Global Communism Versus the Jungle? The Jungle Any Day! By James Reed

     As expected, the new class can see that the coronavirus pandemic is a conceptual and philosophical challenge to the ideology of open borders, since sane countries are doing exactly the opposite, and closing up. Hence, their need to turn up the heat and push the globalist, we-are-all-in-this-together, bs line:
  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/opinion/sunday/corona-virus-usa.html

“Forget isolationism. One thing the current moment shows is the folly of presuming that viruses will respect borders — that they can be kept out by walls or wrangled into submission with good intentions. They cannot. Restricting and rescinding foreign health and development aid, pulling global health workers from outbreak zones abroad and undermining health care at home makes Americans more vulnerable to threats like Covid-19.
The best strategy for thwarting this epidemic, and for preventing the next, is to help other nations — wherever they are — fight humanity’s common enemy over there before we have to fight it over here.”

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The Trillion Dollar Mistake of Open Borders By Paul Walker

     Everything has an economic cost, even if there are benefits: this is known as opportunity costs, or cost foregone. So, what are the costs of open borders?
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/open-borders-are-trillion-dollar-mistake

“As I first read Bryan Caplan’s “Open Borders Are a Trillion-Dollar Idea” in Foreign Policy, besides disbelief, my thoughts were that this person must not get out much or must not read much. A quote from writer Upton Sinclair came to mind as well: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” What is Just? “Open borders are not only just but the most promising shortcut to global prosperity,” writes Caplan. This raises the question of who determines what “just” is? Just is not a defined term that someone can easily review (as Caplan seems to imply) and determine whether a particular policy is just or unjust. In fact, each individual probably has a different definition of what just is. But in the United States, I believe the vast majority of citizens see Open Borders as a totally unjust policy. It is unjust because it is generally accepted that the population of a country has entered into a social contract with the leaders and government of a country. Under this contract, the population will follow the rule of law, and the government will pass and enforce policies that have beneficial impact upon the population of the country. There is no social contract between the leaders and government of one country and people who live in another country. As an example from across the pond, the new Italian government recently released figures showing that the state will allocate €50 million next year, €200 million in 2021 and €300 million in 2022 to the Disability and Self-Reliance Fund of Italy. Some 2 million disabled in Italy rely on these state benefits, which work out to just 54 cents per day in welfare – insufficient for even a subsistence diet. In contrast, Italy is providing migrants €20 euros a day. Most Italians are likely to see this policy as unjust. Similar per capita spending differentials exist in funds furnished to needy citizens and migrants in the United States. That is also unjust! What Missed Opportunity?

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The Great Unravelling By Paul Walker

     Informed thinkers feel in their water, as my father used to say when he was certain of something, that things are falling apart, certainly culturally, and also economically. The so-called victories of the Left, since the 1960s cultural revolution, have systematically undermined social capital. Here is Charles Hugh Smith, whom I am sure none of us here have heard of, on the falling apart of everything:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/political-and-social-conflict-accelerating-heres-why

“Here's the core self-reinforcing dynamic in my view:

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Dealing with Turkey By Richard Miller

     Something just has to be done about Turkey. Just over one hundred years ago, there would have been a war over this; they would not continue to get away with such slaps in the face:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/08/reports-turkish-police-use-drones-to-organise-tear-gas-attacks-on-greek-border-guards/

“Turkish police used drones to organise attacks against Greek security forces tasked with protecting the nation’s borders from thousands of migrants attempting to illegally cross into the country, according to reports. On Friday, Greek security forces were bombarded with smoke bombs and tear gas fired from the Turkish side of the border at the Kastanies checkpoint on the Evros river. It is now alleged that Turkish police used drones to co-ordinate the onslaught upon Greek security forces. During the attack, members of the Turkish police force were seen handing out wire cutters to migrants to help them cut through the border fence separating the two countries, according to the Greek Reporter. The escalation in violence at the border follows the decision by the Islamist president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to “open the gates” to migrants attempting to enter Europe. The move is widely seen as a retaliation for Europe insufficiently backing his invasion of northern Syria to crush Kurdish forces and prop up jihadist rebels in Idlib. The decision by Erdogan abrogtated the 2016 agreement between Turkey and the European Union, which required Turkey halt the flow of migration into the EU in return for billions of euros in aid.”

