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  1. The welfare state has created more suffering than it ever alleviated. If the money had been ploughed into R&D and investment instead, millions of people now rotting on benefits would have had rewarding, well paid jobs and happy productive lives. The welfare state doesn't give people hope - it destroys hope.
  2. Sorry, but this is just blah, blah, blah. Personally I don't see why benefits aren't capped at minimum wage. I would also cap public sector pensions at 30k and not pay a penny out until state retirement age.
  3. The point is, the left can't have it both ways They can't complain about benefits being capped at AVERAGE wage then complain that people in work don't have enough to live on. The main reason people in work don't have enough to live on is because they are having to support people who don't work - but have an income they themselves can only dream of. We cannot have a society where the equivalent of the entire population of Greece are 'economically inactive' and expect those in work to pay for it.
  4. People also seem to have forgotten about the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1043236/Georgia-overrun-Russian-troops-scale-ground-invasion-begins.html I know this is a DM article - so it probably never happened.
  5. And there are now rumors that Lord Mandelson is going to emerge from his coffin and join the Pro Europe campaign As a Euro sceptic I can't think of a better way to persuade the British people to vote to leave
  6. Well yes, we are one of Germany's biggest export markets I think. Can't really see them cutting off their nose to spite their face.
  7. The fact remains that since we joined the EU its share of World trade has fallen from 25% t0 15% and in another decade it will be down to 10%. The point is - this gives a lie to the claims that if we left the EU we would have no one to trade with perhaps we could trade with the other 90% of the World who aren't disapearing into an economic and social black hole? When Napoleon imposed the Continental system on Europe - we ended up with a Global empire and they ended up losing out.
  8. Great post IMO Hope the Europhiles read it and think carefully about the future. Anyone who doesn't realise how serious things are is living in a fantasy world. If we want to keep our freedom and democracy in the UK we are going to have to make some sort of stand.
  9. I think you will find this is due to millions of years of natural selection. Large 'teams' of humans invariably 'out compete' both individual humans and smaller teams. Wishing things were any different is an entirely pointless exercise.
  10. Is that a picture of the gigantic arseh*le this thread is eventually going to disappear into?
  11. People used to pay Goldsmiths to store their Gold but then people also used to drag stuff around on sledges. Once things have been invented - you cannot uninvent them We can no more uninvent FRB than we can uninvent the wheel.
  12. In the type of state we now have - attempting to provide for yourself is the WRONG decision. The state wants EVERYONE to be entirely reliant on the state because how can anyone then reduce the size of the state? This was Nu Labour's big idea and its one and only achievement.
  13. Well exactly. If the state did not actively prevent people from providing for themselves there would be no systematic unemployment.
  14. The fact that they have plans is self evident and if their plans consistently came to fruition then they would indeed be superintelligent the problem is - their plans never work out the way they expect which of course proves they are not superintelligent - but are nevertheless largely responsible for what happens. The First World War is a prime example of this.
  15. These kind of exercises are completely artificial and entirely done for political propaganda purposes. To get a true picture you would have to examine each individual on a case by case basis and investigate what they were actually receiving, what they were actually entitled to and what they were actually spending their money on. There is absolutely NO reason for anyone to walk the streets barefoot charity shops are full of shoes and if you walked in barefoot they would give you a pair for free. As another example a guy sat in the street begging in a town I visit is a few yards from a Salvation Army centre which I know would help him out if he was genuine. Also you could give a drug addict enough to live on but they still wouldn't have money for food. The welfare state has created these problems by destroying peoples ability to take care of themselves in fact, worse than that, it has destroyed their desire and motivation to even want to take care of themselves.
  16. Probably for the first time ever - I agree. By the mechanism outlined the elites of Europe have made their citizens debt slaves to Germany for at least the next 20 years. They have made themselves rich beyond their wildest dreams in the process but of course everything depends on the people of Europe agreeing to be debt slaves to Germany for the next 2-3 decades personally I don't there's a cat in Hells chance of this happening.
  17. What has broken the system is the size, cost and interference of the state not people trying to get rich by making stuff people actually want and selling it to them at a price they can afford.
  18. The elites of Europe have gotten obscenely rich at the expense of the people of Europe and the people of Europe will not stand it for much longer unlike the people of the UK they have 'form' what you are seeing is the last days of 'Rome'
  19. Sadly, the only way anyone has ever managed to achieve equality of outcome is by making everyone equally poor. All you can achieve in reality is equality of opportunity and we are a very, very long way off achieving even that.
  20. As someone else has said - this is all very simple. The basic principle of Keynesianism is that the State runs a surplus and pays down debt in good years so that it can stimulate the economy by borrowing and spending during lean years classic counter cyclical spending. The problem is - the State ran a buget deficit and racked up record levels of debt during the greatest boom in history so it simply cannot now borrow and spend the economy back to prosperity. It is no coincidence that most Keynesians are left wing as the left have always believed that the state is the answer to everything and that you can print wealth which it isn't and you can't. The problem for the left now is that the only real solution is to dismantle most of what they have spent since the end of WW2 trying to create. The fact that what they have created is a monster doesn't seem to make it any easier for them to accept that the game is over.
  21. They were poor before. And now they are in charge of their own destiny - they are poor once again. Are the people of Zimbabwe richer since the white farmers had their land seized? Do the people of Zimbabwe have more food? Rich people do not make a country poorer otherwise the poorest countries would have the most rich people and they don't. The richest countries have the most rich people
  22. As some people have mentioned life expectancy will shortly start to fall. Since the advent of universal healthcare the general health of the population has just steadily declined. The people who are 90 now were born in a period of high infant mortality they did not have the money to over eat or smoke and drink themselves to death and they generally got far more physical exercise. The huge percentage of people who are now obese in their teens, twenties and thirties will simply not live to this sort of age and this does not account for those who smoke and drink themselves to death.
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