Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Forgetting History

Dizzy has picked up on a post over at Liberal Conspiracy. The posts concern Obion County where residents pay an annual fee for fire-protection. One resident did not pay and when his house caught fire the fire fighters did not put it out.

Sunny Hundal says, sarcastically:
"this is what libertarian-land gets you" 
Dizzy points out the absurdity of Sunny's complaint, citing a comparison to asking Direct Line to replace your stolen car when you have no insurance with them.

But Sunny's rhetorical question backfires tremendously. It was not the UK Government that started proper fire brigades at all. It was insurance companies who would provide the cover to their customers but not to anyone else. So yes, Sunny, libertarian-land gets you fire brigades!

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