Right Wing Economics

Sometimes I sit down to write a post with an idea of what I want to say on a subject, but a third of the way through I realize I’m going to make a different set of points about the same topic. For me, posting is really just a form of thinking out loud. Sometimes that means taking what started writing, saving it for later and starting over with my new set of thoughts in mind. More than a few posts have gone this way, shattering into two or more posts.

This rarely happens with the podcast, because I actually do some prep for it. I start on the weekend, thinking about a theme for the week. I’ll then come up with ideas for each segment and then a outline those. I don’t use a script, but that outline is like a set of notes for when I record the segment. That way I don’t meander around too much and I don’t forget the points I wanted to make. It’s not professional, but it works for me.

This week, I got about halfway through I realized I should have done the show different that I set out to do it. For example, I could probably do a whole show on taxes from the classical right-wing perspective. Distributionism really does need a whole show on it and I could probably do a few shows on guys like de Maistre, Belloc and Chesterton. In other words, the topic was too big for one hour, so it is way too superficial.

The trouble is, unlike a blog post, there is a point of no return with these things. A typical blog post consumed 30 minutes of my time. The podcast takes about ten hours to put together each week. There’s no turning back once I get to recording, so I had to go with what I had planned. It’s not cats singing Jingle Bells, but it is certainly one of the topics that will get a do-over in the future. Maybe I’ll call it a prequel.

This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below. I have been de-platformed by Spotify, because they feared I was poisoning the minds of their Millennial customers.

This Week’s Show

Contents

  • 00:00: Opening
  • 02:00: Means To An End
  • 12:00: Taxes
  • 22:00: Duty To The Poor
  • 32:00: The Marketplace
  • 42:00: Free Trade
  • 52:00: Regulation
  • 57:00: Closing

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A big part of the success of Scandinavian socialism is, that it wasn’t really a socialist system, it was capitalism with heavy taxation of labor and lots of freebies. The non-government Industry was lightly taxed and regulated, especially in Sweden.

As the saying goes, Swedes hate capitalism, but love big corporations.

Sean Detente
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No system in the past ever truly really was “socialist”. Next time they’ll get it right, though.

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True, but Sweden – the part of the economy that wasn’t state owned – was less socialist than most of Europe. In the sixties and seventies, Britain was East Germany compared to Sweden.

There are several reasons – as Zman explains in his podcast – why Sweden was a success, and to a large extend still is, but the light touch on industry regulation was a central one, and one most often overlooked by BernieBro-types.

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And dare I say it ? They were all Swedes. There was no gorgeous mosaic of diversity. Until now.

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Yes, of course. Zman mentions this in his podcast.

Dutch
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Dutch

I suspect the Swedes in charge didn’t treat the socialist elements of their system as a license to skim a bunch off the top for their own personal use. Everyone probably knew everyone else, more or less, and skimming would have been cobsidered stealing from your friends and neighbors. Our “gibs” culture is simply scooping what you can out of the big anonymous money pot, so a lot of that goes on, without shame.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

The use of the word Socialist is a misnomer caused by the language barrier. Socialism over there is what we call Communism and no one thinks that works. They’d call what they have Social Democracy , Folkhemmet (the Middle Way) a Mixed Economy or anything else. Americans idiotically use the term Socialism for that and worse do to political conditioning assume Social Democracy can’t work even though the US has had a form of it since the 30’s and for the most part it was far more stable than the 19th Century Lassiez Faire . It works very well. What… Read more »

Yellowish
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Yellowish

A big part of the success of Scandinavian socialism is, Their ancestors successfully compete with other European at Belle Epoque

All Their Wealth came from Old Age where European still dominate earth

Scandinavian socialism actually begins 1930s when those times ended and Financial inheritance left behind

it’s nothing to do about Modern Swedish or unique high trust culture
it’s just part of helping prolong old system much longer

unfortunately heirs soon learn what’s mean about can’t be paid as economic terms

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There are few better examples of a working welfare state than Sweden. In the late 19th. century, they were the poorest country in Europe, with actual famine a regular occurrence. There are Swedes alive today whose parents have experienced real poverty and hunger, the sort of no-shoes, stone-soup kind of poverty. But the sons and daughters of those starving, hardscrabble farmers grew up to be engineers, lawyers and doctors, thanks to the Swedish “People-Home”, and in three generations, they went from the poorest country in Europe to the richest. As a measure of how far Sweden has come, the most… Read more »

georgia homeboy
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georgia homeboy

Did you once post a very similar comment on Taki’s before Mandolyna shoa’d the comment section?