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Joe Biden and the Wages of Senility By Charles Taylor

     Wow, oh wow. Joe Biden who is set to challenge Trump for the presidency, and will have his finger on the nuclear button, is so senile that he forgets his own name, and recently said that Americans can only re-elect Donald Trump: "...We cannot get re-elected, we cannot win this re-election, excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump," Biden said.
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/confused-biden-calls-himself-obiden-bama-says-we-can-only-re-elect-donald-trump

     I always thought the senile Ronny Reagan was the perfect dupe for the Deep State, but Biden will be the ultimate rubber stamp, doing whatever they want, even before they want it. Maybe nuclear annihilation is not so bad, compared to a world of Biden doing their bidding.
  https://videos.whatfinger.com/2020/03/08/the-democratic-partys-collapse-has-become-sad-democrats-request-biden-can-sit-down-at-next-debate/

Is Africa Now a Part of China? By James Reed

     While many of us are concerned about the buy ups by China of Australia’s crucial assets, and the treason of the political class in allowing this to occur, Australia is only one country being bought up. Africa is well on the way to becoming part of China, in a new colonialism:
  https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2018/08/04/china-is-treating-africa-the-same-way-european-colonists-did/#3959fc38298b

“Chinese corporations are all over Africa.  In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa. What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That's a highly controversial issue. The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the people and take their resources. It’s the same thing European colonists did during mercantile times, except worse. The Chinese corporations are trying to turn Africa into another Chinese continent. They are squeezing Africa for everything it is worth. This is the view several African politicians have. The Zambian politician Michael Sata was one of them. At least he was before being elected President of Zambia in 2011. He wrote a paper presented to Harvard University in 2007 that said “European colonial exploitation in comparison to Chinese exploitation appears benign, because even though the commercial exploitation was just as bad, the colonial agents also invested in social and economic infrastructure services Chinese investment, on the other hand, is focused on taking out of Africa as much as can be taken out, without any regard to the welfare of the local people.” (quoted in Scott D. Taylor's "The Nature of Chinese Capital in Africa, Current History, May 2018, p. 197) Sata's bold position got some support by a deadly blast at an explosives factory partly owned by the Chinese state killing 50 Zambian workers.

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The Great Australian Fire Sale: Treason Unlimited By James Reed

     I don’t particularly like much at the Affirmative Right site, since much of their time is spent attacking so-called false doctrines of the Right, when the Left is basically carpet-bombing Western civilisation. Too much personality issues for my taste. But, there are some truly excellent pieces that appear there once in a while, so with everything, we take what is useful and discard the rest, as martial arts great Bruce Lee said (John Steele, a Bruce Lee fan told me this.) And, I am a fan of Australian right film maker Richard Wolstencroft, who in his latest Report from Tiger Mountain tackles one question that also preoccupies me, the way the Australian government is allowing China to buy up the whole place. You would think that we are controlled by traitors, who have an alliance with a foreign, hostile power, or as Richard says, are simply “spies.” And, he drops a few names too, but here we are legally ultra-cautious, and don’t.
  https://affirmativeright.blogspot.com/2020/03/report-from-tiger-mountain-24-chinese.html

     Anyway, the way things are, we are soon not going to have local milk, or even baby food, and that is supposed to be sound globalist economics:
  https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/frydenberg-gives-chinese-1-5b-bid-for-bellamy-s-the-green-light-20191115-p53aus.html
  https://www.michaelwest.com.au/bellamys-1-43-billion-price-tag-doesnt-equal-an-australian-icon/
  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-28/consumers-angered-by-farmers-union-iced-coffee-takeover/11744626

I Want to be a Lollipop Worker Too! (Sex Change if Necessary!) By Uncle Len, the All-Day Sucker

     Well, well, well, just look at this and weep:
  https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/queensland-government-plan-could-see-lollipop-workers-earn-180k/news-story/743bf6ee6d3df10ef980ce0edd0cbcdd

