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1) **The Rise & Fall of Liberalism: a (very) brief overview of the past 100 years**
i) The beginning of the 20th Century was a time of huge hope that an unstoppable wave of //Liberal// values was spreading across the world, and that it was only a matter of time before the old authoritarian empires, monarchies and militaristic governments would crumble. Even //left wing// writers like Marx and Engels predicted this outcome (albeit as the first inevitable step towards their beloved //Communist// system!).
i) The advent and aftermath of the //First World War// ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.
i) The //Age of Deference// was coming to an end, but the //Great Depression// only seemed to confirm that //Liberal Democracy// was not the solution and doomed to failure. Peoples views hardened as they looked for an alternative and the political tide turned to a battle between socialism, its two offspring communism and fascism, and //Burkean Conservativism// that upheld so-called //traditional values//.
i) The victim here was //liberalism// that got squeezed out as people moved away to other philosophies through a mixture of fear to protect their own interests, and a perceived failure of the liberal project.
i) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge spread of the //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As a paranoid fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//: Keynsianism and Moneterism became the prevailing economic models as governments on right and left tampered with economic and industrial //planning//. Restrictions on social, personal and political freedom were also maintained under the guise of needing to oppose //communism//.
i) A cowed, despondent //Liberal// movement were panicked into looking for a new direction, and decided that its future lay in becoming more //social democratic//. The result has been that on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
i) The 21st Century, however, was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress and restrict their citizens. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were primarily responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, that economic success could only be guaranteed by having an //elite// in control, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them// and the benefits that the ruling class accrued would //trickle down// to the populace. But: then came the financial collapse of 2008, and the unpleasant truth was exposed...


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i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they are intellectually unequipped to challenge properly. Combined with the fact that so few top politicians have any scientific background, they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative that they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs). But most arrogantly, some politicians (especially those with a //socialist// mind set) think that the have the capability to //pick winners//: they interfere in industrial policy despite having no business or technological experience and use tax-payers money (rather than their own!) to invest in vanity projects. //Concorde// is the most obvious example , but there are so many other times when politicians catch on to latest //crazes// (usually after it's too late!): the //Apps// and //Coding// obsession are two recent examples of politicians latching onto misunderstood technological mumbo-jumbo.
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i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they are intellectually unequipped to challenge properly. Combined with the fact that so few top politicians have any scientific background, they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative that they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs). But most arrogantly, some politicians (especially those with a //socialist// mind set) think that the have the capability to //pick winners//: they interfere in industrial policy despite having no business or technological experience and use tax-payers money (rather than their own!) to invest in vanity projects. //Concorde// is the most obvious example , but there are so many other times when politicians catch on to latest //crazes// (usually after it's too late!): the //Apps// and //coding// obsession are two recent examples of politicians latching onto misunderstood technological mumbo-jumbo.


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i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they are intellectually unequipped to challenge properly. Combined with the fact that so few top politicians have any scientific background, they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative that they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs). But most arrogantly, some politicians (especially those with a //socialist// mind set) think that the have the capability to //pick winners//: they interfere in industrial policy despite having no business or technological experience and use tax-payers money (rather than their own!) to invest in vanity projects. //Concorde// is the most obvious example , but there are so many other times when politicians catch on to latest //crazes// (usually after it's too late!): the //Apps// and //coding// obsession are two recent examples of politicians latching onto misunderstood technological mumbo-jumbo.
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or scepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. This is clearly illustrated when //climate scientists// are spoken to in private when they always then talk in terms of //probability// and //doubt// in what is an extremely complex and uncertain field, but in public fears about losing influence and funding all too often leads to an emphasis on the //desirable// facts.
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i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they are intellectually unequipped to challenge properly. Combined with the fact that so few top politicians have any scientific background, they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative that they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. This is clearly illustrated when //climate scientists// are spoken to in private when they always then talk in terms of //probability// and //doubt// in what is an extremely complex and uncertain field, but in public fears about losing influence and funding all too often leads to an emphasis on the //desirable// facts.


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i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. This is clearly illustrated when //climate scientists// are spoken to in private when they always then talk in terms of //probability// and //doubt// in what is an extremely complex and uncertain field, but in public fears about losing influence and funding all too often leads to an emphasis on the //desirable// facts.
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i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. This is clearly illustrated when //climate scientists// are spoken to in private when they always then talk in terms of //probability// and //doubt// in what is an extremely complex and uncertain field.


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//(or, how [[http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/g/gullivers-travels/critical-essays/swifts-satire-in-gullivers-travels|Jonathan Swift's]] satirical warning about a world where an Establishment full of pretensions and self importance feeds off a Gullible Citizenry became reality ... 300 years later!)//
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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or //fix// the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves. These really were [[http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/g/gullivers-travels/character-analysis/the-lilliputians|Swift's Lilliputians:]] small men posing as giants!
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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or //fix// the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves. These really were [[http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/g/gullivers-travels/character-analysis/the-lilliputians|Swift's Lilliputians]]: //small men// posing as giants!


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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or //fix// the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves. These really were [[http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/g/gullivers-travels/character-analysis/the-lilliputians|Swift's Lilliputians]]: //small men// posing as giants!
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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or //fix// the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves.


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i) A cowed, despondent //Liberal// movement were panicked into looking for a new direction, and decided that its future lay in becoming more //social democratic//. The result has been that on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
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i) The beginning of the 20th Century was a time of huge hope that an unstoppable wave of //Liberal// values was spreading across the world, and that it was only a matter of time before the old authoritarian empires, monarchies and militaristic governments would crumble. Even //left wing// writers like Marx and Engels predicted this outcome (albeit as the first inevitable step towards their beloved //Communist// system!).
i) The advent and aftermath of the //First World War// ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.
i) The //Age of Deference// was coming to an end, but the //Great Depression// only seemed to confirm that //Liberal Democracy// was not the solution and doomed to failure. Peoples views hardened as they looked for an alternative and the political tide turned to a battle between socialism, its two offspring communism and fascism, and //Burkean Conservativism// that upheld so-called //traditional values//.
i) The victim here was //liberalism// that got squeezed out as people moved away to other philosophies through a mixture of fear to protect their own interests, and a perceived failure of the liberal project.
i) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge spread of the //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As a paranoid fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//: Keynsianism and Moneterism became the prevailing economic models as governments on right and left tampered with economic and industrial //planning//. Restrictions on social, personal and political freedom were also maintained under the guise of needing to oppose //communism//.
i) A cowed and despondent //Liberal// movement in the developed world decided that its future lay in becoming //social democratic//, and on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
i) The 21st Century, however, was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress and restrict their citizens. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were primarily responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, that economic success could only be guaranteed by having an //elite// in control, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them// and the benefits that the ruling class accrued would //trickle down// to the populace. But: then came the financial collapse of 2008, and the unpleasant truth was exposed...
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1) The beginning of the 20th Century was a time of huge hope that an unstoppable wave of //Liberal// values was spreading across the world, and that it was only a matter of time before the old authoritarian empires, monarchies and militaristic governments would crumble. Even //left wing// writers like Marx and Engels predicted this outcome (albeit as the first inevitable step towards their beloved //Communist// system!).
1) The advent and aftermath of the //First World War// ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.
1) The //Age of Deference// was coming to an end, but the //Great Depression// only seemed to confirm that //Liberal Democracy// was not the solution and doomed to failure. Peoples views hardened as they looked for an alternative and the political tide turned to a battle between socialism, its two offspring communism and fascism, and //Burkean Conservativism// that upheld so-called //traditional values//.
1) The victim here was //liberalism// that got squeezed out as people moved away to other philosophies through a mixture of fear to protect their own interests, and a perceived failure of the liberal project.
1) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge spread of the //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As a paranoid fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//: Keynsianism and Moneterism became the prevailing economic models as governments on right and left tampered with economic and industrial //planning//. Restrictions on social, personal and political freedom were also maintained under the guise of needing to oppose //communism//.
1) A cowed and despondent //Liberal// movement in the developed world decided that its future lay in becoming //social democratic//, and on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
1) The 21st Century, however, was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress and restrict their citizens. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were primarily responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, that economic success could only be guaranteed by having an //elite// in control, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them// and the benefits that the ruling class accrued would //trickle down// to the populace. But: then came the financial collapse of 2008, and the unpleasant truth was exposed...


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1) The 21st Century, however, was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress and restrict their citizens. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were primarily responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, that economic success could only be guaranteed by having an //elite// in control, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them// and the benefits that the ruling class accrued would //trickle down// to the populace. But: then came the financial collapse of 2008, and the unpleasant truth was exposed...
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1) A cowed and despondent //Liberal// movement in the developed world decided that its future lay in becoming //social democratic//, and on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
1) The 21st Century, however, was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress and restrict their citizens. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were primarily responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, that economic success could only be guaranteed by having an //elite// in control, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them// and the benefits that the ruling class accrued would //trickle down// to the populace. However, then came the financial collapse of 2008, and the truth was disturbingly exposed...
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1) A cowed and despondent Liberal movement in the developed world decided that its future lay by becoming //social democratic//, and on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, then came the financial collapse of 2008 which exposed the truth...


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1) A cowed and despondent Liberal movement in the developed world decided that its future lay by becoming //social democratic//, and on both sides of the Atlantic the world //Liberal// became more associated with socialism, especially in the USA.
1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, then came the financial collapse of 2008 which exposed the truth...
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1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, then came the financial collapse of 2008 which exposed the truth...


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1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, then came the financial collapse of 2008 which exposed the truth...
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1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system longer provided governments with the opportunity to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, then came the financial collapse of 2008 which exposed the truth...


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1) The advent and aftermath of the //First World War// ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.
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1) The advent and aftermath of the First World war ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.


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1) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge spread of the //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As a paranoid fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//: Keynsianism and Moneterism became the prevailing economic models as governments on right and left tampered with economic and industrial //planning//. Restrictions on social, personal and political freedom were also maintained under the guise of needing to oppose //communism//.
1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system longer provided governments with the opportunity to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, then came the financial collapse of 2008 which exposed the truth...
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1) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge growth of //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//. Keynsianism and moneterism became the prevailing economic models, and governments on right and left indulged in economic and industrial //planning//. Social liberalism was also repressed as secrecy and restrictions were justified because of the need to oppose //communism//.
1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//: the fall and total failure of communism no longer provided governments with the opportunity to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, then came the financial collapse of 2008 which exposed the truth...


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1) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge growth of //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//. Keynsianism and moneterism became the prevailing economic models, and governments on right and left indulged in economic and industrial //planning//. Social liberalism was also repressed as secrecy and restrictions were justified because of the need to oppose //communism//.
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1) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge growth of //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out as fear gripped the remaining democratic nations and a lack of self confidence and self belief meant that //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//. Keynsianism and moneterism became the prevailing economic models, and governments on right and left indulged in industrial //planning//. Social liberalism was also repressed as secrecy and restrictions were justified because of the need to oppose //communism//.


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1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//: the fall and total failure of communism no longer provided governments with the opportunity to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, then came the financial collapse of 2008 which exposed the truth...
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1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//: the fall and total failure of communism no longer provided governments with the opportunity to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, the came the financial collapse of 2008 and the truth was revealed...


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1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//: the fall and total failure of communism no longer provided governments with the opportunity to repress their people. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were solely responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them//. But, the came the financial collapse of 2008 and the truth was revealed...
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1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//
1) Even


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Edited on 2015-08-25 14:59:30 by nick
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1) **The Rise & Fall of Liberalism: a brief look at the past 100 years**
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1) **The Rise & Fall of //Liberalism//: a brief look at the past 100 years**


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Edited on 2015-08-25 14:59:03 by nick
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1) **The Rise & Fall of //Liberalism//: a brief look at the past 100 years**
1) The beginning of the 20th Century was a time of huge hope that an unstoppable wave of //Liberal// values was spreading across the world, and that it was only a matter of time before the old authoritarian empires, monarchies and militaristic governments would crumble. Even //left wing// writers like Marx and Engels predicted this outcome (albeit as the first inevitable step towards their beloved //Communist// system!).
1) The advent and aftermath of the First World war ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.
1) The //Age of Deference// was coming to an end, but the //Great Depression// only seemed to confirm that //Liberal Democracy// was not the solution and doomed to failure. Peoples views hardened as they looked for an alternative and the political tide turned to a battle between socialism, its two offspring communism and fascism, and //Burkean Conservativism// that upheld so-called //traditional values//.
1) The victim here was //liberalism// that got squeezed out as people moved away to other philosophies through a mixture of fear to protect their own interests, and a perceived failure of the liberal project.
1) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge growth of //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out as fear gripped the remaining democratic nations and a lack of self confidence and self belief meant that //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//. Keynsianism and moneterism became the prevailing economic models, and governments on right and left indulged in industrial //planning//. Social liberalism was also repressed as secrecy and restrictions were justified because of the need to oppose //communism//.
1) The 21st Century was a new opportunity for the reemergence of //Liberalism//
1) Even


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Edited on 2015-08-25 13:45:47 by nick
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1) **The Deceit of //the Expert://**
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1) **Beware //the Expert://**


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Edited on 2015-08-25 13:42:04 by nick
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i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //Ruling Class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal and community responsibility by having too much done for them. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to such a extent that the majority were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses who thought so little of themselves.
Deletions:
i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal and community responsibility by having too much done for them. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to such a extent that the majority were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses who thought so little of themselves.


