Saturday, July 23, 2005

Land of the nearly free

Here is a good post from a new Scottish blog called Land of the nearly free. It appears that Scotland is being run by a bunch of teachers and social workers, a fact that explains a great deal about the state of the Scottish economy. Here in the frozen north, the ever-expanding state is beginning to make the former communist dictatorships of the Eastern bloc look like dens of capitalist excess.

What amazes me is that absolutely nobody I know in Scotland seems to either know or care a jot about it. I'm not sure if it is more amazing that the English don't seem to have noticed that they are paying for this socialist cornucopia.

One can't help but feel that eventually someone south of the border will notice and try to do something about it. It will interesting to see if the Scots still have the balls to make a go of their own economy or if the entrepreneurial urge is now completely gone.