Friday 18 August 2017

Ruairi Quinn is right, capitalism has become amoral and must be managed

Politicians here should not ignore the public appetite for authenticity, conviction and genuine political debate, writes Jody Corcoran

Leon Trotsky: The task of communism was to produce an ‘improved version’ of man
Leon Trotsky: The task of communism was to produce an ‘improved version’ of man
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

If I were on Facebook, I would have expressed "empathy" with Ruairi Quinn last week, if Facebook allowed the expression of empathy, which it is currently working on as part of a dastardly plan which threatens to displace all humanity.

But as an avowed Luddite, I am not on Facebook, nor any other form of social media, save for accidentally reactivating a LinkedIn account recently.

Ruairi Quinn declared himself to be a "re-unreconstructed" socialist at the Labour Party think-in in Wicklow, before saying that the great thing about socialists - and social democrats - was that they did not believe in capitalism.

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