ECONOMICS : A CLANDESTINE RELIGION MASQUERADING AS A SCIENCE
Economics is the religion of materialism!
Since 1996 the American Monetary Institute’s mission has been to independently study monetary history, theory and reform; emphasis on independent. For whatever reason, the universities have not made substantial progress in this area. They are unable to challenge the banking establishment.
Monetary systems are concerned with the larger questions of economic justice – not just how the money system is operating but with how it could and should be operating. These are called macro-economic questions and better economists are realizing that their economics is devoid of good ideas – theories, they call them – on the really big questions.
There is also growing awareness that we are all being targeted in economic warfare – all of us – your children and parents, friends, neighbors; since we can’t escape this struggle we’d better understand, and learn how to win.
This war is real and becomes more obvious in different ways every day. Not about the latest bush family misadventure in Iraq. I am referring to the deeper struggle over the direction of mankind that is more religious in nature. Not the fights with the religious right wing now threatening America’s political process. Those are real problems, but now we focus on a more fundamental battle with the new clandestine religion known as “economics”!
A year ago, Zbignieuw Brezinski, Carter’s National Security Advisor said the attempt to establish a new world order was doomed to failure because there was no universal religious underpinning to it as existed in the old world order – the Roman empire, with its emperor worship and later its Christianity. CHRISTIANITY(AS IS ALL VERSIONS OF ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM) ITSELF WAS A POLITICAL INVENTION. INVENTED BY THE ROMAN EMPEROR CONSTANTINE THE GREAT TO UNITE HIS RE-UNITED ROMAN EMPIRE AND END RELIGIOUS SWABBLES AND CONTROL HEARTS AND MINDS
Brezinski was probably right that it would fail, but overlooked that this new order does have a universal religious belief system called Economics. It has its own god, the Market; its own priesthood of Economists; its temples, Banks, until recently clothed in ancient temple architecture.
An example of the religious nature of economics is its promotion of market as god. We are warned:
Don’t try to legislate on the market; it is stronger than our puny laws. It is omnipotent
Don’ try to regulate outcomes, the market with input from all of its participants always knows best. It is omniscient
Do the right things and the market will reward you, the wrong things and you’ll be punished. It is beneficent
Omnipotence, omniscience and beneficence are the attributes of a god, not a mere device for buying, selling and exchanging. – A strange deity that abhors morality and where even the most atheistic libertarians have been suckered into believing in the market’s “invisible hands” like multiple Holy Ghosts.
“Economics as Religion is an excellent book. [Its] purpose is to show how the arguments of economists legitimate social and economic arrangements by providing these arrangements with quasi-religious justification. Economists are thus doing theology while for the most part unaware of that fact. It provides a remarkably balanced and comprehensive history of the way that economics developed in the twentieth century. The book will undoubtedly be welcomed by [a] considerable number of theologians. Professional economists will find [it] will broaden their understanding of what economists have been doing in recent decades. Political scientists or philosophers can clarify their understandings of social science and especially economics. And I think it will find a fair number of readers in the general population.” –Paul Heyne, University of Washington
BONUSES ARE SEEN AS SACRISANCT
PLEASE LOOK AT THE DISASTEROUS RESULTS OF THE BONUS DRIVEN PERFORMANCE OF THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY ,BUT SOMEHOW THE RELIGIOUS RITUAL OF BONUS PAYMENTS CONTINUES. EVEN WHEN ALL THE REAL EVIDENCE POINTS TO IT BEING THE BIG PROBLEMS!!!
BONUS culture has come under intense scrutiny since the ongoing financial crisis began in 2007. Many people have been outraged by the way some bankers and top executives seem to have been rewarded for failure. Others find the idea of multimillion-dollar bonuses morally abhorrent. Even US President Barack Obama has gone as far as to call large bonuses “obscene”.
But few have asked whether performance-related bonuses really do boost performance.
“Economists and workplace consultants regard it as almost unquestioned dogma that people are motivated by rewards, so they don’t feel the need to test this” …”It has the status more of religious truth than scientific hypothesis”
Cash bonuses contributed to the financial crash,because traders had little motivation to ensure thier companies long term survival.
Stock-option bonues where blamed for the collapse of Enron and other corporate scandals.
“In many cases the top executives simply lied and cheated to make the stock price go up so they got huge bonuses” Edward Deci ,University of Rochester ,New York state.
Most bonus schemes are poorly designed says Malcolm Higgs of the School of Management at the University of Southhampton in the UK.
Yet as our feature shows, paying for results doesn’t always boost performance. In fact it can make it worse.
