JP Floru

The rise of mass poverty

Written by | Thursday 13 October 2011

Poverty is on the march.  The “we’re all doomed” message still makes people giggle, but there is ample evidence that unless we U-turn our policies towards aspiration and wealth creation, very many of us will indeed be doomed to a steady increase in poverty for ever larger parts of the population. Yes, unless we change tack, many of those rioters will never ever be in work. I have no doubt that many will be fine – but then, even Sierra Leone has people who do more than just survive.

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Chinese censors pull “vulgar” talent show

Written by | Thursday 22 September 2011

The Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has suspended Super Girl, one of the most successful talent shows in China, for one year. They had been muttering for quite a while about it being “too vulgar” and “poison” for its 400 million viewers. You can draw your own conclusions from watching the Finals Promo:

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A libertarian's prayer

Written by | Sunday 18 September 2011

Our Hayek who art in heaven;
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy free markets come;
Individuals’ will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
Let us keep our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into nannying;
But deliver us from socialism;
For Thine is the peace, and the freedom, and the creation of wealth, forever and ever.

Amen.

[Have a nice weekend – ed]

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Will they ban salt?

Written by | Friday 2 September 2011

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New Bureaucracy Zones will boost the economy

Written by | Wednesday 17 August 2011

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Let us opt out of state services

Written by | Monday 11 July 2011

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