Thursday, April 27, 2006

The 'government waste' Adam Smithites won't cut

The neo-liberal think tank 'The Adam Smith Society' held a party in London last night (thanks to Timmy Worstall for the tip-off). The ASI is devoted to 'cutting government waste.' But I wager there are two areas of 'government waste' guests there would not have taken issue with- the £2.8m a day the British taxpayer is paying for the illegal war in Iraq- and the £6bn we have coughed up to subsidise Britain privatised railway companies. The ASI claims to be 'non-political'. But if this really is the case - why are they so silent on these two glaring examples of 'government waste'? I suggest readers who are interested in finding out an answer send them a polite email.
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1 comment:

Perry de Havilland said...

£6bn we have coughed up to subsidise Britain privatised railway companies

Surely you jest! I would be very surprised if the ASI really wanted a single tax funded penny spent on the 'privatised' railway system (and it is 'private' in the fascist sense of it is privately 'owned' provided you do with it what the state tell you to do with it).