[lbo-talk] Britain's failed experiment?

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 07:05:50 PST 2011

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 09:55, James Heartfield <Heartfield at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> It’s a mistake, by the way, to equate government spending with socialism, or progress, or human welfare. A great deal of UK spending is on the military, the police, jails, subsidies to businesses, landlords and banks (pfi, ‘quantitive easing’ etc).

It would be great if you supplied numbers from official sources to back your claims (ie lack of higher welfare spending than in the Thatcher years).


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