May 31, 2006


An interesting blog from even further into the realms of Anarcho-Capitalism than me. This was a nice article on poverty:
What is it that characterises poverty in the west? We have seen that it is not a shortage of calories. Food is available at a wide range of prices. Nor is it a shortage of transport. Cars are available at many prices, and there is a flourishing second hand market. In some urban areas such as London and New York people choose not to have cars, because the roads are congested and there are alternative ways to travel. But that is not a symptom of poverty – rich people make that choice too. There are low cost airline tickets and cheap cell phones. Poor people have televisions and washing machines.

What is it that they don’t have? They don’t have good schools. They don’t have police protection. They don’t have decent housing. They don’t have proper healthcare. In fact, while they have everything that the private sector provides, they entirely lack the things that government has either taken over completely or seeks to provide to poor people.


Blogger The Pedant-General said...

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

DON'T - whatever you do - show that to Polly. Her head will explode.

Toodle Pip!

10:15 am  

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