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Edited on 2015-07-29 20:47:09 by nick
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i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they are intellectually unequipped to challenge properly. Combined with the fact that so few top politicians have any scientific background, they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative that they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).
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i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they are intellectually unequipped to challenge properly: and because they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).


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Edited on 2015-07-29 20:36:25 by nick
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1) **//The Ruling Class//:**
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1) **//The Ruling Class// - control & self interest:**


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Edited on 2015-07-28 12:13:10 by nick
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1) **//The Ruling Class// - control & self interest:**
1) **Beware //the Expert://**
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1) **The //Ruling Class// - control & self interest:**
1) **Beware the Expert:**


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Edited on 2015-07-28 12:12:26 by nick
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1) **The //Ruling Class// - control & self interest:**
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1) **The //Ruling Class// - Control & Self Interest:**


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Edited on 2015-07-28 12:11:52 by nick
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1) **The //Ruling Class// - Control & Self Interest:**
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1) **//The Ruling Class// - Control & Self Interest:**


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Edited on 2015-07-28 12:10:28 by nick
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1) **//The Ruling Class// - Control & Self Interest:**
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1) **The Ruling Class: Control & Self Interest**


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Edited on 2015-07-28 12:09:56 by nick
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1) **The Ruling Class: Control & Self Interest**
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1) **The Ruling Class:**


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Edited on 2015-07-28 11:58:01 by nick
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i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal and community responsibility by having too much done for them. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to such a extent that the majority were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses who thought so little of themselves.
Deletions:
i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to such a extent that the majority were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses who thought so little of themselves.


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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:22:22 by nick
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1) **//Politics of Nothing// - the emptiness of Rage & Anger**:
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1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the emptiness of Rage & Anger**:


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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:21:23 by nick
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1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the emptiness of Rage & Anger**:
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1) ****//Politics of Nothing//: the emptiness of Rage & Anger**:


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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:20:50 by nick
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1) ****//Politics of Nothing//: the emptiness of Rage & Anger**:
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1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the rise of Rage, Anger & Hate**:


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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:19:58 by nick
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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:18:58 by nick
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i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to such a extent that the majority were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses who thought so little of themselves.
Deletions:
i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to such a extent that the majority were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem: "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses who thought so little of themselves.


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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:18:04 by nick
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i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to such a extent that the majority were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem: "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses who thought so little of themselves.
Deletions:
i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses whenever confronted with a problem, and personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to a point whereby the majority thought so little of themselves that they were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem.


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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:11:09 by nick
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i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// infantilised and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses whenever confronted with a problem, and personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to a point whereby the majority thought so little of themselves that they were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem.
Deletions:
i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// //infantilised// and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses whenever confronted with a problem, and personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to a point whereby the majority thought so little of themselves that they were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem.


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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:10:42 by nick
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i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves: for too long they were all too willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// //infantilised// and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them. "//Government should do something//" had become the default battle cry of the masses whenever confronted with a problem, and personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence were all undermined to a point whereby the majority thought so little of themselves that they were duped into believing that //Government// was the solution: in fact it was the problem.
Deletions:
i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long were all too were willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// //infantilised// and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them: the "//government should do something//" had become their default battle cry of the masses whenever confronted with a problem. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence have all been undermined to a point whereby the majority thought so little of themselves that they were duped into believing that //government// was the solution, when in fact it was the problem.


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Edited on 2015-07-28 01:04:32 by nick
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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or //fix// the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves.
i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long were all too were willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// //infantilised// and intimidated a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them: the "//government should do something//" had become their default battle cry of the masses whenever confronted with a problem. Personal responsibility, self help, and self confidence have all been undermined to a point whereby the majority thought so little of themselves that they were duped into believing that //government// was the solution, when in fact it was the problem.
Deletions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves.
i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long were all too were willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// //infantilised// a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them: the "//government should do something//" had become their default battle cry of the masses.


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Edited on 2015-07-28 00:54:38 by nick
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i) However, perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long were all too were willing to believe the propaganda of the //ruling class// and let their hegemony go unchallenged in return for an easy life of low aspiration and minimal responsibility. The //ruling class// //infantilised// a population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them: the "//government should do something//" had become their default battle cry of the masses.


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Edited on 2015-07-28 00:37:44 by nick
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i) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed //moral hazard// that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. The //Greek Crisis// is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the current system:
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i) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. The //Greek Crisis// is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the current system:


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Edited on 2015-07-28 00:15:23 by nick
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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a depressingly pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world and society as a whole, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: in their //small world// less government and lower taxes is all about maximising their own wealth and being left alone to lead cut-off and isolated lives. This //anti-social// hatred of the rest of society means that they do not care about //equality of opportunity// for those less fortunate than themselves, they have a total disinterest in the plight of many //Minorities//, and have no regard about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a depressingly pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world and society as a whole, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: their //small world// obsession with less government and lower taxes is all about a desire to maximise their wealth and to be left alone to lead cut-off and isolated lives. This //anti-social// hatred of the rest of society means that they do not care about //equality of opportunity// for those less fortunate than themselves, they have a total disinterest in the plight of many //Minorities//, and have no regard about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.


Revision [97374]

Edited on 2015-07-28 00:13:34 by nick
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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a depressingly pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world and society as a whole, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: their //small world// obsession with less government and lower taxes is all about a desire to maximise their wealth and to be left alone to lead cut-off and isolated lives. This //anti-social// hatred of the rest of society means that they do not care about //equality of opportunity// for those less fortunate than themselves, they have a total disinterest in the plight of many //Minorities//, and have no regard about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world and society as a whole, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: their //small world// obsession with less government and lower taxes is all about a desire to maximise their wealth and to be left alone to lead cut-off and isolated lives. This //anti-social// hatred of the rest of society means that they do not care about //equality of opportunity// for those less fortunate than themselves, they have a total disinterest in the plight of many //Minorities//, and have no regard about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.


Revision [97373]

Edited on 2015-07-28 00:12:54 by nick
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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world and society as a whole, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: their //small world// obsession with less government and lower taxes is all about a desire to maximise their wealth and to be left alone to lead cut-off and isolated lives. This //anti-social// hatred of the rest of society means that they do not care about //equality of opportunity// for those less fortunate than themselves, they have a total disinterest in the plight of many //Minorities//, and have no regard about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world and society as a whole, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: their //small world// obsession with less government and lower taxes is all about a desire to maximise their wealth and to be left alone to lead cut-off and isolated lives. This //anti-social// hatred of the rest of society means that they do not care about //equality of opportunity// for those less fortunate than themselves, they have a total disinterest in the plight of many//Minorities //, and have nor regard about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.


Revision [97372]

Edited on 2015-07-28 00:11:37 by nick
Additions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world and society as a whole, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: their //small world// obsession with less government and lower taxes is all about a desire to maximise their wealth and to be left alone to lead cut-off and isolated lives. This //anti-social// hatred of the rest of society means that they do not care about //equality of opportunity// for those less fortunate than themselves, they have a total disinterest in the plight of many//Minorities //, and have nor regard about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: their //small world// obsession with less government and lower taxes is all about making themselves better off, with no regard for helping those less fortunate than themselves, a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//, or any feeling about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.


Revision [97371]

Edited on 2015-07-27 23:58:03 by nick
Additions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: their //small world// obsession with less government and lower taxes is all about making themselves better off, with no regard for helping those less fortunate than themselves, a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//, or any feeling about their responsibilities to the global community as a whole.
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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: in their little-world, less government and lower taxes is all about making themselves better off with complete disregard for the well being of the global community and a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities// and other less fortunate than themselves.


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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be primarily based on a pessimistic desire to hide and retreat from the world, and just concern themselves with their own self interest: in their little-world, less government and lower taxes is all about making themselves better off with complete disregard for the well being of the global community and a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities// and other less fortunate than themselves.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.


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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their woolly rhetoric is very //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their vague rhetoric is quite //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.


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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves.
1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the rise of Rage, Anger & Hate**:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their vague rhetoric is quite //authoritarian//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and the //Tea Party// are vehemently anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up external trade barriers to protect US industry. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.
Deletions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or //fix// the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves.
i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life of low aspiration, abdicating responsibility for problems with an attitude that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them.
1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the emptiness of Rage & Anger**:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.


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i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life of low aspiration, abdicating responsibility for problems with an attitude that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them.
Deletions:
i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life of low aspiration, abdicating responsibility for problems saying that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them.


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Edited on 2015-07-27 19:28:36 by nick
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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or //fix// the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves.
i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life of low aspiration, abdicating responsibility for problems saying that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal & community responsibility by having too much done for them.
Deletions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves.
i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life of low aspiration, abdicating responsibility for problems saying that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal responsibility, community responsibilty by having too much done for them.


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i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life of low aspiration, abdicating responsibility for problems saying that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal responsibility, community responsibilty by having too much done for them.
Deletions:
i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life, abdicating responsibility for problems saying that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal responsibility and aspiration by having too much done for them.


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i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life, abdicating responsibility for problems saying that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal responsibility and aspiration by having too much done for them.
Deletions:
i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life, abdicating responsibility for problems saying that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal responsibility and aspiration by having everything done for them.


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i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life, abdicating responsibility for problems saying that "//the government should do something//". The //ruling class// have //infantilised// an all too willing population who washed their hands of personal responsibility and aspiration by having everything done for them.
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i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life, abdicating responsibility for problems by saying that "the government should do something". The ruling class //infantilised// an all too willing population.


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i) But perhaps the real villains are the masses themselves who for too long settled for the easy life, abdicating responsibility for problems by saying that "the government should do something". The ruling class //infantilised// an all too willing population.


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Edited on 2015-07-27 19:09:55 by nick
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1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the emptiness of Rage & Anger**:
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1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the rise of Rage, Anger & Hate**:


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Edited on 2015-07-27 12:42:56 by nick
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1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the rise of Rage, Anger & Hate**:
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1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the Rise of Rage, Anger & Hate**:


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Edited on 2015-07-27 12:42:31 by nick
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1) **//Politics of Nothing//: the Rise of Rage, Anger & Hate**:
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1) **The //Politics of Nothing//: the Rise of Rage, Anger & Hate**:


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Edited on 2015-07-27 12:42:08 by nick
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1) **The //Politics of Nothing//: the Rise of Rage, Anger & Hate**:
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1) **The Rise of Rage, Anger, Hate & the //Politics of Nothing//**:


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Edited on 2015-07-27 12:40:48 by nick
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1) **The Rise of Rage, Anger, Hate & the //Politics of Nothing//**:
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1) **The Rise of Nihilistic Rage, Anger & Hate**:


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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world for anyone but themselves.
Deletions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, they were often seen to be corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-27 12:19:47 by nick
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i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, they were often seen to be corrupt, immoral and uncaring, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-27 12:08:46 by nick
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1) **The Rise of Nihilistic Rage, Anger & Hate**:
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1) **The Rise in the Politics of Nihilistic Rage & Anger**:


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i) //Socialism// and its two 2oth century offspring //Communism// and //Fascism// (both //Anti-Liberal// and //Anti-Capitalist// systems of government) have crushed the spirit, enterprise, creativity and fundamental freedoms of its citizens, and always leaves a nation's citizens poorer and spiritually less equipped for the self reliance that bring people true happiness and fulfillment.
Deletions:
i) //Socialism// - and its two 2oth century offspring //Communism// and //Fascism// - has crushed the spirit, enterprise, creativity and fundamental freedoms of its citizens, and always leaves a nation's citizens poorer and spiritually less equipped for the self reliance that bring people true happiness and fulfillment. //Communism & Fascism// are both //Anti-Liberal// and //Anti-Capitalist// systems of government.


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i) //Socialism// - and its two 2oth century offspring //Communism// and //Fascism// - has crushed the spirit, enterprise, creativity and fundamental freedoms of its citizens, and always leaves a nation's citizens poorer and spiritually less equipped for the self reliance that bring people true happiness and fulfillment. //Communism & Fascism// are both //Anti-Liberal// and //Anti-Capitalist// systems of government.
Deletions:
i) //Socialism// - and its two 2oth century offspring //Communism// and //Fascism// - has crushed the spirit, enterprise, creativity and fundamental freedoms of its citizens, and always leaves a nation's citizens poorer and spiritually less equipped for the self reliance that bring people true happiness and fulfillment.


