The Wild West ... the outback ... The new world of the 1800s was a time of true liberty. People stood on their own merits. They won or they lost and they reaped the rewards or swallowed the consequences. There were no cubicle dwelling civil servants hell bent on saving you from yourself. No planning permits no licenses no permissions no heritage overlay no bylaw no regulators no inspectors. And guess what ... it worked

This site is set up to provide a forum for a number of like minded professional economists to post and comment on contemporary issues. There are a number of regular contributors whose bios are made available on the site. Most if not all of these contributors use a pseudonym for the simple reason that they are practicing economists who must take into consideration the commercial implications of posting their opinions.

While some may feel that this is a bit of a gutless approach it is the only way we can ensure free and open discussion without jeopardising our paycheques.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Another argument against wowserism (Lone Ranger)

In support of Roy's recent posts on wowserism, I came across this from Time magazine (I hasten to add, I do not read this magazine as a matter of course...). Apparently, non-drinkers are more anxious/depressed than those is us that imbibe.

Needless to say as the father of two small children, alcohol is now a necessity rather than a luxury (contrary to what the do-gooders say, alcohol DOES make things better). Those annoying ads on TV that claim drinking in front of kids is a bad example for them get up my nose - kids need to understand that they cannot always do what the adults do. For God's sake. I wish the wowsers would stop trying to control our lives. The trouble is, they seem to congregate in government....


Post a Comment