Murphism of the Day

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@RichardJMurphy Richard Murphy
@obotheclown Public Choice theory, like neoliberalism, is a blackboard fiction of right wing fantasists too frightened to look at reality
This from the man who repeatedly tells us that the Tories are only in politics in order to feather their own nests.
Doesn\’t he actually understand what public choice is?
Umm, that (some of the, perhaps) people in politics are only there to feather their own nests?

11 comments on “Murphism of the Day

  1. He does not like Public Choice Theory, or indeed any theory that explains how the world actually is, because he wants to live in a world where central planners are uncorrupt, high-minded and perceptive people such as, er, himself.

    The guy is truly one of the Great Minds of our age.

    Not.

  2. Jeez! my first ever look at a Twitter feed(?)
    And people do that for amusement?
    Haven’t they ever heard of masturbation?

  3. One thing I really don’t understand about Murphy.

    He hates the Cameron government. He hated the Thatcher government. He presumably hated (or at least strongly disapproved of) the Major and Blair governments.

    Even if he grudgingly approved of the Brown government, that is still less than 3 years out of the last 32 years where he supported what the government was doing – less than 10% of the time.

    Yet he wants to give more power to these governments of which, 90%+ of the time, he disagrees with almost everything they stand for.

    Is he insane?

  4. “Is he insane?”

    Asking that question of the man who wants to kill the economies of three British Crown Dependencies affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people?

    You see his sandy hair and his double chin and his soft, unoffensive Middle England accent and you realise what Hannah Arendt meant with “the banality of evil.”

  5. Johnson, that’s evil rather than insanity; he does actually want to destroy those economies, so it’s rational that his policies will do so.

    But to want to hand power to governments, whilst also saying that 90% of those governments will do the wrong thing with that power, looks like insanity to me.

  6. “But to want to hand power to governments, whilst also saying that 90% of those governments will do the wrong thing with that power, looks like insanity to me.”

    Ah, no, because the underlying presumption behind his pronouncements (and from all similar people) is that the power would be wielded BY HIM. And he being an all wise being with insight beyond us mere neo-liberal untermenschen, such power would be correctly applied 100% of the time.

  7. No, I think what he’s saying is that eveil nasty Tory bigots are there to line their own nests, pay their mates public money and grind the faces of the poor into the dirt. People Richie approves of are there solely for the public good and have no thought for self advancement, reward or aggrandisment, thus making them in the words of Nigel Molesworth, the goriller of 3B, “brave noble and feerless cheers cheers cheers”

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