Back from a quick break, Tammy and Carla discuss why eggs cost almost $5 per dozen and why, when you subsidize something, you get more of it… Also up, Elon’s expose of the truth behind the Hunter Biden laptop censorship story, and more!
Can’t say we didn’t warn ya!
The hubristic Control Freaks are now learning the economy is, like libertarians have been saying, actually too complex to turn on and off like a faucet on the whims of unelected, hysterical know-nothings.
The hubristic Control Freaks are now learning you can’t leverage debt forever, like libertarians have been saying, and that all those zeroes in all those trillions have to go somewhere.
The hubristic Control Freaks are now learning that maybe, just maaaaaaaybe they need to shut up and start to listen to the people, libertarians, who better understand the challenges that are coming, and why.
We don’t have magical abilities, we just look at data without lying to ourselves. Perception, meet reality. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
When Your Hairdresser Is Worried About Wheelbarrows of Cash, It’s Time to Move Home to the Free State of New Hampshire
Usually at Starbucks, my order of two coconut lattes and two sous vide egg bites costs $19.84, which I remember because it always tickles my anti-authoritarian fancy. Today, that same order was $20.93. That’s a 5% increase.
I was returning home from my hairdresser, let’s call her “J,” who, as a mom supporting 2 young kids, has been struggling during the government-induced lockdown, because, like most hairdressers, she makes the bulk of her income from events like proms and weddings. I noticed her prices had, understandably, also increased.
While J was cutting my hair, we chatted, muffled and repeating ourselves through government-mandated face coverings (mine might have been a loosely draped silk scarf).
J: “You should hear what clients have been saying in that chair.”
Me: “Folks finally over it, or they still think this crap is good?”
“So over it! People just want their lives back! Seems like more and more clients are questioning the whole narrative. How dangerous they claimed it was. Whether any of this was even necessary. I just got back from Florida, no one is wearing a mask!”
We chat on, she mentions “money printing” and “inflation” and “a wheelbarrow of money” to pay for stuff. Now, mind you, J is an ordinary working mom, not some monetary supply guru. I mention a true crime series about the Hotel Cecil in downtown LA., because I was struck when the narrator said, “It cost a million dollars in 1924 to build. That was a lot of money in those days.”
Me: “Why does no one stop and question WHY money was ‘worth more’ in the past? Or wonder, when magazine articles say things like ‘in 1980 dollars,’ what that actually means? Why don’t more people wonder, ‘What happened? Why is my money worth less now? Where did the value go?'”
J: “What do you think happens next?”
Me: “I hope it’s not a dollar collapse, but it’s hard to imagine what else is coming with this extra $4+ TRILLION in debt and counting. This past year, the feds have put close to the amount of all previous money in circulation, in circulation. It’s not sustainable. My best guess is it’s not going to end well for us, the little guy.”
Inflation is an invisible tax on us all courtesy of the US Federal Reserve colluding with a corrupt, immoral federal government driving us deeper and deeper into unimaginable debt and decline. Over this year, you will notice prices eking up, then possibly even skyrocketing. Know this: your government is ACTIVELY MAKING YOU POORER WHILE PURPORTING TO “CARE.”
America is bankrupt. Withdraw your consent.
Stop believing in the myth. Stop believing their criminal bullshit. Start thinking for yourself. Turn off your TV, especially the “news”! Start putting your extra cash into crypto, and hard metals like gold, silver, and lead. If you can, buy a gun and learn to shoot. Start cooking your meals from scratch. Get healthy. Like real health: where you have clarity of mind, energy, and the stamina to help others. Learn new things. Curiosity is the antidote to statism. Tell a friend what you know. I helped turn on J to some of these ideas through years of chit-chat in that chair.
As more people grasp the truth through their own experiences (after all, the sky didn’t fall), we can build better lives free from government overreach. I am building a community based on my values, that includes looking people in the eye and making your word count. So… If you are a free stater not living in New Hampshire, get your butt home! It’s time to #MakeYourMove in order to #LiveFreeAndThrive! We’re waiting to welcome YOU soon with your very own “Passport to Freedom!”*
*Want to know more? Move!
In this time of COVIDnitive Dissonance and uncertainty, one thing is certain: When you approve a TWO TRILLION dollar stimulus package overnight, you are going to make every American poorer over the long term.
If you don’t grok monetary policy, that’s totally understandable, it’s… complicated. BUT, it you do wonder why it seems like the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, or why a 3-bedroom house that cost $25,000 in your Pa’s day now costs $300,000… then you are wondering about monetary policy, even if not by that name.
Remember how your parents used to say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees”? Well, once Nixon took America off the Gold Standard in 1971, it now does kind of grow on trees… In the sense that the printing press just makes more of it, or at least, they add a lot of zeroes to the Federal Reserves balance sheets. Magic, right!?!
But wait, Carla, you say, surely if we can just make more money all the time, why couldn’t we just print enough, and IDK, raise the minimum wage to $100 an hour, and instead of the proposed $1,200 per person bailout, why couldn’t we make it, say, $1,000,000 per person!?!? Why, indeed… To answer this question, I recommend reading Ron Paul’s book “End the Fed.”
Or, if you prefer the nutshell version, here’s the answer: Money printing eventually causes hyper-inflation. You know, those sitches you’ve vaguely heard about from the–gasp! past!–where people used bills as toilet paper, where they would take money in wheelbarrows to farmers’ markets to buy an apple, and where people would make fires fueled by burning cash notes to stay warm. That kind of inflation… Sadly, this invisible enemy is little understood by the average person, and the government likes it that way.
“What a lot of people don’t realize is the Federal Reserve actually serves as a taxing authority. Of course, the central bank can’t pass a tax increase. But the creation of money is, in fact, a tax. If they can take a dollar and reduce the value by 50%, they have liquidated debt, which is always necessary. But it’s also a tax because the people’s income gets lowered as well. But the big thing is, not everybody suffers the same consequences… The people who get the money first – the government, big banks, the big corporations, the military-industrial complex – benefit. It’s not because of a free market. It’s caused by crony capitalism and our monetary system.”Ron Paul