Why The Cantillon Effect Creates Communism, by Mark E. Jeftovic

With fiat debt instruments, those who are the front of the receiving line for the government or central bank do much better than those at the rear. The resentment of the latter is a fertile breeding ground for communism or other collectivist “isms.” From Mark E. Jeftovic at bombthrower.com:

Turns out Keynes was a Commie

Awareness of the centuries old concept of The Cantillion Effect has been experiencing a revival of late, particularly since the extraordinary acceleration of monetary injections that occurred under COVID. Named for the French-Irish economist who died in 1734 (he was murdered), the Cantillon Effect is when you create a bunch of new money and inject it into an economy. What happens is the people at the front of the line who receive the new money first become wealthier, while the people at the end of the line who receive it last are further impoverished.

The Cantillon Effect

This is not peculiar to the post-Covid era. For more than a decade I’ve been describing how rampant money creation and credit expansion skews formerly free markets into a kind of economic vampirism, without actually knowing there was a term like this to describe it.

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