Look At The System...
"For a fair and sustainable global society"
About basic politics, by Ed McDonnell
A bit about the free downloads below:
People take the basics - how we all relate to
each other in 'the System', in Business, Jobs
and Politics - for granted. They see it as just
how society is.
This obscures the fact that politicians don't
run our world. Business people do. In and as
businesses, they organise and act together,
and control trade, work, and the economy.
They are a class and represent themselves
in politics with conservative parties, press
and broadcast media.
We - the great majority, 'ordinary' people -
let them dominate us, ideologically and practically.
We are badly under-organised and represent
ourselves weakly in work and in politics.
We exaggerate insubstantial 'identities' when
we should base our politics on the basics -
how people actually relate to each other
in Business, Trade, 'the Economy' and Jobs.
Tackling the issues - Security, Fairness,
Equality, Opportunity, Income, Wealth,
Poverty, Taxes and Public Services,
Climate Change, Benefits, and the rest,
is easier when you understand the basics.
Look At The System explains them, relating it all
to everyday experience, in everyday language.
the first free download, will help you
discuss all this with other people.
BREXIT NOTE FOR UK READERS:
These works cover the persisting
basic relationships, not current issues.
But a short paper, below, covers Brexit.
‘It’s no good just blaming foreigners’.
Two Key Free Downloads:
(click on the red .pdf links)
1. A Ten Minute Read.pdf v.2019.44
Read at least this basic framework for
thinking and talking about politics.
2. Look At The System.pdf v.2019.6
The whole book, optimised for e-reading.
You can buy it printed and posted,
£6.99 plus postage, from Lulu, click on
(You don’t commit to buy
until after you get to Lulu
and do the usual things)
Short, also Free, Taster downloads
(all included in the book)
... a chart showing
how we relate in politics
… a chart showing people’s right
to organize as workers
… a chart showing how
we make all that wealth
… that’s all nations are
… there is no ‘middle’ class
... tax, spending and competence myths
… blame the business class,
An extract from the full book
144 pages, v. 2019.4
Buy it from Lulu by print-on-demand,
£3.99 plus postage,
(its own website is
Author - Ed McDonnell, active in politics
and union organisation for fifty years,
retired Lecturer in Trade Union Education.
Review - the late Tony Benn,
socialist politician -
‘a great book to explain the essentials
and I hope is widely read’
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