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Eco-State Control

'Discard the ideological trappings of neo-liberalism' | Andrew Dobson | Environment | guardian.co.uk

We need to discard the ideological trappings of an increasingly discredited neo-liberalism – such as the fetish of consumer choice, or the notion of the small state...An active eco-state will never be the whole answer to the epic challenge of climate change, but it surely forms a big part of it.

• Andrew Dobson is a professor of politics at Keele University

Let us guess what part in an active eco-state Andrew Dobson sees himself playing. Is it the night soil man ensuring that his students have productive allotments? No?

And people wonder why some are sceptical about the political background to climate science.

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On the contrary, we need to discard the ideological trappings of an increasingly discredited state socialism – such as the fetish of state-controlled education, or the notion of the large state...a small state will never be the whole answer to the epic challenge of corruption and tyranny, but it surely forms a big part of it.

It's good, at the start of a battle, to get a clear view of the enemy.

Oh my god.

A century of bloody murder, chicanery, misery and economic disaster associated with state socialism and control economies, compared to MASSIVE increases in health, wealth and ( yes) happiness brought on by liberalism and small governments.

People can still call for more socialism with a straight face, much less avoid getting lynched, or tarred and feathered, or committed to an asylum for the gently disturbed or mentally retarded?

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