Thursday, November 11, 2010
"Students Fight for their Lives."
All over the former industrial world there are serious cut backs in social services. Education, health, housing, and so on.
Indeed some years ago the Republican party here in the land of the free abolished the Department of Health Education, and Welfare. They saw it as a subversive socialist wedge.
The same now seems to be happening in the U.K. The Tories,..aka Republicans raised higher education cost by a factor of three. Thereby cutting out the better part of a generation from ever getting even a basic degree.
Btw in this era a B.A. is needed even to be a clerk in a department store. So this act will condemn hundreds of thousands of Brits to a life of low income employment.
A grand social reformation is happening in the West. The question is if it will be be back towards a pre-ww2 standard of living or something slightly better. Say a 1955/'60 level of liberal democracy.
Not as wealthy as late 20th century lifestyles, but it's at least civilized. I remember because I was there. Be nice to have the milk delivered again. That, and the schools will actually teach kids to read, and write.