He sometimes writes articles for the Telegraph (unsurprisingly). Needless to say they're full of the usual dull neoliberal cheerleading. Take this example from earlier in the week - apparently our economy is crocked because we just don't hero-worship business enough. Nothing to do with people not spending because they're skint after, er, decades of neoliberalism. Anyone who questions the wisdom of this is, of course, waging 'class war'.
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It is no surprise, therefore, that every recession triggers a backlash against capitalism. But the current bout of anti-business sentiment is far worse than usual, fuelled by the extraordinary length of the downturn.
The anger has become so extreme, so one-sided that it is beginning to threaten the very foundations of Britain’s prosperity. I’m not referring to the perfectly legitimate revulsion at the endless stream of disgusting corporate scandals, or to public support for cracking down on rewards for failure. Such sentiments, if channelled properly, will help reform and strengthen the system. White-collar criminals are a disgrace and should be locked up.
But we are also witnessing a corrosive development: an emerging consensus that the economy is rigged against ordinary folk, that it has become a zero sum game for the benefit of the rich, that everybody is corrupt. Anybody successful is now viewed with suspicion, as they were prior to Lady Thatcher’s 1980s. With inflation eating into most people’s incomes, and house prices falling, envy and class war, those old British diseases, have made an ugly comeback.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.