If that was you, thanks. It was a great starting point for some very informative reading on a topic about which I’d been totally ignorant.

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Most likely, yes. I was a regular at Taki, Sweden was a recurring subject there, and I believe I was the only Scandi in the Takitariat.

And thanks for the complimentary feedback.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

My guess is plan B will be in the form of some kind of quiet reparation while retaining the Social Democratic system . Norway is already going down this route Most of the Swedish, heck most of the Dissident European Right shares these views as well though Sweden apparently has soft Neo Liberals as well in the form of the #2 party The New Moderates However consensus is glacial at the best of times and most Swedes haven’t really been impacted enough for them to take the leap to untested parties like the Swedish Democrats Regardless and despite a massive… Read more »

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

O/T:

Did anyone predict “The Conservative case for Reparations”. David Brooks just published it yesterday. For after he has burned the US to the ground, he’ll be off to Tel Aviv with the rest of his family.

Will Brooks ask to resign his NYT position and nominate a black replacement? Will he give the royalties from his books to the NAACP?

Dirtnapninja
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Dirtnapninja

Anyone could have predicted that. Conservatives are just 5 year ago leftists now

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Our people should seriously respond by telling Brooks to do exactly what I laid out. Brooks is certainly wealthy enough to retire, and the Israeli government would literally pay his moving expenses.

And if he seriously believes that YT has to pay up, he can make no better endorsement than by doing it himself without state action. And this could inspire every other cuckservative. National Review can pay reparations by giving blacks 13% of the positions. Bill Kristol can spend Omidyar’s money on the hitherto unheard of black neocons, of which John McWhorter was previously the only one.

Dutch
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Dutch

I don’t take anyone’s request for generosity of any sort to be principled, until they give away their wealth and accumulations in similar fashion. Not a little off the top that changes nothing in their lives, but deep and meaningful giving that impoverishes the giver. Then I will take them seriously.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Certainly Brooks could go teach in a public high school.

Toddy Cat
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Toddy Cat

In five-ten years, we’ll be getting “The Conservative Case for White Genocide” . Bet on it.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

I’m waiting for “The Conservative Case Against Conservatism”!

Maybe I’ll write that one myself.

Drake
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Drake

Guilty – Once you get past the minimum tax rate required to run the state, taxes are theft and estate taxes are one of the worst forms of that theft. How is keeping most of the money you earned a “nutty idea”? Having been through the estate-tax / settlement process a couple of times, it is the least transparent, most complex and stressful form of tax I’ve witnessed. Literally all your deceased relatives stuff goes into a legal process with expensive lawyers and state bureaucrats – and a year or two later, they tell you what the living relatives get… Read more »

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

There is a simple way of explaining this “it takes money to make money”. So there are certain investment opportunities that the average person is incapable of making, limited to certain HNWIs as they say in finance. There are some differences between how much inheritance is divided amongst the super-rich, who tend to have more children than average. Historical patterns of primogeniture concentrated wealth, and forced lower sons into the army, clergy or colonies. The problem with the estate tax is that it creates demand for lawyers to evade it. It would be better off to just tax the unrealized… Read more »

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I think if we are going to consider intellectual property qua property, then it should be taxed in a way similar to real property. I have unproductive land that I get no income off of. I am taxed for the right to own it and use in exchange. I can get out of paying tax by declaring it a public asset. The same thing should be done with any intellectual property that is protected and laying dormant. It should be taxed, and if the owner doesn’t want to pay the tax on his absentee owner possessions he can let it… Read more »

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The same thing should be done with any intellectual property that is protected and laying dormant. It should be taxed, and if the owner doesn’t want to pay the tax on his absentee owner possessions he can let it fall into the public domain.

Excellent idea!

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Patents last 20 years

Copyright lasts life+70 or 125 years. Most IP is worthless, mainly we are talking about highly valuable Disney-type franchises.

Trade secrets and trademarks are indefinite. I don’t know how you tax that.

Member

Most IP is worthless, mainly we are talking about highly valuable Disney-type franchises.

Well, if it’s worthless, why not put it in the public domain?

