Sunday, July 11, 2010

In which the less equal become more unequal

Deficit cuts: We're all in this together. But some are more in it than others

The fundamentals of our troubles

Posted by letthemfall @ 12:32 PM (2409 views)
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12 thoughts on “In which the less equal become more unequal

  • clockslinger says:

    There is an interesting passing mention in the article to some of the members of the new government wanting to fight a new class war. Yes, they must certainly see an opportunity….but the war has been fought and won by them already…the Waterloo being the Paulson bailout (naturally signed off by a black democrat president just to make it look a bit “Morgan Freeman” for the burger chomping masses…)
    You don’t have to be a Greg Pytel disciple to notice the massive shift in power, wealth and money into the hands of the few has gathered speed exponentially since the seventies and certainly since the fifties. I’d definately say now is the ideal opportunity for the rich to fight the last battle in getting back far more than they gave away (temporarily) in the post war social democratic settlement. A bit of social unrest can be easily dealt with given the public order powers created in recent years combined with a police force and army well equipped to address exactly this long planned for contingency.
    Moreover we, a supine, unquestioning populace with no sense of communal organisation…we are, here in the anglo saxon model economies, schooled by the media and property prices to bend over and ask for more! I pray in aid the widespread acceptace that the “way out” is public spending cuts!
    It seems we will have to learn (again) that civil liberties and social justice are not “given” but won, at massive cost and pain, and kept only by constant struggle, vigilance and political militancy.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    “We’re all in this together”???

    Apart from home-owners/people with big mortgages and banks who must be bailed out at all costs. So actually only about half of us are in this together.

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  • The cuts are about the government saving money for the next major bank bailout.

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  • clockslinger says:

    However, that wouldn’t be a lack of understanding about the meaning of the word “ellipses”, Alan!

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  • Uhum, cough, check again dude…
    🙂

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  • Isn’t it great when people are picked up for their misuse of the written word but misspell something themselves as they do it! (arguement)

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  • the number cruncher says:

    Cannot say I am a fan of ellipses (in the quataion sense) – but as to understanding the article I think clockslinger understands it very well. What grinds me about your post is that you criticise without explanation, which makes your criticism come over as trite, arrogant and smug. I await a more reasoned and expansive critique of clockslinger post

    I have only one other thing to say about ellipses, and that they are in common usage by may favourite fiction author, So it goes…#

    RC: recalled uranus (sounds painful)

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  • novice pete says:

    alan_540, there maybe a job for you at ‘fox news’

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  • It’s spelt with an ‘i’ alan_540 – you’ve referred to the shape, not the punctuation mark. Always wise to try and avoid clangers like that when risking obnoxious condescension.

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  • The wildlife’s quite excitable tonight!

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  • novice pete says:

    Indeed.

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  • novice pete says:

    alan old chum,might one be of the ‘hooray henry’ persuastion. if so old chap, then one would pwobably find this quite offensive.

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