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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Lock Up Granny, The Keynesians Are Coming.

The best way to help the next generation is for the government to get out of their way, not putting up road blocks like the minimum youth wage; and even before that, not creating a society where 20% of them are now born into a parent’s welfare benefit. Welfare was never meant for that. Micky Savage would be turning in his grave.

And by the way, Bernard, I noted the use of the word 'yet' in your second post: hardly comforting.


  1. What sort of retard thinks the poor, on fixed incomes, benefit from inflation?

    Hickey is a quack, he had a Damascene conversion to Krugmanism not too long ago, and makes the fatal conceit of thinking that government mandated transfers are morally righteous, without caring to look behind the curtain of collectivising vast groups of people as to their own circumstances.

    1. It's the way he - and every Left politician - so casually talk about confiscating people's property to fix problems as they perceive them, that is so chilling.

  2. Mark

    20% of them are now born into a parent’s welfare benefit

    since when did WFF stop being a welfare benefit?

    since when did Plunket, State Schools & State Hospitals stop being welfare benefits?

    The plain truth is that more like 80% of "Kiwi Kids" are born into welfare. That estimate's conservative, some say up around 95%.

    1. I stand happily corrected: you're dead right.

  3. What sort of retard thinks the poor, on fixed incomes, benefit from inflation?

    These days "the poor" aren't on fixed incomes - they're on inflation adjusted benefits from the state. So only people lose from inflation, people with liquid assets, not bludgers.

    Remember that if you had deposited say half a million pounds into Euros in Cyprus the day Gordon Brown lost the election - you'd better of today after the 25% confiscation than if you'd just kept the money in a bank in the UK. And you'd be far better off after a 25% confiscation in Euros than if Cyprus goes back to the Cypriot Pound.

    Of course, you've got to get your money out as soon as the banks reopen....

    1. That last step could be going to get quite tricky.