So now it’s history he doesn’t understand

The reasons for this can be debated. I engaged in such argument in my book The Courageous State. In that book I argued that we live in a world where those with power do now, when they identify a problem, run as far as they might from it and say the market will find a solution. The market won’t do that. It is designed not to do so. Those suffering shit-life syndrome have, by default, little impact on the market. That’s one of the reasons why they are suffering the syndrome in the first place.

It’s the simple ignorance which is so annoying. The truly great fortunes have been made by the people who took something extant and then made it cheap, so the poor could afford it.

A million pennies a day is better than 100,000 tuppenys. As the history of every new newspaper has shown, the opening in the market is always at the bottom, to make it cheaper and gain the larger audience.

Ford didn’t make his money by moving up market, the Model T was the first working man’s car.

Sheesh.

We don’t just suffer shit life syndrome. We’re also suffering shit politician syndrome. And both are crippling.

Or as more than one fascist has put it, give me power and you’ll be farting through silk.

13 comments on “So now it’s history he doesn’t understand

  1. The penny post created a mass-market.
    But the most problems today are caused by governments deciding that they *must* supply a solution to every problem and failing to anticipate the problems created by the side-effects.
    IF only the governments did run away and let the markets find a solution …

  2. The shit-life people sit around all day watching TV. But how come TV is so cheap and plentiful in the first place that shit-life people can sit around all day watching it?

  3. What really hurts is his mutton-headedness. Instead of trying to fit his arguments to the facts, he simply ignores the facts.

  4. If you’re suffering from a shit life, get off your arse and make it better. I appreciate there are those who can’t but plenty of able bodied idlers sit around all day hoping Jeremy Corbyn will give them an extra twenty quid a week. It’s demeaning and inhuman.

  5. @john 77, August 19, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    IF only the governments did run away and let the markets find a solution …

    +1

  6. Just imagine what life is like when you are Captain Potato. He thinks someone designed something he calls “the market”. He wants politicians to decide everything and tells us that they are useless. What I am seeing in his recent posts is the onset of total despair as he realises that his life is never going to improve. It is fucked up beyond measure

  7. Rosanne which at least tried to show the shit life syndrome instead of the glossy life was cancelled because someone said something nasty and the chattering classes were all up in arms.
    Obviously he doesn’t bother with research as there’s plenty of tv shows that depict the life he’s describing.

  8. There’s that ‘suffering’ crap again.

    The Left is trying to convince people they should be suffering.

  9. Gamecock

    +1

    Without suffering the left ceases to have a point. So suffering must be endlessly re-defined so that it is always not having a little bit more than you have.

  10. we live in a world where those with power do now, when they identify a problem, run as far as they might from it and say the market will find a solution.

    Close, but he lost it with the last part – I’d like him to name one example over the past few years when anyone in government said they expected the market to find a solution.

    Governments these days run a mile from real problems and focus on irrelevant nonsense, such as laws against plastic straws.

    Something Must Be Done! And so the most incompetent political class in the history of the nation insists on Doing Something, which is hardly ever related to the problem and is guaranteed to be pointless yet harmful.

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