03 OCT 2010
By Tyler Durden ¦ Zero Hedge
Many are quick (and correct) to blame Keynesianism for the current near pre-collapse state of the entire developed world.
After all, the economy of the western world now functions strictly on an auction to auction basis (or, as is better known in layman's terms: "living paycheck to paycheck"): a state in which the US Federal Reserve and the global central banking cartel is responsible for making sure that not one hint of possible bond auction failure trickles down to the broader population.
The fact that primary dealers, which are essentially the monetization vehicles of the New York Fed, account for taking down well over half of each auction is not lost on those who wonder what could happen in a world in which Ben Bernanke's organization were to lose its power, authority and market intervention capacity.
Yet Keynesianism is merely an offshot of a far older thought experiment: that developed by Otto von Bismarck in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian war 140 years ago. The "welfare state" regime created by Bismark is one that predates Keynesian economics, and serves as the nexus of today's rancid, nebulous and very much destructive intersection of economics and politics, at whose core, like a black hole which no wealth created through honest labor can escape, resides the "central bank" apparatus of status quo perpetuation.
Luckily (for most), the welfare state experiment is ending. And as it departs one last time, it will expose the "depredations" of developed world governments for all to see, without the benefit of the cloak of the insurance provided by "welfare state" premises, which made the wealth transfer of 7 generations acceptable to those who knew they could extract at least something in exchange for the fruits of 140 years worth of labor.
In his latest report, Bill Buckler, of the very highly recommended Privateer report, explains why and, more importantly, how this will happen.
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