Would you hire this bloke?

The Anglo-Saxon world is now learning the economic price of trying to turn the clock back. Through a referendum and an election in 2016, many Britons and Americans expressed a wish to return to a recognizable time before the disruptive elements of globalization, the digital revolution, and the increasingly free movement of peoples. As a result, the governments of both countries undertook explicit policies to unwind fundamental regulatory conditions to recreate the world order that preceded them: Brexit for Britain and the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the US.

Both policies were aggressively prosecuted by conservative governments. Both lost steam when they encountered political realities. Both have fallen afoul of constitutional obstacles that prevent the simple implementation of their goals. And both of these efforts have done economic damage to the countries that pursued them as solutions.

Our Tory govt aggressively pursued Brexit?

SAM NATAPOFF
Dr. Sam Natapoff is the President of Empire Global Ventures LLC (EGV) where he helps companies scale both internationally and abroad and is a leading expert in international economics and business consulting. He has a Ph.D. in International Relations from George Washington University.

One consultant not to hire, eh?

28 thoughts on “Would you hire this bloke?”

  1. many Britons and Americans expressed a wish to return to a recognizable time before the disruptive elements of globalization, the digital revolution, and the increasingly free movement of peoples

    I don’t think they did. I might give him the last point, if he amended ‘peoples’ to ‘violent 3rd world moochers to first world nations’.

    the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the US.

    WTF did that have to do with globalisation, digitalisation or immigration?

  2. The political elite and their backers are rewinding as back to Russia, pre liberation of the serfs. Truly they are the new aristocracy; representative democracy is dead.

  3. Alex – lol

    As a result, the governments of both countries undertook explicit policies to unwind fundamental regulatory conditions to recreate the world order that preceded them: Brexit for Britain and the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the US.

    Both policies were aggressively prosecuted by conservative governments. Both lost steam when they encountered political realities. Both have fallen afoul of constitutional obstacles that prevent the simple implementation of their goals.

    This is just – ‘ow you say? – lies, innit?

    I’ll skip over the bullshit about Brexit. The ACA was/is a well-documented disaster that did the exact opposite of what President Obama said it would. It made the already eye-watering cost of American healthcare skyrocket.

    The reason full repeal failed had nothing to do with it being inherently difficult, damaging, or unrealistic to repeal ACA. Repeal failed because a fake war hero and fake conservative by the name of John McCain dragged his cancer-riddled backside onto the Senate floor to vote “no”.

    Mr McCain had campaigned for years on repealing ACA, but like a lot of “conservatives” in the Western world, he was a shameless liar who operated out of a combination of spite and doing whatever big donors wanted. Many patriotic Americans – veterans in particular – hope they have bamboo cages in Hell.

  4. At least they’ve stopped pretending they dont hate everything Britain and the US stands for.

  5. ‘Americans expressed a wish to return to a recognizable time before’

    Lefty dog whistle, meaning the right wants to return to slavery. A bit of false dichotomy: you can allow unlimited, borderless invasion, or return to slavery.

  6. O/T but I see The Observer has an article headlined The Boeing scandal is an indictment of Trump’s corporate America (Will Hutton). TBF the article itself makes clear that nearly all the key decisions and certification of the 737max took place long before #OrangeManBad entered the White House.

  7. “. . . the disruptive elements of globalization, the digital revolution, and the increasingly free movement of peoples . . . the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the US.”

    Nope. I would not hire him. If for nothing else that not understanding the ACA has nothing to do with globalization, the digital revolution, nor the free movement of people.

    “. . . undertook explicit policies to unwind fundamental regulatory conditions to recreate the world order that preceded them

    . . .

    Both have fallen afoul of constitutional obstacles . . .”

    Those two paragraphs aren’t internally consistent. If the ACA ‘fell afoul of constitutional obstacles’ – then there was no *need* for a policy to ‘unwind fundamental regulatory conditions’ because those conditions had not changed from what they were under the ‘world order that preceded them’.

  8. ‘Both policies were aggressively prosecuted by conservative governments.’

    Wut? Aggressive? Conservatives? Now that’s funny! I envision Diogenes, searching for an aggressive conservative. We had one, Trey Gowdy, but he left Congress.

    ‘Both have fallen afoul of constitutional obstacles that prevent the simple implementation of their goals.’

    I think he is saying that the repeal fell afoul.

    Which is also odd, as the courts have ruled ACA unconstitutional. And one wonders how Brexit is blocked on constitutional grounds.

    Stupid Republicans keep talking “repeal and replace.” Instead of “repeal, and have a nice day.”

