Jarawa tribe: The state is at its most arrogant when it tries to protect us from ourselves

Andamanese couple by Edward Horace Man (1876) / Wikimedia

Andamanese couple by Edward Horace Man (1876) / Wikimedia Commons *

“(…) there is perhaps no group of people subjected to a more absurd policy of state “protection” than the Jarawa tribe of India. They are confined to a reserve and forbidden to interact with outsiders, ostensibly for their own good.”

“The only guaranteed way to preserve someone else’s lifestyle is to take away his ability to choose.”

“Enjoying a material contentment and a living standard undreamt of by even the wealthiest men of the past, it is easy for upper-class liberals to sneer at “materialism,” and to call for a freeze on all further economic advance. For the mass of the world’s population still living in squalor such a cry for the cessation of growth is truly obscene.” Murray N. Rothbard

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Ellen Brown: Why the US Senate won’t touch Jamie Dimon

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“… financial analysts Jim Willie and Rob Kirby think it may be something far larger, deeper, and more ominous. They contend that the $3 billion-plus losses in London hedging transactions that were the subject of the hearing can be traced, not to European sovereign debt (as alleged), but to the record-low interest rates maintained on U.S. government bonds. (…) The low rates are maintained by interest rate swaps, called by Willie a “derivative tool which controls the bond market in a devious artificial manner.”

Ultra-low interest rates MUST be maintained to prevent the debt from overwhelming the government budget.  Near-zero rates also need to be maintained because even a moderate rise would cause multi-trillion dollar derivative losses for the banks (…)”
   Ellen Brown

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