The External Cost of One Minnesota Cop Is Very High
Paul Craig Roberts
Antifa blacks, an outfit of the Democrat Party, went on a looting and burning rampage in Atlanta. The female police chief and female mayor let it happen the first night. The female police chief protected the police rather than the city. She changed her mind when the governor sent in the National Guard. She reports that the police have learned that the protests in Atlanta of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minnesota were infiltrated by “terrorists who came to destroy not protest” and declared a policy of non-toleration of violence.
Law and order whites don’t comprehend that their toleration of gratuitous police violence against members of the public—often outright murder—is not in their interest, especially when white liberals have been teaching blacks to hate white people for decades. The power and influence of whites in society is collapsing because they did not stand up for justice and accountability.
This time multi-city violent protests are occurring despite the imposition of accountability. The police officer was arrested. This is a change from the past when protesters were enraged by the free pass given to police. It is a sign of worsening race relations.
Blacks are developing a solidarity while whites are split into many opposing factions. As of this time three other states have had to call out their National Guard to protect property and people against violence. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/500306-more-states-mobilize-their-national-guards-as-george-floyd-protests
Police violence against the public actually has more white victims than black. One difference is that white people stand for it and black people no longer do. Blacks see the police violence as racism. If white people protested police violence against whites, blacks might see the problem for what it really is—bullies and psychopaths who enjoy the exercise of power and are not held accountable. All Americans need to unite in opposition to the misuse of authority that has become rampant in our society.
The problem goes far beyond police violence. In the 21st century we have had a white president who declared his power to detain citizens indefinitely without charges despite the Constitution’s prohibition, and we have had a black president who declared his power to execute citizens on suspicion of being a terrorist without due process of law. Other violations of the Constitution are now commonplace such as spying and home intrusions without warrants and routine violations of privacy. Congress, the judiciary, and the media have proved to be no barrier to the construction of a police state.
The Identity Politics championed by Democrats makes unity impossible while the toleration of Constitutional violations in the name of national security by both political parties undermines our liberty that is based on government accountability. America, now a diverse multicultural entity, needs unity, but it is becoming a Tower of Babel.
The outcome of this is predictable.
Hon. Paul Craig Roberts is the John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy, Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. A former editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service, he is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles and a columnist for Investor's Business Daily. In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists.
He was Distinguished Fellow at the Cato Institute from 1993 to 1996. From 1982 through 1993, he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. During 1981-82 he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy. President Reagan and Treasury Secretary Regan credited him with a major role in the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, and he was awarded the Treasury Department's Meritorious Service Award for "his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy." From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy.
In 1987 the French government recognized him as "the artisan of a renewal in economic science and policy after half a century of state interventionism" and inducted him into the Legion of Honor.
Dr. Roberts' latest books are The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with IPE Fellow Lawrence Stratton, and published by Prima Publishing in May 2000, and Chile: Two Visions - The Allende-Pinochet Era, co-authored with IPE Fellow Karen Araujo, and published in Spanish by Universidad Nacional Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile, in November 2000. The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America, co-authored with IPE Fellow Karen LaFollette Araujo, was published by Oxford University Press in 1997. A Spanish language edition was published by Oxford in 1999. The New Colorline: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, was published by Regnery in 1995. A paperback edition was published in 1997. Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, co-authored with Karen LaFollette, was published by the Cato Institute in 1990. Harvard University Press published his book, The Supply-Side Revolution, in 1984. Widely reviewed and favorably received, the book was praised by Forbes as "a timely masterpiece that will have real impact on economic thinking in the years ahead." Dr. Roberts is the author of Alienation and the Soviet Economy, published in 1971 and republished in 1990. He is the author of Marx's Theory of Exchange, Alienation and Crisis, published in 1973 and republished in 1983. A Spanish language edition was published in 1974.
Dr. Roberts has held numerous academic appointments. He has contributed chapters to numerous books and has published many articles in journals of scholarship, including the Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law and Economics, Studies in Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Public Finance Quarterly, Public Choice, Classica et Mediaevalia, Ethics, Slavic Review, Soviet Studies, Rivista de Political Economica, and Zeitschrift fur Wirtschafspolitik. He has entries in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance. He has contributed to Commentary, The Public Interest, The National Interest, Harper's, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, London Times, The Financial Times, TLS, The Spectator, Il Sole 24 Ore, Le Figaro, Liberation, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. He has testified before committees of Congress on 30 occasions.
Dr. Roberts was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S.), the University of Virginia (Ph.D.), the University of California at Berkeley and Oxford University where he was a member of Merton College.
He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, The Dictionary of International Biography, Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century, and 1000 Leaders of World Influence. His latest book, HOW THE ECONOMY WAS LOST, has just been published by CounterPunch/AK Press. He can be reached at: [email protected]
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