“A new Queensland Government plan could reportedly see lollipop workers earn close to $180,000 a year. The massive wage would apply to jobs on regional construction projects under minimum conditions being considered by the Labor Government. The Government is trialling minimum requirements for major state-funded projects, similar to a Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union’s industry agreement. It will force builders to ensure subcontractors apply the rates, but builders claim the move will drive up costs by at least 30 per cent. They also say it will put principal contractors at risk of breaching workplace laws on adverse action and coercion in relation to subcontractors. The requirements would apply to projects worth more than $100 million, the first understood to be the $130 million expansion of the Cairns Convention Centre. The project’s 122 pages of minimum conditions, sent out to tenderers in October, include five per cent annual pay increases, requirements to pay weekend hours at overtime rates of 200 per cent and 12 per cent superannuation contributions, according to the Australian Financial Review. Under the plan carpenters would earn $198,000 a year on a 46-hour week and traffic controllers about $178,000, according to calculations from the Master Builders Association.”

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The Doom Loop By Chris Knight

     There is a new book out by New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat, The Decadent Society, that should be mentioned, then dismissed without buying or reading its fine print, because, in a decadent post-truth society, that is how we intellectually treat our opponents, mention and dismissal, with no serious study, because there is nothing more to seriously study anymore:
  https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/2/28/21137971/the-decadent-society-ross-douthat-book

“Is Trump a symptom or a disease? And if he’s a symptom, what’s the underlying sickness? Decadence is one possible answer. This is very close to the argument New York Times columnist Ross Douthat makes in his new book, The Decadent Society. According to Douthat, the US — and really the entire Western world — is stuck in a kind of cultural doom loop. In many ways, Douthat says, we’ve become victims of our own success and are now locked in a state of malaise, in which our culture and politics feel exhausted. Douthat’s definition of a “decadent society” is that we’re trapped in a stale system that keeps spinning in place, reproducing the same arguments and frustrations over and over again. Trump’s election is simultaneously a sign that a lot of people were desperate for something different and a reflection of the shallow and frivolous culture that spawned him. Douthat is a conservative, and so there’s a temptation to treat this book as a reactionary screed, or an angry protest against the modern condition. But I think it’s much more than that, although at times it does lapse into some familiar tropes. He puts his fingers on something real, something a lot of people feel on the left and the right, namely a belief that the status quo is broken and needs a reboot. I spoke to Douthat by phone about the story he wanted to tell in this book, why our dysfunctional politics is a sign of a much deeper problem, if his book is — deep down — an indictment of liberal capitalism, and if he sees any way out of the decadence he diagnoses. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.

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Universities: An Existential Threat By James Reed

     Liberal academics constantly proclaim that conservatives of all shapes and sizes, are threats, that must be dealt with. There are examples of this every day. And, acts of violence continue against conservatives on campus, especially the US. Australia does not seem to have any conservatives on campuses, having culled them all out so that the Great Replacement can proceed uncontested, at least intellectually:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/28/rutgers-prof-conservative-media-and-gop-are-existential-threats-to-usa/
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/28/rap-sheet-117-acts-of-violence-and-harassment-against-conservatives-on-campus/

     It is thus ironic that the Left are concerned about Humanities on universities being regarded as the new enemies within. Here is something on this in the British scene from a Left newspaper:
  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/28/humanities-british-government-culture

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Hey!… Want to Buy a Cheap Heart, Liver, Kidney …? By James Reed

     Some from the Left say that claims of China harvesting organs, is false news, racism, bad, bad, bad. But what about claims made of this by the Chinese themselves? Is that auto-racism? Shouldn’t white lefties just explode?
  https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/03/03/tribunal-chinas-live-harvesting-political-prisoner-organs-continues-day/

