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Wednesday, December 05, 2012


Amsterdam Proposes "Scum Villages" At Outskirts of City For Criminal/Antisocial Persons


From Ace of Spades

This sounds kind of creepy, because it is. Or at least it seems to be. The "scum villages" would not be a matter of voluntary choice; you'd be shipped there, involuntarily, after an official order. So it would be coercive. 
This is the problem with socialism. Here's what Amsterdam wants: They want their city inhabited by upstanding, pay-your-own way sort of people so that the city can be prosperous and a major tourist draw and also so everyone can make (and keep) more money. (Yes, I said this twice.) 
But they have socialist laws (I assume-- and I'm quite sure I'm right) which block the natural market mechanism for this sort of thing. To wit, as a city gets more prosperous and more desirable to live in,property values and rents should naturally rise, thus making it very difficult for anyone making less than, say, a lower middle-class salary to live there. 
But they have laws on the books to prevent that sort of natural property value escalation, because they don't like the un-socialist elitism by exclusivity that creates.And yet they still want to drive out the non-prosperous.
Go read the whole thing. 
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3 Comments:

Blogger Epaminondas said...

Sounds like 'Escape from NY'.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 11:08:00 pm  
Anonymous Ciccio said...

You have left the most important factor out of this equation. Public or public financed housing. Most of these immigrant live in government owned houses, the law is very simple, if they don't behave kick them out, offer them accomodation in these villages or let them find and PAY for their own where ever they like or can afford.

Thursday, December 06, 2012 8:41:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I figured that was true, Ciccio.

Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:14:00 pm  

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