The US Manufacturing Was Killed By Labour Unions And Regulators, Not By “Globalists”

(And Trump Has Been Ousted By The Pork Class)

Tell people what they want to hear, and they will eat out of your hands.
At a blog called Musings, there is a post on Trump Dethronement. It is going viral. Because it tells exactly what people want to hear: that Trump has been ousted by Globalists who want to do business with China, and other cheap places.
1. In the long run, a country has to match its imports with its exports, otherwise it goes bust. No country can import from China indefinitely the “cheap” goods.
2. Economics is the most simple science, but people avoid reading it because it tells them the truth they do not want to hear. In all the talks of Globalism, China, cheap manufacturing, etc., role of labour unions is very skilfully obscured.
3. And so it is that some guy can write a fantastic post called “musings 2” and claim that Globalists of India took textile to Bangladesh for cheap labour and lax regulations. But at least today we know the reality, before it is erased from the records: textile was driven out of India by the communist unions who routinely beat up the management, often killed them, and shut down mill after mill.
4. The US manufacturing was killed by labour unions. They gave to themselves fantastic pays, even pensions from private enterprises, and then came the regulators: work place safety regulators, diversity regulators, gender justice regulators, environmental regulators, regulators upon regulators. Running a factory in the US became all but impossible. It was done by labour unions and regulators, not by “Globalists.”
5. But still if labour has no work in the US, it can not import from China, because there will be no buyers. So politicians started paying welfare payments to the people. Still, it needed money to buy from China, so the politicians started borrowing from, well, from China. US debt started piling up.
6. Trump knew all this. He wanted to halt it before the debts come due. But the permanent political class, academia, and media are now hooked to the high payments from abroad. So they have ousted him.
7. Again, it bears repeating, no country can import everything without buyers at home, and buyers at home can be there only if there is economic activity at home. Temporarily imports can be financed and purchasing power can be created, by borrowings or by exporting raw material. India financed its imports of China by exporting iron ore and coal, instead of producing steel at home, because the labour unions and the environmental mafia won’t allow steel mills in India. But still people on the ground did not have purchasing power. So, post 2004, Welfare State has exploded in India.
8. Modi is also trying to revive manufacturing in India. He wants zero exports of iron ore and coal. But he will be opposed not by some ghost called “Globalists” but by those who earn commissions in imports from China and exports to it, and by the forces who want to destroy India. If Indians can start earning their living in factories in India, they won’t be available for purchase then.
So Indian manufacturing is being killed and obstructed not by “Globalists” but by labour unions, commission class in Delhi, soul vultures, and other Breaking India forces. But they will blame it all on “Globalists.”
And you would lap up their stories, because you like big words like “Globalists.”

Bihar Education, Socialism, And Corruption

Around the end of August/beginning of September 2020, a friend wrote about Dr. Amrendra Narayan, Assistant Professor of Physics at the VKS University (a state government university) in Arrah (Bihar), who was few days ago beaten with the intention to kill him. He is out of danger now. He did his MSc from IITK and PhD from the USA, but returned home with the noble objective of improving education in Bihar.

When Robert Spencer expressed his desire to write a book on Mohammed, the founder of Islam, those who heard him advised him against doing so. He discussed the matter threadbare, and wrote the book which became a NYT bestseller. But before the book was published, he went into hiding and remains there till date. His location is always unknown, itinerary remains unknown, and he appears in public only under the guard of ex-US military personnel.
And he has done more against the menace of jihad in last 17 years than any other kafir did in last 1400 years.
The point I am trying to make is that we must solve problems, but sacrificing ourselves is normally not a solution in any case I know.
Education in Bihar is not a joke because teachers are corrupt, or because students are corrupt, or because administrators are corrupt. Education in Bihar is a joke because everybody is corrupt.
Even in 1970s, doctors in western UP used to send their children to government medical colleges in Bihar if they failed to clear CPMT in UP, because seats in government colleges of Bihar were on sale even then.
In 1970s also, JP in Bihar rose against corruption. All his चेले have become CMs and Cabinet Ministers at the Centre, but corruption has remained exactly where it was. In fact, now we know that they never wanted to eradicate corruption, they just wanted to be its presiding deity.
In fact, I said it in 2011 also when the latest Charlatan, Kejriwal, was leading our youth around the Central Vista of Delhi, exactly like the pied piper of Hamelin, and I will say it again today: Whenever somebody talks of eradicating corruption, run for your life. Unless he first talks of dismantling socialism.
Corruption is not at the root of failure of socialism. Corruption is always the first and inevitable result of socialism. Even the most honest society will become corrupt if socialism is introduced in it.
But in India, every crusader against corruption starts with the worship of socialism: “Socialism is not working because of corruption, I will eradicate corruption, and all will be fine. Schools will work, hospitals will work, government will work, Ambani Adani will be jailed, private industry will be abolished, we will all have government jobs, give me power.”
Five, ten years are lost, we sink some more in corruption, the crusader becomes a crorepati with wife in Rajya Sabha, son in Vidhan Sabha, daughter in Lok Sabha, and a bungalow here and a Farm House there, and few commercial towers here and there.
Jobs continue to disappear, in desperation, we start beating each other for Reservation. Till a new crusader emerges with a new road map to the corruption-free utopia where we will all have government jobs and Ambani Adani will no longer be contaminating our lives with those private jobs.
In the meantime, innocents with pure heart like Dr. Amrendra Narayan think they can work bottom up to transform the system, and are mostly found with the head split in some dark alley.
It is impossible to change the world. You can only change yourself. Keep your word, do your duty to your best capacity, do not take anything that you have not earned, you were not entitled to a government job, any job. Do the job that you got honestly, try to get the skills others need. And you will see that the world has changed.
You must have seen arches, in bridges, in verandahs of buildings. They are very easy to bring down, but only if you know how. There have been some very nasty accidents in demolition of arches. You go to demolish them the wrong way, and they punish you very badly.
Every problem has some very simple solution. First study the problem, the solution will automatically appear. If you want socialism to work, you are already dishonest. You want a share in others’ earnings. Dishonesty always brings misery. Even if you honestly want socialism to work. A single wrong idea, a single wrong action, can destroy a life, a society, a Civilisation, even if rest of it all is sincere and perfect.
Education in Bihar can not be improved by the idealist bright minds sacrificing themselves to the lathis of goons. It can only be improved by dismantling socialism, from Bihar, and from India, and first of all, from our minds.

