Sinclair Davidson on Catallaxy has decided that nationalisation of our resources is a great thing. Magnificent and in accordance with free enterprise. I take a different point of view. I think that having the goods in private hands is free enterprise.
Sinclair perhaps is like Jason and thinks that government to government sovereignty-reducing-haggling is free enterprise. He probably thinks that government-to-government deals haunted by the interests of only the MOST MASSIVE CRONIES is a free trade deal so long as you call it a “free trade deal’. I differ. I think that unilateral free trade is free trade. I don’t think government haggling can magically be turned into individual businessmen trading just by calling things stupid names that they are not. I think that our government must see to our liberty and stay away from haggling with thugs who always will come out on top of negotiations.
But I forgot to mention something. Sinclair believes in nationalisation its true. He believes that nationalisation of Australian resources is liberty and free enterprise. But ONLY IF THAT NATIONALISATION IS BY CHINESE COMMUNISTS. He’s such a queer fucker that he reckons that the Chinese communists are cool to nationalise our gear but not our own government subject to the electorate.
Well I don’t think our own government ought to nationalise our gear. And I don’t think our gear ought to be nationalised by the Chinese government. And most of all I don’t think that bigshots ought to be able to change the rules on the fly.
I want Rio’s gear to be sold off at bargain basement prices to our own small-caps. That way Rio goes bankrupt and we lose the debt and we keep all the gear.
There are probably nearly 7 billion people in the world. Or at least by the time there are that many people I suppose that we could have reformed our extraction industries and make our local industry open to any one of these individuals AS INDIVIDUALS.
Thats freedom and liberty to me.
If our extraction industries have no taxes or charges to them but royalties…. If no-one pays income tax on these industries and no company either… and only royalties…. Well then this is an even playing field and anyone who can plausibly stake a claim here just like in the Klondike… just like in the California gold rush. They can stake a claim, employ Australians, and develop intensively their own little spot and thats theirs and it belongs to them. And they are loyal to it and by extension to our country.
It doesn’t matter where they come from. It matters that their interests are our interests too and they are loyal to us because of the work they put into their property.
And this vision doesn’t include the Chinese communists and never could do.
Sinclair is not alone in his error and wrong-thinking. This is how bad things have gotten with the modern thief-economics. This is where the economists are taking us and one of the worst aspects of it is that they don’t understand economics. Not really they don’t.
Look at this hear Limey. It would be in our interests to take a million more like this if they are ready to come here as individuals and start a small business. I’d have them come from Botswana and Taiwan and Estonia if they come here to start a small business. Because thats free enterprise to me and having the attitude to ones work and property like this LImey has is what life is all about.