Monday, November 7, 2011

Former Federal Reserve Economist Likely Next Prime Minister of Greece

"Lucas Papademos will be as of tomorrow the new prime minister of the country after the agreement that the outgoing Prime Minister George Papandreou and the opposition head Antonis Samaras reached last night," reports the Greek daily Ta Nea.

Papademos is a 100% bankster tool. There will never ever be even the suggestion of a referendum on any program the banksters want passed. It will simply be passed.

Papademos is currently a visiting professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was previously a vice president of the European Central Bank and also served as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

He is a Trilateral Commission member.


  1. Haha! You seriously cannot make this stuff up. We all know that everything going on in Greece and the EU is to save the bankers. So, their solution is...hey, let's put a banker in charge.

  2. That article has already been refuted by people in Greece. Try this.

  3. Mario Monti is being widely touted as the next PM of Italy if Berlusconi can be knocked off his perch. Monti is also a Trilateral Commission member.

  4. And OUR front-runner is Herman Cain who has NOTHING to do with the

  5. So much for Dumbocrazy...Right, Pericles?

  6. Ya Know, I would rather be owned by bankers than the stupid terrorists the Democracy Mob votes to be their owners.

  7. Kennedy School of Government sounds hilarious ;)

  8. Anon 3:38,

    I don't know that I would go that far. But, I will say this, if I had a choice between monarchy and democracy, I would choose monarchy any day of the week. Basically, I would rather be ruled by one smart man with limited power (he is only one man) than a bunch of idiots with power in numbers. Democracy is probably one of the most vile and tyrannical forms of government in existence today, because its horrendous actions are generally accepted by the majority of the people without question.

    Obviously, it is my opinion that the goal of humanity should be to do away with all monopoly power centers.

  9. Anon 1:52,

    Nothing is "refuted" until we see the new PM is. For now, everything is nothing more than conjecture.

  10. Hello.I am greek.Everything is decided. They know exactly what is going to happen. Only one thing can save us now. To search our inner self. I just ignore politics in greece.

  11. Fetz, have you read HHHoppe's "Democracy: The God That Failed"? It made me realize that monarchy, while inherently flawed, was still superior to regulatory democracy.

  12. @spiros; they have have no idea but really just wing it.

    @josephfetz; and even if you do have someone really bad, at least there are plenty of other people who think they have just as much right to rule as the current buffoon.

  13. Fitz,

    No, I haven't read it yet, but it is in my library.

    I have the bad habit of writing down every book/author that I hear that sparks my interest and then buying them, then realizing that my purchases are outstripping my reading pace. To combat this, I often read more than one book during a period of time to keep me motivated; when I find my concentration sinking, I switch to the other book.

    I will probably get to that book in about 2 months or so, but for now I am on a linguistics and logic kick. Specifically, I am currently reading Steven Pinker's 'The Language Instinct' and George Hayward Joyce's 'Principles of Logic'.

  14. Pinker may be a "pinko" but his ability to convey complex linguistic ideas for the lay audience is great.

    Hoppe is DENSE! It took me months to finish. You'll love it, though.

  15. @ Fitzgerald,

    Pinker is, I would say, not a Pinko. His book "the Blank Slate" is pretty even-handed in its attitude toward serious non-leftists like Sowell and Hayek and does not avoid implicating Marxism with inherent tendency to violence. There is a recent interview with him at the economist (I know not exactly Rothbardian) in which he says the same thing about Marxism.

  16. Fitz,

    I read all sides, if I can; time and daily responsibilities are the only limitations. Thus far I am halfway through Pinker's book, and it seems to be pretty neutral with regard to political economy. Though, I have seen a few Pinker speeches that had certain ideas that I am not comfortable with. But, then again, I have read my share of Chomsky, and even though I respect him as a linguistic theorist, I find his political economic ideas entirely wretched.

