Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Me and Nick - Well, sort of.


Nick Clegg: "At the Hugo Young lecture tonight I’ll argue that social mobility, not a particular level of income inequality, characterises a fair society."

My Comment: "A fair society can only exist if we aim to keep inequalities to an absolute minimum as well as promoting social mobility.

To accept inequality as fair is to accept the notion that the contribution of the individual should be measured by the... money they create and not the good that they do for society.

Yes making money can be good for society, but so can laying bricks, cleaning up rubbish or developing young minds through teaching. In fact without these functions money would be completely irrelevant and society could not function at all.
 Please ponder this, as I say it as a Liberal Democrat Party member with real concern about his Leader's thinking."