Bad news for the socialistsAugust 11, 2012 Tim WorstallThe English5 CommentsLondon 2012: Baton blunder It appears that us Brits just aren\’t all that good at this collective stuff……. previousBit of a problem for the health scare de jour peoplenextLook, I expect politicians to be stupid but who is this Dan Poulter cunt? 5 thoughts on “Bad news for the socialists” chris August 11, 2012 at 11:58 am As the US women’s sprint relay team broke the world record, it seems Americans are great at collectivism. It might be better to regard passing the baton as an exchange, rather than as an act of collectivism. Balls of Fire August 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm Or co-operation. The Stigler August 12, 2012 at 10:41 am Well, we used to be. We won the 4×100 at Athens. In previous Olympics and World Championships, we’ve won medals for the relays. The problem is that we have gone from being a nation that was pretty good at sprinting to one that is pretty ropey and a lot of that is about how funding is allocated in order to game the medals table. If you’re likely to get on the podium for the 50km walk, you’ll get more money than a top 8 finisher in the 100m. taylor August 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm Wow, what arsehole. only a complete twat would make such a comparison. PaulB August 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm We seem to have done well in the rowing, which, except for single sculls, is a co-operative activity. Huzzah for socialism. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.