Kamran Mofid: Time is Now for Hope, Empathy, Compassion and the Common Good
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Enough of Privatisation and Deregulation: Time is Now for Hope, Empathy, Compassion and the Common Good
As it has been noted, and indeed discussed and analysed extensively here within this Blog postings, in the last many years Britain’s establishment has lurched from the disaster of the Iraq war to the disgrace of parliamentary expense fiddling, media phone-hacking, corruption in banking and finance, and most recently the GlaxoSmithKline fraud and corruption case. The house of cards, built on the false ideology of neo-liberalism, and put together on shifting sands has now fallen apart, piece by piece; blown away by the forces of greed, individualism, selfishness, and consumerism.
The neo-liberal, free market-based development paradigm- some of whose staunchest adherents had gone as far as declare that “Greed is good” – has taken a battering with the continuing and deepening financial market meltdown.
However, we cannot turn this sinking ship away from the stormy waters to a calmer environment, if we do not try to discover how on earth we got to where we are today: the wasteland that has become of Britain.