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===//...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State**// ===
===//to run the World for the Good of its Citizens.//===
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===...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State** ===
===to run the World for the Good of its Citizens.===


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===to run the World for the Good of its Citizens.===
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===to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===


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Edited on 2015-07-26 18:52:51 by nick
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i) The danger is that we disregard these confused and angry voices at our peril: as the history of the first half of the 20th century has shown, if the //establishment// does lose trust and respect and is perceived to just be //feathering its own nest//, then //fringe// and extreme elements that were often written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive. The rise of //communism// and //fascism// weren't takeovers and coups by a few: they were supported by a large disillusioned population who felt powerless and disenfranchised .
Deletions:
i) The danger is that disregard these confused and angry voices at our peril: as the history of the first half of the 20th century has shown, if the //establishment// does lose trust and respect and is perceived to just be //feathering its own nest//, then //fringe// and extreme elements that were often written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive. The rise of //communism// and //fascism// weren't takeovers and coups by a few: they were supported by a large disillusioned population who felt powerless and disenfranchised .


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Edited on 2015-07-26 18:52:25 by nick
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i) The danger is that disregard these confused and angry voices at our peril: as the history of the first half of the 20th century has shown, if the //establishment// does lose trust and respect and is perceived to just be //feathering its own nest//, then //fringe// and extreme elements that were often written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive. The rise of //communism// and //fascism// weren't takeovers and coups by a few: they were supported by a large disillusioned population who felt powerless and disenfranchised .
Deletions:
i) But, as the history of the first half of the 20th century showed, if the //establishment// does lose trust and respect and is perceived to just be //feathering its own nest//, then //fringe// and extreme elements that were often written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive. The rise of communism and fascism weren't takeovers and coups by a few: they were supported by a large disillusioned population who felt powerless and disenfranchised .


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Edited on 2015-07-26 18:49:09 by nick
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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They confusingly refer to themselves as //Libertarian// despite the fact much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist//, believing that //the state// should tell people how they should conduct their lives, they are anti-choice, and they want to isolate themselves from the global capitalist economy. For instance, they want to prosecute people who make the personal choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are NOT pro-choice on Abortion, and they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation, and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as //Libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist// in that they insist on telling people how they should conduct their lives: for instance, they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 18:40:47 by nick
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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as //Libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist// in that they insist on telling people how they should conduct their lives: for instance, they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as//Libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist// in that they insist on telling people how they should conduct their lives: for instance, they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.


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Additions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain also offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as//Libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist// in that they insist on telling people how they should conduct their lives: for instance, they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as//Libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist// in that they insist on telling people how they should conduct their lives: for instance, they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 18:39:21 by nick
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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as//Libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist// in that they insist on telling people how they should conduct their lives: for instance, they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as//Libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist// in that they insist on telling people how they should conduct their lives: for instance, they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, and have a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//. On most economic issues too they would agree with much //socialist// rhetoric: for example they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community.


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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as//Libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is quite //socialist// in that they insist on telling people how they should conduct their lives: for instance, they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, they want to tell people who they can marry, and have a total disinterest in //equality of opportunity// for //Minorities//. On most economic issues too they would agree with much //socialist// rhetoric: for example they are anti-globalisation, pro-isolation and want to put up trade barriers to external trade. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their so-called //Libertarianism// seems to be all about their own self interest to do what they want and for others to do what they say, without any thought of their responsibilities towards those less fortunate in their community.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as//libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is all about the state telling people how they should lead their lives: they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, and want to tell people who they can marry. On most economic issues too they are very //illiberal//, for example they are anti-globalisation and pro-isolation. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their //Libertarianism// seems to be all about personal self interest and isolation without any thought of their responsibility to assist in empowering those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //Minority rights//.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 17:52:37 by nick
Additions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. They refer to themselves as//libertarian// but much of their vague rhetoric is all about the state telling people how they should lead their lives: they want to prosecute people who make the individual choice to take drugs, they want to prosecute sex workers, and want to tell people who they can marry. On most economic issues too they are very //illiberal//, for example they are anti-globalisation and pro-isolation. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place. Their //Libertarianism// seems to be all about personal self interest and isolation without any thought of their responsibility to assist in empowering those less fortunate in their community, including a total disinterest in //Minority rights//.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. Their so-called //libertarianism// is all about personal self interest and isolation without any thought of their responsibility to assist in empowering those less fortunate in their community. They are actually extremely //illiberal// on most social and economic issues: for example, globalisation, gay marriage and minority rights are all anathema to most //Tea Party// members. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 17:02:53 by nick
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i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. Their so-called //libertarianism// is all about personal self interest and isolation without any thought of their responsibility to assist in empowering those less fortunate in their community. They are actually extremely //illiberal// on most social and economic issues: for example, globalisation, gay marriage and minority rights are all anathema to most //Tea Party// members. They are all full of venom and hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. Their so-called //libertarianism// is all about personal self interest and isolation without any thought of their responsibility to assist in empowering those less fortunate in their community. They are extremely //illiberal// on most social and economic issues: for example, globalisation, gay marriage and minority rights are all anathema to most //Tea Party// members. They are all full of hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 17:01:27 by nick
Additions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. Their so-called //libertarianism// is all about personal self interest and isolation without any thought of their responsibility to assist in empowering those less fortunate in their community. They are extremely //illiberal// on most social and economic issues: for example, globalisation, gay marriage and minority rights are all anathema to most //Tea Party// members. They are all full of hate and want to destroy the existing order, but offer virtually nothing in its place.
Deletions:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. Their so-called //libertarianism// is all about self interest, and they are extremely illiberal on most social and economic issues: for example, globalisation, gay marriage and minority rights are all anathema to most //Tea Party// members. They all hate and want to destroy the existing order but offer virtually nothing in its place, apart from a few vague and disturbing notions of individualism without responsibility to help anyone else less fortunate in their community.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 16:55:50 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Rise in the Politics of Nihilistic Rage & Anger**:
i) The //Tea Party// in the USA and //UKIP// in Great Britain offer lots of anger, but very few solutions. Their so-called //libertarianism// is all about self interest, and they are extremely illiberal on most social and economic issues: for example, globalisation, gay marriage and minority rights are all anathema to most //Tea Party// members. They all hate and want to destroy the existing order but offer virtually nothing in its place, apart from a few vague and disturbing notions of individualism without responsibility to help anyone else less fortunate in their community.
Deletions:
1) **The Rise in the Politics of Anger**:


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Edited on 2015-07-26 16:29:40 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Rise in the Politics of Anger**:
Deletions:
1) **The Rise of Anger, Rage & the Politics of Destruction**:


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Edited on 2015-07-26 16:26:36 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Rise of Anger, Rage & the Politics of Destruction**:
Deletions:
1) **The Rise of Anger, Rage & Nihilism**:


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Edited on 2015-07-26 15:43:29 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Rise of Anger, Rage & Nihilism**:
Deletions:
1) **The relentless rise of Anger, Rage & Nihilism**:


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Edited on 2015-07-26 15:43:03 by nick
Additions:
1) **The relentless rise of Anger, Rage & Nihilism**:
Deletions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism**:


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Edited on 2015-07-26 12:17:01 by nick
Additions:
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. This is clearly illustrated when //climate scientists// are spoken to in private when they always then talk in terms of //probability// and //doubt// in what is an extremely complex and uncertain field.
Deletions:
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. This is clearly illustrated when //climate scientists// are spoken to in private: they always then talk in terms of //probability// and //doubt// in what is an extremely complex and uncertain field.


Revision [97172]

Edited on 2015-07-26 12:16:27 by nick
Additions:
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. This is clearly illustrated when //climate scientists// are spoken to in private: they always then talk in terms of //probability// and //doubt// in what is an extremely complex and uncertain field.
Deletions:
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. When //climate scientists// are spoken too in private, they always talk in terms of probability and doubt in what is an //extremely complex// and //uncertain// field.


Revision [97171]

Edited on 2015-07-26 12:14:31 by nick
Additions:
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. When //climate scientists// are spoken too in private, they always talk in terms of probability and doubt in what is an //extremely complex// and //uncertain// field.
Deletions:
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. When climate scientists are spoken too in private, they always talk in terms of probability and doubt in what is an extremely complex and //uncertain// area.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 12:12:30 by nick
Additions:
i) Unfortunately, **Scientists** also all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. When climate scientists are spoken too in private, they always talk in terms of probability and doubt in what is an extremely complex and //uncertain// area.
Deletions:
i) **Scientists** all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. When climate scientists are spoken too in private, they always talk in terms of probability and doubt in what is an extremely complex and //uncertain// area.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 12:11:03 by nick

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Revision [97168]

Edited on 2015-07-26 12:08:09 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of believing that their discipline was a //natural science// and that they had new paradigms that could control and predict the future: they didn't and they couldn't! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//” illustrates. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will anticipate the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still arrogantly believing that if they look hard enough there is a //golden// equation locked away somewhere that will answer all the questions. They are wrong, there isn't!
Deletions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of believing that their discipline was a //natural science// and that they had new formulas and paradigms that could control and predict the future: they didn't and they couldn't! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//” illustrates. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will anticipate the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still arrogantly still believing that if they look hard enough there is a //golden// equation locked away somewhere that will answer all the questions. They are wrong, there isn't!


Revision [97167]

Edited on 2015-07-26 12:07:02 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of believing that their discipline was a //natural science// and that they had new formulas and paradigms that could control and predict the future: they didn't and they couldn't! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//” illustrates. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will anticipate the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still arrogantly still believing that if they look hard enough there is a //golden// equation locked away somewhere that will answer all the questions. They are wrong, there isn't!
Deletions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of pretending that their discipline was a //natural science// and that they had new formulas and paradigms that could control and predict the future: they didn't and they couldn't! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//” illustrates. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will anticipate the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still arrogantly still believing that if they look hard enough there is a //golden// equation locked away somewhere that will answer all the questions. They are wrong, there isn't!


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Edited on 2015-07-26 12:05:50 by nick
Additions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting in their own interests, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting mainly in their own interests, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 12:04:02 by nick
Additions:
i) The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //**equality of opportunity**// and the formation of a classless meritocracy. However, this old belief that anyone - irrespective of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies. Over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies across the world have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where only the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
Deletions:
i) The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //**equality of opportunity**// and classless meritocracy. However, this old belief that anyone - irrespective of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies. Over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies across the world have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where only the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.


Revision [97164]

Edited on 2015-07-26 12:03:31 by nick
Additions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be acting mainly in their own interests, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 12:01:46 by nick
Additions:
i) Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the "//we know what's good for you //" mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society: all we needed to do was //trust them// and they would lead us to the //promised land//.
Deletions:
i) Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society: all we needed to do was //trust them// and they would lead us to the //promised land//.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 12:00:38 by nick
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1) **Legal Profession: **
i) Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and a restrictive force on competitiveness and //Free Trade//. The legal profession is now mainly used by large corporations who use expensive law companies to prevent competition - smaller businesses and startups do not have the financial resources to take them on.
i) Wealthy individuals and governments too increasingly use lawyers to repress the press and freedom of speech, knowing again that they have the financial //muscle// to bully people into silence. The legal profession is increasingly becoming regarded as not a defender of our rights and freedoms, but instead a restrictive enforcer of the //ruling class//.
Deletions:
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and a restrictive force on competitiveness and //Free Trade//. The legal profession is now mainly used by large corporations who use expensive law companies to prevent competition - smaller businesses and startups do not have the financial resources to take them on. Wealthy individuals and governments also increasingly use lawyers to repress the press and freedom of speech, knowing again that they have the financial //muscle// to bully people into silence. The legal profession is increasingly becoming regarded as not a defender of our rights and freedoms, but instead a restrictive enforcer of the //ruling class//.


Revision [97161]

Edited on 2015-07-26 11:57:39 by nick
Additions:
i) There has been a renaissance of the **radical left and right** as illustrated by //Vladimir Putin’s// Russia, //Marine Le Pen’s// Front National in France, //Syrzia// in Greece, and //Donald Trump// in the USA. What they all have in common is a belief that globalisation and the integration of the world's economies is the root cause of their nation's problems. They want to return to a 1930s world of nations that are industrially independent, restrict imports through tariffs, restrict competition, and re-open old industries. The State will once again be the vehicle that decides industrial and social policy, not the free-market or the people.
Deletions:
i) There has been a renaissance of the **radical left and right** as illustrated by //Vladimir Putin’s// Russia, //Marine Le Pen’s// Front National in France, //Syrzia// in Greece, and //Donald Trump// in the USA. What they all have in common is a belief that globalisation and the integration of the world's economies is the root cause of their nation's problems. They want to return to a 1930s world of nations that are industrially independent, restrict imports through tariffs, restrict competition, and re-open old industries. The State will once again be the vehicle that runs industrial and social policy.


