"There is no ruler who can compare in virtue with a condition of non-rule" -Pau Ching-yen

Nonsense sure to come

How long before the idiots start talking about how the tragedy in Japan is good for economic growth? My bet: not long.

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Hans Palmstierna 4 Prez! Läs:  “Borg”-erlig ekonomi är misstänkt socialdemokratisk.

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Varför gör sig en tidning till en plattform för kommunistisk propaganda? En förment borgerlig tidning till och med. I dagens SvD ger  Klas Andersson luft åt sin längtan efter ett samhälle där Skattemyndigheten är ute på byggarbetsplatserna och kontrollerar att alla har sina papper i ordning. Som krydda skall byggarbetarna in- och utcheckning på arbetsplatsen också kunna läsas av myndigheter (och, får man förmoda, facket om Klas skall bli riktigt nöjd):

Det behövs helt enkelt mer kontroller så att personal på arbetsplatsen inte är svartjobbare. … Skatteverket ska få göra oannonserade kontroller på en byggarbetsplats. … Det bör också finnas en loggbok där de som arbetar loggar in och ut och därmed tydligt redovisar sin närvaro.

Nice. Inget 1984 över det alls…

Artikeln är avsedd att göra oss läsare upprörda över att byggbranschen “passar på” att höja sina priser nu när “staten står för halva kostnaden”. Man kan inte förvänta sig att en kommunist förstår sig på sambandet mellan tillgång och efterfrågan. Ej heller att när staten låter oss behålla en lite större del av våra egna pengar kan det inte översättas med att “staten betalar”. Vägra köpa etablissemangets nyspråk! Det är det enda motvapen vi har, men det är ett kraftfullt vapen. Använd det.

(Webbversionen av pamfletten är kraftigt förkortad.)

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 71 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 171 posts. There were 18 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 10mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 18th with 326 views. The most popular post that day was But dad, Sweden is free!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were reddit.com, svd.se, dn.se, facebook.com, and en.blog.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for restaurangakademiens bröd, sl access, sony logo, gott bröd, and cash for clunkers.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

But dad, Sweden is free! February 2010
3 comments

2

Tar man en överdos så dör man May 2010
5 comments

3

Fantastiskt gott bröd! December 2009
1 Like on WordPress.com,

4

SL Access ett integritetshot? August 2009
10 comments

5

Is Sweden less socialistic than the US? February 2010

Lord Acton:

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely

 

The best Facebook page ever

In this Facebook conversation hosted by the most excellent Facebook page ever, Capitalism, the question is raised how heavy the tax burden in Sweden actually is. Hey, I’m a Swede! I should be able to answer that! Or, maybe, I can’t. This is my “answer” so far:

We have so many taxes in Sweden that it’s hard to figure out how much tax the government forces off of us. That’s by design I guess. For the income tax we have “Progressive” taxing. Meaning that above a certain level of income you are forced to “pay” a higher percentage in tax. I think this maxes out at just under 60%. But then there’s another income tax that they call “employer tax” that amounts to 33% of the salary, taken before you robbed of those 60%… Then we pay high VAT taxes (25%) on everything you buy. And then there are lots and lots of other taxes…  80% sounds like a good guess.
Another way to look at it is how much of the GDP that is government spending. According the The Heritage Organization that figure is 53% for Sweden: http://www.heritage.org/index/Country/Sweden#government-spending But I wonder if the spending of more local authorities are included there.

What would your answer be?

The End of Liberty is here!

My Gmail inbox just got hot by this!

‘End of Liberty’ is now out. This is the most important film you will ever see. Please spread the word about ‘End of Liberty’ to everybody you know on this Halloween day.

To watch ‘End of Liberty’ immediately, please go to our video page at: http://inflation.us/videos.html This movie was made possible by all of the thousands of warning signs that were submitted to us by thousands of NIA members.

It is very important for millions of Americans to see this movie. It is the only way we can prevent America from seeing a complete societal collapse!

Of course, I’m showing it here too. =)

Just got this in my Gmail:

NIA is pleased to announce that ‘End of Liberty’ will be released on Halloween night. It wasn’t our original intention to release the movie on Halloween. We just happened to finish all of the final touches today and Halloween is the earliest day we can get the movie out.

‘End of Liberty’ is NIA’s largest project in history. The movie is 1 hour and 14 minutes long. NIA spent over 12 hours per day for 2 and 1/2 months straight producing it. ‘End of Liberty’ was made possible by thousands of NIA members who submitted their warning signs as to why a U.S. societal collapse is ahead.

The Federal Reserve is getting ready to meet next week and announce massive quantitative easing. On July 19th, with everybody in the mainstream media talking about the threat of deflation, NIA said, “this is the calm before the storm…the Federal Reserve is quietly getting ready to implement ‘The Mother of All Quantitative Easing’.”

NIA has consistently been at the forefront of all major economic trends. In all three of NIA’s previous documentaries, we strongly urged Americans to invest in gold, silver, and agricultural commodities. These three assets have by far outperformed all other asset classes in recent months. NIA’s latest two stock suggestions each gained at their highs by 111% and NIA’s silver call option suggestion from earlier this year gained by 378%.

NIA members are prospering while the rest of America is going broke. The most important thing that you can do to help your fellow American friends and family members is to spread the word about ‘End of Liberty’ after the movie is released Sunday night. Our last documentary ‘Meltup’ has now surpassed 857,000 views, but it is important for millions of Americans to watch ‘End of Liberty’.

It might be too late to prevent hyperinflation, but if we can get millions of Americans to watch ‘End of Liberty’, we might be able to prevent a complete collapse of American society.

It doesn’t matter who wins next week’s elections. Even if the Republicans regain some power there is no chance of the government cutting spending in a way that balances the budget and prevents hyperinflation. In fact, a Republican victory next week increases the chances of Obama being reelected in 2012.

Our only hope for our nation to survive is to educate enough Americans to the truth so that come 2012, we can elect a true Libertarian candidate like Ron Paul as President.

There is still time for your friends and family members to be the first to see ‘End of Liberty’ along with you. Please tell them to become a member of NIA for free right away at: http://inflation.us

The long wait is over. Halloween night! That’s soon! Let’s watch that trailer a few times to warm ourselves up:

Om liberalism

Min version av liberalism baserar sig på ett frihetsbegrepp från “klassisk” liberalism och naturrättsfilosfi. Ungefär så här:

Varje människa äger exklusiv rätt till sitt liv, sin kropp och sin egendom. Ingen människa har rätt att tvinga en annan människa till något. Ingen kan ge en annan människa rättigheter som man själv inte har.

Nu vet ni det. =)

Amerikanska “Liberals” och svenska socialliberaler befinner sig väldigt långt bort från detta. De hävdar att ändamålet helgar medlen och är blixtsnabba att offra individuell frihet för andra värden. Jan Björklund är ett typexempel på var man kan hamna. Det är helt väsenskilt från liberalism som, per definition, sätter frihet före allt annat.

Liberalismen säger till exempel inte att solidaritet inte är värdefullt, men den säger att individuell frihet är värdefull_are_. Välj godtyckligt annat värde och svaret blir detsamma. Trygghet? Jo, värt att eftersträva, men aldrig, aldrig på bekostnad av individuell frihet.

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