May 8th, 2014

Quote of the Day

Birthday boy Hayek, would be 115 years old today…

“To be controlled in our economic pursuits means to be controlled in everything.”


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  1. 1
    Eddy Balls says:

    What would the great man have made of the Muppets fucking up our economies these days I wonder?

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    • 2
      nell says:

      I suspect he would have had a good laugh at militwit claiming to have the most superior intellect in the HoC!!

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      • 6
        Braveheart says:

        It’s inadvisable to be intellectually self-confident with a Second in PPE. Stella Creasy has a PhD, as do Eilidh Whiteford and Oliver Letwin, and even David Conman managed a First, albeit only in PPE.

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        • 8
          Braveheart says:

          To his credit, Millipede did try studying the Economics bit, but it doesn’t really show.

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        • 10
          jgm2 says:

          The Maximum Imbecile has a PhD. Though it’s obviously not worth the paper it’s printed on.

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          • Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

            Brown’s PhD was about a street in Edinburgh and his first degree in History.

            He has had no formal economics education and it shows

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        • 11

          There are those who stay on for a PhD because no-one will employ them. Obviously not the case with the 3 mentioned.

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    • 5
      Ned Ludd says:

      He would have said they are Muppets and they are fucking our economies up. Simples. still, George’s best man made a bomb out of the Royal Mail sell off, so why should they bother. They’ll have a war soon, and kill a few of us off, to distract us.

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      • 9
        Sue Denim says:

        But he would never use the expression “simples”.

        For a few minutes, many years ago, it was vaguely amusing. Now it is only ever used by the braindead.

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  2. 3
    Jean-Jacques from Geneva says:

    L’homme est né libre et partout il est dans les fers. Tel se croit le maître des autres, qui ne laisse pas d’être plus esclave qu’eux.

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      jgm2 says:

      I don’t disagree with his opening two sentences but the rest of it is Big Brother writ large.

      Only by suborning ourselves to the general will can we truly be free.

      French double-speak.

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      • 12
        Jean-Jacques from Geneva says:

        I don’t remember being on Big Brother. You must be getting me confused with George Galloway or someone.

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  3. 4
    Free the Max One says:

    Spare a Thought for our political prisoner ~ MaX.C

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  4. 14
    Freedom says:

    :)

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  5. 15
    Liberty's Constitution says:

    Cheers to the memory of a great man.

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  6. 17
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    William J H Boetcker provides us with similar wisdom. If you wanted a starting point for a manifesto this is it

    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.

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Gyles Brandreth writes in his memoirs:

“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



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