Revision [97160]

Edited on 2015-07-26 11:55:50 by nick
Additions:
i) There has been a renaissance of the **radical left and right** as illustrated by //Vladimir Putin’s// Russia, //Marine Le Pen’s// Front National in France, //Syrzia// in Greece, and //Donald Trump// in the USA. What they all have in common is a belief that globalisation and the integration of the world's economies is the root cause of their nation's problems. They want to return to a 1930s world of nations that are industrially independent, restrict imports through tariffs, restrict competition, and re-open old industries. The State will once again be the vehicle that runs industrial and social policy.
Deletions:
i) There has been a renaissance of the **radical left and right** as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece. What they all have in common is a belief that globalisation and the integration of the world's economies is the root cause of their nation's problems. They want to return to a 1930s world of nations that are industrially independent, restrict imports through tariffs, restrict competition, and re-open old industries. The State will once again be the vehicle that runs industrial and social policy.


Revision [97159]

Edited on 2015-07-26 11:53:00 by nick
Additions:
i) A revival of very conservative //Religious Fundamentalism// with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart is creating a dark cloud over the world: the very existence of our tolerant and free world is being challenged. //Islamic// conservatism is the most obvious threat, but //Christian fundamentalists// who take a literal view of the Bible (teaching issues like //Creationism//) and the rise in //Hindu Nationalism// are two other glaring examples.
Deletions:
i) A revival of very conservative //Religious Fundamentalism// with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart is creating a dark cloud over the world: the very existence of our tolerant and free world is being challenged. Islamic conservatism is the most obvious threat, but //Christian fundamentalists// who take a literal view of the Bible (teaching issues like //creationism//) and the rise in //Hindu Nationalism// are two other glaring concerns.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 11:18:45 by nick
Additions:
i) The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the //establishment// has gone, and how powerless normal citizens feel. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// that they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of cringe-making anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// bigoted isolationist and anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups.
Deletions:
i) The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the ruling class has gone, and how powerless normal citizens feel. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 11:15:45 by nick
Additions:
i) The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the ruling class has gone, and how powerless normal citizens feel. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups.
i) But, as the history of the first half of the 20th century showed, if the //establishment// does lose trust and respect and is perceived to just be //feathering its own nest//, then //fringe// and extreme elements that were often written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive. The rise of communism and fascism weren't takeovers and coups by a few: they were supported by a large disillusioned population who felt powerless and disenfranchised .
Deletions:
i) The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the ruling class has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups.
i) But, as the history of the 1930s has showed us, if the establishment does lose trust and respect, then //fringe// elements that were written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive.


Revision [97145]

Edited on 2015-07-26 10:59:29 by nick
Additions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism**:
i) The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the ruling class has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups.
i) But, as the history of the 1930s has showed us, if the establishment does lose trust and respect, then //fringe// elements that were written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive.
Deletions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups. But, as the history of the 1930s has showed us, if the establishment does lose trust and respect, then //fringe// elements that were written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 10:57:43 by nick
Additions:
1) **Child Abuse Cases**: //Establishment// figures from within religious organisations, politics, and the world of celebrity got away with child abuse often for decades because they believed they were //untouchable//. This global scandal goes to the heart of the problem with unaccountable closed institutions such as churches, an arrogant, bullying //Ruling Class//, and a media obsession with celebrity figures that are built up to be far more important and relevant than they actually are.
Deletions:
i) **Child Abuse Cases**: //Establishment// figures from within religious organisations, politics, and the world of celebrity got away with child abuse often for decades because they believed they were //untouchable//. This global scandal goes to the heart of the problem with unaccountable closed institutions such as churches, an arrogant, bullying //Ruling Class//, and a media obsession with celebrity figures that are built up to be far more important and relevant than they actually are.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 10:56:07 by nick

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Edited on 2015-07-26 10:55:33 by nick
Additions:
i) **Child Abuse Cases**: //Establishment// figures from within religious organisations, politics, and the world of celebrity got away with child abuse often for decades because they believed they were //untouchable//. This global scandal goes to the heart of the problem with unaccountable closed institutions such as churches, an arrogant, bullying //Ruling Class//, and a media obsession with celebrity figures that are built up to be far more important and relevant than they actually are.
Deletions:
1) **Child Abuse Cases**: //Establishment// figures from within religious organisations, politics, and the world of celebrity got away with child abuse often for decades because they believed they were //untouchable//. This global scandal goes to the heart of the problem with unaccountable closed institutions such as churches, an arrogant, bullying //Ruling Class//, and a media obsession with celebrity figures that are built up to be far more important and relevant than they actually are.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 10:54:03 by nick
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a) Out of control bank lending to Greece in the knowledge that the creditors could always be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
a) A government that was allowed to borrow without any thought of the long term consequences.
a) A hapless and politicised Central Bank (ECB)
a) Arrogant, naive and hopelessly incompetent European Union governments that bulldozed through a single currency project without thinking through the consequences;
a) A complete failure by the EU//Ruling Class// to understand the consequences of further //Political Integration// of nation states.
a) When combined together, all of this EU interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not seen since 1945.
Deletions:
a) out of control bank lending to Greece in the knowledge that the creditors could always be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
a) a government that was allowed to borrow without any thought of the long term consequences.
a) a hapless and politicised Central Bank (ECB)
a) arrogant, naive and hopelessly incompetent European Union governments that bulldozed through a single currency project without thinking through the consequences;
a) a complete failure by the EU//Ruling Class// to understand the consequences of further //Political Integration// of nation states.
a) when combined together, all of this EU interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not seen since 1945.


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Additions:
i) **Financial Watchdogs: **All of the above! Failed in their one primary task of regulating the financial sector. (eg. theUK's Financial Services Authority).
i) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine. The Bankers also persuaded the hapless authorities that an economy could be built on //money making money//, which led to the acceptance of socially useless practices and permitted a culture of excess. Far from being a service industry that //fuels// the real economy, the financial sector became a detached and self interested entity on their, and took money away from socially productive investment in the //real economy//.
i) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. The //Greek Crisis// is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the current system:
a) out of control bank lending to Greece in the knowledge that the creditors could always be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
a) a government that was allowed to borrow without any thought of the long term consequences.
a) a hapless and politicised Central Bank (ECB)
a) arrogant, naive and hopelessly incompetent European Union governments that bulldozed through a single currency project without thinking through the consequences;
a) a complete failure by the EU//Ruling Class// to understand the consequences of further //Political Integration// of nation states.
a) when combined together, all of this EU interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not seen since 1945.
Deletions:
1) **Financial Watchdogs: **All of the above! Failed in their one primary task of regulating the financial sector. (eg. theUK's Financial Services Authority).
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine. The Bankers also persuaded the hapless authorities that an economy could be built on //money making money//, which led to the acceptance of socially useless practices and permitted a culture of excess. Far from being a service industry that //fuels// the real economy, the financial sector became a detached and self interested entity on their, and took money away from socially productive investment in the //real economy//.
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. The //Greek Crisis// is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the current system:
i) out of control bank lending to Greece in the knowledge that the creditors could always be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
i) a government that was allowed to borrow without any thought of the long term consequences.
i) a hapless and politicised Central Bank (ECB)
i) arrogant, naive and hopelessly incompetent European Union governments that bulldozed through a single currency project without thinking through the consequences;
i) a complete failure by the EU//Ruling Class// to understand the consequences of further //Political Integration// of nation states.
i) when combined together, all of this EU interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not seen since 1945.


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Additions:
1) **Economic Management:**
i) Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All the //Ruling Class //agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis. And their solution? Return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.
i) **Central Banks** around the world utterly failed to predict financial crisis, failed to pre-empt it with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failed to restrain the banks as //the lender of last resort//, and completely failed to understand that just having an inflation target strategy to regulate the world economy means of stopping //boom and bust// was laughably simplistic. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (//Mervyn King//) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is? Accepted interventionist //theories// like Keynesianism & Monetarism always fail: governments, central banks and economists think that they can control the economy, but in fact only create problems for the future.
Deletions:
1) **Government Economic Management:** Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All the //Ruling Class //agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis. And their solution? Return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as //the lender of last resort//, and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is? Accepted interventionist //theories// like Keynesianism & Monetarism always fail: governments, central banks and economists think that they can control the economy, but in fact only create problems for the future.


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Additions:
i) Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society: all we needed to do was //trust them// and they would lead us to the //promised land//.
Deletions:
i) Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will.
i) In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society: all we needed to do was //trust them// and they would lead us to the //promised land//.


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i) The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //**equality of opportunity**// and classless meritocracy. However, this old belief that anyone - irrespective of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies. Over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies across the world have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where only the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, this old belief that anyone - irrespective of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies. Over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where only the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 10:37:01 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:**
i) Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will.
i) In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society: all we needed to do was //trust them// and they would lead us to the //promised land//.
i) This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society: all we needed to do was //trust them// and they would lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-26 10:31:10 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of Socialism:**
i) Wherever and whenever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit.
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of Socialism:** Wherever and whenever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit.


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===...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State** ===
===to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===
Deletions:
===...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State**
to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===


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Additions:
===...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State**
to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===
Deletions:
===...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State** to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===


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====What Recent Events have Taught Us...====
===...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State** to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===
Deletions:
==What Recent Events have Taught Us...==
==...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State** to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:==


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Edited on 2015-07-25 22:36:15 by nick
Additions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups. But, as the history of the 1930s has showed us, if the establishment does lose trust and respect, then //fringe// elements that were written off as comical are able to succeed and thrive.
Deletions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups. But, as the history of the 1930s has showed us, if the establishment loses trust then //fringe// elements that were written off as comical can succeed and thrive.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 22:34:54 by nick
Additions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups. But, as the history of the 1930s has showed us, if the establishment loses trust then //fringe// elements that were written off as comical can succeed and thrive.
Deletions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups. But, as the history of the 1930s has showed us, if the establishment loses trust the //fringe// elements can succeed and thrive.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 22:33:39 by nick
Additions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives. //Brand's// so-called //revolution// of laughable anti-establishment ramblings and //Trump's// isolationist anti-globalisation rhetoric would in normal times be treated with contempt and hilarity by all but a few pathetic //fringe// groups. But, as the history of the 1930s has showed us, if the establishment loses trust the //fringe// elements can succeed and thrive.
Deletions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 22:16:57 by nick
Additions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump// have lots of anger and rage towards the //ruling class// they claim to despise, but do not offer any coherent alternatives.
Deletions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump//have nothing but anger and rage, offering no coherent alternatives to the //ruling class// they claim to despise .


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Edited on 2015-07-25 22:14:53 by nick
Additions:
1) The rise of **Anger, Rage & Nihilism** at the //Establishment//: The fact that preening self publicists like //Russell Brand// and //Donald Trump// have been taken seriously is a terrible indictment of how far mistrust and disillusion with the establishment has gone. //Brand// and //Trump//have nothing but anger and rage, offering no coherent alternatives to the //ruling class// they claim to despise .


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Additions:
i) //Socialism// - and its two 2oth century offspring //Communism// and //Fascism// - has crushed the spirit, enterprise, creativity and fundamental freedoms of its citizens, and always leaves a nation's citizens poorer and spiritually less equipped for the self reliance that bring people true happiness and fulfillment.
Deletions:
i) Socialism - and its two offspring Communism and Fascism - has crushed the spirit, enterprise, creativity and fundamental freedoms of its citizens.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 17:46:39 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of Socialism:** Wherever and whenever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit.
i) Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons. Their governments borrow hugely to fund their statist projects, and then turn on the very people who lend them the money in terms of //evil capitalist parasites// who should forgive them all their debts and lend them still more. Socialist governments have never reconciled this fundamental contradiction that they despise the hand that feeds them, whether it be lenders, private industry, or tax payers.
i) Socialism - and its two offspring Communism and Fascism - has crushed the spirit, enterprise, creativity and fundamental freedoms of its citizens.
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of Socialism:** Wherever and whenever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons. Their government borrow hugely to fund their statist projects, and then turn on the very people who lend them the money in terms of //evil capitalist parasites// who should forgive them all their debts and lend them still more.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 17:39:34 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of Socialism:** Wherever and whenever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons. Their government borrow hugely to fund their statist projects, and then turn on the very people who lend them the money in terms of //evil capitalist parasites// who should forgive them all their debts and lend them still more.
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons.


