Today, we have allowed monolithic corporate institutions to set our national agenda. We have allowed vitriol to replace earnest debate and we have somehow deluded ourselves into thinking that wealth is wisdom. But by far the worst error we have made as a people is to think ourselves as taxpayers first and citizens second."
It reminds me of the rhetoric that proceeded the introduction of university fees. And a decade or so it moved from 3k GBP to 40k GBP at the same time as resulting in a net funding decrease to the universities.
I do not understand the British political group's obsession with deconstructing the welfare state.
'her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore "such beautiful fruit". Nancy retorted: "Don't give me that French shit."'
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Four more New York Times columnists and Malcolm Gladwell get really high...
Maureen Dowd is off today, recovering
There's no financial, ethical or clinical justification for NHS charges
The health industrial complex has been eyeing up the NHS budget for years. Building the myth that it is 'outdated and unaffordable' is just
Paul Krugman won’t save us: We need a new conversation about inequality
Democrats are scared of class. But issues like inequality are why liberals exist, and talk can't be left to elites
Departing Public Utilities Commissioner Has Strong Words For Utilities, ...
Revealing that his fight against prostate cancer has taken a turn for the worse, California Public Utilities Commissioner Mark J. Ferron res
Reaching for the pillars: The conservative plan is sabotage
Direct assaults on government fail because people want a secure retirement and education. So the right fights dirty
Humanizing The Religious Other: Pope Francis Takes A Step Forward | The ...
“At odds since colonial times, Catholicism and Afro-Brazilian religions have embarked on a process of mutual acceptance. Pope Francis added
What is behind this fracking mania? Unbridled machismo
George Monbiot: The prime minister's love of shale gas is not driven by jobs or energy security, but a fixation with manly extractive indust
Native trees help wildlife – so why do councils plant so many exotic ones?
George Monbiot: Some non-natives, the best known being the London plane, are useful but opportunities to harbour life are continually missed
Neonicotinoids are the new DDT killing the natural world
George Monbiot: UK is collaborating in peddling the corporate line that the toxic insecticides are safe to use – they are anything but
It’s page three, not online porn, that is the real threat to young women...
David Cameron is wrong to try and ban pornography online when the casual objectification of women continues as a decoy for vicious xenophobi