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Kevin Swanson talks about John Maynard Keynes, Father of Keynesian economics

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Kevin Swanson talks about John Maynard Keynes Father of Keynesian economics

I have learned about the term Keynesian economics, ever since Barack Obama held office. Make no mistake, Obama was and still is a believer in Keynesian economics. He increased the Debt/GDP ratio by 28 percent. He is the top Keynesian president of all time. More so than FDR, Nixon, Bush 41 (fourth place) and 43 (he is the runner-up Keynesian to Obama), and even if Reagan was a statesman in many areas, he did follow many ideas of Keynes (he takes third place).

We can only hope that Reagan took heed of the ideals of Milton Friedman as well in his lifetime and while he was in office. We just wished he would have listened to Friedman more. It seemed that Jimmy Carter, Gerard Ford, and Bill Clinton were actually trying to take on the debt and actually pay it off, according to Swanson’s research on Keynesian economics.

It should also be pointed out that John Maynard Keynes while raised in a Christian environment, would rebel against the Christian faith at a very young and could not be humbled at all. Either that or the church could not or was not equipped to give a biblical account to the young Keynes, and he was able to call their bluff. His economic system was built on the idea that debts were a good thing at the expense of future generations. Keynes would not have children of his own (his eventual wife Lydia Lopokova, did have a miscarriage) and before he took a wife his romantic interests were mostly in men.

The January 12, 2018, Generations podcast with Kevin Swanson takes on the economic philosophies as well as the cultural philosophies of Keynes and how they both bankrupted our world.

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World Economy Teetering on Disaster

https://www.generations.org/programs/843It took 6,000 years for the world to rack up $80 trillion in debt (by AD 2002).  Sixteen years later, the world had added another $157 trillion (to reach $233 trillion).   Now, the world debt to GWP is 225%. We’ve never been this far into the Keynesian nightmare before.  So on the bring of the biggest economic disaster ever, we take a moment to explain the life, the fruit, and the ethical rebellion and radical, unrestrained homosexuality of John Maynard Keynes. Biblically, this debt is clearly described as a curse, and an indication of God’s judgment on the nations.

Someone who wants to be a voice for liberty and freedom. Telecom (Radio/TV) Pikes Peak Community College 1993-1998, BS Journalism, minor Political Science, Colorado State University-Pueblo 1999-2004

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Obamanomics damaged the economy, and Trumponomics isn’t fixing it

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While Trump and the GOP want you and me to believe that Trumponomics has singlehandedly saved the US economy by reducing taxes and creating jobs, the reality for those of us living in the real world is quite different.

It was Mark Twain who once said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” When it comes to politicians in an election year, Mr. Twain could have been describing the Washington establishment owned and operated by the Republicans and Democrats.

No doubt you’ve heard the much-ballyhooed news that unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since 2000, coming in at 3.9%. But just as it was when Obama manipulated unemployment numbers to cover his pathetic economic policies, this recent jobs report has been manipulated to hide the truth about our very unhealthy economy.

Unemployment numbers can change for any number of reasons:

  1. People move from the unemployed category into the employed category
  2. The number of employed grows faster than the number of unemployed
  3. You simply add people to the employed category without changing anyone’s status
  4. You simply stop counting people in the unemployed category, making them magically disappear

When we consider that the number of jobs added in April was 164,000 while the number of unemployed dropped by 239,000, we can conclude that reason #4 is how the latest unemployment rate was manipulated to make things look better than they really are. Unemployment went down because the labor-participation rate fell to 62.8 percent after being 63 percent in February and 62.9 percent in March. Three consecutive months of declines.

Quite simply, when you are no longer working or looking for work, the government no longer includes you as a part of the equation to calculate the unemployment report.

Meanwhile, Trumponomics is also creating a slower growth rate than Trump is claiming while his tax cuts and record government spendingdespite the recent rescission cuts—is creating another threat to the US economy, an apocalyptic debt spiral adding trillions to the already unsustainable national debt.

Obamanomics caused a great deal of damage to the US economy, but Trumponomics isn’t doing anything to repair it; in fact, Trump’s plan will likely destroy what’s left of it.


Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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Forget lowering unemployment, Bernie Sanders will eliminate it!

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During his 2016 Democrat primary campaign, Bernie Sanders was “absolutely sympathetic” to the idea of a universal basic income; however, he felt that his plans for a $15/hr. minimum wage, expanding Social Security to pay for guaranteed healthcare, and providing free college would do more than creating just another government handout.

But now Bernie has apparently found a way to accomplish his goals as well as the goals of the universal basic income crowd.
Yesterday, we learned that the self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist is ready to announce a plan that will guarantee every American “who wants or needs one” a lifetime government job paying at least $15/hr. and proving paid family and medical leave plus retirement, health, and vacation benefits.

While the details are still being worked on, Bernie has admitted that he currently has no idea exactly how much his plan will cost or where the money to pay for it will come from. However, if his 2016 campaign is any indication, the cost will be irrelevant, and the money to pay for it will come from “the billionaires and oligarchs” he refers to as the “top one percent of income earners.”

While it would be tempting to shrug off Bernie’s plan as the rantings of a socialist loon living to the left of the left-wing, we should remember how his Marxist beliefs concerning income inequality caught fire with a generation of Constitutionally ignorant voters raised on the socialist ideology taught in today’s public schools indoctrination centers.

And a poll conducted during the 2016 primary season showed that a majority of millennials rejected capitalism.

Democrats would see a huge voter advantage by creating a new state-run workforce dependent upon them for their jobs. And politicians from both parties would have a new voter-bloc to advance their ideological and political agendas.

Bernie’s plan is being called a guaranteed-jobs program, but the only guarantee it gives us is the destruction of capitalism and Constitutional America.


Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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PragerU: As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer

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The rich are getting richer, and the poor are… also getting richer. What’s driving this wealth creation process? In this video, Daniel Hannan explains why it is capitalism — and capitalism alone — that has led to the unprecedented enrichment that is the central fact of Western life.

As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer

Published: Apr 9, 2018

 

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