Ditto for roads, ditto for water, and ditto for even the most "basic" of collectivistic ideations: Civic Municipal Services, the "root" of even Sidney Webb's most outrageous "Fabian Socialist" fantasies.
So, we can THINK - why not privatise everything? And let disparate businessmen and firms take disparate investment decisions about supplying electricity, roads, water, et. al. - just as they do with et. al. - and then let's et. al. get on with it - the serious business of life, that is.
And - so it seems to me - in this FUCK de India - that we might as well all holler out loud:
FUCK THE COLLECTIVE
Really, to me The Question we really need to ask, especially in this FUCK de India, is:
What is the "collective goal" - or "collective end" - that we are supposedly pursuing with all this overhyped "collective action" called The State (and especially its Central Managers of the Mythical National Economy)?
For, if that "collective goal" or "ultimate end" is the CHIMERA of that Growth Rate Statistic so beloved of all Keynesians as a "means" by which to "beguile the gullible public" into believing that their "collective services" are required for the pursuit of "collective economic ends" - WHERE EVEN THE LOCAL MUNICIPAL ORGANISATION FAILS! - well, Swaminomics has just concluded saying we can COLLECTIVELY FORGET about high growth rates "for the foreseeable future." He says something about THEIR "inefficient corruption," too.
So - FACE IT, dudes.
This is COLLECTIVE FAILURE - at each and every "level" of this Leviathan of a Centralised State.
This means nothing but what This Blog has been asserting for years now - that all solutions lie in The Market, in Competition, in Free International Trade all all that goes with it - like the International Gold Standard - and International Mercantile Law as well.
When it comes to the Gold Standard, I still stand by the last paragraph of my 2009 column advocating its return:
Any nation can unilaterally revert to the gold standard whenever it chooses. If we do so, our rupee, now pegged to gold, will always appreciate against the rest of the world’s fiat papers. This will help us become big importers. And cheap imports, including of capital goods and components, will make our manufactured exports competitive in terms of technology, quality and price. Our banks will attract the world’s savings, and we will possess capital, the vital ingredient of “capitalism”. All prices will steadily fall and the consumption of the poor will rise in leaps and bounds. This is the power of “sound money”.
Think about it any which way you like:
If some 6.9999 billion of the total 7 billion humans on this planet are being SCREWED by InflationISM and National Socialism financed by it - then REAL DEMAND for the planet as a whole will always fall.
It's Say's Law vs. the Keynesians - and I discussed this in a 2008 column, actually.
Thus, when people like me assert - and keep on repeatedly asserting - that all solutions lie in the Free & Competitive Internationalised Market - it means nothing else than that the MISMANAGERS of the MYTHICAL COLLECTIVE ECONOMY must go - the way of the dodo.
Free International Trade means - what else? - that the consumptions, possessions and properties of the people will rise with open borders - just as the value of their savings will rise with sound money - and the entire planet will progress towards CIVILISATION.
Aaaaaah? Do I hear a New Word, there? This New Word called:
What does This Collective Goal require of The Collective?
Sound Municipal Organisation, for one - while keeping in mind that "Rome was not built in a day."
And NO COLLECTIVE ECONOMIC BULLCRAP.
It is to be a World of Private Economies, Private Monies, Private Law, and of PRIVACY from The State and its snoops.
Thus, it seems to me at least - that The Logic of Collective Choice in this FUCK de India says, loud and clear:
We Don't Need No Collective Actions
Of course, here in the Parvati Valley, the Total Futility of Internationalised Collective Actions geared towards the UNWINNABLE - apart from RIDICULOUS and even UNJUST - UN-US "WAR ON DRUGS" becomes even more apparent here.
It's not just the Cannabliss War that is NONSENSICAL - anti-knowledge, anti-medicine, anti-history - even if they try till the Ends of Time they cannot solve the Riddles presented to them by all the Designer Drugs like LSD, MDMA, Ecstasy, et. al.
The only solution to Cops are TORTS.
What "good" are our COPS in this FUCK de India, anyway? They breed unlaw, if you ask me.
Yeah - we need to THINK of the LOCALism of TrueBlue RepublicanISM - coupled with an InternationalISM never seen ever before in human history - and of LAW GOVERNING instead of Silly Men & Even Sillier Women ruling arbitrarily All the Fuckin' Time.
Recommended reading: MY old column calling for A Second Republic on the Legal Grounds that COLLECTIVE PROPERTY is LEGAL FICTION.
Anyway, Mancur Olson might just be turnin' in his grave right now - for there is NOTHING LEFT for COLLECTIVE CHOICE anymore, at least not according to me.