Questions in the Guardian we can answerSeptember 26, 2016 Tim WorstallPolitics11 CommentsPrepare for defeat: After Jeremy Corbyn’s victory, what should Labour do now? previousWe’ve come a long way BabynextEvil damn capitalists paying less than minimum wage! 11 thoughts on “Questions in the Guardian we can answer” Van_Patten September 26, 2016 at 9:12 am De Beers open up another outlet on Tax Research UK Tim: ‘If Labour is to win there is only one way to do it’ ‘Fundamentally the neoliberal paradigm, created in 1979, failed in 2008. That has to be said time and again’ It’s time to revisit the spirit of Goebbels – The lie, if repeated often enough, becomes the truth…. ‘There is no hope that the private sector is going to invest to create growth in the UK, or anywhere much else come to that.’ North Korea IS THE BEST KOREA – Private Sector solutions are always wrong…. ‘Second, there has to be an understanding that a service based economy is a basis for prosperity: our obsession with material goods is in any event unsustainable and has to be discouraged. This strategy will happen to support a more sustainable approach to the balance of trade.’ So in a highly competitive economy, where Services are key to prosperity, we need government to take them over either directly or at arms’ length, and to load them up with costs so they are uncompetitive against other global players? ‘But the foundation of a firm economic analysis built on earnings growth, investment lead job creation, private sector regulation alongside government backed investment funds and and emphasis on skills that deliver opportunity in every constituency – as a Green New Deal might – has to be a way forward’ All in all – if they listen to me and do exactly as I say, everything will be sweetness and light. If they do not it is all going to the dogs. Is whoever is funding Murphy’s gig paying him by the word does anyone know? Rob September 26, 2016 at 9:41 am ‘But the foundation of a firm economic analysis built on earnings growth, investment lead job creation, private sector regulation alongside government backed investment funds and and emphasis on skills that deliver opportunity in every constituency – as a Green New Deal might – has to be a way forward’ He wants to massively reduce consumption yet increase growth and earnings. The Meissen Bison September 26, 2016 at 9:52 am Prepare for defeat That’s not a universally held view as per this extract from the Conference programme for today: 6.30pm: Prepare for Power Speakers include: John McDonnell speaking; Jackie Walker, vice-chair Momentum; Diane Abbott Candidly, I’m torn between these versions of the future – on the horns of a Diane Abbott, even. abacab September 26, 2016 at 9:58 am “He wants to massively reduce consumption yet increase growth and earnings.” Aah, yes, lots of money, but nothing to buy. Like Bulgaria anno 1988. And massive inflation as a result… So we’d need price fixing by a committee… Is it another gizza job shoutout? Van_Patten September 26, 2016 at 10:28 am abacab It is a gissa job plea – but interestingly some Corbynites view him as ‘persona non grata’ for having the temerity to criticise the man, so a job in the Corbyn administration is unlikely……. Theophrastus September 26, 2016 at 10:37 am MB on the horns of a Diane Abbott, even. Hippopotami don’t have horns. Paul September 26, 2016 at 10:55 am I don’t think they realise quite what the reaction is to putting Diane Abbott next to a sign that suggests she could be a Government minister. Short of “vote Labour and get Jimmy Savile in charge of children’s services” it’s difficult to imagine. The Pedant-General September 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm Hippopotamoi It’s greek, don’t you know. 🙂 Theophrastus September 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm PG Latinized Greek, though. So the plural of ‘hippopotamus’ is ‘hippotami’ or the anglicised ‘hippopotamuses’. Compare ‘octopus’… BobRocket September 26, 2016 at 8:14 pm Hippo’s Bloke in Costa Rica September 26, 2016 at 9:32 pm Theo: octopodes, rhinocerotes, hippoipotamu. But the plural is hippopotamuses (q.v. me, in Samizdata, a while ago) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.