ARGUS ON QUESTIONS
George, half a year ago, said this—
The EU has “ceased to satisfy its citizens’ needs and aspirations,” George Soros said calling on people to “band together to save it.” The billionaire warned the disintegration of the bloc will be almost impossible to avoid.
“Britain eventually may or may not be relatively better off than other countries by leaving the EU, but its economy and people stand to suffer significantly in the short to medium term,” Soros wrote in a commentary on the website Project Syndicate.
“The catastrophic scenario that many feared has materialized, making the disintegration of the EU practically irreversible.”
—which provokes me in turn to ask:
Meaning ‘who benefits’?
And let’s face it, another gathering of many diverse taxpayers into one huge heap achieves nothing more than simplifying the task of tax collecting. No?
More taxes collected means bigger and better bribes for the voters—but at whose expense? (CLUE: never at the parasitical politicians’ expense.)
More taxes means more and more pointless layers of bureaucracy working hard at justifying themselves—somehow —with more and endless more pointless rules and regulations. Not good.
ECONOMIES ARE BASED ON
trade. Skills and products are marketed.
The freer the market (meaning: the less the impositions, the fewer the pointless regulations, the fewer the needless ‘licences’ and permits and compliances) the better the flow of trade. Better flow of trade means greater prosperity for all concerned (once the regulators have been fired and forced to get real jobs*).
EUROPE DOESN’T NEED
a United States of Europe. Or a United Nations of Europe. All that Europe needs is a Free Market—
- free of needless politicians
- free of pointless stupidities, hence free of waste
- free to get on with producing and trading
IT REALLY IS
a case of ‘produce and trade, or die’. Someone should point out to ol’ George that the worst thing the peoples of Europe could do would be to “band together to save it”. Their efforts would be infinitely better spent banding together to destroy it.
Once we realise that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
The so-calledEuropean Union was (is) a big mistake.
Laughable if not so tragic—all those millions of people desperately voting for some crumbs from someone else’s table, for a share of someone else’s rewards, for benefits from someone else’s efforts.Not good.
* Real jobs, producing something someone will buy. No buy means no profit, no profit means no dinner.