Saturday, 23 July 2011

Charles Moore: Dinosaur

Chucky Moore's having a senior moment in the Telegraph: "I'm starting to think that the left might actually be right" he proclaims to widespread head-scratching.
"You see, one of the great arguments of the Left is that what the Right calls “the free market” is actually a set-up."
Fifty years too late, Moore comes over all teenage existentialist, grappling, apparently for the first time, with marxoid quandaries, and having forgotten, if indeed he ever knew, the answers. I guess he encapsulates the unthinkingness of being a tribal politico. He's been defending positions not because he thought them right but because he thought them rightist.

Free market economics are not supposed to be surrounded by inverted commas. As someone who supports them, I am well aware that our system is not anything like as free as it could be or as it was, and this is the case in spades for the central-committee, government-monopoly monetary system, but for poor, confused Charles he thinks that's capitalism!
"As for the plight of the eurozone, this could have been designed by a Left-wing propagandist as a satire of how money-power works. A single currency is created. A single bank controls it. No democratic institution with any authority watches over it, and when the zone’s borrowings run into trouble, elected governments must submit to almost any indignity rather than let bankers get hurt. What about the workers?"
Firstly Moore ignores that he is describing a system that is economically socialistic. Secondly he is seemingly ignorant of what alternatives there have been and could be to government monopoly.

Maybe Charles thinks he'll get invited more often on the BBC with this tripe. My advice would be to educate yourself, Charles, you're a little bit too long in the tooth to have such gauchist views.

3 comments:

Guy Jean said...

But, but, but.... It's all perception, innit? Doncha know?

Angry Exile said...

I got about four or five paras in and decided he must have been licking toads. Didn't read the rest.

Single acts of tyranny said...

What a cretin ~ the free-market is no more than the aggregation of voluntary transactions.