WordApril 3, 2012 Tim WorstallQuote of the Day10 CommentsThe biggest-ever experiment in back-to-the-land hippie lifestyle is now known as the Dark Ages. Matt Ridley. previousRitchie on educationnextIt\’s amazing what tax abuse is these days, isn\’t it? 10 thoughts on “Word” Offshore Observer April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm Bubonic Plague, cholera, leprosy…. ahhh those were the days. Matthew L April 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm Bring out your dead, unless your environmentally friendly decomposable coffin has rotted prematurely. bilbaoboy April 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm Textbook for schools? to counteract the doomsayers? outsider April 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm Optimism is a wonderful trait but can be overdone – eg at Northern Rock Andrew Duffin April 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm Biggest ever or biggest so far? Matthew L April 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm A cynic is what an optimist calls a realist – my favourite quote from my favourite programme. Pingback: My word! « Left Outside blokeinfrance April 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm Bastiat, from chapter Machinery in Seen & Unseen. Johnathan Pearce April 4, 2012 at 8:14 am Having said all of that, let’s not forget that the more “civilised” Romans used system that also probably commends itself to some central planning types: slavery. Not everything changed for the worse when the Vandals, Goths and Millwall fans trashed Rome. dearieme April 4, 2012 at 10:55 am That’s yer Viscount Ridley now, b’ain’t he? P.S. The bloody German and Irish invaders used slavery too, you silly boy. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.