You can’t go anywhere on the web without seeing doom-laden ads talking about “The End of Britain” telling you “How to survive the coming financial apocalypse”. I know better than to click on such obvious link-bait, but eventually curiosity got the better of me. So I put the phrase into Google to see what came up. What came up was this lengthy blog post from Another Angry Voice.
And the whole thing turns out to be much as I thought it was. The End of Britain is a lengthy screed written by obvious free-market fundamentalists followed by a sales pitch for a “high-yield” investments that sound suspiciously like some kind of Ponzi scheme. Their version of post-war economic history is full of misuse of statistics, distortions, deliberate omissions and complete lies, but it’s what you’d expect from people who have read too much Ayn Rand and think public spending on welfare is the root of all evil.
And Another Angry Voice does a thorough demolition job on the whole thing.
Which all makes me wonder, why is so much internet advertising for transparently obvious scams? I’m thinking of these “One weird trick” belly-fat and anti-wrinkle treatments, all of which are essentially con tricks. Is separating fools from their money the only really profitable business on the interweb?