Monday, October 06, 2008

Madeleine Bunting - closing the cage door after the lion has fled

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My comment on her drivel:

"This is so much old hat, Madeleine. Progressive commentators have been saying this for years and have been right about it too, as the Scandinavian model demonstrates conclusively. The problem our society has faced is one of political misrepresentation, misgovernment and pseudo-democracy, combined with a populace so ignorant of reality that they were prepared to accept the word of the neoliberals at face value for the simple reason that they promised to maximise personal gain. Greed and ignorance, that's what got us here.

Greed. And ignorance."


I find it highly amusing that one the books she recommends reading to learn about how our economic system became so self-destructive is over sixty years old.


Addition:

socialistMike's comment struck me as being particularly insightful.

And did Madeleine- a fundamentalist sky-pixie fan- really condemn the unfounded superstition and mysticism of neoliberal capitalist fundamentalism? Pot. Kettle. Black.

Snigger.

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