More on Venezuela’s socialismNovember 21, 2018 Tim WorstallEconomics16 CommentsIt’s the very fact of the price fixing that allows, encourages, the thefts and the bribes. previousSniggernextInteresting sentence 16 thoughts on “More on Venezuela’s socialism” Oblong November 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm This is what happens when the only market is the black market. Bloke in Germany November 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm You call the Bolivar “toilet paper money”, but you can’t actually buy toilet paper with it. Dennis the Peasant November 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm I blame Trump. Excavator Man November 21, 2018 at 7:34 pm DtP – Not Fatcha? Dennis the Peasant November 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm Nope. Rule 1: Always blame the Republican for anything that happens anywhere. Rule 2: See Rule 1. Pcar November 21, 2018 at 8:22 pm OT – Good article Where were the Brexit [style] no deal warnings during the Scottish independence debate? …Curiously, those same ‘experts’ didn’t flag up such purported risks associated with Scotland leaving the EU and the UK without a deal four years ago; and Scottish independence would have inevitably been a no-deal exit from both. The EU, and for that matter the rest of the UK, could not have negotiated any kind of trade arrangement with Scotland until it became a sovereign state – that is, until it was already out of the UK and thus out of the EU. Yet no one suggested, as they now suggest about Brexit, that ‘no deal’ would mean the imposition of a blockade. Not even the most ardent unionists warned of plagues of super-gonorrhea and of Prime Ministers being deprived of insulin. Why not? The answer says a lot about the true nature of the EU and its attitudes to Britain, which are very different from English attitudes to Scotland … So either no deal holds no terrors, or terrors have to be confronted, as we once confronted Napoleon. Defending our independence, and by extension that of every European people, from an historically vengeful European Empire is worth more than a container-load of Brie. . Whinging Spongers we don’t need or want, but pay for Refugees are being forced to live in filthy homes in the UK like the homes the left, official report finds Asylum seekers who have survived torture in their home countries are being forced to live in filthy, vermin-ridden, damp properties, an official report suggests. … There were also long delays in getting repairs done. One new mother had to wait a month for someone to assemble a cot for her new baby, while others waited two weeks for a light bulb to be changed. Forced? Really? They are free to leave if they don’t like it – they’ve obviously proved they can do that. Assemble your cot yourself you lazy cow. Change your own damned lightbulbs. Where’s JuliaM’s tiny violin? Steve November 21, 2018 at 8:24 pm OT, Nadine Dorries seems to be one of only a handful of Tory MP’s who realise (or care) that Theresa May’s disastrous leadership is setting us up for our own Venezuela-style regime: https://order-order.com/2018/11/21/nadine-dorries-blasts-handful-ergers-mammoth-whatsapp-message/ bloke in spain November 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm “others waited two weeks for a light bulb to be changed.” These are foreigners, aren’t they? I’ve rented in several countries & the only one I’m aware of, you get provided with light bulbs, is the UK. It’s not even unusual to not get light fittings to screw them into. Just two wires hanging from the ceiling. Someone’s taking the piss here & it probably wasn’t the whatevers. Surreptitious Evil November 21, 2018 at 9:06 pm If Nadine (no, really, I’m not utterly three stops past Plaistow, and I’ll sue you if you can prove it) Dorries is the voice of something vaguely approaching reason, then we’ve crossed the imbecility event horizon. Steve November 21, 2018 at 9:09 pm Strange times, SE. Pcar November 21, 2018 at 10:54 pm OT Fact – Not Friction : Exploding the myths of leaving the Customs Union A joint publication from the European Research Group and Global Britain Chris Miller November 22, 2018 at 12:06 am When one of my lightbulbs pops, no-one from the gummint has ever offered to come round and change it for me. My submission to the ECHR is already on its way. Martin November 22, 2018 at 1:54 am Is the lightbulb contracted to be fitted only by authorised people? Roué le Jour November 22, 2018 at 2:36 am Dennis the Peasant Are you misremembering this popular meme? Rule 1: [fill in the blank] Rule 2: There are no exceptions to rule 1 Rule 3: When in doubt, see rule 2 As a “migrant” in Thailand I am “forced” to live in whatever I can afford. If I can’t afford anything the government will provide this accommodation. Dennis the Peasant November 22, 2018 at 4:33 am Nope. Made my own. Roué le Jour November 22, 2018 at 11:06 am Fairy Nuff. 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.