„Bis zum heutigen Tag gibt es so etwas wie eine unabhängige Presse in der Weltgeschichte nicht. Ich werde jede Woche dafür bezahlt, meine ehrliche Meinung aus der Zeitung, bei der ich angestellt bin, herauszuhalten. Wenn ich meine ehrliche Meinung in einer Ausgabe meiner Zeitung veröffentlichen würde, wäre ich meine Beschäftigung innerhalb von 24 Stunden los. Es ist das Geschäft der Journalisten, die Wahrheit zu zerstören, unumwunden zu lügen, zu pervertieren, zu verleumden, die Füße des Mammons zu lecken und das Land zu verkaufen für ihr täglich Brot. Wir sind die Werkzeuge und Vasallen der reichen Männer hinter der Szene. Wir sind die Hampelmänner, sie ziehen die Fäden, und wir tanzen. Unsere Talente, unsere Möglichkeiten und unsere Leben sind das Eigentum anderer Männer. Wir sind intellektuelle Prostituierte.“

John Swinton (1829-1901, Chefredakteur der ‚New York Times‘, im Jahre 1880 bei seiner Verabschiedung)

 

„Solange uns die Menschlichkeit miteinander verbindet, ist es völlig egal, was uns trennt.“

Ernst Ferstl

 

„Entscheidungen bestimmen Deinen Erfolg, nicht die äußeren Umstände.“

Robert Kiosaki

 

„Wer die Moral über das Recht stellt, wird beides verlieren.“

Hans-Georg Maaßen

 

„Mit Zurückhaltung kommt man nicht voran.“

Frank Shrontz

 

„Die Musik soll keine Tränen hervorlocken, sie soll dem Manne Feuer aus dem Geiste schlagen.“

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

„Von einer Regierung verlange ich vorausschauende Verwaltungstätigkeit. Empathisch bin ich selbst.“

Karl Kraus

 

„Da, wo der Wille groß ist, können die Schwierigkeiten nicht groß sein.“

Niccolo Machiavelli

 

„Sie stelzen gerade so steif herum,

so kerzengerade geschniegelt,

als hätten sie verschluckt den Stock,

womit man sie einst geprügelt.“

Heinrich Heine

 

„Geht hinein durch die enge Pforte. Denn die Pforte ist weit, und der Weg ist breit, der zur Verdammnis führt, und viele sind‘s, die auf ihm hingehen. Wie eng die Pforte und wie schmal der Weg, der zum Leben führt, und wenige sind‘s, die ihn finden.“

Neues Testament, Matthäus 7, Verse 13 und 14

 

„Das ist das Geheimnis der Propaganda; den, den die Propaganda fassen will, ganz mit den Ideen der Propaganda zu durchtränken, ohne dass er überhaupt merkt, dass er durchtränkt wird.“

Joseph Goebbels

 

„Die Hoffnung ist der Regenbogen über den herabstürzenden jähen Bach des Lebens.“

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

ÜBER JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES

„John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist in the twentieth century. …. To comprehend his work…it must be realized that Keynes was an imperialist….. Keynes proudly described himself as an imperialist: ‘We, who are imperialists…think that British rule brings with it an increase of justice, liberty, and prosperity.’….Keynes believed that it was important to the highest degree that Europeans should triumph in the coming global struggle of races. Keynes declared: ‘Almost any measures seem to me to be justified in order to protect our standard of life from injury at the hands of more prolific races. Some definite parceling out of the world may well become necessary; and I suppose that this may not improbably provoke racial wars.’…He felt that his supposedly superior race had the right, and even the duty, to exercise imperialistic violence against inferior races: ‘It is only during the present reign that we have begun to realize the responsibilities of the Empire and to see our duties to subject races. We have begun to see that Great Britain may have a high destiny and a great future before her. We have before taken up ‘the white man’s burden’ and we must endeavor to wield the power of Empire with more lasting effect and to greater good than the mighty empires that have risen and fallen through the course of history.’… he condemned the Indian Rebellion of 1857: ‘If the Indian Mutiny had been successful, India would have become the home of anarchy and bloodshed, and the rest of the world would have been poorer for its isolation’… He insisted that institutionalized British coercion was good for the uncivilized Indians: ‘It would not be true to say that the material condition of the ryot and the fellah has not been somewhat improved by the British occupation of their countries.’..

From the beginning, Keynes was an ardent advocate of British state power at home and abroad…

From 1858 to 1913, recurring famines killed as many as 30 million Indians…

As Adam Smith wrote in 1776: ‘Famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government.’.. The India Office, not crop failures, was responsible for the misery. The basic economic feature of Indian famines was that the indicated a famine of purchasing power and a general erosion of people’s capabilities to acquire food and of their exchange entitlements rather than of crop failures and reduced availability of food grains.

