Sunday, January 22

The Sunday quote no.142

The Sunday Quote

Speech by David Cameron to the Centre for Policy Studies, 8 November 2005: " In short, we need to campaign for capitalism. To promote profit. To fight for free trade. To remind, indeed to educate our citizens about the facts of economic life."

Article by David Cameron in the Mail on Sunday, 1 January 2006: "I don't believe in 'isms'. Words like communism, socialism, capitalism and republicanism all conjure up one image in my mind; extremism."

Well, I suppose that is a policy of sorts. After all it was John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) who said in his work, 'End of Laisez-Fair',: ''I think that capitalism wisely managed can probably be made more efficent for attaining economic ends than any alternative system yet in sight, but that in itself is in many ways extremely objectionable''.
Perhaps our Dave (the boy-king), should campaign for entrepreneurialism (once it has been explained to him). There are 4.3 million small businesses in the UK badly in need of political support, who will only become extreme if they remain truly ignored by politicians.

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