Ritchie\’s plan for the economyApril 27, 2011 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie10 Comments1. Raise taxes. 2. All the unemployed to be given government jobs. 3. That\’s it! previousMadame NhunextTimmy elsewhere 10 thoughts on “Ritchie\’s plan for the economy” Serf April 27, 2011 at 11:45 am That should work wonders for state sector productivity. Falco April 27, 2011 at 11:53 am So he’s in favour of workfare? Shurely shome mishtake? Rational Anarchist April 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm My Plan: 1. Lower taxes 2. All the unemployed to be given lower benefits, government to be severely curtailed, no govt employee to be on more than the PM, etc 3. ??? 4. Profit! Brian, follower of Deornoth April 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm Surely some iteration will be necessary? Noel Scoper April 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm I like the maths where paying someone 25K only actually “costs” 2K due to the recovered tax and benefits not paid out. Doesn’t that prove that taxes and benefits are too high? Perhaps Ritchie could employ some people, after all it will help the economy. Bilbao boy April 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm Tim With your ability to summarise we all get to understand. Except….. you know who David Gillies April 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm My solution: Richard Murphy to be boiled in a giant fucking vat of piss. RMIAC. Surreptitious Evil April 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm I think, somewhere in that incoherent rambling, he does hint that getting the eff out of the EU would be a good thing. So we’re slowly getting through. But I particularly liked: “all but an elite suffer in what you propose” in answer to a commentator who proposed the Nordic model. All but an elite suffer in Sweden, glory child of the Toynbee set? Mais, non, monsieur! Marksany April 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm These new govt jobs for the unemployed should be very highly paid, so that more tax will be raised. If the pay was high enough, the tax raised would pay the defect off. simples. Remittance Man April 28, 2011 at 11:36 am Why is this news? The above plan is standard fare in socialist circles and Richie is a socialist. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.