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We are not there yet, alas

It's sad to watch America take the path to perdition trodden by Britain since 1946. Money for nothing is a myth. There is always a price to pay. Britain has certainly paid a price in moral decay, as more and more of our people take no responsibility for the welfare of themselves, their family or their nation. All this, while loudly proclaiming how much more they 'care' for others than the wicked people who actually create the wealth to feed, house and 'educate' them all.


America still has some economics professors (and others) trying to reason the Entitled Ones away from the siren voices of the statist politicians of right and left. Britain's academia, however, is at the very heart of the national swamp of entitlement. We may have no (or at least very few) teachers left to tell our young people that these ideas are both wicked and wrong, but life will do it in the end. The hard way, alas.

h/t Maggie's Farm


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I would love to think so, but the standard of public discourse is very poor. It's not encouraging, but I hope you are right. Happy New Year to you too.


I was in a humbugish mood last night, but a radio show rather lightened my disposition.

Iain Dale was trying to have a chat with his listeners about the US elections and Obama's potential opponents. Yet time and again all the callers wanted to talk about was Ron Paul. British young people who have rejected the political education they've been spoon fed and turned to the only resource they trust, the internet. They talked of honesty, integrity and constitution.

Perhaps all is not lost.

Happy New Year

barnacle bill

I have this nagging doubt that a lot of the Euro's problems are being orchestrated by the Yanks to keep attention away from what is going on with the US Dollar and just generally the whole Wall Street thing.

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