“The China Tribunal, an independent legal entity created to investigate decades of reports of China selling organs cut out of living political prisoners, concluded in its report published this week that live organ harvesting “continues to this day.” The China Tribunal’s report follows months of investigations, including testimony from experts and first-hand accounts from former political prisoners, and compiles hundreds of pages of evidence that the Chinese Communist Party has a stable of people it can kill on demand to sell their organs to high bidders on the black market. Those most vulnerable to having their kidneys, livers, hearts, and other organs cut out of them without anesthesia, as some testified occurred, are Falun Gong practitioners, though ample evidence also exists that Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China’s western concentration camps are also being routinely tested in a way consistent with medical testing for organ donation. Christians and other religious minorities in prison for their faith reported face similar testing. The report also found ample evidence of torture and murder of political prisoners and ethnic minorities. Those in the concentration camps in Xinjiang, where most of the nation’s Uyghur population is located, testified to being electrocuted, beaten, forced into sleep deprivation, and witnessed rape and murder.

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Could the Coronavirus be a Ploy to Bring in the Cashless Society? By James Reed

     I have been reading Brian Simpson’s take on the coronavirus issue, and disturbances produced by the crisis. What have the elites to benefit from it? Where is the conspiracy? Well, dirty bank notes, which are all bank notes supposedly can carry the bug:
  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/02/exclusive-dirty-banknotes-may-spreading-coronavirus-world-health/?utm_content=telegraph&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2li9tCpeSrNq_F89BCc_iioGyaormfwZ8xhnar60BJWwQkg8C55laC_6o#Echobox=1583183632

“Banknotes may be spreading the new coronavirus so people should try to use contactless payments instead, the World Health Organization has said. Customers should wash their hands after touching banknotes because infectious Covid-19 may cling to the surface for a number of days, the UN agency said on Monday night. To prevent the spread of the disease, people should use contactless technology where possible, a spokesperson added. The Bank of England has acknowledged that banknotes "can carry bacteria or viruses" and urged people to wash their hands regularly.”

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Will There be Australian Dairy Industry (Or Anything Else) in the Future? By James Reed

     Another day, one more Chinese buy up, this time a whole lot of iconic former Australian dairy names:
  https://amp.9news.com.au/article/bc9afd4a-04a7-4fb6-8214-72662b04654a

“The ACCC has cleared the way for China Mengniu Dairy to lap up Lion's Dairy and Drinks portfolio, which includes the Dairy Farmers, Pura milk, Dare and Farmers Union iced coffee brands. The competition watchdog says Mengniu's $600 million proposal to acquire Lion's raw milk processing facilities in Australia will not substantially lessen competition in the Gippsland region, where Mengniu already has a presence due to a partial ownership of Burra Foods. ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh says while Burra and Lion D&D compete for raw milk, they are not close competitors. "Our investigations concluded that dairy farmers are unlikely to switch between the two," Mr Keogh said today. The ACCC also considered a combined Mengniu-Lion D&D would continue to be constrained by giants Saputo and Fonterra in the region, as well as a number of smaller raw milk processors. The deal still needs Foreign Investment Review Board approval.”

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Coronavirus: Economy vs Nature: Biology Bites Back By Brian Simpson

     This situation with the coronavirus is very different from the climate change scam, where the political element is clear on the face of it; that is, one can see a globalist anti-Western agenda. Coronavirus is more complex. As the articles which I have assembled below show, the virus continues to spread throughout the world, with a steep rise in cases in South Korea, Japan and Italy. It is no longer, just China’s problem, and the so-called racial realists who thought that there would be no white deaths have been proven wrong.
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/fda-announces-plan-speed-coronavirus-testing-south-korea-reports-huge-jump-new-cases
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/29/coronavirus-in-italy-over-1100-now-infected-29-dead/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=todays_hottest_stories&utm_campaign=20200229
  http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2020/02/27/coronavirus-goes-from-bad-to-worse/
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/nightmare-londons-worst-case-plan-coronavirus-includes-giant-morgue-hyde-park
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/serious-virus-hunter-who-discovered-ebola-discusses-worst-case-scenario-coronavirus

