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The Establishment by Owen   Jones
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The Establishment... Everyone knows what you mean when you talk about it, but do you actually know what it is?

Sometimes though to be the aristocracy, or the political elite, in this book Jones aims to shine a bright light into the dark recesses of this shady group of people that run or control the country. Under that light we find politicians, peers of the realm, as you would expect but standing alongside them, looking shifty, are newspaper magnates, business leaders, the police, the oligarchs and civil servants. All of these groups subscribe to the neo-liberal, free market thinking that advocates the rolling back of the state, the reduction of the tax burden, control over the people and dissent, whilst doing everything to avoid paying their dues to society.

I am not going to say much about the contents of this book, as I think that you need to read it and make your own mind up, in particular if you:

Vote

Pay tax

Care about this country

More importantly, when you have read it, do something about it.
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Reading Progress

September 13, 2014 – Shelved
September 13, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
September 16, 2015 – Started Reading
September 16, 2015 –
page 67
18.72%
September 17, 2015 –
page 172
48.04%
September 18, 2015 –
page 270
75.42% "Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!1"
September 18, 2015 – Shelved as: books-read-2015
September 18, 2015 – Finished Reading

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