Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Marx or Locke From 3rdWAVElands Part 3

I am on a roll with the Marx or Locke thing on my real estate blog.  Here is the money quote:

You mean the country that has been dominated by the economic theory of John Maynard Keynes for the last 100 years? That's right at the heart of the Keynes theory of economics is the welfare state that believes in the justice of taking private property from one group and giving it to the other. In direct contradiction of the philosophy of John Locke and a violation of our founding principles found in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Make no mistake, this happens no matter what party is in power.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Marx or Locke From 3rdWAVElands Part 2

This post is from my real estate blog again but it hits on a theme that I write about quite here quite often: Property Rights.  Here is the money quote:

In fact, one can make a very good argument that the main catalyst to the American and French Revolutions was the uniting of the working class(Proletariat) and small business(Bourgeois) class to overthrow monopoly of the elite.  If true then this was a serious threat that needed to be squashed. Sure enough by 1815 the elite of Europe called a congress to restore "order "and claim back much of what they had lost.  It was called the Congress of Vienna and the order that it established lasted in Europe until the uprisings of 1848.  Which just so happens to be the year that Marx wrote his "Manifesto" that sought use the issue of property rights to divide these same two groups that had risen up to challenge the elite 75 years earlier. Maybe there is more to this story than meets the eye?...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Marx or Locke From 3rdWAVElands

This is a post from my real estate blog but references a theme I hit on here as well. Here is the money quote:

On the other hand, Locke felt that the right to property was an inalienable right given to man by God. He thought it essential that man be allowed to keep the fruit of his labors for him to pursue happiness. Furthermore, he was absolutely against one group of people using the power of government to take property from the other. As was stated, this was the idea that was at the core of our founding as a nation.