“As the coronavirus becomes the all-consuming news story of the moment, the Financial Times decided to invite an extremely apropos guest for this weekend's "Lunch with the FT". That guest is: Belgian scientist Peter Piot, the "Mick Jagger of Microbes", best known for discovering the Ebola virus. Obviously well-qualified, how does Piot feel about COVID-19? He didn't mince words: "This is serious." "I’m not the scaremongering type," he says. "But I think this is serious in the sense that we can’t afford not to consider it as a serious threat." "It could be that, indeed, it’s going to be over in a few months," he continues, crunching into a tempura-covered sage leaf. "But just take the counterfactual. We say, ‘OK, it’s fine and we don’t do anything.’ I bet that we would already have had far more cases in Singapore, the UK, Germany. Let’s not forget, we are already well over 1,000 deaths. That’s not a detail." The interview took place on Feb. 13, which means that since Piot made these comments, 1,500 more people have died, and serious outbreaks have emerged in Iran, South Korea and Italy. Saudi Arabia has halted pilgrimages to Mecca, and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has asked all schools in the country to close.”

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The Scary News from Japan … and Australia By Brian Simpson

     I admire the Japanese, not in the cringing way places like American Renaissance does (they are so much smarter than us), but with respect as a highly capable society. Thus, if Japan is onto something, just as if Israel was, it would be foolish not to look and learn. Consider Japan’s present response to the coronavirus pandemic, and yes, it is now universally admitted to be a pandemic now:
  https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/02/27/japan-to-close-schools-nationwide-in-bid-to-contain-coronavirus/

“Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo ordered the closure of all elementary, middle and high schools on Thursday until the beginning of the country’s spring holidays in late March in a bid to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. The measure, which will cost the Japanese economy billions of dollars, will impact 12.8 million students at nearly 35,000 schools nationwide, according to the country’s education ministry. The drastic measure comes amid rapidly growing concern about the spread of the virus across Japan and other parts of Asia, as the number of untraceable cases of the virus continues to rise. Japan now has around 900 cases, including more than 700 from a quarantined cruise ship. At least eight deaths have been confirmed. “Efforts have been made to prevent the spread of infection among children in each region, and these one or two weeks will be an extremely critical period,” Abe told a meeting of key Cabinet ministers on Thursday. “The government attaches the top priority to the health and safety of children, among others.”

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Brett Stevens on Hairy Harvey Weinstein By Charles Taylor

     After his jail sentence being delivered by the court, old Harvey was admitted to hospital with chest pains, maybe a heart attack coming. Who would not get chest pains from all that Me-tooism! On this Brett Stevens sums it up in his admirably brutal, concise style:

“Egalitarian systems favor victims because they, at the left side of the bell curve, are those to whom benefits flow from those on the right side. As a result, we have elevated victims to special status because they are the new elite. In my view, Harvey Weinstein did not have any victims; he had dupes, or mooks who played the game to get ahead in Hollywood and then lost. They knew that Hollywood, which makes its money by attention …  has long had a tradition of producers and investors treating its women like prostitutes. They took the gamble: offer sex in exchange for getting ahead in the industry. For some, this did not work out, since they did not have whatever mix of talent, charisma, dedication, and luck is required to become a big name. They faced an ugly choice between admitting failure and scapegoating someone else, and now they get their fifteen minutes in the sun. I doubt anyone cares that Harvey Weinstein is off the streets, since he has already made money for the people who matter, or that any of his remaining wealth will be siphoned off to these … victims. However, the trend toward victimhood shows us a dying civilization where no one believes in its future and everyone is trying to scrabble for enough money to escape.”

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Australia Sensible on Climate Change Nonsense By James Reed

     It is good to see that the Feds are putting mining and jobs ahead of so-called climate change international obligations, and globalist bs like that:
  https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2020/02/24/australia-refuses-to-risk-mining-jobs-economy-in-pursuit-of-u-n-climate-targets/

“Australia’s conservative coalition government will put jobs and the economy ahead of any U.N. demands for it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,  Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Sunday. Cormann said Australia’s government will work to set new long-term plans addressing greenhouse gas emissions ahead of yet another global climate summit in Glasgow year, however it won’t pursue any net-zero emissions policies that hurt workers in key economic areas. “If we make the wrong decisions, not only would we be harming the Australian economy, harming Australian workers, we would also be harming the global environment,” Cormann said in an interview on local outlet Sky News. “Imposing a target in Australia that ultimately just shifts emissions to other parts of the world where emissions will be higher for the same level of economic output doesn’t help solve the problem that we’re wanting to solve, and just imposes a sacrifice on people here in Australia for no environmental benefit whatsoever.”

