Not that I\’ve watched the video you understand, but if this captures it then the man\’s a fool:
David Priestland: \’Merchant ideology has come to dominate the political class\’ – video
For as Dierdrie McClosky has pointed out at great length it\’s exactly these merchant, bourgeois, virtues becoming those of the larger society which create the industrial revolution, wealth and the consequent longer lifespans and the prospect of a regular three squares a day.
Historian David Priestland argues in his latest book that history can be seen as a series of battles between four distinct groups: merchants, warriors, sages and workers. When one group becomes dominant, he says, a crisis is never far away
Everyone living to 70, well fed, housed and with even a change of clothes sounds like the sort of crisis we can deal with.