One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

7/5/14

Ukraine, the US, Revolution and Rentier Capitalism

"Every 10-15 years this place has a major revolution.

And each time it’s precipitated by one basic principle: money.

All people really want is to be in a place where they can improve their lives… where their children can have a brighter future than they did.

The system in Ukraine did not provide those conditions. It was designed for a tiny political and banking elite to enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else.

This revolution was borne from economic frustration, plain and simple.

Yet each time this happened in the past, all they really did was change the players… not the game. They just ended up with a different set of criminals in charge.

...Many are talking about major revisions to the Constitution (leading one local journalist to ask– “Why don’t we use the American Constitution? It was written by really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and they’re not using it anymore…”)

He’s right. Much of the West, in fact, has descended into the same extractive system as Ukraine.

There’s a tiny elite showering itself with free money and political favors at the expense of everyone else.

Dow 17,000 means that a handful of people at the top are making boatloads of money thanks to quantitative easing, some upper-middle class are doing fairly well, and the average guy pays higher prices for food, fuel, education, medical care, etc.

...And along they way, they have all set aside civil liberties and turned into vast police states.

...The West, meanwhile, continues down its path of more debt, more money printing, more regulations, and less freedom.

How long can this really go on without consequence?"

http://www.sovereignman.com/trends/ukrainian-journalist-lets-borrow-from-the-us-constitution-theyre-not-using-it-anymore-14652/

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