Own or be Owned ... Every Citizen an Owner!
What Can We Do ... NOW
There are two factors driving this post. First is an overwhelming need for CESJ to get above the noise, the sturm and drang of political rhetoric and become a serious issue before the polis! There is no escaping the crushing logic of Binary Economics, or Capital Homesteading, The ESOP and the whole failed theory of Keynsian Economics. Why then are we unable to move our message forward. The undaunted courage and tenacity of Dr. Kurland and his steadfast team of advocates have toiled for decades presenting scholarly papers, producing documented and peer reviewed works that prove, at least to the level of face validity the need for serious inquiry and evaluation by the so called economic establishment. It has not happened! At every turn they have used ridicule and derision instead of rational scientific arguments because there are no such arguments to be made.
Simply put, Kurland would eviscerate any of the present keynsian apologists including Bernanke ... and I believe they know it. The second factor is simply "Fear." Fear of going against the established order of things. Our whole economic system, flawed as it is, depends upon the unshakable rules of Keynian Economic, long assumed immutable and sacred by the finance community. We are at a log jam here. The entire system is stacked against us. The only way is to break through the wall of silence and derision is to create a public spectacle that will draw attention and serious review to our cause.
Accept The Relative Complexity of Binary Economics and Its Implications for World Governance
There is another issue and that is cognitive dissonance ... we have a reality break here that gives us the opportunity for a "teaching moment." Our problem is that we cannot simply and succinctly place our position before the public. There are no easy one liners or "elevator speech," no "sound bite," to capture the truly revolutionary Capital Homestead strategy. These are the key challenges facing us and I intend to address them one at a time. Look at the Video of my speech at the Fed last year. I just posted it. We need PASSION not dialectic rationalism. We have made all the arguments and they have fallen on fallow ground. As the bible says, there are none so blind as they who will not see ... I possess neither half the intellect of Dr Kurland nor, one-tenth of the knowledge and experience of Dawn and MIchael ... but I do have one thing no one at CESJ has. I have 30 years of experience as a practicing Organizational Psychologist! If you went to a doctor who told your leg was broken would you deny his diagnosis because he never himself had a broken leg? It is not necessary for the physician to be diseased to treat an illness. We are contaminated with knowledge. We have lost the ability to understand how ignorant the general public is. (and some of us as well) We need desperately to rethink and reconceptualize, using graphic and animated presentations ... no more words!
Social Psychology is an emergent field. Persuasion Theory is established and tested as a strategic methodology, i am a behavioralist first and foremost and I have years of working with organizations fixing dysfunction and enhancing performance. The problem with high performing experts is that to them what they do is simple, ask anyone who reaches that level of expertise ... it's very simple! Planetary Mechanics, Neurobiology all are very simple to the expert. The same is true of the senior staff at CESJ. The distinction between Keynesian and Kelsonian economics is NOT SIMPLE. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard Norm say those very words ... it's very, very simple. IT IS NOT SIMPLE!
It Is Time To Create Palpable Examples - The Time For Rhetoric Has Passed.
During the recent Schism between us ... I spent my time working on a concrete example, a business that will exemplify the strategic advantages of binary economics and the fundamentals behind The Capital Homestead Act. I intend to make my argument for a new initiative. One that will gain attention and visibility for our cause ... a tactical move that everyone can understand but one that will inexorably lead to a challenge of the foundations of keynsian economics. In subsequent blogs I intend to make my case for both advocacy and action in the field. It is time for someone to get arrested!