    I would rather describe Hoppe as deep or weighty thinker, not "dense". I understand what you mean, though. But, this also has to do with the fact that his primary language is German (like Mises). So, the structure of his written concepts are often difficult to understand by English speakers. This is why after having read Rothbard's "MES' (an English speaking economist), it was far easier for me to understand Mises' 'HA' during my second reading; because the linguistic hurdles were already surmounted, I already understood the concepts and could more easily understand the generative grammar. I would not have made this leap in understanding without having read both Pinker and Chomsky.

    Knowledge and reason are not an absolutes (as Rand would believe), rather it is a progressing force within the mind (in my opinion).

    I have often looked back on my past ideas and understandings and have found a great amount of ignorance and lack of structure. Sure, at the time, I thought that my ideas were truth, but with further knowledge I find that my past ideas are quite distorted; and, in some cases completely wrong. At the same time, I find that some of my past ideas were far more philosophical and correct (or, just plain interesting) than my current ideas are due to their very disregard of surety.

    I attribute this to the abstractedness of the moment rather than any general understanding in my being at that time. A good example of this (since I am a musician) is musical improvisation. While I am a far better musician today than I was in the past, and my musical knowledge far exceeds that of my past years, I can often listen to recordings of myself improvising on an instrument from 10 years ago in complete astonishment. It was not that I was more sure of what notes to play or what notes not to play back then, rather it was my complete disregard for theory in favor of the "moment". I more than likely could not reproduce those performances even if I tried (even though it was I who performed them).

    All of the reading and ingesting of knowledge is merely practice to further sharpen the mind and senses through repetition. The real product of such only happens "in the moment" and is often most fully elaborated through the stream of consciousness without regard to what you have learned before.

    Often it is the lack of thought, theory or set-rules that yield the best result. This is partially explanatory in why I favor the emergent order of society rather than that of a planned society, as well as why I favor the market as opposed to a planned system. The system of knowledge only sharpens your tools, it does not dictate what tools that you will use in the time of execution; only the state of being at the time and place can dictate that.

    Ok, I'll now hop off of my philosophical soapbox...

  17. Anon@945pm-

    Make no mistake- I love Pinker (great hair!) but he's a "conservative" left/libertarian. He has some issues where he sympathizes with anarcho-lib but on most issues he still supports The State. Far too much for me. He's had good things to say about Cass Sunstein (aka Mr Nudge) and believes government should work to "better" society. That sets off alarm bells for me.

    Someone that naive about the destructive nature and potential of The State needs to be viewed skeptically, especially when they are as ignorant of economics as Pinker is. His views on individual behavior, and the order that arises from individual action are wonderful- his belief that we need some higher authority in the form of coercive gov't to make it work is horrible.

    "The Blank Slate" is one of the best demolitions of Skinneristic and Marxist views of human malleability that I've ever read, and I just wish he had a good enough grasp of economics to make it total refutation. If he was an Austro-lib, and wrote the same book, he could immediately move into the pantheon.

    No matter what (just like many other "leftitsts" such as Huxley, Orwell, Chomsky, NWolf, or Cockburn) his work needs to be read and understood, since it helps us refine and explore our own ideas about society.

  18. @Anon 3:16 LOL!

    If Bernanke doesn't run in 2012, he could always run for President of Zimbabwe.

  19. "Capn Mike said...
    And OUR front-runner is Herman Cain who has NOTHING to do with the
    November 7, 2011 2:17 PM"

    Would you rather get Mitt Romney??? Romney would sooner pull off his eyelids than challenge the Fed. (Of course I want Ron Paul..if I had wheels I'd be a wagon...but Paul needs to make a double digit jump in the polls to be competitive. Not impossible, but not likely).

  20. Penguin,

    You do realize that polls are mostly run on an outdated system and that Ron Paul IS the front-runner when one considers the Straw Polls (i.e. the peeps).

    Just from a campaign-donation perspective, Ron Paul is killing....

    If I believed everything that the idiot-box (TV) told me, then I would be dancing with the stars in a gleeful CSI while occupying my Michael Jackson and snizzelin my Snooky on my way to see Biebers love-child in front of a bent Reagan statue for the x-factor of the yellow flowers.

    Do ya see where I'm gettin' at? Darnit! I forgot about that pitbull puppy in Detroit. Oh well, better luck next time....