[ExI] Non-commie Aussies
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 11:50:41 UTC 2009
On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 6:13 AM, Stathis Papaioannou<stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/6/27 Max More <max at maxmore.com>:
>> Bill, I know you were being light-hearted, but it might be worth noting that
>> the conservative Heritage Foundation current ranks Australia as the third
>> most free country in the world -- three places above the USA:
> Indeed: and that ranking is consistent with an extensive public health
> and social security system, and financial regulations which since the
> GFC have resulted in half of the remaining eight AA rated banks in the
> world being Australian.
In fact, it is debatable that the unconditional rule by financial
powers over world economy of last decades has anything to do with
conservative ideas or "freedom" in most plausible senses of the word.
The story may of course be different for *neo*conservatism.
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