The State organizes a nation’s resources for efficient, effective, and profitable exploitation with returns going to:
1. The State, in the form of tax revenues, government jobs, power, and prestige;
2. Bond holders, in the form of coupon payments; and
3. Equity holders, in the form of dividends.
The State sanctions “enterprises” to conduct the day-to-day extraction, organization, distribution of capital, and production of goods and services. This may be done by the state-owned enterprises or contracted out via charter or license to private entities.
The decision to “farm out” enterprise solutions may be based on:
1.The state’s inability or lack of capacity to conduct the day-to-day extraction, organization, distribution of capital, or production of goods and services; or
2. Agitation by individuals who see bigger returns from private ownership of the factors of production.
Great Britain championed capitalism not because it was the “right thing to do” but because it was the economically efficient thing to do. It was the price the Crown had to pay in order to expand. The Crown granted charters to individuals and trading companies to establish colonies, extract resources, and send resources back to Mother England.
The United States is an echo effect of Great Britain’s mercantilist policies and although it abandoned mercantilism early in its history, it still relied on private individuals and companies, backed by its military to expand west and beyond.
America’s monarchy has been split into three heads with its Executive serving as a watered down monarch. America’s rules and institutions make it difficult to extract booty from the land and the people for the State’s gain. It’s democratic form requires it, the State, to engage in the political marketplace every two years, promising political packages in exchange for power and prestige.
Like its predecessor, the British monarch, the American State acts as a leech, transferring wealth from the land and its people to the real three-headed beast: the State, the bond holder, and the equity holder.
To become emotional or worse, to live the illusion that the American State construct was designed for your benefit, is waste. Expecting “fairness, or social justice” is an exercise in futility. There are only two ways to approach the State.
One, take the State over and avail yourself of its material and political “blessings”, or two, become “apolitical”, accepting the State for what it is and securing its benefits as either a bond holder or equity holder.
Either way, becoming its ward, its dependent, is a path you should avoid, unless you are comfortable with your dignity being drained the way a vampire bleeds its victim …. slowly …. without mercy.