=> Taxpayers to own part of small businesses
My own small business is struggling, so I will understand the temptation of other self-employed people to let the dead hand of government into their businesses, just as I can understand why private schools would let an encroaching government voucher system into their schools, but this creeping national socialism, starting with the banks, is beginning to become dangerous, as the dead hand of the poverty-inducing central state reaches out to strangle us all.
While we're at it, check out this 1993 quote from Hans-Hermann Hoppe, in his seminal book, "The Economics and Ethics of Private Property":
Economically, this coalition between the state—as the dominant partner—and the banking system—as its affiliate—leads to permanent inflation (constrained only by the imperative of not overdoing it and causing a breakdown of the entire monetary system), to credit expansion and steadily recurring boom-bust cycles, and to a smooth uninterrupted income and wealth redistribution in the state’s and the banks’ favor.Then check out these stories from today's Torygraph:
Still more important, however, are the sociological implications of this alliance: With its formation a ruling class whose interests are tied in closely with those of the state is established within civil society. Through its cooperation the state can now extend its coercive power to practically every area of society.
=> Banker to join Government as Trade Minister
=> Treasury mulls bad bank for toxic debt
As Hoppe says in his book, before the alliance between the banks and the state, it was clear to see who in society were the parasites and who in society were the producers. As Mises also warned, once the bankers and the state created a counterfeiting coalition, a veil was drawn over the differences between parasites and producers, and a dangerous ongoing trend was established towards creeping national socialism.
That is the road on which we are now running, at full tilt, into the abyss of serfdom.
For more on how banks and the state coalesced to steal our wealth and how they took our wealth and freedoms along the way, check out chapter three of Hoppe's master work:
It is now time to start leaving the country. Do it in any way that you can. I understand that you may have difficulties doing this. I have similar difficulties myself. But get out. And take as much gold with you as you can, and other liquid hard assets.
If you a still a 'British' patriot, then leaving will be the best thing you can do. Because you will be taking your wealth and skills with you and leaving the parasites here less to steal from. This means they will die quicker and the next Margaret Thatcher will find it easier to arise, come in, and then sort this mess out. That might be the time to come back, though possibly you may find your pool, air conditioning, and low tax lifestyle a little too hard to give up.
And forget Cameron and Osborne, and all of their blue rinse cronies. They are part of the same shooting match. Getting out of this mess is going to take a stronger revolution than perhaps even the one we had in 1979, and it will take much more than the frizzy hair of a Sir Keith Joseph to get it started.
Help them, whoever it is, by getting out. If you can. Alas, I may still be here when you get back, a greatly impoverished husk of a man, but to save this country we all need to try to leave it before capital controls and other exodus-reducing measures are also brought in to stop us.
The Gulag is on its way, one bailout at a time. You have, as they say, been warned.