The Fraud, The Infantilism, Called Minimum Wages/Minimum Support Prices

Economic system is a self-evolving system. Nobody has designed it. Leftist thugs cannot grasp the concept of self-evolving systems, though they claim that there is no God. They claim that there is no God so nobody has designed the world, but at the same time, the rich have designed it to their advantage, and the Leftists will take it apart and redesign it in a better way. Human body, or body of the living organisms in general, is another example of self-evolving system, as any biologist would tell you. The biologist will also tell you that you cannot take apart the body of a living organism and reassemble in a better, or even same way, as it is self-evolving. If somebody throws a wrench in a self-evolving system, like mandating minimum wages or minimum support prices, result is the same as somebody throwing a wrench in a running car engine: the system gets destroyed.
Let me illustrate with a simple example:
Suppose in an economy, 100 articles are produced every year. One of the businesses B1, produces 10 articles out of these, and its owner earns 100 rupees, pays 80 rupees as wages, and keeps 20 rupees to himself. Wages of all the employees of this business are equal, and are less than all other workers of other businesses.
1. Enter the Leftist the thug. He forces government to raise the wages of these workers to some higher level, so that the new wage bill is Rs 85. Owner raises the price of articles to 105, pays 85 as wages, and keeps his 20 rupees. Since the articles of business B1 are now costlier, they are purchased less, and so he lays off some workers. Unemployment has increased.
2. Suppose the Leftist the thug also forces government to mandate that the owner will not increase prices. So he gets to keep only 15 rupees. But with his 20 rupees he was buying jewellery for his wife, and also a private jet for her. He will forego either jewellery or the jet, rendering either the jeweller or the jet maker unemployed. Unemployment has increased in the economy.
3. Suppose the owner was real miser and was keeping his 20 rupees in tijori, all of them, leaving the wife crying and cribbing. Now he gets to put only 15 rupees in tijori. So, the workers now have 5 rupees more than before, so they will buy more than before those articles they crave more, leaving less of those articles than before for the remaining workers of the economy. But remaining workers still have the same money as before, so they get to buy less of the more craved articles with the same money. This is called inflation, महंगाई। So they will readjust their purchases and will buy less of the articles they crave less than more craved articles, rendering workers of those businesses unemployed. Unemployment has increased. जी, सेठ की तिजोरी लूट कर ग़रीबों में बाँट देने से केवल महंगाई बढ़ती है।
This is a hypothetical economy. But in the real world also, minimum wages mandated by government have always led to unemployment, in all countries, for the reasons explained above which hold good for the real world also. But minimum wages are being mandated all the time, because the Leftist the thus the infantile doesn’t grow up, ever. Destroying economies, destroying lives, and countries.
But what about the rich poor divide then, you may ask. Suppose in another economy, again 100 articles are produced. There are only two persons in this economy: Mr Rich and Mr Poor. Distribution of production is such that Mr Rich gets 80 articles, and Mr Poor only 20 articles. Enter the Leftist the thug the infantile. He forces equal distribution. And lo, next year Mr Rich produces only 50 articles, the numbers he gets to keep. Why will he produce for confiscation? Why? So the economy now has only 70 articles produced, and the country has become poorer.
So what is the way out for Mr Poor? Suppose he is intelligent. He goes to Mr Rich and explains to him Ricardo’s law of Comparative Advantages. They both go for division of labour. As a result, production increases to 400 articles, but there is no Leftist the thug the infantile, so the distribution remains same as before, and Mr Rich gets 320 articles, and Mr Poor gets 80 articles. But, wait, isn’t the guy with the 80 articles Mr Rich? So, the poverty has disappeared from the country! Unless you are a Leftist thug, how does it matter to you what Ambani has got so long as your Maruti 800 has grown to Mercedes E class? How? How does it matter to you what others have got if you are not living your life in comparison with others, instead of living your life? Does Antilla matter to you? Have you even seen Antilla or Mr Ambani? If your hut has grown to a six-bedroom house, how does it matter to you what is the height of Antilla?
In fact in the real world, it is highly likely that your son will be next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs, and will beat the height of Antilla also, so long as there is no Leftist to distort his mind in the jealous, envious rage against Mr Ambani. (I wrote son, not daughter. So, does some leftist want to call me misogynist? Go ahead, ***k yourself, you infantile, I don’t give a damn.)
This is the story of minimum wages or minimum support prices. They may enrich a small section of population in short term but impoverish the country for sure in the long term, and soon the group that initially got enriched also gets impoverished.

