|Jeremy Corbyn - our next prime-minister|
and all who share his values. The old and crude polarisation of capitalism vs socialism is no longer fit for purpose.
Pilgrim, my alter ego in 'The Road to Corbyn' (published August 2016), says (p.132):
'I feel ... I feel now that the way people used to talk about the battle between capitalism and socialism is no longer helpful. Too many sane and compassionate people who have an understanding of economics that is the opposite of the neo-liberal nonsense we are suffering believe in the positive power of the market to generate wealth. But that market has to have a measure of regulation or otherwise Mammon will rule. Inequalities of wealth and power will be the order of the day' ...
And a little later (p.133):.
'The smile had gone. Pilgrim was angry. "It is the patronising contempt for ordinary people that gets to me. We are all equal in worth. There should not be this reckless pursuit of deception ..."
If I had to pinpoint the key ideas of my book - the reason for writing - those extracts above capture