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If you are state blind, you do not see that state power is about right and wrong. State blindness is a special case of moral blindness. A moral blind person cannot see that any choice has a moral dimension. It is difficult to discuss paintings with a colour blind person - and to discuss politics with a state blind person.
Wednesday 27, January 2010. Posted at 18:33
Smygliberaliseringen fortsätter
Regeringen och inte minst finansminster Borg har anklagats för att inte informera allmänheten om det s k jobbskatteavdraget. Många fattar inte att de fått sänkt skatt.

Men är detta inte tradition? "Vi ska inte gå ut med det här på gator och torg", sa en gång finansminister Sträng apropå det egna partiets socialiseringsförslag.

Sunday 24, January 2010. Posted at 21:28
En moderat kvotering
– Vår utgångspunkt är att vi har ett stort problem med att man inte tar till vara all kompetens som finns. Mindre än 20 procent av ledamöterna i riksdagen är företagare. Vi vill förbättra jämställdheten. Detta är en fråga som är en del av vår jämställdhetsplattform som handlar om att företagare ska stärkas på den politiska arbetsmarknaden.

Ja, riktigt så sa inte Moderaternas partisekreterare nyligen, men nästan.
Det ligger något i det.

Hur länge ska Staten dröja med att reglera de politiska partiernas egna beslutsformer? Efter bolagsstyrelserna är det verkligen dags att se över (med "se över" menas som varje politiskt förfaren vet, att Staten ska göra något), ja dags att se över nomineringsförfarandet inom partierna.

Kanske kan t o m liberaler komma att yrka på att få en särskild kvot, kanske tillsammans med gamla moderater, i valen till partistyrelsen?
Saturday 23, January 2010. Posted at 14:00
Valårets s k avtalsrörelse - ren röra hotar?
Vilka är egentligen arbetsmarknadens parter? Det bl a tar jag upp i månadens krönika idag om den kommande s k avtalsrörelsen (se Articles, January 2010)
Thursday 07, January 2010. Posted at 10:10
"Peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice"
This was Adam Smith's recipe for a good society. Many people are still waiting.
Monday 04, January 2010. Posted at 21:36
The Swedish Lesson for Europe
No. The lesson is not about welfare-socialism and the “Swedish model”. It is about the decisive political roles of liberal think tanks and business organizations in the 1980’s that made the difference – and that made Sweden what it is today. Yes, high taxes still, but no wealth taxes and no death taxes - and no wage earners’ funds, controlled by the trade unions and controlling the big companies, which threatened freedom and business in Sweden in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

To some non-Swedish participants in the Mont Pelerin Society’s regional meeting in Stockholm in August 2009, I mailed 20 pages with a rhapsodic history of Sweden. It consists of three parts:

1. From the pre-Viking era to the social-democrats’ appearance of the 1880’s
2. The owners of the privilege in Swedish public life since 1889 to formulate the problems, i e to put the agenda
3. What Europe can learn from Sweden of the 1980’s

My Swedish History was published by a liberal-conservative net magazine – Svensk Tidskrift – on December 25. This once monthly printed periodical was founded in 1911 and one of its founders and early frequent contributors was Professor Eli F Heckscher, the well known economic historian at the Stockholm School of Economics and friend of F A Hayek.

I wish you a Happy New Year, and welcome you to have a look at also the nice pictures at

http://www.svensktidskrift.se/?p=2524