In 1997, Liam Fox founded a Think Tank called Atlantic Bridge under the patronage of Margaret Thatcher Past directors, or “Advisory Council” members of Atlantic Bridge included Michael Gove, George Osborne, William Hague, Boris Johnson, Norman Tebbit, Malcom Rifkind and Chris Grayling. If you wanted to cast a net over this lot, they would all be found clustered together way over on the extreme right hand side of British politics.
I was inspired to write this as a result of reading Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth. I was hoping it would help me understand the subject (beyond my O Level 2), and a quick peek at a review told me it was written in a really good and understandable style. It was fun too. The Neoliberal script that economists have been using
The special relationship between the US and UK may be exemplified by many little things, take the advent of Rock & Roll; Hula Hoops; Bubble Gum; even "Regime Change", within a few short weeks of being all the rage in the US, the 'Limeys' could also be seen with sticky Bubble Gum faces, or sitting in the Chiropractors waiting room, or happily joining in with bombing the shit out of
“We live in a free market”, “The markets decide our future”, “Let the market decide”, “It’s a free market economy”. Have you read anything along those lines recently? The chances are you have, but unless you are an economist or a person who follows these things closely, there is also a good chance that you really do believe we live in a Free Market Economy. Belief in “Free Markets” will