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

I think that is what they call “orphan works”, where the copyright holder is unknown or doesn’t enforce their legal rights with lawsuits.

It would be more effective to charge a renewal fee every 20 years. Putting the copyright up to an auction would be interesting. Imagine if Star Wars was auctioned off every 20 years, with billions paid to the Treasury each time.

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I think that is what they call “orphan works”, where the copyright holder is unknown or doesn’t enforce their legal rights with lawsuits. Yes, but that’s slightly different: I was thinking of IPs not being actively used by the proprietor. If you taxed those, you’d put a lot of stuff out there, and not all of it worthless either. It would be more effective to… Yes, good ideas. That way, we would also see if those brands are really as valuable as is claimed. As an aside, I’ve been told that the first Steamboat Willie-toons enter the public domain this… Read more »

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

My layman’s understanding is that only the original animation can be copied, so I guess the drawings and 35MM film. Every time Disney updated it into VHS, DVD, 1080p, 4K, etc; that created a new copyright.

Even if you make a “legal” copy of the film, you can’t really adapt it because they own copyrights and trademarks on all of the other characters and story elements.

One major element of the negotiations with China is to get the white man’s IP laws enforced in Chinese courts. Otherwise you will see gray market China Disney.

Member

I see. But you could still print obscene Steamboat Willie t-shirts and sell them?

Asking for a friend.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

I don’t know if “Steamboat Willie” is trademarked, if it is a ride at Disney World then it certainly has been TM’d. If you wanted to make shirts saying “Choomboat Willie” then it would become a parody, and presumably exempt. What they would do next is sue you for “trade dress”, where supposedly you were misleading people that your merchandise was actually Disney brand. Historically Disney would claim they are “family-friendly” and making lewd drawings was damaging brand value. Now they would only care about being “woke”. So if you made Mickey Mouse Hitler shirts they’d go nuts. Ideally you… Read more »

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Hm. There’s my get-rich-quick-scheme busted…

Drake
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Drake

Would “Choomboat Willie” be about Bill Clinton or Obama? Or maybe Bill visiting Barak on a boat?

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The purpose of protection of intellectual property is to encourage innovation.
“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries”

There is no mention of heirs and designees.

There was no intention to, nor authorization of
creating a passive income stream for corporations,

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

One point of the negotiations with China is to get the white man’s IP laws enforced in PRC courts.

When the old copyrights expire, only the drawings and film presumably become public. The VHS, DVD, etc are a new copyright.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

Copyright could easily be reverted back to the original two terms of 14 years if we wished. This would put Disney to a much lower profit margin and as we have the best Congress money can buy its a non starter. Real fixes to US corruption would essentially require dictatorial power and nation that have gone down this route can reduce corruption as some Indian provinces have found out but it can take decades for economic activity to recover if it ever dos Sarbanes Oxley was once such effort here and it killed the IPO for years We’d have to… Read more »

Drake
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Drake

Unrealized capital gains might work better. It would still force Farmer John’s family to sell the farm if it’s near a population center.

Yak-15
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Yak-15

Z-Man takes his tax position after the premise that government’s role is to make policy to benefit its citizens. This is an excellent theoretical vantage point, but in practice is completely off base. Government of the United States is run to the benefit of the can’t-dos at the expense of the can-dos. This typically falls along racial lines and provides the pipeline to siphons whites of their money and feed it to blacks. The tribal reality of government welfare policy, as Z-Man points out, is why everyone of the can-do tribe is completely against taxation. Much of it is wasted… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Yak-15, a couple of thoughts. A lot of those “can’t-dos” are actually “don’t-wanna-dos”. Also, it needs to be made as clear as possible, that half of our population pays for everything, and the other half receives direct benefits of a big chunk of it. You can’t square that circle in a multicultural shared society.

Drake
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Drake

“The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people’s money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.” ― Thomas Sowell

That’s why I instinctively resist taxes. Most of our government is just reelection campaigns I’m paying for.

Dutch
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Dutch

“Most of our government is just re-election campaigns I am paying for”. Nailed it!

Member

The attraction for reducing one’s attitude and policy in any area to an ideology is a way to avoid thinking about an issue with the excuse that one is principled and unhypocritical.

