Monday, 9 March 2009

Bits n bobs

Martin Wolf says today: "Another ideological god has failed. The assumptions that ruled policy and politics over three decades suddenly look as outdated as revolutionary socialism."

Also in the FT is Robert Shiller (can't link to it at present, go and have a look for it).

Whilst I'm not a fan of Scargill I'm not quite of the same view as Nick on unions in the 70s and 80s, but the conclusion of his post is spot on.

1 comment:

Charlie Marks said...

What's going on at the FT? Admitting that the neoliberal agenda has snuffed it? Shh, Wolfie!

Revolutionary socialism - if he's contrasting it with the "social democracy" we've endured in recent years - doesn't look all that out-dated to those of us suffering the effects of free market fanaticism. But for the moment I'd settle for some post-war Labourism...