A ‘socialist illusion’… March 25, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Thought this was interesting, particularly in view of the discussion on tropes about the left earlier in the week. This from the UK budget debates… the Guardian reporting that:
[George] Osborne said it was a “socialist illusion” to think taxing the rich would solve all society’s problems.
It’s a classic socialist illusion to think you can solve all society’s problems with taxes on the very richest.
He said social justice depended on sound public finances.
There is not some inherent conflict between delivering social justice and the savings required to deliver sound public finances.
They are one and the same thing. Without sound public finances there is no social justice.