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  1. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    I have to admit that my pension still seems like luxury after being in the cult. I can afford to live. I don't have luxuries very often, but I have basics and grow some tomatoes etc. I know though that some elderly people are too proud to ask for benefits like Housing Benefit that they are...
  2. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    Perhaps European countries just like being mildly socialist. It is very comfortable. WE care for society as a whole as well as for individuals it's a good balance. Nordic countries are still very much more socialist than capitalist. People do give a shit about their society. The UK divides down...
  3. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    I certainly don't personally know any non EU immigrants on benefits. I know a lot of asylum seekers who are not allowed to work until they get their leave to remain. At that point they are always on benefits while they get a job, but all but one I know do get work. The one who didn't at least...
  4. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    Not so... In my personal experience , the EU workers I worked with worked hard, and took on a lot of overtime, they were not especially skilled office workers. Some were highly educated though. There were also many thousands of low skilled workers picking our fruit and veg. They still earned...
  5. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    Your college students have their education paid for? Why pay any benefits I thought you wouldn't do anything that wasn't market forces? Looking after the vulnerable is something charities should do, or the state? Look, over here we work all our lives and pay into a pot, that pays our...
  6. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    So if it's creeping socialism, after decades of post war socialism how come we don't have a Europe of communist countries? We have national health services because it works, and works well. Health care in the USA is the most expensive health care in the world. That's the effect of market forces...
  7. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    So you would just let market forces take over and let the elderly and the bottom rungs of society die off with no homes, education or roads or bridges unless Christian Aid decides to fix roads bridges and to teach? I sometimes think America is a different planet. Makes no sense to me. I am...
  8. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    So according to that there are only a very few actual Socialist states, North Korea for one, and the British Labour party and Jeremy Corbyn are not Socialist, he does want some services to be returned to public ownership, the privatisation of the Railways and the sell off of the post office and...
  9. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    So there we have it, two completely differing ideas about what socialism is. Denmark has a very good Heath Service. Last I looked it was not publicly owned. I don't think market forces have anything to do with it. This article is written better than I could and it's talking American...
  10. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    I don't know how they'll vote now but there were a lot of British expats living in Spain etc who voted for Britain to leave, perhaps they'll have second thoughts now (and if) they can see how it might effect them. If there's a no deal then all the pensioners may have to come home, with the...
  11. La La Lou Lou

    The Knowledge Illusion

    All this explains a lot about current politics. Britain is one example. The population pretty much divides down the middle. One side wants to leave the EU and one side wants to stay. Neither side is capable of listening or reading any idea that backs the opposite side. Everyone KNOWS the truth...
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