Why We Need To Fight Apathetic Capitalism

John Major (Conservative British Prime Minister 1990–1997) said: “In the next ten years we will have to continue to make changes which will make the whole of this country a genuinely classless society”. Perhaps he believed his own rhetoric, but he could not have been more wrong. His changes and those begun by his predecessor, Margaret Thatcher, proved the opposite. But perhaps that was what they had intended? After all, the latter half of the twentieth century saw great rises in social mobility, equality and living conditions — traditional enemies of capitalism.

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The twentieth century saw great equalities fought and won. The twenty first has seen great inequalities restored.

EH Walter is a writer who lives in Barnet, north London. Her interests include history, historical fiction, social equality and allotmenting.

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