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A good lesson
 
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Even the mainstream media dimly senses that something is wrong. Yet they can't quite bring themselves to identify it. But for an institution like the Grauniad to even tentatively broach the subject in this manner, even if they retreat to the safety at the end, is progress of sorts.
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Sad. This won't turn out well.
 
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/venezuela-nationalize-food-distribution-181734808.html#2nzqGUf

"Various estimates suggest the government already controls about half of the country's food distribution, but that hasn't stopped record shortages in shops and markets."

So by controlling 100%, that should fix the problem.

I mean, they already control 100% of the money supply, and that's working out just fine.

"Venezuela is struggling with ... 68.5-percent annual inflation…"

OK, maybe that's a bad example.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has promised to nationalize food distribution in the South American nation beset with record shortages of basic goods, runaway inflation and an escalating economic crisis.
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Happy 2015! It's already party time here in NZ :-D
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Whether you find this article biased or not depends (I suspect) upon the definition of individualist or collectivist that is intended by the author.

Perhaps the author is using 'individualist' to mean someone who cares only about their own welfare (i.e. 'selfish') whereas I consider 'individualist' to simply be a description one who recognises where agency and responsibility lie.
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I actually can't decide whether this is a spoof or not. The article is so extraordinarily, well, wrong that it would be amazing to think that anyone would put their name to it in seriousness.
Any third grader could tell you that the reality of the free market is a farce, but that doesn't stop well-educated people from buying into its mythology.
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For one slice of toast?
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Nah, they are skin coloured tights and he crap himself when the mentioned "Toaster"...
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Proportionality of punishment springs to mind.
The man will die behind bars, but his idea lives on in the wild world of the Web.
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Thought police.

As an anarchist I would be subject to this legislation were I still living in the UK. Even this post would require the permission of the authorities.

The state reserves the right to decide who is an extremist, a fate that could befall anyone who threatens their interests. I find it ironic that a monopolistic agency of violent coercion is threatening force to silence even those who advocate for a peaceful, voluntary and cooperative society.

Who really is the extremist here?
 
All Britain needs now is a Reichstag fire.
Britain is too “passively tolerant” and should not leave people to live their lives as they please just because they obey the law, David Cameron has said.
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How unexpected.
 
Oh look, the small government party at work!
Hey, remember Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the guy who threw needless layers of bureaucracy at SpaceX because the private space company was doing its job of launching rockets into space a little too well? Well, it looks like he’s being joined by gentlemen from the other side of the Capitol:...
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From above #2 - Photography by +Tommy Eliassen  www.facebook.com/tommyeliassenphotography Hemnesberget, Nordland, Norway. #northernlights #auroraborealis #corona
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