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James McGill Buchanan is a name you will rarely hear unless you’ve taken several classes in economics. And if the Tennessee-born Nobel laureate were alive today, it would suit him just fine that most well-informed journalists, liberal politicians, and even many economics students have little understanding of his work.
The reason? Duke historian Nancy MacLean contends that his philosophy is so stark that even young libertarian acolytes are only introduced to it after they have accepted the relatively sunny perspective of Ayn Rand. (Yes, you read that correctly). If Americans really knew what Buchanan thought and promoted, and how destructively his vision is manifesting under their noses, it would dawn on them how close the country is to a transformation most would not even want to imagine, much less accept. Read more at “Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America” This has been curated from ineteconomics.org
So, given the figures in the graphic (public domain and uncontroversial), exactly why do people imagine the Tories are more economically competent than Labour?
It wouldn’t be because they’re constantly told this by the MSM (mainstream media)?
Goebbels himself stated that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will come to believe it…
Mike Sivier wrote on The Crash and Austerity where Jeremy Corbyn, in an interview with Andrew Marr, reminded him that the economic crash was caused by the banks, NOT by government spending, yet austerity had been imposed on the UK public because of this. And all to no benefit.
Almost 80% of the UK press is owned by a few right-wing billionaires, most of whom don’t even live in the UK, and they are telling voters what to think and how to vote. Don’t believe it? Just read on, then read the original article from The London Economic to find out more.
Blind policy based voting results (whereby voters tick the policies they agree with, without knowing which party they were voting for overall) are always radically different to the actual vote result when it comes to general elections and other major political votes.
Had all votes been cast on policy pledges alone, studies suggest the Green Party and Liberal Democrats would have both had a turn at power by now.
What this means is that people generally have some sense when presented with policy pledges, yet vote in a completely opposite direction. Why? Because these chaps’ media outlets are bombarding your brain with high level right-wing propaganda: