Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
The army of labour takes its casualties too
Horrible beyond belief. Coal miners still die every day, at rates higher than most soldiers in wartime, in a cause that is directly and immediately related to the comfort in which the rest of us live (Orwell was eloquent on this subject). They also get regularly banned from public-houses where they want pints of beer. Nor can a coal mine be used as an instrument of domestic repression or overseas aggression. In many ways, the kind of things that politicians regularly say about miners and their unions ought to be regarded with similar disgust to that which would be shown if anyone dared to talk of serving soldiers in the same way.
Edit: of course, this is not remotely inconsistent with hoping that the human race might one day advance sufficiently to put an end to both war and the digging of coal.
this item posted by the management 4/06/2010 11:05:00 AM