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"Doughnut economics" sounds so much nicer than "Wheel of Grift", though the latter is much more accurate.

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I don’t think these grifters would survive long if Javier Milei, or a British incarnation of him, were in charge. We can only dream. I imagine the grift will be put on steroids under a Starmer government.

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Wow, great article. You have nailed it Christopher. πŸ«‘πŸ‘Œ

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Surely you know that a handful of people own basically everything, including Big Pharma, the mainstream media, junk food companies, and 'the science'?

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Universities seem to get funding for things which suit the agenda , like carbon zero/climate bs - I find Exeter University is becoming increasingly moronic with its ideas for studies which range from the type of subjects which delve into the obvious deep dark mystery as to whether a baby needs its mother, to whether being around horses is therapeutic. I am going to answer the latter question now for you without any expensive funding requirement. Being around horses is therapeutic if you like horses and that kind of thing works for you ...

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Brilliant work as ever. Thank you Chris.

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This sort of banal grift seems to be endemic in the UK at this point with almost zero political will to do anything about it.

Not sure how it gets reversed outside of a hyper-inflationary collapse.

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