Friday, January 23, 2004


The "We must now turn to the interesting question of how the taxi-drivers of a provincial city are able to do what the British government, in all its tentacular forms, cannot do: namely, use modern technology to the advantage of all and the detriment of none but wrongdoers. The first and most obvious answer is that it is in their interest to do so, while it is never in the interest of the British bureaucrat to solve any problem whatsoever. Indeed, he regards any solution as a threat to his job and therefore his mortgage repayments"

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