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>Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Hallam-Baker writes:
>> > Pity you guys missed out on the idea of trades unions and think that
>> > employment is some kind of serfdom in which you loose all your
>> > rights the day you sign up. If you hadn't sold your government to
>> > the cooprorations a while back you might have got out of the middle
>> > ages.
>> Yes, we could be a workers paradise like one of those lovely European
>> countries with double digit unemployment and all. Too bad we didn't go
>> in for democratic socialism while we could have, eh?
>Perry, hate to burst your bubble but unemployment in the UK _trippled_
>in the first eighteen months of rule by that great socialist Margret
>Thatcher. One third of UK manufaturing industry went bankrupt in the
>only large scale application of Freedman's ideas.

Ummm. We're being Hallam-Baker PhD'ed again.

I think she was a little bit Tory. Conservative, maybe? Right wing? Funded
by industry? On kissing terms with Reagan? Socialist, no. Or was this an
attempt by Doctor Sarcasm at wit?

Actually the UK is now way ahead of the rest of Europe in terms of
deregulation, low labor costs, efficient manufacturing, etc. Germany and
France are now up the familiar creek because of their too-socialist
policies. But there are those who say that Thatcher's slash and burn
approach was appalling.

You get the government you deserve, but not necessarily when you deserve
it. That's what causes all the fuss.

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