The Farmer Agitation

India is now both wheat and rice surplus. India’s MSP is about 40% higher than world wheat prices, and depending upon rice category, upto 20% higher.
So any higher yield is not going to increase income of farmers because there is no domestic demand. Costlier than world market, we can’t export them either. Same is the case with sugar. If government increases MSP further, that will simply be transfer of wealth from one section of population (non-farmer) to farmers with surplus. Most of the non-farmer population is poorer than farmers with surplus. So it will be immoral and economically destructive as all government forced transfer of wealths are.
So, how can farmers have increased incomes? How can India survive this confiscatory practice called Minimum Support Prices?
Almost all other crops are more labour intensive than wheat, rice, and sugarcane. Labour has gone to MNREGA and Rs 2 kg wheat/rice. So farmers are not switching to other crops. If they switch to fruits, again, labour will be a problem, and prices will crash in seasons of the respective fruits as artificial surplus will be created. Because India has no system of cold storage chains which can preserve fruits beyond the season.
Another way of avoiding seasonal glut of any crop, not just fruits, is to convert it into another form, that is, process it into something else. Like oranges into juice cans that can survive the whole year. For that, again, we need food processing industries.
In fact if we could have similarly dairy produce processing industry, we can shift huge manpower and areas from wheat/rice/sugarcane to dairying.
So why do we not have cold storage chains, food processing industry, dairy produce processing industry?
Two reasons, interlinked.
First, we do not have cold storage chains, food processing industry, dairy produce processing industry because of, can you guess it?
Well, the answer is the same old: the 150 clearances, permissions, licenses, NOCs, and over 55 government inspectors, and once you have got them all and bribed the 55 inspectors, you discover the 151st permission and the 56th inspector who comes to lock your working plant. If you somehow buy him also, there are NGTs, EPAs, SPCB, CPCB, all the high courts, the Supreme Court. And of course do not forget the local rangdar.
But if you get supreme lucky, and fly under the radar, still there is the second cause.
Second cause is that there is nobody to buy your products. Yes, the folks surviving on MNREGA and Rs 2 kg rice can not afford your juice can.
And they have MNREGA and Rs 2 kg rice because there is no industry to give them higher paying jobs!!!
And there are no industries to give them those higher paying jobs because, well, answer is the same as above: the 150 clearances, permissions, licenses, NOCs, and over 55 government inspectors, and once you have got them all and bribed the 55 inspectors, you discover the 151st permission and the 56th inspector who comes to lock your working plant. If you somehow buy him also, there are NGTs, EPAs, SPCB, CPCB, all the high courts, the Supreme Court. And of course do not forget the local rangdar………
So, to increase farmers’ income, you need industrialisation of India, and for that to happen you need to set the entrepreneur free and give him the rule of law.
Everything else is hogwash, stupidity, timepass, some new stratagem of the permanent looting elite of India.
And if this obvious truth is not obvious to those who control the destiny of us 135 crore human beings, then there can be only one of the two reasons: either they are braindead stupid, or they are more cruel and heartless than the animal you will get if you mate a tyrannosaurus rex and a hyena.

