YesAugust 9, 2018 Tim WorstallEconomics11 CommentsFrom our ever popular series of headlines we can answer: Is Turkey heading for an economic crisis? previousErr, yes, didn’t we all know this?nextIs he really this stupid? 11 thoughts on “Yes” ken August 9, 2018 at 10:37 am No, it’s not heading for one. It’s already in an economic crisis. Nautical Nick August 9, 2018 at 10:38 am For once, an exception to Betteridge’s Law….. RichardT August 9, 2018 at 10:43 am Isn’t the answer always supposed to be “no”? Bloke no Longer in Austria August 9, 2018 at 11:23 am I see that Maduro has taken a leaf out of Erdogan’s book and concocted a false-flag attack in order to round up the opposition. This is going to be quite a laugh ( not sure that’s what I mean ) with Turkey and Iran both on the verge of economic collapse and possibly revolution. dearieme August 9, 2018 at 11:38 am Why would Turkey be an exception? DocBud August 9, 2018 at 12:10 pm As the economy declines, repression is likely to go off the scale. Pat August 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm Repression may go off the scale, empire building will have to be curtailed. Pcar August 9, 2018 at 6:48 pm Dictators are rather good at destroying their country. Also, paranoid Why does China’s Xi hate Winnie the Pooh? https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/08/why-does-chinas-xi-hate-winnie-the-pooh/ Chester Draws August 9, 2018 at 8:24 pm Don’t say that Pcar, you’ll offend all the Pinochet fans round here! Yeah, I know he was better than Allende. That’s like saying Kruschev was better than Stalin. john 77 August 9, 2018 at 8:36 pm @ Pcar How many dictators have been slim when they left office and how many wished to admit their girth? Gaius J Caesar was, allegedly, an exception but that might be because he was assassinated before he planned to retire. john 77 August 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm @ Chester Draws Kruschev *was* better than Stalin – orders of magnitude better. Kruschev told people to farm Siberia instead of starving the Ukraine. We’re talking tens of millions of lives. That’s before we mention Stalingrad where Stalin wasted more than a million lives to prevent the Germans claiming a victory in a town that he renamed for himself by sending victims in there to be killed until the Germans ran out of bullets. While Pinochet rescued Chile from the Communists who were using Allende as a figurehead the difference between Stalin and Krushchev is more than the total,population of Chile. I am not saying Kruschev was as nice as Kennedy (or that either, or any other leader of the USA or USSR, was morally equal to SuperMac or Disraeli or Peel, – or Sir Alec, for that matter), just that you need a sense of proportion. 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.