The problem runs far deeper than the practical difficulties of measuring performance and the ill will that such schemes can create. Contrary to what economists believe, offering rewards, particularly in jobs that people do for love as well as money, can actually undermine the motivation of workers.
Bonuses for Dummies” or The Bonus Myth!
IN FACT THEY LOOSE US MONEY BUT WE STILL HAND THEM BONUESS?!?!?!?! INSANE OR JUST RELIGIOUS DELUSION?
Bankers cost each one of us £8.40 for every £1 they produce ,SO DO POLITIONS!!
BUT JUST LIKE OTHER RELIGIOUS DELSUIONAL TYPES ,THEY CANNOT SEE REALITY OR RECOGNISE FACTS THAT DISPROVE THIER BELIEFS….AFTER ALL THEY ARE ONLY DOING GOD’S WILL AND THEREFORE ARE ONLY TOOLS OF GOD, AND THEREFORE CAN BE DOING NO WRONG!!!!
Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein says firm is doing ‘God’s work’
Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs (GS), has put an unusual spin on the bank’s activities. He says his firm is doing “God’s work.” This may seem like an audacious statement coming from a man whose company has been harshly criticized for planning to give many of its employees multi-million pay packages just a bit more than a year after the collapse of the credit markets
See full article from DailyFinance: http://srph.it/eG7wAg
HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE ,OR EVEN THE FIRST ONE ,THAT BELIEVES HE IS GODS BANKER!!! BUT THIS IS A GOD HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY AND FRAUD?!?!?! ….BUT OF COURSE STILL DOING NO WRONG!?!
1982: ‘God’s banker’ found hanged
The body of a top Italian banker has been found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge in London.
Known as God’s banker for his links with the Vatican, 62-year-old Roberto Calvi was the chairman of Banco Ambrosiano in Milan and a central figure in a complex web of international fraud and intrigue.
He had been missing for the last nine days before his body was discovered by a passer-by hanging from scaffolding on a riverside walk under the bridge.
AT THE MOMMENT WE HAVE FACTIONALISED RELIGIOUS MATERIALISM. THE UNORTHODOX FIAT MONEY DEBTORISTS, I WILL TRANSMIGRATE THIS WORTHLESS PIECE OF PAPER INTO SOMETHING OF INTRINSIC VALUE! SOMEWHAT SIMILAR TO TURNING CRACKERS INTO THE BODY OF A GOD!!………. AND OBVIOUSLY JUST AS LIKELY TO WORK!
AND THE FALSE PROFITS OF FAKE LIBERTARIANISM. THE USA VERSION OF LIBERTARIANISM IS JUST PURE FREE MARKET, RELIGIOUS ECONOMICS OF MATERIALISM ! IN WHICH THIS WONDERFUL FREE MARKET WILL SOLVE ALL OUR PROBLEMS AND PROVIDE AN ABUNDANCE IN A LAND OF MILK AND HONEY,WHERE CHILDREN FROLICK IN FIELDS OF HAY! THESE PRIESTS OF ECONOMIC THEORY REFER TO SOCIALISM AS “EVIL”.BTW GOOD AND EVIL ARE THE DOMAIN OF PRIESTS!…..THESE PRIESTS OF ECONOMICS HAVE YET TO EXPLAIN TO ME HOW NATIVE AMERICANS ,AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINALS , INUITES , LAPLANDERS , TIBETAN MONKS ETC. ETC ETC WILL ALL FIT INTO THIS RELIGION OF MATERIALISM.
ACTUALLY THIS IS JUST LASSIE FAIRE FREE MARKET CAPITALISM RE-PACKAGED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY! IT WAS TRIED BEFORE IN THE 1600’S AND IT LED TO ROBBER BARONS ,PRIVATEERS ,FACTORY SWEAT SHOPS AND THE NEW INDUSTRIAL RICH. IT REDUCED THE MASSES TO FACTORY SLAVERY AND STOLE NATIVES RESOURSES AND LED TO THE OUT CRY FOR A GOVERNMENT TO SAVE THEM!!! THIS GOVERNMENT DID NOT WITHER AWAY!! IT HAS GROWN AND GROWN!!
IN THESE MATERIAL SYSTEMS ,WE HAVE A SYSTEM THAT KNOWS THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING AND THE VALUE OF NOTHING!!!!
WE ALSO HAVE THE “GODS KNOWS WHAT I’M DOING” BARGADE, WITH THIER PLANNED ECONOMIES AND 5 YEAR PLANS.
THAT IS THE TROUBLE WITH PSEUDO-INTELLECTUALS , THEY ARE NOT BRIGHT ENOUGH TO SEE THE FLAWS IN THIER OWN IDEOLOGY!! ……….YOU CANNOT SELL YOUR RESOURSES AND EXPECT TO REMAIN FREE!!! LIBERTARIAN OR NOT!… D’OH!!!!
