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Posts Tagged: Socialism
Coronavirus 2) Ryan Bourne: Beware it being used as a cover for promoting socialism and protectionism
A home-focused industrial policy hardly saved China from this epidemic. And openness and markets ensure diversity of supply – particularly in medicine and food.
Richard Holden: Labour – from a big party of people with small houses to a small party of people with big houses.
Regardless of whether the party chooses Starmer or Long-Bailey, it seems intent of fighting the last war next time.
Ryan Bourne: Johnson’s policy prospectus is tainted by interventionism, statism, collectivism – and could be a lot worse.
We economic liberals should be cautiously thankful for the stay of execution that his leadership and manifesto have given us.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
Look at what he says, whom he idolises and the ideology that runs through his movement, and it’s a troubling picture.
Brainless tribalism led it to underestimate Johnson.
Don’t pray Venezuela in aid when trying to counter run-of-the-mill left-wing policies – it cheapens the real case.
“The Conservative Party should stand up for all those who feel powerless in Britain today”- Gibb’s reformist speech
“If we fail to address the very real areas in which the capitalist system is failing – a long period of left-wing, socialist government is surely on its way.”
Christ’s resurrection certainly doesn’t help us out on Brexit – unless it be to remind us of the Christian virtues of temperance and respect.
Chloe Westley: The twisted ideology that upends reason – and presents terror backers as innocent victims
Postmodernism strips the likes of Shamima Begum of personal responsibility and judges her solely by ethnicity, religion and class.
“I think it’s incumbent for me as someone of the left to call out governments and states of the left.”
A wise US president with a clever plan would be able to reduce the risks. But this one may well squander the opportunity for a peaceful return to democracy.
So though he presents himself as anti-Trump, he has something in common with him. And there could, astonishingly, be a future for socialism in America.