Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week October 21, 2012Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
I didn’t see anything worth quoting until the second-last thing I read this week (maybe I am becoming immune from over-exposure), but then a certain Marc Coleman delivered, in spades.
Seeking an exit from the discredited creed of Montrose Marxism, it seems that RTE has decided to be pro-American, but only pro the half of America that is Democrat. This is dangerous and damaging to our economy and future.
Is it just me, or is he is only a whisker away from using the phrase “cultural Marxism”?
Inspired by a trip to Latvia, he offers it as a model to follow, while admitting that cuts to public sector pay of 30% “arguably went too far”.
If this were anyone else, I might wonder suspect it to be an exercise in self-satire.
A brilliant trade economist, Krugman shows how dangerous it can be when economists use their status to comment on things they don’t understand.
This is less funny but, especially if you’re Latvian.
Last week I was helping them to emulate our success in generating FDI, growing exports and developing their diaspora, and in tackling problems of rural isolation and poverty.
I nearly threw up reading that.