As austerity comes under fire across the European continent, the UK Labour Party can show that "another world is possible," Jeremy Corbyn's top economist said Monday—one that rejects harsh cuts while embracing a platform of fair and progressive taxation, living wages, and "a radical review of the national institutions that manage our economy."
Browsing the Economist magazine in the store i was struck by how far they went to lambast Mr Corbyn. Generally they will have on article on leadership conventions in the UK. They had several in this edition where they took every opportunity to ridicule Mr Corbyns positions.
On Foreign policy they pointed out that Corbyn "admired Putin whose armies have invaded the Ukraine".
These guys are in a panic.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
- Mahatma Gandhi
I looks our comrades in the UK are finally past the first stage, and they are rapidly moving through stages 2 and 3.
The US took a far more successful approach to implementing austerity. We've been rolling it out slowly for years, from the bottom up, and ignoring the consequences (our poverty crisis). We all "stand in solidarity" with the better off alone, ignoring the masses who have permanently been pushed out of the job market. Labor does stand with their "brothers and sisters" -- but only as long as they can still order a round of drinks.
Quoting this uplifting article: "Over the weekend, Labour leadership announced it it had set up an economic advisory committee including Nobel Prize-winning U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz and Frenchman Thomas Piketty to help develop its anti-austerity policies." Jeremy ROCKS!
What does the UK do with their jobless poor and their unemployable? Do they treat them as badly as we treat ours today? Who can't grasp that not everyone can work (health, etc.) and that there are rarely jobs for all? Yet, no one seems to know what to do with the "surplus population" -- those who aren't able to provide for themselves.
And we know whose pay they're in!
Is not The Economist part of Murdoch's gutter press?