From 1900 to 1913, British mismanagement of the Indien monetary system was the crux of the problem. Keynes reported: ‘It is at least true that there was a substantial rise in the general level of prices in India during the years preceding 1908, accompanied by correspondingly large issues of notes.’ According to his figures, the Indian money supply increased by 43 percent between 1903 and 1907, and the Indian price level rose 40 percent during this period…

The problem in India was price inflation…..In turn, the price inflation produced economic problems in India, including famine…

The Indians’ call for monetary reform posed a threat to British rule in India. An empire can only control a colony if it controls its money. British rule over India required British control of the Indian monetary system…

Keynes never worked on economic theory without some political purpose…

Austin Robinson: ‘I can think of no original piece of theoretical economics which Keynes conceived as an exercise in pure economics.’

The practical motivation behind the book was to defend British imperialism. To protect its rule over India, the British Empire needed an intellectual justification for maintaining, and even expanding, its control over the Indian monetary system…

Keynes was a lifelong advocate of an elastic, fractional reserve banking system managed by a powerful central bank…

Keynes’ seemingly independent findings cleared the India Office of any blame for India’s economic problems….His solution was more British control over India, not less. He advocated imposing a British-controlled central bank on India to implement an elastic, fractional reserve banking system………

In writing the book, Keynes helped perpetuate the system of imperialism that caused immense human suffering in India. He was incapable of empathizing with the misery of the Indian peasant…

Keynes was not a neutral economic theorist committed to the development of objective, value-free economic science. Rather, he was an official apologist for the state – nothing more, as Joseph Schumpeter put it, than ‘a civil servant in an academic gown’

Edward W. Fuller (Keynes, The Young Imperialist)

 

 

‘Keynes helped perpetuate the system of imperialism that caused immense human suffering in India. He was incapable of empathizing with the misery of the Indian peasant.’

Edward W. Fuller (Keynes, The Young Imperialist)

 

“Keynes was not a neutral economic theorist committed to the development of objective, value-free economic science. Rather, he was an official apologist for the state – nothing more, as Joseph Schumpeter put it, than ‘a civil servant in an academic gown’ “

Edward W. Fuller (Keynes, The Young Imperialist)

 

‘I can think of no original piece of theoretical economics which Keynes conceived as an exercise

in pure economics.’

Austin Robinson (Keynes: Aspects of the Man and his Work, 1974, Seite 100)

 

“Keynes never worked on economic theory without some political purpose.”

Edward W. Fuller

 

“The problem in India was price inflation…..In turn, the price inflation produced economic problems in India, including famine…

The Indians’ call for monetary reform posed a threat to British rule in India. An empire can only control a colony if it controls its money. British rule over India required British control of the Indian monetary system.”

Edward W. Fuller (Keynes, The Young Imperialist)

 

‘Famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government.’

Adam Smith (1776, The Wealth of Nations, Seite 563)

 

‘We, who are imperialists…think that British rule brings with it an increase of justice, liberty, and prosperity.’

John Maynard Keynes (Speech to the Cambridge Union, 20 January 1903)

 

‘Almost any measures seem to me to be justified in order to protect our standard of life from injury at the hands of more prolific races. Some definite parceling out of the world may well become necessary; and I suppose that this may not improbably provoke racial wars.’

John Maynard Keynes (‘Population’, 1914, Seite 35)

 

‘It is only during the present reign that we have begun to realize the responsibilities of the Empire and to see our duties to subject races. We have begun to see that Great Britain may have a high destiny and a great future before her. We have before taken up ‘the white man’s burden’ and we must endeavor to wield the power of Empire with more lasting effect and to greater good than the mighty empires that have risen and fallen through the course of history.’

John Maynard Keynes (Untitled Essay Concerning the Achievements of GB under Queen Victoria, 1899, Seite 4)

 

‘If the Indian Mutiny had been successful, India would have become the home of anarchy and bloodshed, and the rest of the world would have been poorer for its isolation’

John Maynard Keynes (The Difference between East and West: Will They Ever Dissapear?, 1900, Seite 5)

 

‘It would not be true to say that the material condition of the ryot and the fellah has not been somewhat improved by the British occupation of their countries.’

John Maynard Keynes John Maynard Keynes (‘Population’, 1914, Seite 22)

 

“..There should be no room for monetary policy to be influencing assets’ relative prices.”

Fabrizio Ferrari

 

“In fact, the role of a central bank…. Should be to grant liquidity to temporarily illiquid – but solvent, i.e. structurally sound – commercial banks.”

Fabrizio Ferrari

 

“The only way – even under a Keynsian paradigm – whereby monetary policy could be helpful in such a crisis would be if the fiscal policy decision level were the same as the monetary policy one.”

Fabrizio Ferrari

 

“Economies grow – as Hayekian business cycle teaches – only if agents are willing to forego consumption today and save and invest in order to deliver higher output (thanks to increased productivity) tomorrow. There is no shortcut.”

Fabrizio Ferrari