JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs want Britain to stay within the European Union and they are spending money to make sure the UK stays. Surprise.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Farage this past summer in Washington. I found him to be as passionate, straight forward, self effacing, and as generally good natured as his “official” persona. Not always a given with politicians. He called for the UK’s exit from the European Union. He emphasized the importance for the United States that Britain reassert its sovereignty and the need for the UK to look to the US not across the Channel. He warned of a federal Europe dominated by Germany.
I think Ayn Rand, whatever you think of her (and I am not a huge fan) is the most influential woman of the last 200 years. Her books have sold millions and millions of copies and her ideas have helped to define the political conversation around the world for decades. But Margaret Thatcher is pretty darn good too. I consider myself a fan and I am pleased to see her name at the top of this list.
I think it is very interesting that arguably the 2 most influential women of the last century have both been strong advocates of limited government.
And then there are these guys going around bashing cars in “anti-capitalist” protest.
It’s disappointing because these people, in an act of what they think is defiance, are actually jumping up and down asking for the shackles to be placed around their ankles. Capitalism, the voluntary exchange of goods and services, is the economics which most benefits the 99%. But some people will never believe that. They’ve been told the opposite their entire lives. They have been told that instead of capitalism a system of modern feudalism,
“It’s such a bourgeois monument,” said Andrew Carroll, a former cemetery worker, as he looked up at a severe-looking bust of Marx’s giant head.
“I turned around [and saw it] and I was like ‘Oh, come on.’ ”
I wonder how many times people leave something “special” at the grave.
And all fees go to the Libertarian Free Market Society of the United Kingdom. (OK that’s not true.)
But how fantastic is it that one must pay a fee to see Marx’s grave?
Why, other than blatant pro cab company cronyism is such a restriction being put on Uber drivers? Uber is a better product than your standard cab ride. It makes more sense than the antiquated cab companies of old. In most cases it’s cheaper and the service better than what we used to have. But the buggy whip…er…I mean… taxi companies around the world have worked to shut out competition by enlisting crony friends in city governments in an effort to stop legitimate progress.
Got to have an official fall guy I guess. This fellow was sufficiently powerless so he got pinned.
If you’ve got a 50 million dollar house in London, New York, or Monaco things are looking pretty good for you. Of course they were already probably looking pretty good. Funny how that works. It’s nice to have access to the Fed window.
Of course many of us in the real estate sub-tiers continue to see little or no growth in the price of our homes, Indeed, adjusted for inflation many people continue to lose money year over year.
All too true both in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
UKIP has become a legitimate force in British politics. They gained even more legitimacy this week with the election of Douglas Carswell to Parliament. And, we are pleased to say, fighting crony capitalism appears to be at the top of Carswell’s agenda.
The times they are a changin’ and they are a changin’ in jolly old England.
The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) is an important force in British politics. It’s an important force in European politics. It is even influencing American politics. UKIP’s most recent achievements may be a harbinger of what is to come in the the USA.
Soon to be London?
The big pharmaceutical companies have done very well in the crony department over the last decade. Medicare Part D was a giant gift to pharma, then the “donut hole” fill of Part D in 2010 meant even more money for the drug companies. Big Pharma in many respects is a government contractor. A quarter of its revenue comes from Medicare, Medicaid, and various other government programs. But now one of the giants is leaving for England lured by lower tax rates.
The answer simply is – yes.