The Art Of The Cattle Move II: Grazing Plans

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This beautiful video discusses the importance of the grazing plan in sustainable ranching. The authors explain, “The most important tool we use in management of the land is being able to control the amount of time that cattle graze a particular pasture. Too long in a pasture and the grass will have to work too hard to recuperate from grazing; too short and the grass will overgrow, oxidizing in the air and blocking younger seedlings from sunlight. The sweet spot is somewhere in between, so it’s up to us as land stewards to figure out how to manage our cattle to provide what the land needs.

Our holistic approach, as advanced by Allan Savory, looks at the grass, ecological processes, the cattle’s needs, wildlife, habitat and personnel capacity in preparing our grazing plans. Done correctly, this model of managed intensive grazing will mimic the pruning and disruption that bison and…

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“There Was An Error Sending This Message”

What with all the wildly unproven “hate mail” allegations proliferating against Alex Jones and others, who really knows where we are headed? The Globalist Powers that Be  may just decide that, for the good of humanity (theirs, not ours) they need to start censoring all the news except what they force-feed us on CNN (the Communist News Network). An attempt at such, just before the mid-terms, or a false flag scenario leading up to that, would come as no surprise.

 

If you are happy, rattle your chains. — jtl, 419

by Al Benson Jr. at revisedhistory

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I really wonder sometimes if someone is “monitoring” the email many, if not most, of us send and receive. I suppose that could be considered a rhetorical statement, as I really don’t wonder. I have a pretty fair country idea.

I’ve mentioned in the past, my friend in North Carolina, who had a good-sized email list. At the bottom of each mailing he used to include a small picture of a Confederate Flag. At a certain point in time, many of his mailings stopped going through and others that did just bounced back to him as “undeliverable.” Not  having had this problem previously (and it was increasing) he wondered just what the problem was. Finally at one point he became suspicious and, as an experiment, removed the little Confederate Flag from the bottom of his mailings. Guess what? I probably don’t need to tell you, as you have probably already guessed what I am going to say. All his mailings, minus the little Confederate Flag, started getting through again. Sheer coincidence I’m sure!

I have experienced some of the same thing. I once emailed an article about secession from my juno email address and I made the foolish mistake of using the word “secession” on the subject line. For some inexplicable reason juno could not manage to send this article out to my email list. I tried several times. No luck. The article just sat there like an email lead balloon–unsent. But then, remembering my friend in North Carolina and his situation, I took the word “secession” off the subject line and substituted the word “separation” for it. Needless to say, after I did that, the message went through–immediately if not sooner! I guess you could say “what a difference a word makes.” Both of these instances have gone a long way toward convincing me that someone, probably someone with a Deep State mentality, sort of “watches over” what we all send and receive, just to make sure, in their eyes,  we don’t slip the traces too far. They can’t always just refuse to flat out send the messages, even us deplorables would figure that out after awhile. So they kind of “nuance” their protests over deplorable emails if we tend to use certain “hot button” words or terms. At least for now! However, with all the internet censorship currently in the works, who knows where this will end up.

What with all the wildly unproven “hate mail” allegations proliferating against Alex Jones and others, who really knows where we are headed? The Globalist Powers that Be  may just decide that, for the good of humanity (theirs, not ours) they need to start censoring all the news except what they force-feed us on CNN (the Communist News Network). An attempt at such, just before the mid-terms, or a false flag scenario leading up to that, would come as no surprise.

Another interesting development, this time from aol  (America on Line) has been occurring for me of late, as well as a couple others who also use aol. Lots of folks, some of then politically incorrect, send me email messages, and some of them, depending on content, I make an effort to reply to, because their thoughts, or their courtesy to me, deserve a response. Usually I try to reply to them on the same thread they sent their original message on. But I am finding out, in the past few weeks, when I try to do that, I am unable to, and I get a message from aol–one I’m getting pretty well fed up with–that says  There was an error sending the message. And so it doesn’t go through. End of conversation! I’d say, in the past couple weeks, about 60% of the messages I try to reply to answer me with this happy little euphemism. It’s kind of like “Don’t bother–you can’t get there from here.” More and more, if I want to reply to  people who have emailed me I have to end up sending a totally separate message. These usually go through. So why don’t the others??? Am I supposed to get tired of trying and just quit or what?

