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On Scottish Independence, Usury and The true purpose of Colonial Governent
Thomas Paine was an English Revolutionary he wrote a pamphlet which got the American Revolutions purposes against imperial /Colonial Rule form England cemented in the minds of ordinary people in the US at that time being milked by King George, Of course the US have had two further King Georges since then and exchanged one Aristocracy for another over the course of 250 Years.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)
Roger Glyndwr LewisWhen another Country colonises and says it will run things better than the people of that other country themselves you know there has to be something uncommon in that reasoning. Jeremy Bentham published a long Correspondense with Adam Smith on the tilte The Defence of Usury, Bentham also in that Pamplhlet set out the logical basis upon which Colonialisation would make sense to a colonising power.The value of a colony to the mother country, according to the common mode of computation, is equal to the sum total of imports from that colony and exports to it put together. From this statement, if the foregoing observation be just, the following deductions will come to be made. 1. The whole value of the exports to the colony. 2. So much of the imports as is balanced by the exports. 3. Such a portion of the above remainder as answers to so much of the trade as would be equally carried on, were the colony independent. 4. So much of that reduced profit as would be made, were the same capital employed in any other trade or branch of industry lost by the independence of the colony. 5. But the same capital, if employed in agriculture. would have produced a rent over and above the ordinary profits of capital: which rent, according to a general and undisputed computation, may be stated at a sum equal to the amount of those profits. Thence arises a further deduction, viz. the loss to the nation caused by employing the capital in the trade to the colony, in preference to the improvement of land, and thence upon the supposition that the continuance of the trade depended upon the keeping the colony in subjection. The other mischiefs resulting from the keeping of a colony in subjection, are: 1. The expence of its establishment, civil and military. 2. The contingent expence of wars and other coercive measures for keeping it in subjection. 3. The contingent expence of wars for the defence of it against foreign powers. 4. The force, military and naval, constantly kept on foot under the apprehension of such wars. 5. The occasional danger to political liberty from the force thus kept up. 6. The contingent expence of wars produced by alliances contracted for the purpose of supporting wars that may be brought on by the defence of it. 7. The corruptive effects of the influence resulting from the patronage of the establishment, civil and military. 8. The damage that must be done to the national stock of intelligence by the false views of the national interest, which must be kept up in order to prevent the nation from opening their eyes and insisting upon the enfranchisement of the colony. 9. The sacrifice that must be made of the real interest of the colony to this imaginary interest of the mother-country. It is for the purpose of governing it badly, and for no other, that you wish to get or keep a colony. Govern it well, it is of no use to you. To govern its inhabitants as well as they would govern themselves, you must choose to govern them those only whom they would themselves choose, you must sacrifice none of their interests to your own, you must bestow as much time and attention to their interests as they would themselves, in a word, you must take those very measures and no others, which they themselves would take. But would this be governing? And what would it be worth to you, if it were? After all, it would be impossible for you to govern them so well as they would themselves, on account of the distance. 10. The bad government resulting to the mother-country from the complication, the indistinct views of things, and the consumption of time occasioned by this load of distant dependencies.
Benthamns Defense of usury is flawed in that it misunderstands the Debt aspects of Money creation, which was not as bad then as it is now but was still a system being pedalled by the infamous John Law in France.
Another of the 21st Century Pamphlateers. Reading the comments Toby who writes Econosophy and other musings recounts talking to Parents of his daughter about the Leisure economy and Guaranteed Income I would call it something like the Social Dividend or Commons Dividend and it could be Spun as Churchills Net across the Abyss that no one is free to fall below. Anyway raising these questions on hbow things are done is so much like the Empreors New clothes Follow the link for a translation of the original.
So off went the Emperor in procession under his splendid canopy. Everyone in the streets and the windows said, "Oh, how fine are the Emperor's new clothes! Don't they fit him to perfection? And see his long train!" Nobody would confess that he couldn't see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. No costume the Emperor had worn before was ever such a…
I clear out the History Cache on my computer fairly regularly my machine runs better with a good amount of free hard disc space as does everyone's it occurred to me today that it would be fun just to blog the review of some of the subjects I had begun my researches on Wikipedia no statistical analysis but just a cut and past to mull over at leisure. A kind of revision for pure intellectual curiosity.
My Main areas of concern in 2001 have been The Uk Property Market, UK property Law particularly the law related to fixed charge recievership and defaults/ non repayment on demand at expiry of agreements, Renewable energy, Sustainability and environmental issues. I am a Carbon Taxing skeptic but devout Tree Hugger and tin foil hatter more of a middle rare earth metaller than flat earther.
Anyway heres my notes document headed I have spared the Google searches and numerous books and articles on all of the same subjects but Wikipedia is fantastic particularly the Discussion Pages.
"If you say so? rather a lot of people seem to be getting rather upset about Basle 3 if it really is that simple and perhaps when the fat lady has sung it will become that simple again.
For now I fear the Goose that laid the golden egg is up for the chop.
The Goose with the Golden Eggs
A CERTAIN MAN had the good fortune to possess a Goose that laid him a Golden Egg every day. But dissatisfied with so slow an income, and thinking to seize the whole treasure at once, …
"Punish The Seller?
You are still missing the point the seller is long since out of the equation when it comes to repossessions/foreclosures they release their rights when the contract between the Mortgagor( borrower ) and mortgagee( Bank) is made. Other third parties introduced by the bank without the Mortgagors knowledge are another matter altogether.
AN old Law lecturer once explained that in contract law the 'ee' was he that gets it the exception being mortgage law where the 'ee' was actually the 'Or', I am beginning to think that perhaps the ee's and ors are the right way around after all the Bank seems to get rather more for rather less don't you think?
The UK Government has received a European Commission ultimatum to hand over £20 million within two months or face legal action. The wrangle is over the fact that import tariffs on frozen garlic from outside the EU are lower than the rates for fresh garlic. And, according to the Commission, UK authorities carelessly levied the lower rate applicable to frozen garlic on imports of the fresh product from China, in breach of EU customs rules.
A Commission statement explained: "Between 2005 and 2006, the UK customs authorities allowed imports of fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China under wrong authorising documents. They have erroneously stated that the goods imported were frozen garlic for which significantly lower import duties apply.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE GAS RING. QATARI GAS, OR SAUDI HEGENOMY, TRUMP BACKS THE SAUDIS? TANGLED WEB INDEED
Tangled Web, Syria and Gas. Trump meets Egyptian President, that is a rejection of the Moslem Brotherhood, siding against Qatar in Syria and With Saudi broadly and therefore the ISIL Wahabbist and Saud…
Meet the Fuggers or, its the Money Power stupid. Brexit, The Euro and clueless Elites.
The Eastern Roman empire under Justinian saw the seeds of its final fall to The Ottomans when Abd El Melik started paying tribute in Gold coinage under his own Political Branding you might say.
With all the talk of Brexit being the removal of a final obstacle to the deeper federation of a European State transcending tiresome nationalism, perhaps a little review of History, particularly Monetary history, might not be such a bad thing.
In the review of European competences carried out as a consultation by the foreign office regarding Brexit and or reform requirements of the Eu, two of the papers need to be considered in the context of the Money power argument.
The first paper considered is the Subsidiarity and proportionality aspects of the Lisbon treaty and the competences of the EU institutions vis National and regional democratic institutions. This is a trade-off between Centralised Efficiency and …