Artificial Scarcity

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If you missed this over the weekend read Herschel’s: The Economics of Uranium And War

Artificial Scarcity is a weapon used by rulers and would-be rulers in the war for your future. Artificial scarcity is what the well-connected use via the power of government to regulate competition to enrich themselves. There’s no reason to name anybody in particular. What they do is create artificial scarcity by making competition much more difficult.

America needs the “Micro Reactors” to power small and mid-sized towns in America. It’s a great plan with a great way to keep the lights on outside the major hive cities. It’s been more than a decade since serious talk of this started. The idea has been around longer than that. We were discussing it in the DoD two decades ago to strengthen America’s national security posture by decentralizing the power grid(s). But centralization means central control, and most often, higher prices coupled with lower quality. We need the small reactors, but will we get them?

The coal industry in America has been all but shut down. It’s a story that is more than half a century old now. Rumor has it the Chinese will be getting this coal, probably through Mexican labor to extract it. It’s not much of a tale since some US coal is already being exported to China.

Things made artificially scarce through government power enrich particular interests driving costs higher. It’s the artificial limiting of the supply third of; supply, demand, and price signal. Both political parties in America do it. Who could blame them? They’re simply trying to be like the more prominent Global Oligarchs. It’s cute, really, the way they idolize Oligarchs as though they were the cool kids in middle school, and all the while, they wreck everything.

Of course, we could cite a raft of Bible verses in the Old and New Testaments that show, without a doubt, that this is sin and grave wickedness.

Oil is another. Ok, we’ll name some interests. By shutting down the pipeline from North Dakota to the refineries in Texas, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates (Yes, Gates is in the railroad biz with Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway) cornered the market on the transport of crude from the upper tier to the Gulf Coast refiners. They own the railroad needed to move the crude. In fact, after shutting down the pipeline through government action, they got another law passed that tightened the regulatory requirements of oil rail transport cars. You guessed it; Buffet and Gates had the only rail cars that complied with the new specification. No, they don’t actually care about the “environment.”

The Utility Company in the county where I live has announced the near-term goal of 20 percent solar. The worst part of this idea is that it’s the wettest interior part of the country. They must not understand that high average annual rainfall amounts mean cloudiness? At any rate, it’s going to drive utility prices in a big way as low-cost, readily available, and reliable energy sources are no longer pursued. Last year they shut down a working hydroelectric plant. Not for repairs; they just shut it down. The dam is in no danger of breaking; they just turned off the turbines, poof, artificial scarcity. The price of utilities has been escalating sharply here for several years now.

Friends of Nancy Pelosi got an invasive fish in the San Joaquin Valley classified as endangered to stop competing farming operations from irrigating their land. Remember when the price of nuts doubled some years back?

If you can’t affect supply, create demand. We’re reminded of the shoe bomber and the instant materialization of the Airport Scanners that the then DHS head Chertoff had a deep investment in. Poof, a couple of weeks later, the scanners, which were already built, got fielded in major airports with medium and regional airports soon to follow. Chertoff got his money, and you got internal checkpoints. Papers, please! TSA has stopped zero terrorists. DHS hasn’t found any terrorists in America, so they turned their investigations inward and, yep, they found zero terrorists internally. The worry with DHS has always been that it will have to create artificial demand through the supply of terror.

Was artificial demand created for the COVID vaccine? You decide.

Government regulation has even driven artificial scarcity in shopping. Through regulation, every shopping area in every town in America has the same stores. There are a Lowes and a Home Depot. With a straight face, we’re told that’s; “free market competition.” There’s a Walmart and a Target, a chick-fil-a and Panera Bread, one of three car parts stores, an Office Depot and Staples, and the list goes. Mom and pops are shut down in favor of those with the funds to lobby Congress. It’s so bad that major corporations are now simply having their lawyers write legislation and handing it to Congress to pass. There are few interesting places left in America; artificial scarcity through government regulation has made every hamlet in the country ugly.

Incentivizing people to not work has created artificial scarcity in labor. But this fits perfectly with New Order’s religion of Replacement Theology. The border has to be left open; that’s just an added bonus if your people cease to exist.

