Bruce Hornsby’s aching lament for 1980’s America with it’s lilting piano and vocals came through my iPod headphones. I haven’t heard it for years but the echoes of that depressing era are real and present for us here in the UK as 2013 sees the working class under the hammer of capitalism like never before….
Standing in line marking time—
Waiting for the welfare dime
‘Cause they can’t buy a job
In June 2011 as the economy continued to lurch into intensive care, unemployment rose by an eye watering 114,000 to reach 2.65 million. Just the way the Tories like it. A low wage/ high profit economy is rooted in their DNA and the use of the dole queue to achieve it was the plan of the 1980’s breed of Tory. Thatcher’s view was actually the unemployment was, “a price worth paying” to re align the economy in favour of…
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