Dangerous words

In other words, the claim made is complete nonsense.

I’d suggest papers have a duty not to publish complete misinformation.

How many papers could publish the Sage in that case?

19 thoughts on “Dangerous words”

  1. He is contradicting himself from post to post these days. Truly this is stump thinking at its best.
    “Question of the day: why is it that the Treasury is so unkeen on us knowing about the tax affairs of large UK companies?”

    Followed by
    “Why discussion of tax increases at this moment is so utterly unnecessary”

    Which contains this most amusing pair of sentences
    “I should add, that on the right there may be some macroeconomic comprehension of their logic for making their suggestions. Elsewhere, I regret to say that macroeconomic understanding is very weak.”

    The lack of self-awareness is extraordinary

  2. Dennis, Mental Health Amateur

    He is contradicting himself from post to post these days.

    I’d noticed that as well. I say this in all seriousness: It appears Murphy’s mental health is on the decline, and has been ever since he caught the flu and assumed he had COVID19.

  3. “I’d suggest papers have a duty not to publish complete misinformation.”

    No? Murphy Richards has hacked his site again..

  4. “papers have a duty not to publish complete misinformation”

    There’s his fascist side coming out again – guess who he thinks should decide what is and isn’t “misinformation”. It’ll be just like his claim that the Guardian wasn’t engaged in tax avoidance but Amazon was.

  5. Dennis, The Peak of Mental Health

    While I’d be the last person to suggest Spud isn’t a grotty little totalitarian, it should be noted that one way to cope with the stress caused by cognitive dissonance is to avoid information that can add to that cognitive dissonance.

  6. Dennis, you are talking about someone who thinks it is advisable to hold a strategic stock of eggs, bread and toilet paper. A man who struggles to put his socks on before his shoes

  7. Dennis, The Freudian Slipper of Central Ohio

    Dennis, you are talking about someone who thinks it is advisable to hold a strategic stock of eggs, bread and toilet paper.

    True, but that was yesterday. Tomorrow he’ll have found some reason or other to damn supermarkets for taking the steps necessary to adjust their supply chains to ensure future shortages are minimized. We’ve seen him do it a million times.

    That’s how cognitive dissonance works… A person (in this case, Spud) presents contradictory positions on a given issue, and then shuts out any information (or person) that points out the contradictory nature of those positions. That’s how he minimizes the stress of holding contradictory positions without actually resolving them in some fashion.

  8. @Dennis

    A grotty little totalitarian:

    Mayor ‘­Genghis’ Khan: London Is Closed
    “On the day the Government urged as many people as possible to return to work this week, Khan declared war on mobility

    Unveiling an insane policy which could do more long-term financial damage than coronavirus, he imposed a crippling 30 per cent increase in the congestion charge to £15 a day.

    With restaurants and theatres on their knees and facing an uncertain future, even when lockdown is lifted, he also extended the hours from 7am-6pm to 10pm and, for the first time, to Saturday and Sunday. Drive into town for a pre-theatre supper and a show?

    Have you got money to burn? Bang goes the West End

    The congestion charge comes on top of an ultra-low emissions zone levy (ULEZ) of £12.50.

    So if you own an older car, which doesn’t meet the latest emissions standards, it will cost £27.50 a day to drive to work.

    That means, for instance, someone working overnight in Central London, who has no option but to use, say, their 2013 Fiesta diesel, will have to pay not once but twice — once for driving in, and again for driving home the next day – £55 “Tax” from £72 8 hours minimum wage

    That’s only part of Khan’s “punish the poor, worship me” programme. Read full article for full details of his Evil and Hypocritical actions

  9. The Meissen Bison

    Could there be some way of blocking posts by Pcar?

    I’m sure that many find his contributions fascinating with all the tantalising links but it does involve a lot of scrolling for those who would rather read Pneumonia’s more concise and less hyperlink-rich contributions.

    Would it be unsporting to invoke: ™Lions! ?

  10. @TMB

    The two posts are FYI on economic impacts of CV19 and response from Business vs Left

    Khan’s response is deeply troubling and negative; Next’s is positive “how do we adapt and thrive”

    If you don’t want educative information, don’t read/watch – headlines provide summary, you choose

    Would you prefer I post meaningless links only as others do?

  11. The Meissen Buffalo

    USA Rebellion against lockdown increasing – We Want To Work

    Cop: “You’re in violation of xxx, have a nice day, bye” – wonderful, shame UK cops still in full Stasi mode

    Herding to: Least deaths/population – anti-lockdown Florida & Texas. Most – draconian Cuomo & De Blasio’s NY and Wretched Whitmore’s Michigan

    Cuomo states the obvious “Old people die” – predictably no MSM outrage

    MSM outrage is Trump taking “dangerous” Hydroxychloroquine, so dangerous world has been taking as a prophylactic for >60 years. Results: see Singapore 22 CV19 deaths

    FO Boris and all, mostly Left, house arrest supporters. Watch out for the Buffalo stampede, it killed the Lion King

  12. Regarding the congestion charge. I’m baffled as to why every business inside the zone didn’t uproot and move elsewhere. Turning the whole area into a ghost town would certainly have eased congestion. I once had to visit central London for work. Not being familiar with the area I was trying to rely on the signage, but wasn’t sure whether I had been inside the zone or not. Guess what, they don’t tell you, so you have to pay it just in case because if you leave it until tomorrow the price goes up. I would classify this as criminal activity.

  13. Ah, the London Congestion Charge Zone. One of the Adam Smith Institute’s sillier ideas. Although accurately named, as payment entitles one to drive on congested roads. It’s singular effect being to raise the average value of cars doing so. I expect the endpoint will arrive when the only cars on Central London roads will be Ferraris Lamborghinis,Porches & high end Mercs moving at walking pace.

  14. An interesting one to look out for – will parking charges inside the congestion charge zone fall compared to those outside?

  15. Agreed BIS a Spud-worthy sort of tax. If it is effective, it collects no revenue despite having enormous running costs. I wonder if it has recouped the set up costs after 17 years

  16. @bis, Tim W

    London Congestion Charge Zone. One of the Adam Smith Institute’s sillier ideas

    I’m astounded. You’ve got to be kidding, surely ASI wouldn’t be that stupid? Do you have a source link?

  17. Not original to us, from Alan Walters in the 1950s. But we certainly supported it, yes.

  18. @Tim Worstall May 21, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Why? Seems insane, peeps choose what is most efficient for them which includes comgestion issues

    Link to paper & blog posts please

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