Apparently, The Telegraph thinks George Osborne told a few deliberate lies, yesterday, about expected future income, to make his bleak outlook seem just that little bit less bleak.
Who’d ‘a’ thunk it? A British politician lying?
Next you’ll be telling me that Murray Rothbard’s solution to this mess is debt repudiation.
I owe the government nothing. I owe the government’s employees nothing. And I owe the government’s bond holders nothing.
Let them eat the immoral gun they’re holding to my head instead, to pay for their unwanted and mostly useless ‘services’, all of which would be destroyed if they were taken out of subsidised tax-fed monopoly.
The other beauty of total debt repudiation is that as well as clearing out all of that destructive crushing debt overhang, it prevents the government borrowing any more money for at least several decades to come.
They would, God forbid, have to rub along on income alone. And then the rest of us would finally realise just how much they have been spending and wasting for the last four decades, in their ‘glorious’ fiat money experiment.
The other wing to that solution is, of course, privatisation. The government should privatise everything that moves, everything that doesn’t move, and everything else that falls into any other category.
Apparently, the government would rather put us all through the wringer for at least ten more wasted years rather than contemplate that horror.
But still, I await the call from the Palace to sort out this mess of their creation.
I could have it all done in less than a week, with time for crumpets and jam on Sunday.
Think of me as ‘The Austrian Technocrat’.
- Bring home all the troops from wherever they are, right now
- Repudiate all government debt
- Privatise everything, including, and especially, the production of money
That’s pretty much it.
I think I’ll add some cream to those crumpets.
Oh, and as to those government ‘strikers’ today, who all want me to be bled some more so that they don’t have to feel any pain, please stay on strike on a permanent basis, especially all the parasites who ‘work’ for any tax collection squads.
Within a few weeks we’ll figure out how to manage.
If you’re really lucky, you may even be able to apply for some jobs in the newly-thriving privatised industries that you left behind, if you can demonstrate how those industries will be better off with you in them.
Obviously, you also have the option to just leave, if you can’t face doing something genuinely useful, especially all the tax squad goons. Go somewhere you’re more appreciated, instead, like North Korea.
I’ll write and let you know if you’re missed.