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The Intellectual Betrayal of the Poor: and the End of Old Britain?

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    Hi,

    I was wondering how people feel about the democratic values of our nation. I often see a lot of populace things on t.v, but as a PPE student, I often see through the lies.

    I saw this article, written by another PPE student, and I know that not all people will accept it; but I believe it is worth a read. Please fee free to tell me what you think. Good or bad , that is the whole point of this post.

    http://www.theurbn.com/2012/04/intel...f-old-britain/
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    (Original post by Politrics)
    Hi,

    I was wondering how people feel about the democratic values of our nation. I often see a lot of populace things on t.v, but as a PPE student, I often see through the lies.

    I saw this article, written by another PPE student, and I know that not all people will accept it; but I believe it is worth a read. Please fee free to tell me what you think. Good or bad , that is the whole point of this post.

    http://www.theurbn.com/2012/04/intel...f-old-britain/
    Nice story bro. A bit depressive though. lol
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    (Original post by Millz)
    Nice story bro. A bit depressive though. lol
    Sad but true.



    That's also a good song by Metallica.
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    Interesting article, but I suppose this disassociation of our leaders has always been going on.
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    Thank you , OP, very interesting read.

    It's sad that our leaders (and very often we ourselves) view the populace as a baying mob, which must be tricked and cajoled with identity politics etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T463qFGsans
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    Typical UK, another extended period of Labour government, the country has gone to hell in a handcart.

    Total tossers the lot of them, I mean, quite what kind of party is Labour that could make Lord Snooty and his pals running the country seem like a thoroughly good idea?
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    (Original post by Kiss)
    Sad but true.



    That's also a good song by Metallica.
    The only good song off the Black Album.
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    Oh god he's linked Cornell West.
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    I skimmed the article. Nothing but left-conflationism. Conflating free markets with existing capitalism, failure in the context of markets with market failure, and neo-liberalism with a consistent free market ideology.
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    (Original post by prog2djent)
    The only good song off the Black Album.
    Enter Sandman, Through the Never, Nothing Else Matters and The Unforgiven are all great tracks.
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    very well written article, but is it me, or is there not actually an underlining thesis to it? He claims that free markets are a false notion that have betrayed the poor, but hasn't actually explained the faults within neo-liberalism to suggest such things- nor does he actually focus on the poor themselves, rather, using a collection of obscure, yet perfectly fitting books on a standard university PPE list to make a case with no actual defined purpose.

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