Friday afternoon fun with Compass (retweet please!)

Compass, that lefty campaigning organisation that charges a subscription fee so that Neal Lawson can earn a hefty wedge, is asking people what is their definition of the Good Society.


And seeing as it\’s friday, that afternoon when we\’re all looking for something to do to while away the hours until the pub, why not actually go and tell them what you think the Good Society is?

My glimpse of the good society:

That I can walk down near any street in the country and get a decent cup of coffee from a myriad of willing suppliers. All of them competing as best they can to please me in the hope of thereby making a profit.

And what the good society means to me:

One that remembers that Smith was right: \”It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest\”

This could be a fun game couldn\’t it? So, Tweet this around, blog it, direct people to it.

And do let us know here what you tell them.


3 thoughts on “Friday afternoon fun with Compass (retweet please!)”

  1. My glimpse of the good society was that Labour are not in power; my vision of the good society was one which understands that government is neither your friend nor your master, but your overpaid servant.

  2. I was about to say it was Satchmo and his band, and that good-looking girl, and ol’ Bing Crosby… and then I realised that that was High Society.

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