More and more I am also finding that if I want messages, especially about my blog articles, to get through, I have to resort to nebulous-sounding titles or comments on subject lines.  Any title or subject line that really looks controversial, will probably guarantee the article goes nowhere–the print on the cutting room floor. And I am forced to do the same thing if I post a notice about an article on Facebook (which I usually only use to post notices about the blog articles).

So I don’t doubt for a New York minute that our email servers are being “presided” over by some of the more politically correct (cultural Marxist) among us. The question now remains—when will these “guardians” of the public good finally decide we are all better off knowing nothing about much of anything except the swill they choose to feed us?

Seeing what they are trying to do to Alex Jones and others, that day may not be far off. Although I am told that President Trump has finally addressed this issue publicly, we will have to see where that goes and how strongly he chooses to pursue it. Either way, at some point, we will have to address the question  of what we are going to do about it.

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Women Of The Land

Read this and learn things you didn’t know about the sixes. — jtl, 419

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And nowhere does that river of true cowgirl spirit flow more deeply and more true than through the veins of the mother-and-daughter matriarchs of the legendary Four Sixes
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Life changes a lot when you move from the city to the country at the tender age of six.

In 1906, it certainly did for only-child Anne Valliant Burnett, when her parents, Ollie and Thomas Lloyd Burnett, moved with their young daughter from the bustling sophistication of Fort Worth to the family’s isolated Triangle Ranches headquarters near Iowa Park, just west of Wichita Falls,Texas.

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A Snapshot of the Internet Kill Switch in 2018

But while ten years ago, this prospect conjured up images of an actual switch in a DARPA facility somewhere in the Rocky Mountains that would literally power down the infrastructure and backbone of the World Wide Web, we are seeing today what the ‘kill switch’ really looks like. It really is more of a corporate/government affair that targets unwanted information.
IMHO, this will fan the flames of mutual hatred. – jtl, 419
By Terrence Newton from Activist Post 

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) For more than a decade now, activists and truth-seekers have been watching the growing influence of the Internet on society and politics, pointing out that when millions of people become informed to truth, it would drastically change the political landscape in America and around the world.

And it has.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) At the same time, we’ve been warned that when mass, virtually free information sharing by the general public became a genuine threat to the establishment and status quo, that an ‘Internet kill switch’ was ready behind the scenes to shut it all down.

And it is.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)But while ten years ago, this prospect conjured up images of an actual switch in a DARPA facility somewhere in the Rocky Mountains that would literally power down the infrastructure and backbone of the World Wide Web, we are seeing today what the ‘kill switch’ really looks like. It really is more of a corporate/government affair that targets unwanted information.

This is the true form of the Internet kill switch as it appears in 2018.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits1.) “Violation of Community Guidelines” (The Outright Ban) – First and foremost is the now ubiquitous, blanket statement that users of corporate media platforms get when their pages, channels, accounts are shut down. It never points to anything specific, or offers an opportunity to right the transgression. It is legalese for ‘f$#k off, you’re not wanted around here.”

2.) Shadow Banning – This is the act of allowing a persona non grata to continue to use a corporate media platform, but not allowing their posts or content to actually be seen by anyone.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute3.) Throttling of Reach – Businesses and media organizations across the board have been seeing a steady and dramatic decline in their ability to reach their audience. The number of page likes really means absolutely nothing, and while these people have signed up to receive content from you, the social media platforms make sure that only a tiny fraction of your audience actually gets what they signed up.

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A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual4.) Blacklisting Domains – Platforms like Facebook have demonstrated the ability to prevent a specific domain from getting any reach.

 

5.) Deleting Posts and Content – If a particular post or piece of content is unwanted on a platform, for whatever reason, it can be deleted.

6.) Flagging Content as ‘Fake News’ – This one is particularly insidious because social media platforms are using corporate news organizations like ABC and discredited private companies like Snopes to supposedly fact check independent content. These labels are often erroneous and can sometimes be appealed, but the flag itself damages the content providers’ reputation and reach.

7.) Downranking and Search Indexing – Google is using their algorithms to target and hide information from search results.

8.) Timeouts for ‘Bad Behavior’ – Twitter, Facebook and others will often timeout a page or page admin for violating some hidden policy. Admins will be locked out of their pages for set periods or have their functionality reduced, thereby preventing them from posting content and reaching or communicating with their audiences.