Pollution And Diwali Crackers

The most shocking revelation for me after I got to be among those who are ruling us was to discover how mediocre and stupid they were.
I was once travelling on Delhi Mumbai Rajdhani, first AC. I avoid conversations on the rail travels, because I don’t want to spend the journey explaining how I was not responsible for all that was wrong with the Railway. Co-passengers were talking among themselves, and the topic was “Global Warming.” If you have been reading me, you can understand that soon I forgot that I was not to interject. And so I opened with my stock opening remarks on the subject, “Global Warming is a Leftist fraud to kill Capitalist economies.” As I explained that sea levels, whose rise was being discussed, have been rising for at least ten thousand years now, and sea level varies over centuries and Capitalism is not responsible for that, a lady passenger exclaimed, “How can you say that? I understand sea level are rising, because I see people dumping debris in sea in Mumbai. If not Global Warming, certainly those debris are making sea level rise.”
Yep, you read that right. People who travel Rajdhani first AC actually believe that dumping debris in sea will cause sea level to rise. And our tragedy is that they make policies for us.
Crackers were burst in Delhi yesterday. Still AQI levels are better today morning than they were last week.
What was Delhi’s AQI a century ago? It was not measured then, but I am sure it was far worse than it is today. Haryana and Rajasthan were far less green than they are today. Each home had coal fired chulha, or dung-cake fired chulha. Much less area was paved than it is today. Even Railway had only Steam locos which belched smoke more than all the cars put together today.
Delhi’s AQI is controlled by the dust. It has always been a dusty city. It will remain a dusty city till we make Haryana and Rajasthan fully irrigated by building dams in Himalayas and canals running from them. And then pave Delhi fully, as all great cities of the world are.
But why do we beat our chests over AQI?
Germany, one of the cleanest countries in the world, whose AQI is thrown into our faces 24×7, has life expectancy of 82 years. India has 69 years. Because of AQI? No, the difference is chiefly because we have infant mortality rate equal to 32, and Germany’s is 3. Even in higher age brackets, Germans have better healthcare facilities and better diets. They live 13 years longer than us not because of better AQI, but because they are rich. They are rich because they are industrialised. They are industrialised because they follow free market system of economy. Even within India, if you see people in Delhi, and then compare them with people living even in district headquarters in the interior, you will find that Delhi residents are healthier and live longer lives.
Even our infant mortality rate has seen dramatic improvement since 1990 when we partially opened our economy to free market. IMR in 1990 in India was 126. Yes, 126!
The leftist thugs won’t tell you that because of their socialism, they were murdering 123 Indian babies per 1000 births in 1990, and are murdering 29 babies per 1000 birth per year even today because they won’t let us industrialise like Germany.
But they will tell you that your crackers are killing their dogs.
Even about dogs, we are the kindest people to animals. Just go and see commercial dairying and meat industry in any western country. You can’t even imagine the cruelty they subject animals to, not for an evening, but for their entire lives.
Life is about celebrations. Every celebration puts us to some inconvenience. Wedding venues cause traffic jams. Should we stop weddings? What do we live for then? To pay for the Leftists’ scotch and their she-comrades? She-comrades who then in the morning tweet against our festivals?
Festivals are celebration of life. They bring us together, they bring joy, they give immense happiness to our children. They are the life blood of Dharma.
You have problem with the noise? With the smoke? Please bear with us for an evening. Or get lost.
Environment is not above people. To be alive, we have to modify our environment daily: farming is nothing but modifying the way wheat or rice grow naturally. Can we survive without growing wheat or rice?
Chipco Movement was launched to save the environment of Himalayas. Environment was saved but people were disappeared. Villages in the hills are emptying out. Because instead of deciding like adults the rate at which trees could be cut, we imposed blanket ban on tree cutting. Economic activities died, and people have fled to plains. From AQI of 30, they have voluntarily relocated to AQI 300 of Delhi. They even can’t use their most precious asset back in the hills: water falling over a height. They can’t use it to generate electricity. So, from the clean villages and towns of hills, they live in the pigeon holes in Delhi.
The fraud called environmentalism itself is being pushed by the mediocres who believe that dumping debris can change sea level. They decide NGT polices, and force Court decisions, as they have time on their hands, because they can shout loudest, and their livelihoods are paid by us, who are too busy to learn any subject not connected to their jobs/profession. And so these children of the corrupt bureaucrats and netas, who could not themselves make it to the UPSC list after four attempts, and so launched this or that NGO, apart from joining some media house, get to write our environmental policies. And as I explained above, they are not only wholly disconnected from our way of life, they positively hate it, because that is what their teacher in the costly school paid for by the corrupt papa, taught them.

Money Money Money

A friend few days ago posted an outstanding video on social media explaining how the entrepreneurship works. In that video he made very important point when he said that there is no upper limit on the money we can have in the world. That is, it is not that we can only redistribute the existing money, money can actually grow in amount in the world.
And no, he did not mean currency printing, he meant money as expressed in total production.
This is the point the Leftist infantiles have not been able to grasp since Marx published his Das Kapital in 1867. That quantity of money/wealth is not fixed in the world, the pie can and does grow.
It is a tragedy that man believes what suits him in the moment. People fall for the Leftist rhetoric because it nurses their ego: they are poor not because they are dishonest, but because Mukesh Ambani has misappropriated their share.
Fact is, money is only our imagination, our inter-subjective imagination. An imaginary thing that works like real because we all believe in it. Not only the currency notes that are actually just paper and ink, in fact just another collection of atoms bound together. Even gold is just another metal capable of nothing if we do not give meaning to it as the object to be used as the medium of exchange and as the material we like to wear to decorate ourselves. Can’t get the point? Send Bhappi Lahiri to Sentinelese. Make him offer them all his gold. See if they welcome him with anything other than arrows. Because they do not give any meaning to gold.
So if money is imagination, what exactly grows? Answer is our work. Money is just a medium of exchange of our work. So when we all work more than before, total work available in the market for exchange grows, and we get more of everything we desire, because we offer more in exchange. That is why printing currency notes doesn’t make us rich, it actually destroys the currency itself. Because when government is printing more currency and giving it away without people working more, more currency notes do not buy us more, they buy us same work as before. So we say that there is inflation, that is, to buy the same work, we need more currency notes. Soon people start losing belief in the currency notes, that is, the inter-subjective imagination starts evaporating, and the currency collapses.
So why do people not work more? Are they lazy?
No, actually people do not work more only because of one reason: if their work is stolen/looted. Work can be stolen/looted in thousand different ways: not paying the promised wages: labour stolen/looted. Not paying the cost of products received, products stolen/looted. Not returning the money borrowed, receipt for the work done stolen/looted (money we receive by selling our labour/product is just a receipt of that labour/product, by surrendering which we buy others’ labour/product. So when a borrower doesn’t return our money, he is in reality stealing/looting our labour/product surrendered elsewhere.). Property seized by Party/mafia, is sum of our labour and product sold in our life till that point stolen/looted.
Actually to become rich a society does not need land or minerals or infrastructure or education. All it needs is integrity. An absolute respect for private property, and an absolute determination to keep the promises made.
All else is time pass, one huge racket to self-fool.