    Same with Chiquita Krushchev’s Green New Deal. Instead of saying, “That’s cute, little girl,” some dumbass Republicans have proposed a “Real New Deal.” Being led around by the nose by AOC and Zack Exley.

  9. “Our Tory govt aggressively pursued Brexit” in the manner police pursue and kill armed robbers.

    Trump dislikes global trade so much he offered EU a bilateral free trade deal

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    @Gamecock April 7, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    +1

  10. “With annual revenues of £82 billion ($108 billion) in 2017, Britain’s automotive industry contributed an estimated £202 billion to the UK economy”
    So its input costs from raw materials and imported components were *minus £120 billion*!!
    And Salon appears to have published this with a straight face.

  11. Mr in Spain, I know you’re a gentleman of the kind who wouldn’t tell but, given some of your remembrances of our Pol, I must ask, since I am not a gentleman: did you ever?

    It’d give me the titters to think you did.

  12. Polly was actually quite pretty as a teenager albeit in a rather grim disapproving sort of way. A lifetime of Fabian dogma has done her no favours.

  13. The consultant is a lying sack of shite. Which is the dictionary definition of a remainiac and leftist. He needs reduction in the lie carrying capacity of his windpipe.

  14. Heaven forbid no, Mr Lud. But here’s a thing. I do have vague memories of a scruffy Liverpool girl in a leather jacket & greasy hair reckoned her old man was an actor or something. But student girls were always a fine hunting ground & ten a penny. Or cheaper in some cases. She may have had a name but not one you’d remember the next day.

  15. Not true –
    Brexit voters were assured endlessly that leaving could be achieved with no increased customs or barriers to trade with our largest partners ( I have literally hundreds of quotes to prove this ).That is clearly an impossibility if we leave the single market and customs union .
    That reality only admitted technically in the past two weeks to enable an all out anti immigrant race hate assault ( which is what got Leave over the line )- this was done when leave realised no-one likely to vote leave would know what that meant
    Despite this non mandate Theresa announced at conference that the government would pursue the hardest possible Brexit

    That was not what many leave voters wanted and it is still not what they wnat as we can see form the non supprt for No Deal

    Wrong again Tim , you are a clever chap why is it that once the Nationlist bug infects the lying inevitably follows , same with the SNP , same with all of them.

    Full to the brim with shit

  16. “Brexit voters were assured endlessly that leaving could be achieved with no increased customs or barriers to trade with our largest partners ( I have literally hundreds of quotes to prove this ).That is clearly an impossibility if we leave the single market and customs union .”

    The fallacy inherent in that is that countries engage in trade. Which they don’t. It’s ultimately individuals trade together. Even importing & exporting businesses are merely the vehicle by which they do it. And individuals do chose & want to trade. And people are not going to sit quietly whilst governments impose obstacles on them doing so. The EU may want to erect tariff barriers between itself & the UK. But national governments have to be responsive to their electorates wishes or they don’t survive the next election. Individuals will wish to continue to buy from & sell to the UK. German car workers & Toulouse aircraft builders are not going to sacrifice themselves for EU apparatchik’s egos.

  17. Facepainter vomits again. We knew what we wanted and voted for you patronising WOMI sack of shite. The mandate was given and is now denied by double dealing scum just like you.

    As for your race hate cockrot you can bet well off shite like Facepaint lives nowhere near imported rape gangs. Hopefully tho’ as Jizza brings in millions more to vote for him the girls of middle class traitor shite like Facepainter will find themselves on the receiving end.

  18. “And both of these efforts have done economic damage to the countries that pursued them as solutions.”

    Really – I thought both countries were doing better than predicted

  19. “Newmania
    April 8, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Not true –
    Brexit voters were assured endlessly that leaving could be achieved with no increased customs or barriers to trade with our largest partners ( I have literally hundreds of quotes to prove this ).That is clearly an impossibility if we leave the single market and customs union .”

    Why is it an impossibility?

    Trade and custom barriers are *voluntary*. Respective governments pay people with guns to stand there and shoot you if you don’t comply. They are not natural laws – hence the needing of amoral men willing to us violence to enforce them.

  20. “I liked him. Didn’t know he left. Do you know why?”

    Gowdy was done in by what makes him so good. He thinks Congress should have members of the public serve, not career politicians. He did his duty. Time for someone else to serve. His replacement, William Timmons, seems to be cut from the same cloth. Time will tell.

    ‘Trey Gowdy is a wanker. All hat and no cattle.’

    What planet are you on ???

  21. @Gamecock April 8, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    +1

    Trey Gowdey’s mauling of Hellary about Benghazi was excellent

    btw “Trey” “Rand” “Tucker” – why do so many US have weird names?

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