Jack Boniface
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The biggest problem with distributism was the name, which sounded like “redistributionism.” Despite their verbal talents, Chesterbelloc never could come up with a better one.

dad29
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As I heard it, the biggest problem was figuring out how to make it work in their society, late 19th/early 20thC England. There are some attempts here, such as “worker-owned” companies, but none of them are large. Farm co-ops are another example.

Of course, size does not matter as much as profitability, or viability.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

I’ve been arguing with my normie MAGA conservative brother. I see the fundamental issue as racial and he sees it as economic. Now that Trump has embraced de facto open borders, my brother is willing to do the same.

He believes that if conservatives control the economy then endlessly rising GDP will minimize all other problems. If everyone’s paychecks are always rising, then the hostility of non-whites will be mollified and the country can withstand massive immigration and degeneracy. It’s so frustrating. Compared to racial issues, economic policy is insignificant.

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Do what I do with my brother. Set an alarm clock for 3AM and toss it under his bed.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

My brother is a great guy and I take it as a personal challenge to accept that I can’t convince him to share my views. “Smart and well-intentioned people can disagree,” I repeat to myself over and over as more direct solutions to our plight intrude into my thoughts.

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LineIn. Really good comment. Especially that last line. You’re right. There’s something about the people closest to us, (usually family), that bring out an urge to convince. I’m kinda glad I barely have family, because I remember waking up in the morning thinking, “did I just fight with this moron last night? why? to what end?”

Roger U
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So your brother isn’t aware that immigrant voting patterns guarantee conservatives won’t control the economy? Or anything else?

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The Protestant work ethic is what saved the Norse countries from the usual problems of slackers in socialism. That and they weren’t treated to incessant Jesuit propaganda as were those in Catholic countries. Latin America is still suffering the after effects.

Compsci
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Compsci

Heck, all of the world’s Catholics are suffering under the current South American “Pope”. 😉

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Also don’t forget Justice Kavanaugh’s statement that he still abides by the teachings of the Jesuit High School he attended. That scares me more than if he ran a brothel in a Yale dorm.

dad29
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Umnnhhh….that doesn’t explain Poland and Austria, both of which are VERY Catholic countries.

And let’s cut the BS about “Prot” work ethic. Jews work as hard or harder, and Catholics are not now, nor ever have been, slackers; check the Bavarian (Catholic) Germans.

You DO have a point about the Jesuits, however. Would you like a few? Actual Catholics are having a fire sale……

Member

You may note I said nothing about Catholic, my remarks are about Jesuits. You are right about Jews who not only work hard, but work smart and are very generous and honorable in their dealings with each other and non-Jews.

I grew up in NYC among Orthodox Jews, the most saintly people I’ve ever known and I’m 84 and have lived up and down the eastern seaboard as well traveled pretty much all over the US, Canada, Mexico and much of Europe.

PS I’m using my iPad now that’s why my sign on looks different.

dad29
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K, then! But you still haven’t taken my offer of Free Jesuits!!

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Sorry, I’ve managed to personally have very little contact with the critters and have no desire to change that happy state of affairs. BTW – Where do you have them confined?

George Orwell
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George Orwell

Zman points out whites don’t usually complain about welfare for whites, using Appalachia as an example. This may not be true any longer, at least not among True Conservatives. Recall the gold-plated phony Kevin D. Williamson, who suggested impoverished rural communities should either learn to code or die. We all know what he meant, that only them Caucasian opioid eating hillbillies deserve to perish. He never says this about, say, the vibrant people of Baltimore. Instead he makes excuses for that community because they are under the thumb of those deplorable Democrats running Baltimore, never addressing the fact that vibrant… Read more »

The Babe
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The Babe

Another issue might be the size of the country. America is so big, and so diverse even among just its whites, that it may be hard to have that coherence, that “family sense,” throughout the country. America is more like a continent badly larping as a country. The Scandanavian countries are small, remember, which may be part of their secret. There may be some country-scale equivalent of the Dunbar number over which countries fail to cohere. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number I’ve also done long tours of duty in both Taiwan and China for business. Tiny Taiwan has much more fellow-feeling. And runs a… Read more »

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I should think that Mao destroyed any sense of community and fellow feeling.

dad29
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You could be indirectly making the case for the rule of subsidiarity, which states that the smallest possible unit of government should be primary in resolving social problems. Your sense that ‘coherence’ is better in smaller territories would tend to support that.