Of The Annual Floods Of India

Time of floods, and time for my annual letter to the galaxies beyond Milky Way (Perhaps they may listen.)

We are not suffering from floods. We are suffering from poverty.

Netherlands has only 50% of its land that is higher than 1 m from the sea. 26% of its area and 21% of its population are below sea level. Still it doesn’t get flooded. Its life doesn’t get paralysed for days, three four times every year. In fact, it is one of the richest countries in the world, is second largest exporter of food after the USA, and has more FDI into it than whole of the African continent put together.

Netherlands is the first Capitalist country of the world. It pioneered the concept of free market, modern banking, debts and credits, and rule of law that recognised the sanctity of contracts. In short, the whole system which was called Capitalism and denounced for being so by Marx, is the creation of Netherlands.

It doesn’t worship environment, it tames it. It creates artificial hills on which it builds it cities and villages, and then joins them with dykes that form its canals also. It reclaims land from the sea, instead of having some foolish Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules which prohibit construction of structures close to sea. In fact, 17% of its area has been reclaimed from sea. It has 3000 km of primary sea dykes, and 10000 km of secondary dykes.
Netherlands suffered heavy floods in 1953, which killed about 1800. Instead of chest beating in TV studios, it drew up 30 year plans and has strengthened the dykes to withstand 10000 year return period floods instead of 4000 years earlier. In fact unlike us, instead of planning to commit economic suicide in the worship of fraud called Global Warming/Climate change, it has already drawn plans and started work to face it. Anticipating a sea level rise of 1.2 m, it is already raising dykes by that height.

India is a country which now has development plans controlled by NGO bosses. They can block any intervention planned against natural disasters, because they want to preserve our environment in some pristine state. They are also the first to rush to TV studios to denounce government for not doing anything to prevent flooding, and at the same time work to put laws and rules in place to make sure that nothing can be done to prevent flooding.

There is no way to control floods except to rise above the water, literally.

In Bihar, in Assam, in every state, High Flood Levels are known. Raise all villages and towns by constructing artificial hills like Netherlands did. And raise all roads above that level. Or enclose them inside dykes all around and keep pumps ready. Keeping plinth level 1 m above High Flood Level is the norm.

For doing so, we will need money, and to have money, we will need industrialisation, and to have industrialisation, in addition to having free market economy, we will need to shut up those who claim that industrialisation causes floods. Industrialisation does not cause floods. It equips us to fight it.

In 1947, if we had leaders with brains, instead of egos and mediocrity, all this could have been accomplished by now. But there is never too late. Within a decade or two, flood waters entering into our homes will become a distant memory, instead that water will be stored and pumped to rain deficient areas of the country.

In the intensive agriculture areas, that is Punjab, Haryana, and Western UP, water table is going dangerously down. On the other hand, each year Bihar, Assam, and West Bengal get submerged in water. If we become rich, that is, if we become Capitalists, all that water will be umped, piped to Punjab, Haryana, and Western UP, and used to recharge the ground water.
But most likely our thuggish ruling elite will do nothing towards that. It will instead ration irrigation water in Punjab, Haryana, and Western UP, impoverishing those areas and killing our food security. Socialists love nothing more than scarcity and rationing. Next to rationing, they love to fight natural disasters through relief, instead of preventing the disasters. So, they will have annual relief money in the flood prone areas, instead of making them flood proof.

And of course, may be people who elect the thugs as their rulers, perhaps deserve the rain water into their homes mixed with all the dirt around, and diseases which follow. People with sub-human intellect are condemned to the sub-human lives.

Impossibility Of Economic Calculations In A Communist/Socialist Economy

सौ साल में पूंजीवाद ने कैसे दुनिया को ट्रान्स्फ़ोर्म कर दिया, कैसे वो सुविधाए जो केवल राजाओं के भाग्य में होती थी हर ग़रीब के घर पहुँचा दी, इस पर पोस्ट लिखी तो वही घिसा पिटा रिकॉर्ड बजने लगा: “अगर सारे उद्यम सरकारी होते तो तब भी वही होता, वो तो कॉम्युनिस्ट इसलिए असफल हो गए क्यूँकि कॉम्युनिज़म ठीक से लागू ही नहीं हुआ क्यूँकि वे योग्य नहीं थे, सत्यनिष्ठ नहीं थे, कॉम्युनिज़म असफल नहीं हुआ उसे लागू करने वाले असफल हुए।”

