Communism, welfare state – what's the next big idea?

George Monbiot: Any attempt to challenge the elite needs courage, inspiration and a truly groundbreaking proposal. Here are two to set us off.

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“Most of the world’s people are decent, honest and kind. Most of those who dominate us are inveterate bastards. This is the conclusion I’ve reached after many years of journalism. Writing on Black Monday, as the British government’s full-spectrum attack on the lives of the poor commences, the thought keeps returning to me…

So the age-old question comes knocking: why does the decent majority allow itself to be governed by a brutal, antisocial minority?”

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