Cranking up the printing presses isn’t the only thing that drives inflation, wrecking your future. So does artificial scarcity by purposefully misbalancing supply to enrich, let’s just call it what it is, the Central Committee and its partners in crime.

They always go too far, and the people like you and me starve or go to war or both for their willfully destructive behavior.

“Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.” Joel 1:3-4

There was a war in times past. One in the train of abuses that caused this war was that the king’s parasites were eating out our substance, destroying our posterity’s future. Tell your children.


  1. On March 20, 2022 at 10:17 pm, Cowpie Patty said:

    Now SPP (Southwest Power Pool) has submitted paperwork to extend their reach from the Eastern Interconnect into the Western Interconnect spreading into parts of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado with an additional long narrow corridor right into Arizona – so California can suck WIND power out of the central plains states and provide for the NIMBY crowd there. That will leave us in the northern plains sucking hind “you know what” while they continue to destabilize our area of the grid by shutting down the coal plants, regulating against fracking – driving up NG prices, and creating fuel issues for the potential small nuke units as per this series of articles. I and my neighbors are receiving letters indicating they want to run a 600kv DC line across our property for “clean, renewable, and affordable power”. I had to dig through a layer or two to find out SPP was behind it and that is their DC tie to the Western interconnect. (Meanwhile – the conventionally fueled plants that are allowed to run have made record profits this year because wind is not dispatchable and therefore not reliable.) The ratepayers and the taxpayers are taking it in the pocketbook and the school system has dumbed most of them down so much they are clueless. Good job on these articles Herschel and PGF.

    I speak from experience – We are located nearly in Canada – and had rolling blackouts in Jan of 2021 because Texas destabilized their own grid, gobbling up Federal Renewable subsidies and shutting down dispatchable power sources. The result was a near-total collapse of their grid and the death of somewhere between 200 and 700 people (depending on who’s numbers you look at). They shut us down trying to get power to Texas so don’t think for a moment they wouldn’t do it to keep the So Cal crowd happy.

  2. On March 20, 2022 at 11:38 pm, Dan said:

    Lots of talk about ‘micro reactors’. To date however nobody has actually built one that functions as intended. Till that happens they remain in the realm of sci fi/fantasy. We need them…but can they actually exist in the real world. Just like ever since I was a tot in grade school I’ve heard that fusion reactors were ‘just a couple of years away”. And they still aren’t here. And I suspect they never will actually be feasible. I believe that fusion cannot be a self sustaining net positive energy phenomenon outside the massive gravity field of a sun. Here on earth the energy required to keep the reaction going for any meaningful amount of time exceeds the energy derived from it. “Mini reactors” may fall into the same category. Great on paper but just not doable in the real world. I’d love to be wrong….but till it happens I’m skeptical.

  3. On March 20, 2022 at 11:44 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Many designs are almost complete, and multiple companies are working on them. I’m currently working on one.

    A micro reactor is nothing more than a much smaller version of a large reactor, which is proven technology.

    But better in the sense that a CEO doesn’t have to commit $20 billion to build it.

  4. On March 21, 2022 at 7:04 am, PGF said:

    @cowpie, I didn’t know any of that. Great comment.

    @Dan, US Aircraft Carriers and boomer subs have been using them for decades. Herschel is the brains but it seems to me that solving the cooling problem on land is the main thing.

  5. On March 21, 2022 at 10:08 am, blake said:

    Bill Gates has also been buying a lot of farm land, from what I understand.

    Think he won’t have laws written to squeeze out the small farmer?

    Government regulation always affects the small guy, because the small guy cannot afford the army of paper pushers required to keep up with government regulation.

  6. On March 21, 2022 at 10:15 pm, Hudson H Luce said:

    This article has a map of Gates’ holdings – total of 242,000 acres:

    69,000 is in Louisiana – that’s 109 sections, roughly – a section is 640 acres, a square mile. So he owns 109 square miles in Louisiana – roughly a 10.5 by 10.5 mile square. I would assume it’s in rice farms. In Arkansas, he has 49,000 acres – about 80 square miles. Not sure where it is, but I’d bet it’s close to Louisiana, and in rice, too. Next up is Arizona, with close to 25,000 acres, but that’s pretty much desert, probably mesquite scrub… Look at the article, I don’t think he’s going to be putting any small farmers out of business.

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