Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Government experts assess chances of economic recovery

There is so much appalling stupidity going on at the moment, with the world's politicians trying to turn a bad recession into a cataclysmic depression, that I'm almost spinning with disbelief. If only Uncle Murray were still with us, he would know exactly what to say. I'll limit myself to one short paragraph per story:

Federal Reserve announces new $800bn boost to strengthen US economy

Just where exactly did they get this money, then? Were they holding it in reserve? Or did they just create it out of thin air. Even the Zimbabweans might be laughing at this one.

Why Gordon Brown the manic meddler had to take such a massive gamble

Brown decided to push government spending up to 60% of the UK's annual GDP simply to give himself a slim outside chance of winning the next election. Did the USSR even get to 60% of GDP? Even they allowed some private farming and industry! Not so much Nero fiddling while Rome burns. More like Nero chucking on the petroleum tar, and borrowing more from the Arab traders down in the port of Ostia.

Gordon Brown leads bankrupt Britain into the 1970s

Been there. Done that. Don't want to do it again. But do we have any choice? With Calamity Brown in charge of the men with guns, the only option is to leave the UK. How long will that remain an option? Expect exchange controls. Expect emigration controls to keep the taxpayer sheep locked tight in the fleecing pen! Expect riots, all police heavily armed at all times, and a heavy-handed fascist British state.

OECD says Alistair Darling's forecasts for recovery are too optimistic

I would put Alistair Darling's forecasts on a recovery on the same level as my chances of emigrating to New Zealand before the emigration controls come down and forcing Dan Carter out of his All Blacks number ten rugby shirt.

Oh what is the point continuing. You can read the papers too.

AngloAustrian summary: We are ruled over by imbeciles. Let us hope that one day they are made to pay for their utter stupidity.


Gekko said...

"I would put Alistair Darling's forecasts on a recovery on the same level as my chances of emigrating to New Zealand"
We've only just come out of a decade of hateful subjugation by a 60's style pseudo-intellectual leftwing mob who worshipped UK Labour as role model. The (ahem) right have just got in on a mandate of not actually changing anything that the last lot instigated for fear of frightening the poor sheep that have been left in fear of their lives if a non-Left gang took over. Sigh.
I did the big emigration thing from the Motherland almost exactly a decade ago to escape the growing horror of New Labour. Little did I know that their bastard offspring (without the smiles) would follow me down here.

But hey-ho. For an anarcho-capitalist in a generally left-leaning country, either choice doesn't exactly get the adrenalin flowing.

Jack Maturin said...

Well, that leaves it down to Dubai or Singapore then. Ni hao? (As we Pinyin speakers say). I did learn the first 100 Mandarin characters at one point, but Arabic might be worth learning too.

Isn't there ANYWHERE left to go where you don't need air conditioning 24x7? :-)