Thursday, March 29, 2007

If ...

Blood and Treasure asks what would have happened if New Labour had been in power in 1807:

Naturally, things can’t be allowed to go on as before. But we must not be tempted by the simplistic solutions embraced by extremists on the other side. No. What we need to do here is bring all the stakeholders together and set out a course that is both radical and realistic. What we need is a one stop shop for slave regulation. ...

Read the rest here.

(Via Tim Worstall with thanks to Steve)

1 comment:

Will said...

Blimey - my sides are splitting (not). Ahistorical claptrap and shite.

this bit ...

"It’s all very well to talk of freeing slaves. But this gets dangerously close to libertarian claptrap."

So called 'Libertarains', of the sort you've linked to, will be the ones blaming the slaves for being feckless and less than rational optimizers once their brand of libertopia has come into being. Being as their brand of libertopia would lead (obviously and without a doubt) to chattel slavery for us all.

definition of a right wing libertarian...a person who thinks he himself owns the chains that bind rather than a renter or prisoner.