Some people, eh?August 28, 2017 Tim WorstallThe Blogger Himself36 Comments Tim @worstall's faith in the "free market" is so heinous and religiously fanatical-I sincerely believe he is more dangerous to us than ISIS — John Fremer (@nonaligned) August 28, 2017 Sheesh. previousAbsolutely terrible, a shocking level of inefficiency, 450 misses herenextIt’s amazing how few people Harvey has killed 36 thoughts on “Some people, eh?” Knowing Me, Knowing Steve August 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm Behead those who insult Timmy! Longrider August 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm The man clearly needs a sense of proportion… Excavator Man August 28, 2017 at 2:35 pm Once you look at his photo, and some of his other posts, you realise that he’s a twat. moqifen August 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm the mans a knobber Henry Crun August 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm Longrider…since when have lefties ever had a sense of proportion? Longrider August 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm I was being rhetorical 😉 Rupert Fiennes August 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm Aww, poor dear. If only they hadn’t brought in care in the community he could have whiled away his days in a looney bin, never having to listen to anyone telling him something he doesn’t agree with. Instead he can’t stop the world intruding, and he has to pay for the drugs 🙁 Fen Tiger August 28, 2017 at 3:51 pm And he calls himself “nonaligned”… Why are such people so lacking in self-awareness? Kevin Lohse August 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm Do we now refer to the blog owner as Timothy bin Worstall? Rev. Spooner August 28, 2017 at 4:04 pm Suresh? Surely it’s spelled ‘Daish’? Rev. Spooner August 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm Bloody autocorrect. Honestly, it was hilarious in the original. Possibly. John Davis August 28, 2017 at 4:22 pm …all depends who “us” are, of course. Matt RYan August 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm Yeah, Grade A twat with a massive complex. Mr Ecks August 28, 2017 at 4:54 pm What is the weird looking gizmo in the mini-photo to the left of the weird looking leftist? Weighing scale? Electric shaver? Sanity meter? Dennis the Peasant August 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm Based on his work history, it appears he’s desperately attempting to impress Harvard enough to give him a full-time job. He has no faith in the markets because the markets haven’t been all that kind to him… Theophrastus August 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm “Why are such people so lacking in self-awareness?” Because leftism is a psychopathology that insulates one from reality behind a thicket of fantasies? These are people who are more concerned with how they want the world to be than with discovering how the world works. Bloke In Taiwan August 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm In a sense, he’s right. The preference for free markets is poison to the totalitarian psychopathology that animates Leftist twats like him. Longrider August 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm The preference for free markets is poison to the totalitarian psychopathology that animates Leftist twats like him. Not to forget the planet sized pomposity. Peter in Bow August 28, 2017 at 6:25 pm Is this in the “Vainglory” section yet? mitch August 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm Longrider “If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.” ― Douglas Adams Rob August 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm “Nonaligned” Lol. Rob August 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm “I sincerely believe he is more dangerous to us than ISIS”. The ‘us’ is doing a lot of work there. Anyway, let us assume he actually means “the nation” here (enormous assumption) and imagine a scenario where “non-aligned (lol) hero is in a locked room with (a) TW or (b) an ISIS believer armed with a machete. Outcome? John Davis August 28, 2017 at 7:04 pm Rob Is that an instance of Schroedingers twat? MC August 28, 2017 at 7:04 pm I don’t want to go all Dave here but people who vocally disbelieve in the freedom of free markets are 90% of the time really complaining about the machinations of Da Joos. Diogenes August 28, 2017 at 8:02 pm Is he nonaligned or has he lost his bearings? I think the object he is holding is either a gas mask or an electricity meter. That he has taken a selfie with either object suggests a lack of sanity Bloke in North Dorset August 28, 2017 at 8:27 pm In a way he’s right. The chances of being harmed by ISIS are vanishingly small for most people. Tim uses logic and empirical evidence to destroy the left’s belief system, which affects all of them. wat dabney August 28, 2017 at 8:46 pm ‘Saying “Let the market handle it” is to reject a one-size-fits-all, centralized rule of experts. It is to endorse an unfathomably complex arrangement for dealing with the issue at hand. Recommending the market over government intervention is to recognize that neither he who recommends