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As a matter of pure logic, with an absolute value, the legitimacy of government is the common divisor.
Mathematically, by logical condition, American government is organized into two, nominal entities. Operation of this binomial, identity element is currently plain to see.
The current government shutdown is a product of doing the math. It is an existential logic designed to conserve the stakes while being locked in opposition.
(Remember that the number “2” is an irrational number. There is no common divisor, but it is being operationalized as though there is one. Divisibility is naturally limited to itself, otherwise it is infinitely divisible and thus non-deterministic, and this is the quality that supports the technique of its use — containment of the probable risk, which then becomes the risk to be actually contained, ad infinitum.)
Although the opposing forces are genuinely in conflict, the outcome is binomially determined: not A therefore B, not B therefore A, and so on….
To bust the binome and realize the verifiable legitimacy of common divisibility that actually obtains (gaining the utility of the greatest good, ad infinitum) a new logic (a naturally emergent property) is in order.
What we have now, currently, is a deliberately organized, structurally determined technology. It only appears to have the natural aesthetic (the existential logic) of a commonly divisible self-determination, having the legitimacy of being spontaneously self-assembled on demand like in a free market. Quite the contrary, it is binomially determined.
Appealing to the natural aesthetic, having the attributes of a spontaneous self-assembly, existing on demand, yielding to the passive resistance, we see anti-establishment rallies, today, all across America, binomially determined, doing the math of common divisibility.
It is doctrine that we have a recession every five years, but there hasn’t been one for over five years.
It could be that Dodd-Frank reforms have pulled back financial practices used to cause recessionary trending; but it is more likely we are still experiencing the Great Recession in the form of the “new normal.”
Mysteriously, we have a recessionary trend characterized by “full employment” and “low inflation.” These characteristics are normally associated with the success of fiscal and monetary policy, but the Fed says low inflation is a problem and Congress says massive inflation of the public debt is pro growth, which is, essentially, the inflation the monetarists are looking for.
Low inflation and slow growth indicate a recessionary trend. Central banks have been accommodating resistance to the trend for the period described as a recovery.
Real rates are still negative and, like in Greece, for example, people are looking at austerity measures to recover. Describing being worse off as being better is the new normal.
During the Great Recession, massive foreclosure of real property has been purchased at deflated prices by private-equity firms, like Blackrock. Banks have also turned foreclosures into rental property.
This massive confiscation of property was made possible (by “the makers”) through the use of derivative financial products. Using these products was described as being the new, modern way of using capital for the public good (low inflation and unemployment).
Much of the proprietary, risk-management desks of TBTF financial firms are effete. Net worth has been consolidated, resulting in record income inequality and record consumer debt (rising debt to reduced equity) described as a recovery.
As debt rises against reduced equity, there is no way to repay the debt except through working more for less. Net worth has already been consolidated using derivative devices, which means that Dodd-Frank is not really the effective cause of reduced use of proprietary desks.
Now the doctrine of desperation is in the form of rising rents.
According to Americans for Financial Reform, for example, rents on homes consolidated during the Great Recession are going up.
Raising the rent is classic capitalism. There is nothing new about it, but it has been accomplished using new methods that “yield to” its “natural identity.”
Naturally, raising the rent causes economic desperation, which can, and will, result in a high rate of employment and low inflation, characterized by record income inequality and rising debt to equity, described as a recovery, like we have now.
The mystery of what makes for a strong recessionary trend in the form of a recovery is the arcane esoterica of divining the derivative value of the risk. Those that have the secret knowledge know very well that the risk is not actually reduced using risk-transfer, derivative devices, but simply accumulates (forming what I call the “gamma-risk dimension”). The mystery of the cult (the cultivation of the risk) is occurring at record levels and many of the high priests of capital management, like Blackrock’s Laurence Fink, are sounding the alarm.
Blackrock is the world’s largest capital management firm. Its CEO, Mr. Fink, says it will no longer support corporates that are only interested in maximizing profits. In a letter to the New York Times recently, he says that businesses need to focus more on providing social goods to the public.
Karl Marx argued that despite being the private property of the capitalists, the real identity of the capital is its social benefit. Capitalists don’t disagree with that, but Laurence Fink is saying it’s not proper to use capital to the detriment of society. He does not say it, exactly, but he is talking about the doctrine of desperation.
Nevertheless, his company, Blackrock, owns more rental property accumulated during the Great Recession than any other private-equity firm.
Will Blackrock actually use the capital accumulated to ease the power (the natural identity) of economic desperation?
Since the “ignorant masses” are never sure why things “just happen” — always relying on the high priests to make the mystery of the maker — the new normal is likely to persist, mysteriously derived from causes unknown until (like Hegel said) things just happen to come together and form objective reality, to occupy your space and mine, by default (described by Kant as the “categorical imperative”).
According to capitalists, productivity does not happen without “the makers” organizing it all through finance and industry. Since everything derives from the financial stake, we naturally tend to the needs of the makers first, existing in priority. If we don’t then the wealth does not transform into capital.
By natural design, capitalism contends, productive incentive derives from the profit motive. It is the existential priority from which economic expansion derives and is measured by the return on investment. Without returning more value than put in, there is no natural incentive to turn wealth into capital and generate more wealth.
Nature, however, always shows an equivalent value. There is a natural symmetry that exists no matter what. Capitalists contend, then, they are adding identity to the value, which is the measurable profit (the return) on investing the capital. Without the measure of profits (and losses) there is no way to measure the value derived.
The “makers” mysteriously derive more value than they put in, creating wealth; yet there is no way to actually do that by natural design.
The added identity is the cult of mystery made to describe and explain the secret knowledge of “objective reality” that only the well bred and properly initiated can really know. Being the “creators” the power elite of industry and finance have a divine-like attribution, which is endowed by a “natural identity.”
Dealing with the natural identity of the capital is a philosophical pursuit. Capitalists, for example, tend to Objectivist philosophy, which restates the natural-identity measure of knowing what objective reality is and thus what is the proper means to ends.
Greeks protested outside parliament this week over new austerity measures to service its sovereign debt. The solution is to confiscate people’s property in foreclosure for the public good… but it is not communism, it is capitalism. It is intended to properly yield the natural identity of the capital, which is measured in the form of return on the capital investment.
Since the yield on investment is effectively negative at current rates (yielding to the equivalent value that naturally derives in nature), the sovereign debt must be returned to its proper identity. According to capitalists that means foreclosing on the wealth of the nation in order to create it.
The culture of what the natural identity actually is mysteriously tends to be coercive by non-equivalence.
What is required to make it all “just happen” — like it is supposed to — derives from adding to the top by taking it from the bottom. This is done by using derivative financial products — the devices that will be used to service Greece’s sovereign debt.
The makers make the natural incentive to be more productive by cultivating economic desperation, which has coercive value derived from non-equivalence. This then makes for mysterious machinations in dark derivative markets designed to cultivate the problem in the form of the solution.
Making the mystery of the maker is then the identity to be added, requiring the secret knowledge to actually understand the natural design of objective reality.