अंधविश्वास का कोई उत्तर नहीं होता। अंधविश्वासी के पास हर परिणाम की व्याख्या explanation होती है। “वर्षा हुई तो मेरी प्रार्थना से हुई, नही हुई तो ऊपरवाला मेरी परीक्षा ले रहा है।” और बोलो………

फिर भी, कर्त्तव्य ही जीवन है। प्रयास सदैव करते रहना चाहिए।

हाँ तो अगर सारे सरकारी नौकर सत्यनिष्ठ हो जाय तो क्या समाजवाद सफल हो जाएगा? सत्यनिष्ठ होना योग्य होना नहीं होता है। सत्यनिष्ठ व्यक्ति एकदम अयोग्य, निरा मूर्ख हो सकता है। चलो अगर UPSC ने योग्य व्यक्ति भी चुन लिए। तो क्या समाजवाद सफल हो जाएगा? जिसने अपने विषय की परीक्षा में अन्य सबसे अधिक अंक पाए हो वह उद्यमी ही हो आवश्यक नहीं होता। दुनिया की कोई परीक्षा नहीं है जो उद्यमी को ढूँढ सके। तो अगर UPSC ने चमत्कार कर ऐसी परीक्षा भी बना ली जो उद्यमी ढूँढ सके तो क्या समाजवाद सफल हो जाएगा?

नहीं, तब भी समाजवाद सफल नहीं हो पाएगा।

क्यूँकि अगर मार्केट नहीं है, बाज़ार नहीं है जिसमें सभी लोग ख़रीदने के लिए ही नही बेचने के लिए, उत्पादन करने के लिए भी स्वतंत्र है, तो किस वस्तु का क्या मूल्य हो सरकारी उद्यमी को पता ही नहीं चल सकता। उसे यह भी पता नहीं चल सकता कि कोई वस्तु कितनी बनाए: लिप्स्टिक कितनी बनाए व शैम्पू कितने बनाए, क्यूँकि मूल्य नहीं है तो माँग का भी पता नहीं चल सकता। जी, मूल्य, price वह पोईंट होता है जिस पर माँग व आपूर्ति, demand व supply बराबर हो जाते है। इसी पोईंट के उतार चढ़ाव से उद्यमी पता करता है कहाँ कितना पैसा लगाए या न लगाए। अगर मार्केट नहीं है तो price भी नहीं है क्यूँकि किसी भी वस्तु का अपना कोई निहित मूल्य नहीं होता है, जो मनुष्य मूल्य लगाए, वही उसका मूल्य होता है, व मूल्य लगाने वाले दो लोग होते है: बेचने वाला व ख़रीदने वाला। अगर दोनो स्वतंत्र नहीं है तो price का पता नहीं चल सकता, व अगर price का पता नहीं चल सकता तो कोई भी economic calculation सम्भव नहीं है, आर्थिक गणना सम्भव नहीं है, बिना गणना कुछ भी अन्य सम्भव नहीं है। अगर गणना ही उपलब्ध नहीं है तो इन्वेस्टमेंट का निर्णय ही सम्भव नहीं है।

कॉम्युनिज़म का ये fatal flaw मूल दोष 1920s में ही पता चल गया था। लेकिन जैसे वे धर्म जिनकी उनके भगवान द्वारा दी गयी किताब में धरती चपटी लिखी है, धरती गोल सिद्ध होने पर भी समाप्त नहीं हुए, उसी तरह से कॉम्युनिज़म/समाजवाद भी समाप्त नहीं हुआ। क्यूँकि अंधविश्वास व्यक्ति का सोचने का उत्तरदायित्व समाप्त कर देता है, व बहुत कम लोग है इस दुनिया में जो सोचना चाहते है, अधिकतर लोग केवल विश्वास करना चाहते है।

फिर कुछ समाजवादीयो ने कहा कि हम उद्यम सरकारी रखेंगे, लेकिन उपभोक्ता स्वतंत्र होंगे, क्या ख़रीदे, क्या न ख़रीदे। याने money समाप्त नहीं करेंगे, यद्यपि कॉम्युनिज़म ने मनी को समाप्त करने की बात की थी। तो क्या इस परिवर्तन से समाजवाद सफल हो जाएगा? नहीं होगा, न हुआ, क्यूँकि मूल्य price ज्ञात होने के लिए ख़रीदने वाला व बेचने वाला दोनो स्वतंत्र होने चाहिए। लोहे की खदान का मालिक सरकारी बाबू कभी नहीं जान पाएगा कि स्टील मिल को लोहे का खनिज कितने में बेचे (खदान व मिल दोनो सरकारी है।)

विषय तकनीकी है, फिर भी मैंने प्रयास किया है। यद्यपि मूल assumptions ही कभी सम्भव नहीं है (कि सारे सरकारी कर्मचारी सत्यनिष्ठ, योग्य, व उद्यमी हो)। ऐसे आदर्श व्यक्ति पैदा करने के लिए कॉम्युनिस्ट अभी तक बारह करोड़ लोग मार चुके है, लेकिन हाथ आया तो केवल क्यूबा, नोर्थ कोरिया व वेनेज़ुएला।

लेकिन “समाजवाद सही से लागू ही नहीं हुआ” चलता रहेगा व इसका कोई उत्तर भी कभी नहीं होगा। मुक्त बाज़ार व्यवस्था को प्राप्त करने के लिए संघर्ष अनंत है, क्यूँकि ऐसे लोग सदैव आते ही रहेंगे जो लोगों से कहते रहेंगे कि वे उन्हें नौकरी, घर, अस्पताल, स्कूल सब मुफ़्त देंगे, बस सत्ता मिल जाय एक बार……..