9.) Shutting Down Websites and Confiscation of ContentWordPress.com is now shutting down sites hosted with its hosting services, again for the ambiguous ‘violation of community guidelines.’ Page owners are locked out without warning and are prohibited from accessing their content or backups of their sites, effectively stealing intellectual property from people.

10.) Shutting Down Business Services – Services such as MailChimp, Spotify, Disqus and a variety of ad networks are now demonstrating the willingness to cease doing business with organizations for political reasons. This one is the most insidious one, because it goes beyond content censorship and aims to shut people out of their legal right to conduct business.

Final Thoughts

The crisis of Internet censorship in the West is unfolding now and just now coming into view. It appears that government agencies are heavily influencing these policies, along with monolithic tech companies who are now demonstrating the willingness to allow the political beliefs of executives to influence the business services they provide. Given that these are businesses, it stands to reason that it won’t be long before these companies suffer substantial backlash for crossing the line into censorship and thought control.

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Terence Newton is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com, interested primarily with issues related to science, the human mind, and human consciousness.

This article (A Snapshot of the Internet Kill Switch in 2018) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Terence Newton and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement. 

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Before Public Roads, Private Companies Did It Better

The best roads at the time were privately funded, for-profit businesses. Travel for leisure was not as common. People tended to work at home, or close to where they lived. Therefore merchants moving their goods to market paid most of the tolls. This surely brought down the price for other travelers.
The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsI spend a lot of my time preaching the gospel of liberty and the most often heard objection to a stateless society is “Oh but who would build the roads?” Here is your answer. — jtl, 419
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American Roads Started as Private Businesses

Even the U.S. Department of Transportation has to admit, the first major U.S. roadways were not built by the government:

The privately built Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Road was the first important turnpike and the first long-distance broken-stone and gravel surface built in America according to formal plans and specifications. The road’s construction marked the beginning of organized road improvement after the long period of economic confusion following the American Revolution.

The road opened the territory northwest of the Ohio River and provided cheap transportation between the coast cities and the new Republic’s “bread basket” region surrounding Lancaster.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteIn the early days of the United States, the government certainly saw the benefit of roads. But most politicians didn’t think it was their place to raise taxes to pay for them.

State governments laid claim to all unoccupied land. So state governments would grant charters to private companies to build, improve, and maintain roads on “public” land.

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The government’s only role was granting ownership of certain public pathways to these companies, under the condition that they improve them.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThe best roads at the time were privately funded, for-profit businesses. Travel for leisure was not as common. People tended to work at home, or close to where they lived. Therefore merchants moving their goods to market paid most of the tolls. This surely brought down the price for other travelers.

Of course, the price of the toll would make it into the price of the goods. In that sense, everyone contributed to the roads. No taxation necessary.

Great Britain Started the Trend and brought it to America

During the 1700s, the British started experimenting with paved roads for the first time since the Romans built some roads after conquering the island.

During this same time period, the growth of turnpikes was resulting in much improved road conditions across England. Private individuals built roads themselves and then charged for their use, usually blocking passage by setting a long pole (pike) across the road. Once the toll had been paid, the pole would be swung (turned) out of the way, allowing the travelers access to the road (turnpike). By 1829, 3,783 different turnpike companies operated 20,000 miles of highway throughout England. However, during the latter half of the 19th century, canal building and the growth of railroads outstripped the turnpikes, and roads in general became less important until the turn of the century.
As European settlers migrated across the Atlantic to the U.S., they found themselves faced with an almost total lack of roads… in Europe they had at least had the Roman roads to use as a foundation for rebuilding. In America there were only Indian trails, and while they were long and quite extensive, they were also very narrow, allowing only for single file passage of foot traffic. Like their Inca counterparts, the natives of North America did not invent a wheel, and so did not develop roads that would accommodate wheeled vehicles. Initially, America’s early roads were no more than widened Indian trails which had been leveled and filled, most of them full of tree stumps that tripped horses and halted wagons. The expression, “I’m stumped,” derived from this era, when vehicles were frequently hung up on tree stumps and could go no further until they’d been freed… America, like England, went through a period of turnpike development, and for many years, turnpikes were the best roads in the U.S.
Toll roads solved many of these problems. The roads naturally served larger population centers, since that is where there would be enough travelers to pay back the tolls. And they were ultimately paid for by the people who traveled the roads or bought the goods moved on the roads.