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Camus on Replacism By Richard Miller

     Here is French intellectual Renaud Camus writing on the Great Replacement, and the theme that immigration to France is an invasion – which got him a two-month suspended jail sentence:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/french-intellectual-sentenced-2-months-jail-after-calling-mass-immigration-invasion

    Disclaimer: we at this site do not necessarily agree with everything said here in Camus’s article, but merely report the items said, since it is a matter of public interest; that is what journalism is about, covering the news in the public interest:
  https://www.cnre.eu/en/appeal-of-colombey

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London is Off-Limits By Richard Miller

     When I first read the headline that London was off-limits, I thought that this related to the wave of crime and knife attacks, and the white flight that has made once merry, London, majority non-white. But, it is way more complex than just a racial apocalypse angle, and involves our “friends” the elites:
  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-inequality-social-mobility-sutton-trust-meritocracy-unpaid-internships-privilege-a9295986.html

“London has cemented itself as the UK’s “elite epicentre” since the 1980s and has become increasingly off-limits to those from less privileged backgrounds, an extensive study suggests. The “Dick Whittington vision” of moving to the capital to make one’s fortune is largely a myth, the Sutton Trust’s report found. The skyrocketing cost of living in London means those from privileged backgrounds are the most able to migrate there and take advantage of the most sought-after career opportunities, researchers concluded, finding three quarters of those who move to London for elite jobs are already advantaged. Furthermore, the analysis of census-based data suggested the vast majority of the most socially-mobile people born between 1965 and 1981 had never made a long-distance move, choosing instead to remain close to home and benefit from the growing spread of professional jobs across the country. However, social mobility appears to be decreasing, with the number of men rising to professional and managerial classes from the lowest occupational classes declining from 20 per cent in those born between 1955 and 1961, to 12 per cent in those born two decades later. To combat this rising inequality, the report recommends abolishing unpaid internships, increasing the number of degree-level apprenticeships on offer as an alternative to university, and incentivising state schools to concentrate more on life skills like public speaking, self-control and motivation techniques within their curriculums. “London is essentially off-limits to ambitious people from poorer backgrounds who grow up outside the capital,” said Sutton Trust founder, Sir Peter Lampl. “That means that boosting London is not going to have much impact on making things fairer for anyone other than those already living there. “In spite of the dominance of London, over two thirds of the socially mobile have never made a long-term move. It’s crucial that the new Conservative government implements its policy of creating more opportunities across the country so that talented people can benefit from them wherever they live.”

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Soros in Davos By Charles Taylor

     Trump was in Davos, giving a soft nationalist speech, which is better than nothing. But Georgie boy was there too, to counter him at every corner, as he does in his 24/7 job:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/23/george-soros-in-davos-2020-election-will-determine-fate-of-the-world/

“Left-wing billionaire George Soros on Thursday reportedly warned that the 2020 election will determine the “fate of the world” and lashed out at President Donald Trump during a private dinner event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Soros, the 89-year-old founder of the progressive advocacy organization Open Society Foundations, accused the president of being a “con man” and a “narcissist” who wants the world to “revolve around him,” according to CNBC. “When his fantasy of becoming president became a reality,” his ego swelled, Soros said, adding: “This has turned his narcissism into a malignant disease.” Soros, who has yet to endorse a 2020 Democrat candidate, then said that this year’s election will decide the “fate of the world,” CNBC reports. In October, the billionaire argued White House contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the “most qualified to be president,” but stopped short of formally throwing his support behind her. This, of course, is not the first time the hedge fund manager has taken aim at President Trump at the World Economic Forum. Last year, Soros criticized the president’s negotiating style against China, which culminated in the signing of a phase one trade agreement last Wednesday. “Regrettably, President Trump seems to be following a different course: Make concessions to China and declare victory while renewing his attacks on U.S. allies,” Soros said at the time.

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