15 Nov 2008
500 workers laid off on Olympic site?
'I hear that Byrnes Brothers have, yesterday, laid off 500 workers on the Olympic site.
I have not seen anything about it on the news, but this info comes from workers on the site'
Is a message I had a few minutes ago...certainly the recession looks to be deep and long to me...toughest since the 1930s may be worse.
The car companies in the US are on the edge, I am certainly very critical of car companies and rising gnp but sudden economic chaos looks to create huge problems...why not convert industry to ecological ends with a bit of state planning, open source ecosocialist that I am a bit of traditional planning looks saner than the Ayn Rand school for tots.
Equally a lot of London has already been smashed up for the ring circus...however no fun losing your job...
I wonder whether Lenin sent Ayn Rand to America to destroy capitalism, remember the powerful position her most prominent acolyte took in the finance system.
More musing on all this later.
by the way google Rothbard for a nice libertarian critique of Ayn Rand....