Drake
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Drake

I think welfare for whites doesn’t get the same level of resentment because we know most of them will be off of welfare eventually – or at least not make it a generational lifestyle.

Lewiston Maine had a big population of mill workers of mainly French-Canadian descent. When the mills closed 40 or so years ago, many of them ended up on various forms of welfare for a while, then they moved on and got out of town. So the leftist back-filled the city with Somali immigrants who will never, ever cease to collect public benefits.

Member

Zman may have been referring to racially aware whites on the right. It wasn’t clear.

Anonymous Reactionary
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Anonymous Reactionary

Capitalism stops working when its host society becomes rich enough to afford feminism. North and South Korea are the two biggest experiments in this field. South Korea prospered after the war and has about twice the population of North Korea now, but from about 2020 on North Korea will actually have more newborns because they aren’t aborting themselves out of existence. Poorer women are forced to be more respectful of “beta male” labor and its value. Capitalism fails when elite capitalists all want to live like the Wolf of Wall Street, with polygamy for themselves and sterile orgies for everyone… Read more »

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Due to conscription, women in South Korea have a two year edge on nearly every male in the labor market. They also have absurdly high demands for weddings and households. That appears to be why fertility is so low. SK cities are also quite densely populated, as most of Korea is mountainous akin to Greece.

Anonymous Reactionary
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Anonymous Reactionary

Conscription increases fertility in Israel because it plausibly makes every man an alpha male in the right context, that of killing the enemy. National service is also the single most obvious conservative way to fill up careers randomly that would otherwise be at risk of adverse selection. Reactionary caste revival isn’t happening any time soon. The South Korean demographic collapse is a result of absurdly high housing costs for a nation that won’t exist in just a century, but that’s how the globalist capitalists like things done. Housing can be made arbitrarily expensive by strictly financial manipulation no matter how… Read more »

Roger U
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n free market systems, it’s absurd to think that in a winner-take-all system that there won’t eventually be a Winer (or small group of winners) who do take all. Isn’t that how the great families of Europe got to the top a thousand years ago or the Jews today?

Drake
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Drake

Those markets weren’t all that free so solidifying power was easier maintain. “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in 3 generations” used to be a common saying for a reason. I’ve seen many big inheritances squandered and lost within 2 generations. It’s in my own family history – I have some great-great uncle back in the 1800’s who was a fabulously wealthy shipping baron. Two generations later there wasn’t a trace of that money. The only reason the Kennedy clan isn’t flat broke is because Papa Joe stashed all the money in Fiji with professional management who pay his idiot greatgrandkids an allowance… Read more »

Anonymous Reactionary
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Anonymous Reactionary

Hard men love soft women. Opposites attract. Genetics matters. Brutal dictators produce moderate kings after 3-4 generations if they can consolidate power for their dynasty and the idiot peasants don’t interfere. Regression to the mean is a real phenomenon, and it’s why monarchy is ultimately more representative of the population than the unstable rule of professional politicians.

Ripple
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Ripple

Yup…a few winners and a whole lot of whiners.

Anonymous Reactionary
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Anonymous Reactionary

The whiners are men who want to have families and the winners are cheating sociopaths who want ever bigger harems for themselves. The poverty of socialism and the sudden ensuing respect among the women for nice “beta male” workers is a feature, not a bug.

Yves Vannes
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One of the problems we face is a lack of acknowledged diversity within our own group. Modernism destroyed the symbiotic relationship between the naturally evolved estates within our civilization. Everything has been reduced to the lowest common denominator: economic efficiency. The different estates operated with different economies and different politics. It was the function of the monarchy and priests to see to and maintain a balance within this system. Our current winner take all system expects apples to be oranges and tubers to blossom into grapes. Even if we manage to overturn the pozz, if we keep the current system(winner… Read more »

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

Well said Yves. Modernity itself is a population shredder and as such a long term thinking leader should assume that a population TFR above replacement is impossible and that some natural decline is inevitable It sticks in everyone’s craw always had. There was a ton of ink during the 14th century after the Black Death about how much land was fallow and nothing was being produced even though it was a much needed if horrific population correction Personally I don’t think the planet can support more than two billion and to my way of thinking I want as many of… Read more »

Cerulean
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Cerulean

Eagerly looking forward to hearing about your travels.

Probably best not to tell your Finnish hosts about the Swedish Nokia phones.

