The solution to all our problems:
But in the medium to long term it means a complete recentering of the economy towards a more sustainable ecology and a more efficient and low impact mode of production, in which the pursuit of growth in order to simply accumulate more capital is abolished. This is also known as socialism.
It\’s quite remarkable how the meaning of socialism has changed in only a century, isn\’t it?
Back a hundred years, indeed, until 40 or 50 years ago, socialism was about more growth. That planning, the scientific exploitation of, rather than market based groping with, the resources of the nation, would increase growth and thus liberate the poor and make them free and rich.
Now socialism seems to mean no growth at all.
Easy enough to understand of course, for we\’ve now 100 years of experience and know very well that what socialism is very good at doing is providing no growth at all. So at least they\’re being honest about what\’s on the tin this time.
One other thing, what is the University of Sheffield doing running a centre studying the works of a low level late to the party Marxist? One who went to the GDR in 1949 but when offered the opportunity to contribute to really building socialism decided to nip out to the DDR in 1961 as the building of the Wall removed the opportunity to do so?
U. Sheffield….ah, isn\’t that where Danny Dorling is? I suppose keeping all the idiots in one place makes them easier to avoid….