Another good week here at NOT PC, but sadly another week in which scandal outdid substance on the campaign trail, even as out in the real world the chickens of political economy were vividly coming home to roost. Here are the posts from this blog that rated best over the last seven days:
- REISMAN: It's Not Laissez Faire, Stupid!
By far the most popular post was not mine, but my link to George Reisman's outstanding article on the economic crisis:
The Myth that Laissez Faire Is Responsible for Our Financial Crisis.
People said, "that's the definitive article on the US economic woes for me, thus far." "Superb." "The greatest economist since Mises strikes again." "WOW! Reisman hits it out of the park!" and "The sad thing is that those who need it most won't read it..." All of these things are true, so don't let that stop you putting it in front of those who need to read it most.
- Stossel's Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics
This is making me look lazy. Another post, another set of links, this time to a superb John Stossell television special. Start here: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics, Part one.
- The best garden shed in Hamilton
Some say that architecture is just for cathedrals and public buildings. Bollocks. Good architecture is for every building, no matter how apparently humble.
- Greens: Vote for [.........]?
Why not make up your own Green billboards? I did. They're a lot more honest than the ones asking your vote to impoverish someone else's kids.
- "So, are you going to vote for yourself this year?"
Helensville Libertarianz candidate Peter Osborne asks punters the question at the Titirangi markets.
So, are you? Or are you going to vote to make someone else's kids poorer instead?
- F*** fireworks fun
Nanny's war against fun on fireworks night continues apace.
For years now we've been banned from buying anything that goes BANG!
And this year we're being all but banned from being able to buy them at all.
- John Maynard Keynes: The destroyer of monies
Deborah Hill Cone confesses in this morning's Herald to "swotting up on John Maynard Keynes."
For Galt's sake woman, why!? You'd be better off using his writing to light this year's bonfire.
What Should Alan Bollard Have Done? Sure as hell not what he did do. When it's time to stop spending and replenish the pool of real savings, what effect do you think dropping interest rates will have? Answers on a postcard, please.
Lots of good reading there -- and let let me leave you with a question: Whom should we string up on our bonfire tomorrow night? Any bright ideas for our guy? Suggestions so far include Helen Clark, John McCain, John Key, John Maynard Keynes (in the future, all arseholes will be called John), Barack Obama (got to be careful about the proximity of burning crosses though), Winston Peters and Alan Greenspan. And depending on how the Wallabies do, there might even be a late call for Dingo Deans. Post your ideas in the comments.
Cheers, and enjoy your weekend,