The governments in the U.S.A. were actually not responsible for building roads until “1891, when New Jersey became the first state to take responsibility at the state level for improving roads and formed a State Highway Department. Massachusetts followed this example in 1892, and by 1917 all the states had adopted similar programs.”

But the truth is, states only started caring about roads when everyone else stopped caring. Railroads and canals became the transportation of choice during the Industrial Revolution. And roadways would remain lightly traveled until the automobile became popular.

In the Future Who Will Build the Roads?

Could you imagine a post-road world? Not a Post Road for mail, a world after roads.

The U.S. government’s vast investment in highways has really altered the development of transportation.

It is hard to tell what better methods of transportation would be invented, used, and improved if government funded roads were not available.

But you can bet that it would be more efficient, since companies, investors, and users would be responsible. The government doesn’t have much incentive to keep costs down, improve road conditions, reduce traffic, or serve market demands.

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The Art of the Cattle Move I: The Philosophy

Hopefully, this will help the public understand and appreciate ranchers, what they do and how they conserve the land and their family oriented lifestyle. — jtl, 419

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A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualHopefully, this will help the public understand and appreciate ranchers, what they do  and how they conserve the land and their family oriented lifestyle. — jtl, 419

by Madeline Jorden at Ranchlands Review

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewCombat Shooter's HandbookReconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteThe Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThe core of Ranchlands’ ranching operations is rotational grazing. The majority of our time is spent preparing for, executing, and checking on the rotation of cattle through pastures in a migratory fashion. From The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)  stimulating new plant growth through grazing and returning nutrients to the soil through fecal matter, urine and carcasses, to laying down plants over bare ground to protect it from the sun, retain moisture and protect seedlings, grazing ungulates play a central role in fostering a healthy prairie ecosystem. We plan the movement of cattle to mimic the historic grazing patterns of bison, who would graze an area then move on, not coming back to a plant until it had…

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Tech Giants’ Ban on Alex Jones May Be Having the Opposite Effect

“The good news is InfoWars has had the highest traffic it’s ever had — 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours — and so has my radio show,” Jones told the Daily Mail. “De-platforming doesn’t do anything —we already have the subscribers —it doesn’t do very much.”
The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsI just tried the link to the InfoWars app and got a 404 error message. — jtl, 419
Written by  James Murphy of the New American

Last week’s purge of Alex Jones and InfoWars from Apple (iTunes), Facebook, YouTube (Google), and Spotify seems to have had an unexpected side effect. Upon the news that Jones was being removed from many of the top Internet platforms, subscriptions to his InfoWars app have skyrocketed. Ironically, the app has been listed on Google Play and iTunes as one of the top downloaded apps of last week.

Combat Shooter's Handbook  “The good news is InfoWars has had the highest traffic it’s ever had — 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours — and so has my radio show,” Jones told the Daily Mail. “De-platforming doesn’t do anything —we already have the subscribers —it doesn’t do very much.”

Since the initial purge last Monday, several other tech companies have jumped on the dump-Alex-Jones bandwagon. Stitcher, a podcast app, had already banned Jones on August 2. Pinterest removed Jones’ and InfoWars’ content on August 6, followed by professional networking site LinkedIn and e-mail messaging platform MailChimp on August 7.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteInterestingly, Twitter has not yet moved to ban Jones or InfoWars from its site. In a series of tweets on August 7, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explained his reasons for keeping Jones around: “We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or InfoWars yesterday. We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does. And we’ll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by assuring tweets aren’t artificially amplified.”

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)     Dorsey faced a great deal of backlash from leftists who complain that Jones has a long history of violating Twitter’s rules with “hate and harassment.” So far, to Dorsey’s credit, he has not taken the bait and Jones remains on Twitter.

Twitter’s Safety Team also chimed in, saying, “As we have stated publicly, we strongly believe Twitter should not be the arbiter of truth nor do we have scalable solutions to determine and action what’s true or false.”