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Additions:
i) a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is supposedly in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia).
i) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past (inc. slavery, cultural repression and military occupation).
i) The mainstream media is once again openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]]) predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia with the State once again in the ascendant.
Deletions:
a) a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is supposedly in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia).
a) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past (inc. slavery, cultural repression and military occupation).
i) The mainstream media is once again openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]] predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia with the State once again in the ascendant.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 17:34:11 by nick
Additions:
i) The mainstream media is once again openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]] predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia with the State once again in the ascendant.
Deletions:
i) The mainstream media is once again openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]] predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia where the State once again in the ascendant.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 17:27:39 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Forces of Anti-liberalism & Anti-globalisation are gathering:**
Deletions:
1) **The Forces of Anti-liberalism & Anti-globalisation & are gathering:**


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Edited on 2015-07-25 17:27:17 by nick
Additions:
i) There has been a renaissance of the **radical left and right** as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece. What they all have in common is a belief that globalisation and the integration of the world's economies is the root cause of their nation's problems. They want to return to a 1930s world of nations that are industrially independent, restrict imports through tariffs, restrict competition, and re-open old industries. The State will once again be the vehicle that runs industrial and social policy.
i) The mainstream media is once again openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]] predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia where the State once again in the ascendant.
i) A revival of very conservative //Religious Fundamentalism// with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart is creating a dark cloud over the world: the very existence of our tolerant and free world is being challenged. Islamic conservatism is the most obvious threat, but //Christian fundamentalists// who take a literal view of the Bible (teaching issues like //creationism//) and the rise in //Hindu Nationalism// are two other glaring concerns.
Deletions:
a) There has been a renaissance of the **radical left and right** as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece. What they all have in common is a belief that globalisation and the integration of the world's economies is the root cause of their nation's problems. They want to return to a 1930s world of nations that are industrially independent, restrict imports through tariffs, restrict competition, and re-open old industries. The State will once again be the vehicle that runs industrial and social policy.
a) - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.
a) The mainstream media is once again openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]] predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia where the State once again in the ascendant.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 17:17:23 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Forces of Anti-liberalism & Anti-globalisation & are gathering:**
a) There has been a renaissance of the **radical left and right** as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece. What they all have in common is a belief that globalisation and the integration of the world's economies is the root cause of their nation's problems. They want to return to a 1930s world of nations that are industrially independent, restrict imports through tariffs, restrict competition, and re-open old industries. The State will once again be the vehicle that runs industrial and social policy.
a) - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.
a) The mainstream media is once again openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]] predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia where the State once again in the ascendant.
Deletions:
1) **The forces of Anti-globalisation & Anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.
The mainstream media too is openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]] predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia where the State once again in the ascendant.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 17:05:41 by nick
Additions:
1) **The forces of Anti-globalisation & Anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.
The mainstream media too is openly talking about the //end of Capitalism// and //Postcapitalism// (eg. [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Paul Mason]] predicting a //neo-Marxist// Utopia where the State once again in the ascendant.
Deletions:
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.


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Edited on 2015-07-25 16:53:19 by nick
Additions:
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and a restrictive force on competitiveness and //Free Trade//. The legal profession is now mainly used by large corporations who use expensive law companies to prevent competition - smaller businesses and startups do not have the financial resources to take them on. Wealthy individuals and governments also increasingly use lawyers to repress the press and freedom of speech, knowing again that they have the financial //muscle// to bully people into silence. The legal profession is increasingly becoming regarded as not a defender of our rights and freedoms, but instead a restrictive enforcer of the //ruling class//.
Deletions:
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and a restrictive force on competitiveness and //Free Trade//. The legal profession is now mainly used by large corporations who use expensive law companies to prevent competition - smaller businesses and startups do not have the financial resources to take them on. Wealthy individuals and governments also increasingly use lawyers to repress the press and freedom of speech, knowing again that they have the financial //muscle// to bully people into silence. The legal profession is increasingly becoming regarded as not a defender of our rights and freedoms, but instead a restrictive enforcer of the ruling elite.


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Edited on 2015-07-24 18:41:55 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of pretending that their discipline was a //natural science// and that they had new formulas and paradigms that could control and predict the future: they didn't and they couldn't! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//” illustrates. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will anticipate the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still arrogantly still believing that if they look hard enough there is a //golden// equation locked away somewhere that will answer all the questions. They are wrong, there isn't!
Deletions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of pretending that their discipline was a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will predict the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still thinking that there is a //golden// mathematical equation locked away somewhere that will foretell the future. They are wrong, there isn't!


Revision [97100]

Edited on 2015-07-24 18:36:47 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of pretending that their discipline was a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will predict the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still thinking that there is a //golden// mathematical equation locked away somewhere that will foretell the future. They are wrong, there isn't!
Deletions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will predict the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still thinking that there is a //golden// mathematical equation locked away somewhere that will foretell the future. They are wrong, there isn't!


Revision [97099]

Edited on 2015-07-24 18:36:31 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** were especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will predict the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still thinking that there is a //golden// mathematical equation locked away somewhere that will foretell the future. They are wrong, there isn't!
Deletions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will predict the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still thinking that there is a //golden// mathematical equation locked away somewhere that will foretell the future. They are wrong, there isn't!


Revision [97098]

Edited on 2015-07-24 18:33:47 by nick
Additions:
i) Tame, weak and frightened journalists who are too easily scared and intimidated by a// politically correct// establishment and extremist threats. Mainstream media are now terrified of //causing offence// to certain groups, and even so called //satirical// publications like //Private Eye// lamely pick on the usual //soft targets// who they know won't hit back: a total contrast with the //publish-and-be-damned// attitude of //Charlie Hebdo//.
i) Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are in an open and free society. An obsession with //Celebrity culture// has meant that all sorts of socially unacceptable and criminal behaviour takes place often directed towards those least able to defend themselves. Meanwhile, a proper scrutiny of governments, business, religious groups, and wealthy individuals fails to occur, often because of fear of legal action.
Deletions:
i) Tame, weak and frightened journalists who are too easily scared and intimidated by a// politically correct// establishment and extremist threats. Mainstream media are now terrified of //causing offence// to certain groups, and even so called //satirical// publications like //Private Eye//lamely pick on the usual //soft targets// who they know won't hit back: a total contrast with the //publish-and-be-damned// attitude of //Charlie Hebdo//.
i) Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are in an open and free society.


Revision [97097]

Edited on 2015-07-24 18:27:42 by nick
Additions:
1) **Press:** A //Free Press// is central to the success of an open, democratic and liberal society. However, recently there has bee a global self inflicted retrenchment of these freedoms due to:
i) Tame, weak and frightened journalists who are too easily scared and intimidated by a// politically correct// establishment and extremist threats. Mainstream media are now terrified of //causing offence// to certain groups, and even so called //satirical// publications like //Private Eye//lamely pick on the usual //soft targets// who they know won't hit back: a total contrast with the //publish-and-be-damned// attitude of //Charlie Hebdo//.
Deletions:
1) **Press:**
i) Free speech restricted by tame, weak and frightened journalists who are too easily scared and intimidated by a// politically correct// establishment and extremist threats. Mainstream media are now terrified of //causing offence// to certain groups, and even so called //satirical// publications like //Private Eye//lamely pick on the usual //soft targets// who they know won't hit back: a total contrast with the //publish-and-be-damned// attitude of //Charlie Hebdo//


Revision [97096]

Edited on 2015-07-24 18:23:14 by nick
Additions:
i) Free speech restricted by tame, weak and frightened journalists who are too easily scared and intimidated by a// politically correct// establishment and extremist threats. Mainstream media are now terrified of //causing offence// to certain groups, and even so called //satirical// publications like //Private Eye//lamely pick on the usual //soft targets// who they know won't hit back: a total contrast with the //publish-and-be-damned// attitude of //Charlie Hebdo//
Deletions:
i) Free speech restricted by tame, weak and frightened journalists who are too easily scared and intimidated by extremists. Mainstream media organisations have cow-towed to a politically correct or intimidatory rhetoric.Even so called //satirical// publications like //Private Eye//lamely pick on the usual //soft targets// who they know won't hit back and have just become part of the mainstream establishment: a total contrast with the //publish-and-be-damned// attitude of //Charlie Hebdo//


Revision [97095]

Edited on 2015-07-24 18:20:40 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris //Charlie Hebdo// massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect and promote the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values and are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main sources:
i) Free speech restricted by tame, weak and frightened journalists who are too easily scared and intimidated by extremists. Mainstream media organisations have cow-towed to a politically correct or intimidatory rhetoric.Even so called //satirical// publications like //Private Eye//lamely pick on the usual //soft targets// who they know won't hit back and have just become part of the mainstream establishment: a total contrast with the //publish-and-be-damned// attitude of //Charlie Hebdo//
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect and promote the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values and are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main sources:
i) Free speech restricted by tame, weak and frightened journalists who too easily scared and intimidated by extremists. Even publications like //Private Eye// just pick on //soft targets// who they know won't hit back and have just become part of the mainstream establishment.


Revision [97094]

Edited on 2015-07-24 17:03:27 by nick
Additions:
1) **Press:**
i) Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are in an open and free society.
i) Free speech restricted by tame, weak and frightened journalists who too easily scared and intimidated by extremists. Even publications like //Private Eye// just pick on //soft targets// who they know won't hit back and have just become part of the mainstream establishment.
Deletions:
1) **Press:** Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are in an open and free society.


Revision [96970]

Edited on 2015-07-21 10:14:02 by nick
Additions:
(Next: [[Liberal Awakening|What is the Liberal Awakening?]])
Deletions:
(Previous: [[Liberal Awakening|What is the Liberal Awakening?]])


Revision [96967]

Edited on 2015-07-20 18:30:42 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will predict the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still thinking that there is a //golden// mathematical equation locked away somewhere that will foretell the future. They are wrong, there isn't!
Deletions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will predict the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still thinking that there is somewhere secret mathematical equation locked away that will foretell the future. They are wrong, there isn't!


Revision [96966]

Edited on 2015-07-20 18:29:45 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists with their //new mathematical formulae// that will predict the future, only to see them quickly overtaken by events and consigned to the dustbin of history again. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008, but that doesn't stop them from still thinking that there is somewhere secret mathematical equation locked away that will foretell the future. They are wrong, there isn't!
Deletions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists who have the latest //new theories// that appear relevant at the time, but these are soon overtaken by events and proven incorrect. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008


Revision [96965]

Edited on 2015-07-20 18:22:47 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians - who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance - is especially dangerous such as the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”. Nobel prizes are dished out to economists who have the latest //new theories// that appear relevant at the time, but these are soon overtaken by events and proven incorrect. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008
Deletions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”). Nobel prizes are dished out to economists who have the latest //new theories// that appear relevant at the time, but these are soon overtaken by events and proven incorrect. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008


Revision [96964]

Edited on 2015-07-20 18:21:46 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The hubris of economists hand-in-hand with politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. the certainty of economic/political theories like “//No more Boom & Bust…//”). Nobel prizes are dished out to economists who have the latest //new theories// that appear relevant at the time, but these are soon overtaken by events and proven incorrect. No economists predicted the extent of the worldwide financial crash in 2008
Deletions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”).


Revision [96963]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:26:45 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society: all we needed to do was //trust them// and they would lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and that we should //trust them// to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96962]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:25:51 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and that we should //trust them// to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite// - self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and that we should //trust them// to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96961]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:25:21 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite// - self importantly they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and that we should //trust them// to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and that we should //trust them// to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96960]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:23:55 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//, and feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and that we should //trust them// to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and that we should //trust them// to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96959]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:23:11 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. In charge of government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// fooled everyone into believing that they were an intellectual //elite//. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and that we should //trust them// to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and fooled their citizens into believing that they should just //trust them// and everything would be okay. Running government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// tried to persuade everyone that they were an intellectual //elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96958]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:17:23 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and fooled their citizens into believing that they should just //trust them// and everything would be okay. Running government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// tried to persuade everyone that they were an intellectual //elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and fooled their citizens into believing that they should just //trust them// and everything would be okay. Running government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// tried to persuade everyone that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96957]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:17:11 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and fooled their citizens into believing that they should just //trust them// and everything would be okay. Running government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// tried to persuade everyone that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and fooled their citizens into believing that they should just //trust them// and everything would be okay. Running government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96956]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:16:44 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and fooled their citizens into believing that they should just //trust them// and everything would be okay. Running government, industry and finance, this //Ruling Class// tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and fooled their citizens into believing that they should just //trust them// and everything would be okay. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96955]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:16:01 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the rest of society, and fooled their citizens into believing that they should just //trust them// and everything would be okay. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96954]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:13:52 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //Socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96953]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:13:40 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //Masters of the Universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //masters of the universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96952]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:13:18 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //masters of the universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //we know what's good for you // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, they strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //masters of the universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //state knows best // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96951]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:11:56 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or a //masters of the universe// corporate culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //state knows best // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //state knows best // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96950]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:11:25 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the //state knows best // mantra as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will with a //state knows best// attitude. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96949]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:09:53 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will with a //state knows best// attitude. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96948]

Edited on 2015-07-20 15:08:03 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatism//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.


