The Senior Lecturer should read some Mancur Olson

It is as if the modern state has a split identity. There is a part that is seen on the High Street, or wherever it meets real need, and another part that acts like a parasite sucking the life blood of that real activity by transforming its surpluses into rent for a few.

What bureaucracies (and others) show is that this parasitical operation can function for a while. And then it kills the host.

That process of death by rent extraction does not happen overnight, but I suspect the outcome is inevitable. If so, no wonder the current form of statism – which I rightly called ‘feral’ – is dying.

12 comments on “The Senior Lecturer should read some Mancur Olson

  1. …which I rightly called…

    I believe the appropriate French term is “gonflé”, which I have rightly applied to him…..

  2. Some supposed parasites are actually essential, for example the community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, it has been suggested the eukaratic cell evolved as a consequence of parasitic activity. I am dubious about this metaphor from the start.
    Instead of these faintly Fascist ideas about cleaning pollutants form the body why not start form where we are and evolve to something better
    The line between state and no state has rarely been clear cut and whilst I see little of value top be ,earned from old East Germany , there is plenty in Scandy ,Germany France we might usefully adapt .
    You may privatise wasteful, activity and have the US legal system instead of a stronger state but it is not clear that there is any obvious way to make things perfect and plenty to suggest the effort is a delusion . This sort of utopian illusion is behind Brexit of , a refusal to accept that what we have got may be imperfect but tearing it up is unlikely to get us anywhere better

  3. Mr Newmania clearly believes that parasites have more rights than their hosts. Brexit is about accepting that the body may have intestinal worms and leeches on the skin, but it is about divesting oneself of surplus (foreign) worms and leeches while accepting that their are some one will never be free of.

  4. Facepainter–are you shagging Reedy or summat?

    Cos your latest load of shite sounds like some mixed-economy bollocks Reedy might pen were he greedy, self-serving,deceitful, well-off, middle-class, cultural Marxist , treasonous. London Bubble BluLabour ReMainiac trash like you. Instead of the cheap bedsit, no class, cultural Marxist, middle of no-fucking where but stranded in 1950s leftism, treasonous ReMainiac twat he is.

  5. “Some supposed parasites are actually essential, for example the community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract…”

    Gut flora are symbiotes, not parasites.

  6. “Gut flora are symbiotes, not parasites.”
    One of the problems of the left is that they cannot tell the difference between a symbiote and a parasite.

  7. The man who loves to suck the cock of landowners especially if they are in foreign said but tearing it up is unlikely to get us anywhere better
    Well there are 10 non-EU territories in N or W Europe, of which only one is worse off ( GDP/head by PPP ) than its nearest EU neighbour. The fact that Nanny May thinks a bastard cunting hybrid daughter of the odd one out and Afghanistan is the best model to follow in no way invalidates the statement that you are likely better off in this part of the world if you are not an EU member.

  8. “There is a part that is seen on the High Street, or wherever it meets real need, and another part that acts like a parasite sucking the life blood of that real activity by transforming its surpluses into rent for a few.”
    The few being the politicians and others who are paid by the state out of the money screwed out of the workers.

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