[OPE] BBC E-mail: Free market flawed, says survey

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@telfort.nl>
Date: Tue Nov 10 2009 - 01:59:44 EST

The BBC is increasingly becoming very rightwing, occasionally just throwing
in a few clumsy attempts at "understanding the other side" to sustain the
illusion of objectivity. The presumption of the survey is that people across
the world construct the questions in the same way, but it's just a neat way
of ignoring what they really mean, an ideological exercise.

Scratch a liberal, and there's a racist conservative underneath, eager to
launch his own "crusade" because he believes the barbarians are at the gate
of Rome. Plenty "consultants" are on hand to ride this gravy train. Rich
people do not have a "financial crisis", it is just that the value of their
stocks went down the gurgler for a while. The "financial crisis" is about
the plunder of the state, and the plunder of ordinary working people.

The intellectual farting about "regulation" is a cover for destroying civil
liberties and civil rights, for shutting people out of a decent life.
"Regulation" is a jingoism, and we should be thinking about what is really
behind the rhetorical slogan.


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