Revision [96947]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:44:52 by nick
Additions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they are intellectually unequipped to challenge properly: and because they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).
Deletions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or do not have the intellectual grounding to foresee long term consequences: and because they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).


Revision [96946]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:42:54 by nick
Additions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service. This makes them prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//, but because the //ruling class// are desperate to maintain that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or do not have the intellectual grounding to foresee long term consequences: and because they are so reliant on political advisers and dogmatic imperative, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).
Deletions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual grounding to foresee the long term consequences. Also as a consequence, because they are so reliant on political advisers and imperatives, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).


Revision [96945]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:39:43 by nick
Additions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual grounding to foresee the long term consequences. Also as a consequence, because they are so reliant on political advisers and imperatives, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).
Deletions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easyly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual grounding to foresee the long term consequences. Also as a consequence, because they are so reliant on political advisers and imperatives, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).


Revision [96944]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:39:20 by nick
Additions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easyly manipulated by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual grounding to foresee the long term consequences. Also as a consequence, because they are so reliant on political advisers and imperatives, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).
Deletions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments normally have little or no experience in are easy to manipulate by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual grounding to foresee the long term consequences. Also as a consequence, because they are so reliant on political advisers and imperatives, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).


Revision [96943]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:38:43 by nick
Additions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments normally have little or no experience in are easy to manipulate by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual grounding to foresee the long term consequences. Also as a consequence, because they are so reliant on political advisers and imperatives, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).
Deletions:
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easy to manipulate by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual grounding to foresee the long term consequences. Also as a consequence, because they are so reliant on political advisers and imperatives, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).


Revision [96942]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:38:26 by nick
Additions:
i) **Scientists** all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. When climate scientists are spoken too in private, they always talk in terms of probability and doubt in what is an extremely complex and //uncertain// area.
Deletions:
i) **Scientists** all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. When climate scientists are spoken too in private, they always talk in terms of probability and doubt in what is an extremely complex and uncertain area.


Revision [96941]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:38:11 by nick
Additions:
i) **Scientists** all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//, so scientists, politicians ans journalists now line-up behind the side of the argument that best suits their political affiliations. When climate scientists are spoken too in private, they always talk in terms of probability and doubt in what is an extremely complex and uncertain area.
i) **Poltiticians** who are put in charge of government departments they normally have little or no experience in are easy to manipulate by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads//. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being driven through by totally ill-equipped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual grounding to foresee the long term consequences. Also as a consequence, because they are so reliant on political advisers and imperatives, they often ignore solid scientific evidence because it doesn't suit their agenda (eg. the dangers of restricted drugs).
Deletions:
i) **Scientists** all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//: .
i) When in government **Poltiticians** are put in charge of departments that they normally have little or no experience in, and often only stay within a particular job for a short time. This makes them easy to manipulate by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads// . Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being made by totally ill-equiped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual ability to foresee the long term consequences.


Revision [96940]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:28:29 by nick
Additions:
i) When in government **Poltiticians** are put in charge of departments that they normally have little or no experience in, and often only stay within a particular job for a short time. This makes them easy to manipulate by so called //experts// within academia, //Think-Tanks// and the civil service, and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy ideas and //fads// . Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//, decisions are being made by totally ill-equiped and under trained politicians who blunder into framing policy that they have been unable to challenge or have the intellectual ability to foresee the long term consequences.
Deletions:
i) When in government **Poltiticians** are put in charge of departments that they normally have little or no experience in, and often only stay within a particular job for a short time. This makes them easy to manipulate by so called //experts// within the civil service , and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy fads. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//.


Revision [96939]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:19:55 by nick
Additions:
i) **Scientists** all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//: .
i) When in government **Poltiticians** are put in charge of departments that they normally have little or no experience in, and often only stay within a particular job for a short time. This makes them easy to manipulate by so called //experts// within the civil service , and are therefore prey to all the latest trendy fads. Because the ruling class are desperate to maintain the that old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
i) **Scientists** all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//: A proper old lie that //government knows best//.


Revision [96938]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:14:11 by nick
Additions:
i) **Economists** are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”).
i) **Scientists** all too often speak with //certainty// because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//: A proper old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
i) Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”).
i) So-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//: A proper old lie that //government knows best//.


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Edited on 2015-07-20 11:12:49 by nick
Additions:
1) **Beware the Expert:**
i) Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”).
i) So-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//: A proper old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//: A proper old lie that //government knows best//.


Revision [96936]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:06:53 by nick
Additions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty because admissions of doubt or organised skepticism would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion now relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//: A proper old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//. A proper evidence skepticism old lie that //government knows best//.


Revision [96935]

Edited on 2015-07-20 11:03:49 by nick
Additions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the truth about the politicisation of many sensitive science based areas. //Climate Change// is the most prominent example where much of the discussion relies on //policy based evidence// rather than //evidence based policy//. A proper evidence skepticism old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


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Edited on 2015-07-19 18:45:36 by nick
Additions:
1) **Child Abuse Cases**: //Establishment// figures from within religious organisations, politics, and the world of celebrity got away with child abuse often for decades because they believed they were //untouchable//. This global scandal goes to the heart of the problem with unaccountable closed institutions such as churches, an arrogant, bullying //Ruling Class//, and a media obsession with celebrity figures that are built up to be far more important and relevant than they actually are.
Deletions:
1) **Child Abuse Cases**: //Establishment// figures from within religious organisations, politics, and the world of celebrity got away with child abuse often for decades because they believed they were //untouchable//. This global scandal goes to the heart of the problem with unaccountable closed institutions such as churches and the BBC, an arrogant //Ruling Class//, and an obsession with celebrity figures as if they are something special.


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No Differences

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Edited on 2015-07-19 18:42:18 by nick
Additions:
1) **Child Abuse Cases**: //Establishment// figures from within religious organisations, politics, and the world of celebrity got away with child abuse often for decades because they believed they were //untouchable//. This global scandal goes to the heart of the problem with unaccountable closed institutions such as churches and the BBC, an arrogant //Ruling Class//, and an obsession with celebrity figures as if they are something special.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 20:55:37 by nick
Additions:
i) when combined together, all of this EU interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not seen since 1945.
Deletions:
i) when combined together, all of this EU interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not see since 1945.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 20:55:08 by nick
Additions:
i) when combined together, all of this EU interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not see since 1945.
Deletions:
i) when combined together, all of this interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not see since 1945.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 20:54:26 by nick
Additions:
i) when combined together, all of this interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not see since 1945.
Deletions:
i) Combined, all of this interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not see since 1945.


Revision [96920]

Edited on 2015-07-14 20:53:34 by nick
Additions:
i) out of control bank lending to Greece in the knowledge that the creditors could always be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
i) a government that was allowed to borrow without any thought of the long term consequences.
i) arrogant, naive and hopelessly incompetent European Union governments that bulldozed through a single currency project without thinking through the consequences;
i) a complete failure by the EU//Ruling Class// to understand the consequences of further //Political Integration// of nation states.
i) Combined, all of this interventionist hubris has inevitably led to a rise in European-wide nationalism and animosity not see since 1945.
Deletions:
i) out of control bank lending to Greece in the knowledge that they would be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
i) arrogant European governments naivety, arrogance and hubris about the consequences of forming a single currency;
i) a failure by the //Ruling Class// of Europe to think through the consequences of undemocratic //Political Integration// of nation states. Has led to a rise in nationalism and animosity not see since 1945.


Revision [96919]

Edited on 2015-07-14 20:45:00 by nick
Additions:
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. The //Greek Crisis// is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the current system:
i) out of control bank lending to Greece in the knowledge that they would be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
i) a failure by the //Ruling Class// of Europe to think through the consequences of undemocratic //Political Integration// of nation states. Has led to a rise in nationalism and animosity not see since 1945.
Deletions:
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. The //Greek Crisis// is a microcosm of everything that went wrong:
i) out of control bank lending to Greece knowing that they would be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
i) a failure by the Ruling Class of Europe to think through the consequences of undemocratic //Political Integration// of nation states. Has led to a rise in nationalism and animosity in Europe not see since 1945.


Revision [96918]

Edited on 2015-07-14 20:43:13 by nick
Additions:
i) out of control bank lending to Greece knowing that they would be bailed out by the European taxpayer;
i) arrogant European governments naivety, arrogance and hubris about the consequences of forming a single currency;
i) a hapless and politicised Central Bank (ECB)
i) a failure by the Ruling Class of Europe to think through the consequences of undemocratic //Political Integration// of nation states. Has led to a rise in nationalism and animosity in Europe not see since 1945.
Deletions:
i) banks that lend crazy amounts to Greece knowing that they would be bailed out;
i) arrogant European governments naivety, arrogance and hubris about the consequences of a single currency and //Political Integration//;


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Edited on 2015-07-14 20:37:14 by nick
Additions:
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. The //Greek Crisis// is a microcosm of everything that went wrong:
i) banks that lend crazy amounts to Greece knowing that they would be bailed out;
i) arrogant European governments naivety, arrogance and hubris about the consequences of a single currency and //Political Integration//;
Deletions:
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come.


Revision [96839]

Edited on 2015-07-14 18:38:00 by nick
Deletions:
==Reasons for why change MUST happen:==
1) Politicians, Economists, and Civil Servants have be shown to be totally incapable of controlling or predict the world’s economy, and are victim to events.


Revision [96838]

Edited on 2015-07-14 18:37:39 by nick
Additions:
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as //the lender of last resort//, and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is? Accepted interventionist //theories// like Keynesianism & Monetarism always fail: governments, central banks and economists think that they can control the economy, but in fact only create problems for the future.
Deletions:
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as //the lender of last resort//, and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is? Accepted interventionist //Mantras// like Keynesianism & Monetarism always fail: governments, central banks and economists think that they can control the economy, but in fact only create problems for the future.


Revision [96837]

Edited on 2015-07-14 18:37:08 by nick
Additions:
1) **Government Economic Management:** Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All the //Ruling Class //agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis. And their solution? Return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as //the lender of last resort//, and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is? Accepted interventionist //Mantras// like Keynesianism & Monetarism always fail: governments, central banks and economists think that they can control the economy, but in fact only create problems for the future.
Deletions:
1) **Government Economic Management:** Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All the //Ruling Class //agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis. And their solution? Return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as //the lender of last resort//, and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?
1) Keynesianism & Monetarism don’t work: governments, central banks and economists think that they can control the economy, but in fact only create problems for the future.


Revision [96836]

Edited on 2015-07-14 18:34:11 by nick
Additions:
1) Keynesianism & Monetarism don’t work: governments, central banks and economists think that they can control the economy, but in fact only create problems for the future.
==Reasons for why change MUST happen:==
1) Politicians, Economists, and Civil Servants have be shown to be totally incapable of controlling or predict the world’s economy, and are victim to events.


Revision [96798]

Edited on 2015-07-14 11:11:33 by nick
Additions:
==...the **Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State** to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:==
Deletions:
==...the Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:==


Revision [96797]

Edited on 2015-07-14 11:11:15 by nick
Additions:
1) **Press:** Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are in an open and free society.
1) **Police:** A complete inability to regulate themselves, and a worrying trend towards becoming a defender of the few rather than a protector of all the people.
Deletions:
1) **Press:** Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are.
1) and an obsession with secrecy (ref. Super-injunctions).
1) **Police:** A worrying trend to politicising their actions, and an inability to regulate themselves.


Revision [96796]

Edited on 2015-07-14 11:06:49 by nick
Additions:
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and a restrictive force on competitiveness and //Free Trade//. The legal profession is now mainly used by large corporations who use expensive law companies to prevent competition - smaller businesses and startups do not have the financial resources to take them on. Wealthy individuals and governments also increasingly use lawyers to repress the press and freedom of speech, knowing again that they have the financial //muscle// to bully people into silence. The legal profession is increasingly becoming regarded as not a defender of our rights and freedoms, but instead a restrictive enforcer of the ruling elite.
1) and an obsession with secrecy (ref. Super-injunctions).
Deletions:
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and an obsession with secrecy (ref. Super-injunctions).


Revision [96795]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:47:32 by nick
Additions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine. The Bankers also persuaded the hapless authorities that an economy could be built on //money making money//, which led to the acceptance of socially useless practices and permitted a culture of excess. Far from being a service industry that //fuels// the real economy, the financial sector became a detached and self interested entity on their, and took money away from socially productive investment in the //real economy//.
Deletions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine. The Bankers also persuaded the hapless authorities that an economy could be built on //money making money//, which led to the acceptance of socially useless practices and permitted a culture of excess that became detached from the real economy. Far from being a service industry that //fuels// the real economy, the financial sector became a self interested entity on their own, and took money away from socially productive business.


