thinks that "nobody works around here" is an expression of pride, and people refuse to work because of peer pressure.
no, dear. nobody works around here because they closed all the factories and even though you dumbed down the unis to the point at which degrees are worth only slightly more than bogroll, you have not created enough pathways for people at the bottom to get into decent employment because they can't see how they could ever gain sufficient qualifications to compete for the excellent jobs that people like you can get, and they don't really fancy working as what amounts to a slave or a skivvy at best, and who can blame them? it doesn't help that you saddle the poor fuckers with thousands in debt if they do try. ms Flint is probably not aware that working-class people traditionally do not like or understand debt. my granddad (my stepgranddad technically) never bought anything on credit, not even on HP. he never had a mortgage, and lived within his means completely. he would be a corporatist like ms Flint's worst nightmare. even i, an educated man, do not have much debt, and do not like to have any. i have some interest free, and occasionally a couple of hundred on my CC, but otherwise, nothing. i intend to borrow maybe 20K Aussie to get home, but that's a big step.
ms Flint also has some things to say about affordable housing. maybe if her colleague mr Brown had not pumped up the real-estate bubble, the problem would not be so bad. but anyway, we should begin with property as the first step to making this a just world. it's theft, you know.
now why do i say that? let me explain, briefly. it's just wrong that ms Flint has a comfy pad somewhere in London and some guy has to live in council housing because he wasn't born with her brains and opportunities. just. plain. wrong.
that's not negotiable. we should begin there. we can say, oh we can't fix all the wrong overnight, and that's okay. but we can't say that it's actually a feature, when it's one of the worst of the many bugs in Humanrace 1.0.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
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