सड़क किनारे पौरुष की दवा सदियों से लोग बेच रहे है, व लोग ख़रीदते भी है।

(यद्यपि वियाग्रा भी अंत्तत पूँजीवाद ही लाया…….) ( उस उद्यमी को भी धन्यवाद कहने के बजाय माँग करेंगे लोग कि बहुत महँगी बेचता है ये, इसका राष्ट्रीयकरण करो, व अगले चुनाव में केजरीवाल मुफ़्त वियाग्रा का चुनावी वायदा कर चुनाव भी जीत जाएगा।)

The Re-animalisation Of Man

It is said that a calf can locate its mother among a herd of thousands. Mother. Not father. Because it doesn’t even know who its father was. Not even the mother may know who the father was. Because they are animals, and that is why they are animals.
When a Homo Sapiens baby is born, it only has neurons. The connections between neurons and among neurons, the connections called synapses, are almost all formed after birth. The connections lead to circuits, and circuits are what we call mind and memory. In the language of computers, at birth, a human baby only has a blank hard disk, the brain, and not only all apps, even the operating system is installed after birth. That is, we get mind only after birth in our early years, in childhood.
So who installs the operating system and apps? Answer is family. The parents, grandparents, and siblings. Parents basically form our mind, and create memory in us. They are the first and most potent influencers. Next come siblings and grandparents. Research says that more full sentences a child hears in her early years, more intelligent academic achiever she becomes later in life. Child after birth has only one agenda: observe his parents and do as they do. That is how babies learn to sit, to walk, and to talk. And their nature also gets fixated in these years. If they see a loving and peaceful family, they grow to become confident and loving and strong. Otherwise various dysfunctions, the wrong apps, and in unfortunate cases, the wrong operating system itself, take root in the mind which may or may not heal in the later years.
So what happens if there are no grandparents and siblings? The child has a smaller pool of words and actions to draw from in the formative years. That is what happened when we lost joint families. If either parent is dysfunctional, there are no mitigating grandparents or siblings: to take away the child to play outside as the parents are reminding each other about their parents. And what happens if there is only one parent? Destruction ensues.
In most of the first world, divorce rates are now anywhere upto 50%, and in many ethnic groups they reach as high as 70%. Result is that babies have to grow up with just one parent, and even she has to be absent for greater part of the day to earn the livelihood.
And result is on your TV screens every evening: mobs of savages burning down the Civilisation. The animals. The result of the re-animalisation of man.
Marriage is coming together of two human beings from two different families. 100% match is impossible. Whatever doesn’t match, has to be readjusted, reframed, recreated, or discarded. And remember, we are talking here of only that which is within minds. So, it is reprogramming of the minds. It is not pleasant, even though it may not be painful in all cases. We do not do unpleasant things unless there is some external pressure. The external pressure was the society, the समाज, the लोग क्या कहेंगे।
Enter the thug called Leftist. He came up with Welfare State that replaced society. Society was a safety net that took care of members in difficult times. Leftists gave that function to a nameless, faceless distant entity called State. And as a result, the society died. And with that disappeared the pressure that led to adjustments within the family.
But the Leftist was not through with his destruction as yet. He next came for the family. He told the women that they are being exploited. They work and do not get paid. As if men rushing to office/factories in the morning were going for a picnic. And women listened to the Leftist. He was saying all the attractive things: you will have money, no dishes to do, money will give you freedom. Freedom from what? He did not specify. Leftists never talk in specifics.
And so women walked out of homes to work. The first thing the leftists do is erasing the past. Otherwise women would have known that all through the history, they worked alongside men: in the hunts in the hunter gathering days, and in the fields in the settled agriculture days. They got freedom from work only after industrial revolution. In fact it was considered the biggest success of the industrial revolution, freeing women from work. That finally they were free to take care of their children without worrying about livelihood.
But the Leftist thug claimed he was freeing women when he again convinced them to go out for work. And result is the onset of the re-animalisation of man. Man is product of his family, of his society. Without the family and the society, he can not grow up to be a man as we understand from the term. He will de-evolve to ape. In fact he may even disappear altogether. As women go out for work and fear that the husband will someday simply walk out, they are now more and more refusing to have children. Fertility rates in all developed countries with few exceptions are between 1.5 to 1.0. Anthropologists says that no tribe with fertility rates below 2.1 survives more than few decades.
Marx said that everything that exists must be destroyed. His followers have truly achieved that.
Because the good men refuse to do anything. The dumbs who could not figure out why their ancestors insisted on a seven-birth long marriage. Because those wise men knew that anything less than that, and it will soon be free-for-all. We thought seven-birth long marriage was too long, and soon discovered that once that was relaxed, marriages are refusing to last even one birth.
(And what did women achieve by going to work again? Nothing except very high real-estate prices and extortionist school fees and hospital bills. Because, beyond a certain point, prices depend upon what the market can carry. So if both husband and wife are earning why would the school not jack up the fees?)