Excellent podcast. I’m about half way through now.

Grateful for your continuing efforts. Thanks!

slumlord
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slumlord

Bismark was a Lutheran. I suggest that maybe that has something to do with his position on the welfare state. What the Libertarians did was replace Christian values with economic ones.

Roger U
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On free market systems, it’s absurd to think that in a winner-take-all system that there won’t eventually be a winner (or small group of winners) who do take all. Isn’t that how the great families of Europe got to the top a thousand years ago or the Jews today?

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

Sure. The big difference is that in modernity winner takes all ends your society since no one has enough babies to make up for natural death

Its not useful for a culture to have a few rich and a TFR of 1.5 , that culture is doomed and will be replaced by Barbarians or just fall

Give up some loot, make sure people can make a living or cease to exists. Choose wisely

james wilson
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james wilson

No one who has accumulated 100 million or100 billion dollars is going to pay a heavy tax on it when he dies unless he dies very unexpectedly. So wherever an estate goes it won’t go to government. Likely the money will become a foundation or foundatins before that time, and foundations enivitably are or become left wing. If the purpose is to break up dynastic formations, perhaps that will help. My money’s on money. At any rate no right thing can be done before democracy ends. Lord Z may accompish great things with for King’s tax plans, but like anything… Read more »

Nathan
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While listening I couldn’t help thinking of the “prosperity gospel” so many faux Christians embrace today–the idea that wealthy people deserve their money because, well, they’re wealthy. Poor people are only that way because of their moral failings. I’m no theologian but this is as warped an interpretation of Christianity as Zionist Evangelicalism. The total surrender of the church is one reason why lefty nuts are making hay. Only they are talking about the 1%. Trump’s boomer posting from 1985 about socialism isn’t going to get us anywhere. We need a third way. We thought Trump could be that guy.… Read more »

Sean Detente
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I remember the debacle Harley Davidson found itself in. Under AMF, they were shitty. I recall all these articles bemoaning unfair trade practices and crap. Never mind the Nippon-sei Kawasakis were just plain superior to anything Harley was offering in the ‘80s. For a young guy looking to blow his Army Ranger bonus on something, a Transam or a crotch rocket was a typical choice. Saw a lot of guys running Kawasakis around Fort Benning back then. Fast forward a few decades, Harley’s are practically a status symbol in Japan. A bunch of new dealerships popped up around Tokyo the… Read more »

Member

Sean. Great post. Post more often. I do wish everyone could stop saying fart though.

Member

Yes, the fart jokes must stop!

SidVic
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SidVic

Sometimes i wonder if the comments here are infiltrated by jews and poc. You’re comment is worth more that and comprehensive NSA vetting. You are definitely a tight-ass (please excuse my crudity) white guy. Carry on bro.

Member

I get that the industrial revolution has had long-term and ongoing and dramatic effects on populations around the world and bismarck’s response was a conservative way to keep social stability that the Socialists and the Communists we’re trying to create so that they could instill a totalitarian regime. And in that vein it’s clear the social instability is what is being seeded here but even if leftist get their wish and the entire white race is exterminated how are they going to control the remaining groups. China and Russia instilled a totalitarian regime but all those people were Chinese or… Read more »

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I particularly enjoyed this episode because I’ve recently resumed my masochistic hobby of trolling “conservatarian” (I felt gay just typing that term) comment sections like Breitbart’s and Zman’s skillfully constructed arrows are invaluable additions to my quiver.

Rcocean
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Rcocean

If you want to know why the “Right” loses – read the goofy discussion on IP in this comment section. Who owns most IP? Leftist Rich people. Hollywood. The Entertainment Industry. Who’s responsible for bribing Congress and getting the Constitutional Copyright of “limited times” to life + 75 years ? Rich Leftists in Hollywood. So why is the Right helping these people by arguing for long-term IP? Copyright used to be for 28 years and then another 28 years – if renewed. Why don’t we go back to that? I sometimes get the impression most people on the Right would… Read more »

Bob
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Bob

Great, now people will earn up to ten million and then quit, almost as good as the “We’ll have to pass this revolution to see whats in it.”

Mac
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Mac

Great show. I’m glad you’re continuing to emphasize the primacy of culture over economics. I don’t think that can be said enough.

Walt
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Walt

Hose off the machine and grab another Juan….