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)  Jones’ YouTube channel had more than 2.4 million subscribers and over a billion views, and had been the most-recommended channel for “conspiracy” and far right-wing consumers. One has to wonder how stockholders and advertisers feel about the removal of such a high-traffic channel. Since its removal, the number-one suggested channel for far-right viewers is now the Fox News channel.

Jared Holt, a leftist activist with Right Wing Watch, an attack-dog group sponsored by the far-left People for the American Way, is widely credited with creating the momentum in left-wing circles and Silicon Valley that led to the censorship of Jones and InfoWars. Holt first targeted Spotify, which resulted in the music-sharing company receiving boycott threats. Holt seems to have chosen Spotify out of spite.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)“I experienced a personal struggle to get Spotify to list my own podcast,” Holt told Salon.com. “I guess I was a little offended that Alex Jones was able to get on the air and I wasn’t.”

And Holt sincerely believes that the censorship he is promoting will help an apparently easily confused American public to get better information. He stated, “But the greater effect this has is that Alex Jones and InfoWars cannot distribute these kinds of vitriolic conspiracy theories and smears as easily to the general American public.”

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewBut in banning Jones, have Holt and the Silicon Valley mafia just made him stronger? The 5.6 million new InfoWars subscribers suggest that they may have done just that. Jones has been all over the news for a week now. These companies may have the right to serve whom they wish and ban whom they wish, but in choosing to ban Jones, they are setting themselves up, as Twitter’s Safety Team puts it, “as the arbiter of truth.”

Jones continues to be his inimitable self, refusing to back down and offering more “conspiracy theories” as to why he is being “un-personed” at this particular time.

“They are misrepresenting what I’ve said and done and are using that to set a precedent for internet wide de-platforming, censorship beyond what Russia does, what China does, ahead of the midterms. The whole thing is fake.”

Free speech used to be an issue for the Democrats. But in favoring the censorship of Silicon Valley, the Left has surrendered that issue. Now, it is the Right that seems to champion the First Amendment. As the midterms draw nearer, Republicans should use this issue and call out Democrats such as Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who recently came out clearly in favor of censorship, tweeting, “InfoWars is the tip of a giant iceberg that uses hate and lies that uses Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.”

Wrong, Mr. Murphy. Our Republic (our founding fathers gave us a republic, not a democracy) depends on freedom, not censorship. We need more ideas to choose from, not whatever the likes of you and the mainstream media choose for us. We need the freedom to speak out on all issues, especially the sensitive ones that people such as you are afraid to confront.

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Acquitted Bundy Defendants File $60 Million Lawsuit Against Corrupt Prosecutors, FBI & BLM

They deserve every penny. Only problem is, they do not have the “staying power” that the government has–seeing as how the government’s revenue is gained at the point of a gun. — jtl, 419

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Let’s see if the government is willing to settle this to keep from further embarrassing itself and robbing the people of their money to cover for their lawless actions… As far as I’m concerned, the prosecutors in all of this should be facing criminal charges, but we all know the government is not going to prosecute them.

They deserve every penny. Only problem is, they do not have the “staying power” that the government has–seeing as how the government’s revenue is gained at the point of a gun. — jtl, 419

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There is good news today, though it would only be sweeter if the individuals who engaged in the lawlessness that they engaged in were actually held accountable rather than the taxpayers they are supposed to serve.  Nevertheless, a $60 million lawsuit was filed on behalf of two men who…

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When Mainstream Economics Was Wrong, Mark Thornton Was Right

One rule of thumb I’ve adopted is: whenever the idea that the business cycle may have been tamed forever starts to become mainstream, the bust is around the corner.
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I’m proud to say that I consider Mark Thornton to be a good friend via the Mises Institute. — jtl, 419

 

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) [Foreword to Mark Thornton’s new book The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century (Auburn, AL: Mises Institute, 2018).]

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the economics profession suffered a blow to what reputation it had. But unlike most of his colleagues, Mark Thornton was vindicated by 2008. Mark has been a voice of sanity at times when the wild interventions of the Federal Reserve have caused otherwise sensible people to lose their minds.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)One rule of thumb I’ve adopted is: whenever the idea that the business cycle may have been tamed forever starts to become mainstream, the bust is around the corner.

After reading this book, you’ll see why. Mark discusses the very different records of Irving Fisher and Ludwig von Mises in the 1920s, with the former saying (in late 1929!) that stock prices had reached a “permanently high plateau” and Mises warning that all the artificial credit creation of the world’s central banks meant a reckoning was coming.

