Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Local edition

I just overheard a girl saying something like, "and that's why economic liberalism is fundamentally opposed to social liberalism"

What the hell does "liberal" even mean in this sentence?

I was also recently invited to join a group on Facebook where part of the first wall post goes like this:

A hybrid between Roosevelt's New Deals and Stalin collectivisation policy could be used to alleviate the plight of the poor while free-market prevails for those living more comfortable lives. As the situation improves, the former poor will be allowed to gradually enter the free-market system.

Whatever you think of collectivisation I really thought we were past the point where we had to argue that Stalin is not a great role model for the fight against poverty. Poor people lack patriotism; we should look to Hitler for inspiration.

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