Skip to comments.The Squeeze
Posted on 11/21/2012 8:30:14 PM PST by madison10
The Squeeze: An Economic Theory
Premise of the book: A western country is running low on funds to keep their economy, with its soon-to-be totally dependent peoples, rolling along. Ruling from the shadows is an evil governing body, let's call them, hmmmm..."The Squeezers," that come up with what they believe to be a brilliant plan.
The Plan: They make a law so impossible to follow and difficult to understand that it is always open to interpretation, totally fluid. The Care Institutions are forced to follow the law and in doing so the Squeezed who have been saving, working and watching over the nation, die before their time due to lack of care. The Squeezed leave a legacy to their children, but ever greedy the Squeezers implement a tariff which will take a great deal of the legacy left to the children.
The Outcome: the Squeezers are amazingly brilliant, they kill people before their time and then squeeze the money from the children. The PLAN pays for itself and the Squeezers are happy, the grabbers are happy and all is complete.
Yeah,yeah....it’s a crappy story and I’m a crappy writer, but you got the idea.
Similar to “Atlas Shrugged”.
Never read “Atlas Shrugged.” Thought it was similar to “Obama 2.0.”
I just read it recently, for the first time. I was absolutely floored by how similar things are these days to the dystopian world Ayn Rand envisioned back in 1957.
Just like in the old USSR where you pretend to work and they pretend to pay you.
Buzzkill,hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!
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