually I came to a conclusion which I am still uncomfortable admitting. Immigrant Jews in 1913 fought and won the final battle of the American Revolution. The Revolution was fought against foreign money interests. Andrew Jackson well understood the pernicious hold foreign banking interests held among Northeastern Banking interests. Abraham Lincoln found out the hard way the real cost of indenturing the Republic. After the Civil War those same money interests manipulated interest rates, the money supply, and various policies which caused financial distress which could be taken advantage of to their benefit. Finally the Federal Reserve, established in 1913, removed control of money from, lets call them loyal Americans — and provided those with aims contrary to those loyal Americans interests, while transferring the power of fractional reserve banking to foreign interests.

    This essay by Marco De Wit ever so clearly, in my opinion, exposes the reader to certain undeniable facts about Americas elites. I could not agree more with his conclusions that econometric modelling disguises the subversive intent behind say, interest rate guidelines, bank bailouts, wars, lending to encourage enterprise consolidation and monopoly among Jews, economic and policy initiatives supporting Israel but antithetical to Americas economic and moral interests.

    Yes, Jews learnt these tactics and strategies first hand; by controlling the money, there is little which cannot be controlled. Economies can be undermined, statesmen can be betrayed, revolutions can be fomented, propaganda can flourish, education can be undermined, history can be distorted, philosophies and ideologies can be erected. Politicians are bought and bribed. In many cases, the bought are ignorant, in others naïve, and in enough instances are outright traitors. Clearly for most Americans there is a Tiger and there is a tigers tail. They know it. They see the tail and they see the Tiger. But they keep trying to pin the tail on the donkey or the elephant. Marco De Wit’s exposé shows to whom the tail belongs.

    The rule of law, and property rights, and other provisions like speech rights, and rights of assembly are being turned on their heads. A small number of Jews have insinuated their way onto seats where they control the levers of power. Of course this includes a stranglehold on media, Hollywood, banking, academia, cities governance, the military, the pharmaceutical industry; and etc, etc.

    Is this a good thing? Almost every facet of our customs and heritage has been systematically undermined, mocked, and supplanted with secular banality. The family has been undermined. Minorities have been duped. In this instance, particularly desegregation. Blacks certainly did not like or enjoy segregation — but they had made great strides in advancing true community integrity. Desecration was a Marxist initiative. Blacks were duped as has everyone else.

    Jews wanted a homeland. They pestered and coerced, even their own people, to achieve their aims nominating themselves Zionists. I grew up sympathetic to the entirety of Jewish complaint. I have a Jewish grandfather. My father was in Palestine in 1936 with the British Expeditionary Force, enforcing the Balfour Resolution. He never got over many of the things he witnessed.

    The history I was taught — almost every aspect of it — was a lie. If one reads enough — biographies, magazines, textbooks, autobiographies, historians works, economic tomes, after years and years one cannot avoid the conclusions in what has become a codex. One author drops a comment, another a date, another a fact, conclusions are made, truths elided, facts abridged and omitted, conflations deterministically amplified…

    After years and years a picture emerges, a landscape — as though seen from a satellite. Jews are not as homogenous as generally inferred. Many are waking up to their recent history. …Perhaps realizing that ancient history and its stories are distracting memes. But Jews I know are afraid. Whatever the facts about the Shoah, it is, if nothing else, a chilling reminder of mans inhumanity to man.

    Clearly the German people feared Communism. And they had every reason to do so. Jews tend to be tribal. They were attracted to Communism. Jews brought Communism to the United States. Should every Jew be tarred with the same brush. Maybe it is time to consider the terror of the situation. Stop voting for the socialist imperative. Stop promulgating feminism. Stop promoting abortion rights. Stop being Jewish.

  190. @Mario Partisan

    What is a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium model? …With perfectly rational and foresighted agents where you are persona non grata.

    The Cambridge Dictionary…
    A stochastic process or system is connected with random probability, i.e. accident, arbitrarily, fluke, long shot, luck, etc.
    Seems to me that dynamic stochastic general equilibrium modelling would be anything but perfectly “rational” or predictive.

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  191. bayviking says:

    The Nobel Prize winning Milton Friedman is a liar. When a private company takes over a resource which was previously a public property or service it is called a private public partnership (PPP) and the public consistently pays more. Some of the worst examples are in Britain. In the United Kingdom the National Audit Office “found that the effective interest rate of all private finance deals (7%-8%) was double that of all government borrowing (3%-4%).” A 2015 report in The Independent revealed that the British government owed more than £222 billion to banks and businesses as a result of private finance initiatives. Crippling PPP debts are exacerbating the funding crisis across all public services, especially in the National Health Service.

    Privatizing public services leads to higher costs, reductions in the quality of service and lengthier periods in completing construction. All of these results are directly opposite what incessant capitalist propaganda continually blares.

    A report by Food & Water Watch found that investor-owned utilities in the United States typically charge 59 percent more for water and 63 percent more for sewer service than local-government utilities. After privatization, water rates increase at about three times the rate of inflation, nearly tripling on average after 11 years of private control. Corporate profits, dividends and income taxes can add 20 to 30 percent to operation and maintenance costs.

