There’s a very lucid and internally coherent column in today’s Guardian from Larry Elliott entitled Edwardian Summer, drawing parallels between today’s economic stuggles (oil prices, flexiblility, worker backlash etc.) and the period pre-1914, the first era of globalisation. You have to take what Elliott says with a pinch of salt – his opposition to the Euro is well know for example. Further, his column is effectively a stream of criticism and proposes little in the way of solutions. It’s well worth 10 minutes of your time to consider his arguments.
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I wonder about this all the time. That and the fact that journalism just doesn't work any more. It's like commentating on a house fire. You can narrate the bodies burning. But you can't get the smell of human flesh out of your hair. https://twitter.com/NickCohen4/status/1366712420547313664
1/ Can you help me out? I am trying to imagine what kind of scandal would frighten Johnson and politicians like him. The scandals that brought down 20th century politicians don’t touch them.
That strikes me as at best an odd demand... at worst outright dangerous
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