With the launch of my book in October, I've an article in today's Sunday Telegraph outlining some of the key themes.
The Western Big Government approach is bust, I argue. The Big Government model has been bankrupted by a state sector that has persistently lived beyond the means of the rest of us to pay for it - and let down by parasitical politicians.
Yet we should not despair. The digital revolution is about to "reinvigorate the West, lifting us out of our big-government-induced stupor."
"The West arose because Europe, unlike the empires of the Ming, the Mughals or the Ottomans, was never politically centralised. Europe progressed because no oligarchy could ever impose its idea of what progress should look like. Since the Treaty of Rome, Europe has stagnated because a centralised elite is trying to run a whole continent on the basis of blueprints.
Maths and technology are about to do to the grand planners in the West what the collapse of Communism did to the socialist planners in the old Soviet bloc. We are about to be set free not only from the grand plans, but from the conceit of the grand planners".blog comments powered by Disqus
"A revolutionary text ... right up there with the Communist manifesto" - Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times