    That even water is a commodity is no surprise when corporate leaders consider it just another product that should have a price, most notoriously enunciated in 2014 when the chairman of Nestlé S.A., Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, issued a video in which he denounced as“extreme” the very idea of water being considered a human right. And not only water— various schemes exist to destroy the U.S. Postal Service in the interest of corporate profit.

    There are even corporate executives who want to privatize the weather. The head of a private weather forecaster, AccuWeather, has repeatedly lobbied to prohibit the U.S. government’s National Weather Service from issuing forecasts! Under this scenario, the Weather Service would hand all of its data to private companies, who would then issue forecasts, one effect of this would be to cause ads on weather TV to increase and more pay to hear weather forecasts.

    When TV was introduced in the US in the fifties, 10 minutes of commercials paid for the broadcast. Today Americans pay more for cable programs, loaded with 20 minutes per hour of commercials than Europeans pay in tax for commercial free national TV by a factor of ten.

    • Thanks: annamaria
  192. @werpor werpor

    What is a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium model?

    Ready to get nerdy?

    DSGE models are a class of models that have become fashionable in academic economics when it comes to macro. Dynamic refers to a model in time, as opposed to a single period model.

    Stochastic refers to idea that the “states” of the economy are uncertain or probabilistic. Some periods are high productivity or high income periods and some periods are low income periods, for example. The state that the economy is in at any point in time is not a function of the internal workings of the system, but due to “natural” or exogenous shocks to productivity that come from outside the system, similar to the way rainy or dry periods would impact agricultural output.

    So, what does rationality and equilibrium mean under these conditions? In these models equilibrium is a set of prices and quantities (a set for each market in the model) such that all markets clear (supply equals demand) and all agents have maximized their respective objective functions, i.e. consumers have achieved the highest utility they can have by optimizing consumption and saving decisions, firms have maximized their profit functions, etc. Equilibrium means the system is at rest as no shortages or surpluses will cause prices or quantities to change and agents are doing the best they can and so have no incentive to alter their decisions. The equilibrium has the character of being what is called Pareto optimal, i.e. no agent can be made better off without another agent being made worse off.

    A common type of DSGE model utilizes an infinitely lived consumer (who is a stand in for the entire population of consumers). The consumer has a utility function over consumption in each period (more consumption better, but with decreasing marginal utility) but the agent is not attempting to optimize utility in a single period. The agent is attempting to optimize a life-time utility function consisting of a weighted sum of single period utilities, with the weight decreasing the further in the future a period is. What decisions can the consumer make? The consumer can choose how much to consume/borrow or save/lend at the rate of interest.

    Believe it or not, in these models the consumer is choosing all future levels of consumption and savings at one time, in period 1. How can the consumer plan ahead if the he doesn’t know the future? Because the agent is assumed to know the probability distribution of the possible income states that might arise and the agent is assumed to be an expected utility optimizer. That is, even if the consumer does not know how the roulette wheel will land income wise in each future period, the agent can compute his life time expected income as the probability weighted sum of all the possible income levels. So the model is stochastic in the sense that the states of the world are probabilistic but the agents in the model are assumed to make rational use of the knowledge they have regarding the probability distribution of states.

    Now, I find these models to be interesting in an academic sense but I have serious doubt about their usefulness when it comes to making sense of how economies behave in the real world. For example, a result of a lot of these models is a version of Ricardian Equivalence, in which a government cutting taxes and running a budget deficit to stimulate consumption has zero impact on consumption. The idea is that the government can put a bunch of money in people’s pockets but spending will hardly budge. Why? Because the consumers are rational life-time expected utility optimizers who understand that the government is itself subject to an intertemporal budget constraint, and in making their forecast of future disposal income the consumers incorporate this fact, i.e. they understand tax cuts/deficits today mean tax increases/surpluses tomorrow and therefore save the tax cut in order to pay the future anticipated taxes. Interesting exercise but highly unrealistic in my view.

    What do I mean when I say persona non grata? What I mean is that if your approach differs from this framework you will be discouraged from pursuing it. For example, when I was working on my thesis, I told a professor on my committee that I was working on a “Keynesian”/Non-DSGE model involving consumer debt and housing wealth and how the two might feed on each other (more debt pushing up housing prices, higher prices for collateral leading to more debt) and how such a feed back might impact a demand driven economy. The idea was to analyze these dynamics in a less “rational” framework because I found the DSGE framework to be a kind of straight jacket. He said that was interesting, but not to pursue it other than as a side project/hobby because those approaches are out of fashion. And that is largely true. The top econ journals essentially filter out non-DSGE approaches and relegate other approaches to their own ghetto journals.

  193. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Is the current California Loathsome J Congressman Adam Schiff any relation to the infamous New York City financier Jacob Schiff that bankrolled the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and the NKVD reign of terror, the Holodomor?

    He seems to have that same Talmudic hatred of poor and working class White Americans that Jacob Schiff had for White Christians in Russia and the Ukraine.

  194. Thrallman says:
    @songbird

    It’s not accurate to call Veblen an elitist. He grew up on a farm, and his best-known book, “Theory of the Leisure Class,” is a bitter attack on the capitalist elite.

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