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Old 11-19-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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LOL government

I read in the paper today that the government-owned Norwegian oil company, Statoil, threatened to move its business abroad because of new laws made by the government.

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Governments everywhere are not afraid to cut off their noses to spite their faces. Unintended consequences abound not because government lacks foresight, but because blindness is generally politically convenient.
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
Governments everywhere are not afraid to cut off their noses to spite their faces. Unintended consequences abound not because government lacks foresight, but because blindness is generally politically convenient.
Exactly. Just one look at France tells the story. In fact, they offer the complete primer on what not to do.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:12 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
Governments everywhere are not afraid to cut off their noses to spite their faces. Unintended consequences abound not because government lacks foresight, but because blindness is generally politically convenient.
A lot of things are convenient when it is someone else's ass on the line (ours). The big shots will be just fine on their private islands, nicely tucked away before their shit hits our fans.
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