Lattenomics is about ridiculing the fashionable politics of the elites. It is about exposing the absurdities in contemporary dogmas of political correctness, non-judgementalism, cultural relativism, New Ageism, one way multiculturalism, environmentalism, NGOism and many other trendy “isms” that threaten our individual freedoms.
Lattenomics was born on the back blocks of the dying USSR and flourished in the sunny and free land of Australia. We value human freedom be it economic or personal. Our first-hand experience of totalitarianism made us precious about many things the citizens of the West take for granted. This is the main reason why we resist the tyranny of good intentions imposed on us daily by the “people who think they know better than the people” – the folks that swell the ranks of the contemporary latte-sipping intelligencia.
Lattenomics Favourite Quotes:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
I was asked by the Al Jazeera interviewer why I was more American than the Americans. I said, because I was born in hell and came to paradise. Americans are born in paradise and don’t know about hell. I don’t blame them for it. But I love every moment in America. Every time I walk down the street and am not called a whore, I love it.
It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice-cream and a quart of dog faeces and mix ’em together the result will taste more like the latter than the former. That’s the problem with the UN.
A state whose chiefs recognize but one rule, to do whatever seems at the moment to be expedient in their eyes, is a state without law. It does not make any difference whether or not these tyrants are “benevolent.”
Ludwig von Mises
What Other People Say About Lattenomics:
“He sounds like a prat… “ – Colleague’s Sister