Surreal Economics and the Language of Mind Control Fred Harrison January 23, 2017 How is the financial crisis of 2008 linked to the election results of 2016? How can economic reform address this systemic malaise? How can people be empowered to determine their own futures? Fred Harrison’s paper addresses issues of land and property cycles, capital formation, land rents, and VAT, as well as migration and the rise of Donald Trump. Harrison argues that two new statistics are needed to enhance the accountability of policy-makers and provide transparency in the administration of the public’s finances. The course of the current contest over the control of power, says Harrison, will depend on access to this information.