the market nor anyone else possesses sufficient information and knowledge to determine, or even to foresee, what particular methods are best for dealing with the problem. To recommend the market, in fact, is to recommend letting millions of creative people, each with different perspectives and different bits of knowledge and insights, each voluntarily contribute his own ideas and efforts toward dealing with the problem. It is to recommend not a single solution but, instead, a decentralized process that calls forth many competing experiments and, then, discovers the solutions that work best under the circumstances… In brief, to advise “Let the market handle it” is a shorthand way of saying, “I have no simplistic plan for dealing with this problem; indeed, I reject all simplistic plans. Only a competitive, decentralized institution interlaced with dependable feedback loops — the market — can be relied upon to discover and implement a sufficiently detailed way to handle the problem in question.”… While declaring “Let the government handle it” comes across as a solution, it’s no such thing. Instead, it is merely a sign of a simple and baseless faith — a simple and baseless faith that people invested with power will not abuse that power; that political appointees possess or will find better answers than will millions of people pursuing solutions in their own ways, and staking their own resources and reputations on their efforts; that only those ‘solutions’ that are spelled out in statutes and regulations and that have officials paid to implement them are true solutions. So yes, show me a problem and I’ll likely respond “Let the market handle it.” I’ll respond this way because I know that not only is my own meager knowledge and effort never up to the task of solving big problems but that not even the Einsteins or Krugmans or Bushes amongst us can know the best solution to any social problem. Solutions to complex social problems require as many creative minds as possible — and this is precisely what the market delivers.’ http://cafehayek.com/2006/03/a_simple_rule_f.html AndrewC August 28, 2017 at 9:17 pm “John Davis Is that an instance of Schroedingers twat?” +1. I’m going to remember that. And use it one day. And claim it as an ad lib. BniC August 28, 2017 at 10:08 pm I remember a while back when we had really bad snow and one of the local shopkeepers jacked up his prices, made some money on his stock, but a year later he had to sell up and leave as people didn’t take kindly to the lack of community spirit and stopped going to his sho. So I’d say the market is perfectly capable of dealing with price gouging, depends on your timescales to some degree Richard August 28, 2017 at 10:15 pm Is this his business? If so, it has a Murphyesque level of small-town pomposity: “From our office located in Deer Park Road (SW19) we are close South Wimbledon Tube and can access clients almost anywhere in England and Wales” Tel August 28, 2017 at 11:26 pm Old-style bloggers discovering that there are massive numbers of creepy leftists arseholes on Twitter! David Moore August 29, 2017 at 3:29 am Tel, isn’t the whole purpose of Twitter to keep all these people in one, easily ignored, place? abacab August 29, 2017 at 5:45 am “From our office located in Deer Park Road (SW19) we are close South Wimbledon Tube and can access clients almost anywhere in England and Wales” That’s a very telling phrase. HE can access clients. Strange. I always thought that my clients accessed me and not the other way around. But then I have a sense of humility that he apparently lacks. Interested August 29, 2017 at 7:26 am He seems to be based in Boston, MA, so I think it’s someone else with close links to Wimbledon tube. Richard August 29, 2017 at 9:56 am Interested said: “He seems to be based in Boston, MA, so I think it’s someone else with close links to Wimbledon tube.” Ah, yes, I’d missed that. Same business name, different continent. Van_Patten August 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm The ever excellent Bloke in North Dorset has it right. Understand this guy’s perspective. He’s never done a productive day’s work in his life. His entire raison d’etre is to foment imaginary grievances, take vicarious offence on behalf of various ‘minorities’ and extract a salary for a job in the Public or Third Sector which involves such activity. Tim, whose sometimes plain speaking many ‘normal’ people find quite amenable partly because it exposes the hypocrisy of people like ‘unaligned’ man, poses a direct threat to that activity and ambition. By contrast, ISIS offer no direct threat to him currently. Indeed thanks to the Kurds and Shia backed Iraqi troops they seem to be facing oblivion in Syria and Iraq (albeit something similar will no doubt arise from the ashes) Indeed, you could argue that by using ISIS as a means to highlight ‘Islamophobia’ they are in some ways his ally whereas Tim poses a clear and present danger to him. Of course most commentators here would rightly regard the guy as deranged put he is quite typical of many recent products of ‘higher’ education in the U.K. 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.