Left Blaming Austerity for British Riots
Leftists are lining up to blame the riots that began in London last week after the fatal shooting of a man by police but quickly spread to other parts of Great Britain in the days thereafter on the austerity measures that have supposedly been implemented by the Liberal-Conservative Government. That is “supposedly” because whereas cuts have been planned, most have yet to be enacted. Writing | Read More »
Government Workers of the World Unite!
The Economist reports that the past thirty years have been dismal for the labor movements of the world. In the United States, just 7 percent of the private sector workforce belongs to a union today, down from a third in 1979. In Britain, the decline was similarly dramatic. Across the developed world, less than one in every five workers is still a union member. There | Read More »
Nationalizing Airports Because Of a Bit of Snow?
Well, not a bit of snow actually. Some tens of thousands of travelers were stranded at the London airports because of the poor weather conditions there. No wonder that Britain’s leftist newspaper The Guardian favors renationalization then. According to The Guardian‘s Neil Clark even before last weeks terrible delays, Britain’s privatized airports, “with their shortage of public seating, their lack of reasonably priced food and | Read More »
The Rise of A New Right in Europe
From the diaries by Leon. Although in America we would not want to identify with many of the “right” leaning movements identified in this piece, there is no doubt political winds are shifting in Europe. Old school socialists may allege that the credit crunch once and for all proved that free market capitalism and globalization had failed yet across Europe, a new generation of liberal | Read More »
WikiLeaks, Doing the Work of Totalitarianism
Theodore Dalrymple is skeptical of WikiLeaks‘ release of confidential American embassy cables. He warns that the whistleblowers are unwittingly doing the work of totalitarianism. The idea behind WikiLeaks is that life should be an open book, that everything that is said and done should be immediately revealed to everybody, that there should be no secret agreements, deeds, or conversations. In the fanatically puritanical view of | Read More »