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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

My Kind of Socialism I

Rather than describing and explaining my political position myself, I prefer to rely on greater minds than my own. So in the first of an occasional series, for no particular reason I begin with a quote from the greatest economist of the 20th century, John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) :
The question is about whether we are prepared to move out of the nineteenth-century laissez-faire state into an era of liberal socialism, by which I mean a system where we can act as an organized community for common purposes and to promote social and economic justice, whilst respecting and protecting the individual - his freedom of choice, his faith, his mind and its expression, his enterprise and his prosperity.
(From The New Statesman, 1939)


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