The world needs cartoons it seems. In macro economics, these ‘cartoons’ consist of a set of standardized charts the goal of which is to inform policy makers as to the actions required of their monetary policy for the purpose of reducing unemployment by fooling people into spending by using disinformation about their current ‘wealth’. However, like anything else, what you choose to chart either assists or harms in making your case – charts confirm or deny your biases. The current charts used in macro economics reflect the belief that human beings are uniform – at least in the aggregate. Meaning that we’re equal in ability and in our productivity. Which in turn implies a requirement for democratic socialist policies instead of classical liberal policies. This use of aggregates justifies the progressive political presumption. The use of individual statistics on the other hand, justifies freedom, property rights, and all sorts of politically incorrect ‘isms’.
THE IS-LM, and IS-MP CHARTS
Macro economists rely upon these two charts to emphasize either monetary policy and spending for the purpose of creating ‘demand’.
Or monetary policy and spending for the purpose of targeting an interest rate for the purpose of making sure the country isn’t artificially short of cash.
Hayek created charts to show differences in production cycles.
Roger Garrison created a series of charts to show the intertemporal effect of money and interest – effectively representing the Austrian view graphically.
IS-MP AND THE INTERTEMPORAL MISALLOCATION OF HUMAN CAPITAL
Show how monetary policy, and in fact, all intervention, misallocates human capital.
The nolan chart describes the political spectrum. Nolan’s wonderful chart is constructed to construe decision making as a matter of choice between neutral consequences, rather than as a preference between forms of redistributing the gains from trade and exchange – without which there would be nothing to exchange.
KINSELLA’S EVOLUTIONARY CHART
DOOLITTLE’S POLITICAL SPECTRUM CHART
These Axis describe a four sided pyramid with the state on the top. (For the unwashed massess — Axis vs Axes: The plural of axis is “axes”, pronounced ‘AK-SEEZ.)
The Property Economy
X – Axis: State-Monopoly on property VS individual property rights and individual claims on rewards from trade. Libertarian/Commercial/Calculative/Middle Class
Y – Axis: State-Monopoly on gains in production VS Shareholder rights, and shareholder claims on rewards from trade. Progressive/Theological/Rational/Lower Class
The Opportunity Cost Economy
Z – Axis: Formal Institutions: State-Monopoly on behavior (law) VS Voluntary Behavior (religion/philosophy)
Alpha – Axis: Informal Institutions: Opportunity Costs Required (Norms – highly uniform manners, ethics, and morals VS no uniform manners, ethics and morals). Conservative/Military/Legal/Upper Class
(UNDONE: I’ll update this page ater when I get the diagram done.)
TIME PREFERENCE VS POPULATION PREFERENCE IN POLITICAL PREFERENCE, THEN OVERLAY WITH THE HUMAN SENTIMENTS
And then show how time and population preference are gender driven, and class driven.
Then I can show how time preference relates to political preference, and the allocation versus misallocation of human capital..
THREE TYPES OF COERCION AND THE SOCIAL CLASSES
Then show the ‘three types of coercion’ which is implicit in this chart, and universal to the rest of my work.
PER CAPITA GDP AND IQ
Noting the difference between verbal and mathematical.
EDUCATIONAL EFFECTS ON IQ
CLASS, RACE AND IQ