Monday, Dec 28, 2009

A good read

The Times: This is what public servants must do to fix Britain — nothing

One of this country’s most serious (and most expensive) problems is that there is too much that doesn’t matter going on. An obsession with what is of little or no importance diverts people’s time and energy and money from what matters most. It stands in the way of people who really do need to do something. This must stop. That’s why my new year’s resolution for many people is to do a lot less.

Posted by devo @ 09:49 PM (1079 views)
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1. shipbuilder said...

"One of this country’s most serious (and most expensive) problems is that there is too much that doesn’t matter going on. An obsession with what is of little or no importance diverts people’s time and energy and money from what matters most."

A good summary of our consumerist/money-obsessed society.
What a pity that's not what she meant.

Monday, December 28, 2009 10:44PM Report Comment
 

2. devo said...

shipbuilder

Her thinking is muddled but she hits some targets.

If you enjoyed that, you will enjoy this...

Thank Scargill for helping Maggie break the miners

It is rare, at least in this country, to live through an immensely important political change, and to recognise it at the time. That is what happened during the miners' strike of 1984. It was a great turning point, and many people were acutely aware of it.

More a civil war than an industrial dispute, this bitter conflict radically changed the balance of political power in this country, as it had from the first been intended to, both by Margaret Thatcher's government and by the coalminers' leaders

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/46682,news-comment,news-politics,the-big-book-it-was-scargill-who-helped-thatcher-break-the-miners

Monday, December 28, 2009 10:56PM Report Comment
 

3. shipbuilder said...

I did enjoy that, devo. A good example of how differently people can view the same events.

Monday, December 28, 2009 11:26PM Report Comment
 

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