So Ritchie’s blog is all trolling then, is it?

Richard Murphy says:
June 6 2016 at 4:51 pm
I am aware of your past pattern of comment

It is always the same: what appears a reasonable comment at first descends into a breach of the comments policy very rapidly

And yes, promotion of neoliberal dogma is a contravention of the comments policy because this blog is not about celebrating failure but is instead about how to find alternatives to it

Dammit, even the IMF is doing that now

Wasting time on failed ideology is trolling as a result

If only he realised how many of his proposed solutions have already been tried and found wanting.

14 thoughts on “So Ritchie’s blog is all trolling then, is it?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    He needs to go the Full Retard and just admit that contradicting him is a violation of the comments policy.

    Which is pretty much the reality. He should admit it.

  2. Tim

    You’d need a degree, even a scintilla of historical understanding, and even a hint of self-awareness to undergo the process of understanding the point you make above. One of the most hilarious quotes he pulls out from time to time is the following from J.M Keynes:

    “Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back”

    He fails to realise this describes him to a tee – I think a number of the excellent contributors on here have diagnosed him as the poster-child for the ‘Dunning-Kruger Effect’ and this is simply further evidence of that….

  3. I don’t know why you waste your time trying to comment at TRUK, except to affirm how illiberal the fat twat is.

    The only way to be guaranteed to be allowed to comment there is to comment favourably on the quality of Murphy’s stools that day.

  4. Actually, today’s order of the supreme brown tongue goes to John D (unless it was a piss take, in which case hats off to you sir):

    “Your blog, Richard, is a beacon of hope and light. It has always astounded me as to how you find the time not only to write it daily but also to engage with the comments so swiftly.”

    Reminds me a little of the Python skit about GB Shaw:

    Your majesty is like a stream of bat’s piss.

  5. BraveFart, I think I can trump that comment. Murph seems even more worried about imminent disaster than usual and has posted twice today on the subject. A certain P.Barin comments:

    “I would trust your professorial insight more than I would trust a stockmarket’s ability to read the economic runes. I fear you won’t be wrong for too long, even if your forecasts may have cost people money in the short term. I’m certainly heeding your advice and liquidating part of my pension savings in anticipation of the coming collapse.”

  6. LOL well done!

    Exactly the tone that has Murphy stroking himself to wetness, but what is P Barin, an anagram of P brain?

  7. Rocco/BF

    An interesting confluence of evil in the comments on that section – Dickie, Horrocks and Murphy himself all saying contentedly ‘Marx was right’ – odious in the extreme, I am only hoping the coming downturn hits them especially hard and wish the government would get on with the introduction of a Socialist tax to cause them real discomfort and force their flight to ‘more amenable’ jurisdictions:

    A flavour here:

    Dickie: ‘if even half of what is alleged here WAS proposed by Marx, then he truly was the astonishing analyst and prophet many have proclaimed’

    Murphy: It is an excellent analysis

    It’s Marx with hindsight, I think it fair to say

    But so what? To pretend Marx has nothing useful to say is absurd’

    Horrocks: A superb read. Thanks for posting the link, Andrew.

    From the many excellent points made I’d highlight this as a summary of exactly what the Tories have been up to in government since 2010:

    ‘It would in its final stages pillage the systems and structures that made capitalism possible. It would resort, as it caused widespread suffering, to harsher forms of repression. It would attempt in a frantic last stand to maintain its profits by looting and pillaging state institutions, contradicting its stated nature.’’

    And to end it off, Murphy himself:

    ‘All arguments I made, less succinctly, in The Courageous State’

  8. Extraordinary stuff! I wonder how these folk would react if the Cossacks came riding through…or ISIS, if they think that Cameron and Google are in the same league.

    My only thought about P Barin is that there was a Prince Barin in the Flash Gordon movies. Wasn’t he Flash’s best friend in his struggle against Murph the Merciless?

  9. V_P, you can almost imagine Humpty poring over Das Kapital and writing “my thoughts exactly” in the margins.

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