Ah, there\’s the problem in your vision

These focus on bringing the changes that must occur in transport and in business if we are to make full-scale carbon cuts and if we are to transform UK industry into one that can provide the kinds of green technology that will make money for Britain in an overheating world.

The idea of UK PLC might be a convenient shorthand but it\’s not actually a reflection of reality. Companies (or any other organisational structure) do not \”make money for Britain\”. They make it for the stakeholders of that specific organisation.

To start viewing the structure of the economy as requiring \”making money for Britain\” is to step dangerously close to the two fallacious economic designs of corporatism and mercantilism. We really do not want to adopt either.

3 thoughts on “Ah, there\’s the problem in your vision”

  1. We have already adopted both, long ago. Our economy is predominantly corporatised, and the reciting of trade deficit figures with monotonous regularity reflects the inherently mercantilist beliefs in the mainstream.

    We are not a free market. Not even close. Free trade free marketeers are considered a dangerous lunatic fringe. We are a corporate state, and pretty much always have been, though the degree is getting steadily worse.

  2. “Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power”

    –Benito Mussolini

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