Revision [96794]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:45:52 by nick
Additions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine. The Bankers also persuaded the hapless authorities that an economy could be built on //money making money//, which led to the acceptance of socially useless practices and permitted a culture of excess that became detached from the real economy. Far from being a service industry that //fuels// the real economy, the financial sector became a self interested entity on their own, and took money away from socially productive business.
Deletions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine. The Bankers also persuaded the hapless authorities that an economy could be built on //money making money//, which led to the acceptance of socially useless practices and permitted a culture of excess that became detatched from the real economy.


Revision [96793]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:42:36 by nick
Additions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine. The Bankers also persuaded the hapless authorities that an economy could be built on //money making money//, which led to the acceptance of socially useless practices and permitted a culture of excess that became detatched from the real economy.
Deletions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.


Revision [96792]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:38:05 by nick
Additions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, feel that they were above the law, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments, central banks and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
Deletions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good of the community as a whole. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.


Revision [96791]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:35:50 by nick
Additions:
1) **Financial Watchdogs: **All of the above! Failed in their one primary task of regulating the financial sector. (eg. theUK's Financial Services Authority).
Deletions:
1) **Financial Services Authority (FSA): **All of the above! Failed in its one primary task of regulating the financial sector.


Revision [96790]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:33:47 by nick
Additions:
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as //the lender of last resort//, and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?
Deletions:
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as 'the lender of last resort', and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?


Revision [96789]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:32:50 by nick
Additions:
1) **Government Economic Management:** Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All the //Ruling Class //agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis. And their solution? Return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.
Deletions:
1) **Government Economic Management:** Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All the //Ruling Class //agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis, and their main plan is to return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.


Revision [96788]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:32:00 by nick
Additions:
1) **Government Economic Management:** Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All the //Ruling Class //agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis, and their main plan is to return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.
Deletions:
1) **Government Economic Management:** Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All mainstream political parties agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis, and their main plan is to return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.


Revision [96787]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:30:43 by nick
Additions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “//No more Boom & Bust…//”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


Revision [96786]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:30:32 by nick
Additions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (eg. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


Revision [96785]

Edited on 2015-07-14 10:29:52 by nick
Additions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of economists and politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:29:12 by nick
Additions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can control and predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:28:31 by nick
Additions:
1) **Beware the Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:28:09 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, often corrupt and immoral, and intellectually incapable of creating a vision for a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:26:16 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: this revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:25:57 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you. Running government, industry and finance, they tried to persuaded us that they were an intellectual //Elite// that that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:24:08 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for you -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:23:43 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to '//trust them//' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to 'trust them' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:23:28 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance. They strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to 'trust them' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, this new self appointed //Ruling Class// strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to 'trust them' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:22:48 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, this new self appointed //Ruling Class// strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to 'trust them' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, or the re-ascendancy of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, this new self appointed //Ruling Class// strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to 'trust them' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:22:17 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, or the re-ascendancy of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, this new self appointed //Ruling Class// strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to 'trust them' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The new Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, or the re-ascendancy of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, this new self appointed //Ruling Class// strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to 'trust them' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:22:08 by nick
Additions:
1) **The new Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, or the re-ascendancy of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, or corporate //masters of the universe// culture, this new //Ruling Class// used the state as the vehicle from which to impose their will. Feigning self importance, this new self appointed //Ruling Class// strutted and postured as if they were more knowledgeable and naturally superior than //the rest//, and told their citizens to 'trust them' as they knew what was best for them -they were supposedly an intellectual //Elite// that ran government, industry and finance that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This shameful deceit was brutally exposed by financial crisis of 2008: that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events and were not acting in the best interests of their citizens. Unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, this //Ruling Class// were shown to be self interested, at best //amoral//, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, corporate //masters of the universe// culture, or the re-ascendancy of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, this new self appointed //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing that they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. Feigning self importance, they strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority, and told their citizens to trust them as they know what’s best for them. The shameful reality was exposed be recent events that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events - unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 10:05:26 by nick
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1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, this old belief that anyone - irrespective of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies. Over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where only the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, this old belief that anyone - irrespective of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies. Over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.


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==...the Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:==
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===...the Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===


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===...the Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===
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===The Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===


Revision [96769]

Edited on 2015-07-14 01:26:18 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, this old belief that anyone - irrespective of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies. Over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed. The old belief that anyone - irrespactive of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies.


Revision [96768]

Edited on 2015-07-14 01:25:07 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed. The old belief that anyone - irrespactive of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies.
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed. The belief that anyone - irrespactive of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:24:36 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed. The belief that anyone - irrespactive of background - can penetrate the elite as long as they have talent, perseverance and gumption no longer applies.
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.


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1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, or to act for the greater economic good of the community as a whole. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
Deletions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.


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1) **Financial Services Authority (FSA): **All of the above! Failed in its one primary task of regulating the financial sector.
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come.
Deletions:
1) **Financial Services Authority (FSA): **All of the above! Failed in its one primary task of regulating the financial sector. --- ---
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.--- ---
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. --- ---


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1) **Government Economic Management:** Governments around the world encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All mainstream political parties agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis, and their main plan is to return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as 'the lender of last resort', and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. For instance, the Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.
1) **The Failure of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons.
1) **Press:** Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are.
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and an obsession with secrecy (ref. Super-injunctions).
1) **Police:** A worrying trend to politicising their actions, and an inability to regulate themselves.
Deletions:
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as 'the lender of last resort', and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. The Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?--- ---
1) **Government Economic Management:** The UK Government encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All mainstream parties agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis, and their main plan is to return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.--- ---
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.--- ---
1) **The Failure of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons. --- ---
1) **Press:** Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are. --- ---
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and an obsession with secrecy (ref. Super-injunctions).--- ---
1) **Police:** A worrying trend to politicising their actions, and an inability to regulate themselves.--- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:16:34 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **The //Expert//:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:16:20 by nick
Additions:
1) **The //Expert//:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **The Rise of the //Expert//:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:15:35 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Rise of the //Expert//:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.


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Additions:
a) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past (inc. slavery, cultural repression and military occupation).
Deletions:
a) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past (inc. slavery, cultural repression and military occupation). --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:14:32 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//.
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:13:12 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and that they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:12:47 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. However, over the past 40 years misguided //anti-liberal// economic, education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, corporate //masters of the universe// culture, or the re-ascendancy of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, this new self appointed //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing that they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. Feigning self importance, they strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority, and told their citizens to trust them as they know what’s best for them. The shameful reality was exposed be recent events that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events - unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Around the world, misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, corporate //masters of the universe// culture, or the re-ascendancy of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, this self appointed //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing that they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. Feigning self importance, they strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority, they told their citizens to trust them as they know what’s best for them. The shameful reality was exposed be recent events that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events - unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:09:48 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Around the world, misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new //Ruling Class// based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** Whether in the guise of //socialism//, corporate //masters of the universe// culture, or the re-ascendancy of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservatives//, this self appointed //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing that they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. Feigning self importance, they strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority, they told their citizens to trust them as they know what’s best for them. The shameful reality was exposed be recent events that revealed that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they were in fact at the mercy of events - unaware of what was going on around them, unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and intellectually incapable of creating a better world.
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Around the world, misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new class based system based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** In the past 25 years a new self appointed //Ruling Class// has arisen that duped their citizens into believing that they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. Whether in the form of //socialism//, a corporate //masters of the universe// culture, or the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite, this new establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone. They strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority, but the truth is that recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them, are unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are in fact at the mercy of events.
1) --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 01:00:22 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** In the past 25 years a new self appointed //Ruling Class// has arisen that duped their citizens into believing that they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. Whether in the form of //socialism//, a corporate //masters of the universe// culture, or the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite, this new establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone. They strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority, but the truth is that recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them, are unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are in fact at the mercy of events.
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** In the past 25 years a new self appointed //Ruling Class// has arisen that duped their citizens into believing that they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. Whether in the form of //socialism//, a corporate //masters of the universe// culture, or the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite, this new establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone. – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them, are unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events.


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:59:04 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Around the world, misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a a new class based system based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** In the past 25 years a new self appointed //Ruling Class// has arisen that duped their citizens into believing that they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. Whether in the form of //socialism//, a corporate //masters of the universe// culture, or the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite, this new establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone. – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them, are unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events.
1) --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Increasingly however, there is a new class based system around the world based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed. //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference has returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** This new //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them, are unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---


Revision [96753]

Edited on 2015-07-14 00:36:59 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that //government knows best//. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that '//government knows best//'. --- ---


Revision [96752]

Edited on 2015-07-14 00:36:31 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would expose the old lie that '//government knows best//'. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the old lie '//government knows best//'. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:35:33 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the old lie '//government knows best//'. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:28:29 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a //natural science// and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:28:00 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** This new //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them, are unable to control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** This new //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:27:15 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** This new //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** This new //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them. They do NOT know better than the people, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:26:47 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** This new //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda or being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them. They do NOT know better than the people, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** This new //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them. They do NOT know better than the people, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:26:08 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** This new //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing they are an intellectual '//Elite//' that should be trusted to lead us to the //promised land//. This establishment pretends they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘//emperors new clothes//’! Recent events have proved that far from setting the agenda being in control, they are in fact unaware of what's going on around them. They do NOT know better than the people, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
1) **The Expert:** Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! Recent events have shown us that they do NOT know better than the people, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
1) **The Expert:** of The //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing there are intellectual '//Elite//' that can lead us to the promised land. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:19:07 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! Recent events have shown us that they do NOT know better than the people, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! Recent events have shown us that they do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:18:50 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Failure of the Ruling Class:** The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! Recent events have shown us that they do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The failure of the Ruling Class:** The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---


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Edited on 2015-07-14 00:16:50 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Increasingly however, there is a new class based system around the world based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed. //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference has returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Increasingly however, there is a new class based system around the world based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.--- ---
1) //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---


Revision [96742]

Edited on 2015-07-14 00:14:46 by nick
Additions:
1) **The failure of the Ruling Class:** The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---


Revision [96741]

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Revision [96739]

Edited on 2015-07-14 00:11:34 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Increasingly however, there is a new class based system around the world based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.--- ---
1) //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Increasingly however, there is a new class based system around the world based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
1) //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---


Revision [96738]

Edited on 2015-07-14 00:10:58 by nick
Additions:
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The forces of conservatism, anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.--- ---


Revision [96737]

Edited on 2015-07-13 19:12:10 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American Dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. Increasingly however, there is a new class based system around the world based on a //hereditary meritocracy// where the hard working children from privileged backgrounds are most likely to succeed.
1) //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---


Revision [96736]

Edited on 2015-07-13 19:03:28 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American dream// was founded on the core liberal value of //equality of opportunity// and meritocracy. //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American dream// was founded on the core liberal value of equality of opprtunity and meritocracy. //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---


Revision [96735]

Edited on 2015-07-13 19:02:34 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Decline in Equal Opportunity:** The //American dream// was founded on the core liberal value of equality of opprtunity and meritocracy. //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **Nepotism & the Decline in Equal Opprtunity:** //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---


Revision [96734]

Edited on 2015-07-13 19:00:55 by nick
Additions:
1) **Nepotism & the Decline in Equal Opprtunity:** //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **Nepotism & the Meritocratic Failure:** //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---


Revision [96733]

Edited on 2015-07-13 18:59:30 by nick
Additions:
1) **Nepotism & the Meritocratic Failure:** //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---


Revision [96732]

Edited on 2015-07-13 18:55:28 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect and promote the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values and are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main sources:
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect and promote the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main sources:


Revision [96731]

Edited on 2015-07-13 18:54:56 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect and promote the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main sources:
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main sources:


Revision [96730]

Edited on 2015-07-13 18:54:23 by nick
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a) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past (inc. slavery, cultural repression and military occupation). --- ---
Deletions:
a) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past (inc. slavery and military occupation). --- ---


Revision [96729]

Edited on 2015-07-13 18:53:55 by nick
Additions:
a) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past (inc. slavery and military occupation). --- ---
Deletions:
a) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past. --- ---


Revision [96728]

Edited on 2015-07-13 18:52:15 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main sources:
a) a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is supposedly in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia).
a) the growth of a //politically correct// establishment of guilty self haters who wrongly associate our core western liberal values and traditions as being inexorably linked to our inglorious imperialist past. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual.
The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main reasons:
a) a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia).
a) a //politically correct// establishment of insecure self haters who reject our core western liberal values and traditions because they wrongly link them to an inglorious imperialist past. --- ---


Revision [96727]

Edited on 2015-07-13 18:48:55 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual.
The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main reasons:
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main reasons:


Revision [96726]

