Q: How many conservative economists does it take to change a light bulb?
A1: None. If the government would just leave it alone, it would screw itself
A2: None, because, look! It's getting brighter! It's definitely getting
A3: None, they're all waiting for the unseen hand of the market to correct
the lighting disequilibrium.
This is now a pretty old joke but it seems apt (especially A2) given George Osbourne's budget today.
The reality that this budget will leave our society and our world no better is of course no joke at all.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Budget: a joke
Labels: budget, capitalism, conservatism, George Osborne, reality, the coalition government, Tories
Bristolian and Knowle-person, I'm working in my community for economic wellbeing, social justice and environmental protection, something I've done since the early 1980's. I've been an Open University Associate Lecturer in Environment since 1999, having previously been a science teacher and before that a research and development technologist. I've founded a community sustainability group, campaigned as a green activist, contested many elections at local and national level, been a governor in two Bristol schools and worked closely with those aiming for a sustainable city in a sustainable world. Pleased to be an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA).