Timmy elsewhereOctober 28, 2016 Tim WorstallUncategorized15 CommentsCongratulations To Bolivarian Socialism – Venezuela’s Minimum Wage Rises To $65 A Month previousGood God, I agree with the SpudMeister!nextWell done Ritchie 15 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” monoi October 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm “There’s also nothing wrong with socialism. So, the workers own the means of production”. There is plenty wrong with socialism, and workers owning the means of production might exist in some form for a couple of companies and it works fine (although as usual, fine compared to what?) but are not really socialist experiments. bloke in spain October 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm Christ Forbes must be targeting some dim people. Today’s quote: “Today prepares us for tomorrow.” Advice for the temporally challenged? Rob Harries October 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm Write about UK Uber employment ruling tim. Be interested to hear your thoughts on what it may mean for Uber, Uber drivers and commuters. Charlie Suet October 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm All the Forbes QOTD are inane. They have a habit of quoting completely trivial people in an attempt to seem with it. Hallowed Be October 28, 2016 at 3:07 pm Today i was prepared for yesterday, tomorrow i will be prepared for today. Andrew C October 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm @Rob Harris Depends on their reasoning. ‘Worker’ isn’t quite employee. One thing workers don’t have is a chance to claim for unfair dismissal so there’d be nothing to stop Uber terminating every single contract at will. Uber’s business model means they take a % of the fare. If they have additional costs because of this, don’t be surprised if Uber’s charge to their drivers becomes % + the additional costs. Of course this case has fuck all to do with making things better for Uber drivers. It’s just the GMB (which has many black cab members) protecting their own interests. bloke in spain October 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm Re taxis http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/28/lily-allen-says-taxi-driver-refused-to-driver-and-told-her-to-fi/ If this did in fact happen. Which is probably doubtful. Snigger Not everyone wants you apologising for them, eh luv? BraveFart October 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm BIS, further down in that Telegraph piece is this gem. It should be made a condition of passing the Knowledge to undertake not to carry Yasmin AB. Yasmin alibhai-brown @y_alibhai “Last night, West Hampstead station, on my way to the Grunwick Strike event. Black cab driver doesn’t let me in:’Not taking foreigners today'” bloke in spain October 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm “…on my way to the Grunwick Strike event.” Well, I’ve heard of being late for a meeting but……….. BC October 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm Socialism is the state owning the means of production. Through pension funds the workers own quite a large part of the means of production in capitalist states. Tim Worstall October 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm No. Socialism is “not capitalists” owning the means of production. BC October 28, 2016 at 8:09 pm Very good! Rob October 28, 2016 at 9:48 pm “Well, I’ve heard of being late for a meeting but………..” Ha ha! Was she even in the country when that happened? Similar time, early seventies? Andrew K October 29, 2016 at 12:33 am According to Wikipedia, she moved to the UK from Uganda after graduating from Makerere University in 1972. It was “apres moi le deluge”: she left shortly before Idi Amin threw out the rest of Uganda’s Asians. john77 October 29, 2016 at 11:49 pm @ Andrew K The flood was the result of mankind’s evil: surely Yasmin AB has not done *quite* as much evil as the whole of pre-Noah mankind? 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.