Moving Beyond the Bean-Based Economy

I was talking once with an emergency room doctor whose tongue escaped its reticence after a few liquid fortifications. This aided by the sense that candor would not result in his audience soiling their trousers. As a result he began to describe his normal workday experience, which consisted primarily of patching an interminable series of punctured mexicans. Apparently the knife is a primary conflict resolution tool in Hispanic culture.

Thus with the foresight of precedent and equal parts Spanish and tequila on the air, most of his initial patient interviews began with: So where did you get stabbed, Jose? How did he know his name was Jose? He didn’t. What did it matter? One Amerind is very like another, when your hands are buried in their gore my brother. So Jose it was, as his missing medical insurance card was unlikely to object.

The doctor went on to express surprise over the almost eerie consistency of his practice as well as feeling often like the mercenary medic of a foreign army. Knowing the answer, I asked a question for sake of camaraderie alone: And just who pays the medical bills for all those Joses emerging from the shadows?

He chuckled a response: Who the hell do you think?

And so hour after night after week after month, drunken stabbed Aztecs waddle in to this man’s care to receive the best medical treatment white taxpayers can provide. It’s quite a benefit…I mean for the taxpayers, of course.

I realized that fact after perusing a libertarian forum a few nights ago. In it, one of the participants was explaining the myriad economic enhancements from immigration. I wondered briefly about immigration’s effects on other aspects of life not captured in a GDP report. But then quickly recalled I was reading a libertarian and so dismissed any concerns beyond widget procurement.

Anyway, the commenter advised that immigration creates generic demand, which necessarily generates jobs to accommodate this demand. Those jobs accruing to the benefit of both native and immigrant alike. There are no losers here. The theory is actually pretty damn simple, provided you don’t try to ruin it in practice.

The lesson I took from this is one I regretted not being armed with during that discussion with the emergency room MD. For I think he may have warmed to its potential. Because stabbed Mexicans generate good American jobs. Perhaps even his own employment is contingent on a consistent supply. It is reasonable to assume there is an entire healthcare ecosystem that depends on stabbed Mexicans as blue whales depend on krill. Nurses, radiologists, medical device salesmen, cafeteria workers, hospital administrators, and billing and collections staff.

I have to imagine if the public weren’t so ignorant of theories considered perfectly unremarkable in the Economics Department at George Mason, that it would pound the tables demanding more stabbed Mexicans. This in order to provide high paying jobs repairing them to IT workers displaced by H1Bs (who themselves generate demand for curry powder importers and street washers).

Hopefully the Technology CEO council will collaborate to develop a process of automated stabbing as Mexicans cross the border, that the economic rewards may be reaped without delay. It may be that we require a planned, systematic approach in transitioning to a stabbed Mexican economy. Or it may be that the most banal truths bear the biggest lies. One of which being the notion that stimulating demand is synonymous with stimulating wealth.

We would do well to acknowledge the world offers an abundance of both Economy and potential stab victims. That jealous hoarding of either will generate a higher standard of living for our own families is superstition rebranded as economic theory. And men who walk in theory never step in dog shit.

13 thoughts on “Moving Beyond the Bean-Based Economy

  1. As to the above, all I can utter is: “3+days, do not do that again.” I had migrated to doubles, was near going McClelland Islay straight up. Many here may not say it, but we need your brand of common sense, besides, it makes lifting for the recycle guy easier when there are less empties in the can.

  2. “Transitioning to a stabbed Mexican economy” – I think that deserves a spell on your banner at some stage!

    By the way, I just noticed that the ad at the bottom is based on the content of the article. You mention krill, and the ad features krill oil for men’s health. I must watch those ads more closely. Some amusing juxtapositions seem possible.

  3. How did he know his name was Jose? – Very presumptive; for all he knew, it could’ve been Hose B, or Hose C.
    Your more modern and familiar ER case may replace the old “Broken Windows” fable in economics textbooks. I hope they pay you royalties.

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  5. As Alex notes we’re hoping to update texts with the “Broken Mexican Fallacy.” Though more importantly is the realization that it extends in a macro-perspective to fully-operational units as well.

    The entire economic paradigm of non-European immigration is a broken mexican fallacy.

  6. At the risk of derailing this discussion, I came upon a comment from some-time Kakistocracy participant, Analogman, at another site. In it he described the animating sentiments of the Trumpmacht. And quite well, I thought.

    His supporters are almost fanatical. They’re committed. Their position is: He may screw us over, but all the other candidates definitely will. Even if he delivers nothing of what he promised, the others aren’t even promising anything at all. We’re already ahead through his raising our issues, which before were ignored. Immigration is being discussed. PC is on the defensive. Anything he delivers now is a bonus. And if his election destroys the Republican Party, or even the (alleged) two-party system, why, that’s Christmas.

    • Stupid smart phones with enter and delete right besides each other.

      Anyways, according to this Jew, 80% of youth entering undergraduates are selecting pre-med (of all descriptions). Of course most of them drop out, but this is indicative of an extraordinary market and social imbalance. Medicine in general needs some serious counter revolutionary rearrangement to bring back costs and scale somewhere near reality.

      This is probably also an optimate fragility crisis, medicine is some of their last guarantors of independent financial status. Brahmins also have been looped into healing as they always have, and have been intensely working at morphing it into their biggest bueracratic-patronage-democratic scheme of all.

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