Capitalism: The Orphan Idea

I learnt Economics from the Americans. The Leftists in India have made sure that nothing that contradicts Marx can be allowed to reach us. The Leftists with the saffron flags hate the money itself, so they also have signed up on the Left’s Economic illiteracy programme. Internet came, and through it I discovered Economics.

But alas, now I see that even the leading lights of American Conservativism fail to put up a proper defence of Capitalism. Yesterday I happened to see a Ben Shapiro clip in which he was answering to a boy who said that the profit was created by the workers who work the machines, but it is all appropriated by the owner because he owns the machines. Workers generate the profit, but owner takes it away all because he had the Capital. If Capital is instead owned by the workers, they will retain the profit also. Ben Shapiro said that the owner had the Capital because he or his parents had saved it, and he gets the profit because he takes the risk.

No Mr Shapiro, that is not how it is. The owner gets the profit because he has skills. He is an entrepreneur. Profit is his earnings generated by his skills, not by Capital.

1. If machines and workers generate the profit, then no factory would ever make losses. Because it has workers and machines. But daily we see factories with machines and workers run into losses and getting shut down.

2. If machines and workers create profit, then USSR, Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea would not have gone bankrupt, because when commies seized these countries they had factories with machines and workers.

3. If workers and machines create profit, then why are India’s all public sector undertakings making losses? Are the workers being paid more than they are creating? Will the trade unions accept their own argument and accept such pay cuts which will make these undertakings profitable? Will workers in every private factory of the world which starts making losses accept such successive pay cuts which will keep these factories always profitable? Will you, comrade? Will you? Com’on man, be true to your own words.

Actually comrades will do nothing like that. Because in their hearts they know that they are living a fraud. These thugs know that they are living a lie.

Anil Ambani had same Capital as his brother. If Capital created profits, he would not have been bankrupt today with zero net worth, instead he would also have been sixth richest person in the world like his brother is as per today’s, 14th July’s, rankings. Their father, son of a school teacher and with zero Capital would not have become the biggest industrialist of India. Same for Mark Zuckerberg. Same for countless others. And nobody with Capital, no owner of factories would have ever gone bankrupt if it were machines and workers who created profit.

Profit is a result of the entrepreneur’s skills. He makes calculations based on all inputs, including CAPITAL, that if he transforms all inputs together into something else, inputs which include labour of a worker, then he will sell the output at a price which will be greater than the cost of all inputs, including the cost of Capital, of machines, and of labour. So long as his skills enable him to make these calculations correctly, he continues to make profit. The day his skills reach their limits, or are rendered obsolete because of market conditions which are always, continuously, changing, and he fails to acquire new skills in time, he starts making losses, inspite of all the machines and workers being where they were: in his factory shed.

And this is all about Capitalism. It is nothing but a system in which men are free to exercise their skills. A large number of men are continuously making these calculations, some get it right and make profits, some get it wrong, and lose everything. Some get Capital, even half of the wealth of Dhiru Bhai Ambani, and taking the Leftist seriously that Capital and workers create profit, start setting up factories and soon lose everything. Only machines are left rusting in their sheds.

Capital is not something available only to those who saved it or whose parents saved it. It is available to all of us, unlimited, right now. Go to market, Capital has a cost, pay it and get as much of it as you want. You do not have the price to pay for it? No problem, no down payment is required. Just demonstrate to your fellow men that you will be able to pay for it in the future. How will you demonstrate? Well, start by selling somosa, or chat, or paan, and create a profit. If your fellow men see you generating profit, they will rush to invest in your samosa stall. Soon you can own all the samosa stalls of the world.

Fact is that profit is reward of the entrepreneur. Capital is just one of the inputs the entrepreneur assembles together, and creates profit. And no, having money, even half of Dhiru Bhai’s wealth, doesn’t make you an entrepreneur. Profit is not even a reward of the risk taking. If that were so, the folks in circus walking on the wire without the net below, thus risking their lives itself, would have been the richest folks in the world. Or the matadors who stand before a raging bull, they would have been the richest, but they are not.

And no, even the inventors do not make profits, because they are inventors, not entrepreneurs. Tesla created AC electric system on which entire world runs today, but he died a very poor man. Goodyear, ho invented vulcanized rubber, died in abject poverty because he also thought that inventor is also an entrepreneur. No, inventors, scientists, engineers, MBAs, CAs are not entrepreneurs, though they all like to think like the workers of Marx, that they create profit which the “owner” misappropriates. If they fancy themselves to entrepreneurs, they can also start with a samosa and paan stall and see if they can sell even a single samosa or paan by the evening. Do not believe the lies of the Leftist thugs just because the lies nurse your ego: “Mukesh Ambani is rich because he had Capital, how unjust I did not have that Capital. World is indeed unfair. It is controlled by moneyed.” If you believe these lies, you will remain and die poor, and so will your children. If not for yourself, for the sake of your children at least, learn Economics, save something and invest in the stock market if you do not have the skills to make even samosas. Your money will only grow if you do not get too greedy.