Quote note (#122)

Succinct perfection from Fernandez:

The only socialist form of self-correction is apparently collapse.

ADDED: Glenn Reynolds being silly — “[Mancur] Olson wrote that — as with the German and Japanese booms after World War II — it takes a major calamity, such as a war or a revolution, to cut through that web and allow economic growth to take off again. I’ve argued in the past that massive democratic change — a ‘wave’ election — might accomplish the same end.”

ADDED: Collapse candidate No.1

October 26, 2014admin 14 Comments »
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  • Alrenous Says:

    If that were true socialists would collapse immediately. Rather, their actual goal is merely power at any cost. If they fail at this they adapt quickly and deftly. Historically, at any rate, sclerosis is probably setting hard by now.

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    NRx3r (@NRx3r) Reply:

    Think of it like a virus, as it copies itself from host to host (liberal progressives) it mutates. Every so often a mutation creates a viable strategy for defeating any agent (conservative ideas) impeding its progress. However, because the virus is critically dependent on the host for life (government) and has no self-correction, it destroys the host and ultimately itself too.

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  • Quote note (#122) | Reaction Times Says:

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  • Drfitforge Says:

    ‘apparently’ doesn’t add to the statement.

    The only socialist form of self-correction is collapse.

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    Posted on October 26th, 2014 at 11:37 pm Reply | Quote
  • R. Says:

    Sending Riyadh into blue funk? Heh.

    Ehm.. no one has told Fernandez that the low old prices are Saudis repeating the strategy that in combination with Star Wars managed to bankrupt the USSR.

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    Posted on October 27th, 2014 at 12:34 am Reply | Quote
  • Porphy's Attorney Says:

    “It’s a wonderful article, written with all the dispassion of someone observing a T-Rex eating the visitors of an amusement park, describing the color, size and wonderful agility of the beast, without ever asking the most interesting question: why is there a T-Rex in the amusement park?” – even the phrasing of this section (*especially* the phrasing of this section) reminds me of the stylings of one of our friends.

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  • Vypuero Says:

    The good news is we are headed to just such a collapse – the current system is unsustainable

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    Posted on October 27th, 2014 at 6:25 pm Reply | Quote
  • NRx3r (@NRx3r) Says:

    You can also add female suffrage to the list of things that have no self correction and self-destruction is assured.

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    Aeroguy Reply:

    You can also add suffrage to the list of things that have no self correction and self-destruction is assured.
    Fixed
    (In my own thinking I also began with realizing restricting suffrage from more and groups would be good until I realized the whole concept should be put in the trash.)

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    Curia Regis Reply:

    Indeed you are right. Obviously I’m still peeling back the onion skin layers of my own liberal education. Thank you for that correction.

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    Posted on October 27th, 2014 at 7:34 pm Reply | Quote
  • Derfel Says:

    I am not sympathetic to socialism, but what about Belarus? Aren’t they proof that socialism can keep going on indefinitely if there is enough political support?

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    Posted on October 28th, 2014 at 1:39 am Reply | Quote
  • spandrell Says:

    Given that Maduro looks like completely retarded I gotta say I’m impressed with how long he’s holding to power after Chaves’ dead. Expectations were that after the old man died they’d surrender to the USA in days. But hey, there he is. And if the Saudi’s weren’t flooding the oil market we might even have decades of Venezuelan socialism.

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    admin Reply:

    Totally. The main point in emphasizing ‘collapse’ is that it really is the end of a road — and it can be a hell of a long road.

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    Thales Reply:

    Everything takes longer than it should, even collapse.

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    Posted on October 28th, 2014 at 10:10 am Reply | Quote

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