As Mr Worstall reminds us:
The Courageous State, is a call for a revival of the economics of fascism. And there is something of a difference between being concerned about fascism and actively promoting it.
I'm pretty sure Richie considers himself a radical campaigning activist.
But then so did Benito - until he seized power! And how different is Richie's 'manifesto' from this?
The quick enactment of a law of the state that sanctions an eight-hour workday for all workers;
A minimum wage;
The participation of workers' representatives in the functions of industry commissions;
To show the same confidence in the labor unions (that prove to be technically and morally worthy) as is given to industry executives or public servants;
Reorganisation of the railways and the transport sector;
Revision of the draft law on invalidity insurance;
Reduction of the retirement age from 65 to 55
Or indeed, this:
A strong progressive tax on capital (envisaging a “partial expropriation” of concentrated wealth);
The seizure of all the possessions of the religious congregations and the abolition of all the bishoprics, which constitute an enormous liability on the Nation and on the privileges of the poor;
Revision of all contracts for military provisions;
The revision of all military contracts and the seizure of 85 percent of the profits therein.
That was the birth of fascism. As I've said before, men like Richard Murphy - knowingly or otherwise - are repeating the same errors and tilling the soil of totalitarianism.