What funAugust 28, 2018 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie21 CommentsHe’s put his democratic socialism piece up where all can comment. What fun, eh? previousThese people are madnextM. Hulot is on ‘oliday 21 thoughts on “What fun” moqifen August 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm i note that the moron can’t keep in a straight line regarding taxation. Yesterday it was tax controls inflation as is not needed to finance spending, today” To help achieve this the state has to tax, because it has had to spend.” Professor charlatan. moqifen August 28, 2018 at 2:37 pm My comment on the site seems to have been deleted, so maybe not free to comment after all. Bloke in London August 28, 2018 at 2:47 pm I assume the site name Brave New Europe is intended to be ironic? In Huxley’s similarly-titled novel, the socialism was anything but democratic… BraveFart August 28, 2018 at 2:50 pm Moq Did you include any of – far-left, obnoxious, piggy-eyed, thick, tenured, fat, cvnt – in the text comment? BraveFart August 28, 2018 at 2:53 pm BIL Oh, didn’t spot the name of the website, so rather apposite that they feature an article by an epsilon semi-moron then. They can hardly prevent me from posting with my name? moqifen August 28, 2018 at 3:49 pm @bravefart – no. I just asked why his position on tax had changed from only needed to control inflation to needed to finance spending. Might have mentioned magic money tree. The Meissen Bison August 28, 2018 at 4:11 pm Strapline: Politics and Economics: Expertise with a radical face should more properly read Ignorance with a fat face. My comment hasn’t got through and I honestly didn’t include any of the words in BF’s list. I pointed out that countries that styled themselves Democratic Socialist didn’t have a glowing record of respecting individual liberty. I couldn’t resist pointing out that as a noun the word “socialist” couldn’t mean “for the people” because that would be an adjective and maybe nouns weren’ in the current five year plan? Van_Patten August 28, 2018 at 4:26 pm Tim Only you got through so far – and my guess is you will be gone shortly. In a ‘democratic socialist’ state I am afraid ‘far right trolling’ in not permissible. More to follow on the post but suffice to say Murphy continues to excel. If manufacture of Straw men generated an income he’d be a billionaire. Andrew K August 28, 2018 at 4:35 pm There are rather more comments under the article in the version at Ely Towers. This exchange for example, where the fists have been hitting the keyboard rather hard: Dom S says: Nobody to my knowledge claims it works because nobody claims it exists. I’ve asked you to name one economist that claims all markets are empirically perfect as you suggest (ie that monopolies, oligopolies etc. don’t exist). Can I take it that despite it being ‘widely taught’, you can’t actually name one person who teaches it? Reply Richard Murphy says: I game every teacher of every first year undergraduate course Now stop wasting my time Rob August 28, 2018 at 5:20 pm i note that the moron can’t keep in a straight line regarding taxation. Yesterday it was tax controls inflation as is not needed to finance spending, today” To help achieve this the state has to tax, because it has had to spend.” Professor charlatan When the facts change, he changes his mind. What’s wrong with that? When they change again tomorrow he’ll change it back. Again, what’s wrong with that? And next Tuesday he will change his mind eleven times in the space of four hours as the facts oscillate rapidly. Again, I appeal to you in a candid manner, what is wrong with that? The Meissen Bison August 28, 2018 at 5:26 pm He is a tonic! jgh August 28, 2018 at 5:48 pm When are his first tranche of students due to hit the job market, and then start suing for their money back? moqifen August 28, 2018 at 5:55 pm @Rob – but the facts haven’t changed. Either tax pays for spending or it doesn’t. He doesn’t change his ideas as facts change- he isn’t intelligent enough for that. He’s just a fuckwit. moqifen August 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm Tried to post another comment – “I’d be very happy to hear your opinion. Best regards Richard” – that’s alie – how many comments been deleted today. Didn’t accept it. Looks like closed comments after tim posted. He is such a big coward. Gamecock August 28, 2018 at 7:28 pm Murphy didn’t write this. I’ve read his stuff; this isn’t his. Theophrastus August 28, 2018 at 7:32 pm Comments are an integral aspect of BRAVE NEW EUROPE. Any reasonable or constructive comments, which contribute to the discussion and debate are welcome. 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Suspect McDonnell has a long memory though. moqifen August 28, 2018 at 10:59 pm do @theophratus – same as truk – agree with me or else. Interested August 29, 2018 at 12:22 pm @Rob ‘When the facts change, he changes his mind. What’s wrong with that? When they change again tomorrow he’ll change it back. Again, what’s wrong with that? And next Tuesday he will change his mind eleven times in the space of four hours as the facts oscillate rapidly. Again, I appeal to you in a candid manner, what is wrong with that?’ Ha ha pmsl – this basically does describe him though! Moqifen – I think you may have missed the sarcasm… Southerner August 29, 2018 at 1:25 pm My comment is also in Limbo. I merely said that it all sounded extremely interesting and I would like to know more about the free stuff. moqifen August 29, 2018 at 2:06 pm @interested. I noted the sarcasm, but as the potato doesn’t do facts – they get in the way of his cockeyed theories, so the humour fell flat. 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