Debate Magazine

Reader's Letter Of The Day

Posted on the 13 March 2014 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth
From The GuardianMost people believe you should make money by working for a living; and some recognize that wage increases, when backed by increased productivity, are healthier for the economy than house price increases, which are essentially inflationary.  But our society dictates the opposite: we want high wages and low property prices; we get low wages and high property prices. What Bob Crow did, both in paying rent for his public-sector housing and in securing high wages for his workers, was ultimately for the public good.  Shame on the snobbish British ruling class, its media and supporters for adopting, instead of Crow's constructive outlook, the nihilist mantra "Market forces rule: human resistance is futile." Bob Crow showed it wasn't.  DBC Reed, Northampton

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