Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 21A041.htm 21A041 Falling Chips by Jim Davies, 10/26/2021     The devastation of small businesses by governments' grotesque over-reaction to the alleged pandemic has been well known for over a year; the only uncertainty about that is whether or not it resulted from a deliberate plan to centralize commercial power in large enterprises such as Amazon. Jeff Bezos and his pals have done awfully well from it, but that may have been just dumb luck. What surprised me recently was that the shambles caused by the intervention has apparently disrupted some big industries too; notably, that of the automobile. According to this informative Forbes article, car and truck makers saw early in 2020 that demand was falling off due to the house-arrest laws then being implemented, and not unreasonably scaled back their production plans. That meant cancelling or postponing orders for supplies, among which computer chips are ever more prominent. Chip makers, however, are not "small businesses." The process of customizing tiny integrated circuits requires huge capital investment, so the market leaders are big firms like Intel and IBM. Chinese makers too have become prominent. Yet when faced with canceled orders last year, even these giants were hobbled by the Covid interventions, and cut back production. For good measure governments have paid laid-off employees (with stolen money) to stay home, so depriving manufacturers of staff needed to restore it. Now, demand for chip-gobbling vehicles has bounced back, so there's a big mis-match; chip makers cannot catch up with demand. So guess what: cars are sitting on manufacturers' lots awaiting components, showrooms are short of vehicles and so, naturally, prices shoot through the roof. According to that Forbes piece, quoting the Kelley Blue Book, "The average price of a new car is now $40,768." Long gone are the days when ten grand would buy a basic but adequate box on wheels. That, in turn, has provoked demand for used vehicles, so their price too has leapt to unprecedented levels. I have long made use of a rule of thumb: any car will lose around 20% of its price per year of age; so if a car originally cost $25K, after 4 years its price will be roughly (25,000 x 0.84 =) $10,400. Not any longer. About the only beneficiaries are money lenders; banks may be doing quite nicely from the demand for financing to buy such cars. Surprise, surprise. Result: the low end of the car market is now looking at mopeds. It's not just about cars. The "supply chain" crisis is affecting a wide range of goods, for most industries sensibly buy supplies wherever price and quality brings them advantage, internationally; but now different governments are imposing different constraints and so interfering with that smooth operation. In response 8% Joe recently sai Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they the opposition http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm Read more about '12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they the opposition ' on the Zero Government blog... 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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A038: Depopulation?, 10/5/2021 Probably not; but best make sure, by ending government http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A038.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A038.htm Read more about '21A038: Depopulation?, 10/5/2021 Probably not; but best make sure, by ending government ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A037: Huge Lie #12, Updated, 9/28/2021 The mendacity machine is working three shifts http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A037.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A037.htm Read more about '21A037: Huge Lie #12, Updated, 9/28/2021 The mendacity machine is working three shifts ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A036: A Rehearsal, 9/21/2021 for when, soon, government workers quit their jobs http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A036.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A036.htm Read more about '21A036: A Rehearsal, 9/21/2021 for when, soon, government workers quit their jobs ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A035: A 13th Big Lie, 9/14/2021 They knew. But they didn't tell us http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A035.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A035.htm Read more about '21A035: A 13th Big Lie, 9/14/2021 They knew. But they didn't tell us ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A034: 9/11/21, 9/7/2021 Reichsminister Göring was right http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A034.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A034.htm Read more about '21A034: 9/11/21, 9/7/2021 Reichsminister Gamp;amp;ouml;ring was right ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A033: Year of the Counters, 8/31/2021 False figures, false flags http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A033.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A033.htm Read more about '21A033: Year of the Counters, 8/31/2021 False figures, false flags ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A032: Retribution, 8/24/2021 Not a valid part of justice http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A032.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A032.htm Read more about '21A032: Retribution, 8/24/2021 Not a valid part of justice ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A031: Dear Government Employee,, 8/17/2021 Now's a good time to quit http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A031.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A031.htm Read more about '21A031: Dear Government Employee,, 8/17/2021 Now's a good time to quit ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A030: Forced Indoctrination, 8/10/2021 Punishment for unapproved beliefs http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A030.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A030.htm Read more about '21A030: Forced Indoctrination, 8/10/2021 Punishment for unapproved beliefs ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A029: An End of the Beginning?, 8/3/2021 The worm may be turning http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A029.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A029.htm Read more about '21A029: An End of the Beginning?, 8/3/2021 The worm may be turning ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A028: A Heterodox Medium, 7/27/2021 There are some, worth finding http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A028.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A028.htm Read more about '21A028: A Heterodox Medium, 7/27/2021 There are some, worth finding ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A027: Headlines, 7/20/2021 How to untwist the current news http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A027.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A027.htm Read more about '21A027: Headlines, 7/20/2021 How to untwist the current news ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A026: Genuine Glitter, 7/13/2021 Real money, past and future http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A026.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A026.htm Read more about '21A026: Genuine Glitter, 7/13/2021 Real money, past and future ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A025: Independence, Canceled, 7/6/2021 July 4th, hit by woke http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A025.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A025.htm Read more about '21A025: Independence, Canceled, 7/6/2021 July 4th, hit by woke ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A024: The Pulse, 6/29/2021 How pols deflect the blame http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A024.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A024.htm Read more about '21A024: The Pulse, 6/29/2021 How pols deflect the blame ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A023: Oh, Mister Mayhew!, 6/22/2021 He twisted Scripture to please politicians http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A023.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A023.htm Read more about '21A023: Oh, Mister Mayhew!, 6/22/2021 He twisted Scripture to please politicians ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A022: Three Cheers for the CDC!, 6/15/2021 Without it, we might never have seen the fraud http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A022.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A022.htm Read more about '21A022: Three Cheers for the CDC!, 6/15/2021 Without it, we might never have seen the fraud ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A021: Signs of Deception, 6/8/2021 The Left says A, but means Non-A http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A021.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A021.htm Read more about '21A021: Signs of Deception, 6/8/2021 The Left says A, but means Non-A ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 21A020: A Much Greater Reset, 6/1/2021 Yes, you and I can bring it about http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A020.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A020.htm Read more about '21A020: A Much Greater Reset, 6/1/2021 Yes, you and I can bring it about ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - June 2021 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H21.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H21.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - June 2021 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - December 2020 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H20.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H20.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - December 2020 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - June 2020 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H20.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H20.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - June 2020 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - December 2019 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H19.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H19.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - December 2019 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - June 2019 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H19.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H19.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - June 2019 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q14.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q14.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch78914.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch78914.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for April, May & June 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch45614.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch45614.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April, May amp;amp;amp; June 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January & February 2012 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2012.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2012.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January amp;amp;amp; February 2012 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch101211.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch101211.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for May - September 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch5911.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch5911.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for May - September 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for April 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0411.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0411.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for March 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0311.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0311.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for March 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for February 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0211.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0211.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for February 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for January 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0111.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0111.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs for 2010 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2010.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2010.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for 2010 ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500 ZGBlogs about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign ' on the Zero Government blog... Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:58:38 -0500