Lesson twelve – the economy is fundamentally sound
What we mean when we say the economy is fundamentally sound is that the Incorporated Estates of Earth are fundamentally sound. No rogue nation are we, no failed state, no terrorist sect. What we mean when we say the IEE is fundamentally sound is that this is the best system ever. Ever was, ever is, ever will be. History has ended, nature has decreed, the universe declares: vassalism is perfect. As perfect as can be. As close to perfect as one can possibly imagine.
Look, Great Depressions, let alone recessions, are unavoidable, like unemployment, a fact of life, a law of nature, a boon to the economy in the end. It serves the common good to keep wages down, expectations in check. Full employment? The pipedream of children.
Even during Great Depressions and myriad wars the economy is always and everywhere fundamentally sound. That is, ultimately. You know this. Temporary glitches or catastrophes, mass layoffs, environmental wipeouts, ongoing battles over scarce resources, the arms race – these phenomena are all part and parcel of the fundamentally sound nature of capitalism cum vassalism. In this we trust and believe. With the lords of commerce. Let it be. Amen.