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I keep thinking that we should run through historical left party candidates and seats, and count the proportion of Lawyers/accountants/people straight out of university verses the number of candidates and seats held by actual working people/trade unionists/people who havent come up through the university political culture. im sure it would tell us something about the capture of parties of the left by if the theory is correct people more interested in power than the truth.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri May 6th, 2011 at 07:45:11 AM EST
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There's also the case of the children of the generation of trade-unionist leaders getting college degrees in law or economics. The difference between 1960's and 1990's social democratic politics might have a lot to do with that.

Economics is politics by other means
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 6th, 2011 at 07:53:15 AM EST
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