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View At the end of the 1960s, presidential economic adviser Arthur Okun announced that wise fiscal and monetary policy was making boom and bust a thing of the past. One month after his book on the subject was released, the United States was officially in recession.

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s continued the pattern. Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan even speculated that we had entered an age in which booms no longer necessarily had to be followed by busts.

I trust you know what happened next.

Combat Shooter's HandbookReconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteThe Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThe most recent financial crisis, which was connected to an especially destructive housing bubble, yielded the same kind of crazy commentary: why, real estate prices never fall!

I trust you know what happened next.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualIn fact, Mark Thornton was one of a handful of economists to warn — as early as 2004 — of a housing bubble and its inevitable consequence. That was a lonely position to adopt in those days. Nobody wanted to hear the words “unsustainable” or “bubble” when buying multiple properties and sitting on them seemed to be a path to certain riches. Of course, Mark was the voice that would have done them the most good had they bothered to listen, because they might thereby have limited their exposure to the bust that was surely coming.

But when all so-called respectable voices are assuring everyone that all is well, it is the wise man who appears to be the crank.

Now had Mark been known for nothing more than being a conscientious historian of these earlier business cycles and an accurate prognosticator of the housing bust and financial crisis, that would be ample reason to respect him as a scholar worthy of our attention and respect.

But of course Mark has done much more than this. In this book, for instance, you will encounter Mark’s work on the so-called “skyscraper curse.” I shall not here disclose Mark’s thesis on the matter; the author of a foreword ought to know his place, and stealing the author’s thunder is rather unbecoming.

For now, I can say this: although a correlation between the setting of new skyscraper records on the one hand and plunges into recession on the other had been noted by certain writers, the connection had been generally dismissed as little more than a curious coincidence. Mark, on the other hand, has shown how the two phenomena are connected — not that tall skyscrapers cause the business cycle, of course, but rather that they embody numerous features of the boom period described by Austrian business cycle theory.

Austrian business cycle theory, in turn, is probably the most important piece of economic information and understanding for Americans and indeed the world to understand right now. Again I shall leave the full exposition to Mark. For now, what matters is that according to economists of the Austrian school, the familiar pattern of economic boom and bust is not an inherent feature of the market economy, but instead the product of intervention into the economy by the monetary authority. When the central bank lowers interest rates below what they would have reached on the market, it sets in motion a series of responses by investors and consumers that will prove to be incompatible. The result is the recession, which is the economy’s return to health: the economy’s unsustainable configuration is unwound, and resources (including labor) are reallocated to lines of production that make sense in terms of resource availability and consumer preferences.

In the pages that follow, Mark explains the theory, applies it to various historical (and present) cases, and rebuts the most common objections.

In short, this collection serves the valuable purpose of defending the market economy against the conventional view that freedom has failed us and we need still more controls. We had plenty of rules and bureaucrats on the eve of the financial crisis. A lot of good that did us. Pretty much none of them saw any problems on the horizon, and the sheafs of rules and regulations were aimed in the wrong direction: while the private sector operated in the equivalent of a Kafka novel, the Federal Reserve was able to carry out its mischief unimpeded.

Here’s a crazy thought: maybe this time we might consider a real free market, with sound money and market interest rates, and abolish the giant bubble machine once and for all. Read Mark Thornton and you’ll entertain this and other forbidden thoughts.

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The Disinformation War Is Now Upon Us.

And next comes our guns. Is it time yet boys? What’s the holdup? — jtl, 419

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…don’t think they will stop with Infowars.com. If they can silence Alex then they will move on to censor Drudge, Zero Hedge, World Net Daily, Breitbart, Lew Rockwell and anyone else they feel gives the public too big a dose of the real truth. You have to realize one thing in our day about censors–they seek to hide the truth from us. The public has started, for the first time in my lifetime, to wake up to the truth of how this country has been screwed over for decades and the task of the censors is to make sure they don’t hold onto that memory by removing all the information pertaining to it and how it was done from public view.Here’s a great quote from an article on Zero Hedge today: “Big tech is in bed with big government to make sure you don’t get off their reservation.”
A Handbook for Ranch Managers And next…

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