Thursday, 13 June 2013

A Negative Externality

Here is a brief post I wrote in October last year in response to Flora Faun's whinging about externalities. I quote two points:
1) "In any insane, sisyphean attempt to calculate the unintended consequences of government, the "negative externalities" of the State as it were, we could surely do no better than to begin by noting the immense radius of social upheaval and misery described in North Africa last year by the effect which U.S. government subsidies for ethanol production had upon the price of grains."

2) "... the chief ethical principle on which a free-market must be predicated - private property rights - is also the chief prerequisite for any attempt, whether effective or ineffective, to redress the loss of value that negative externalities cause. Without the principle of private property rights (or its substitute: permissions), identification of who is responsible for what damage of what extent to whom can never be achieved through anything more objective than an arbitrary decision."
Here is what Flora Faun - attempting to comment here anonymously for the Nth time - has to say about externalities:
"Repeat after me (the neo-liberal idiot supreme): externalities don’t exist! Externalities don’t exist! Externalities don’t exist! They are just eco-fascist inventions! They are just eco-fascist inventions! They are just eco-fascist inventions! One day you and your ilk will (hopefully) be called murderers."
She then goes on to point to some Guardian article. I make a note of this here to illustrate the ugly, but revealing incongruity of the Taipei Times' continuous indulgence of her bile-filled gibberish whilst at the same time promoting the criminalization of "hate speech". 


  1. Look at your own blog - one continuous smear and hate campaign. Plus filled with lies upon lies.

    Journalist of Taipei Times

  2. "...lies upon lies."

    Name one.

  3. Name one.

    Easy. Endless global warming denialism!

  4. That in itself is a lie: you are the people refusing to face facts on that question and to deal with it openly and honestly, not me.

    And it is you people who will be remembered for your attempts to bully people on this issue and for your hiding behind anonymity, long after I am gone and public opinion has shifted against you.


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