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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Cuts Below The Rest

The new Coalition government in Britain is a Thatcherite project by another name, as can now be seen - with its main goal to make the State wither away - the total opposite of the Marxist aim of having Capitalism dissolve.  As such, it is a purely market-driven (and ideological) construct, no matter how liberal or fair it claims to be.  There is something thrilling and caustic, being in the hands of such clearly driven engineers.  But also dangerous.  Many people will be hurt by this, and some corporations not enough.  To attempt to replace government spending with export as a large chunk of the economy in three years is wildly ambitious.  Canada did it in the 90s.  And turned sharply right ever after.  33 years after The Sex Pistols (as poet Tony Lewis-Jones has reminded me) we all have something to shout about again.
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