As we view an economy purposely forced into the dirt by powers emboldened by hidden agendas and masters, we grovel between ourselves,”who decides, how far is too far?”. Regulations assume guilt, then impose restrictions on said PRE-crimes. Government power brokers can manipulate stock and bond prices with the swipe of a pen, and the shaking of a few hands behind the scenes. They announce, “since we have sold you on the need for a super-regulator (government), we have passed a bill that regulates kites.” Now the gov power brokers don’t care about kites, but many just bought PUT options in kite companies most negatively effected by their new regulatory law. PUT options are money makers, IF, a stock goes DOWN. Or is it a “CALL”, shit, I don’t know.
In a sense, the Federal Government has sold short on free markets, and is capitalizing on that short selling now. It has hedged who it knew would be winners. Gold is probably being manipulated because someone is trying to buy it up at an alarming rate. Who has the money to do this? The regulators. Those we look to as “experts”.
The whole rats nest is so convoluted most would rather take in a hot dog and a baseball game. And they do, thats why we have a marriage of state and free-markets. The two should be seperated in the same sense Church and State are seperated, with the same sense of urgency. An inability of the Greeks to seperate church from state lead to the cancellation of civilization and prosperity (in Greece for a brief time) for about 1,000 years, times, an era really, we now refer to as the Dark Ages.
Today, we stand looking down a potential abysss just as dark, where an elected official or appointed ruler decides your stock price, and interest rates, and you live and die by that persons whim. The new elite are in government, and running it LIKE a business, that just preformed a hostile takeover of any potential competitors. The elite brokers of money and power, are the priests of the dark ages in Europe. Burning people at the stake on a whim. Taking away property, on a whim. Had Aristotle said politics should be seperate from state, things might have turned out differently. Today, we must insist, no market manipulators in DC, on either side, or we will simply not have any true free market, at all. Seperate economy from state.