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Eroginald Rimmington

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  1. Why not talk about something that affects the business itself? It could be an opportunity to show off your strategic awareness and enthusiasm for the job.
  2. In a market economy I would argue that poverty can be defined with reference to employment. 1. Independent wealth - no need to work. 2. Wealth through work 3. Comfort through work with some state dependence 4. Substinence through work with much state dependence 5. Unemployable with much state support 6. Unemployable with no state support The sad thing with this is that the bottom two rungs have almost chance of escaping. In my book they are suffering extreme poverty. 5. is an extreme poverty of life and 6. is just rank extreme poverty. References to absolute poverty are not helpful in
  3. I always think that Religion and Debt-based monetary systems/fractional reserve banking are the two great conspiracies of modern (post BC2000) man. Very enduring, very strong; opaque, intricate, seemingly unquestionable. Both with defined hierarchies where a few control the many. Convenient.
  4. The tories love you, but not like that. They want you to either f.uck it up or f.uck off. And aside from the protecting-of-capital-values tory thing that was the second most crucial aspect of their victory - English xenophobia (partially resulting from perceived Scottich zenophobia). Basically, one way or another, the union is likely f.ucked.
  5. Yes so by building housing units that you have already filled with foreign investors at higher prices than last year you will not crash house prices so (in the neoliberal playbook) everything is alright. Selling housing stock to landlords is fine as the artificial scarcity is maintained and the proles continue to pay through the nose. It is all about the market and very little about the proles. This is why I am fundamentally against neoliberalism, yet still a capitalist (and a communist of the money supply). And oddly those two seemingly oppositional positions are compatible in my world view.
  6. In this instance the transformation of the physical infrastructure would lead to a disorderly dismantling of the financial infrastructure. If you build loads of houses the housing market might crash, this might put borrowers underwater, if they default in numbers the banks might crash, the banks crash the stock market crashes, private pensions go under, the government bail people and banks out, then the government is under pressure, debt spiral. So much money is secured on house-debt now that the Reasonable Authorities cannot risk lowering house values. Therefore anything that potentially low
  7. Undersupply is quite deliberate. You can always build upwards. The country is not nearly small enough to adopt the undersupply argument.
  8. Since it's a split along nationalist lines (not that I think that is necessarily a good thing): 1. For the English: a clear mandate to revise the Barnett formula (downwards). 2. For the Scots: Devo Max. Triples all round I would have thought.
  9. No I don't. I think it's bollo.cks. All the Tories need to do is persuade 40%-50% of the population that it's a Good Thing and they have a strong majority. A twenty year could quite happily plod along in a McJob earning beer money safe in the knowledge they will be safe when their parents die AND once they are 30-odd they will realise that the Tories look after their best interests and vote for them. I think it's a pathetic way to run a country but I also think it will have traction.
  10. Half a house is still half of a house more than disenfranchised non-tory voters. If it's a conspiracy then it's one that the Tories have been peddling for 200/300+? years and has worked reasonably well so far.
  11. I don't know. I think if the housing market "fixes" itself then the rest of the economy will get "fixed" good and proper. I don't think the politicians think they are in ultimate control but I do think they fear anarchy and insurgency more than anything else. If the current system goes terribly wrong then it will be Tottenham multiplied by 100.
  12. "A place where people will not be able to own a house unless they inherit it" - I thought that was the point? If 50% own their own houses and are free to pass that wealth onto their children why would they not vote Tory? The "job done" will simply be continuing as before. They are not called the conservatives for nothing.
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