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Got: Air Traffic Control

The Adam Smith Institute has spawned a weblog. It's funny.

19 September 2003

Everyone loves think tanks, right? A load of Philosophy graduates and Management wonks taking tax-payers' money from governments and consumers' wages from corporations to have a bit of a think about things. What's not to like?

One of the TFT's favourite think tanks is the Adam Smith Institute. They were Thatcher's favourite too, because they propose privatising everything in sight and they were behind the fine modern education system we're all so proud of.

And now it's easier than ever to keep up with their spangly new ideas, because they've just launched a weblog. Here are some of the tidbits these brainiacs have come with in their first week:

  • Bush should impose privatization on the telcoms and water of African countries to "spread peace and prosperity".

  • White collar crime gets a bad rap. It's hardly mugging. Leave off.

  • The Post Office should be privatised because "we all have e-mail and can send documents of 100 pages in a a minute or two at no cost".

  • British citizens should have special passports to shop around for health.

  • If public schools were fined for price fixing, this would amount to taxing them (nb: this is a bad thing, as these institutions should be mollycoddled like charities).

  • That No Logo bird goes on about big companies but her books are widely-distributed.

  • People think that lefties are witty, but the right-wing can be just as funny.

  • You can make magic wealth appear from nowhere if you do the economic sums right.

If you like funny weblogs, another one can be found at astropimp.com.

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