Timmy elsewhereJune 24, 2014 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere8 CommentsAt the ASI. The Cuyahoga River fire isn’t quite the story we’re generally told. previousThat’s finenextBecause prohibition works so well, eh? 8 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” Tim Newman June 24, 2014 at 9:17 am It links in with something you used to bang on about on here, that legislation is brought in when social attitudes have changed to the point where such legislation is possible, i.e. decriminalising homosexuality, race discrimination laws, etc. But the politicians and their hangers-on then trumpet the law as being essential in bringing about the social change, when in face the change was happening anyway. So Much for Subtlety June 24, 2014 at 9:53 am Don’t worry. The US government is on it. If the past doesn’t agree with present day political needs, down the memory hole it goes, and voila, a new reality is created: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10916086/The-scandal-of-fiddled-global-warming-data.html 1984 was supposed to be a warning, not a how-to PaulB June 24, 2014 at 11:12 am But air quality has been improving in London since 1500 according to Bjorn Lomborg That’s not much of a ‘but’. Lomborg is notoriously unreliable with the facts. Mr Ecks June 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm Lomborg smells sweet indeed next to the pack of lying leftist pukes who support AGW–ie socialist tyranny to avoid supposed AGW. So Much for Subtlety June 24, 2014 at 10:47 pm PaulB – “That’s not much of a ‘but’. Lomborg is notoriously unreliable with the facts.” As usual Paul is Paul. If you look at that silly childish site, what it is mostly objecting to are not errors of fact but opinions it does not like. Even some of the alleged errors are actually not errors but differences of opinion. So Much for Subtlety June 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm Incidentally I have a new economic hero – a French politician who wants to punish people for …. not creating jobs: http://www.contrepoints.org/2014/06/24/169973-montebourg-veut-creer-des-emplois-en-penalisant-lemploi-non-cree?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Arnaud Montbourg just had a big new idea to bring about a bright future: imposing financial penalties for every job “not created.” “On job creation, we have asked for financial penalties: 50,000 Euros per job not created,” (Hat tip to Ace of Spades) Bloke in Costa Rica June 25, 2014 at 12:01 am SMFS: I saw that article too. A bit of translation might be in order: apparently Alstom-GE had bruited about some figure of 1000 jobs to be created. Up pops this spastic with the idea that GE should be fined €50,000 for each job ‘not created’ below that figure or, in other words an overmanning levy. And people still do business in France! I doubt you could beat the idea that jobs are a cost not a benefit into this guy with a pickaxe handle, although it should certainly be enthusiastically attempted. From the article: “But in what world does Montebourg live? he who has not created a single job in his life. If General Electric has promised to create the 1000 jobs it is only because it is sure it can create them, and not to escape the Montebourg penalty.” The rest of the article is basically a recitation of other economic truisms. That they need to be stated is evidence enough that France is basically doomed. Tant pis! They made their bed, now they can lie in it. So Much for Subtlety June 25, 2014 at 12:34 am Bloke in Costa Rica – “apparently Alstom-GE had bruited about some figure of 1000 jobs to be created. Up pops this spastic with the idea that GE should be fined €50,000 for each job ‘not created’ below that figure or, in other words an overmanning levy.” Actually I assumed it was because we all know that GE is lying. They have sweetened the take over by promising more jobs. They always do. But there is no way they are going to create even one new job. Alstom was almost by definition over-manned. They will cut jobs. I mean it is possible that with France’s laws, their failing management missed some new market niche that would bring in billions, but I doubt it. It is more likely that they did not relish a fight with the Unions. “That they need to be stated is evidence enough that France is basically doomed. Tant pis! They made their bed, now they can lie in it.” If only the Army was capable of another coup! That such a country with such a history should end up being the poorer half of Algeria is tragic. 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.