May 3rd, 2008



A recent poll by Synovate on behalf of the Norwegian Taxpayer Union shows that seven out of ten Norwegians don't mind paying their taxes and think they get plenty back from them.

"Malthus fence"

I passed a construction site today as I took a walk. It was fenced and the fences were clearly labeled "malthusgjerdet", directly translated "the malthus fence". This amused me greatly. I had this subconscious expectation that a Malthus Fence was a physical or symbolic barrier between areas of stable population and areas of unchecked breeding. The last refuge of the competent, so to speak. Seeing it on a construction site was kinda surreal.

"One day we will tear up the Malthus Fence, and claim all the treasures of Nova Roma for ourselves and our children!"
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