Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Steady there. They are, for all their shortcomings, my friends, and I won't take too kindly the suggestion that they be murdered.

What makes someone a bad person? That he wants people to suffer maybe? In that case, your present suggestion (I realise you don't really WANT it) would make you a better candidate than them.

They now live in Woking on an interest only loan, the wife having been given on return from maternity leave a (public sector, no less) position paying 40% less than when she left -they did get hurt by austerity.
And they are rather generous people. They do not like seeing poverty.

The problem is they have been led to believe (something that can happen on both sides of the aisle, John). And so they will promote things that lead to the opposite of what they would like to happen. Does that make them bad or deluded?

Essentially, they believe in markets, "believe" being used in the full religious meaning. So, of course "markets" too becomes an idealised version that bears little ressemblance to the real life. It's a pity that they should be like that, but I can see how easily it can happen if you grow up and live in the UK.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Jan 10th, 2012 at 12:19:36 PM EST
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