Edited on 2015-07-13 18:48:21 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech under the guise of //fear of causing offence// has two main reasons:
a) a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia).
a) a //politically correct// establishment of insecure self haters who reject our core western liberal values and traditions because they wrongly link them to an inglorious imperialist past. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech due to a //fear of causing offence// has stemmed from both a //politically correct// class of insecure self haters who feel guilty about the western world's imperialist past, and a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia). --- ---


Revision [96725]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:43:29 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world, and repressed our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend. This repression of free speech due to a //fear of causing offence// has stemmed from both a //politically correct// class of insecure self haters who feel guilty about the western world's imperialist past, and a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia). --- ---
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world. This repression of free speech due to a //fear of causing offence// has stemmed from both a //politically correct// class of insecure self haters who feel guilty about the western world's imperialist past, and a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia)
1) have been allowed free reign to intimidate and frighten governments and individuals into reigning back our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend.--- ---


Revision [96724]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:41:01 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world. This repression of free speech due to a //fear of causing offence// has stemmed from both a //politically correct// class of insecure self haters who feel guilty about the western world's imperialist past, and a cynical attempt by governments to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia)
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world. This repression of free speech due to a //fear of causing offence// has stemmed from both a //politically correct// class of insecure self loathers who feel guilty about the past imperialist exploits of the western world, and a cynical attempt to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia)


Revision [96723]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:38:25 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual. The //Ruling Class// have been tolerant of intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world. This repression of free speech due to a //fear of causing offence// has stemmed from both a //politically correct// class of insecure self loathers who feel guilty about the past imperialist exploits of the western world, and a cynical attempt to cosy up to deeply unpleasant regimes if it is in our //strategic// or //economic// interest (eg. Saudi Arabia)
1) have been allowed free reign to intimidate and frighten governments and individuals into reigning back our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual and cow-towed to a politically correct apologetic and self loathing agenda. Intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world have been allowed free reign to intimidate and frighten governments and individuals into reigning back our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend.--- ---


Revision [96722]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:21:00 by nick
Additions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated democratic governments around the world have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual and cow-towed to a politically correct apologetic and self loathing agenda. Intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world have been allowed free reign to intimidate and frighten governments and individuals into reigning back our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated how governments have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual both in the UK and around the world. Intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world have been allowed free reign to intimidate and frighten governments and individuals into reigning back our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend.--- ---


Revision [96721]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:17:35 by nick
Additions:
1) **The forces of conservatism, anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism with anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The forces of conservatism, anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism wuth anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.--- ---


Revision [96720]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:17:09 by nick
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===The Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State to run the World for the Good of its Citizens:===
1) **The forces of conservatism, anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right - as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Syrzia in Greece - and a revival of very conservative religious fundamentalism wuth anti-liberal, anti-enlightenment authoritarian dogma at its heart.--- ---
Deletions:
===//The Total Failure of the Global Institutions of State to run the World for the Good of its Citizens://===
1) **The forces of conservatism, anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France, and Syrzia in Greece, and also a move to an anti-liberal conservative religious fundamentalist revival--- ---


Revision [96719]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:12:22 by nick
Additions:
1) **The forces of conservatism, anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** There has been a renaissance of the radical left and right as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France, and Syrzia in Greece, and also a move to an anti-liberal conservative religious fundamentalist revival--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** the renaissance of the radical left and right as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France, and Syrzia in Greece.--- ---


Revision [96718]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:08:40 by nick
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1) **The Failure of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The End of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons. Socialism, Fascism and Marxism will go down in history as a 20th century //aberration// and //blip//. --- ---


Revision [96717]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:07:57 by nick
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==What Recent Events have Taught Us...==
1) **The End of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons. Socialism, Fascism and Marxism will go down in history as a 20th century //aberration// and //blip//. --- ---
Deletions:
==What Recent Events have Shown Us...==
1) **The End of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons.--- ---


Revision [96716]

Edited on 2015-07-13 17:00:07 by nick
Additions:
1) **The End of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The End of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons.


Revision [96715]

Edited on 2015-07-13 16:59:43 by nick
Additions:
1) **The End of Socialism:** Wherever it has been tried, socialist governments end with economic bankruptcy, personal repression, a dependency culture, and the impoverishment of its people and their spirit. Even now, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, states such as Venuzuela and Argentina have not learnt the lessons.


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Edited on 2015-07-13 16:08:31 by nick

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Revision [96713]

Edited on 2015-07-13 16:07:55 by nick
Additions:
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-liberalism are gathering:** the renaissance of the radical left and right as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France, and Syrzia in Greece.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-capitalism are gathering:** the renaissance of the radical left and right as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France, and Syrzia in Greece.--- ---


Revision [96712]

Edited on 2015-07-13 16:07:23 by nick
Additions:
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-capitalism are gathering:** the renaissance of the radical left and right as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France, and Syrzia in Greece.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The forces of anti-globalisation & anti-capitalism are gathering:** the renaissance of the radical left and right as illustrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France, and Syrzia in Greece.


Revision [96711]

Edited on 2015-07-13 16:06:06 by nick
Additions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** //The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic //Burkian Conservative// elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed //Ruling Class//.--- ---
1) **The Expert:** of The //Ruling Class// have duped their citizens into believing there are intellectual '//Elite//' that can lead us to the promised land. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science //Experts// who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed '//Ruling Class//'.--- ---
1) **The Expert:** of The '//Ruling Class//' have duped their citizens into believing there are intellectual '//Elite//' that can lead us to the promised land. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science '//Experts//' who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---


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Additions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite. Misguided //anti-liberal// education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed '//Ruling Class//'.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite. Misguided education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed '//Ruling Class//'.--- ---


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Additions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite. Misguided education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed '//Ruling Class//'.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite. Misguided education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed 'Ruling Class'--- ---


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Additions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite. Misguided education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a self appointed 'Ruling Class'--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite. Misguided education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a 'Ruling Class'--- ---


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1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite. Misguided education and social policies have led to a renaissance of a 'Ruling Class'--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---


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1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World War: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---


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1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. --- ---
1) **The Meritocratic Failure:** '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---


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1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate '//masters of the universe//' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate 'masters of the universe' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---


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1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of '//socialism//', a corporate 'masters of the universe' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of 'socialism', a corporate 'masters of the universe' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---


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Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, deference returned in the past 25 years with a combination of 'socialism', a corporate 'masters of the universe' culture, and (due to failed education and social policies) the re-ascendency of a privileged paternalistic '//Burkian Conservative//' elite.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, this seems to have returned in the past 25 years with a combination of 'socialism' and corporate 'masters of the universe' culture.--- ---


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1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and are at the mercy of events. '//The End of Deference// was a beloved phrase of historians reporting on the aftermath of the horrors of the 1st World: however, this seems to have returned in the past 25 years with a combination of 'socialism' and corporate 'masters of the universe' culture.--- ---
1) **The Expert:** of The '//Ruling Class//' have duped their citizens into believing there are intellectual '//Elite//' that can lead us to the promised land. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science '//Experts//' who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and should stop believing that they have the right to tell the citizens what to do. --- ---
1) **The Expert:** The '//Ruling Class//' have duped their citizens into believing there are intellectual '//Elite//' that can lead us to the promised land. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science '//Experts//' who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---


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1) **The Expert:** The '//Ruling Class//' have duped their citizens into believing there are intellectual '//Elite//' that can lead us to the promised land. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science '//Experts//' who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Expert:** The '//Ruling Class//' have duped their citizens into believing there are intellectual '//Elite//' that can lead us to the promised land. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science '//Experts//' who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'


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Additions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and should stop believing that they have the right to tell the citizens what to do. --- ---
1) **The Expert:** The '//Ruling Class//' have duped their citizens into believing there are intellectual '//Elite//' that can lead us to the promised land. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future: they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that sits neatly with their ideological stance) and economists is the especially dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”). There are also the so-called science '//Experts//' who speak with such certainty on issues such as climate change, because admissions of doubt or discussions about probability would reveal perceived '//weakness//' in the rhetoric of 'government knows best'
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and should stop believing that they have the right to tell the citizens of Britain what to do. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future - they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that fits nicely with their ideological stance) and economists together is the most dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”)--- ---


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1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and should stop believing that they have the right to tell the citizens of Britain what to do. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future - they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that fits nicely with their ideological stance) and economists together is the most dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”)--- ---
Deletions:
1) **The Ruling Class:** They don’t exist! The establishment pretend they know what’s best for everyone – and strut and posture as if they are more knowledgeable and naturally superior than the majority – but the truth is that it’s the ‘emperors new clothes’! They do NOT know better than the rest of us, cannot run, control or ‘fix’ the economy, and should stop believing that they have the right to tell the citizens of Britain what to do. Economists are especially guilty of pretending that their discipline is a ‘natural science’ and they have new formulas and paradigms that can predict the future - they can’t and they haven’t! The combination of politicians (who are looking to find an economic theory that fits nicely with their ideological stance) and economists together is the most dangerous (ref. “No more Boom & Bust…”)


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1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated how governments have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual both in the UK and around the world. Intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world have been allowed free reign to intimidate and frighten governments and individuals into reigning back our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **Freedom & Rights:** The recent attacks on basic personal freedoms and liberty - as most tragically illustrated in the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre - have illustrated how governments have completely failed to protect the basic rights of the individual both in the UK and around the world. Intolerant ideologies that are diametrically opposed to the liberal values that are the foundation of a free democratic world have been allowed free reign to intimidate and frighten governments and individuals into reigning back our fundamental rights to talk openly and offend.


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1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.--- ---
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as 'the lender of last resort', and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. The Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?--- ---
1) **Government Economic Management:** The UK Government encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All mainstream parties agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis, and their main plan is to return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.--- ---
1) **Financial Services Authority (FSA): **All of the above! Failed in its one primary task of regulating the financial sector. --- ---
1) **Press:** Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are. --- ---
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and an obsession with secrecy (ref. Super-injunctions).--- ---
1) **Police:** A worrying trend to politicising their actions, and an inability to regulate themselves.--- ---
Deletions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.

1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as 'the lender of last resort', and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. The Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?
1) **Government Economic Management:** The UK Government encouraged financial misconduct and failed to predict the crisis. They almost bankrupted our state through bank bailouts and ‘pump priming’ the economy and borrowing even during the good times. (ie. 2001 to 2008). All mainstream parties agreed with the central policy planks both before and after the financial crisis, and their main plan is to return the state to exactly the way it was before – but now with an additional massive debt burden for future generations.
1) **Financial Services Authority (FSA): **All of the above! Failed in its one primary task of regulating the financial sector.
1) **Press:** Total failure to regulate itself, and a total disregard for what a free press’s fundamental responsibilities are.
1) **Legal Profession: **Failure to prosecute wrongdoing in the financial sector, and an obsession with secrecy (ref. Super-injunctions).
1) **Police:** A worrying trend to politicising their actions, and an inability to regulate themselves.


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1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. --- ---
Deletions:
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. ---


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1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come. ---
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
Deletions:
1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come.
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.


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1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
Deletions:
1) 1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.


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1) 1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
Deletions:
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.


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1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large, its citizens, and for the greater economic good. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Governments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' years. The financial sector bullied and duped timid, clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as 'the lender of last resort', and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. The Governor of the Bank of England (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?
1) **Financial Services Authority (FSA): **All of the above! Failed in its one primary task of regulating the financial sector.
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1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large and its citizens. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Goverments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' year. The financial sector bullied and duped timid and clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
1) **Central Banks:** total failure to predict financial crisis, failure to pre-empt with appropriate warnings or rate setting, failure to restrain the banks as 'the lender of last resort', and complete failure of the 'accepted' inflation target strategy as a means of stopping ‘boom and bust’. The Governor of the BofE (Mervyn King) totally washed his hands of responsibility for anything, which makes you wonder why he was there at all(?) Or indeed, what the point of a 'Central Bank' is?
1) **Financial Services Authority (FSA): **All of the above! Failed in its one primary task of regulating the financial sector


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1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will be paying the bills off for generations to come.
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the the community at large and its citizens. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Goverments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' year. The financial sector bullied and duped timid and clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.
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1) **Bailouts:** Financial institutions lending to countries, businesses and individuals went out of control because lenders and borrowers alike always knew that government and central banks would bail them out if they got into trouble. This removed ‘moral hazard’ that underpins the successful running of the capitalist system. The effect was to load huge amounts of debt onto taxpayers who will paying the bills off for generations to come.
1) **Banks: **Total failure to recognise their responsibilities to the UK economy or the community at large and its citizens. Knowing that they were 'too big to fail' allows them to borrow cheaply, lend without hazard, and pay their staff extortionate amounts. Goverments (tax payers) subsidise the banks even in the 'good' year. The financial sector bullied and duped timid and clueless governments and financial authorities into believing that tax payers had to underwrite them rain or shine.


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