Gaming the System

boxed-in squeeze play (existential image created by griffith lighton)

Look at the ACA (Obamacare).

The ACA is a GOP plan authored by the Heritage Foundation. It creates a system (a marketplace) that bankrupts market participants on the demand side, ASAP, in the name of providing a public good.

(Keep in mind, when I manage the financial assets of a client with dire healthcare needs, and the costs rise faster than the cash flow, the system is effectively operating to take the client’s book. When I object to clearly intending to bankrupt the client ASAP, I am told by the provider: “That’s alright. When that happens, we will just put the client on Social Security.” Clearly, the intent is to bankrupt consumers and turn them into “distressed assets” — a commodity to be tragically exploited in the realm of providing public goods, on demand, at forever-rising cost, which has the natural effect of crashing the system.)

Since demanding a price consumers cannot pay naturally results in “market failure” (financial default) there is a natural tendency to command the price. Of course, the ACA does not do that because it would be “communism.”

The spectre of communism does not emerge from the natural model of free-market mechanics. It derives from the capitalists’ interpretation of what a free market is. Risk is organized so that markets routinely fail on the demand side, commonly referred to as supply-side economics.

Supply-side theory transacts an interpretation. It intends to cure shortages by reducing demand, forcing consumers into financial default on a regular basis, intending to resist the “tragedy of the commons” (the common dimension of communist authority through consolidation of power in the state).

Power does not have to be consolidated into state authority if we subscribe to the naturally occurring model of free-market mechanics, existing in priority, on demand, always available now.

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About griffithlighton

musician-composer, artist, writer, philosopher and political economist (M.A.)
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