WHEN AT UNIVERSITY I ASKED MY ECONOMICS LECTURER TO GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF AN ECONOMIC MODEL THAT ACTUALLY WORKED!! EITHER HISTORICALLY ,PRESENTLY OR EVN ONE THAT MIGHT WORK IN THE FUTURE!
HE COULD NOT GIVE ONE!!
HE DID MANGE TO GIVE A LOT OF REASONS WHY THEY DID NOT WORK! AND ALWAYS ITS NOT THE ECONOMIES FAULT. PRIEST OF CAPITALISM JUST CLAIM THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A TRUE CAPITALIST SOCIETY,THAT IS WHY CAPITALISM NEVER WORKS!! THIS IS BOTH WRONG AND DELSUIONAL!!
PRIEST OF PLANNED MATERIALSIM ALSO CLAIM THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A TRUE SOCIALIST SOCIETY!! THIS JUST SHOWS HOW DELSUIONAL AND UNREAL THIER BELIEFS ARE!! ITS SOME “ECONOMIC NIRVANA LAND” THAT IF WE ALL JUST OBEY THE ECONOMIC GOD .WE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE ECONOMIC GARDEN OF EDEN. THE REASON WE NEVER ACHIEVE THIS ECONOMIC NIRVANA, IS BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE ARE NOT WORTHY!! WE STILL HOLD ON TO “UNCLEAN” PRACTICES!!
IN THE END OF THE DAY THESE “PRIESTS OF MATERIALISM” ARE JUST AS DELUSIONAL AS THIER “PRIESTS OF AN INVISIBLE FRIEND IN THE SKY” VERSION OF DELUSION
BOTH OF THESE DELUSIONAL TYPES ARE WILLING TO SACRIFICE REAL PEOPLE FOR MAKE BELIEVE IDEOLOGY!! AZTEC PRIEST USED TO SACRIFICE 1,000S OF PEOPLE IN THE BELIEF THAT IT WOULD MAKE THE SUN RISE ON THIER EMPIRE. TODAY OBAMA ,CAMERON AND SARKOZY HAVE JUST SACRIFICED 50,000 TO 60,000 PEOPLE IN LIBYA ,ON THIER ALTER OF ECONOMIC MATERIALISM TO MAKE SURE THE SUN RISES ON THIER ECONOMIC BELIEF SYSTEM !….WHO IS THE MORE PRIMITIVE DELUSIONAL BARBARIAN?
TODAY THE PEOPLE OF GREECE ARE BEING SACRIFICED TO THE GOD OF MATERIALISM ,FOR THE BENEFIT OF THIS GODS HIGH PRIESTS! THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA ,UK AND THE REST OF EUROPE ARE ALSO BEING SACRIFICED!!
ICELAND IS THE ONLY EUROPEAN COUNTRY THAT HAS USED THE “CRUCIFIX” OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY AND MADE THE CREATURES OF CAPITALISM FLEE LIKE VAMPIRES INTO THE NIGHT!! ….THEY MANAGED TO NAIL A FEW OF THE BASTARDS AS WELL!! WELL DONE ICELAND!!
ULTIMATELY OUR FATE WILL BE, TO BE SACRIFICED ON THE ALTER OF STATE CAPITALISM BY THE PRIESTS OF MATERIALISM
State capitalism has various different meanings, but is usually described as a society wherein the productive forces are controlled and directed by the state in a capitalist manner, even if such a state calls itself socialist. Corporatized state agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly-listed firms, and thus acting as a capitalist itself, are two examples of state capitalism
OF COURSE THIS IS JUST FASCISM!!
Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943)
ONE SIDE LIKES BIG GOVERNMENT (LEFTWING AUTHORITARIANS) THE OTHER BIG BUSINESS (RIGHTWING AUTHORITARIANS). THESE ARE THE TWO CHEEKS OF THE SAME ARSE OF THE RELIGION OF MATERIALISM THAT SQUASHS THE FACE OF FREEDOM .THEY BOTH HAVE THE SAME LOBBY GROUP BACKERS. WE ONLY GET TO VOTE FOR THE CHEERLEADER!! IT IS A DIVIDE AND RULE STRATAGEY ,LIKE CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT ,OR SUNNI AND SHIA (WHEREN’T THEY A 60’S BAND 😉 ?) AS THIS HELPS THE IDEOLOGY TO TAKE, AS YOU CAN REBEL AGAINST ONE THEN COMPLETELY SUPPORT THE OTHER…..AND DESCIEVE YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE CLEVER CLASSLESS AND FREE!