Sunday, June 24, 2007

Today's Steynism

Those ignorant grunting knuckle-dragging English masses (I’m adopting the Chertovian approach) understood something that the experts either miss or glide smoothly over - that there is something wrong and reductionist in seeing human beings only as economic entities. Fine, we need bus drivers, or auto workers, or seasonal fruit pickers, or whatever it is. But, if the price of a cheap pool of bus drivers is the transformation of Yorkshire into something that would be unrecognizable to any Yorkshireman of the mid-20th century then the smart set should at least be smart enough to address the larger cultural questions.

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