Socialism for the rich. Capitalism for everyone else.

Well that’s an unexpected idea, but it makes some sense.

Banks and big business benefit hugely from the state, through subsidies, bailouts and privayisations.  That’s like socialism.

Everyone else deals with market forces and have little chance to influence the law or regulations or taxes.

That sounds a lot more like the truth, although it is usually bosses that decry government involvement and workers who want state help.  It seems that big bosses in business and government end up helping each other, swapping or sharing roles, and somehow caring more about themselves than their responsibilities or the system.  The system is dysfunctional.

Read the Guardian’s analysis and review of the new book The Establishment.


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