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qv my other comment.

It's an ideological problem and it needs an ideological solution. Currently there's only one narrative in media space, and things won't get better until it has a competitor.

The problem is also that market-think is taught as gospel (sic) on MBA courses and among economists. The answer has to be to get a competing narrative into the collective headspace, not just within the media but also within academia too.

When was the last time you saw a best selling book, or a magazine or newspaper feature questioning the foundations of marketism?

You have to see this for what it is - which is almost a Soviet-style lock down on public discussion of alternatives to The Party. A strong and united blitz of authoritative public statements criticising the Market Position is the only thing that can make a difference.

Old-style street theatre protest is useless, and occasional LTEs won't do more than chip away at the edifice. Linking sympathetic MEPs with intellectual dissent and alternative business interests may be the only approach that has any chance of working.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 at 09:51:06 AM EST
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