I appreciate the insight Stef presented in addressing “demand” rather than “supply” in order to effect long term change.
But that approach is unrealistically long term. For the Ponzi scheme will run it’s course before the State addicts have a “change of heart”. So in the end, whether you consider it the best approach or not, supply will end and the addicts will have no choice but to go “cold turkey”.
Besides, you just can’t ignore the enabling supply set up to lure and reassure those who intend to purposefully become dependent on the State, knowing their x children without a father in the house will be feed, housed, and “educated” (along with mom).
Stef knows the State WANTS this to continue for the purpose of CONTROL They will do whatever it takes to perpetuate the model of dependence. So to focus on supply and say you just “can’t cut them off” is to imagine a hopeful scenario of changing minds that just is not going to happen. They want something for nothing (their “fair share”). And if the State is going to give it to them there is no way they are going to not take it.
Austrian economics will play out as surely as an apple dropping from a tree. The question is will the removal of supply occur abruptly because of financial collapse or will there be at least an attempt at a controlled withdrawal of supply while the pain of unmet demand is minimized and serviced by volunteer efforts.
Because a majority of the populations in both Canada and the U.S. are so addicted to the State it is hard to imagine any outcome other than the former: financial collapse brought on by hyperinflation that is further inspired by a rejection of the US Dollar as the “reserve currency”. Further more, it will be impossible to hide the magician’s tens of trillions of worthless Dollars created out of thin air just this year.
Any follower of Austrian economics will tell you the discipline does not answer the question of, “When?”.
But because of the accelerating catalyst of the Internet it is hard to imagine the inevitable not occurring this year with the People finally ending the Game and admitting the paper in their wallets and purses is WORTHLESS.
And what of the fate of those who “demand”? You will find them first in line to get a FEMA barcode on their foreheads.