Darwin spins again

Politics, Society

Life seems to keep favouring everyone who is silly or unlucky, and I’m getting quite upset about it, because I’m smart and lucky and so not getting anything.

I deliberately didn’t invest in property because I saw the evident bubble. I sold all my shares in January because this was clearly unsustainable. But it turns out that if I’d bought a house I’d be protected on every side by the patronising and pernicious government. For example, I could like rent free for 6 months right now, since I’d just default on my RBS mortgage for the maximum period, then start paying it again later.

It’s just not fair that crappy companies and people get bail outs, and everyone else who behaves sensibly just gets pissed on. What’s the point in occupying the virtuous high-ground if the governments dish
out boats and then come and steal all your sensibly planned carrot harvest anyway?


Ed Dowding

Ed Dowding

Founder, strategist, writer, gadfly, TED talker, world-record holder, and (foolishly) reality-TV farmer. DOES: Innovation, Product, Advocacy THINKS: Regenerative Systems, Institution design, 300 year horizons

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.