Friday, November 17, 2006

Thanks for nothing, Mr Friedman

Do you ever wonder why British train fares are the highest in the world? Or why gas and electricity bills now take up such a large part of ur incomes? Or why the gap between rich and poor just keeps getting wider and wider? Or why British manufacturing industry no longer exists?
It's all because we listened to this man.

8 comments:

stuart said...

pathetic

TheRedLeopard said...

J.K. Galbraith said that asking Friedman to advise on economic planning was like asking the Holy Father to counsel on the operations of a birth control clinic. That says it all, really.

Ross F said...

Gas and electricity prices fell significantly after privatisation. They have risen somewhat in recent years because of global oil prices which can hardly be pinned on Friedman.

Anonymous said...

Well of course, controlled economies are so much better than low-tax, successful, less government socities - NOT.

Clark - get that socialist chip off your shoulder, you pathetic anti-libertarian

Anonymous said...

Oh and another thing. The main reason why there is little manufacturing in Britain is because Korea, China, Germany et al do it better. Their societies were/are more forward thinking and flexible. That was certainly the case in the 1970's and 80's compared to the then over unionised UK.

Neil Clark said...

Jeremy, I've had a look at your blog and I must say that your judgement on economics and politics is nowhere near as good as your judgement on films. By the way, the Ealing classic with Dennis Price and Alec Guinness is called 'Kind Hearts and Coronets', not 'Of Kind Hearts and Coronets'.

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Anonymous said...

Jeremy- I bet all those untold thousands in Chinese gulags would appreciate your opinion that their country is/was "more forward-thinking and flexible" than dear old Blighty.