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Market Based Management Applied to Politics
Free Republic | 9/22/2011 | Publius

Posted on 09/22/2011 1:07:25 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper

Market Based Management Applied to Politics
"We've learned to articulate the ideas of liberty a lot better, but we haven't learned to turn that into political effectiveness." Charles Koch

To the Messers Koch:

Sadly, your conclusion is still compatible with Ronald Reagan's fateful 1964 prophecy, "We have come to a time for choosing; we will preserve for our children this the last best hope for man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.....history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening." But gratifyingly, the concepts found on this and subsequent pages have the potential to not only put the fate of the United States and the rest of the world into your hands, but also the means to ensure that our shared fate is a renaissance. These pages will also provide the means that can not only make this possible, but also the means that might be able to prevent the US and the world from continuing to repeat the mistakes of the past by blocking the ability of bankers and politicians to revert to their customarily errant ways. These pages crystallize the implied challenge in both President Reagan's and your quotes into actionable means of enlightening voters to see the correct path when choosing between politically obscured choices that have historically produced results that appeared to be random, but that could be either a dark ages or a renaissance.

The first step toward political effectiveness is asking the right questions and the second is acting on the logically correct answers:

How can We the people know these are the correct questions and that the answers are true? Because countless credible experts have been telling us this for not just hundreds, but thousands of years:

Charles Koch paraphrased Ludwig von Mises in outlining the prerequisites for human action: (1) unease or dissatisfaction with the present state of affairs, (2) a vision of a better state, and (3) belief they can reach the better state.

    Austrian economic theory tells us that both the Keynesian and monetarist's economic models and theories lead to booms and busts. History has established that socialism fails every time it has been tried and the reason given for attempting to repeat the mistake is always the same, the wrong people were in control. And the Austrians have also established that mixed economies inevitably lead to socialism. Freedom and laissez-faire capitalism are the path to renaissance and getting the right people to run is the key to making the Renaissance possible. Just as Austrian economics is the foundation for MBM, MBM provides the framework to understand how an American Renaissance can be initiated by changing a large body of Congressional law. MBM also leads to the understanding that major changes in the law are only made possible by completely changing the lawmakers who have instituted and tolerated socialism along with replacing or changing those who have been afraid to challenge socialism. MBM will also provide the framework to help people understand that what We the people have chosen to call the Reagan Wing of the Republican Party are in fact precisely the right people.

    The vital answer to this last question will be found in the next article.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
Charles Koch is a co-founder of the Cato Institute. David Koch was the Libertarian Party's 1980 vice-presidential candidate. The Kochs are to freedom what George Soros is to socialism. Socialism and Soros are the cancers; freedom and the Kochs are the potential cures.

Charles Koch's book, "The Science of Success", subtitled: "How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company", is largely Austrian economic theory applied to running a large complex business. Koch says the two books that have had the most impact on his life are Ludwig von Mises's, "Human Action" and FA Harper's, "Why Wages Rise". The free pdf version of Harper's book can be downloaded by clicking the following link: "Why Wages Rise". And html/pdf/text versions of Human Action are found by clicking this link: "Human Action". Harper's book can be read in a few hours; Human Action is a life-long study, but can be read in less than a week

The Kochs understand Austrian economics which are the economics of free-market capitalism. And they understand individual freedom which is a pre-requisite for free-market capitalism. Knowledge and economic understanding completely undermine socialism which can only exist on the basis of hope and hype, otherwise known as wishful thinking and propaganda. The socialists have a right, and should be afraid of Austrian economics in general and the Kochs in particular.

1 posted on 09/22/2011 1:07:28 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; DollyCali; ...
Sarah Palin is on twitter and will hopefully stay in the race for the Republican nomination for President.

Koch Industries is on both twitter and facebook.

Please use the links above to help make them aware of this series being posted on FreeRepublic.

2 posted on 09/22/2011 1:09:58 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper
Thanks for the post.

I actually subtley disagree with this point:

"The current people who run believe that government should tax the rich so that it can help the poor and the less fortunate."

I think that is the message we are given. But it completely ignores human behavior. I actually think: (1) At it's root, and (2) for the people at the very top,

it is not about those things at all. I think the easy platitudes that the Left sells are actually just an easy way to manipulated people. Just as they were for Lenin and Stalin.

I think taking from the rich to give to your voting block is just one part of a larger plan to control and dominate.

And once those people are no longer required, they would find themselves without their benevolent benefactors

I pray we start getting such subtle concepts as this.
3 posted on 09/22/2011 2:20:25 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

I think there is tragic truth to your comment. The power-seekers are all about power. Benefaction is merely a means to an end. Once they have consolidated their power, they no longer have as great a need for beneficiaries.

I have taken the liberty of adding your name to my ping list. By any chance does your handle imply any means, even remote means, of being able to contact the Kochs?

4 posted on 09/22/2011 4:21:39 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper; Christian Engineer Mass

Thanks for the post/ping from Friday, October 07, 2011 4:00:03 PM “Gresham’s Law of Politicians”. That and your home page links brought me here. OUTSTANDING quotes. Many of the quotes I have never read before. The chronology is fascinating.

•Frederick Bastiat, The Law 1850:
“It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.”

Bastiat identified the destructive collective (socialists) and named names. He didn’t stay in the general. He got specific. He used some of their own words against them.

Yes, the collective gang (socialists/totalitarians) are all about control and domination (great post Christian Engineer Mass).

There is one guy (radio & internet tv) who is naming names every day of these individuals, their words and their supporters (besides the “useful idiots”).

5 posted on 10/08/2011 7:05:05 AM PDT by PGalt
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These quotes are the testimony of recognized experts that the entitlement programs are unconstitutional, irrational, and bad economics.

The press and many people, the public if you will permit me to use the term, panicked when Perry labeled Social Security as a Ponzi scheme that is unconstitutional. The panic was precisely because the truth was being stated on a public platform where it would be heard by many.

One of the reasons you are not familiar with some of these quotes that clearly should be taught to every school child is because public education is an oxymoron. Public education is manipulated in a way that serves as the politician's propaganda machine paid for with tax dollars. Public schools are much closer to being brain-washing child daycare centers than most people realize or would even dare to consider.

There is a great deal more to come from Bastiat. Our soon to be published article on what makes "voting" important when it should actually be an essential right that is an enormous inconvenience that should most often be avoided comes straight from Bastiat's genius.

6 posted on 10/08/2011 7:49:49 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper


7 posted on 10/08/2011 7:56:35 AM PDT by PGalt
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