Monthly Archives: December 2011

George, try harder

Alerted by the venerable Dr Gabb, I discover George Monbiot’s catty attack on libertarianism, published (where else?) in the Graun. It begins: “Freedom: who could object? Yet this word is now used to justify a thousand forms of exploitation … the word excuses every assault on the lives of the poor, every form of inequality…

Another tyrant passes

North Korea’s “dear leader” Kim Jong-il passed away from a heart attack two days ago, according to state television. The BBC’s obiturary is shockingly unbiased when in mentions the centrally planned economy in a section labelled “Famine”, though it unsurprisingly mitigates the role of that planning in causing the famine by mentioning the collapse of…

Fundamental flaws in #occupy

Starfish in Tidal Foam © Wildcat Dunny

Of course the biggest flaw in the Occupy movement is that they are wrong, they’ve misapprehended the nature of the problem and, to the extent they talk about solutions, as economic authoritarians, they have the wrong solutions. Scenes of enthusiastic teenagers gathered in circles eerily repeating the words of speakers are a hint at how…